Sunday, July 24, 2016

A call to be real to take a real look

                                                                                  Author:  Littlefoot01
Image: Very happy with life (here)

the 12 given words:
call look first dissolve smell spell 
give branch  spin tide trip vote

Call to be real to take a good look first
To dissolve the smell of things wrong, impacting on the self
Cast in a spell one is not ready to give in

Is your life a circus?
A searching question!
A branch of concern 

Life is great as it is
A spin to tide over trying times
A trip to vote in a dignified self
To be in firm control the contending stance

Life is not to be laughed at
There may be some clowning
But life is serious business
(90 words)

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #258
Magaly's at Real Toad's   - “Is your life a circus?"
Mama Zen's -  word count not exceeding 90 words
Sherry's at PU's Poetry Pantry #312


  1. There are certainly times when it seems no laughing matter!

  2. Life is serious, but let us not forget to find something to laugh at, now and then.

  3. The last stanza is rather sobering, particularly on these days of memes and political affairs that can pass for reality TV shows.

  4. Live Love and yes we can Laugh

    Happy Sunday Hank

    Much love...

  5. I love the balance which you have created here. Life is certainly meant to be taken seriously as well as to be enjoyed :)

    Lots of love,

  6. Short and in the target... masterfully used words!

  7. I LOVE the photo, and the wise advice. To hold to our own center and peacefulness, no matter what is going on, is the aim. Smiles. Thanks, Hank.

  8. Smiles to you Hank! Really beautifully done!

  9. For me life lately has had it's problems but today I feel great, been out more than of late and it's only 55 days until I see Danny Boy in concert.
    Wonderful read and write Hank.

  10. A very interesting and powerful first line that really set up this pome nicely...wonderful write!

  11. Some times when you sure have to put up or shut up and take it seriously indeed.

  12. I think life is far more fun and so do you by the look of your picture!

  13. The photo looks like the subject has found the ability to clown in the serious business of life!

  14. but political buffoons would try their utmost to blot out seriousness from life & make it look as ridiculous as possible...they are the majority...sigh...

  15. Oh, come on, you might as well laugh. Even though the joke is on us.

  16. Love the photo - and yes, we need a laugh to break up this "serious business" we call life. ;-) Thanks for sharing!

  17. There is sense of balance going on here. It almost feels like the speaker is surfing on roiling wave, balancing the exhilaration of the ride, yet never losing sight of the fact that lack of focus can be catastrophic.

  18. A spin to tide over trying times

    I really loved this line Hank. Life is indeed precious