First grader. Never mulled
no twists, just straight up.

Shaken on the playground,
meets bully spirits with bravado.

Some day, she’ll pass the bar.
And she’ll be the one.

We’ll toast her as she takes the oath.
Hail to the Chief.

Posted for dVerse Tuesday Poetics where De asks us to “mix it up a bit” by using terms having to do with the bar / pub scene, drinking terms. IE in Predilection’s case: mulled, twist, straight up, shaken (not stirred), spirits, bar, and toast. The trick is, the poem cannot be about the drinking scene! A fun prompt. Hail to the Chief is the music played at the inauguration after the presidential oath is taken, and thereafter when the President of the United States is introduced. Bar opens at 3 PM Boston time. Stop on over and imbibe some words!




51 thoughts on “Predilection

    • lillian February 7, 2017 / 5:54 pm

      My little grand daughters: 5, 8 and 10…..growing up with Girl Power, in math club, doing science projects. Yep — you go girls! 🙂


    • lillian February 7, 2017 / 5:52 pm

      There are many little girls out there growing up with the idea of Girl Power. My grand daughters among them 🙂

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  1. lynn__ February 7, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Somewhere a school girl who will someday become our president!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Bev February 7, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Sky’s the limit for your granddaughters. Well said!

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian February 10, 2017 / 7:32 am

      …and for all little girls and boys! 😊


  3. * February 7, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    I have a first grader who deals with bullying, so this breaks my heart.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian February 7, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Oh I am so sorry. I hope your child can believe in his/her value and worth and that soon, very soon, s/he shall shine. Prayers are with you and your child.


  4. sanaarizvi February 7, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    Wowieeee Lillian 😀 I love the optimism here.. for sure bullies never can stick around for very long.. she’s gonna be just fine! ❤️

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    • lillian February 7, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      This is for all little girls. May they shine and have a world of opportunities in front of them!

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  5. Waltermarks February 7, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    This should provide for forward minded bravado, not mulling the bullies, but moving on ahead.

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  6. Glenn Buttkus February 7, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    My two granddaughters (backed up 5 grandsons) are just starting school. I applaud your vision of the future–hope it becomes real (it might!) But with the biggest Bully in the world in the oval office–the jury is out for all of us.

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    • lillian February 10, 2017 / 7:37 am

      It’s the time to teach kids how to speak out correctly, how to listen, how to analyze issues and then thoughtfully respond, and how to lift their heads up from electronic devices and communicate in person 😊


  7. Truedessa February 7, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    A wonderful vision of hope that a woman will someday make it to the oval office.

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    • lillian February 10, 2017 / 7:37 am

      I do believe it will be so. I hope in my lifetime.


    • lillian February 10, 2017 / 7:38 am

      Exactly! So many brilliant women and girls out there — it will happen! 😊

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  8. Janice February 8, 2017 / 1:44 am

    A positive portrait :)) you were very successful finding an alternative context for the words!

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    • lillian February 10, 2017 / 7:39 am

      Once a cheerleader, always a cheerleader!🎉


  9. Kathy Reed February 8, 2017 / 8:38 am

    Yes, someday she will appear …the glass ceiling has been close to being broken. I hope she is unknown to us now.

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    • lillian February 10, 2017 / 7:42 am

      She’s out there — so many brilliant women and girls. I know it will happen – I hope in my lifetime. I do think it’s also important to have women in congress — where so many decisions are made — and CEOs and in all places of influence. 50% of the population – let’s make it so 😊


  10. annell4 February 8, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Yes, one day….she’ll wear her high heeled sneakers and we will cheer!!! I can be fun to be a girl!!!

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    • lillian February 10, 2017 / 7:44 am

      Girl Power — little girls are growing up with that phrase — and participating in math and science clubs as well as playing with dolls and logos.


    • lillian February 10, 2017 / 7:46 am

      Oh there are….My most admired woman ever? Barbara Jordan : a black congress woman who participated brilliantly in the Watergate hearings.


  11. katiemiafrederick February 8, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    SMiLes.. friEnd.. Lillian..
    birth here and birth not
    tHeRE IS A requirement
    foR A HiGhest office..
    A test
    could go
    a long way
    to prevent
    A World
    War III..
    isn’t it amazing
    how little our entire education
    system teaches oF heART..
    A iNner UniVerse
    oF EmoTioNs
    the world..
    and sure.. US..
    individuals.. too..
    wHeRe A first Grader
    could ace a test of soul
    and spiRit more than
    old McDonald’s ClOwn
    riSinG uP now wiTh A
    Broken Cheney heART..:)

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian February 10, 2017 / 7:47 am

      …a test of heart…❤. I like that. To learn compassionate listening.

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      • katiemiafrederick February 10, 2017 / 10:02 am

        Hello.. friEnd.. Lillian.. one
        Of the best things about being an outcast.. for those who seek victory over vengeance and do not become a bully.. is.. tHeRe is little choice but to listen.. also the advantage i had as a non-verbal Autistic child until age 4.. i heard the God as Nature speak first.. at 3.. within.. finding the Best friEND Begin with no end.. SMiLes..:)

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  12. Olga February 8, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Bravo to supporting the feeling like anyone can be “the one”. Reach high! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Rosemary Nissen-Wade February 10, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Bravo! For all sorts of reasons.

    Liked by 1 person

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