Determination Is The Key

Usually being a beginner to the world of blogging, I bypass the daily prompts.

Today the suggested prompt word ‘harmonize’ sparked interest. It’s a word I’ve become used to hearing the past few months since resuming piano lessons two months ago.

Although away from the music instrumental world for a period of time, I returned with a passion fueled with desire to learn more and complete both of my Adult All-In-One Course Level 1 books.

Previously I had gone off course when I requested to learn certain artists’ tunes and of course I can’t forget those beautiful Christmas carols.

I chose without the instructor’s request to review the manual page by page starting with Page 1. This extra-curricular activity already paid off in the short term when this past week I mastered quite a difficult piece over a two-week period.

The instructor’s smile and input were a most heartwarming reward for all the effort I’d  put into self-discipline practice.

Harmony in piano is defined as playing notes together. It accompanies melody which is made up of notes played separately. I attained my goal to play both hands together in perfect harmony.

This senior citizen is quite pleased with herself and looking forward to the next challenge amidst the 30 pages shy of completion of that first level book.

In life one is never too old to learn.

Sudden Death

Totally unprepared
Lifetime void ahead

Unforeseen unfold
Sadness twofold

Immeasurable grief
Deprivation sleep

Documents time-stamped
Freedom transparent

Precarious solution
Bogus affirmation

Thoughtful wise
Choices criticize

Counteract emotional pain
Self-help lists ascertain

Benevolent smiles
Preparations worthwhile

Positivity emphasis
Current life's focus

Curveballs thrown attention
Access personal list collection

Love transplant
Selfless apparent

Spring flowers blossom
Thankful beauty awesome.

© 2018 June Quintin

Comfort Food

Lookin' forward weekend date night
Couple's suggestion gigantic pizza delight

Numerous delicious topping temptations found
Measurement fav' food pizza 32 inches round

Emotional mind momentarily slightly corrupt
Choices certain cause diners' waistlines swell up

Caloric deception. Sigh!

Worst case scenario moderation slices ignore
Stomach upset follow face acid reflux abhor

Remembrance younger days pizza 'n beer
Double dates full endless laughter 'n cheer

Never magical suggestion lose snail metabolism 
Steadfast replace exercise 'n healthy food regimen

Acceptance palatable pizza refrain overeat
Fav' comfort food date night's occasional treat.

© 2018 June Quintin

Nothing Hurts Quite Like Love

Genuine persona
Wallflower loner

Honesty portray
Catfish's prey

Profile contents read
Disappointment breed

Online date profile dispensaries
Similarity newspapers' obituaries

Feelings susceptible
Tides unpredictable

Categorize via debate
Relationship type validate

Framework needs 'n desires
Welcome mat possible liars 

Coffee dates or brunch
Possible meet o'er lunch

Assess authenticity
Quality love stability

Curious interaction scope
Positive validation hope

Potential commitment prone
Chosen comfort friend zone

Foretell love emotional level
Process fate 'n free will excel

Transitory, karmic or compromise
Three types of love in disguise

Couple's discovery soulful expression
Combo chemistry 'n best friends connection. 

© 2018 June Quintin 


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Random Thoughts

Necessity Poetry divergent tips
Writer's tool bag quick unzip

Desire unique poetic journey
Welcome wisdom n'er clock tyranny

Therapeutic fun-start hobby
Publish deluge pages rhyming poetry

Amidst life's trials 'n tribulations
Word association skills continue aspiration

Grammar school teacher's written words
Factual concern gain knowledge ears heard

This lifetime ne'er give up on your dreams
Today still see special words sewing seams

Knowledge is wisdom; wisdom is power
Print on paper absolute teacher's follower

Times sheer overwhelming frustration
Sat in chair front computer station

Thankful exercises creative writers share
Forward direction self-accountability stare

Appearance idea grab-bag description before thee
Scrolled up to discovery find distinct unique be.

© 2018 June Quintin

Quilted Wreath

Browsing through computer files
Beautiful quilted wreath pic create smile

Excellent spring project possible undertake
Fabric stash totes appearance shortly make

Colorful pastel prints fabric hues
Pinks, yellows, orchids, greens 'n blues

Sewing machine, Serger 'n quilting tools
Access YouTube instructions thankful cool

Indecisiveness task start pathway gal's mind
Mother Nature's forecast certain lack sunshine

Rain 'n gusty winds possible loss power
Best schedule wreath sew post 2nd Nor'easter

Retirement option 'whenever wish' idea twofold
No longer PT seamstress' deadlines lo 'n behold.

