My weekly top 10 (44): (oct 26 - nov 01, 2008)
1. DEREK LAURENS- lizard's lair: a novella prequel to
2. NICHOLAS WATSON - seasons of
3. SAINTCYNOSURE - death sweet death
4. JAY MAGEE - the operation
5. SARAS - dawn - chapter 1
6. CHERRI OSWALD - olympics watching
7. JANESNEWBEGINNING - the love I have for my
8. NDOMINGUEZ - madly spinning world
9. VERACITY - who should we blame?
10. MOONBEAMERGIRL - dear bella, love
DEREK LAURENS - He is an attorney by profession
but the writing bug bit him and out came G Bryan
Smith's "lizard's lair: a novella
prequel to "the survivors"". A published book, it
is all about the sci-fi adventurous tale of Landry and Adams.
They are the crew of starcraft Aurora. They later learn the crew
of The Green Horizon has been enslaved by a lizard-like race.
NICHOLAS WATSON - We all have our mood swings
and undergo emotional changes - happy, sad, love, hate, anger,
fear, joy, acceptance, surprise, etc, etc. Sometimes happy,
sometimes sad, sometimes something else. It is a constantly
changing of the state of our mind. Nicholas in
his poem "seasons of emotions" has
happiness of sunshine, sadness, anger, peace. SEASONAL
SAINTCYNOSURE - It has been said, man was born
to die. Some of us crave fro immortality or at least, that we
should go on living. But wishes remain wishes.
Saintcynosure in his poem "death
sweet death" does not want to (what else!) die.
Death has paid him a visit. He refuses to answer its call. He
pleads her to claim someone else for the grave can wait. SWEET,
JAY MAGEE - There are times in a marriage when
either the wife or husband strays. So what happens to their
relationship? Is there any love left then? Jay
in his short story "the operation" has
one such couple. The wife is about to undergo an operation.The
husband remembers his straying and feels guilty. All love and
faithfulness towards his wife returns. The bonding is renewed.
SARAS - If we analyze our individual lives, we
will find we have been constantly traveling, be it in our city or
abroad. We have been moving forever. This is our constant change.
Saras in her novel "dawn - chapter
1" tells the story of Rosemary, who moved from the
warmer climes of Mumbai, India to cold of Suffolk, England. Life
was good until she lost her mom and even her dad. SAD
CHERRI OSWALD - Recently the Olympics came to a
conclusion in China. The thrill, the winners, the feelings of
cheer and exuberance and much much more was there for us to feel
and enjoy. Cherri brings it all out in her poem
"olympics watching". Most of us became
couch potatoes with popcorn flying (in the mouth as well as
around). Those resounding cries of joy still reverberate. SPORTY
JANESNEWBEGINNING - If jay could write about a
husband's renewed love for his wife, can Jane be
left behind? She professes her innermost feelings for her husband
Jason. In her poem "the love I have for my
husband" she thanks him for his help in making her
cheerful. Since he came into her life, she feels complete. Four
years of marriage, this is heaven on earth. LOVELY
NDOMINGUEZ - So much is happening around us in
the world that life has gone topsy-turvy. What with wars, turmoil
and battles galore, we have our hands full.
Ndominguez brings it all out in her poem
"madly spinning world". Present times
are chaotic and the world itself has gone out of our control.
It's nothing like the peaceful life. People fight, peace is
shattered but there is HOPE!
VERACITY - If Ndominguez talks about wars in the
world, Nikhil has another equally important
matter to write about - our conscience. He wanted to help the
village children by forming an NGO but his teachers discouraged
him. In his poem "who should we blame?"
he asks who has to be blamed for the hungry child left on the
pavement or a youth left lame by a rushing car or… THOUGHTFUL
MOONBEAMERGIRL - We all are smitten by
"Twilight", Bella and Edward Cullen. And why not. It is the rage
among us. So, if there are spin-offs about it, that shouldn't
come as surprising. Teddy in her short story
"dear bella, love edward" was always
taken in by the romantic words of Edward for Bella. Here she has
Edward write the most romantic letter to (who else!) Bella.
(Well, well. This week's "joke" is a slanderous
attack on Obama. Today, slander has become the order of the day
but it is still not finding acceptance. There is no bonhomie or
camaraderie left. There are more sick minds around than
encouragers and appreciators.)
After Barack Obama claimed to have campaigned in 57 states, John
McCain should have sent him the name of a good Alzheimer's
John McCain rolled up his sleeves and went offshore in the Gulf
of Mexico looking for oil for American drivers. Barack Obama
responded by going to the shores of Hawaii, taking off his shirt
and oiling up his torso for American soccer moms.
Barack Obama's camp claims that John McCain was cheating in their
first forum appearance because he actually gave straight answers
to the questions. Politicians aren't supposed to do that.
Any candidate that John McCain picks to be his vice president
will necessarily be a younger candidate than he is. Any candidate
Barack Obama picks to be his vice president will necessarily be
better candidate than he is.
It's a hard election for conservatives this year. They'll have to
hold their noses tight in order to cast a vote for John McCain.
But they'll have to hold on even tighter to their wallets if
Obama gets elected.
The sad fact is that if John McCain is elected President he might
not last another four more years. A sadder fact is that if Barack
Obama is elected President then America might not last another
four more years.
until next week...CHEERS!... and lots of luv and
kisses...and...and...(I said SHUT UP!!!)