micropoem for the day: Saturday afternoons

It was another time and another place. Maybe even another planet. But Saturday afternoons were something else in those one upon a years. We played baseball. I couldn’t catch a ball even if it was made out of cotton. I made up for that by hitting. We played cowboys and Indians. We went skinny dipping. Water pistols at ten paces. We went on long leisurely bike rides. Sometimes there was even a movie but that was rare. The world was our oyster and we knew where all the pearls were hidden.

cartwheels cross the lawn
tag and hopscotch kids
Saturday afternoon

Uncle Bardie’s Movie of the Week searches for happiness

UNCLE BARDIE’S MOVIE OF THE WEEK begins this week at Uncle Bardie’s Stories & Such. You see, Uncle Bardie loves movies.almost as much as he loves writing, books and music. And when Uncle Bardie loves something that much he wants to share.

Once a week on Monday, Uncle Bardie shares a movie with his Readers he gives a big two thumbs up. It will simply be a short excerpt or a trailer. Uncle Bardie might even throw in a reflection on the movie. If so, it will make an appearance below the video. So pop some popcorn and give yourself a treat. This week’s movie is

What do you think happiness is?

A Friday Extra: 15 Bloggers on WordPress

To all my blogging friends.

Fifteen bloggers on WordPress
Board a bus to go out west
Yo ho ho and a bag of words

Some are Irish, some Australian
Some from Merry Olde England
Yo ho ho and a bag of words

Some live in the U S of A
Or the Great White North of Canada, eh
Yo ho ho and a bag of words

Some have dogs, some have cats
Some are bald, some wear hats
Yo ho ho and a bag of words

Some are young, some are aged
Some play golf, some play games
Yo ho ho and a bag of words

Some do dance, some rock out
Some take selfies, some do not
Yo ho ho and a bag of words

On the bus they go travelling
Down the road as its unraveling
Yo ho ho and a bag of words

After a skip, jump and a hop
On a llama farm they stop
Yo ho ho and a bag of words

They unload all their best stuff
For a picky nick off the cuff
Yo ho ho and a bag of words

Lots of food and drink they share
Some drink ale, some drink beer
Yo ho ho and a bag of words

They laugh, sing, and they dance
Here comes a battalion of ants
Yo ho ho and a bag of words

Before you can count to ten
Bloggers on the bus waving
Yo ho ho and a bag of words

So it’s fifteen bloggers on WordPress
Where they’re going is anybody’s guess
Yo ho ho and a bag of words.