Wednesday, July 29, 2015

better equipped to meet all expectations

                                                                                                  Attribution: Scott Ray
Image: Woman high-jumper (here)

APED given words:
flurry hidden childhood day deep,
hid baby embrace forever once

3WW given words:
reflect tedious waste

The flurry of activities hidden in memory
Of childhood antics and of day's happenings
Even though deep within hid the pranks' infamy
But it was where life's lessons had their beginnings

To reflect back was not a tedious homecoming
Neither a waste of  precious energy expended
But rather baby steps had their true mutterings
To embrace forever skills that mattered

Once given exposure to challenge the umbrage
Acceptance was crucial to meet all expectations
Discipline was no match to offend the tutelage
To face the uncharted world in adulthood fashion

For Vinay's APED Midweek Prompt #59 Wordle #9
Thomg's 3WW week #438 and
Susan's PU's Midweek Motif with - acceptance

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Young lovers cuddle

                                                                         Attribution: Dante G Rosetti
Image: The Lovers (here)

Set in their ways like
migrating birds by instinct
Young lovers cuddle
Strike on opportunities
Making good life worth living

Do not be alarmed
Inclement of weather is
unpredictable
Hot and cold like good ladies
Always a challenge

Gangling and confused
Lost in the woods not knowing
Forwards or backwards
Such are those drunk with power
Wondering how to remain wild

For Chev's CARPE DIEM #54 - lost in the woods

Sunday, July 26, 2015

How I wish to mirror,

                                                                                                         Attribution: Yves
Image: Compact Mirror MLMM's
Picture Prompt #117 (here)

MLMM given words:
streetwise rags bracket implosive creepy
delinquent geometric cheap near extend
implosive (the act or action of bringing to or as if to a center)
ganglion (small cystic tumor connected either with a joint membrane or tendon sheath)
charnel (a building or chamber in which bodies or bones are deposited)
APED given words
I wish, mirror

How I wish to mirror,

the streetwise who takes the impact
from various quarters and still survives

a page of the rags-to-riches stories of success
with encouraging accounts of hard work more than luck

to be within the bracket of people who with courage
created commercial empires providing employment

the few implosive in their make-up to provide the
impetus for innovative ideas for the good of mankind

not the creepy kind delinquent in nature in hues of
cornflower blue that create problems on the deprived
they who very much like to satisfy their weird form of desires

sadly though this is the small category of trouble-makers
attributing to 90% of quirks mankind can do without

a pity though they grow in geometric numbers on the cheap
to extend their bother to near disasters every time

they are a ganglion of sorts best to be stuffed in the madhouse of
haters and scoundrels in the chambers of the charnels


For Vinay's APED prompts -
Prompt 56 Sunday's Challenge - I wish
Prompt 57 wordplay #9 - mirror and

Yves' MLMM of Wordle #71
and picture Prompt #117 and to
include the word - cornflower and

Kerry's Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

Friday, July 24, 2015

The naked truth is still not very apparent

             Attribution: Sarah Hale & Louis Godey
Image: Blue and Gray Ladies (here)

APED's given words:
clouds home naked heads waves 
lake glee wishes talk rocks 

Clouds the mind bidding for a home run
The naked truth is still not very apparent
Idea in making heads turn that is the fun
Such are pretty ladies with assets to flaunt

Making waves in a calm lake to provoke
Attracting roving eyes of motley of suitors
Flirting with glee twitch of the eyes to invoke
Flurry of male response with age-old wishes

The ladies will always have the upper hand
Not much efforts to lure the unsuspecting lot
Relying on the weaker sex's hidden strengths
Talk is cheap male ego rocks to the onslaught


Vinay's hosting at APED's Prompt 55 Weekend
Wordle #8 and
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #262

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Both are unavoidable waiting games

                                                                                         Attribution: Pawel Kuzniar
Image: It gets its due but one must be open about it (here)

The given words:
inevitable system taxman kept fear heat
prison sovereign beware advice mail premise

Two aspects of life hover over our heads
All will be impacted upon though not equally
But both will happen in time it is inevitable
Both are in the system governing our destiny
Both are unavoidable waiting games

Presence of the taxman and the specter of death

While death is kept in abeyance by most
Spiritual perhaps but an emotional fear still abound

