Daily Prompts- Poetry

Thousands of thoughts swirl in my brain

Disturbing the restful frame of my mind

They demand that I put them on paper succinctly

Rhyming and rhythmic like a river‘s flow

Well-loved words creating verses unusual and enticing

As I gaze to the horizon, I dream of verdant greens and cerulean bays

And start to craft lines that portray the beauty

That my thoughts evoke in my mind and want me to convey

Once my imagination is clad in the garb of words

No one will be able to abolish it without glancing over

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Succinct

3TC:

Restful, Unusual, Loved

FOWC;

Abolish

RDP;

Cerulean bay

Word of the day challenge;

River

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Photo Challenge #321

Nekneeraj is the host of Photo Challenge

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Don’t step on us, called a tiny voice

So soft that it was just a chance that I heard

Looking down I saw a trio of golden leaves

Randomly scattered on the walkway almost under my feet

Bending down I saw a whole bunch of little fairies

Hidings under one of the leaves looking distraught

Smiling at my rare good fortune, I lifted them onto my hand

And went to find a safe place for them to survive

This was the story my grandfather often told me

I used to believe in it when I was a mere child

But now I am older, older and wiser and don’t believe

In little magical folks so small as to fit in a palm

That was until I heard a tiny voice calling up to me

Don’t step on us, look where you’re going!

~*~

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Daily Prompts- My baby

The day you were born I wrapped you in soft cotton sheets

I still remember the smell of that bar of baby soap

Listening to the rhythm of your calm breathing

Was enough to put a mother’s mind at ease

But, as usual, the time slips away from us unnoticed and quickly

Now you are matriculated in a collage, but you were

A baby a little while ago and I remember it clearly

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Matriculate

3TC;

Rhythm, Cotton, Bar

FOWC;

Baby

RDP;

Enough

Word of the day challenge;

Usual

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Tale Weaver – #281 – Artwork – June 25th

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

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Lovingly crafted with great concentration

The lines and swirls separating and joining

Colors and hues are many and vibrant

Hours spent in creating this masterpiece

No one is allowed a glimpse till the work is complete

At last!

Sound of steps approaching and little hands hold it afloat

Do you like my artwork grandma?

~*~

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This week a concept/notion that is all around us and to which we respond in our own individual way.

What does the term ‘artwork’ mean to you?

Some dabble in it, some make a living from it, some have created a unique form of it.

We visit art galleries and make our own minds up as to the worth of any given artwork.

Thursday Inspiration- Time

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration

This week’s theme is time and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Time After Time,” a 1983 song from Cyndi Lauper (co-written with Rob Hyman).

Lying in my bed
I hear the clock tick and think of you
Caught up in circles
Confusion is nothing new
Flashback, warm nights
Almost left behind

 Time pieces

Image from the Happy Color app.

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Time stopped for me when you went away

I am stuck in that same day, same hour, every day

Living and reliving all those things that you said to me

I wish you would come back just one more time

To set me free from this prison of words and thoughts

~*~

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Daily Prompts

The droning voice puts me to sleep

The prolix too long and tedious to follow

But it is another way to beat insomnia, I think

Gives me a respite from counting sheep

The uncertainties of my day all hide in oblivion

The unpredictable, and the unheard all alike

Till I wake up to the brilliant sight, fire in the sky

I switch off the audiobook which had been running all night

I didn’t wake up cranky this morning

I have discovered a new way to fall asleep

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Prolix

3TC ;

Respite, Unheard, Naked

FOWC;

Cranky

RDP;

Fire in the sky

Word of the day challenge;

Unpredictable

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#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

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Crimson Creative Challenge # 85

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge

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A ribbon tied around a post

A sign of a promise made

Here it is still tied but they, who had

Made these unbreakable promises

Have long forgotten its existence

And the promise that was meant

To last a lifetime if not more

It flutters forlornly in the breeze

Waiting for them to remember

~*~

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Daily Prompts- Put the fear away

Life should be a celebration

Never be afraid to live it fully

Silenced lips need to smile more

Don’t shield the heart from sorrow

Let it experience the good and bad both

Dive into it headlong and try to stay afloat

No one can be a paragon of perfection

When we live, mistakes are often made

Don’t let the chatter of critics stop you

Reduce those naysayers to the diminutive status they deserve

Puff up your chest with pride and never be afraid

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Afraid

3TC;

Shield, Chatter, Silenced

FOWC;

Diminutive

RDP;

Paragon

Word of the day challenge;

Celebration

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Daily Prompts- What If?

Water in the lake rippled and the waves traveled outwards

The highs compensate for the lows which cascade on and on

Till this turbulence become faint and die altogether

An idea born in the mind creates the same waves

What if!

What if this had not happened or what if it had

Sometimes these doubts take over as the main theme of life

Apropos of what we have, we hanker for what was denied

Ignoring the gifts we are endowed with we run after

The things we think we should have granted to us

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Compensate

3TC;

Rippled, Cascade, Faint

FOWC;

Apropos

RDP;

What if

Word of the day challenge;

Theme

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#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

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