Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Unleashed with devastating effect

                                                                                          Artist: Giovanni Tiepolo
Image: The Procession into Troy (here)

Pull a fast one to cloak evil intentions
It has been in the game since the Greeks
did one on Troy

They sailed away left the horse in
its belly with 20 of the best and
fully armed

Towed into Troy as a prize of war
But in the stealth of night stole out
to open the gates

Thus a simple strategy to hoodwink
and outwit to win a war

So also in modern times there is no
let up. Given half a chance to test
his skills there was that smart alec
who had appropriately named it
point blank a ‘Trojan Horse’

Unleashed with devastating effect not
many years ago affecting not just the
innocents of gaming, computer geeks
but so also corporate giants.

And they are still around apparently
for the big kill on an anniversary of
some sort

Just as well as one has to be on guard
Intelligence can be used in many different
ways to satisfy the elements of greed in
a crook’s twisted mind

Note: Abhra has it in d'Verse to tie up mythology 
with modern happenings

For Abhra's hosting at d'Verse 
Poetics: Modern Mythologies

Driven up the wall

                                                               ghost-of-a gone-bird @ Deviant Art
Image: Courtesy of Laura A Lord (here)

Driven up the wall
Menacingly beautiful
Are you not that tall
More than an eyeful

Anger knows no bounds
Seething volcano at the crater
Emitting smoke with gurgling sounds
Woman scorned no laughing matter

Driven up the wall
Hold your horses
Remember pride before a fall
It never falters

Lady of leisure
There’s too much to lose
Patience a good measure
Stand with dignified pose

For Mindlovemisery Menagerie Photo
Challenge # 28 -  climbing the walls

Monday, September 29, 2014

Nature has a way out to avoid the melee

                                                                                               Attribution: Waugsberg
Image: Pupae of Drones (here) 
Those on the right are a few
days older and more developed

Wordle #28
Only 8 of 12 words used:
pivotal  plethora bedlam  conveyor   
mermaid kitchen cinnamon reception

Pivotal to the continued existence of a colony
Drones have specific reasons in the equation
Being male not prolific as a worker honey bee
Considered lazy if ignorant of their functions

Plethora of drone suitors for the Queen Bee
Bedlam can result with many going for her
Nature has a way out to avoid the melee
A drone dies off after just one encounter

No fun to die after few seconds of pleasure
 ‘Conveyor belt’ system to propagate the colony
Happens to be the way as dictated by nature
Likened to a mermaid at rest likes of a Queen Bee

How else to stock up the kitchen with honey
Natural food the best there is without exception
Coupled with cinnamon it is a great home remedy
For arthritis and general good health’s reception

For Mindlovemisery's Menagerie Wordle #28 and
Fireblossom's Open Link Monday at Real Toads

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Eternal Flames

                                                                               Attribution:Roman Plischke
Image: Monument of WWII -  Eternal Flames (here)

The given words:
ashes discernment fear flames  
identity joy lot love polarize selfless

An honored rise from the ashes
Discernment extended and earned
No more fear of conflicts and clashes
Allowing the Eternal Flames to burn

What identity of an unknown soldier
Offered no joy as not to be accorded
Lots of sacrifice from that of a warrior
Stifled from honor that was expected

Love polarized with undue regret
Selfless in courage but sadly cut down
Right in his tracks by a sniper’s bullet
Unheralded had fallen where found

 For Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #180 and
Mary's at Poets United Poetry Pantry #220

Safe in deep shadows

                                                                                           Attribution: SoylentGreen
Image: Classic buffer Shadows (here)

Dancing in the dark
Allowed to peek out sometimes
Safe in deep shadows

Stayed on the quiet
Darting out from the darkness
Only when disturbed

Caught in beams of light
Freedom to fly out across
Up high in the sky

For Chev's CARPE DIEM Special #109  -  shadows

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Direct invitation to thieves

                                                                                                    Attribution: Georgia
Image:  The Ladder (here)

A Shadorma
is a 6-line poem of 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllables

Morning mist
Lone ladder leaned on
branches but
bough of the tree was stronger
Why must take such risks?

