Talents Differ (A Fable 4 Blue Monday)

A sparrow

And a squirrel

Had a quarrel,

They call each other names

Attempting to ruin the other party’s fames.

“You shall be able to fly.”

Challenged the sparrow.

“You shall be able to crack nuts.”

Responded the squirrel.

Back and forth,

Furies are laid,

Efforts are made,

The costs are paid,

And the frustration is stayed.

“You are doubtlessly very nimble,

But you lack wings.”

Signed the sparrow.

“You are gracefully admirable,

but you have no teeth.”

Answered the squirrel.

And it is a disgrace

2 force you to occupy my place.

Talents differ,

No one is better.”

Thought both the sparrow and the squirrel.

And they smiled to halt their quarrel.

Respect is obtained,

Friendships are maintained,

Humanity is earned,

As lessons are learned.

*****The End*****

This poem is entered  4 Poets UnitedPoetry Pantry

Blue Monday

The Celebrate Blogger Awards Plus Prayers 4 Viola

The Celebrate Blogger of June in Food/Cooking Award has the following winners:

Amanda, Artswebshow (Each 6 votes)

Michelle ( 5 votes)

Jamie Dedes (4 votes)

Amy at keeping up the.., Amy at Buen Provecho, The Only Cin (3 votes)

Barbara (2 votes)

The Celebrate Blogger of June in Food/Cooking Honorable mention Award has the following winners:

Supagran, Hoiden, Colleen, Tandy, Koek, Willow, Opinions and Rectums (each 1 vote)

The Celebrate Blogger of June in Humor Award has the following winners:

Doraz (11 votes)

Suzi (6 votes)

Wordwand (5 votes)

Shelia, G-man, Ibok, (Each 4 votes)

Comedy Plus, Shakira, Artswebshow, Trisha, Jannie Funster,  Jingle (Each 3 votes)

William, Thom, Sunny, Starla, Mama Zen, Secret Agent Woman, Dom*, Ishabelle, Pink Lady, Bananaz, Kathy (Each 2 votes)

The Celebrate Blogger of June in Humor Honorable Mention Award has the following winners:

Sandra, Megzone, Dennis, Laughing Hard, Insights and Belly Laughs, Beyond the Blog, Redgodenchilc, Halkpint, Nrhatchm, Robiin, Realiverman (1 vote)

The Celebrate Blogger of June in Art/Painting Award has the following winners:

Artswebshow (5 votes)

Trisha, Adam, Poet Traveler (Each 4 votes)

Nicole, Suznne, Joanny, Desiree, Jingle, JP, (Each 3 votes)

Jannie Funster, Feltlikeknitting, Lynn, Liz (Morganna), Heartspell, Dennis, Jamie Dedes, Amy at Keeping up the Schzule…, Noha, Fuck Yeah (Each 2 votes)

The Celebrate Blogger of June in Art/Painting Honorable Mention Award has the following winners:

Gally, Wordwand, Soul Intention, Pat, Celebrating A Year, Megzone, Raj, Grandawl, Ilovepink, Artbythomas, Shakira,  C It My Way, Gaurav Sharma, Dancing Fresk, Redness, Ana, Leslie, Ciela Azul Jewelry (Each 1 vote)

The Celebrate Blogger of June in Short Stories Award has the following winners:

Suzi (13 votes)

Hoiden, Kavita (11 votes)

Amanda, Trisha, William, Jingle (Each 10 votes)

Doraz, Fiveloaf, Ibok, Viola, (Each 9 votes)

Heartspell (8 votes)

Wordwand, Ishabelle, A Poem A Day, Poet Traveler, (7 votes)

Joanny, Megzone, Jessicas Japes, Collin, Sandra, Tracy, Dancingfreak, Rhythm of the soul (Each 6 votes)

C It My Way, Tim, Unexpectedintelltual, Celebrating A Year, D. S. Lear, Desiree, Artwebshow, Adam, Jamie Dedes, Pamela, Alan (Each 5 votes)

The Celebrate Blogger of June in Short Stories Runner-up Award has the following winners:

Edimio, Raj, Pinkjlady, J-star, G-man, Shoelessboywonder, Reedsss, Gally, Shakira (Each 4 votes)

Geardine, Patti, Mr. Stupid,, A New Day, Suzanne, Oscar, Kelly, Dismondsanddogs, Droagonsandgoosebumps, Claudia, Imagina, A Mother’s Tale, Sheri, Sweetanglenna, Passionate Fiction, Willow, Twinkle Twinkle (Each 3 votes)

Beyond the blog, Moondustwriter, Moe, Pete, Ms. Peachers, Maha, Marya, Lua, Robert cupcake poetry, The Only Cin, Betweenhearts75’s Blog, Blissbait, Adventure of a sober women, Commedy Plus, The Scented Statutory, Mirela, Creativity, Jannie Funster, Soul Intention, Anummunaf, JP, Oink, Kuhpinights, Art is my religion (Each 2 votes)

The Celebrate Blogger of June in Short Stories honorable Mention Award has the following winners:

Dee, the walking man, when I was your age, Tara, Viddhi, one day at a time, creativity, Steveroni, Jade, Direkt, The Q. M,  girlfrom the Inn, Ms. Ott, Comfort Spiral, Shankha, The Guilding friends, unknown Mami, The BlaBla Blog, Creative Lee, View from the side, Beyond the years, Adeeyoyo, Let’s not go there, whateverfacotr, Newattitude, Colonialist, Tokeloshe, Everything and Nothing, Griginalnoomment’s Blog, Uphillwriting, Sonu, aardvarkin, De waal, Martin, Hootin’ Ann, Heartspeak, Val, Dewaldus’ Blog, BFG, Opoetoo’s Blog, Ever, Mid-thirty Misfit, Kimberly, Journojen, Lyndatjie’s Blog, susie (Each 1 vote)


As for short stories, to be fair, we have 36 winners, 50 runner-ups, and more than 40 honorable mentions

Thanks a lot for your participation, voting, and commenting…

Today, Rhythm of the soul has given me FRIENDSHIP awards, http://rhythmofmysoul.wordpress.com/accolades-i-treasure/

Thanks for thinking of me, I take two of them and share here with everyone here, xxx.

you are amazing friend award

Friendship award


Family Is Special Award From Jingle

Fresh Flowers 4 U from Jingle

Thus, please feel free to take  awards you win, plus 4 general awards with you and share with your friends!

Well, life is full of tragedy and at times, we lose the one we love regardless how hard we try, this has happened today to

Viola, a poetry friend we all love and respect so much, she has been visiting and commenting for poets in the past few months and her contribution is invaluable for us. Jingle has enjoyed her friendship and comments very much.  I am sorry to tell you that her loving husband, Larry has passed away Sunday afternoon, what a sad news…

Please take a few minutes and visit viola to give her the comfort and support she deserves!


From Jingle 2 Viola

Peace and Love, From Jingle 2 Viola

You Are In Our Thoughts, From Jingle 2 Viola.

prayers for another friend who has passed away a few days ago,

Opinions and Rectums: http://buffalodickdy.blogspot.com/

This blogging friend has passed away, I was shocked to find out today and he was nominated for Food award


The Celebrate Blogger of June Award Nomination Notice: