It was always you

My Entry for a poetry contest held by opinionated man, click link for details,


It Was Always You…..

You left me alone still drunk from your kiss, I waited here for you, in the aftermath of our love, why do you haunt me from the Abyss,

You knew that I was drowning, I know that you felt it, but you left me alone in this puddle of confusion, Can’t you see the cross I bear, it was you it was always you,

Sometimes at night I can feel you like a warrior that has come to claim his prize, Your mighty sword has cut me deep, and the bleeding never stops, why did you have to leave your spell upon me,

It is maddening, these chains you put upon my heart, Why can’t I break free? Sometimes when I sit by my window, I can feel you there just like you never left,

The sun sits on my shoulders and the warmth engulfs me like the heat of your kiss, and when the gentle winds blow, I am once again swept away into your arms

No it is not a dream, I feel you, you are there, I know it is you, it was always you, I told you you could stay, and your kiss answered me that you would,

You whisper you belong to me, with your arms wrapped so tightly  around me, and your heart beating frantically, I feel as though I could faint, I begin to tremble, I know I can’t escape, nor do I want to,

Everything around us is still, but only for a moment, that brief second before the storm begins, the oceans in your eyes hypnotize me, the warmth of your body, along with the urgency of your kiss, I can not hold back, I am tangled in the web that is you, I know I am defeated I surrender,

And then suddenly, it begins to rain, but I realize, they are just tears, each one a reminder, of the love I have for you, You have gone once again, like a theif in the night, and left me with only this yearning……

Poem written by Annmarie Marco of (Sweet Wildflower)

Daily Prompt /Inside the Actor’s Studio

On the interview show Inside the Actors’ Studio, host James Lipton asks each of his guests the same ten questions. What are your responses? (The questions are listed after the jump)


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What is your favorite word?

Tingo!  after the book, The meaning of Tingo

What is your least favorite word?

Retard, or any variation of it, also the word Nigger, it makes my skin crawl!!!

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Watching the sun rise and set, gazing at the stars, sailing, music, and  nature walks, and being in Love!

What turns you off?

Dishonesty, lying, cheating, stealing, and prejudice people!

What is your favorite curse word?

Honestly, I am a lady and do not curse!

What sound or noise do you love?

Babies Cooing, birds singing, laughter,

What sound or noise do you hate?

Nails on a chalkboard!

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

A Pilot, Ah  Yes,  I would love to be able to fly a plane!

What profession would you not like to do?

A Mortician

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

You have made me so  PROUD!!!!

Daily Prompt/ treat at sweetwildflower’s

HAPPY ◕‿◕ HALLOWEEN  If bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting “treats,” what would your blog hand out?

Hello Everyone and Happy Halloween, What fun that would be if we could go around trick or treating at our favorite blogs, I could give some laughs, or perhaps a smile, but heck people want candy, so If you come trick or treating here, I will be giving out giant Reese’s peanut butter cups, they are my absolute favorite!!! and hopefully they are yours too!!!  Happy Halloween Everybody!!!!



Daily Prompt/ First time seeing a Praying Mantis Tell us about your first day at something — your first day of school, first day of work, first day living on your own, first day blogging, first day as a parent, whatever.

It was the first time I ever saw a  Praying Mantis  I went outside the other day, and I saw something I had never seen before with my own eyes, I quickly called my husband, and he said, it’s a PRAYING MANTIS, Yes, of course, he looked like he was praying…. I ran inside and grabbed my camera, snapped a few quick shots, and then I put the camera down, and sat quietly and just enjoyed him for a few minutes, and then went inside.

I looked for him the next day, and he was actually still there, and the next after that, but a few days passed, and he was no longer there, I guess he was on to bigger and better things, but I was so happy he came to my yard, and I got to enjoy him for a day or so, and that was my first time seeing a Praying Mantis!!!   Here a few facts about this wonderful creature!

The praying mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer. The larger group of these insects is more properly called the praying mantids. Mantis refers to the genus mantis, to which only some praying mantids belong.

By any name, these fascinating insects are formidable predators. They have triangular heads poised on a long “neck,” or elongated thorax. Mantids can turn their heads 180 degrees to scan their surroundings with two large compound eyes and three other simple eyes located between them.


The space or line where the sky meets the earth. So many places where the sky meets the earth around the world, and millions of interactions between two elements. It can be water, a city skyline, a forest, a wasteland, a desert, a sunset outside your bedroom window. Is there a particular horizon which speaks to you?



Woodsy reindeer Wreath

Isn’t this reindeer wreath just adorable? It is not hard to do, and it is a lot of fun! You can even make one as a Christmas gift for someone, or you can make your own cute little wreath to hang up just in time for Christmas!! Happy Holidays Everyone!


Materials Needed:

10-inch square of corrugated cardboard
Pinecone wreath, with a 7 in. opening or make you own, using 2 large bags of pinecones and a twig wreath for the base,
just hot glue pine cones and arrange and use smaller ones as needed until your wreath is completely covered.
A pair of Scissors
Marker, pencil, or pen
Adult-size brown knit ski cap, or if you can’t find brown, use pink for a girl, etc.
Pair of brown or black gloves
Several handfuls of fiberfill stuffing, a large 16.oz bag should be fine.
Low-temperature glue gun
Cloth-covered floral wire
1 red pom-pom (2 inches wide)I used a plastic red Christmas ball to make it look shiny.
2 white pom-poms (each 2 inches wide)
Two 1/2-inch circles of black felt
Small piece of brown craft foam
1 yard of wide ribbon, I chose a plaid pattern, but you can use whatever you like
Small bells (optional)

How to make it

Lay down the cardboard with the wreath centered on top of it. Trace around the inside hole, then remove the wreath and draw a second circle about 1 inch bigger than the rough one. Cut along the line for the bigger circle.

