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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Wednesday 10 August 2011


This week's theme: Manners

Hosted by Jenn at You Know That Blog

Good manners have gone
In a world where rights prevail
Who's responsible?

Social etiquette
Something we never teach now
That must be progress?

TODAY is my one year blogversary (See post below)


  1. Hi Madeleine .. congratulations on a year of blogging .. and yes - we all need to be more aware and thoughtful .. lots of pleases and thank yous .. smiles and laughter, sharing together .. have a happy day .. Hilary

  2. I sort of ranted about the same thing, but just having to do with viewing a movie. As someone who worked in schools for years, I can tell you a great many children weren't being taught manners. Very sad.

  3. I will definitely keep this post in mind in making my blogger rounds.

    Have a good week Madeleine.

  4. Madeleine,
    True enough. Rights overrule good common courtesies. Incisive observation!

  5. How true this is. So sad.

  6. Oh such apt and wise haikus!! Much needed!! Thank you! take care

  7. i dont understand how some people can be so rude!
    liked your haikus =)

  8. Madeleine,

    I don't know if it was by accident or design but as I think of parts of my country being looted and burnt, your first haiku totally reflects how I feel.

  9. One thing I could never master is a haiku. Good manners do seem to be gone, especially in teens. Wish at times that we could turn back the hands of time. :)

  10. Love it, Madeleine! Congratulations on your Anniversary!

  11. Happy anniversary! I agree your Haiku is spot on! I know who is responsible but saying would be rude ; )

  12. Manners. I see the public every Friday & Saturday night. Don't get me started on that one -- the parents as bad as their kids. :-O

    Happy blogaversary! I've enjoyed bumping into you and your poignant haikus.

  13. Happy Blogversary! So delighted to have found you and your unique talents.
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. Happy one year anniversary! Mine is on the 14th!

  15. Congratulations! I wish you many successful years of blogging ahead :)

  16. Congratulations on your one year at blogging Madeleine.... and our society inculcates attitudes, ideas, or habits by persistent instructions I suppose!!

  17. Congrats on a year! I think we should go back to teaching social etiquette :)


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