Vanguard: Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

Linking to ABC Wednesday: letter V
and The Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

plus Cool clicks Thursday

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Vanguard

Sentinels,

Still standing at attention;

Husks, holstering their ammo.

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Prose….For Halloween

According to Dictionary.reference.com:  the ordinary form of spoken or written language, 
without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse.
 
Participating in Inspire Me Monday
as well as ABC Wednesday Letter P
 
D’evilution
 
 
                                        A blob in need of ears…….grew some
                                         A head in need of eyes…..grew some
                                           A chin in need of teeth….grew some
                                          A neck in need of torso….grew some
                                        A chest in need of hair…… grew some
                                      A waist in need of guts………grew some
                                     A derriere in need of legs…….grew some
                                   A pair of legs in need of feet…. grew some
                                A set of feet in need of toes……..grew some
                            A mind in need of thoughts,
                                                 Gruesome!
 
 
And now to segue into hedge-apples, the brainy looking product of the Osage Orange Tree…
for more about hedge-apples: http://hedgeapple.com/

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This time of year you can find them along roadsides….get at least ten for your house!

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This one is on the back of my commode, but I usually place them in bowls hidden in the corners of all my rooms…

 

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See them hanging from the tree? 

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They will repel spiders for about 4 months.  Mice aren’t too keen on them either, so I  place one on each side of my garage door…The fresh green will turn brown and will become hard in the bowls.  
Toss them or compost them.

 

Nothin’ Serious

A shy little love song for your consideration♫
Sung by daughter Angela
Participating in ABC WEDNESDAY letter N…check out other N posts!

 I’m just a little bit in love with you

And I’m telling you it’s tweakin’ my heart,

Telling me to pay attention.

I won’t allow anything at all to happen.

 ~

 Just because you are a little on my mind

I can tell you that it’s nudgin’ my heart,

Causing just a small distraction.

I won’t allow anything at all to happen.

Foreign feelings are so appealing but

 

I’m tellin’ you I have everything under

my control, it’s nothin’ serious,

Nothin’ serious.

Just because I try to get close to

Steal a whiff of your skin, it’s nothin’ serious,

Nothin’ serious.

I am just a little bit in love with all you are

But I can keep it to myself and

Bother you not at all.

Nothin’ serious, nothin’ serious.

 I’m just a little bit in love with you

And I’m telling you it’s tweakin’ my heart,

Telling me to pay attention.

I won’t allow anything at all to happen.

I can’t ignore all your charm you seem to share

But I’m telling you it’s winning my heart,

I have made my own decision.

I won’t allow anything at all to happen.

Foreign feelings are so appealing but

I’m tellin’ you I have everything under

my control, it’s nothin’ serious,

Nothin’ serious.

There’s little bits of you lodging in my brain

But I say again it’s nothin’ serious,

Nothin’ serious.

 ~

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Motivations

 
Another instrumental…
a bit on the murky side since the beat over shadows the lyric lines, but hopefully you get the idea♫♪
 
For ABC WEDNESDAY letter M
 
 
Motivations, motivations.
 
You
need to examine your ideals
And motivations.
Do you
want a wife to your share your meals
and shoulder your financial deals?
 
Do you
See me as your obligation?
For motivation?
Am I
Some sort of duty to fulfill
Or are your feelings for me real?
 
Chorus:
Here’s the thing
I’m in the program.
I can see that it’s true.
I like who I am when I’m around you.
I’m convinced by your clean slate eyes,
(Motivations)
Love is the reason that I’m in your life.
 
Maybe
You like to have me ‘round for fun~
Your motivation.
My
Past does not seem to interfere
With your intentions that is clear.
 
Chorus
Motivations
Chorus (2X)
 
 
 

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Light House

Light House

Recently visited the Montauk, NY Light House which inspired me photographically as well as poetically.I’m rather please with my results♫What metaphors might you see in this piece?I used the charcoal sketch effect from Big Huge Labs, the FX selection.

Joining in with ABC Wednesday letter L
Alphabe-Thursday letter T for TALL
and Saturday Snapshot
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                                                                                                                dark
                                                                                    bright…
                                    Bright…
                             dark…                                  Bright…
                                         bright…
.                                                       Bright…
                                                                           Bright
                                                            Bright…      Bright…      bright…     dark
Sturdy souls
Circular stairs
Watch tower power.
Warning/ beckoning
Treacherous shoals
Solitary life is led.
Equipment tending
Life saving, sending
Distress calls, attending
Battered men.
Foggy evenings
Mournful soundings
Crashing waves upon the shore.
How lightly can one tread?
How long for words unsaid?
Humming motor, constant thread
The Light House stands immobile.
Historical monument, beacon of the moment
A Tall, House of Light…
Spiking the dark with Good News that Christ pierces the night.
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I am Left

A meditative instrumental…
I tried to be ‘creative’ in my display of the lyrics….♫♪ Hit the ‘like’ above the header if you care to.
Check out other blogs featuring the letter I at ABC WEdnesday
 

                                               

                                                       You’ve witnessed sorrow

                                                          You’ve been deceived

                                                       You’ve been kicked down low

                                                        You’ve been misperceived

 

But I am left

I’m left of your heart

Left of your soul

Left of new starts

 

                                                               Just reach out

                                                                    Knock

                                                           Knock at my soul

                                                        Knock right into me

                                                           and begin a new role

                                                                           ~

                                                   Look up from that deep well

                                                           You are trapped in

                                                      Hope’s coming to dwell

                                                        Give it an opening

 

Cause I am left

I’m left of your heart

Left of your soul

Left of  new starts

 

                                                           Just reach out

                                                                Knock

                                                        Knock at my soul

                                                       Knock right into me

                                                       and begin a new role

 

                                                 You say “what’s the point?”

                                               Why continue this charade?

                                       That’s the way I am, the way I am bent

                                         Can’t turn my lemons into lemonade

                                                                           ~

                                                                            ~

But you are left

You’re left of my heart

Left of my soul

Left of new starts

 

                                                            Just reach out

                                                                  Knock

                                                        Knock at my soul

                                                       Knock right into me

                                                       and begin a new role

~

Repeat…But you are left…

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Departure

Wasn’t sure I wanted to post such solemn lyrics, but with a lot of kids heading off to college, and just the general transition to the fall routine, I thought why not?  The instrumental is also a departure since it uses the computer generated chant sounds that also gives it a more serious tone. It is at the top of my song page list this week… I’ll let you judge how much of a downer it is, or just contemplative ♫♪
Departure
1. I lie awake at night thinking of my life.
I’m grateful you’ve been part of
My life.
Pills keep the pain stemmed but
Can’t keep the tears brimmed I know how this adds extra
Strife.
Refrain:
Departure can make one’s heart heavy.
I’ll pray that you’ll be strong and steady.
2. Just think of me going on some long journey
Where I’ll be content and be
happy.
I leave behind loved ones
My soul mates through sad times. Remember our glad times
With me.
Refrain
3. Reminisce after I have long departed
I know that you will not forget
Me.
You’ll get on with your life, adjusting past these times.
Now hold and hug me and
Love me.
Refrain
Your life will go beyond these tears.
I will be one with the universe.
 For hopefully more uplifting letter D entries try out these blogs found at  ABC WEDNESDAY