Poetry

Only one castle will remain

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Sky-scrapers fall.
Beach houses wash away.
Country cottages rot.
Dessert huts burn.
City apartments are temporary.
But yet YOUR castle remains.

You are Lord of ALL.
Your foundation withstands.
Your truths endure.
Your WORD never waivers.
When all else fails YOUR castle stands.
In the ‘end’ only one castle will remain.

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This post was inspired by a writing challenge to choose any two words from a specific list and use them in the title of my poem. I chose to use ‘one’ and ‘castle’ for this piece.


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Contents compiled: October 13 2016
Originally published: October 13 2016
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10 Random facts ‘About Us’

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On June 12 2016,  Inner Ramblings Boulevard was nominated for a Liebster Award. It’s our first award as a merged blog and we’re very honored for the recognition.

Thanks to M over at emotionsoflife2016.wordpress.com for thinking of us and for always showing up to support our work without fail. We hope to do this task justice so here goes…

We were asked to answer a few questions, here are our answers:

1. What was the scariest moment in your life?

Answer from ‘A’:
Being attacked and abused by my husband while our 3 month old daughter slept in the other room. I thought I’d lose my life that night. My biggest fear was what would happen to her. I fought for my life to be there for her.

2. What or who inspires your writing?

Answer from ‘B’:
Everything. People, life, emotions and personal experiences.

3. How have you overcome writers block?

Answer from ‘A’:
I step away from writing and just read. It doesn’t matter what I read really — business magazines, other blogs, the Bible, stories to my daughter. Inspiration jumps out at me and in some instances, as I comment on other blogs, I’ve turned some of those comments into posts because they had a lasting effect on me emotionally. And if I don’t feel like reading, music helps immensely too. A line from a song can often spark an idea for a post. Life experiences help too.

4. Are you published, would you like to be published?

Answer from ‘B’:
Yes I have 2 books on Amazon.com in a kindle format. “Inside A Poets Cage” and “Craving Lorena”.

5. What do you think is your best poem or short story?

Answer from ‘A’:
It’s hard to pick a favorite poem, I have so many on here. But for a favorite short story I’d definitely pick ‘A Beautiful Thing’ (https://moylomenterprises.com/2016/06/24/a-beautiful-thing-2/)

6. What’s your favorite novel?

Answer from ‘B’:
Catcher In the Rye by J. D Sallinger

7. If you could meet an author who would you meet?

Answer from ‘B’:
Allen Ginsberg

Answer from ‘A’:
Charles Dickens. I’d love to ask him why in the world he made the book ‘Oliver Twist’ so long and complicated. I lost interest 3/4 the way in. I thought I was long-winded but he’s certainly got me beat!!!

8. If you were trapped on an island what three items would you have?

Answer from ‘B’:
Knife, rope, and a 12 foot chain.

9. What is one thing in the world you’d like to change?

Answer from ‘A’ :
Intolerance.

10. How long have you been writing?

Answer from ‘B’:
Since I was a teenager.

 

5 random facts about ‘A’:

1. I love Home Depot. I’m good with tools and DIY projects. Home Depot gives me tons of ideas for things I can do around the apartment. But beware, I rather go there alone, for once within those doors I won’t leave for a good hour or two. Yeah, don’t ask… ☺

2. I’m a bit of a daredevil. I dont know how to Rollerblade or Rollerskate well but one day, many years ago, I let an old boyfriend take me down a steep, long hill while holding my hand. I screamed all the way down. It was dangerous, yet exilerating !!! Honestly, I could have died if he let me go. Yep, I’m nuts!!!

3. I enjoy watching cartoons on YouTube with munchkin. Johnny Test and Camp Lakebottom are a couple I find quite funny.

4. I grew up with dogs but as outside pets. My family was utterly dumbfounded when I got a dog (inside pet) since they knew me to be the ultimate clean freak. But thanks to my job I got an inside view of what life with a dog indoors was like and found ways to still keep a clean house while enjoying the benefits of a pet. Having her changed my life immensely!

5. Aside from picking wild flowers I love house plants. I rather a house plant than a bouquet of flowers any day. Something to care for as a gift deepens the connection to the person who gave the gift and elicits fond memories many times over. And if you’d still like to bring me flowers, a single rose would do.

 

5 Random facts about ‘B’:

1. Unlike like my business partner I am not handy. I lack the patience to fix or build things. I ‘can’ fix or build things, it’s just not my forte.

2. I am not a huge fan of action movies because the action in general is so far fetched. I am a fan of romance, drama, horror, Disney and comedies. I love movies based on true events.

3. My favorite animal is the slo loris.
I can recall seeing it at the zoo as a child and the animal stuck inside my head.

4. I am a beer connoisseur. I like trying new beer and embrace the quality, not the quantity.

5. I have an iPod full of almost 11k songs. I love music! I enjoy all genres and all decades.

 

Here are our nominees:

https://rockymountainheartbeat.com/

https://psychedelicbay.wordpress.com/

https://revheadpin.org/

https://thoughtsnlifeblog.com/

https://chitra2016.wordpress.com/

https://cyberneticblonde.com/

https://carlyquinn.co/

https://vinnieh.wordpress.com/

https://suesuzzz.wordpress.com/

https://drmegsorick.com/

https://myjourneyintodarkness.wordpress.com/

 

Ten questions for our nominees:

1. What was the scariest moment in your life?

2. What or who inspires your writing?

3. How have you overcome writers block?

4. Are you published, would you like to be published?

5. What do you think is your best poem or short story?

6. What’s your favorite novel?

7. If you could meet an author who would you meet?

8. If you were trapped on an island what three items would you have?

9. What is one thing in the world you’d like to change?

10. How long have you been writing?

 

The rules:

Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog.

Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.

Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)

Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (This year I’m making this optional. If you wish to engage with your readers it’s a great idea to include random facts about you.)

Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post or mine if you don’t have all the information so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

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