Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sometimes I Wish Upon All the Stars...

" Poets wish to profit or to please. " 
   - Horace

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Acrostics Only- Acrostic Haiku


days of love are past
un-done jeans cradle new life
eager babe labors

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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A Gated Limerick

a gal with a very full plate
decided to leave love to fate
she had a ten year plan
and a sexy pool-man
at her house on the hill upstate

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Succinctly Yours Week 44

Succinctly Yours offers a weekly photo and word as inspiration for your micro-fiction. How low can you go? Choose the 140 character or 140 word option. This weeks word is Bluster...

Always more bluster than bully, 
Jack stood quietly while his 
saddle was adjusted.
It was his sister, Jenny, 
that was an ass.

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3 Word Wednesday-  downhill/ freak/ sliver

The Faintest Flicker

sitting across from you 
I struggle to control the beast
inside of me..

I want to scream and yell
that this is not all that there is..

I want to lecture about freaks
and downhill spirals and blessings
that take ballet and learn to play the organ..

but for the life of me I can not choke
the joy that I see in your eyes..
and for just one second .. I too 
caress a sliver of hope...

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

Carry on Tuesday- "Is that all there is?"
Trifecta week #11- Beast- something formidably difficult to control or deal with

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Thanks for stopping by tonight.. I welcome both comments and followers..
Have a great day!


Grandma's Goulash said...

What a fine selection you have offered. I was touched by some and your microfiction gave me a big smile.

Anonymous said...

re: The Faintest Flicker: Interesting. Your poem sits on the edge of the release from the "long dark night of the soul" but not quite. It's an interesting place to live, in poems.

SparkleFarkle said...

"Always more bluster than bully,
Jack stood quietly while his
saddle was adjusted.
It was his sister, Jenny,
that was an ass.

God, how I love a great word play! In fact, I live for it. Thanks for making my day!

Andy Sewina said...

Yeah, great post!

Carrie said...

Your contribution to the trifecta prompt was amazing. Well crafted.

I'm always in awe of people who can write poetry :)

Jester Queen said...

I got a huge laugh out of the horse picture. I imagined Jenny sticking her head out of her stall asking "Who are you calling an ass, ass?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for joining us for this week's Trifecta challenge. I'm with Carrie--in awe of those who can write poetry. Nicely done. Come back on Friday for the weekend challenge?

Satu said...

I like how you work both prompts in. I never quite manage to do that. I need to go one at a time. Thank you for this.

Whitesnake said...

AS Monty Python once wrote "and now for something completely different"

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

I enjoyed all of your poems. And thanks so much for your fun contribution to last week's Limerick-Off!

Jingle Poetry At The Gooseberry Garden said...

fantastic haiku,
love the horse in the post, handsome poetry and images.

Jingle Poetry At The Gooseberry Garden said...

How are you?
Do you like challenges?
Share your talent with us by writing for our theme today, or share a random piece of poetry.

Hope to see you soon!
Best wishes.
Happy Creative Writing,