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There Once Was……..





There once was a woman who wrote……..

Stories, poems, notes…….

She wrote and wrote and had a grand time…….


Putting words down for others to read…..

Was a habit, no wait, a need……

Now she has stopped because life got in the way……

Too much to do and little to say…….

Then the New Year came……

And she vowed it would not stay the same…..

Making a promise to write again with renewed vigor……

Only to find herself doing nothing but spewer…….

Silly little rhymes instead of something of note…..

So, I hope you’ll excuse my false little promise……

That I made in a moment of blitheness…..

I thought life would be different……..

But Life thought me too flippant…..

All I could come up with after thinking and plotting…..

Was this silly little poem that will make you think I’m dotty…….

Because the rhyming is all wrong ……..

And it’s silliness is overlong……

But, that’s all I got on this cold winters day…..

Is a dumb little poem that won’t garner any applause……

Named so appropriately, ‘There Once Was’………






I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love animals and at present have one dog (Sam) and 2 cats (brother and sister, Notwen and Pouncer). I've lived in various places in the USA and now in Canada. I've always enjoyed watching life and people and have developed an appreciation for it all. My outlook is sometimes out of the normal.... but that's what makes things so interesting! I am always interested in the opinions of others. Everyone has their own outlook and it's always worthwhile to listen!

23 thoughts on “There Once Was……..

  1. Sometimes its like that Jackie, our minds freeze up, nothing comes but we can be patient and then one day, you’ll find the words again. So stay warm and dream of more silly poems after all it is writing isn’t it.


  2. Well it’s a start! I’m working on it too. Written 3 and posted nothing.I love the envelope look here. Don’t know how you did it but it’s genius. Love the photo of the lady writing up top too. Very vintage looking. I’m thinking about not renewing my blog entirely but I would miss you and a few other’s.


  3. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Often when we try to make ourselves find that spark it becomes all the more elusive. It will come back to you when you most need it.


      1. I think that’s happening to a lot of us. As you can see I don’t have much to say any more. I think we are all overwhelmed by the world around us and it’s affecting our creativity. You more than most have so much stress that it has to affect you. That said I’ll look forward to seeing what you have to say when your writer’s block lifts.


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