Pollinating

Pollinating

by Teresa E. Smeigh May 2017

A bee buzzed a pretty flower.

I walked by and it did not cower.

Buzzing gently from flower to flower.

Pollinating many during the hour.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Share Your World – May 8th, 2017

Share Your World – May 8, 2017

When you’re alone at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot? Go barefoot!

What was your favorite food when you were a child? Baked macaroni and cheese (not Kraft)

Are you a listener or talker? More of a talker!

Favorite thing to (pick one):  Photograph?  Write? Or Cook? Write!

What is the easiest way for your to learn something new?  By reading, by seeing and doing, in a classroom? Seeing and doing!

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Grateful to see my grandson who just graduated out of Marine Corps Boot Camp with a meritorious PFC promotion, expert riflemen and combine highest CFT/PFT. He was the 5th highest runner.

Looking forward to seeing him progress and challenge himself some more.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

 

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Nerd in the Brain – week end coffee share – graduation party with escort from VFW and Police

Nerd in the Brain – week end coffee share – graduation party with escort from VFW and Police

Pull up a chair and select a beverage. I don’t drink coffee so plenty to choose from.

It we were having coffee I would tell you the great party my daughter put on for her son the new Marine. He was surprised. He was escorted by the local police and motorcycles and they (think they were from the VFW) gave him a short speech and welcome to his country’s service and something in a folder.

If we were having coffee I would tell you how the party had lots of food, mostly carbs, but I ate some and ate only one plate rather than 2 or 3. My sugars weren’t too bad. I am getting better at this and they are back to 90 this morning. The cake was his dress blues jacket beautifully made by my daughter’s friend. I did have a slice, delicious too.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge – Lead & Save

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge  – Lead & Save

By Teresa Smeigh April 2017

Lead pipe, pierce his heart!

Go now and get it over.

No one can save you.

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Three Word Wednesday 530 – Shadorma

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by Teresa Smeigh May 2017

Seductive!

Tilt that pelvis down!

Push out chest!

Tuck rear in!

Seek as many men you can!

Share, don’t be greedy!

Seductive, adjective, tempting and attractive; enticing.

Tilt, verb: move or cause to move into a sloping position, change or cause to change in favor of one person or thing as opposed to another, engage in a contest with; noun: a sloping position or movement, an inclination or bias.

Urgent, adjective: (of a state or situation) requiring immediate action or attention, (of action or an event) done or arranged in response to a pressing or critical situation, (of a person or their manner) earnest and persistent in response to a pressing situation.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Lost Friends! (Shadorma)

Lost Friends by Teresa Dean Smeigh

May 2017

Lost friends found.

Happiness fills me.

Miss me friend?

I’ve missed you!

Glad you are back in my life.

Friends again we’ll be!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Love! (Haiku)

Love by Teresa Dean Smeigh

May 2017

My heart longs for thee.

Near, but oh so far away.

Glad you’re in my life.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Nerd in the Brain – week end coffee share

Nerd in the Brain – week end coffee share where I brag about my grandson

Pull up a chair and select a beverage. I don’t drink coffee so plenty to choose from.

It we were having coffee I would tell you how proud I am of my grandson who just graduated from boot camp with a meritorious promotion to PFC. He was also the top combined recruit with CFT/PFT (one of the top 5 runners and expert marksman). I was supposed to go on the trip with my daughter, but my health raised a ruckus and it wasn’t to be.

If we were having coffee I would tell you how watching my sugars has caused me to lose weight which is a very good thing. My numbers are better under control, but still need some tweaking of meds. I also use a Fitbit now to keep track of my walking and how many steps I have walked.

And the most interesting thing is that I have refound a grade school friend and we’re both 60 now. He was my childhood sweetheart til we moved when I was about 11.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Haiku Horizons prompt “link” number 167

Haiku Horizons prompt “link”

Linkage- by Teresa Smeigh April 2017

A link is a link,

It will hold things together.

