Midsummer Finland Style

Posted in Celebration

Midsummer may not be a religious holiday, but it surely is revered in similar fashion!

” When in Helsinki, do as the Finns do” 

Sisu, Sauna and Koskenkorva

Finns, what a nationality
We have quite the ability
To enjoy ourselves
With life’s simple little things

Sauna, heated to at least eighty degrees
Surely hot enough to melt any cheese
Beating each other with branches of birch
Almost as purifying as absolution in a church

Sisu, the spunk, guts and percistence
We have plenty of through out our existance
Rally drivers, Nokia, Linux and the rest
We only deliver the best

Koskenkorva, pure spirit made out of barley
After drinking, don’t ride your Harley
The Swedes may prefer their Vodka
But for the Finns, it’s pure dogma

We have lakes and forrests in abundance
So please come and join us
For a visit in the green of nature
It won’t leave you denatured

Put Me in a Box, Why don’t You in TBT

Posted in Throwback Thursday

“Life is not simple, and people can’t be boxed into being either heroes or villains” Jessica Hagedorn

boxed

Put Me in a Box, Why don’t You

I may no be the hero type
Or match your idea of a villain
You think I am a complete zero hype
Because I caused you a chilling
Just because in your grand plan
I did not win the grand slam
Stuff me in the smallest locker
It isn’t such a shocker

It’s not the obstacle, it’s a mild hindrance
I will seek and find the entrance

Just because

I can never be part of the conventional stock
Always and forever thinking outside the box

15 Thoughts Every Writer Has When They Aren’t Writing — A Writer’s Path

by Michael Cristiano Not being able to write is a sad fact of life for a writer. There’s laundry to do, there’s food to cook, there’s sleep to be had. Worse, I have this pesky illness that eats up a lot of my time. I toil day in and day out to keep […]

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World Wide Wednesday in London

Posted in World Wide Wednesday

“There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere” Vivienne Westwood

London

Over the rooftops
To the hustle and bustle
Of the streets of London
In just a few hops
A few old castles
And a famous dungeon
Hop on a bus
Without much fuss
Follow the lines
And you’ll be fine
Eyes wide open
Seeing more than hoping
In the evening
You are dreaming
Of how much more
The next day has in store

Hard Times in Mundane Monday

Posted in Mundane Monday 

“We’re horribly mundane, aggressively mundane individuals. We’re the ninjas of the mundane, you might say” Andy Partridge

hard-times

Hard Times

“Hard Times”
The wall stated

“Living on dimes!”
Sighing frustrated

Sign of the times?

Only cheap wines
Walking the thin line
Avoiding the mines
Remembering,
The good old times

And as long as this rhymes
I will be feeling just fine

Office Home and Away for Seat Sunday part two

Posted in Seat Sunday

“I don’t want to be a passenger sitting on the bench not doing much, even in my older years”
Frank Lampard

away-office

Office Home and Away 

A seat in the sun
Office life, filled with fun
But wouldn’t you rather
Dig around and discover
What secrets are hidden
Even though it may be forbidden
At least during office hours?