NaPoWriMo #3

NaPoWriMo #3

Prompt: write a sea shanty

(Based on the Titanic)

 

♬ Oh oh white star

I wish my dreams on you

Oh oh white star

I wish my dreams on you

But they won’t float, but they won’t float

But your riches will ♬

 

Our dreams aren’t counted

While you load up your feathers and pearls

The men guard the gate at the top of the stairs

My body slipped under the weight of the water

Silence enveloped the roar of the anger

You said my pennies determine my future

 

We’re swallowed whole

Buckled by pressure

We’re swallowed whole

Lost here like treasure

We’re swallowed whole

Hearing the sound of the band playing on

 

If they’re lucky they’ll find me in the arms of my lover

Our baby between us, huddled for cover

They’ll bury we three in a plot there in Scotia

Someday someone will stand there and wonder

Where did their dreams go to rest?

Where did their love go to die?

 

We’re swallowed whole

Buckled by pressure

We’re swallowed whole

Lost here like treasure

We’re swallowed whole

Hearing the sound of the band playing on

 

♬ Oh oh white star

I wish my dreams on you

Oh oh white star

I wish my dreams on you

But they won’t float, but they won’t float

But your riches will ♬

A-Z Bloggers Challenge #3:C

Celebrations

I am a big fan of celebrations. I celebrate all small victories and count my blessings on a regular basis. I feel very sorry for those who cannot find something to be thankful for. However I do think it is a skill to be taught, not something that comes automatically.

Just before the Easter holidays  I asked my form class to reflect on the past term and to write down two great things that happened to them. I have never seen a group struggle with a task so much. I told them I’d had eight great things happen to me in that weekend alone and I was so surprised that they couldn’t think of two in several months. With a huge amount of struggling and prompting I finally managed to get everyone in the class recognise two things to be thankful for.

I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the younger generation who’ve had things handed to them so readily, in terms of material possessions, that that becomes the baseline and taken for granted. Maybe it’s just preteen apathy. Hopefully though that exercise will have prompted them to think of things more often that they are grateful for.

Aisling’s Eight Great Things that Happened over Easter Break:

  1. I went on a trip to Puerto Vallarta
  2. Got to spend lots of time in Mexico City
  3. Got to go back to my favourite place – Zihuatanejo
  4. My bestie from Belfast popped over for a visit
  5. Too many giggles to mention
  6. Spent the afternoon at the Museo Frida Kahlo and it blew my mind
  7. Randomly meeting someone in Mexico City, who is from MN & making plans for summer catch up.
  8. Using Spanish in real life and actually being understood.