I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.
"First Time for Everything" is an article which includes a few poems inspired by "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 53 ( First).
In life, it seems like there are new challenges around every corner if we choose to face them.
So try new things and enjoy the ride. Just keep your safety and your morals in tact.
I can't wait to hit the lottery for the first time. I'll let you know how it feels.
But for now, sit back and enjoy the writing I've compiled.
"SHAKIRA ~ Try Everything "
First Time For Everything
They say there’s a first time for everything
but I’ve been waiting for years
to hit the lottery
and the day has not arrived.
Yet the toilet backs up
just one time,
and those old cast iron pipes
need a new line.
I need more give-n-take,
I can’t catch a break,
but I’ll give thanks
because it’s breaking my piggy bank.
No reason to fear
for the first star is here,
promising to grant my wish
if I am sincere.
Face each obstacle
Initially forming a plan
Reach for success
Surround yourself with excitement
Try something new.
Old School Manners
Ron was the type of man who believed in old school manners.
He never let me to lift a finger to do certain chores around the house because he considered them to be a man’s job.
When he was ill, I did help him set out the trash each week, but that was about it.
Since he passed, I’ve learned how to do a lot things for the first time.
Probably the first thing was teaching myself how to use his battery powered drill.
At the time, I couldn’t find any drill bits so I put the drill in it’s case and took it with me to a local hardware store.
I imagine they thought I was a bit crazy when I walked inside with the drill but they helped me find what I needed.
One of the men quickly showed me how to change the drill bits by gripping the chuck with one hand and pulling the trigger with the other.
It looked easy, but trust me it wasn’t.
After I got home, I tried it with no success.
Then I grabbed my mobile phone and searched YouTube. I found and easy to follow video to guide me.
The method I chose isn’t fast, but it is safe.
Everyday I learn more, like the day I broke my first drill bit and found out if it’s not a Dewalt drill bit, you can’t take it back for a free exchange.
Thank God, I’ve since found Ron’s drill bits, so between what I purchased and his, I have plenty.
Using Man's Tools
She remembers him tending
to matters around the house,
his hands working with ease,
making everything look so simple.
Little does she know,
using man’s helpful tools
is harder than it looks,
when her hands grip the trigger.
The drill bit already in the chuck
keeps spinning with no luck,
when she realizes it’s the wrong bit,
she tries to read the fine print.
She needs to swap out the screwdriver head
with a drill bit instead,
but she can’t figure out
how to pull it out.
She drives to the hardware store
because she can’t do this anymore,
when they offer a helping hand
in a language she can understand.
On the drive home she wonders
if he ever had trouble,
did his fingers fumble,
was his first time a struggle?
You'll never get bored when you try something new.
There's no limit to what you can do.
— Dr. Seuss
"Power Tools ~ Ray Stevens"
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