An Acrostic
is a poem where the first word of each
line creates a word read downwards

Laughable and unwise
Appeared to be a mistake
Dumped outside the wall
Direct invitation to thieves
Endangering those in the house
Risks unnecessarily taken

For Marina's hosting at d'Verse OpenLinkNight and Georgia's
Mindlovemisery  Menagerie with picture prompt  -  ladder

Friday, September 26, 2014

Blanket of peaceful gestures

                                                                                              Attribution: Mrs Gemstone
Image:  Early Pink Cherry Blossoms (here)

Spectacle of awe
Rare find in cool morning air
Coyly peeping out

Tranquil surroundings
Blanket of peaceful gestures
Pinkish endeavors

Nestled in heavens
Behold beautiful colors
Bewitching girl’s dream

For Chev's CARPE DIEM Sparkling Stars #7
Koyu-Ni's  -  tranquil

Unchecked brought to extremes

                                                                                       Attribution: Gideon Pisanty
Image: Female digger bee approaching an inflorescence
of hybrid bugloss (Anchusa undulata) (here)

What was the Universal Truth?
Those empty eyes ganging up
Having witnessed but unamused
Human failings visuals stuck

Face of innocent blank looks
Matured at early age unwittingly
Shocked at antics of the crooks
Sufferings caused the community

What was the Universal Truth?
Brute strengths reigned supreme
Unfair sentiments let loose
Unchecked brought to extremes

Sadly survival of the fittest
Marked the order of the day
Connivance and self interests
Given space to other’s dismay

For Herotomost's hosting at Real Toads -  the universal truth

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Excruciating stomach pains

                                                                                       Attribution: MD.com
Image1: Whole Body Infected with Tapeworms (here)

                                                                         Attribution: Mikael Haggstrom
Image2: The Tell Tale Signs (here)

The words:
explosive popcorn skin adequate
trance track bacon emperor parasite

Excruciating stomach pains
Not unlike explosive popcorn
Itchy skin dogged him lately
He had to endure both ailments
Medication were properly
administered but not adequate
It did not alleviate the pains

More in a trance when
the doctor did the scan
It was then they realized
His whole body was infected

The doctor did track the cause
He had a dislike for bacon
It led him to try sushi and sashimi 
He was eating like an emperor

Contaminated raw fish
With larvae of tapeworms
Multiplied in his system
It could be life threatening
if the parasites could find
their way to his brains

For Thomg's hosting at 3WW # 394 and
Irene's at Red Wolf Poems  Wordle #27

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Struggling on a life-line

                                                                     Attribution: Finding Rescue  - Brooke Shadan
Image : Courtesy of Brooke Shadan (here)

Struggling on a life-line
Tied to some  purse strings
Tenaciously gripped in one hand
Precariously held on the brink

A socialite highly regarded
Held in high esteem by peers
But lately was discarded
By the one she loved

Flower in bloom on its own
Left alone unloved
Not of the best option
Held on just by sheer resolve

She was still left in conflict
Ringing in her ears at a loss
Mother’s truthful words made her sick
A life partner a painful choice

For Grace's hosting at d'Verse : Poetics:
Passion of Brooke Shaden

Cruelty of a heart of gold

Image: Courtesy of Tess' Mag (here)

She was left wondering
Never had it crossed her mind
One so endearing
Could cause such turmoil
She had given her all
He had responded
What went wrong?

So much to sacrifice
One at a young age
Oceans too deep to cross
To be belittled
There had to be
a semblance of authority
But alas!
Only at the water's edge

One could only accord sympathy
Cruelty of a heart of gold
Extended so sincerely
But dashed to smithereens
It was not fair to her!
Neither to him!
What went wrong?

For Tess' Magpie Tales #238 and
Kerry's Open Link Monday at Real Toads

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Scoured the jungle floor foraging!