The heat is real of the unrelenting IRS
Where prison terms were imposed on known
celebrities who 'spend first and worry later'

It is a sovereign right on the part of the
government to impose tax but beware of
ill-advised investment 'opportunities' that
led many astray on new-found wealth

Tax avoidance is allowable but not tax evasion
While some are smart but many others are in despair
For mail from the IRS are not readily welcomed
which is not being fair and responsible to oneself

The premise is to face it head-on and with dignity
for it rears its ugly head without fear or favor

It is equitable and necessary but it hurts

For Michael's hosting at Real Toad's - get listed July and
Anthony's at d'Verse's Open Link # 152

people movers in many places

Image: 1  Hank (on the right) on the Amtrak back to NY from DC

Image: 2  Hank (extreme right) as a school-boy at the RMC (Royal Military College)
on a train from K.Lumpur to Ipoh on the way for the Perak River Expedition

Note: Was late in posting at d'Verse (the reason for inclusion of the link, apologies!)

Had been on people movers

The Underground Tubes in London
Been on trains out of London
South to Bournemouth and north to Luton
When bound for Cranfield made the mistake
by taking the All Stations instead of the Express
It took close to 5 hours for mandatory stops
at all the small stations for the journey
whereas the Express did only 3 stops
along the same direction

The trams of Delft-Amsterdam
The Metro in Paris after arriving from Amsterdam
It was fast and furious transcending through Belgium
and into France as the Immigration people went
about their formalities on the trains themselves

From New Delhi through Nagpur to Calcutta and
back to Bombay (Mumbai now) across the sub-continent
both ways which took a few days for visits to many factories

The trains from Zurich to Milan through Lugano
The funicular train up Mount Pilatus in Switzerland
The clock-work Swiss lines were just a wonder

The cable cars of ‘Frisco, heave and ho!
One could just imagine pulling at the levers
the old fashioned way over undulating terrain
That was a long time ago!
Are they still in service?

The Amrak to DC and back to N York
The NY subway network to Times Square
Present day LRT in Kuala Lumpur
MRT in Singapore and the likes

Nothing like the thrill though
of childhood travel with your peers
With unity of purpose
On a train through moments
of memories during school days at the RMC
where we were transported by train for our Annual Camps
and for expeditions around the country

Those were the days
Those were the good old days!

For Susan's hosting at PU's Midweek Motif - unity
and billgncs' at d'Verse's Poetics -  All Aboard


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A slice of history

                                                                                                Attribution: anyjazz65
Image: At the end of a long trail ride, four
cowboys got to a local saloon (here)

Sunday Whirligig given words:
slice walk coat-less stars touch roadside 
flag games say kitchen thinking

3WW given words:
metallic optimal polished

A slice of history
A short walk to the saloon
Coat-less excepting one
Perhaps the leader

Stars of the wild west
Dressed for the kill
Nothing metallic nor optimal
But still a touch of class
A polished foursome

A pause by the roadside
A crowd gathered

Hey, hear you!

Under what flag are you on
We ain't playing games
Step aside, vamoose!
I say it once now git!

The crowd slowly dispersed
to make way but the saloon was
not having it any other way
It decided to close

They've closed their shutters
They are not serving us

Hey you, open up!
We ain't causin' no trouble
We're famished

The kitchen, we'll storm the kitchen
We'll serve ourselves!

Good thinking!

For Thomg's hosting at 3WW week #437 and
MMT's Sunday Whirlig #17

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A leaf off the stuntman's book

                                                                                            Attribution: Luc Viatour
 Image: Pyrotechnics Stunt exhibition (here)

APED given words:
leaf light fire stranger innocent 
wilt trust write simple

A leaf off the stuntman's book
In a frenzy of light and fire
No more a stranger to such risks
To engulf his bodily self

Any innocent soul would wilt
Even just by looking
At fiery bursts of conflagration
Given the tremendous pressure
To a vulnerable human torch

But every stuntman had a Plan B
For full trust on others was a luxury
In the event of a botched encounter
He would not be the one to suffer

To just write off the fear
Was not that simple
Elements of caution
Should always prevail

For Vinay's APED Prompt 52 Midweek Wordle

What to make of it


Image: Courtesy of MLMM (here)

