A little Sparkle on a Still day

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Sparkling or Still.”

What’s your idea of a perfect day off: one during which you can quietly relax, doing nothing, or one with one fun activity lined up after the other? Tell us how you’d spend your time.

Why oh why do I have to choose?

Can’t I just let my mind run loose?

Sometimes let it sparkle , sometimes still

Sometimes exotic, sometimes run of mill.

My idea of a perfect day, if I can have my way

From madding crowds , is to be far far away

On a rainy mushy day, give me a cozy corner

Some munchies, lotsa books and a crooner.

I am quite  happy on my ownsome

Even if  it may make me  lonesome.

Quiet companions – my phone and laptop

All this and I’ll be happy even on a rooftop.

But there are days when I want friends and fun

Where my voice can drown even that of a gun.

So my moody mind does the  final choosing

Of Sparkling days or still  waters- what’s amusing.


Hello, Life!
Hello, Life!

26 thoughts on “A little Sparkle on a Still day

  1. andy1076 November 20, 2014 / 11:29 pm

    Munchies and a cozy corner sounds perfect 🙂


    • Aruna @RipplesnReflections November 20, 2014 / 11:46 pm

      Yeah….. doesn’t it? I was a bookworm once upon a time… now I dont if “networms” exist, but I guess that is what I am !! 😀 😛

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      • andy1076 November 21, 2014 / 12:04 am

        I am used to be a bookworm, then somehow I lost interest, just movies now :S

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  2. mira65 November 20, 2014 / 11:38 pm

    Hi Aruna …plz send me that para from Rainbow Tribe again.

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    • Aruna @RipplesnReflections November 20, 2014 / 11:41 pm

      The Rainbow Bridge
      Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies
      that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

      There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm
      and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health
      and vigour; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again,
      just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

      The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

      They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and
      looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers.
      Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs
      carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your
      special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.

      The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head,
      and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your
      life but never absent from your heart.

      Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together

      Author unknown

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  3. mira65 November 20, 2014 / 11:39 pm

    In todays life not possible…where do I run away from my mind.

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  4. trablog November 21, 2014 / 12:08 am

    “Wishing you sparkling waters even on still days” 😀

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      • trablog November 21, 2014 / 12:20 am

        Haha.. People often quote wise words. I just did that! 😀
        Again what is that with bucket list?! I didn’t get!

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  5. Aruna @RipplesnReflections November 21, 2014 / 12:25 am

    @ Jithin @ trablog …. your bucket list, O collector ji !! Your visiting my page part of my bucket list!!!


  6. Saya November 21, 2014 / 10:12 am

    agree with you…great rhyme 🙂

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      • Saya November 21, 2014 / 9:57 pm

        I haven’t encountered one yet 🙂


  7. sweetykannoth November 21, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    Sometimes still and sometimes sparkling ..! loved it..and that’s the way it should be 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. rajivkrishnan57 November 23, 2014 / 6:36 am

    That’s a true compaction of the you I know except for a slight modification – “Always sparking, never still”.

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  9. gypsyinjeans December 25, 2014 / 11:37 am

    Loved the post…laughed out loud on reading, “my voice can drown even that of a gun” hehe…

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    • Aruna @RipplesnReflections April 29, 2015 / 10:34 am

      Thank you so much…. I know it’s late but better late than never. …as clichéd as it may sound! ! I do have a booming voice esp for a lady. ..despite being a back bencher even my whispers carried …☺☺😉


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