Stuff the hat and gloves with fiberfill. Place the cardboard circle in the hat opening and glue about an inch of the hat material to it. Let dry.

Carefully push the hat through the wreath until the cardboard back is flush against the back of the wreath. To hold in place, crisscross two pieces of floral wire across the back of the wreath and attach to the wreath to create a cross support.

If your wreath has a built-in hanger, make sure that it’s at the top, then glue the red pom-pom nose and white pom-pom eyes onto the hat. Add a black felt circle to each eye.

Cut ears out of brown craft foam. Ours are 4 1/2 inches tall. Wire the ears in place (just push floral wire through the foam and wrap around the wreath).

For each antler: a) Cut three 18-inch pieces of floral wire. b) Fold down the top inch of each wire. c) Insert the wires into the glove opening and up to the tops of three fingers. d) Twist the three wires together at the bottom of the glove and attach the antler to the wreath frame with this wire. Repeat with the other glove.

tie the ribbon into a large bow. Use floral wire or a pipe cleaner to attach the bow (and bells, if you like) to the bottom of the wreath.

If your wreath did not come with a hanger, make a wire loop at the back of the wreath and hang

I made this wreath and the photo’s belong to me, but it was not my idea, I just followed the instructions for my wreath here,


GsNJNwuI-UMImagine my surprise !!   I just received a very wonderful award, the IMAGINE award, given to bloggers for their creativity and devotion to their blogs!!


I want to thank the lovely Dawny Hosking  she  nominated me for the imagine award!! Thank you again Dawny ,  Dawny is a lovely blogger and a Fibro Warrior Goddess, with an amazing blog, You can visit the goddess here:  Dawny is a very creative writer, her posts are always well written and entertaining, I love all her illustrations as well!  She writes some Poetry, along with other well written posts!  her posts are always from the heart, which makes her an amazing blogger!!

A sampling from the Dawny Hosking blog :

Daily Dose of Passion

He would be watching

She dare not look back, could not.

His face would haunt her.

Written by Dawny Hosking.

This is the Imagine award, you paste on your blog.


What Is the IMAGINE award?

“The Imagine Award” is an award created by Jenn Mulherin (who is the writer of the blog “My Fibrotastic Life!”) in October of 2013. This award was made in order to recognize the bloggers who express their passion and dedication towards their blogs through their creativity.

How is creativity found in a blog?

“Just like beauty, creativity is in the eye of the beholder. There are many unique ways which bloggers can express their creativity. Creativity can be displayed through:

  • Words (such as writing fictional stories or real life experiences, poetry, quotes, using metaphors, etc.)
  • Pictures (this can include photos, comics, computer-drawn pictures, etc.)
  • Videos
  • The layout of the blog page

And here’s what you need to do to accept the award of glowing acclaim:

“In your post which is dedicated to your award…

  1. Copy and paste the award to your post.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog page to your post.
  3. List 3-5 things about the nominator’s blog that you like (which you think are very creative).
  4. Nominate 5 other bloggers/blogs which you think display a fantastic use of creativity and imagination.
  5. Notify your nominees.
  6. Copy and paste The Imagine Award to your blog page.

*If you decline The Imagine Award, that is okay, but please pass the award to a blog that you find to be very creative.”

And the nominees are:

My First nomination without a second thought goes to in my opinion the greatest, most creative girl on the blogosphere,  imjustsupersaiyan  She is so very creative, she needs her own comic strip, T.V. show, E-book? ( DRUM ROLL PLEASE) Welcome the Lovely  Here is a snippet from one of her posts, She drew this and draws all of her artwork ….. SHE IS AMAZING!


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My Next nomination goes out to a blog I have really enjoyed reading, it is very funny and witty, and the illustrations are amazing it is called Live Nerd Repeat here is the link,  I fell in love with the illustrations as well, it is very well written and here is a snippet from one of the posts, You can click on the link and visit this blog to read the entire post with Iggy the cat it is hysterical!


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My next nomination goes out to one of the most ingenious blogs out there named The Middlest Sister. Here is the link:  This is a blog written about the memories of growing up with 4 sisters with author Nicole Belanger Smeltzer being the middlest, all of the illustrations for this blog are painstakingly cut out from scraps of paper found around the house and in the recycle bin, it is one of the most unique blogs I have ever seen and was even featured on freshly pressed, here is a sampling from their blog.


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My next nominee is from a very wonderful cooking blog called Mamma’s Gotta Bake.   Her recipes are simply beautiful here is a sample recipe you will find on her blog.


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This is a recipe for  Pumpkin Streusel cake click on the link for recipe!   Please visit this blog and get many more delicious recipes!!  She is a wonderful blogger and you will find lots of yummy recipes on her blog!

And my final nomination goes to one of the best cooking blogs on the blogosphere it is called Daisy’s World and here is her link She has such a wonderful blog her recipes and photo’s are outstanding here is a sample recipe from her blog!


Image Credit:  This is a delicious recipe for orange buttermilk pancakes with blackberry maple syrup. for the complete recipe click on this link

Congratulations to all my wonderful nominees. I hope you all accept, and as  always I think each and everyone of my followers are truly special, and I appreciate you all Another thank you to  Dawny Hosking   for my nomination and to all my loyal readers. 


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Weekly Photo challenge: The Hue of You

The Hue of You “For this challenge, we want to keep it simple: share a photograph with a prominent color (or assortment of colors) that reveals more about you. It could be a symbolic, meaningful shade; a color that expresses how you currently feel; or a combination of colors that excites you and tells a visual story.

Yellow mood

Yellow is the hue I chose that most reflects me, Just seeing the color Yellow puts me in a great mood, Yellow is warm and sunny, and friendly…. Yes I love the color Yellow, Don’t you?