Thanks and beginning

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Each day is a hope
In every morning there is scope
When duties become tough
Early morning sun gives me strength
I feel blessed to start new day.

This post is in response to Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #9 – THANKS & BEGINNINGS.

Thanks reminds me of being blessed and for me beginning is a fresh start, I’ve used new for the word beginning here.

Zou and his family


Everyone consider

it a childish routine but

I love Zou’s cartoons

Family, Zou and his issues

In it, there is joy and glee.

Zou is a French animated series. Inspired by the books of Michel Gay,  Zou is a day-to-day life story of young zebra, his family and friends.

Early in the morning when I wake my sister up for school, while taking breakfast, we both love watching these cartoons. These days due to some settings when Disney channel is being closed by our service provider, I’m missing this routine.

This post is in response to Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #4 PASSION & CHEER by  Silver Threading.

I have used joy for passion and glee for cheer.

Syllables count: 5 7 5 7 7

Life moves on


Life is about moving forward

It seems tough, but it’s all about looking straight-forward.

Friends in life are strength

Energy, power and our force.


Motion is life, staying is death

Opening mind to opportunities is our test .

Vacate the center

Embrace the change

Success is in your range.


Open the window and welcome the light

Nature is one which requires your time.

Day 3: Acrostic Poem

You’re the captain of your ship


Today, father while talking to my younger sister about her studies advised her to remember that in no case person has any right to blame others for his failures in life.

These days when my sister is facing problems in her school, my father is busy in motivating her in her studies. I heard him saying that if you’re not succeeding then remember you’re doing something wrong, so instead of blaming others you must try to find faults in yourself.

While hearing conversation between father and my sister, I remember reading Gifted Hands, in the beginning of the book Sonya Carson, mother of Ben Carson, writes a letter in which she shares a poem named “Yourself to Blame” by Mayme White Miller. I like the message of this poem

If things go bad for you

And make you a bit ashamed,

Often you will find out that

You have yourself to blame…


Swiftly we ran to mischief

And then the bad luck came.

Why do we fault others?

We have ourselves to blame…


Whatever happens to us,

Here are the words to say,

“Had it not been for so-and-so

Things wouldn’t have gone that way.”


And if you’re short of friends,

I’ll tell you what to do

Make an examination,

You’ll find that fault’s in you…


You’re the captain of your ship,

So agree with the same

If you travel downward,

You have yourself to blame.

She further writes that remember this as you go through life. The person who has the most to do with what happens to you is you! You make the choices; you decide whether you’re going to give up or ante up when the going gets tough. Ultimately, it’s you who decides whether you will be a success or not, by doing what is legally necessary to get you where you want to go. You are the captain of your own ship.If you don’t succeed, you only have yourself to blame.