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Remembering Back

The following post was inspired by V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #93: remember.


My three sons.

3 brothers

Oh how I miss those days so much

Getting a smile from a gentle touch

Watching you sleep was such a joy

I was blessed with 3 baby boys

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Our Wedding Day

wedding day


Remembering back I have to say

Twas such a lovely wedding day

I wouldn’t change it for the world

You’ve made me such a happy girl

I love you more than I did back then

I’ll love you more beyond the end





Imaginary Friend

This week over at V.J’s the weekly challenge is IMAGINARY.


When I was a little girl I would go on many long car rides with my parents. One year we were driving to Old Orchard Beach, Maine for our vacation and that’s when I came up with an imaginary friend that I called, my little piece of wind who’d enter the car when I opened the window. 

You’re always willing to listen

to everything I say

It doesn’t really matter

the time of day

You come with me wherever I go

even to places, I do not know

You are my little piece of wind

When I think of you, it makes me grin





Fun With Clichés


“Extract from a cartoon by Priestman Atkinson, from the Punch Almanack for 1885, mocking clichéd expressions in the popular literature of the time”


The following was written for a challenge over at V.J.’s called:

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #86: cliché


The grass is always greener

or so they say

But my grass is a labor of love


A little bird told me just the other day

A little of this, a little of that

Goes a long way


A penny saved, is a penny earned

After all, it’s a no brainer


A place for everything and everything in its place

is a sight for sore eyes


What Does Resilience Mean to You?

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #64: resilience

There is a catch to this week’s challenge: I don’t want you to use the word itself, but to illustrate what resilience means to you.


Image by jhfl from Pixabay 


Persistence Pays Off

This weeks challenge is “Language”



French was not a favorite subject of Katie’s and she hated the homework that went with the class.

She’d bring home her homework and her mother would always insist on helping her with French as she was failing the class. Her mother would make her write out un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, and so on until she’d hit one hundred. Katie did this for a month hating her mother for making her do this.

Then there was practicing the language itself. Not only did Katie have to write out sentences, but she also had to memorize them and translate them into English.

At the end of the school year, Katie received an award in French for “Most Improved French Student”. Everything her mother made her do, paid off in the end with persistence.


© Susan Zutautas 2019






Deep in the Forest

This was written for V.J.’s Weekly Challenge.


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Image by SplitShire from Pixabay


In the forest, I’m engulfed by trees

Lush and green, with hints of pine aroma

Wildflowers carpeting the floor

Adding to the beauty of nature

Here is where I want to be

Away from the noise of the city


©Susan Zutautas 2019