Borrow The Lyric Challenge

I was nominated by Nour to do the “Borrow the Lyric” Challenge. Something totally new.

Nour is a very talented blogger, she writes deeply and in a very original way. She’s a reader and respect other’s content which is great. Check her blog for more.
https://nour7.home.blog/
Thank you Nour for this original challenge 😊

Rules (as copied from the creator):

  1. You need to choose a verse from a song and use it in an original poem or story.
  2. You must include the name of the song and the singer at the end or beginning.
  3. You need to challenge someone else and invent ONE rule they need to follow.
  4. You must credit the person who started this challenge (a.k.a. PJ) and the person who challenged you. 
  5. You must include the rules of this challenge.

Nour’s extra rule: you must “Borrow” the lyrics from a cartoon song! Oh wow! Now my life is better

After thinking and thinking, I have chosen a song from the Disney movie soundtrack:”Pinocchio”
“When You Wish Upon a Star – Cliff Edwards”.
And I was imagining if this spell can be real nowadays, how cute the people will look  😂

The song verse:
When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you
If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

My part:
Don’t tell me about the things you can’t do
Just tell me about what you’re capable to

Only the sky is your limit
Your life can change in a minute

Spread your wings and fly away
Smell the air and feel the sun ray

You were born free; you were born firm and sublime
Don’t live like a slave and don’t die before your time

Raise your head, look up and smile
This entire world is yours, each and every mile

You are the only obstacle in your way
Get up and wipe it all away

Live your life to the fullest and fulfill your dreams
If you die with regrets you will eternally scream!  

I will use the same extra rule as Nour since there are many beautiful cartoon movies songs 😊

My Nominees:

  1. Ribana: https://popsiclesociety.com/
  2. Steve: https://stevescountry.com/
  3. Suni: https://fragrantflowersandrecipes.blog/
  4. AL: http://wifeblah.com/

Hope you enjoyed! Please feel free to share your thoughts 💕😊

Huguette Antoun – July 1st 2019

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97 Comments »

  1. Congratulations Huguette!! Never heard of this one before and now I know you are a poet too, that’s great!! And thanks for the nomination! Do you realize how long it’s been since I have watched a cartoon movie??🤪😂 I mean, that would be about 12 years ago!😂 Sigh. This will be a challenge, that’s good though, I like something different.😃😺

    • Thank you Steve for reading and for the kind words 🙂 I’m not a poet, I just did my best to come out with something 🙂 Oh well Steve, you need to do some research, you missed a lot of good movies 😂 and by the way you were nominated also on another post, don’t know the date but it means you’re not reading all my posts :/ not cool! 😃
      Enjoy this new challenge and hope your day will be great 😃😺

      • I can’t believe that I missed one!😲 I will check that out, of course I was on vacation for a while,🤪 if it was before that then it’s on my list, somewhere. My list is like my desk right now, a big mess!😂 I need to check back a bit. Might take a while to get this done, I’m behind a bit on awards again. Guess I will have to start doing more each week.😀Summer is just too busy and too short. Hope you have a great day Huguette!!😁🌞😺

      • I don’t know maybe more hahah probably when you were in vacation, can’t really tell because i need to go back and check all comments 😁 you seem a very organized person Steve 😂 I’m pretty sure it’s a mess 😁 don’t worry you will have plenty of time when winter arrives, now enjoy the summer! hope your day is going smoothly 🌞😺

      • I can be organized when I want, which is most of the time, though my desk doesn’t show it!!😂These days I just want to be outside as much as possible, which hurts the blogging so will have to work out a schedule of some kind I think.🤔Our summer is so short, it’s a shame to be indoors!😁Oh well. So far the day is good, looks like it might rain and its only 18C, too cool for this guy, especially after all the hot weather! And I have to go out in this rain. Sigh.😃🌧😁😹

      • come on now! if you’re being outside and I’m hardly can read all your posts 😁 When you’re back to blogging, how many posts you’re post per day?? 😁
        18C is freezing for you now after Nice 😁
        hope it will get warmer and the winter will not be so hard 😁🌞😺

      • Well, I have goals to meet by the end of the year, so I will need to post more to get there!😂 I won’t make my goal for number of posts though, I didn’t post enough the first half especially the first 2 months, I was slow!😁I don’t even want to think of winter, don’t know if I could handle another like last year!!🥶😂😂😜

      • I can understand you, but my advice, if you are seeking readers, 2 posts per day are more than enough, I still prefer one post per day, because for readers like me that want to read for all my readers, it’s unfair to read for 1 blogger 6 posts per day and ignore other bloggers, this is how I think after experience. The blind likers won’t care or those who comment “great post” ” congrats” won’t care as well 🙂 so it’s about quality not quantity and it has always been this way
        my opinion of course 😸
        let’s not think about winter and enjoy the sun and summer now 🌞😸

