Author Archives: okcForgottenMan

A Message From Judy: No Internet, No Electricity

Good evening to Judy’s blog readers & friends, this is ForgottenMan. Judy just called me. She’s been without internet and electricity at her house most of the day, and she asked me to post this for her to let y’all know she’s not ignoring anyone! She’ll update us when the electrons start flowing again.

Update 10/13/2021 5 am CDT: Judy’s internet & electric returned, at least for awhile.

Reblog: Singlish

Uno mas: the encore. Good morning, LifeLessons readers, OkcForgottenMan still here. Judy has completed her writers retreat and is planning on driving to the Pacific beach town of La Manzanilla today, so I’m extending my reblogging of some of her older poems. It’s been a fun gig for me as I have strolled back through her blog archive, wondering which to select. I’ll look forward to doing so again, when Judy feels the urge to wander.

My pick today is a delightfully imaginative ditty she posted in May, 2016. It’s called “Singlish“. I hope y’all enjoy, as always.

Reblog: Scar

Good evening, LifeLessons readers, OkcForgottenMan still here. Judy is winding down the last day of her writers retreat, and I’m here winding up reblogging some of her older poems. It’s been a fun gig for me as I have strolled back through her blog archive, wondering which to select. I’ll look forward to doing so again, when Judy feels the urge to wander.

My final pick today (and for this go-around?) is a shape poem from May, 2016. Let’s see how you like it. I do. It’s called “Scar“.

Reblog: Earned Solitude

Good evening, LifeLessons readers, OkcForgottenMan here yet again. Judy continues toiling in the final day her writers retreat in Colima, and I’m still here reblogging some of her older poems. It’s a fun gig for me as I stroll back through her blog archive, wondering which to select. I’ve done this before, and I’m looking at her posts from 2016 this go-around.

My second selection today (one more later? maybe.) is something a little different. It’s based on a NaPoWriMo prompt to write a poem to be told backwards! I think Judy did quite well. What do y’all think? The poem is titled “Earned Solitude“.

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Reblog: Jake

Good afternoon, LifeLessons readers, OkcForgottenMan here again. Judy is in the seventh – and final – day of her writers retreat, and I’m still here reblogging some of her older poems. It’s a fun gig for me as I stroll back through her blog archive, wondering which to select. I’ve done this before, and I’m looking at her posts from 2016 this go-around.

My first selection today (I hope to post more) is “Jake“, wherein she takes words rhyming with “Jake” to a whole new level. I hope y’all enjoy as much as I did when I first read it, and when I did again, just now.

Reblog: The Gawkey and Flaybottomist…

Good evening/night, LifeLessons readers, OkcForgottenMan still here. Judy continues toiling in her writers retreat, and I’m still here reblogging some of her older poems. It’s a fun gig for me as I stroll back through her blog archive, wondering which to select. I’ve done this before, and I’m looking at her posts from 2016 this go-around.

My final pick for today is a fun read (well, to me). It’s a response Judy wrote to a NaPoWriMo prompt. Just the title and accompanying photo should be enough to give you a smile and a reason to click on it. The title? The Gawkey and Flaybottomist—Who Should Have Stopped When First They KissedHave I got you hooked yet? Bet I do!

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Reblog: Thirteen Unfortunate Fortune Cookie Fortunes

Good afternoon again, LifeLessons readers, OkcForgottenMan here again. Judy continues toiling in her writers retreat in Colima, and I’m still here reblogging some of her older poems. It’s a fun gig for me as I stroll back through her blog archive, wondering which to select. I’ve done this before, and I’m looking at her posts from 2016 this go-around.

My second selection today (one more later) is a real change of pace. It’s “Thirteen Unfortunate Fortune Cookie Fortunes“, which Judy wrote to a NaPoWriMo prompt. I sure hope y’all are curious enough to click. Methinks you won’t be disappointed!

Reblog: Words After an Armistice

Good afternoon, LifeLessons readers, OkcForgottenMan here again. Judy is in the sixth day of her writers retreat in Colima, and I’m still here reblogging some of her older poems. It’s a fun gig for me as I stroll back through her blog archive, wondering which to select. I’ve done this before, and I’m looking at her posts from 2016 this go-around.

My first selection today (not sure I’ll post more – my day runneth over) is “Words After an Armistice“, which Judy posted in April, 2016. As always, I hope you enjoy.

Reblog: Hidden

Good evening, LifeLessons readers, OkcForgottenMan still here. Judy continues toiling in her writers retreat in Colima, and I’m still here reblogging some of her older poems. It’s a fun gig for me as I stroll back through her blog archive, wondering which to select. I’ve done this before, and I’m looking at her posts from 2016 this go-around.

My final pick for today is “Hidden“, from late March, 2016. I’ll let it introduce itself, and I hope y’all enjoy.

Reblog: Disparity

Good afternoon again, LifeLessons readers, OkcForgottenMan here again. Judy continues toiling in her writers retreat in Colima, and I’m still here reblogging some of her older poems. It’s a fun gig for me as I stroll back through her blog archive, wondering which to select. I’ve done this before, and I’m looking at her posts from 2016 this go-around.

My second selection today (one more later) is “Disparity“, a blogged poem about blogs. (And it includes a bonus photo spread.) As always, I hope y’all enjoy.