DO YOU GO FOR IT?

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DO YOU GO FOR IT?



“And the last obstacle for the $1,000,000 prize goes to the first person across this bridge in 60 seconds of less.”

“Runners to your mark…”

“Set…”



Written for  Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: TENUOUS

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THINGS BETTER LEFT UNSAID…

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THINGS BETTER LEFT UNSAID…



“I’m sure Sally picked the bigger half of my Hersey bar. I never should have shared.”

“That would have been my home run. It’s not my fault the coach has me on the bench. Anyone could have hit that lollipop pitch.”

“Sure, it’s a beautiful car. I bet his parents bought it got him. No way he makes that much money.”

“She’s just arm candy to him. I want a girl with beauty and brains.”

“I know he has a six-pack. He lives his life in the gym and only drinks those awful protein drinks. I prefer to have a life!”

“I am a really cool guy. I don’t know why people seem to avoid me?”



Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: ENVY

JOY-FILLED PLEASURES

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JOY-FILLED PLEASURES



A warm and fuzzy kitten

Doggy kissed on my cheek as I awaken

Late nights with a campfire and a stunning sunset

Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major

Candlelight…steak and fries… and beautiful company

Actually the steak and fries are enough…



The month of April is National Poetry Month. The participants in Write-a-Poem-a Day for NaPoWriMp 2019 are given a different prompt each day. Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?


To read poems form other participants… Click Here. 



Written for NaPoWriMo- 2019. 

IT JUST AIN’T NATURAL

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IT JUST AIN’T NATURAL



I am learning a few new recipes with a class I have been taking: Mediterranean Cooking.

The teacher is great. I love her.

The cooking lessons are well done. I understand everything that we try in the kitchen. I even think that I could do those same things at home.

The problem… It’s me.

The foods taste good. They may even taste great as soon as I can get over a few basic personal idiosyncrasies.

  • Vegetarian spaghetti and meatballs. Meatballs without meat?
  • Using grape leaves as wraps for a snack…
  • From what tree does hummus originate?

Just the words lentils and legumes throw me. Why can’t you call them beans? That’s not nearly as scary!

  • Yes, I know that hummus is made from a bean… Doesn’t make the sound of it less frightening.

Aren’t you glad you don’t have me as a student in your class to try new foods!

And don’t get me started about how I feel about a vegetarian tofu turkey…



Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: Natural

 

IF

 

 



If

 

If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can’t I paint you?

The words will never show, the you I’ve come to know.

If a face could launch a thousand ships, then where am I to go?

There’s no one home but you, you’re all that’s left me too.

And when, my love, for life is running dry, you come, and pour, yourself, on me.

If a man could be two places at one time I’d be with you.

Tomorrow and today, beside you all the way.

If the world should stop revolving spinning slowly down to die,

I’d spend the end with you, and when the world was through,

Then one, by one, the stars would all go out and you, and I, would simply fly away


Musicians: BREAD
Songwriters: GATES DAVID ASHWORTH

The month of April is National Poetry Month. The participants in Write-a-Poem-a Day for NaPoWriMp 2019 are given a different prompt each day. Today’s challenge prompt was write a poem that emphasizes the power of “if,” of the woulds and coulds and shoulds of the world.

Sorry, NaPoWriMo- 2019, today I am cheating. There is no better way to metaphorically express “if” than what the musical group BREAD.

To read poems form other participants… Click Here. 



Written for NaPoWriMo- 2019.

THE NO-FUN POLICE – NO MORE

 



At one time, there were VERY STRICT guidelines on touchdown celebrations. The referees could not condone anything that drew attention in a player or caused any delay in the game.

Now…. not so much.



Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge: Condone

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER



Birds of a feather hang together, or so the saying goes.

If one believes in old wives’ tale, of which I don’t take stock.

I’ll choose my friends. I’ll live my dream. No one’s stompin’ on my toes.

 

Don’t slouch. Don’t spit. And no, don’t dip. Don’t ever pick your noses.

Don’t associate with friends that do, from all those things, I balk.

Birds of a feather hang together, or so the saying goes.

 

Good livin’ and great choices. Enjoy the highs. Press through the lows.

I have a plan. I’ll make my way. I am no one’s fool or schlock

I’ll choose my friends. I’ll live my dream. On one’s stompin’ on my toes.

 

Sure things and guaranteed successes are not as they suppose

Foreclosures and bankruptcies come. My only friend, a hawk.

Birds of a feather hang together, or so the saying goes.

 

The hawk and I joined for one big score, the crime I won’t disclose.

He eaid we had no choice, We talked the talked the talk and now we’d do the walk.

I’ll choose my friends. I’ll live my dream. There’s no stomping on my toes.

 

Ten years to life, could have been worse. Now living with the pros.

I one mistake, that old wives’ tale. I never shoulda balked.

Birds of a feather hang together, or so the saying goes.

I’ll choose my friends. I’ll live my dream. There’s no stomping on my toes.



The month of April is National Poetry Month. The participants in Write-a-Poem-a Day for NaPoWriMp 2019 are given a different prompt each day. Today’s challenge prompt was  Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates at least one of the following: (1) the villanelle form, (2) lines taken from an outside text, and/or (3) phrases that oppose each other in some way. If you can use two elements, great – and if you can do all three, wow!

To read poems form other participants… Click Here. 



Written for NaPoWriMo- 2019.