Tag Archives: life

Remember Them

Poppy Day

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

 

Poem ‘For the Fallen’ by Robert Laurence Binyon.

 

Take a Break

Seaside 3

Haiku 144

A leave of absence

I’ll only be posting here

Sporadically

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Spring has Sprung here in Cape Town and I have many chores waiting. Also family is visiting soon, so I’ll be spending time with them.

All of which means that I’ll only be visiting Blogland now and then, for the next month or so.

To all my friends, particularly those in hospital or recovering, keep well and I’ll see you later.

Cheers!

 

I Wish I’d Been . . .

Dandelion Clock

 

I Wish I’d Been

 

I wish I’d been taller, thinner, stronger

Popular, athletic, younger

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I wish I’d been blonde, blue-eyed, prettier

Amusing, charming, wittier

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I wish I’d been able to breathe with ease

Able to run with the breeze

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I wish I’d been able to see like the rest

Able to stand the test

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I wish I’d been kinder, calmer, wiser

Had a patient adviser

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I wish I’d fit in with the crowd

Not always felt bowed

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I wish I’d been taught not to mind

The bully with back up behind

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I wish I’d been told it’s all right you know

Able to let things go

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I wish I’d been  .  .  .

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Never mind.

In the immortal words of Popeye

“I yam what I yam!”

 

Five Year Anniversary

Rose

Five Year WP Anniversary: 2000 Followers.

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Well it’s five years since I first started this blog.

And I’m still here!

I have also just accumulated 2000 Followers.

Thank you to everyone who has joined me along the way and shared in my little blog of everyday life. Without you there would be no Mad Cap Dog!

Cheers, Scifi.

 

WP Anniversary

 

I’m Always Walking With You

In The Wilds 1

Wherever I am girl, I’m always walking with you; I’m always walking with you, but I look and you’re not there.

– Cat Stevens, How Can I Tell You

 

I walked down to the library the other day.

On leaving the property I turned left and continued along the road to the end, so I could see clearly down all three roads before I crossed; checking for dogs.

At each road side I stopped and waited for you to sit, while I checked for traffic.

Once along the way I saw another dog across the road behaving badly; leaping in the air, circling the man, chewing on its lead. He was a massive dog that looked like a cross between a Ridgeback and a Boerboel and was way out of control. I instantly thought to check you, so you would not freak out.

But I look and you’re not there.

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I first heard Cat Stevens sing this lovely song, How Can I Tell You, when I was a student. A housemate had the LP and I would play it often when they were all out. It doesn’t refer to someone you knew who is now gone, but rather to someone you never met, but the sentiment is the same.

 

Sunday Musings #171

There are two rules in life.

1. Never give out all the information.

 

– Unknown

 

That being said, some of you may have noticed my absence over the last few weeks. It was very difficult trying to keep up with everyone in Blogland during all my recent long power cuts. I also had a visitor and family comes first. However, I should be getting back into the swing of things soon. I hope you have all been keeping well and I look forward to catching up.

 

Thank You All

Comfort Flowers

Thank you very much for all your kind comments on the passing of Little Monkey. She was a unique dog that touched all our hearts.

The out-pouring of love and sympathy that “Little Monkey Runs with the Pack” received helped me to deal with the suddenness of her loss.

Thank You All.