                                                                                                      Attribution: Mdf
Image: A Cute Little Chipmunk (here)

Used 11 of the 12 words:
expression old ocean searching miner
keep mind live heart crossed give

The expression ‘hibernation’
To us chipmunks of relevance
We switched to be larder hoarders
Time of the year we were busiest

From the beginning of Autumn
Like pirates of old in vast oceans
Searching fighting and plundering
Scoured the jungle floor foraging

Dug burrows not unlike a miner
To keep in mind the harsh winter  
To live and stock food deep down
In the very heart of the ground

In the mean time when moving fast
Unwittingly we crossed your path
We would quickly quit our scampering
Just give a loud shout of ALVIN…!!

For Brenda’s Sunday Whirl Wordle #179 and
Mary's at Poets United’s Poetry Pantry #219

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Cawing often detested!

                                                                                               Attribution: khyri
Image: Raven in flight (here)

Cawing in the trees
Not one to fly about but
medley of music

Sounds nuisance to the
ear but up in the skies
helped them communicate

Morbid sounds told of
bad omen in some cultures
Not to imitate

Often detested
Scavengers were useful if
numbers were controlled

For Chev's CARPE DIEM #566  -  crows

Mysteriously garbed

                                                                                            Attribution: Georgia
Image: Courtesy of Mindlovemisery's (here)

Shadorma  -  a Spanish 6-line
poem of 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable lines

Acrostic  -  where the first letter of each
line read downwards forms a word

A fighter
Mysteriously garbed
Facing odds
But still managed to face up
A fighter no less

Fighting machine
Individual flair enhanced
Gauged on strength of character
Heightened mood
Tendency to extend support
Engaged in siblings rivalry
Right of self defence

For Mindlovemisery's Menagerie  -  armor

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More fun shooting with water! - A Somonka

                                                                                         Attribution: Hein waschefort
Image: Wild Elephants Splash! (here)

3WW words:
breezy monstrous  hairy
Poetry Jam:  harvest time

The somonka is a Japanese form.
It’s basically two tankas.

A breezy morning
Monstrous crowd looking for fun
Hey little fella!
Enjoyed yesterday’s outing?
Ripening harvests trampled?

Great fun big daddy!
What about today? More fun?
Yes, we will shoot you!
You are hairy, all messed up
More fun shooting with water!

For Thomg's hosting at 3WW week #393 
and Mary's hosting at Poetry Jam

Tenderness of travel is really an art

                                                                                    Attribution:  Dr Meierhofer
Image:  Travels of old  (here)

Get Listed: 12 0f 13 words used
tenderness art capture neglected tactics energy
attack treachery alliance  fire scheme ardor

Tenderness of travel is really an art
Capture of scenes pleasing to the eye
Should not be neglected for a start
Tactics of observation not to defy

Energy for endurance and mobility
An attack to the treachery of tiredness
Only then accorded by nature’s beauty
Of new places and scenic fondness

Alliance of thrills and quiet relaxation
For travels with friends or own family
To fire up joys of undisturbed vacation
Spruce up scheme of holidays ultimately

To spice up the ardor
of a seasoned traveler

Gabriella's hosting at dVerse – Poetics - travel
grapeling's hosting at Real Toads – Get Listed

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Some fanciful legwork

                                                                                        Artist: Gillis d' Hondecoeter
Image: Paradise (Oil on Canvas) (here)

In with last hurrah
Some fanciful legwork to
win a fair lady

Virtuous living for
blessed path to next life through

Beams of lights showing
clear path to Nirvana but
some still face darkness

Killers gleefully
Grabbing and destroying and
forgetting Karma

Note: The last 3 (in italics) were meant for
Time Glass #2 but was late. Submitting here

For Chev's CARPE DIEM Remember the Music #1

Monday, September 15, 2014

A job to do when not at play!

                                                                                Attribution:Chris Leahstar
Image: Rachael Leahcar with Guide Dog Ella! (here)

The 11 words used:
insipid vantage collar spit captivity adrenalin 
shield mercury colossus scratch evaporate

Nowhere insipid with lots of initiative
he plodded on. From a vantage position
he observed relentlessly very positive
He spit out his feelings and opinions

He was collared and put in his place when
it was apparent he invoked his aggressive
nature.  Could be a nuisance among friends
Captivity made him to be overly sensitive

Adrenalin rising it gave him courage to act
Readily shielded those who tried to be wise
Barked out orders and when annoyed lacked  
temperament and his mercury could rise

He saw his problem as a colossus of anger
He could scratch and shove on others just
as an animal that went berserk and a danger
to society. But anger evaporated equally fast

He was civil again the next minute back to
himself. A job to do and when not at play
aimed at doing it well. Had responsibilities too
How else could a guide dog be better anyway?

