Photo Challenge #325

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Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

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You have buried him alive

He craves freedom from a living grave

His hand is grasping for something to hold onto

To leverage himself out of this place of confinement

Criticism of his life choices, condemning his decisions

Not letting him be the person he wanted to be

Forcing conformity and uniformity has made him into

A person buried alive, trying to seek freedom

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Photo Challenge #324

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Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story

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“Take your hand out of the candy jar and step back real slow!”

“But….. “spluttered Noah, “I wasn’t doing anything wrong”

“You were trying to steal the candy from a baby and everyone knows how wrong that is”

“I was just taking a few, I was hungry”

“That’s what they all say when caught in the act!”

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Photo Challenge # 273

I am sharing this post from 24 July 2019 in response to Fandango Friday Flashback

The universe has shrunk to a speck

Right in front of my eyes on the tip of my nose

I cannot look away from this distraction 

My mind is trapped in this point at this time

How many things we often overlook 

When our minds are drawn to the near focus

How many realities of life go unnoticed 

When we are just looking at our own troubles 

In response to;

MLMM- Photo Challenge #273

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Photo Challenge #323

Nekneeraj is the host of Photo Challenge

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

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Memories

Wilted, dried out roses

Old bottle of perfume, preserved

Carefully kept hidden in a secret place

A reminder of a life lived to the fullest

In the days of frailty and old age

My memories give me a reason to smile

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Photo Challenge #322

Nekneeraj is the host of Photo Challenge

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

Alternatively,

If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Please credit the artist!

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Some memories are hard to process

You don’t want to remember and cannot forget them

This old photo of hers poses unanswerable questions

Was it my fault or was she to blame

The guilt I always feel when I look at this

Made me smear paint on her image so that I can forget

Deep inside my heart, a sense of failure is eating away

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Photo Challenge #321

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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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Photo Challenge #320

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What a blundering fool agent X was. John saw the cassette in the envelope left at the secret drop zone and he was irked at seeing this outdated device. What was he supposed to do now! Get a cassette player from some antique dealer and play it to get the message?

The envelope in his had started to feel hot and before John could react or decipher the meaning of this new development, a loud bang was heard with a bright flash of light.

Only a deep charred hole remained where John was standing.

Agent X was a double agent, working for whoever paid the highest!

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Tuesday Writing Prompt- A beautiful Dreamer and Photo Challenge #319

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Photo by Raine Nectar on Pexels.com

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Rainbows in the sky stimulates the imagination

A romantic dreamer looks up and sees so many possibilities

The cynic just sees colors split by drops of water in the atmosphere

The dreamer sees wonder and magic in each layer of translucent color

What would you want to be, a hardened skeptic or a beautiful dreamer?

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Tuesday Writing Prompt;

Today’s prompt: Use “beautiful dreamer” in a piece of poetry or prose

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Photo Challenge #317

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girl in yellow shirt lying on bed

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Today……

Today is…….

Today is the …..

Today is the day

Sara was bouncing on her parent’s bed chanting this mantra when her mother walked in.

“What are you doing munchkin?”

She said in a mock scolding voice.

“Today is the day Mom when the school is off and I can do whatever I like”

“And what do you want to do?”

“I want to lie on your bed and watch cartoons all day long” Sara replied.

“And what about going out, riding your bike or playing with your friends?”

“Naw, I don’t want to meet them face to face till there is no danger of getting sick”

Sara said as she bounced down on the bed with a loud whoop.

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