Superstition…

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Very superstitious, writing on the wall

Nothing supernatural about the scrawl

Nope, it’s not Stevie Wonder

But it was a big blunder

To let the kids have crayons in the hall!

In response to Mind and Life Matters Limerick Poetry Challenge, Superstition.   (Hopefully you’re all not too young to know that first line is from the song Superstition written and sung by the wonderful Stevie Wonder!)

 ~Diane D.                                                  Photo from Pixabay

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  1. Oh, that was so cute Diane and I must admit Stevie Wonder’s tune came into my head when I started reading. 🙂 Oh, the messy days of crayons, just a distant memory now! 🙂

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    1. I tried to go another way, but that song wouldn’t leave me alone 🙂 Thanks, Miri!

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      1. Haha It was meant to be. I loved it!

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    1. Thank you, dear friend! Are you writing a limerick this week? I so look forward to your’s! I didn’t miss it, did I?

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      1. No, I skipped this week. I couldn’t come up with anything!

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      2. Bummer! Well, you are on vacation! Al should win anyway 🙂

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      3. I know! With that photo? 😂

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  2. Oh, no!! Now I’ve got that song stuck in my head. 😉

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    1. As soon as I saw the prompt, it was stuck in my head!

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      1. I dare say everyone who reads this today will be humming the tune. 😉

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  3. Awesome! Something almost all of us can relate to!

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      1. In fact, recently I purchased some crayons that were made for coloring on glass windows, like the sliding doors onto the porch. My grandson had a ball creating on them and, after all was appropriately acclaimed as “Grand” we could wipe it off without difficulty. Incredible what changes have taken place over the last 30 years or so!

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      2. Very cool, I will look for those for when my grands are over! Thanks 🙂

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  4. Ha! Been there done that. We finally painted walls with chalkboard paint. Boom! Problem solved. Well, at least that problem. 😃

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    1. Good idea! Black walls are kind of a pain to paint over later, lots of primer, just so you know 🙂

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      1. That doesn’t scare me. When we bought our place, every room had 80 year-old wallpaper. Stripping that shit was the worst job EVER! 😃

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      2. Oh, that would be awful. Not too fond of wallpaper myself. Youngest had a sports theme room and in Chicago that’s red and black walls yay 😉

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      3. If I have anything to say about it, I will NEVER strip wallpaper again. That shit took forever! 😝

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      4. Hahaha! I hope so. I certainly try to be one. But you know how it is. Boys will be boys, no matter how hard we try not to be idiots. 😃

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      5. Well, that has been my experience, yes 😀

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      6. When it comes right down to it, none of us could possibly deny this. I mean, whenever one hears, “Hey, watch this”, there’s no question it’s a man, and impending danger and likely injury are at hand. What can we say? 😁

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      7. OMG, 3 yr old grandson today crawling on the edge of the brick fire pit (no fire) at his parents, yelling “Watch this Daddy,” while I have visions of trip to the ER after he falls either into the pit or onto the brick patio!

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      8. Exactly! It’s innate, and we can not help it. 🙂

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  5. Superstition is one of the best songs of all time. Fact. Love the fact you used it front and centre in your limerick too!

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    1. Thanks, Al ❤ As soon as I saw the prompt, I could think of nothing else 🙂

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      1. Weirdly, I didn’t. And that in itself is kind of spooky!

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      2. True… but I just meant that I’ve had that song stuck in my head for years, but for some reason it didn’t occur to me with this prompt until I read yours. And now it is stuck fast again… Writing’s on the wall…

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      3. And I couldn’t think of anything but that song, other than a black cat I used to have! I don’t really believe in superstition or luck, I guess, so nothing else really spoke to me…

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      4. I don’t believe in it either, but I remembered back to sportier days and some of my team mates and their odd little rituals… always wearing their lucky socks, putting their socks and boots on in a specific order, leaving the changing room either first or last, touching the posts when we ran onto the pitch… there seemed to be no end to it for some!

