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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!

Wake – (Weekly Decima Prompt #61)

Flotsam and jetsam could disturb, Whatever follows in your wake. It would be good not to mistake Those gems, (that had seemed quite superb), May well shift, switch, and so […]

Hot Shot – (Monday Limerick #56)

Eddie so wanted a hot spot, To chance his Olympic moon shot, In reaching for stars He raises the bars, But talent he really has not! (Limerick) Inspired by the […]

Ice Bath – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #358)

Increase endorphins, Lower heart, rapid beating – Plunge into ice bath. (Haiku) Post inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #358 – RAPID & PLUNGE. Click through for the rules, if you […]

Just One Step – (Tanka Tuesday#225)

When fear saps your zest, And you feel, oh so hopeless; No longer alive – Go take a step; just one step, Because action will best angst. (Tanka) Poem prompted […]

Sleep! – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #357)

Memory leaking … How high is your refresh rate? Go to sleep sooner. (Senryu) Post inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #357 – HIGH & REFRESH. Click through for the rules, […]

Pawn – (Six Sentence Story #157)

The soul of the Chess board, The unwitting Pawns Unique arrangement will prevail or call quits. In this battle of wits … Overlook them not. -o0o- Unpredictable are Both Bishops […]

Ode to the Sunflower – (Tanka Tuesday#223)

Tilting face, Smiling at the sun, Growing strong, Standing tall, Producing sumptuous seeds – You lift our spirits. (Shadorma) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge. This weeks theme “Pick […]

Oh No! – (Monday Limerick #56)

Help! I’m in need of a nurse,This pain is getting much worse,If it doesn’t heal,I might just repeal,Instead, call straight for the hearse! (Limerick) (Just kidding – we all hope […]

Stubborn – (Monday Limerick #55)

The ‘amazing’, red head, Mary Jane, Knew not, that Spiderman stopped the train, Her trust was slighted, Their love was blighted; Pride swallowing is not what she’d deign! (Limerick) Post […]

Contemplation – (Tanka Tuesday#221)

Take a look around If you ever feel hopeless No need to go far Bliss is there to discover On mindful contemplation (Tanka) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge […]

Make Shift – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #353)

At some point branch out – Move beyond what’s expected, Making swift such change (Senryu) Post inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #353 – Branch & Swift ). Click through for […]

Sportsmanship – (Monday Limerick #53)

The tennis champ, Lindsay Davenport,Whether she was on, or off the court,Would take it on the chin,If she didn’t quite win,And was always a jolly good sport! (Limerick) Post inspired […]

Driving Home – (Tanka Tuesday#220)

For utmost impact Make sure you’re exact, Keep words both simple and clear. To drive a point home In full monochrome; You need to be ‘quite’ austere. -o0o- A spelling […]

Bless You! – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #352)

Spring nudges nature. Bees tickle pink blossoms that … Sneeze ‘golden’ pollen! Add ants, ticks, fruit flies and fleas; All pesky prices to pay. (Tanka) Post inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku […]

HowZat! – (Monday Limerick #53)

My nephew, Alec, who loves his cricket, Is a bowler with a golden ticket, If you catch my drift, Tis a splendid gift, To yell HowZat! when taking a wicket. […]

Revolution? – (Weekly Decima Prompt #51)

Honour culture has claimed its cause. For many a millennia Males led the differentia. A ‘duel’ would resolve the flaws, Countless lives were lost – just because. Then rule of […]

April Showers

After April’s wrath – Fleeting sun; bitter showers; May comforts with warmth. (Haiku) Tis also Day 2 of National Poetry Writing Month …

Top Gear – (Six Sentence Story #153)

Tis comfortable to be in cruise control, But do take note of complacency creep. Keep a keen look out for that darn pothole, That’ll swallow you in a micro-sleep. -o0o- […]

Pouting – (Tanka Tuesday #219)

Spring breeze pouts … Cherry Blossoms dance, Heavenly. (Lune – Haiku)) This post is inspired by Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Challenge #219 This week we are to craft a Haiku or Senyru. […]

The Boss – (Monday Limerick #51)

Our business chief is called Joss, She makes a pretty good boss, She’s fair with our pay, Oft gives praise away, And hardly ever gets cross! (Limerick) Post inspired by […]

The Storm – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #351)

Take comfort, When feelings erupt – They will calm. (Lune) Post inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #351 – Comfort & Erupt). Click through for the rules, if you too, would […]

The Stirring – (Double Ennead #2)

It’s hard to be patient While looking for growth, After the dark, dismal, bareness in Winter, When nothing germinates And all seems shutdown. -o0o- As the sky lightens up The […]

Negotiate – (Weekly Decima Prompt #50)

Prepare, so as not to be floored, Consider the alternate view, If you are seeking to breakthrough The zone of potential accord. Look for what each might afford, To lessen […]