For Mindlovemisery's Menagerie Wordle #26 and
Magaly's hosting at Real Toad's Open Link Monday

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Therapeutic Feel

                                                               Attribution: CEphoto, Uwe Aranas / CC-BY-SA-3.0 
                                                                                                     (via Wikimedia Commons)
Image: Poring Hot Springs (here)

Hot springs healing and
holding out to accentuate
good physical health

Bubbles gasping for
air escaping upwards
Caressing warm skins

Refreshing effects
Natural as mountain spring with
therapeutic feel

Elixir of youth?
Exhorting virtues of
robust male species?

For Chev's CARPE DIEM #562, -  hot springs

Anxiety flashed across his face

                                                                                                    Attribution: Blogotron
Image: Rotating hospital bed in ICU (here)

10 of 12 words:
anxiety blood tests fluff words
center  hospital  meals pester know

Anxiety flashed across his face
And it came about all of a sudden
Call just received left him in a daze
Faced the prospects of re-admission

Ashen faced blood drained fast
Heard right when told to report
Results of tests submitted last
Now confirmed to be the fault

But why must he be summoned
Was it something that serious?
Back to those days of inconvenience
Fluffs of cotton and bandages

Nurses busy running and rushing
Hurriedly but not as bad as on TV
Appeared chased by invisible beings
Remembered those scenes vividly

Words could not describe the madness
Few days at the center was adequate
To be in a hospital was just horrendous
Strain and the pain worsen the dread

Meals well thought up and nutritious
Tasteless something else to be yearned
Staff just following doctor’s orders.
Pester for better made no difference

Facing the prospects of another stint
Would know how serious the situation
Accepted the fate to be admitted again
Leaving it to protection of Providence

For Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #178

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bumper harvests from the fields

                                                                                      Attribution: Martin Addison
Image: Wheat fields awaiting harvesting (here)

A sight of relief
Bumper harvests from the fields
Benefit to all

Late Autumn schedules
Smart animals show the way
Hoarding for winter

No hibernation
Just ‘squirreling’ food away
Breeze swept fields empty

For Chev's CARPE DIEM #561  -  harvested fields and
Poets United: Poetry Pantry #218

Friday, September 12, 2014

breeze through lightly

                                                                                           Attribution: Andy Mabbett
Image: Bright and Colorful Chrysanthemums

Words are to follow the given sequence:
mirror leaves rain butterfly chrysanthemum
breeze stars clouds ocean daisies cow shed secret

strong mirror shine strikes
leaves replica wrought with show
of rain images

butterfly seeks safe
refuge on chrysanthemum
to breeze through lightly

stars above dark clouds
glitter over ocean’s waves
like evening’s daisies

flowers bright vibrant
colorful and well nurtured
a cow shed secret

For Chev's CARPE DIEM  Full circle #3 -  mirror

Summer’s heat withdrew

                                                                                    Attribution : william
Image: Bright summer flowers at deserted beach (here)

Summer’s heat withdrew
Beaches hauntingly quiet
Feel of a letdown

Autumn winds crept in
Pleasant sight of brown and gold
seen transformed beneath

For Chev's CARPE DIEM #560 - deserted beach

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Overcome handicaps take what is due

                                                                                 Attribution: Christopher Griffin
Image: Strong-willed runners (here)

Red Wolf Wordle words:
green papers bloggers wine 
stain vanilla gin moles 

3WW words:
slash carcass geek

Appears green looking lean
Going through your papers
One looking preciously clean
What is it with us bloggers!

Gingerly holding a glass of wine
Frantically wracking your brains
You are not yet out of your mind
Have clear thinking without a stain

Vanilla white you are in fright
Slash out the gin if it should help
Facial moles do make it bright
Still stultified without depth?

