Stream of Consciousness Saturday – prompt – Above/Below

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and here comes Linda Hill with a small package.

“Hey, Linda.”

“Hey, John. Here’s your prompt for this week.”

“Small box.”

“Small prompt. See ya.”

“Thanks, Linda. Well, let me open the box and see what we have. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “above/below.” Use one, use both, use ’em however they inspire you. Bonus points if you use them both. Enjoy!”

If you would like to have fun and enjoy, go to Linda’s blog and read how easy it is to join in. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2021/02/12/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-feb-13-2021/

Above/Below by John W. Howell © 2021

“The sky above and the Earth below.”

“What are we doing?”

“I’m creating a poem.”

“What’s it about?”

“The sky and Earth.”

“I got that part; how about the rest?”

“Not sure.”

“What do you mean, not sure?”

“I only have the first line, “The sky above the Earth below.”

“Do you mind if I add to it?”

“No, go ahead.”

“The row ahead, I gotta sow.”

“Hmm. Not sure that’s where I wanted to go.”

“The wind around is starting to blow.”

“I think you are touching on it, you know.”

“The river beside me continues to flow.”

“Now you are rhyming just like a pro.”

“The temperature’s falling, and it’s starting to snow.”

“Your skill is terrific, and mine is so low.”

“Spring will be soon, and things will grow.”

“For this great poem a debt to you I owe.”

“At last, our travels lead us to this plateau.”

“Wait, keep going, and I’ll pay you some dough.”

“Alas, my mind is tired, and we must end this tableau.”

“I’m thinking of a treat you might not want to forgo.”

“Not sure there is anything that is quite apropos.”

“I have in my mind a big treat by the name of merlot.”

“The lure of the grape has no hold which I had to outgrow.”

“Well, then I suggest a new friend, beer, just say hello.”

“I have met Mr. Beer, and our friendship is definitely not nouveau.”

“Let’s stop all this rhyming and go where we can become all aglow.”

“I happen to know a spot that would be perfect.”

“I’m so gal you stopped rhyming.”

“You actually threw off my timing.”

“Stop now.”

“But how?”

75 comments

  1. GREAT! dear John. You made us laugh. It was such a fun reading your text.
    Keep well
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. I’m glad. We all need more laughter these days. All my best to the Fab Four (who know how to laugh) 😊

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  2. Nice one, John. With such consistent rhyming, where will you go next?

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    1. Need to do more and study more text. 😊

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Two friends, beer or Merlot, add a little allegro — irresistible! Well done, John. It’s time to party! 😃

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. The beer is near and time to cheer. (I need to stop this now.) 😂

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        😂

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  4. Can you imagine if someone fell victim to a curse that forced him to speak in rhyme–and he could never stop? He would go mad, I tell you, mad!

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    1. That would be bad. real bad. 😳😁 Thanks, Liz

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      1. Yes indeed. 😊

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    2. It’s not as bad as you suggest/ sometimes it happens just in jest/ when rhyming happens on request/ you often find that it’s the best.

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      1. Hahaha. Than you, Keith.

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      2. Well played! 😀 😀 😀

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  5. This was great John! Happy Saturday!😊

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill. *Sung to the tune of Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad by Meat Loaf.

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  6. You can actually get a story out of that prompt – all I could think of was the over and under in betting sports! 🤪

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    1. Well, that’s a form of above and below. 😁

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  7. This was great, John. It’s nice to laugh on Saturday morning, Enjoy the bonus points.

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    1. Thank you, Dan 😁

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  8. You have achieved a bit of rhyming excellence, here, John.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie. 😊

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  9. That was a fun read, as you always do
    You find a way, each Saturday
    To have us let out a guffaw or two

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    1. Thank you for the nice words, Dale. I enjoy telling the tale. 😁 Let’s stop rhyming now, please.😂

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      1. 🙂
        No worries! I’m all rhymed out! 😏

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      2. Me too. Just like you. UGH

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  10. Brilliantly entertaining, John! Great response to the prompt!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Love your comments.😁

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  11. John Keats would be so proud of you, John. Good job rhyming out the prompt!

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    1. That you Mary. I think John Keats would have me arrested. 😂 You are sweet to say so. (That felt strange saying to some one with the handle Bikerchick57.) Well I meant it. 😊

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      1. Lol, I’m not as tough as that moniker sounds. My leathers and sh*t kicking biker boots are not in use, so sweet is okay.

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      2. Sweet it is. 🤗

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Good one, John. I find rhyming addictive, if I read a Dr. Seuss I’m rhyming all day.

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    1. I know what you mean. It is very easy to fall under the spell. That path I know too well. (Stop) 😳

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        LOL

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  13. Anybody want a peanut ?

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    1. Does that come with beer?

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      1. If it did not it would be a crime that does not rhyme !

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      2. Yes, but when a peanut is near. Look carefully for its cousin the beer.

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  14. Clever and thoroughly entertaining. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Susan. 😊

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  15. You really got on a roll there Boss, I love it!

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    1. Thak you, Marc. Hard to get off that rhyming surf board.

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  16. You do it so well, my man!

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    1. Thank you, Bill Ray.

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  17. Oh! my goodness what can I say
    Your rhyming talents blow me away!
    This poetry of yours has made my day
    Your brain has is really in the sway
    In your fields and river banks you play.
    Get the drinks in, use a tray!
    Loved it John 💜💜💜💜

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    1. What can I say I had my fun, No one out rhymes Willowdot21 😁

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      1. You are too modest John 💜

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  18. Perhaps a swift blow to the head with an (empty) bottle can reboot that part of the brain that gets on an endless rhyming loop.

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    1. I think three fingers of Willett will do it.

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      1. That sounds like a wonderful idea. I might try it myself tonight.

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  19. Very impressive if I do say so …
    I know I won’t give up by day job.
    Happy Saturday John!!!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you as well.

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  20. This reminds me a bit of Zoe’s extraordinary playlist – where she hears/sees people’s feelings. And they sing and dance them to her..but not really. Only she can see it.

    Here’s my post on the challenge: https://humblebuthumorous.com/2021/02/13/keeping-warm/

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    1. Thank you, Sandi. 😁

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  21. I would have loved to be with you when you were writing this. I can hear it now, “Yes, that’s it, plateau!” Terrific, John!

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    1. That was about the way it went, Jennie. You should have been here. I would have given you a cup of tea as we worked through the rhymes.

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      1. That would have been fun!

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      2. Yes it would. 😁

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  22. hahaha! This was pretty great, John!

    I had the bits of the movie The Princess Bride in my head when Fezzik and Inigo were rhyming and were driving Vizzini nuts/mad. 😂 😀

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    1. Never saw the movie. Will have to someday.

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  23. Hilarious, John. Clever and so fun. Who know where this rhyming discussion would “go!”

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    1. I know. It took me a while to stop it. Thanks, Diana.

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  24. John, you are hilarious. Thanks for uplifting my Monday morning.

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    1. Always happy to help a Monday, Robbie. Thanks for letting me know. 🤗

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