      • Yes, you do have a point. About 90% of my readers either don’t comment at all or just leave one or 2 word comments. Only 10% actually say something more and even most of them it’s only one sentence. Here’s a question, honest answer, are my posts too long? I have wondered about that since most blogs I read the posts are very short.🤔🙂

      • this is what I’m saying!
        no honestly your posts are very good, not too short, not too long and full of pictures, not what I meant..but for me reading one post or 2 posts per day for one blogger is fair enough otherwise, I will not give it their proper right, this is what I mean 🙂 those likers or people that say any bullshit, they do so with everyone, it doesn’t matter the length believe me 😊

      • Okay, I was reading some blogging tips recently here on WordPress which said there should be 4-6 posts per day but no more than 300 words. My posts are about 650 words, used to be much longer. I don’t think I could post that much, I like the idea of 2 per day Monday to Friday, maybe something short, just one per day on Sat and Sunday. Not sure yet if I will do that much or not, of course all these award posts help to add in that second post of the day!😃😁

      • don’t know about these tips to be honest, 4-6 posts? check all the good blogs, they post 1 good post once per week or maximum twice and a good post as per some blogging articles should not be less than 1000 words! So there are many tips and each blogger should do what’s best for them for me, I made it clear that it’s being hectic reading 4-6 posts for one blogger and ignore the rest…
        It’s me, maybe other bloggers like that I don’t know
        for me, if you want to write a really good post, it’s not possible to post more than 1 post per day unless one of them is short or a quote or a song…etc….
        So you need to choose what’s best for you 🙂

      • True enough. I figure one regular post and something else like an award post or a poem, something like that. I know a couple bloggers who post 8 to 12 posts a day and even if they are not long its still too much for me. Hmm, 1,000 words, that’s what mine used to be and people said it was too long. Perhaps it has to do with the topic too. Oh well, I will just keep going. Don’t worry about reading everything I post, not everything will be interesting to everyone anyway. Lots of smoke in the air from forest fires again, very strong really.🙂🌞

      • I’m not saying so to say I will not read everything you post, just explaining how I see things and how many others do not only me, for an example 8-12 posts I unfollow immediately . For me personally it’s not blogging anymore
        Yes some posts you really reach the 1000 words without noticing
        I wrote 2000 and 3000 and many read them actually
        I guess one good post plus poem or award is very good
        These smokes and fires are really bad 🙄🙄

      • Yes, I understand that, actually even if all my followers posted only once a day I couldn’t keep up with reading them, I read too slow I guess. Wow, I just got 20 likes in 2 seconds, now that’s fast reading.😂😁I hope those fires are not close but that smoke is strong, it was even worse overnight, it was hard to breathe.😬🤔😀

      • Good morning Steve and hope your day is going smoothly 🙂 This is what I’m saying, likers are many but readers need time!
        Hope the smoke has gone and things are better today 😀😀

      • Good morning, late start this morning. The wind changed direction so the smoke has cleared, at least for now. Still haven’t found out where it’s coming from, so guess it’s not too close. Enjoy your day Huguette!😃🌞😺

  2. Congrats ❤ this is very creative challenge, and you did a great job on it!! I really loved your poem ❤
    You were born free; you were born firm and sublime
    Don’t live like a slave and don’t die before your time<<<<<<<<< those are powerful lines

  3. Wow… I didn’t know you was such a talented poet. Your words blew me away.. ❤️Thank you so much Huguette.
    I am speechless.
    So powerful and beautiful.. wow, just wow my friend❤️

    • Oh thank you dear Lillian, I feel humbled to hear such words from a talented person like you! So happy you loved it, I’m actually an amateur 🙂
      Have a great day ❤

      • Awwww, wow, my pleasure❤️thank you for your kind words. You fill my heart with much joy my friend. I take your words and hide in my heart, and when my life is not going well, I will take your words forward and remember❤️
        Enjoy your day.

  4. Good evenining, i use to watch it when i was a kid, but what you have done with it is a briliant😊🙂🤗

  5. Oh well, when I’ve started reading the rules I hoped I’ll don’t find my name between the nominees 🤪🤪
    Then I enjoyed your poem! What a great talent my dear Huguette! Would be great the spell to be true! What a funny world we would have 😝😊🤥🤥
    “Don’t live like a slave and don’t die before your time” I simple love it! I always try it but honestly I don’t manage to do it every time…
    And then I saw my name 😱😱 I went back to read the rules, and read again and again and honestly I still don’t know what I need to do…🤔🤔
    I’ll try to figure it out 🤔😝
    Thank you dear Huguette! This is a great challenge! 🤗🤗🤗🌸🌸🌸

