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Who will you discover? – A Poem.

I was pleased to meet Einstein and learn of his story
He started as a patents clerk, before finding his glory
He published his General Theory of Relativity
But it took a solar eclipse to remove the science communities negativity,

Next I found Curie, and her life’s situation
Poland limited females, with no access to higher education
Yet still she triumphed, graduating top of her class
Winning Two Nobel Prizes, Oh what a lass!

Then I met Tesla, what an interesting chap
Arrived in New York with just the clothes on his back
An alternating motor was his brilliant design
Despite Edison’s attempt to thwart this brilliant mind.

Benjamin Franklin ran away at just seventeen
With no formal education or financial means
His genius for business soon made him rich
Yet his passion for fellow man is what made him tick!

So how did I find all these geniuses indeed?
I went to the library and started to read.
Here you have access to the world’s greatest minds
Best of all, it won’t cost you a dime!


‘I hear people saying that football or rock ‘n’ roll is the escape for the working class. I was always thinking, ‘No, it’s not – the library is the escape.’ That’s where the tunnel is. You’ve access to the great brains of the world and it’s free.

– Sir Billy Connolly

Originally written in response to Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge (#WQWWC) hosted by Marsha Ingrao at Always Right.


Education can be one of life’s greatest gifts. Yet, we all learn by different ways and means and a standard exam cannot capture one’s intelligence, drive or brilliance. In fact, hands-on training can often be much more meaningful to an employer. I think there is a place for both in society. Equally, I love a success story, especially from an underdog and history has so many wonderful examples.

Take Care.

KL

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The Writer’s Conflict – Clash of the Quotes

The inspiration just won’t come
Surely I’m not the only one
Let’s turn to the greats for advice
There I should find something nice

A classic quote from Mr Thoreau
An essayist, poet and philosopher too
A Harvard College education
Plus much more I haven’t mentioned

So what’s his advice for me to do
“Write while the heat is in you”
My heat has cooled down indeed
Perhaps a break is what I need

But wait, a new quote, from Stephen King
A writer indeed above all things
His books are a favourite, his advice is a must
He is certainly a voice I would trust

So what’s his advice for me to do
I guess it’s something I already knew
“Just get up and go to work”
Get on with it, I think with a smirk

Fingers to keyboard I begin to type
The classic or conventional which is right
This is my creation, I’ll let you judge
But it was the King that provided me that nudge.

Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. Henry David Thoreau
Quote – Henry David Thoreau
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. Stephen King
Quote – Stephen King

Originally written in response to Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge (#WQWWC) now hosted by Marsha Ingrao at Always Right.

I often feel the devil and angel on my shoulders when it comes to writing. I have so many ideas but when I find decent time to write, they seem to escape me, I think that’s why I would lean towards Stephen King’s advice. Which quote do you feel more connected with?

KL

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Friendship Awaits

It was late and cold one starry night

I went to bed and turned on my light

I picked up teddy and snuggled in

Then reached for my book and let the story to begin


Welcome, he cried, the boy in blue

To the world of magic, here just for you.

He slowly reached out and took my hand

Then off we set into the magic land.


Dragons and pirates, gangsters and ghouls

Worst of all the dinner ladies from school!

We were the heroes in all the tales

The champions whom never failed


Despite the fun, I soon wanted home,

The boy in blue agreed it was time to go.

He brought me back to my room,

With the solemn promise – see you again soon.  


Originally written in response to Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge (#WQWWC) now hosted by Marsha Ingrao at Always Right. I had originally thought the theme this week was friendship but it’s open choice. I’ve decided to submit this anyway as I loved the quote.

Much Love
KL

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FICTION PROMPT – LONESOME

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini-story for a bit of fun. Todays mini-story is based on the theme of LONESOME.

The Lonesome Father by KL Caley

Short and sweet this one but I quite liked the twist.


What story will this week’s tiles have in store for you?
Have a go! Please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION
#poetrywordkit

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤


HOW TO PLAY:

  • Create a marvellous creation using the prompt word
  • Link back here so that I can read your marvellous works of art!

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FICTION PROMPT – GUEST

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini-story for a bit of fun. Todays mini-story is based on the theme of GUEST.

The Unjovial Guest by KL Caley

I think we’ve all been at parties we would rather not be at for one reason or another.

