THE MAGIC OF THREE

                                        By Paula Perron

What is the magic of three?

Superstition or factual, let me see

In football, a field goal’s points are three

In Baseball, you are out at strike three

A turkey in bowling is strikes of three

In math, the triangle has edges of three

The circus has rings of three

The Holy Trinity is three

Jesus rose on day number three

Bad luck always comes in three

Superstition or factual- the answer I see

I love you, is the greatest magic of three

QUARANTINE -HOME

I have stayed at home for one month and five days, obeying the rules of my State, New Jersey. My children have kept me fed by bringing me groceries, and leaving them at the front door of my home,

I have not left the house, except to sit on my patio in the backyard, and get some fresh air and sun.  I have not ventured out or gone to any store, and cancelled all my appointments. I am working hard at keeping my spirits up. I know many of you are feeling the same as I am and understand what I mean.

My Television is on constantly, watching movies, shows, and learning what so many others are doing to keep us safe, and they inspire me—a thank you will never be enough.

However, there will be a time when this will pass and we will resume as normal a life as possible.  Like any other pandemic or wars, or 9/11. We will never forget, and we will go on.

My hope for all of you out there is keep positive, keep busy and most of all keep safe.

Paula

SLOW

 

     

I LOVE SLOW RHYTHM AND BLUES

I LOVE THE CALM COOL BEAT

DANCING WITHOUT ANY SHOES

MOVING SLOW WITH THE HEAT

A MIX OF JAZZ A MIX OF SOUL

WITH TOP GROUPS THAT SING

PIANO AND SAX PLAYED A BIG ROLE

SO DID THE PLATTERS AND B.B. KING

WHEN DAY IS DONE I LOVE TO HEAR

THE SLOW BLUES FROM YESTERYEAR












			

SCENTS

The Pleasure Of the Scent of flowers by Paula Perron

We all enjoy the scents we know

At the park, the beach, the mountains of snow     

The flowers, the fruit trees and the pines               

The wonderful fragrance it brings to our minds

The lingering smell of a roast in the oven

The chocolate chip cookies baked by the dozen

The lingering perfume filling a room

That always takes away the gloom

Scents we could lose and I would be remiss

If I did not admit  how much I would miss

I SEE THE LIGHT

by Paula Perron

I SEE THE LIGHT             

  Today is a very special day—for most of us, it is Easter Sunday, or Passover,  and we are faced with the most destructive contagion seen in a     hundred years.  

Remember, in this country, when we are faced with a pandemic, we keep on going, never to stop in defeat. In the past, we have never given up—always fighting for freedom and justice, and we will, once again, overcome this latest setback.

                               I see the light and it is bright. DO YOU?

TAKE A BITE

This prompt is amusing to me —- ‘Cause I know what it means

I want to write but golly gee —- It’s not as easy as it seems

But here I go without delay —- And hope I can save the day

TAKE A BITE

Take a bite and do it right

All I  hear  is write, write,write

I want to try with all my might

Believe, I won’t give up the fight

I will work day and night

My goal is never out of sight









ORCHESTRATE-a Classic

Rhapsody on theme of Pagnanni

I am a music lover, so this prompt hits home.  I love all kinds of music, ballads, country, operas,  and many  classics.  The one classical I hum over and over in my mind   is “RACHMANINOFF’S Rhapsody On A Theme of Paganini, as played in Somewhere in Time, a romantic, science fiction movie in 1980, starring the late Christopher Reeves, and Jane Seymour. When I hear it I am mesmerized by the melody.  It speaks to me of love so strong that time means nothing. I understand it was used to test the market for Soundtrack sales.  I was sold!

Paula Perron

CURVES

This is a good time to write about Curves we all have felt in life, especially now with COVID-19. I am at home like many of us Americans, trying to keep a positive outlook for the future of all of us and our country. I joined the “Discover Prompt, loving it, and today’s being CURVES, and it follows below:





                  

LIFE’S CURVES

    •                         by Paula Perron

We all have curves in our life

that causes us constant strife

We all have waves that we ride       

  that change daily with the tide      

None are excluded from this ache     

We all know the steps to take

Help those that cannot carry on     

Do what you can when called upon

This is the time for all to pray   

That this Curve does not stay

 

  





WHAT IS BELOW

by Paula Perron

Is it something you find under

the sink where a pipe is leaking

so bad it sounds like thunnder

and just needs a little tweaking

Is it beneath the sea where creatures thrive

So deep you will never know

Except when you catch one alive

and bring it up to show

Is it lower than a long skirt hem

Some women love to wear

Or the short skirts worn by them

who really do not care

The answer to what is below

It is easy for me to see

It’s not lesser, beneath, lower or under

Because they are all the same to me