Akin to a carcass lying quietly still
Very much a geek waiting for a cue
Press on for one so strong willed
Overcome handicaps take what is due

For Irene's hosting at Red Wolf Wordle #26 and
Thomg's hosting at 3WW #392

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Being the other woman!

                                                                                             Attribution: Tom Bagshaw
Image: Courtesy of Yves (here)

Do you know what it means to be the
other woman. There is a man up for grabs
Your contention he is not to be shared
He has a wife and a beautiful little girl
To you that is not important at all. You claim 
you can provide for his emotional needs
A promise his wife has neglected to keep
That was what he said

You are in no mood to double check
Was he telling you the truth? He said she
is causing hell. Her life revolves around 
the little girl.He is beginning even to 
dislike them both. How he craves for the 
warmth that she had unfailingly given before.
But not any more you are his only hope
That was what he said

He had to prepare his own breakfast
Lunch was not a problem though. You are 
there as a convenient lunch date sharing
romantically every time a plate It is fun 
having lunch these days he said. He would 
love to have dinner just with you instead 
For back home he can just expect some 
Japanese noodles ready-made. How you 
gritted your teeth. How can she does that to 
my man you mused. You might even want 
to destroy her for being so ruthless to your 
man. He feels like taking his own life
That was what he said

You are currently unperturbed. He is 
showering gifts galore to you. But it was 
nothing compared you what you used to get 
But not to worry. His wife is not getting any 
more presents. You will be getting her share 
besides yours more than you had dreamed
That was what he said

For Yves' hosting at Mindlovemisery's 
Menagerie with photo Challenge #25

Monday, September 8, 2014

Serene beauty of nature

                                                                                                 Credits : Chemtrails   
Image: The Calm Sea

Calmness belies what
will happen as Autumn leaves
slowly dance downwards

Dreams of pure blue sea
adding color to golden
brown of Autumn leaves

Serene beauty of
nature will but sooth painful
heart, please come back love

For Chev's CARPE DIEM -  time glass

Schooled in intricacies of love

                                                                        Author: Edward Atkinson Hornel
Image: Dancing Geisha (Oil on Canvas) (here)

Wordle #25 words are:
courtesan  stillness  deliquesce (melt)
neon enunciate palpitant (uneasy)
ironic  peach lingerie thigh scrutiny ache

Courtesan of old
Schooled in intricacies of love
Finesse in retaining their men
Of trained geisha girl measures

Men who literally deliquesce
Drooling in stillness of nights
With neon lights dimmed not
feeling palpitant in their midst

They were ever willing to
enunciate moves in
peach innocence
Not having to be garbed
in sexy lingerie nor having
to ostensibly expose
more of their thighs

Ironic that being civil not overly
crude in pushing their wares
brought less ache or scrutiny
to their profession

How well they maintained
their well-mannered being

Very unlike present day
fakes cold  and scheming
who came on strong but
happy to leave their
men high and dry

For Yves's hosting at Mindlovemisery's  Menagerie Wordle
#25 and Kerry's hosting at Real Toad's Open Link Monday

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Embedded in sheltered nests

                                                                                               Attribution: Boarder8925
Image: Dusk in Breaux Bridge, LA (here)

Free movements from dawn
to dusk, mobility and
noises unperturbed

Then a sudden lull
Partial darkness developed
Twilight retreated

Respect for nightfall
Embedded in sheltered nests
Morrow awaited

For Chev's CARPE DIEM #556  -  dusk

Rush to stake a claim!

                                                                                       Moths: Courtesy of Tess' Mag
Image: Spoiling for a Share (here)

The three of a kind
Found milling around
Bidding for the shine
When homeward bound

Night moths were lost
Some radar confusion
Holding onto a cause
Flailing wings collision

Liken to human failings
On seeing an attraction
Would commence fighting
Selfish intents for a portion

Rush to stake a claim
Be first to grab the spoils
Conflicts became intense
Self-interest came to a boil

For Tess' hosting at Magpie Tales #236

as he dashed across

                                                                                Attribution: J Charlton
Image: On horse-back (here)

The words are:
ball bullets dismal edge 
horses locks meandering 
plant rose signal spot thrust

He had a ball of a time. Bullets 
whizzing past his head. A dismal 
sharpshooter was trying to but not 
shooting. The shots went wide

He had the edge for the horses
were disturbed by the din and 
were acting crazy. It accorded 
him a distraction. Shots were not 
getting to the target meaning him

Meandering river below could
offer an escape route so he thought
His locks of silvery hair now 
sweaty under his Stetson told 
him it was time to go He was 
waiting for a signal. 

