by Paula Perron
For some time now, I have listened to news reports that the teenage group are not only carriers of Covid 19, but are also candidates for acquiring this virus, and parents feel their teen is not taking it seriously. I remember when I was a teen, I too felt the world was mine for the taking—that I was infallible, and I was living in the present, and my parents were living in the past. It was after I grew older, that I learned how to be more humble, and more compassionate. I do sympathize with parents who constantly stress the dangers of passing on this virus and who leave the discussion without satisfaction. At this time, all teens should listen, and all parents should not give up. I humbly ask parents not to stop teaching, speaking, and being the best parents you can be, for your teen will recognize the danger.
LISTEN TEENS BELIEVE: It is real…You can pass it on —you can catch Covid 19, and you may lose someone you love.
As the fourth of July comes around, we celebrate our Independence. Not some of us: All of us. Our ancestors came to this country seeking freedom and opportunity. They struggled in this new land, but never lost hope. Together, they built communities, churches, and towns, never doubting their sacrifices—always believing in the opportunities their new home promised.
We, as a people, have been through tough times, but we always rise above it. We are resilient, hopeful, durable, strong, and confident in whom we are. Let us be thankful for what we have, freedom, as one people, one nation, living in harmony, in our homeland which I still believe offers us many opportunities to build rather then tear down the progress our ancestors worked so hard for, knowing their sacrifices were made so we and future generations would be proud to live forever as Americans .
by Paula Perron
WE ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
The day you finish your novel brings a sigh of relief to a long journey. You read it several times, checked grammar, word selection page count, and you are now ready to submit it to an Editor for final judgment and changes, hoping it is ready for publication. You pause…Why? Is it because you are still uncertain of its appeal to your reader, too short, or too long, or a million other reasons running through your mind?
We all have moments after working so long on a novel, but I believe we must not stop, but go on!
WHAT IS STOPPING YOU? by Paula Perron
Questions, Questions, they come in a blast
Did you write a great story or will it be your last.
Is it what publishers want or do they need something more
Is the novel too short, too long, or is it a bore
Are the characters real and their conflicts true
Or do they go on living in the same hot stew
Does your story have a happy or sad ending
Is this the correct message you are sending?
If you are happy with what you have done
Get off you seat now; your time has just begun
by Paula Perron
The true meaning of this American day is to honor all military who died while serving their country, and is observed on the last Monday of May each year, since 1971.
We all know someone who died while in service.
Who fought side by side to keep and preserve us.
A loved one who’s life came to an end
A brave protector who’ll never mend
The heartbreak we face every time
To lose one, in his or her prime
Let us remember with every beat of our heart
They fought and died- they did their part
So, we could live at this time and place
We are one people, the human race
God’s children, God’s creation
Let us work toward a renewed dedication
One people living on earth
With peace forever, a new rebirth
I wish all Mothers a happy Mother’s day, from a mother who is happy to have three children, and three grandchildren whom I love dearly even though this year I cannot spend the day with them.
A NOTE TO ALL CHILDREN ON MOTHERS DAY
When all is done and all is clear
You can thank Mother dear
When you heart begins to break
Because you made a big mistake
Count on mom to solve your fears
And wipe away your salty tears
When disappointment stops you cold
Who’s always there for you to hold
Your mother is there day and night
To always guide you to do right
She who loves you no matter what
Who supports you to give it all you got
Be grateful to mother on this day
Her love always keeps the gloom away
For the safety of others, and myself, I obeyed the orders to remain at home, but now I am ready to leave and get back to work. At first, I enjoyed getting up later, not having to primp, choose what to wear, and jump into my car and get on the highway in time. With each passing day I grew lazier until Word Press’s Discover Prompts, started the daily “Word” a challenge for writers to keep on writing. Each day was a different word to write about and I know that many of you participated. It was fun and a great distraction from boredom.
One of my passions is writing verse.so I took the opportunity to answer the daily word in Verse, and did not expect the response I received. I thank you all for your kind words. Now that I am eager to leave my house, I expressed my feelings with another Verse.
WHAT’S A LITTLE DISCOMFORT
Today marks eight weeks at home.
Feel like a prisoner under a dome
I understand the urgent need
The time has come to be freed
I want to smell some fresh air
And take a walk to anywhere
I am tired of the same old news
And listening to hundreds of views
Let’s ask Mother Nature to end this curse
Because things could not be any worse
As always, I welcome all comments. Thanks, Paula
A TIME TO BE GRATEFUL by Paula Perron
What is going on in this world today?
Those at home think there’s no way
Some believe no end is in sight
Others say this is a dangerous plight
This is America, land of the brave
This is not how Americans behave
Let us be grateful for those who serve
Give them the honor they deserve
Be grateful for your neighbor’s aid
For the kindness of strangers who stayed
For the food generously shared
By those who gave, because they cared
Keep faith in all you do
The best will always come to you
Be grateful how far we have come
For we as a country will not succumb
A LIST OF MY FAVORITE MUSICIANS AND SONGS by Paula Perron
I have always believed the artist makes or breaks the success of the song so this is my list of the ten best music vocalists and/or groups. The choice was difficult because I listen to many others that I believe deserve to be on my list.
1. Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion, singing songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “phantom of the Opera”
2. Josh Groban anything he sings, but I love “Believe” from, Polar Express.
3. .The late Whitney Houstons’s version of “I will always love you.”
4. Frank Sinatra, called The Voice and he was just that – “all the way”
5.Barbra Streisand’s “People” and “Somewhere”, brings tears every time.
6.One Republic –“A sky full of Stars” and “Apologize.”
7.Carrie Underwood- “Before he Cheats”
8. Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, “Hello Dolly”.
9.Imagine Dragons for “Radioactive”, and “Thunder.”
10. Mariah Carey- for her version of All I Want For Christmas”