Decision – Speak Up or Remain Silent

I like to think of myself as a member of the forever learning process reading club thru

personal choice book selections, magazines, newspapers and bloggers’ posts.

Those bloggers with whom I interact daily or weekly know the true definition

of friendship.

When two people (even virtual ones) put in similar amounts of effort a friendship will

begin to flourish. 

“To have a friend one must be a friend, a sincere one.”

This week I searched for ‘The Monday Peeve’ to no avail.

Either the prompt page wasn’t offered or I missed it thanks to my laptop’s 

newfound habit of screen broad-jumping in reverse.

Thus no Peevery post from me – maybe next week.

Over the weekend I’d read a post which made my blood boil. 

I couldn’t fathom how the writer chose the analogy – comparison of apples to  

oranges was my initial thought.

People read the post and commented positively yet IMO to compare a serious 

worldwide health issue to a college exam didn’t sit well with me.

Yepp, everyone is entitled to their opinion and I won’t always understand nor agree

with them.

I refrained from commenting since not a student debating in Ethics class.  I did

wish there was a dislike button to click though. 

I digress.

Today, TGIF,  I met with a bit of  disappointment. I wanted to participate in a fun

weekly prompt only to do so would require research in order to stretch the truth.

Moving on . . .

Next on the agenda of complaints was  a well-written post on an important topic

in today’s society.

The content left me dumbfounded – an out-of-sorts study fizzled to near failure.

I suppose there was ‘something’ to learn or gain from this what I consider an

exercise in poor taste.

The thought crossed my mind as to who pays for these studies?

Answer: likely the taxpayers.

Last to address was an actual question to self if better to bypass or disagree.

I chose to bypass.

There used to be a statement dating back to Medieval times  – a bit like a question 

written within marriage vows which in more recent times has been eliminated

unless a couple requests the preacher place it therein.

“Speak now or forever hold your peace.”

I digress.

A Proverbial saying: “Speech is silver. Silence is golden.”













The Monday Peeve No: 13

Virtual Friends

The majority of time on here I enjoy writing poetry, reading others’ blog posts and leaving comments.

To my surprise an unexpected hiatus for near a month gained me a few new followers while a total lack of any correspondence from those I took the time to read their posts and interact via leaving nice comments. 

This is a great source of disappointment for me in a blogger’s world to have applied myself wholeheartedly and followed guidelines.

I’m uncertain of how from this point I shall proceed since my other hobbies upon completion left me with a beautiful view of creativity. 

Sad, I don’t feel the same now as before since virtual camaraderie is far different from face-to-face friendships.


The Monday Peeve No: 13

Writing Prompt ~ Bold and Billowy

A blog
A place to vent
Archived or current events

Gray cloud 
Grows overhead
Goodness knows what lies ahead

All e'er desire
Acknowledgement job well done
Achievement awards show wall hung

Infuriated thanks humanity
Inappropriate topics show high reads score 
Incredible informative articles appear often ignored

Nouns descriptive adjectives mind form
Ne'er indulge drama anywhere social media
Nor divulge private info networks digital literacy. 

~ JAQ 

August Writing Prompts

Sour Drop Dreams

Lie awake
Sauna bake

Dream request
Bitterness less

Thoughts unfold
Stories mold

Warehouse candy
Expedition dandy

Jolly rancher
Country dancer

Known fact
Opposites attract

Sweetness devour
Togetherness hour

Fishing expedition
Inventory additions

Another marriage
Justice miscarriage

Karma awaits
Sourness abates

Dreams stolen
Happiness broken

Sweet tooth
Absence vermouth

Fudge recipe
Upset yummies

Drops extreme
Weird dreams

Paradoxical sleep
Storylike keeps

Dreams surreal
Wishful seal

Thou awaken
Knowledge mistaken

Confection hour
Audience vower

Disallow overpower
Dreams' superpower.

© 2018 June Quintin



Chock-a-block Bust

Selected pic
Rotated 'n cropped
Sudden head jam hit
Filled to capacity foundation 'favorites'

Descriptive writing vivid pic creation
Comparison painting with words
Art skill uncertain master formulation
Dryer timer dings concentration blurred

Return computer station observation 
Research topics list sudden aggravation
Notes appearance nowhere lost 'n found absurd
Possible end Monday motivation narration

Writing accomplished best void distractions
Save 'all' favorites prior necessary stoppage
Salvation blood boil twenty minutes meditation
Mind 'n body now in sync writing time progress

Yes, disappointed intended post publication fail
Multi-task for young good preference lesson learn  
Opportunity comprise brand new 'fav' list prevail
Relax! Thankful no deadline employment concerns.

© 2017 June Quintin


Unexpected Frustration

Tad cold this TGIF morn
Definite need gal decide
Remain indoors where warm
Or venture outdoors since no storm

Several months each Friday 10:00 a.m.
Approximate twenty-five lovely ladies attend
Friendship group surrounding towns 
Fun-packed informational meeting friends newfound

Call ahead double-check schedule today
Cancellation til 2018 in place dismay
Sudden gray cloud overhead frustration
Call a friend change plans lunch'n shop occasion

Next two months certain miss lovely gals smiles
Along with interaction 'n intellectual conversation
Determined curb disappointment in charge boss 
Friday's plan deviation potential gain not loss.


Motivational Monday - tired of feeling blue
Sat by window thought what different I should do
Prayed to Lord provide a clue
Suddenly pretty bird on windowsill playing peek-a-boo

Fool me once
Fool me twice
Three times consider internet far from nice
Seek solution others 'bout writer-in-funk advice 

Sharpened few pencils
Gathered up new pink'n white dotted covered notebook
Off to historic library myself I took
Hopeful find answers from librarian's outlook

Although believer of 'never' too old
Technology hacks prevention goal take hold
Purchase selection dummie book help thyself
Few pages within useful when book opened up

Profiled 'shy' choose decision questions those admire
Disappointment met with somewhat vague replies
Already knew majority answers prior to info requests
Discovery info desire met extraction offer cash quest

Grown tired of lame internet games
Better ways to spend quality time
Necessary naught gain fame acclaim
Back to reference good old encyclopedias reclaim

Post today's thoughts before 12:00 p.m.lunch
Onboard newest idea grow closer hunch
Remove favorite sewing machine cover
Monday's official production makeover.