Suddenly there was a lull in the 
shooting. This afforded him a 
spot of relief. 

He thrust himself forward and 
ran. A rose plant in front with 
thorns and all did not deter him 
as he dashed across and jumped
onto a horse. A dog tried to
intercept him but he managed
to get away.
Life as a stuntman was not easy!

For Brenda's hosting of
Sunday Whirl# 177

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Has it turned into a safe drug now?

                                                                                       Attribution: Jynto
Image:  A ball-and-stick model of the thalidomide molecule
(an infamous sedative drug that caused severe birth defects
when pregnant women took it) - Wiki  (here)

Why me? Why it must be me!
I've not been hurting to others
There’s not been an iota of bad
intentions. I've not dreamed of
any ill-feelings nor am I scheming
towards hurting  anyone!

Instead I’m being made to suffer!
Thalidomide babies!

I had only sought relief from
morning sickness. I would not want
to hurt my baby! But my baby
was handicapped!

I've been told these drugs are now
widely used in cancer therapy.
The anguish of mothers affected
before was most tragic. I just could
not fathom the decision to still
use these drugs.

Has it turned into a safe drug now?
Why was it released before without
proper research. It beats me!

For Mindlovemisery' Menagerie Prompt # 71
to write on -  'why me? and Mary's hosting
at Poets United's Poetry Pantry #217

Eiffel was a sculptor too?

                                                                                                    Attribution: Tuxyso
Image:  Created for EMSCHERKUNST, an
art exhibition in public space  -  Wiki  (here)

A cursory glance along your way
Was not that apparent initially though
No power cables straddling across
What could it really be?
It dawned on me, yes!

An iron sculpture in open space
For the public to see

Reminiscent of Paris
On a small scale

Could we then take it
Eiffel was a sculptor too?

(55 words)

For Mama Zen's hosting on Flash Fiction 55 at Real Toads
where one is to write not exceeding 55 words

Seen at some funny and seedy haunts - Shadorma & Tyburn

Image: Courtesy of Georgia's (here)

Shadorma is a Spanish 6-line non rhyming
 poem of 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllables

Tyburn is a six line poem of 2, 2, 2, 2, 9, 9 syllables. 
The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words.
The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second,
third, and fourth lines as the 5th through 8th syllables.

A Shadorma
Appropriately dressed
To safeguard
open fields
Frightful even to humans
on dark moonless nights

A Tyburn
Meant for some sunny and happy jaunts
Seen at some funny and seedy haunts

For Mindlovemisery's Menegerie for Bastet's
Shadorma Photo Prompt and a Little One Tyburn

Friday, September 5, 2014

of nature’s true attrition - a Tan Renga

                                                                                            Atribution: darkweasel94
Image: Of What Lies Ahead (here)

before the decay
blessed with breathtaking beauty
reclaimed by the earth                        Jazzytower
with mother’s blessings became          
revered gem of society                       Hank's

before the decay
blessed with breathtaking beauty     
reclaimed by the earth                        Jazzytower
not unexpectedly bane                     
of nature’s true attrition                      Hank's
before the decay
blessed with breathtaking beauty
reclaimed by the earth                        Jazzytower
when ingrained in lover’s mind          
but reduced to nothingness                 Hank's

Note: To complete a Tan Renga with a 7-7
syllable count to Jazzytower's haiku of 5-7-5

For Chev's CARPE DIEM Tan Renga Challenge #49

fair lady lying supine in a trance!