    • 😂😂😂 come on now! You will do great Riby 😊 not necessary a poem, a story can do! You just take a part from the song and then you write a poem and a story that are related to this part…But hey, you can always apologize 😊
      😂😂 I imagine the noses will make accidents 😂😂😂😂😂😂 OMG!
      I guess it will be a piece of cake for you! Just choose the song and everything will flow 😊
      Have a great day 🤗🤗 💕

      • Easy for you to say as you’re really very good in writing 😉🤪
        But I don’t give up so easy, you just need to be a little bit patience with me 😝🤗
        Ok, I think I’ve got it 😉 I’ll try to find first a cartoon song 🤪😊

      • I’ll be patient with you as an exception hahaha 😊😊💕
        But you’re good too!!! You just need to let them out! I loved the story you wrote in the last challenge so yalla go ahead and do this one 😎😎😊😊🤗💕

      • Thank you 😊 Very appreciated for your patience 🤗🤪
        One question though…in the rules is mentioned “You must include the name of the song and the singer at the end or beginning”, means in the poem or in the story?
        Thank you very much for the appreciation! I’m really grateful for your kindness always 🤗🤗🤗💕💕💕🌸🌸🌸

      • Most welcome 😁😁😁😁
        I guess you just need to mention it the way I did in my post and it doesn’t matter where you will mention it, probably just before you write the song (part of it) and then add your part (poem or story)
        If you like the love topic for an example : beauty and the beast is a beautiful song 😊
        🤗🤗🤗💕💕💕

      • Hi creator here, sorry to but in but you need to include it outside of the poem/story but don’t worry anywhere is good (it’s your story/poem after all 😊).

  6. I used to sing that song as a child all the time. Such a wonderful memory! Love the words that you put together. You are a talented poet! And then I think, you are a bit brilliant too –since English isn’t your first language… Do you think in another language and then write in English or do you write in English from the beginning?

    • Thank you dear and I feel humbled that you’re saying these words about me 😊 I’m not a poet! But I used to write in Arabic and didn’t like the idea of keeping the rhyme, I wanted to be free in writing…
      I think in English while writing in English especially when there’s a rhyme to maintain 🙂 I can’t think in Arabic it’s so different!
      So glad I brought back childhood memories and glad you loved it 😊😊 ❤

  7. Hey Huguette ! A different kind of nomination and you did GREAT✨👏 Congratulations✨ A creative challlenge indeed. Love your part, to say my fav lines in short “Live to the fullest and dont die with regrets” Motivational lines… Keep inspiring us ✨🤗

    • Thank you Simon for reading and for your uplifting words! So glad you loved it 😊 It’s something totally new for me! Glad I could come out with something 😊

  8. Oh wow! That sounds challenging. I’ve written parodies for lyrics before (haven’t published them because of possible privacy breaching) but incorporating a verse into a poem? That sounds hard to me. You did great at adding your addition to that verse, Huguette! 😊💕

  9. WOW you are a natural 🙂 🙂 Your poem is awesome. How could you do that? That’s not easy huh. 🙂 Thank you for inviting me to be part of this tag. Deep inside I am like “I’m in deep trouble, last time I wrote a poem I was 15 years old and it is about Oxygen” LOL 🙂 🙂 as I always promise I will do it. Maybe not now but pretty soon. I will save it in my draft. 🙂

    • Thank you for creating this challenge and for reading and I’m glad you liked it 🙂 it wasn’t easy to be honest because it’s totally new

  10. Ok , really really enjoyed reading your version 😍😍 there is no wonder why Noor chosen you , you did a very good job Huguette , You have used powerful words, encouraging empowering , you are very talented , I hope everyone will see that
    Congratulation 👌👏👏

    • Thank you dear Souad, this is so kind of you and I’m really glad you loved it 💕😊💕😊 I just do my best and hope for the best ❤ ❤

  11. You are a talented writer, but you are a poet also! And “don’t you live like a slave and don’t die before your time”, powerful words.👌 I am very glad to know you nominated me. I accept this challenge! But what can i do, I am not a poet and i don’t clearly understand this! I need little time and I assure you i will try to do this challenge Huguette! 👍💙

    • Thank you Suni for reading and for the lovely words! So glad you loved it and I’ll explain a bit: just choose a song from a cartoon movie, save the lyrics and take the first part, after that what the lyrics made you feel? what is the subject? love, inspiration, or other…you write a story about it or you write a poem (for an example from the lyrics I have I could have written a story about someone who followed their dreams and succeeded but I wrote a poem instead) hope it’s better now 🙂 and take your time of course ❤

  12. Never heard of this challenge before. Unique. I love the Pinnochio song. But I love your part even more. Strong and inspiring. The last lines
    “Live your life to the fullest and fulfill your dreams
    If you die with regrets you will eternally scream! ”
    makes me go wow.
    I read the who part twice. 😂

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