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Category: Poetry

I only started writing poetry in 2020 during the Covid Lockdown – a self-imposed challenge that I have loved … Enjoy!

Solutions – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #385)

Leaf through solutions, When troubles pile into mounds – There’ll be an answer. (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #385 – Leaf/Mounds. Click through for the rules, if you too, […]

Lark (Monday Limerick #27)

Fashionista, Alexander McQueen, Was addicted to cocaine and caffeine, Got up with the lark Retired when t’was dark – And was productive ‘all’ hours in between! (Limerick) With thanks to […]

Pride – (Weekly Decima)

Be proud of what you do and toast, All those who’ve helped you on your way … Opening every closed gateway; Commend what you do well, and boast. Beware others […]

SAD … (Tanka Tuesday)

Right now Tis the SAD time Of the evolving year; Colourful leaves descend below – Nestling … Belying internal black storms – That monger mental health; Such dark days cause […]

Big Ben – (Weekly Haiku Prompt)

Snail gear releases,  Rack pin falls striking Big Ben –  Keeping pace with time. (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #382 – Snail/Pace. Click through for the rules, if you […]

Keepsake – (6SS + Blogtober #30)

I, Christine, Anchoress Of Shere parish cloth, Pledge my religion and deep faith to Jesus. He hears, feels and sees us; Everywhere in life. -o0o- Walled up in somber cell […]

Kindness? (Tanka Tuesday + Blogtober #29)

Much empathy from A good and generous heart, Will give kids Candy On a wet and windy night, Knowing they salute Samhain. (Tanka) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge. […]

Shrooms – (Weekly Haiku Prompt & Blogtober #26)

Grimble Gromble finds Something new among the pots –  Shrooms shrooms the Gnome croons (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #381 – Gnome/Pots. Click through for the rules, if you […]

Ring (Monday Limerick #22)

Sam became a life coach, last Spring,Soothing cark is really his thing,Can’t think of a planWhen s**t hits the fan –Why don’t you just give him a ring? (Limerick) With […]

Blue (Monday Limerick #21)

The cheerleader was feeling blue, What was wrong, she hadn’t a clue, No one was best pleased As she fiercely sneezed – Then, crawled back to bed with the flu! (Limerick) […]

Twilight Hue (Tanka Tuesday + Blogtober #16)

Glorious gloaming, Masks the darker undertone, In the midst of night, Meantime autumnal colours, Blaze bright belying what’s next. (Tanka) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge. This week we’re […]

Three Wishes (6SS + Blogtober #15)

If you had three wishes,  How would you use them –  Rewind that video, erase the harsh words?  The screech of Raven birds,  That echo; echo.  -o0o- Perhaps you’ll imagine, […]

No Word of a Lie (Monday Limerick)

Bank account is empty – don’t know why, There’s no wine on this diet to buy, Not being funny It costs more money – For ‘super foods’ and that is […]

Family Life (Blogtober #5)

Banana for breakfast, Egg and avocado for lunch, Chicken potato soup, With roast carrot croutons to crunch. Healthy eating may not … Suit family life – just my hunch! PS […]

Zeal – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #378)

Beware of avid, Over-enthusiasm – When the worm doth turn. (Senryu) Post inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #378 – Worm/Avid. Click through for the rules, if you too, would like to […]

Christmas Shopping (Blogtober #3)

Boyfriend’s downstairs mincing and chopping, Determined we should not be stopping; Sorting menus to dine With no glass of red wine – (Sigh) Guess it’s time to start Christmas Shopping! […]

Deed – (Monday Limerick #14)

Steve is an old man in need, Of sorting his nephews’ greed, They all really care Who gets the best share – Best flayed in his dying deed! (Limerick) Post […]

Rhyme – (Monday Limerick #11)

Jane would only work ‘Just in Time’,  The ambition seemed quite sublime,  Except in a crunch  With no time for lunch,  It disturbed her rhythm and rhyme! (Limerick) Post inspired […]

Gold – (Monday Limerick #9)

Tom is both determined and bold, His aim is to go for … just gold, He knows not to stop When reaching for top: Each step is rewarded ninefold! (Limerick) […]

Expedition- (Tanka Tuesday #236)

When you set your sights On a goal that is worthwhile, Nothing will dissuade; Send you on a different path – To the one that lights the way (Tanka) Poem […]

Shift – (Six Sentence Story #169)

We’re going for the shift A change in our thoughts, To stop future worry: what has been and what’s gone. We need to act upon, A movement in state. -o0o- […]

Scorch – (Monday Limerick #59)

There once was a comic called Brian, Whose wit was as hot as an iron, His words could scorch Like a blowtorch;Withal … he was more lamb – than lion! […]

Centring – (Six Sentence Story #168)

Tense muscles, sweating palms A racing heart beat? Symptoms of stress related anxiety Stoking dubiety In your competence. -o0o- Choose instead to focus On the energy. It flows with vigorous […]

Media – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #366)

All news media – Forever weaves its vile web Of lies and deceit (Senyru) Post inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #366 – Weave/Web. Click through for the rules, if you […]

Viridity – (Tanka Tuesday #234)

Such are the doldrums, Impasses, and quagmires, That naif thoughts can’t cross – Encourage placidity; Moreover, viridity … (Tanka) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #234. This week’s theme […]