Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday's Writing #No 21- Not to be Denied

Prompts this week:  Pretentious, Femoir, Integrity

Prompts this week:  Pretentious, Femoir, Integrity

Definitions below:


  1. attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.

    "a pretentious literary device"


  2.                                femoir - noun (is a new word currently being debated as added to dictionary)

    a book or other piece of writing based on a female writer’s personal knowledge and experiences, 
  3. written from a feminist viewpoint


the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

  1. "he is known to be a man of integrity"

  2. the state of being whole and undivided.

    "upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty"
                             Not to be Denied

Pretentious people
Femoir, fake news
Are the cries
But the truth is
Those with integrity
Will not be denied
Admitting wrong doing
Taking their lumps
We forgive those
Who want to change

Condemning those who don’t

©Sheilagh Lee November 21, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I remember

It seems a million years ago
Or just yesterday
I’m conflicted you see
For I miss you just the same
As I did the day you left us
Taking your last breath
And with it a piece of our hearts 

I remember you everyday
Wanting to pick up the phone
And hear your voice
Just one more time

I wish you could see
The accomplishments your kids
And grandkids have achieved
Because of your teachings
We strive for success
And succeed doing our best
You taught so many things
But the most important things
Taught were to love life
Love family, be happy even
When times are tough
For with family
We can weather any storm
Happiness is at our call
Love you Mom
Now and always

Happy Birthday
©Sheilagh Lee November 15, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday's Writing #No 20~Speak out

Prompts this week:  Urban, Pneumatic, Fortitudinous

People complain about urban decay
That blights the landscape
It’s nothing compared to the damage
Done by hurricanes, tornadoes
Extreme weather and the like
Pneumatic drills fracking
Causing earthquakes
How we are spoiling our planet
In our extreme greed
Someone must be fortitudinous enough
To act, speak out protest
These desecrations before it’s too late
©Sheilagh Lee November 14, 2017

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

In Memories~Lest We Forget~ Tuesday Writings No#19

In Memories~Lest We Forget

In memories they live
Black and white pictures
Faded and worn
Of days gone by
Proudly going off to war
Smiling and mugging for the cameras
Seemingly unaware of what they'd face
But their bravery
Determination and resilience
In the face of tyranny
Hardship and slaughter
Must be remembered
Must never be forgotten
For those young men and women
Fought to protect and preserve
Your rights and freedom
Lest we forget
©Sheilagh Lee November 7, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tuesday's Writings -#18- Actor

Tuesday's Writings -#18- Actor 

Prompts this week: eminent, delusion, aggravate

An eminent person
An actor renowned
A fall from grace
It was our delusion
That he was different
But isn’t it funny
How it aggravates
That we thought we knew him well
When people knew

Spoke out, but no one heard?
But he is an actor after all
©Sheilagh Lee November 2, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday Writings-#No 17- Do Not Wrap In Cotton Wool

Do Not Wrap In Cotton Wool

Prompts this week: coddle, scold, coercive

People seek to coddle
Wrapping in cotton wool
Those who cannot handle reality
But a few scolds
Are not coercive
Are not harmful
Done that right way
Unless the child
Has grown to adulthood
Believing they can do no wrong
Then they may not be able to be saved
From their own behaviour
God save us from theirs.
 ©Sheilagh Lee October 24, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

For Gordon Downie ~ R.I.P. Gordon Downie

       A Canadian icon Gordon Downie has died and Canada is one nation in mourning for Gord  who made our country better with his thoughtfulness, his poetry, his love of his fellow man and his country and his courage. You inspired all of us thank you Gord. Let flights of angels sing you to your rest. 
      The people Gordon loved the most was his family and his band so to his beloved family and band I give my deepest sympathies. 

Please think about donating to the Gordon Downie fund for BrainCancer https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/braincancerresearch

I was lucky enough to get tickets last year to his last concert in London Ontario read my comments and poem  here in that blog post http://sheilaghlee.blogspot.ca/2016/08/the-tragically-hip-gordon-downie-poetry.html

Those of who feel as if we know him though we never spoke to him this is what I think he’d say.

Do not cry for me
But look for me in mountain high
Streams cold and deep
Blue skies, majestic pine forests
Fields of yellow wheat
In beautiful meadows
Sea to sparkling sea
In cities big and small 
In quiet places
Where I can touch the sky
Where man and woman can think
You will think of me
Read my voice
Play my music
Hear my voice and sing along
Smile and remember me
In love of country
In kindness to your fellow man or woman
Remember the wrongs
By speaking up to put them right
You honour me
And my essence goes on.

R.I.P. Gord Downie      6 February 1964 – 17 October 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday Writings #16-Someone Will Believe

                       Someone Will Believe

Prompts: spurious, euphony, pandemic

Spurious claims
A pandemic in politics
Around the world
To those who wish to hide
Behind fabrications
Of false facts to base their claims
If they repeat enough

Someone will believe 
                                                                                                   ©Sheilagh Lee October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday Writings-No.15- Do We Believe?

Do We Believe?

Prompts:assess, subconscious, destiny

Does the past assess?
Everything we do?
Or can we escape
The ties that bind
Twist and knot
Into our subconscious
Hiding in deepest corners
Life is fairer
To some then others
Now they tell us
It damages our DNA
Nonsense we say
We hold our destiny
Not scientists
But do we really?

©Sheilagh Lee October 10, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Tuesday Writings#No 14- Politics is not business

Prompts this week: lexicon, farceur, redaction

Tuesday Writings#No 14- Politics is not business

Some say he's a farceur
Who uses the lexicon
Of his idea of big business
To run a country
But a country is not a business
It is people coming together 
For common good and prosperity.
If you've run a company or two
Into bankruptcy not once
But many many times
And left people in the poor house
Redacting your past deeds 
Calling them fake news 
Should people actually trust
Anything you say?
©Sheilagh Lee October 3, 2017