What to make of it
When the air is filled with balloons
Each with an enclosed secret within
Blown stretched and bloated
Charting its own destination
Upwards skywards not knowing
Perhaps not bothered
Perhaps lost

What to make of it
Man and his dreams
Gathered around him
All in colored euphoria
Has he not been thinking
To color his life having fun
Instead of being cooped up
alone in the room

What to make of it
Perhaps to stimulate better thinking
With lots of balloons around his head
Perhaps some brilliant ideas might pop up
Is it a desire or is it a craving
Or just a lucky break awaited for

For Marian's hosting at The
Tuesday Platform at Real Toads and
MLMM's Photo Challenge #70  -  balloons

Sunday, July 19, 2015

fraudulent with one's time management - MF


Image: Courtesy of Grandma's Goulash (here)

The 'Maze Runners' to be with
the crowd. Yet to complete
reading. Been fraudulent with
one's time management.Should
be done in six days!

(140 characters)

For Linda's GG at Succinctly Yours week #226
for a Micro Fiction and to include the word - fraudulent

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Philosophy of Walking

                                                                                             Attribution: Annell Salo
Image: Seriously walkng around the block (here)

Note for Brian: Extremely happy to have you back, sir!

However frail one's frame
However thinly spread one's muscles over it
Or how well endowed one's chubby self
That walking makes it unwieldy
These are the times for both seemingly
laughable structured frames
to take a walk into uncharted territories

No venture no gain
Been heard but not taken seriously
Opening one's mind to more than just
-  travelling
-  eating
-  arguing
in empty talk or oneupmanship
will not result in a trimmed look
of slender limbs and relaxed mind

knock the stress off
the worries and pains
simply start walking
just around the block
a regular feature
of no particular destination

one will chase off all of the afflictions
and heart-aches, the
-  hypertension
-  obesity
-  kidney complications
-  arthritis and all

and make life a fun thing
with just a simple philosophy
of movements and mobility of
smiling and walking!

For Brian's hosting at d'Verse on  -  philosophy of....

Power comes with Responsibility

                                                                                    Attribution: George Chemilevsky
Image: Power Thrust unto the Female Species (here)
(Female xantho poressa crab at spawning
time, carrying eggs under her abdomen)

Power thrust unto them
Politicians, newspaper editors
husbands and mothers
Pray uphold for the many
who are weak and helpless
Not to further make life
miserable for the deprived
Those powerful seem to forget
power entrusted upon them
comes with responsibility

(41 words)

Note: To be inspired by the word
'newspaper' in not more than 41 words

For Vinay's hosting at APED Prompt 47 - Flash #4
and Susan's at PU's Mid-week Motif  with  - power

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

still a dream unfulfilled

                                                                                   Artist: Lucas Cranach the Elder
Image: The Fountain of Youth (here)
The oldies above came in droves to be stripped naked
(mandatory) to frolic in the Fountain of Youth and to
emerge later a youthful specimen radiant and fresh.
How nice!

APED given words:
bones stone lack day fountain,
paper dream fly girls trauma

3WW given words:
lonely boring dark

make no bones about it
lively anticipation unlike lonely
and boring nights

the quest of many through the ages
to the Far East and to the New World
where many even lost their lives
stoned into cravings for eternal youth
the elixir of life

no lack of efforts nor
days and wealth sacrificed
to pursue for the restorative fountain
the fountain of youth

if only the clock could
be rewound a few long years back
to the reverse of  Back to the Future
the very essence of the hope on paper
might not be insurmountable
but the reality of failed ventures
still a dream unfulfilled

but were we done?
no not just yet
no more territorial incursions
but now more to be hoodwinked
by the unscrupulous on the gullible
with anti-aging pills and processes
peddled by fly-by-night elements

the pseudo plastic surgeons
who profess to be experts
putting at risk young girls
or middle-aged hopefuls
under the surgeon's knives
with alarming dark effects

It ended with a trauma 
of hideous and grotesque results
to face and limbs
still a dream unfulfilled

For Thomg's hosting at 3WW week #436 and
Vinay's at APED's Prompt 45 Mid-week Wordle #7

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Undoubtedly a symbol of strength - MF


Image: Courtesy of Grandma's Goulash (here)