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      5. That’s crazy. But I guess you can’t take a chance in case you’re the lucky charm, right? And your picture made me totes haps!

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      6. I gathered that! 🙂

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      7. he seems a little young for me, but I just wanted to say totes haps 😉

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  6. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. I love that song and Stevie Wonder, too. I think there’ssomeone else who sings this. I am on break and gotta go! This looks like the work of young gremlin! 🙂

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    1. Somebody’s, yes! Thanks, Robin!!

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  8. Adorable. Yeah, a child and crayons (or pens) can lead to unplanned redecorating.

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    1. Thanks, glad it wasn’t my wall!

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      1. I understand that relief.

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      2. Wait till you have grandchildren 🙂

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      3. Laughing. Well, at least with those guys I can return them at the end of the day.

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  9. Put up butcher paper along the wall – kid height – and let them rock out. 🙂

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    1. Great idea! Nowadays they have all those washable markers, but don’t know if they’d come off the wall entirely!

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      1. Hmmm. Less work to use paper and…you may get some art you want to save and frame?

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      2. Very true! That’s the one thing I dislike about my ss refrigerator, magnets won’t work to hold the artwork 🙂

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  10. That made me smile. How many times did I scrub the walls….😊

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! I have a few little reminders where someone wrote on a kitchen cabinet and a window frame, but no one has ever admitted it:D.

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  11. Ah! Yes! (No!). High risk leaving crayons within easy reach of young ones…anywhere; even older ones, too, mind you! 😉 Hugs!

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    1. Oh, yes, still have some souvenirs on my cabinet door from when mine were little! ❤

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  12. It is a bad idea to let kids have crayons in the hall. Those junior Leonardos will start sketching their masterpieces everywhere. 🙂

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    1. I still have a few souvenirs on woodwork from when mine were little. But no one remembers doing it, of course 🙂

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      1. Hmm… Sounds familiar. 🙂

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  13. Diane, you have a gift with rhymes! I loved this!
    My daughter drew on walls, chairs, books, etc., when she was two and we knew it was her because she signed everything. The only letters she could write were O and T, so she’s sign her art OTO.
    It was her nickname for several years. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, my friend! That’s so funny about your daughter 🙂 I have a few souvenirs still on my kitchen cabinet that no one will admit to after all these years!

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  14. Oh no! But at least you got a funny post out of it

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    1. always looking for material!

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  15. This made me smile… I occasionally still have crayon to clean, but usually it’s on a table, not a wall… and it’s more often markers or pencil… and Magic Eraser exists now, so it’s all good… takes mere seconds to clean… 😀

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    1. Thanks! I still have a mark on my kitchen cabinet from years ago that no one knows anything about 😉

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      1. Hahaa! I don’t think I’ve ever had to clean the wall… just tables and chairs and uh… children.

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      2. And glitter stuff is the worst!

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  16. We are in the crayon stage and I love it. All moments are so fleeting. Color away… Cute poem. 🙂

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    1. It’s true, they are! But then you get them through school and weddings and then you have grandchildren and it starts over again 🙂

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      1. Yay!!!!!! 🙂 I hadn’t thought of that! Thank you!

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      2. And every stage is great again!

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      1. You’re welcome xx

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  17. Andrew said to come and see you
    He is a great guy
    So I listen to him
    See you on the other side of creativity
    As always Sheldon

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    1. Aww, thanks for stopping by! Andrew is, indeed, a great guy! I’ll visit, promise.

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  18. I remember those days.
    Washable paint – HAH!

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    1. I still have a little souvenir on my kitchen cabinet door that no on ever admitted to 🙂

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  19. That was a really sweet limerick! Kids do create wonders on the walls! 🙂

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    1. I just could not get that song out of my mind!

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  20. Absolutely cute and fun!!
    ❤ Dajena

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      1. xox

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