Do not break that link!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Apr. 29/17 – yard

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Apr. 29/17

Yard is the word and yardstick is my choice this week. I have had a yard stick from a company where we used to live. I asked my son if he knew if it was still there. He didn’t know, but my daughter just happened to post in Facebook that it had burned down a few days later. A matter of ask a question and the universe answers it.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Weekly Smile Week 69 – Grandson, boot camp and meritorious PFC promotion

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Weekly Smile Week 69 – Grandson, boot camp and meritorious PFC promotion

I was supposed to go with my daughter to pick up her son the new US Marine. I can’t make it, but seeing a copy of the program with his name next to the PFC and it was meritorious I had to smile. I am so proud of him and he also was the highest combined CFT/PFT winner. He was the best runner in his platoon and 5 other platoons.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 31 – PEACE & TEAR

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 31 – PEACE & TEAR

By Teresa Smeigh April 2017

Peace settled slowly

Over the dark, war-torn lands.

Tears glistened in eyes.

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Three Word Wednesday 529 – Shadorma

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by Teresa Smeigh April 2017

Rebel man!

Why must you sit there?

Shady tree,

Blocks the sun.

Pluck the chickens, that’s your job!

Put down the guitar.

Pluck, verb: remove, pick (off), pull (off/out), extract, take (off),  pull (at), tug (at), clutch (at), snatch (at), grab, catch (at), tweak, jerk, yank, deplume, remove the feathers from, strum, pick, plunk, thrum, twang; play pizzicato; noun: courage, bravery, nerve, backbone, spine, daring, spirit, intrepidity, fearlessness, mettle, grit, true grit, determination, fortitude, resolve, stout-heartedness, dauntlessness, valor, heroism, audacity; informal guts, spunk, gumption, moxie.

Rebel, noun: revolutionary, insurgent, revolutionist, mutineer, insurrectionist, insurrectionary, guerrilla, terrorist, freedom fighter,  nonconformist, dissenter, dissident, iconoclast, maverick; verb:  revolt, mutiny, riot, rise up, take up arms, stage/mount a rebellion, be insubordinate,  recoil, show/feel repugnance,  defy, disobey, refuse to obey, kick against, challenge, oppose, resist; adjective:  insurgent, revolutionary, mutinous, rebellious, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, renegade,  rebellious, defiant, disobedient, insubordinate, subversive, resistant, recalcitrant; nonconformist, maverick, iconoclastic.

Shady, adjective: shaded, shadowy, dim, dark; sheltered, screened, shrouded; leafy, bosky, tenebrous,  suspicious, suspect, questionable, dubious, doubtful, disreputable, untrustworthy, dishonest, devious, dishonorable, underhanded, unscrupulous, irregular, unethical, fishy, murky.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Three Word Wednesday 528 – Shadorma

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by Teresa Smeigh April 2017

Oafish boy!

Nameless, who is he?

Meander,

All Over.

No one wants to help him out!

Helpless, ignored, stalled.

  Three Word Wednesday.: 3WW Week No. 515

Meander, verb: zigzag, wind, twist, turn, curve, curl, bend, snake, stroll, saunter, amble, wander, ramble, drift, maunder, mosey, tootle, toodle.
Nameless, adjective: unnamed, unidentified, anonymous, incognito, unspecified, unsourced, unacknowledged, uncredited; unknown, unsung, uncelebrated, unspeakable, unutterable, inexpressible, indescribable; indefinable, vague, unspecified.
Oafish, adjective: stupid, foolish, idiotic, cretinous; ungainly, loutish, awkward, clumsy, lumbering, apelike, cloddish, Neanderthal, uncouth, uncultured, boorish, rough, coarse, brutish, ill-mannered, unrefined, rough-hewn; informal blockheaded, moronic, boneheaded, half-witted, lamebrained, thickheaded.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Weekly Smile Week 64 – fixed my phone myself

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Weekly Smile Week 64 – fixed my phone myself

As some of you know I just had to buy a new cell phone because my old one had no storage no matter what I deleted and that included all pictures and videos.