Rippling muscles of the male species
can equally be an inspiration whichever
way one chooses to look at it
Undoubtedly a symbol of strength

(140 characters)

For Linda's Grandma's Goulash at Succinctly
Yours, week #225 a Micro Fiction not exceeding
140 characters and to include the word  - symbol
and Kerry's The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

Monday, July 13, 2015

We may be in breach of ownership

                                                                                             Attribution: I Drow_male
Image : Hermit Crab (here)

MLMM 10 of 12 given words:
breach sluggish tiptoe hour sicken wad message
chitin (outer covering, of insects,crustaceans, and arachnids.)
flagstones (flat piece of stone that is used for making paths)
emanation (comes out from)

Unlike other crustaceans of similar kind
We may be in breach of ownership
Sliding into any protection that we find
Empty shells as a 'home' in we slip

With no chitin on top destined to be homeless
We make do with shells of any shape or size
It is sluggish initially perhaps but not hopeless
Matter of getting used to bent on staying alive

We scurry across rough surfaces on wet sand
Or tiptoe gingerly over flagstones that obstruct
We lay buried on the beach for hours on end
Sicken by pollution emanating from all the muck

Wads of greenbacks of no use to human kind
If the environment continues to be blatantly abused
The message is clear buck up or else be damned
Mother Earth meant to be respected for better use

For Georgia's hosting at MLMM's Wordle #69

Saturday, July 11, 2015

I have trust in them


Image: Courtesy of Tess' Mag #278

MLM's wordle #149 given words:
blown trust high bring  test course 
stick peep trial form mug  

I'm blown away
I have trust in them
How come they leave me
This is high handed to say the least
They can bring themselves to just leave
How can that be

This is a test of my resolve
I have my rights of course
No one's depriving me of that

I'll stick to that 
A peep into my background
and it'll tell them I'm no pushover

A trial of the system is in order 
They can safely form an 
opinion after that 
It is only fair

That last stop was revealing
In fact more frightening to realize
One can get mugged into submission
and no one's the wiser

But a rail station ought to be safe
Someone has to take the lead
Let's get organized!

For Willow's Mag Tales #278 and
Mindlovemisery's Wordle # 149

'Life is a Journey not a Destination' YH#15

                                                                                               Attribution: Yusuf Hashim
Image:1  A youthful Yusuf Hashim with his trophy, 38 years ago ..20-June-1977, on the grass apron of Runaway 22, Alor Setar Airstrip, Kedah, Malaysia (see full narration below)

                                                                                    Attribution: Yusuf Hashim
Image: 2  No GPS then, just 'primitive topo maps and other implements' to grope along in the clouds

The Modern Day Explorer YH#15
The Modern Day Explorer YH#14 (here)

Prompt #40 Quote #6 : For Vinay's APED quote
of  "Life is a Journey, not a Destination"  -  R W Emerson'
PU's Poetry Pantry #260 : For Mary's hosting

One often wonders. What push endurance to such a degree that time and space are just facts to be encountered and noted. This is Yusuf Hashim's journey! He is skillfully going towards his destination. He is not just an explorer who honed his skills just yesterday. No, not easy to go through his life's journeys (see YH#14 and the rest) if not fully equipped and fully prepared early in life. He pushed himself to be an achiever. That is why he is still at it feeling young at the ripe old age, oops! of 70!

The prose below was posted in Yusuf's FB on July 09, 2015 and Hank received permission yesterday to share this one aspect of Yusuf's talents not known to Hank before. This obviously laid bare his amazing self to be able to sustain his fantastic 'exploits' currently being shared in blogosphere!

The Haiku
An amazing feat
Passion not built in a day
Nurtured through out life

The Prose
Another Blast from the Past 
......
Yusuf Hashim says,
38 years ago .... 20-June-1977, on the grass apron of Runaway 22, Alor Setar Airstrip, when bell bottoms were in style, everything was gung-ho, and nothing was impossible. Today bell bottoms are out, everything is still gung-ho but the flesh is just a little unwilling. So I write more than I do physical things.

