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Faded Feelings

I’m not one of those

Who would climb any mountain

Long after the romance is done.

When you said it was over,

My love faded like photos

Left to dry and curl in the dust.

My tears dripped in the river,

Merged into grey days,

And now my feelings are gone.

I can’t conjure them back up

With an abracadabra and

Reanimate them out of whole cloth.

You get only one chance;

It should be more than enough.

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Written for Thursday Inspiration 17

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© 2019 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Thursday Inspiration 17

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt post and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. If you’d like to share your writing with the community, please indulge me and tag your post with #p0eticlicense and/or #lightm0tifs, and of course link back if you wish. I will try to visit everyone who participates. 🙂

This week’s theme is faded and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Traces” from Classics IV in 1969:

Faded photographs, covered now with lines and creases
Tickets torn in half, memories in bits and pieces
Traces of love, long ago, that didn’t work out right
Traces of love

Thursday Inspiration

Photo found on Pixabay

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© 2019 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Laura’s Music Challenge 26

Music Challenge

Monday’s almost done, but we can still have some fun with Laura’s song challenge! Join in and copypasta these three easy rules on your blog with corresponding vids. Easy peasy! I tag you and you! 👍🏻

1. Post a video of a song about wickedness or evil.

2. Post a video of a song from an animated Disney movie.

3. Post a video of a song that is spooky.

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© 2019 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Carnival Man

Fair

You’re like a fair at night,

Neon lights on a sapphire sky,

Flaws hidden from sight.

You’re all music and ice cream

And dimes tossed in dishes,

Giant teddy bear wishes.

The pulse of this party

Makes fun seem forever,

But like a ride wristband

You number your kisses.

Next month you’ll be gone,

Packed up, and moved on.

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Written for Thursday Inspiration 16

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© 2019 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Melt

Melt

In the beginning

Every kiss

Was meltingly delicious;

Each moment spent together,

And the future glimpsed,

Glittered like treasure.

Then life got in the way

And love’s silvery magic

Faded to mundane grey,

Until it disappeared like mist.

It’s always like this–

I’ve never known different.

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Written for Thursday Inspiration 15

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© 2019 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Apple [flash 99]

Apple

Witch, they named her, shamed her, and banished her from the kingdom. It was the King’s plot, so he could wed another. From the forest people she learned of the wicked plague that would soon strike down all in the land, servant and noble child alike. The fairies saw the disgraced queen crying and gave her the magic antidote, hidden in an apple. She disguised herself as a beggar and traveled back to the castle, where she enticed her darling daughter to bite. The little healers took the girl away and kept her safe until the plague had passed.

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Written for the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge

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© 2019 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

PFF10: Rhode Island

Time

Welcome to my Friday Flashback! This post originally appeared here on August 8, 2012, 7 years and 1 day ago. In case you don’t click through to the source comments, the professor/poet’s name was Laurence Lieberman. I got a lot of kickass support for my post then ~ yay writing peeps! 💖

Rhode Island

When I was 18 and just starting college in Illinois, I took a poetry class from a famous poet. I don’t recall his name just now, but he was impressive. For some reason that I didn’t really understand (and still don’t), poetry unlike other writing is supposed to be “real” — you’re not supposed to write about things that you haven’t experienced. At least that was the unspoken assumption then. But I hadn’t experienced anything.

A few months in we were to write about a place yada yada. Nothing inspired my creativity, so I decided to write about a fictional beach in Rhode Island. I had returned there, expecting something, but ended up feeling nothing, etc. People loved it, the professor thought it was good, too. Then another student pointed out there was a small flaw: I had screwed up the color of the water. She had actually been to Rhode Island beaches. Oh. At that point I said I had made it all up.

The students were shocked, and then applauded. The professor congratulated me and gave me an A. I don’t think it was an A-worthy poem. He just liked that I had the balls to fictionalize poetry, though I didn’t really think this was such a BFD.

Now that I’m back to writing “real fiction” as opposed to erotica (for the time being), I sometimes think to incorporate a few of my real experiences, in a highly disguised and fictionalized way, natch. But that writing turns out to be some of my worst almost without fail. When I make shit up out of whole cloth, it’s generally much better, especially if I know absolutely nothing of what I’m talking about.

And now there’s Google to look things up like the color of the ocean off Rhode Island to get the nitpickers off my back. 

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© 2019 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Thursday Inspiration 16

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt post and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. If you’d like to share your writing with the community, please indulge me and tag your post with #p0eticlicense and/or #lightm0tifs, and of course link back if you wish. I will try to visit everyone who participates. 🙂

This week’s theme is fair and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Scarborough Fair,” an old ballad most of us know from the Simon & Garfunkel version, but it has a fascinating history.

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
For once she was a true love of mine

Fair
Photo found on Pixabay

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© 2019 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Thursday Inspiration 15

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt post and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. If you’d like to share your writing with the community, please indulge me and tag your post with #p0eticlicense and/or #lightm0tifs, and of course link back if you wish. I will try to visit everyone who participates. 🙂

This week’s theme is melt and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “I Melt with You,” written and recorded by Modern English in 1982:

I’ll stop the world and melt with you 
You’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time 
There’s nothing you and I won’t do 
I’ll stop the world and melt with you

Thursday Inspiration

Photo found on Pixabay

PS: Watch for the return of the 3TC tonight at 10PM PST! 🎉

Friday Dance Cha Cha Cha

Hey hey! It’s time to kick back and relax with our favorite Friday tunes… and when the spirit moves you, get out there and cha cha cha like Larry!

I dedicate today’s specially selected song to Professor Longhair. 😻🎶❤️