Friday, March 31, 2017

They are to dazzle on the rostrum

                                                                        Author: Lance Cpl. Jackeline Perez Rivera
Image: Actively Involved (here)

A for Active and Lively in the Quest to be Healthy

11 given words:
tongue throat, claw cry shred crawling
swallow, spirit  erase sing stay 

3WW given words:
flimsy erupt dazzle

No flimsy excuses but to excel
They do not deserve a tongue-lashing
They are to dazzle on the rostrum
Must not catch them by the throat
Nor to claw at them

They may cry but not shredded into pieces
They may come crawling in a way
but just so they can swallow their pride

It has to be in the spirit of dignified oneness
to erase all fears in competition
to sing victory songs and to stay high
on the pedestal of honor

to erupt out of the doldrums
they should remain a champion

A to Z Challenge  4-1-2017
MMT at Sunday's Whirligig #105
Thomg's 3WW #525


  1. Staying on top can be a challenge indeed. But activity is always a win at ones feed.

  2. It's hard to stay on top, but it certaionly is a challenge to try.


  3. Determination is all that's needed. That and the ability to remain the best.

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  4. Very, very clever. "Staying on top", as you take on this challenge and integrate these words.

  5. Nicely done! I'm on a health quest currently :D

    Anna, herding cats & burning soup

  6. Blogger isnt liking me today :(
    Glad to see you A to Zing again.
    A great start of the line...

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  7. Great A post! and way clever! staying on top is never easy. Thanks for visiting.

    All the best for a super successful challenge,
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  8. Good work with this poem. I liked it.

    J -- Co-host the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference and Speculative Fiction Writer
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