In the accompanying photo (above), this smirking young pilot is holding his Champion's Trophy -- won two days earlier in the International Air Navigation Competition, at the Hua Hin Air Rally in Thailand. Seemed like it was just yesterday. As you age, your past often flashes across your mind. It's like your computer asking you - "Do you want to send these files to the Recycle Bin or do you want to erase them forever? Of course I want to KEEP them forever. So I reminisce to keep them alive. Lest the ageing neurons delete them forever

I had flown the Cessna from Kuantan to Hua Hin, to compete in the Air Rally there. And now I'm flying it back with my trophy strapped down by the safety belt in the empty passenger seat. The Cessna 150 Skyhawk, call sign, 9M-AUR, is a two-seater, and it belonged to the Pahang Flying Club, where I was a founder member and its secretary at that time. I was also the first member to get my wings from the club. Malaysian PPL #1965. I wonder who is Private Pilot Licence Number #0007. For your info, those pilots who fly commercial jets hold ATPL or Air Transport Pilot Licences

And Alor Setar was just a refueling stop , like Phuket and Hat Yai. The detour to Phuket was made necessary because of a large tropical storm over Hat Yai which was unsafe for a light plane to fly into. Only another 2.5 hours more of solo flying over the main range, to reach home in Kuantan from Alor Setar.

Flying your own plane, all alone 2.5 kilometers up in the sky, has got to be among life's most unforgettable experiences.The plane is all trimmed out. Your hands are off the stick. You are dying for a cigarette, so you light up a cigarette. Nobody is there to say you couldn't, or you shouldn't. What could be more exhilarating than that? However, after a couple of puffs you decide its probably not wise. So you snuff the cigarette out into a large empty Milo tin you brought on board, because your poor rear end didn't quite agree with all that delicious unhygienic sea food you had in Hua Hin.
It was a LARGE Milo tin. I brought it on board just in case I needed it. Thank goodness I didn't. Otherwise it would have been quite an embarrassing tale, describing the yoga-type of gymnastics needed to poo into a Milo tin, 2.5 km up in the sky, while trying to still be in control of a tiny two seater plane. Some people I know, boastfully describe in detail, the gymnastics needed when they became members of the exclusive seven-mile-high club. I believe, if I had poo-ed into that Milo tin at 2.5 km up, I would have been the Charter Life President of the world's most exclusive Odd-Ball Club. But that was not to be.

However, the Milo tin was already open and I felt like peeing. So I peed into the Milo tin and I told myself I was simply making sure the cigarette was well snuffed out. I'm smiling now because it was a perfect Mr Bean moment.

Those days we had no GPS, and to find our way in the air, we used only Topo Maps, a compass, a combined protractor and parallel rule, and the flight "computer" as shown in the second photo. We also made use of features like Railway lines, prominent landmarks and DR or dead reckoning, to establish our positions. The map is on my lap as I fly VFR (Visual Flight Rules), looking out to the ground occasionally, trying to identify prominent ground features, just to ensure I am on the right track. It's nerve wrecking and you are on an adrenalin high most of the time.

Those were good days indeed. Aviation Gasoline or Avgas was only 60 sen per gallon, and was tax exempted for Flying Clubs. And single engine airplanes were relatively cheap too. We bought this Cessna 150 on Hire Purchase for only RM95,000. For comparison, my new Volvo 144 at that time was RM27,000. Now it costs nearly a thousand ringgit an hour to fly. And to maintain your licence you have to fly a certain minimum number of hours a year. I can no longer afford to fly for fun, so I simply let my PPL licence lapse........

I want to conclude by telling you I've also stopped smoking. I am actually a smoker. I stop occasionally only because I wanted to set a good example for my kids and grandkids, to show them that cold turkey is the best and most effective way to stop smoking. But I ain't succeeding because my eldest ones are still smoking .......oh how I love the good old days when I used to take one or two of my daddy's cigarettes while he was having his afternoon nap.....