Well the new phone started to do the same thing and was almost out of storage. Again I deleted everything and then noticed that my camera and photos were a hug amount. I panicked and got angry and then I started to think. I worked hours with 2 apple techs and several Verizon customer service reps before I then bought the new phone because my old shut down.

Well I figured it out. When you delete a picture or video on an iPhone, anyhow, it goes to another storage place in case you want to recover it. It still uses storage so I fixed the old phone and did the same thing on my new phone and now I know to delete both places.

So I smiled!

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Three Word Wednesday 524 – Haiku

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by Teresa Smeigh March 2017

Babyish, not so!

Abandoned by the wayside.

Cunning, finds his way!

 

Three Word Wednesday.: 3WW Week No. 524

Abandoned, adjective: deserted, forsaken, cast aside/off; jilted, stranded, rejected; informal dumped, ditched, unused, disused, neglected, idle; deserted, unoccupied, uninhabited, empty, uninhibited, reckless, unrestrained, wild, unbridled, impulsive, impetuous; immoderate, wanton.

Babyish, adjective: childish, immature, infantile, juvenile, puerile, adolescent.

Cunning, adjective: crafty, wily, artful, guileful, devious, sly, scheming, designing, calculating, Machiavellian; shrewd, astute, clever, canny; deceitful, deceptive, duplicitous, foxy; noun: guile, craftiness, deviousness, slyness, trickery, duplicity; shrewdness, astuteness.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Weekly Writing Challenge #80 – Shadorma

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(5) Words: | STRIPE | ABLE | BLUE | COLD | REVEAL |

by Teresa Smeigh March 2017

It is cold!

My suit is blue striped.

Open jacket,

Find black stripes.

Underneath all the blue stripes.

Back to jail if caught!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #140-twist and shout

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Haiku by Teresa Smeigh March 2017

Twist to the left side.

Followed by the right side too!

Shout with happiness!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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FFfAW Challenge-Week of March 14, 2017

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Tim Livingston with the blog, The ForesterArtist. Thank you Tim for our photo prompt this week!

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Abandoned

by Teresa Smeigh March 2017

The boys were all avidly listening to the speaker. They were at a campout and it was time for ghost stories. Rudy volunteered to go first.

It was dark beyond the campfire. The boys were teasing Rudy for believing in ghosts.

“Shssh,” he said, “this is real.”

The boys all laughed, but finally settled down.

Rudy began speaking, “the Vegas family was known around the area as criminals. All of them. Most of the residents believed them, but one family, Mr. and Mrs. Stein scoffed at the stories. One day they disappeared in their old car. They were never found.”

The boys started laughing again and teasing Rudy. The leader was trying to settle them all down when right near them in the woods, lights turned on and a motor started to run.

The leader was laughing until the car started out of the woods and headed right towards him. He ran after the boys

Rudy’s older brother Randy roared with laughter, then abandoned the old rusty car.

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6. This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Therefore, no serial (continuation) stories. They become too complicated for our readers.

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Three Word Wednesday 522 – Shadorma

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by Teresa Smeigh March 2017

Twas painful!

Hands tied behind back.

Shifty look,

Raspy voice.

Others joined the group of men,

Plans were being made.

  Three Word Wednesday.: 3WW Week No. 522

Painful, adjective: sore, hurting, tender, aching, throbbing, angry, disagreeable, unpleasant, nasty, bitter, distressing, upsetting, traumatic, miserable, sad, heartbreaking, agonizing, harrowing.

Raspy, adjective: hoarse or harsh-sounding.

Shifty, adjective: devious, evasive, slippery, duplicitous, false, deceitful, underhanded, untrustworthy, dishonest, shady, wily, crafty, tricky, sneaky, treacherous, artful, sly, scheming, snide.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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