John is a poet and short fiction writer who enjoys collaborating on stories with other writers, and partaking in challenges.
ABC For Me Challenge
Fellow writer and friend Pamela Oglesby has issued a challenge to use the ABC to write something about ourselves. The ABC For Me challenge was originally posted by Rick Lewis on Medium, but Pamela thought it would be interesting to pass it on to her friends here at HubPages.
I have been thinking about this one for almost two weeks since Pamela issued her challenge, and I was struggling to come up with anything. I mentioned this to Brenda Arledge who kindly gave me a couple of suggestions for the letter "A." I actually used one of her suggestions, and once I started I was off and running and got the whole thing done and dusted within the hour. So, a big thank you to Brenda.
All About Me ~ ABC
Australia is my island home
Been here since I was born
Cats - I have six of them (at last count)
Dogs - I have one miniature fox terrier
Environmental protection is in my heart
Firefighting is something I’ve done
Gravy is a must on steak - at least for me
Home is where the heart is - my favourite place
Ink in a pen - very important for a writer like myself
John - that’s my name
Kathleen - my wife’s name
Learning is something I do every day of my life
Maintaining my weight - is not easy, but doing my best
Netflix keeps me occupied if I ever get bored
Outdoors - somewhere I enjoy being. Shh! Don’t tell my garden
Poetry is my writing passion - it always has been, always will
Quiet alone time is important to me
Rugby League Football is my favourite sport
Staying free of COVID is my main goal
Taurus the Bull is my star sign
Untidy I’m not! - it’s just things around me are out of control
Vegemite is a must in every Aussie kitchen - especially mine
Walking the dog (Honey) is a welcome form of exercise
X marks the spot of that hidden treasure I keep searching for
Yesterday’s gone, Tomorrow’s yet to come. I live for today
Zest for life - I hope I never lose it (but if I do I always have lemons)
If by Rudyard Kipling
This poem, "If" by Rudyard Kipling has always been one of my favourites and an inspiration in my life. It contains many important lessons that we should try to live by.
Here it is read wonderfully by Sir Michael Caine.
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