Friday, July 10, 2015

Awesome Feel of the Niagara


Image: Hank behind the Falls down below garbed in their supplied yellow
raincoats. One invariably would get wet from the mist and splashing of water

Giant on rampage
Monster's roar in the distance
Movement of water

Wet misty morning
Eerie feel behind the Falls
Sheets drop from above

Eyes popped mouth gaping
From aboard Maid of the Mist
At the Fall's beauty

Note: The awesome feeling behind the Niagara
Falls just could not be described. Hank later took the
cruise aboard the Maid of the Mist at the bottom

For Chev's CARPE DIEM #772  -  taki (waterfall)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

But at the turn it takes a stumble


                                                                                          Attribution: Michael Palmer
Image: A Proud Large antlered Buck Stumbling (here)

3WW given words:
aloof temporary whole

A Prompt A Day - Mid-week Wordle #6
looking turn stumble never old  
faded hard pockets love river

PU's Mid-week Motif:
night

Acting aloof is a temporary phenomenon
It is a nudge at the  whole facet of oneupmanship
One is looking good one moment
But at the turn it takes a stumble
It never varies

The old saying holds true
It has not faded
'Pride before a fall'
It is not hard to see

There are pockets of love though
A river of sincerity that flows
Night or day
Where humility reigns

For Vinay's hosting at A Prompt a Day
Thom's at 3WW week #345 and
Sumana's at Poets United's Mid-week Motif

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Been told it is deadly

                                                                                   Attribution: wall paperswide.com
Image: Courtesy of MLMM (here)

Pause a little
Today is the day of reckoning
A fix of weed and
a glass of wine for company
Been told it is deadly
Don't really care

What did I do wrong?
(33 words)

Note: Vinay's prompt  -  to write a 33-word
poem inspired by the word -  today

Vinay's hosting  at A Poem Each Day:
Prompt 37 In a flash #3
Neeraj's at MLMM's Photo
Challenge #68   -  pause
and Marian's The Tuesday Platform
at Real Toads

Monday, July 6, 2015

A perennial problem of flotsam in the mind

                                                                             Attribution: Graham Horn
Image:  This log shows how big some of the
flotsam left by the receding tide (here)

MLMM's 10 of 12 given words:
problem flotsam accumulate dump sapling scuttle wince
caitiff (base, despicable person)
rictus (gaping grin or grimace or opening of the mouth)
pithy (brief, forceful, full of vigor,terse)

Prompt Each Day given word:
innocent

A perennial problem of flotsam in the mind
Forever intruding and accumulating fodder
a caitiff personage upon a rictus of their being
not innocent enough but to spew
lots of hot air

Happy to dump big logs not just sapling
driftwood of various shapes and sizes
to scuttle fresh ideas without a wince
to their conscience

Such are the antics of certain elements in a meeting
who with spectacular pithy cast a wet blanket over
brilliant ideas with such eloquence to win
over the fence-sitters

Who for reasons best known to them
Happy to remain tight lipped not giving
the group the benefit of their wisdom

For Georgia's hosting at MLMM with Wordle #68 and
Vinay's A Prompt Each Day Prompt #36 - innocent


Sunday, July 5, 2015

How was he to explain

                                                                                             Attribution: MLMM
Image: Courtesy of MLMM (here)

Misplaced his bunch of keys
He was in a rush
His shoes were in the house
Slipped on the old slippers
How was he to explain
He had arranged to meet
To share a love so sincere
Could picture the slender pair of legs
Birds in the air gave him an idea
Bring some flowers!

(55 words)

For Kerry's hosting of 55 Flash Plus at Real Toads
MLMM's Collage Writing Prompt #114 and
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #259

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A leaf from Hawaiian myths

                                                                                  Attribution: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Image: This globular cluster lies in the constellation of Aquarius
(the Water Bearer) about 50,000 light-years from Earth (here)

Interestingly
A leaf from Hawaiian myths
Kulua a savior

Revelation of
the Water Bearer beats the
icing on the cake

Blessings of water
occasionally spilled to
wet the grounds below

Note: When the moon is in its first quarter in January and February it is thought to be a bowl where the Gods gather rain water for spring. The Hawaiians can see then the Water Bearer (a constellation) The name of the moon for that period is Kulua  -  Chev

For Chev's CARPE DIEM Extra #21
Vinay's Prompt #32 Word-play #5  -  leaf
Marsupole's Theme Thursday  -   cake

Of lover's yearnings with lingering warm caress

                                                                                         Attribution: Kenneth Allen
Image: Misty web, a misty morning
that preceded a sunny day.(here)

Sunday's Whirligig given words:
world misty everything again beyond beginning 
place nowhere silence head talk people 

3WW given words:
obedient raspy somber

Poets United's Midweek Motif:
freedom

World of misty mornings clouding the vision
Below a subdued sky moving over warm breasts
Everything with peaceful gestures again in tandem
Of lover's yearnings with lingering warm caress