It’s always a worry of mine, that guests don’t have a good time. I think I overthink or over-worry about it. I try to make sure there is something for everyone. Even down to food, last year we had a small gathering for my little one, and I made the buffet including several vegan and vegetarian options (despite only knowing one guest was vegan), and a ton of baby/toddler safe foods to accommodate for the children (including a large bowl of babybells which I knew was a favourite of one particular party-goer – obviously they weren’t vegan). Maybe it’s my upbringing but it’s always nice to be nice and to have everyone feel involved and welcome were you can.


What story will this week’s tiles have in store for you?
Have a go! Please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION
#poetrywordkit

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤


HOW TO PLAY:

  • Create a marvellous creation using the prompt word
  • Link back here so that I can read your marvellous works of art!

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FICTION PROMPT – NEW

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini-story for a bit of fun. Todays mini-story is based on the theme of NEW.

The New Chapter by KL Caley

Sometimes in life you just need to start afresh. Job, partner, town, friendships. Whatever it is sometimes life just kicks you and the best thing for that individual to do is to break the cord and start again. This happened to me in the not so distant past. One of my closest friends really, really hurt me. I was pregnant at the time, incredibly ill, in and out of the hospital, fearing I would lose the baby, terrified in every sense of the word. There is an old saying that it is during your lowest moments you find out who your true friends are and it unfortunately that was true for me. I came out the other side, my baby and I both survived, but I was one friend down.

I realise my image above is about heartbreak but I can tell you, in all honesty I was heartbroken. To some extent I still am. I love my friends dearly and would go to the ends of the earth for them. With that friend, what we had felt like more than friendship, we were more like family, in fact closer than that. But as with all things in life, I take each day as it comes. I am happy and each day I find more and more joy with my new life and each day I find more and more peace with what has happened. Time is the healer.


What story will this week’s tiles have in store for you?
Have a go! Please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION
#poetrywordkit

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤


HOW TO PLAY:

  • Create a marvellous creation using the prompt word
  • Link back here so that I can read your marvellous works of art!

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FICTION PROMPT – WAITING

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini-story for a bit of fun. Todays mini-story is based on the theme of WAITING.

Awaiting the Sailor by KL Caley

I love to have a good daydream, especially at the seaside. I could stand and watch the waves for hours on end. There is something about getting lost watching that horizon that is so bewitching.


What story will this week’s tiles have in store for you?
Have a go! Please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION
#poetrywordkit

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤


HOW TO PLAY:

  • Create a marvellous creation using the prompt word
  • Link back here so that I can read your marvellous works of art!

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FICTION PROMPT – A CHILD’S VISION

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini-story for a bit of fun. Todays mini-story is based on the theme of childhood innocence.

I love to have a good daydream. I don’t stop and stare up at the clouds nearly as often as I probably should. Whilst working from home, when the weather is nice I have taken to having lunch outside. It really helps improve my mood and lift my spirit. I love seeing shapes in the clouds, that childhood past-time still holds something special to me.


What story will this week’s tiles have in store for you?
Have a go! Please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION
#poetrywordkit

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤

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FICTION PROMPT – FATHER

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini-story for a bit of fun. Todays mini-story is based on the theme of loss.

Memories are both our greatest gift and sometimes our biggest burden. My heart goes out to all those who have lost a parent, grandparent or sibling. Especially during the last 12 months with covid hindering so many crucial goodbyes. I always hope that some will find relief in the happy memories that they had together, and that with time, these become more memorable than the sad ones.


What story will this week’s tiles have in store for you?
Have a go! Please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION
#poetrywordkit

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤

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FICTION PROMPT – MOTHERHOOD

I am not a poetry writer but I do love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks found here (free):

http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Poet/kit

So I decided to make a mini story for a bit of fun. Todays mini story is based on the theme of Life.

I really enjoyed this one, it had a bit of a ghostly other worldly feel to it.

I love how words just jump out at you sometimes and you roll with it to see where it takes you.

Have a go, please link back any creations you make, I’d love to see them.

#TFI = TODAYS FICTION INSPIRATION
#poetrywordkit

Photo by Julissa Helmuth on Pexels.com

Take Care Everyone and Stay Safe.

Much Love,

KL ❤