© 2018 June Quintin

Road of Ancestry

Social media crowded surplus newsfeed
Interesting informative articles chosen reads

Daily scroll abundance posts, pics 'n stories unfold
Eyes capture view medical article print quite bold

Recent times betwixt friends' conversations
Topical interests ancestry and reincarnation

Ages ago reserved city library genealogy room
Traced heritage through old books 'n micro-films

Satisfaction information discovery back then
Considered thyself combo Irish 'n French-Canadian

Yesterday's interesting read via computer screen
Ghastly true words stare versus nightmarish dream

Puzzling comprehend basics facts combo law genetics
Properties ancestors possess humans obvious inherits


Rh-negative blood type 'yes' DNA precise
An alien - a minority you may be in world's paradise

Theory those list blood category extraterrestrial origin
Spare audience factual content descendant's medical jargon

Conclusion Rh-negative still mystery to researchers
Aging capable create ET's wrinkled-look classic features.

© 2018 June Quintin

Lenten Season

Catholicism gal's chosen religion
First attempt membership age eleven

Tagged along friends' sign-up Catechism
Oops! Parent's signature requirement registration

Requested paperwork in hand return home
Met with answer 'no' found self standing alone

Residence two homes from beautiful church
Sunday dress-up certain attend religious worship 

Age eighteen full ambition study topic religion  
Official journey underway pathway promise heaven 

Five decades later confusion how individual proceed
Apparent now worldly Smorgasbord Catholics supersede

Forty days 'n nights comprise annual season Lent
Time sinners think thoughts 'bout actual process repent

Favorite country tune's popular lyrics ring true
Tell me why - tell me what supposed do feeling blue

Few understand scenarios faced 'n walked through
Compassion and empathy fellow men failure anew

Watched afar life built slowly fell apart
Wonder location visit mend person's broken heart

Sincere attempt continue believe amidst topic loss
Show of faith comfort winner - refuse allow tragedy boss 

Ash Wednesday thru Easter observe annual Lenten season
Gal occasionally sit with thoughts ponder 'why' reasons

Nightly serving waffle cone ice cream only real vice
Managing 2018's decision Lenten's personal sacrifice

In spite situation thankful for each 'n every day
Adhere advice 'forgive enemies - continue to pray'.

© June Quintin 2018

The One-Piece Jumpsuit

Fashion trend late 60s early 70s
Stylish female attire worn a plenty

Hilarious friend's morning cartoon post
Shortly thereafter memory lane mind host

Long sleeves full length one-piece florals
Step into easy wear absolute fashion adorable

Saturday nights clubbing friends 'n self follow
Frankie Valli's pop tunes 3 sets popular band echo

Slight problem several drinks consume
Necessary utilize flooded ladies' room

Calamity challenge soon underway
Keep jumpsuit sleeves 'n pant legs dry pray

Turning back time day's precious memories
Recollection countless fond Saturday night soirees.

© June Quintin 2018

Innocence of Youth

Previous laughter therapy post good health conducive
First find morn's social media post read an exclusive

Surprise Grandma!

Glaring back at me from personal laptop screen
Cutest love note of late admit senior citizen seen

Folded paper before eyes filled stars 'n hearts
"Will you be my boyfriend" questionable start

Following number clicks likes, loves 'n wows
Humorous subsequent friendly comments continue flow

Grandson asked where he'd take girl on first date
McDonald's fast food restaurant response quick relate

Takes me back in time to own sweet innocence of youth
Patiently wait conversation update soul soothe booth.

© 2018 June Quintin


Laughter – Good Therapy

Laughter therapy absolute humorous
Usages health improvement numerous

Start day's personal laughter journey
Internet search robotic images convey

Awesome cute green software installer
Tablet's extraterrestrial update caller

Uncertain description alien creature
Comparison cartoonlike screen features

Perhaps another galaxy's animated form
Version persona robot versus sci-fi alien

Half hour scrolling pages n'er locate PC nerd
Joyful sounds laughter human's mouth heard

Little guy sportin' smile 'n working antennae
Over abundance space friends laptop pixel panacea

Species space marine emoticons hilarious comedy
Instantaneous cure human emotional stress da day

Facilitator overall health 'n wellness laughter
Favorite several pages day's reference thereafter.

© 2018 June Quintin