Freedom of choice beyond feelings of innocence
Beginnings of  a relationship destined to take place
Nowhere is it prompted but readily molded in silence
Extending love a chance to head for saving face

Talk of sane young hearts somber in inclination
Of people led into high spirits of wanting to give
Chic of a young lady most obliging and obedient
Mindful for a man's raspy voice may sound combative

For MMT's Sunday Whirligig #14
Thomg's 3WW week #434 and
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motive  -  freedom

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shrieks and shouts are music unplugged

                                                                                    Attribution: Alexander Houghton
Image: Courtesy of MLMM (here)

The 8 of 10 given words:
small children kiss two crowd hour slips learn

Untold joy in having small children around
Always the urge to catch one to kiss and hug
Like twinkling stars of the night ever present
Shrieks and shouts are music unplugged

Get two together they readily communicate
In a crowd they'll bring the house down
Boisterous and noisy they sometimes irritate
Expected of them and not to be frowned upon

They throw tantrums in their hour of need
Minders smack to instill discipline of emotions
In reality a child of whatever bids often slips
The minders are the ones to learn compassion

For Vinay's A Prompt Each Day Prompt #31
Neeraj's at MLMM's Photo Challenge #67 - see-saw
Kerry's The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

Monday, June 29, 2015

Encroaching end of summer

                                                                                               Attribution: Toms River
Image: End of Summer Beach Scene (here)

Been blistering hot
Outdoor activities checked
Stragglers on the beach

Some misty mornings
Low chirping of restless birds
Calls of shorter days

Bathed in copper tones
Changing colors set the mood
Abandoned downwards


For Chev's CARPE DIEM #766  -  departing summer

Sunday, June 28, 2015

I'd like my drink clean! MF


Image: Courtesy of Grandma's

Some antisocial guy's
been nosing around here
where they don't belong
I'd like my drink clean
With the rubbish in there
I can't even gargle

(140 characters)

For Linda's Grandma's Goulash Succinctly Yours
week #223 for a Micro Fiction  with the word  - gargle

Saturday, June 27, 2015

to create a fortune westward bound

                                                                                           Attribution: Mauro Cateb
Image Gold and Diamond Ring (here)

just where does the wind blow
on an early summer morning
blinkered looks that sadly glow
empty pockets sincerely hoping

expectations run high quietly vying
to create a fortune westward bound
'go west young man' constantly goading
where riches-lining pavements are found

some get bored will sadly discover
unwittingly they let slip opportunities
but those who painstakingly endeavor
will rise atop a pile of sanity

tremendous luck will give a hand
but luck alone flows a trifle slow
nothing like using the head and mind
as working smart steals the show

For Vinay's hosting A Prompt a Day #28
Set the Challenge Sunday #4  -  the westbound train
and Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #258

Friday, June 26, 2015

They were oblivious of the crowd

                                                                               Attribution: Till Krech
Image: Set for the Occasion (here)

The 10 given words:
enjoy candle dinner week song 
live money late pray rise 

They enjoyed candle-light dinner for this week
How very romantic it was
Reminiscent of courting days before
when they were younger

How he had even picked the occasions
to throw a surprise on her
How they laughed in between songs
in the posh restaurant
They were oblivious of the crowd
who even clapped and wished them well
when told it was their anniversary

This time there was no crowd
Just the two them
to enjoy the candle-light dinner
at home

They had to live with it
Repairs to the car took a chunk of their money
They were late in payments for their utilities
They prayed it would not happen again
Otherwise it would be candle-light dinner
when supplies were disconnected
for non-payment
They would have to rise
to the occasion in future

For Vinay's hosting at A Prompt Each Day
with Prompt 27 Wordle #4

Nights full of twinkling stars

                                                                              Attribution: Jalal Volker
Image:Looking Up the Ceiling (here)

As he forlornly laid back in bed
Nights full of twinkling stars
he could only imagine
out there in the open skies

But she had left
Empty white ceiling
stared down at him

(33 words)

Note: To write a poem of not exceeding
33 words inspired by the word nights

For Vinay's hosting at - A Prompt Each Day
Prompt 26 In a Flash #2