Caring and Compassionate
Lady of Liberties
Indiscriminate and Independant
Tenacious yet Tactful
Uncouth, Unapologetic, Un-American
Misogynistic Millionaire Megalomaniac
This month’s Poetry Party theme is Politics! Whether you agree or disagree with my perspective I encourage you to participate! The more we share with one another, the better we know and understand one another. And although I do not vote and cannot win I never put forward a poetry challenge without requiring myself to participate. So please accept my poem for what it is… my feelings based on my life experiences, biases and perspectives just as your life experiences, biases, and perspectives aid you in determining your viewpoint on any given topic. Below you will find the important dates and the submission link for #NewEra Poetry or, to learn more, click the previously given link.
Submission deadline is Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, at 23:55 PST. Submit now!
Voting opens at 00:05 PST on Wednesday, January 25th and ends on Tuesday, January 31sh at 23:55 PST.*
Well, here we are just a day away from completing the first week of this new year, 2016! So far I’d say my year is working out pretty well. I really hope yours is as well.
Words Crush Wednesday is still on the menu for 2016 and with this first Wednesday of the year I give a quote by American country singer, Brad Paisley:
It does not matter that today is not January first. Each day is a new day and can be the beginning of a new 365-day cycle. So make the most of it and always try to create the best regardless of the circumstances surrounding you.
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I hope you enjoyed the relevant quote for this week’s Words Crush Wednesday. If you’d like to play along with me here are the details:
Cut/paste and follow these simple rules:
(1) Always pingback to the site you discovered #wcw on with every Words Crush Wednesday post. In this case, that’s me: memeesmusings.com!
(2) In your post, use the badge they’ve created just for you – In this case, you’d use the Panda badge (size doesn’t matter), just grab it below.
(3) Tag your post #wcw so the Words Crush Wednesday community players can find you.
(4) Optional: When you are ready, create your own badge for those you inspire to play Words Crush Wednesday. If you do not create your own badge then your inspirees MUST use the badge from the blogger who inspired you — it’s on your post — so be sure to make it easy for them to find.
If you wanna play #wcw with me, grab that panda badge!
Confusion. It is such a part of our everyday lives. We are confused by our emotions. We are confused by other people’s actions. We are confused by internal conflicts over right and wrong as well as conflicting societal messages. Even those things with a steadfast, never changing result can confuse us.
Or is it just me?
If you’d like to play along in Words Crush Wednesday (#wcw) just cut/paste and follow these simple rules:
(1) Pingback to the site you discovered #wcw on with every Words Crush Wednesday post. In this case, that’s me: memeesmusings.com! (you’ll want to switch out my name for yours)
(2) Use the badge they’ve created just for you – size doesn’t matter
(3) Tag your post #wcw so other players can find you
(4) Optional: When you are ready, create your own badge for those you inspire to play Words Crush Wednesday. If you do not create your own badge then your inspirees MUST use the badge from the blogger who inspired you, so be sure to make it easy for them to find.
That’s so super simple, you just might want to do it too!
The linky party that challenges poets on a new theme every month has begun for October. You can always find your way to the current party at the link provided in my menus entitled — What else? — current party (if you are viewing the menus at the top of my blog it’ll show itself by hovering your cursor over Memee’s Poetry Parties, which by the way has all of the answers for all of the questions ever asked about my linky party, shows a listing of all the rules, a listing of all the past parties, and features the participation badge you earn just by submitting your poem!
Have you participated in the past? Will this be your first submission? Here’s your badge:
Thank you for partying with Memee! Invite your followers to enjoy the fun by displaying this participation badge on your site. Place it anywhere, a sidebar, your About page, or the posts challenging others to join you. Make it visible!
*You’ve earned it, wear it well! Please resize and use it in whatever means suits your needs. It’s about pride, recognition, expanding the challenge and supporting all the participants by getting new eyes on their poetry by sharing the linkup with everyone who follows you.
As September was Suicide Prevention Month and our family lost someone the last week of August to suicide I felt that we should explore this topic with our poetry. Writing heals. And talking, sharing our thoughts with others keeps things from becoming taboo subjects. If we talk about it then perhaps people who are feeling hopeless and lost and are thinking of suicide may find the courage to speak up and ask for help. I know that if our loved one had shared his feelings we would have done whatever we could to help him to heal and perhaps we could have saved his life. And so the #ASKFORHELP Poetry Party came into being.
Dear Reflection was voted favorite poem from this very challenging theme. So take a read and head over to author and poet Laura A Lord’s website and give her some feedback. And tell her Memee sent you! Continue reading →
Partiers partying at #memeespoetryparties is what is bringing me thanks today. I love reading all of the poetic submissions and reblogging each month’s winners, creating their winning badges and seeing them displayed on their own blogs. I love knowing that people are enjoying my once monthly linky parties, that I have created a forum where poet’s can come together for a meet and greet and begin developing friendships while being inspired by one another. I love that all of the work I put into putting Memee’s Poetry Parties together each month is valued and appreciated by others.
I made it one of my most important blogging goals for July 2015 to July 2016 to increase #memeespoetryparties presence on the web so that everyone continues to benefit by increased participation, increased traffic, and increased inspiration and satisfaction for my partiers who step up to the mike as well as those who just drop in to cast their votes for favorite poem. It is my goal that by July 2016 #memeespoetryparties will have a minimum of 100 submissions each and every month. At that time, tangible awards will be given to the top 3 vote-getters each month. I am super-excited about this and hope you are too!
If you haven’t come to one of my parties, you really should. If you like this post or have liked other posts about my linky parties you really should join us. It doesn’t matter that you are far away or have just begun to write, it doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, man or woman, black, white, or foreign born writing in a language other than English. This poetry party is for everyone, all ages, all skill levels, all nationalities. You will meet and be inspired by other bloggers, gain new traffic to your website, receive party favors, badges, and drink from our virtual punchbowl.
So come join us for this month’s linky party at #memeespoetryparties! This month’s theme will be posted tomorrow, Friday, August 14, 2015. And I am excited for Sunday when I share with you Blair’s badge-earning poem: Summer Days. If you love it, check out more of her poetry at People, Things and Life.
I will be flying on a jet plane once again as this post posts and so I find myself, once again, working on my Wednesday Words Crush Challenge several days in advance. The first time I accepted this challenge, I entitled the post, Challenge: Accepted! and so obviously Challenge: Repeated! makes perfect sense for the follow up. Continue reading →