#OctPoWriMo 27/Music Challenge:  “I Swear I Lived” #amwriting #poetry #musicchallenge 


OctPoWriMo 27 has a theme based on our favorite flowers. Somehow I’m going to combine this prompt with MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie Music Challenge song on “I lived by OneRepublic. 

Credit: Kawan Harasai via Unsplash

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“I lived” – OneRepublic 

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With every broken breath, 

I swear I lived. 

Pettles in my hands, soft, floating in the wind. 

Never forget to slow down, 

Tred through daisies. 

As our dogs on their walks, 

Burying our nose in the fragrance. 

Inhaling life with resilience, 

Clutching each moment, 

As if it’s the last. 

Not afraid to touch —

The sun and run, 

Using each spare second. 

Fearless with triumph, 

A will to survive

Ignore the broken bones, 

They’ll heal, don’t build walls, 

Despite stumbling hard. 

Get back up, 

Carry on soldier. 

Give it all you have, unafraid to jump,

Raising your cup as the sun goes down, 

Toasting the journey. 

And with —

Choppy breath rasping, 

Gaspimg for air, 

Own every broken breath, 

For every tranquil —

Glittering moment in life, 

Keep pushing to survive. 

Bring meaning into moments,

Where you’re  —

Fighting to live, 

When you realize that life, 

Is the blessing you always desired. 

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©Mandibelle16.(2017) All Rights Reserved. 


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‘Till The Love Runs Out


I’m getting excited! The reason being this time in one month and a few days I will be in Las Vegas. I have been there four times previously and this is my first trip with just my mom and I. I was checking out prices for when we want to go and things are looking good. For instance, $429.00. + taxes for Caeser’s Palace or the Parisian. Three hundred something for Balli’s or Planet Hollywood. This is in the week of course, and from Monday to Friday but the prices are so much better in the week time it’s worth it. Many people like to go across the weekend but I find things are just as hoppin’ in the week and slightly less busier. So, when Mom returns from China I will book Las Vegas. I need to check out some shows that are on right now too so we can get tickets for that. 

Being alone is becoming less and less lonely as the twelve days go by. I’m now just one module short of finishing the copy editing course work. Then I have some studying to do before the final exam becomes available after April 29. Things have been going well except for this last module where you make up a sheet of standard spellings, punctuations, numbers, etc. that may differ then the house guy. The problem occurs when I receive a page or 2 of text then I really don’t know where to begin or where to look for what. But oh well, maybe there is more practice available or I can just pretend with some sort of document. 

I am also looking forward to seeing OneRepublic in concert next Wednesday at Rexall place. They are a favorite group of mine and the first none country concert I’ll have been at at the coliseum. Popular songs of theirs include ” Counting Stars” and ” ‘Till the Love Runs Out.” I hear they do some great covers of certain other band’s music as well. Also, did a little Vegas shopping to wear in Las Vegas: 2 pairs of shorts, 2 lovely tanks, and a few little items to put in a small suit case such as small shampoo and conditioner. 

Take care