Image: Courtesy of Anja

Dreams of a satiated in throes of hunger
Images of a fair lady lying supine in a trance
Not wanting to distract her from slumber
Being outwardly tactful to one so human

Grappling with conflicts in all innocence
Not to be caught up in realms of fantasy
Berated by those vying for his attention
Desire to cushion the impact most likely

Not to compromise on good intentions
Must overcome from any feelings of failure
Cry for justice taken with no repercussions
Kiss!  Awakened, to live happily ever after

For Anja's Mindlovemisery's Menagerie
with Fairy tale picture prompt #24

Thursday, September 4, 2014

They had some good times!

                                                                                      Attribution: vastateparksstaff
Image: Fallen Autumn leaves (here)

Autumn leaf floats down
carpets ground with decay to
give way for others

Was stood up again.
He kept asking ‘what they have
that I do not have?’

Not seen her lately
Shocked when told she had passed on
They had some good times

For Chev's CARPE DIEM # 553  -  grief

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

rain and lightning cracking the heavens

                                                                                                     Author: CE Price
Image: Stormy weather (here)

Stormy weather by all indications was going
to be fiercely contested. Left to the vagaries
of weather uncertainties the force of strength
would clobber all in its path without exception
leaving wanton destruction in its wake

Uprooted trees laid haphazardly in drunken
stupor as a result of heavy lashings of high 
winds. Those remaining still standing were 
ostensibly standing tall refusing temptations 
of bribery of common cause but rather with 
sheer guts steadfast in their resolve

Those upholding justice were rather skeptical 
as would not buy into it and were less inclined 
to follow suit. It was left to the respective 
individuals to act according to their conscience
to the best of their ability given restrictive choices

Dancing to the rampaging strains of wild music
evil with a twisted smile feeling overly satisfied
seemed to have triumphed over the just and
gleefully smacking their lips with sheer ecstasy
They came with accompanying dark clouds
rain and lightning cracking the heavens above
such was the ferocity of a spurned lover

For Thomg's hosting at 3WW with words
bribery clobber skeptical and Poets United's
mid-week motif  -  stormy weather

a riveted-for-strength work wear!

                                                                                            Author:  Movethelife
Image: Butt Lifting Jeans (here)

Blue jeans classic wear started as tough
work durables borne out of a wrong move
Brought to the Gold Rush as shelter materials
for miners but remained unsold initially

When converted to work clothes as tough
pants it became an instant hit. In 1873 Levis
created a riveted-for-strength work wear
made of blue denim. They were granted a
patent. This was how the blue jeans was born
It was a great improvisation and it had
not  looked back since

Sometime in the early 50’s it was accepted
as casual wear and it retained respectability

In the 60’s youngsters had the choice of a
slim fit pair and blue gave way to white jeans

But young and old were all worked up in the
80’s when in a sultry voice Brook Shields said
in a commercial,
 ‘you know what comes between me and my
Calvin? Nothing!’        

(20 lines)

Laurie's hosting at Poetry Jam -  jeans -  to write
short take of 20 lines or less

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Queenstown - Attractive city on show

                                                                                                    Attribution: Claudia
Image: Highland Sheep
Water-color painting - Courtesy of Claudia

                                                                                        Attribution: Bgabel
Image: Bob's Peak, Queenstown (here)

Highland sheep dotting the hillsides
Little specks of whites in the distance
Embedded in greenery not quite but slight
Slow movements not very apparent

Skyline Gondola ascending Bob’s Peak
Expanse of Lake Wakatipu down below
Showcasing beauty of the land most scenic
Queenstown attractive city on show

Shotover jet ride terrifying but terrific
Skimming water’s surface sitting on edge
Driving on lonely roads devoid of traffic
Gladly greeted by strangers rarely met

To be expected of a 4.5 million population
Outnumbered by 40 million sheep in reality
Apparently found only in the South Island
While in the North the culture of the Maori

And hot water sulfur spring and geysers
Brought back memories of Hank’s sojourn
Beautiful sights in the Southern Hemisphere
Fantastic canvas-like scenes of New Zealand

For Mary's hosting at d'Verse Poetics: Sketch it Out- showcasing
Claudia's water-color paintings