Sunday, September 30, 2018

it was no more a worry for parents

                                                                                             Author: Cyprien MacCamley
Image: Teens on Vacation (here)

the 12 given words:
worry stand talk sex plans know 
knock blend awful here face fact   

it seemed no more a worry for parents
teenagers took a stand not to talk about sex
it was reassuring for they had plans?
no more talk, they just did it
'they know everything even in graphic details....'
they knocked around the social media
the blend of presentation left
nothing  to the imagination
awful to parents

but here teens came face to face with facts
birds and the bees now seemed kids' stuff
fit for the kindergartens

they were already adults
they talked and did adult things
or risk being labelled as old-fashioned prudes
now reserved only for parents

Brenda's Sunday Whirl #371
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #422

Friday, September 28, 2018

awareness was given a push away

                                                                                                      Author: Medium69.
Image:  Image composite illustrating main
factors affecting climate change.   (here)

11 of 12 given words:
berserk brisk bleak breast breakthrough bottomless 
borrow bloodshot because billow breeze 

they would have gone berserk
if not for leisurely but brisk walking
would have been an endeavour so bleak
but to breast, the tape winning

a breakthrough nevertheless
it was discovered purely by chance
the damage was kind of bottomless
to borrow a description for a dunce

with bloodshot eyes red with anger
at plastics and debris in dead tummies
because climate change was a danger
to mankind forgetting the release

also of noxious fumes unseen and unfelt
but billowing waving in the breeze
still awareness was given a push away
a smile of guilt but just a lip service

Sherry's at Real Toad's Wordy
Thursday  -  earth's grief
Yves' MLMM's Bonus Wordle
- the letter 'B'

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

accepting 'likes' unsolicited - a Quadrille

                                                                                                    Author: A4ernyh
Image: Friends like Water finds
its Own Level (here)

no ill-will intended
harbouring good intentions
tactful and friendly not shrouded
in pretences of innocence

accepting 'likes' unsolicited
 'friends' across the divide
grounds below thundered
with followers spread wide

ever wondered
the spectrum of honour
sustained by players
comprising of whatever vintage
or creed?
(44 words)

Lillian at d'Verse's Quadrille Monday

Sunday, September 23, 2018

a train of thought viewed with disdain

                                                                               Attribution: Fair use of Google Images
the 12 given words:
afoot chain design crime train disdain 
line shine feign nine root sliver

what's afoot?

a chain of events designed
towards the furtherance of a crime?

a train of thought viewed with disdain
was it in line with prospects of gain
to shine on the ability to feign
a nine to five restrain?
or perhaps rooting for fame
it was lame!

with sliver slowly dribbling
from sides of the mouth trailing
to think the fan was that powerful blowing
to cause the spots flying

not privy to spots being stains
or the adhesives were inferior was plain!

Brenda's The Sunday Whirl Wordle #370
Carrie's The Sunday Muse #22
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #421

Saturday, September 22, 2018

a clean-up or even a restoration

                                                                                                    Attribution: Google Images
Image: Ruins (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
fish tap bucket dream ask swirl 
lamp night water roof call 

to fish for ideas for salvation
to tap into the survival instincts
a bucketful of leads for solutions
are but a dream

to ask questions is to beget
more questions that swirl
in the cluttered mind

a lamp dim-lit at the staircase
the only living thing left
intense in tenacity to keep staying
alive now long gone

nights are cold hot water is
but a wish except for drippings
of leakage from the roof-top

allowed to succumb to vagaries
of nature and left in ruins
a big responsibility to call
for a clean-up or even a

a face-saving attempt
to right a split-up of parents
imposed on young shoulders

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #180
Michael's at MLMM's Tale Weaver #189
Mish's at d'Verse's OLN #228

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

an attraction through the years

                                                                      Attribution: Andrew Cutraro/AFP/Getty Images 
Image: The Flying Wallendas performing the seven-person
Great Pyramid in 1998, at the Shrine Circus. Two members
of the family were killed in the same arena while trying to
perform the same act 36-years-ago (fair use)

the circus came to town
a fair ring of truth to the youngsters
a clamber to see the clowns
an attraction through the years

wild animals tamed for their acts at will
never thought ringmasters were so brazen
cracking and snapping a whip for a shield
mauled or stomped on, on occasions were known

the Ringling Barnum Bailey and Wallendas
entertained for generations of clamouring outbursts
despite change of ownerships tragedies, and a Big Tent fire
final curtains last May having sustained for 146 years

in 1928 the Wallendas' inaugural with Ringling
was staged at the Madison Square Gardens
where Hank was also privileged to be attending
a circus performance there during an NYC sojourn

Sarah's at d'Verse's  -  come to the circus

Monday, September 17, 2018

clever angle of a spin to outsmart

                                                                          Attribution: © 2017 Jee & Rani Nature 
                                                                                           Photography (License: CC BY-SA 4.0)
Image: Eye Unwittingly
Playing tricks (here)

the 12 given words:
Abracadabra Almond Always Amplify
Arduous (hard to accomplish or achieve)
Artifice (cunning; ingenuity; inventiveness)
Atypical (not typical; irregular; abnormal)
Angle Avoid Agonize Ankle 

abracadabra... an almond-eyed beauty
always contending to amplify her talents
in arduous magical endeavours surreptitiously
created with artifice and atypical assertions

a clever angle of a spin not just to outsmart
but to avoid a conflict agonizingly expended
with ankles deeply embedded in the mud
waiting in the cold equally frustrated

a lesson learnt for in all innocence
the desire to inflict a hurt on a person
not physically but still with bad intentions
will fail in whatever forms of connivance

Yves' MLMM with a Bonus
Wordle of the letter 'A'
Vivian's at Real Toad's the tuesday platform

Sunday, September 16, 2018

an instinct for flaunting the spirit of perfection

                                                                                                 Attribution: Carrie
Image: The Beauty of Reflection (here)

the 12 SW given words:
buzzer finish raffle instinct spirit stage 
drive speed strength letters ten blow

sophistication personified
a buzzer to the finish
not ever from a raffle draw
but an upmarket Big Apple outlet

it is but an instinct for flaunting
the spirit of perfection endowed
on a privileged soul

the stage is set when a drive
for enhancement of Providence's
blessings are extended the speed
of  nature's strengths

acts of divine approval do then
surface from seeming letters of
support in tens overwhelmingly
accentuating the winds of
protection to blow over

an opening to the act of
shadowing a Prophet
providing cover from
rays of the blazing sun

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle  #369
Carrie's The Sunday Muse  #21

Saturday, September 15, 2018

stated often enough they are truths to the ears

                                                                                                          Author: Dellex
Image: Using Their strong Tails
to the fullest (here)

the 'opposing forces' words are:
 – admit and deny
 – presence and absence

in an instance they reveal themselves
and they reckon they are overly smart
to admit is to knock off arguments of others
but to then deny is a measure of a dud

one cannot avoid but pay the price
those who hold sway to press the button
resorting to threats veiled or otherwise
used  to explain an unwanted presence

virtues of credibility have blatantly ignored
the absence of reasons has caused it to adhere
to surviving life's lies brilliantly employed
stated often enough they are truths to the ears

weejar's at MLMM's Saturday Mix - opposing-forces
Mary at PU's Poetry Pantry #420

Friday, September 14, 2018

risks of a safari situation

                                                                                                         Author:  fffriendly
Image: Out on a Safari (here)
(alphabet sestet is a poem of 6 lines with 
a 6 letter sequence in the alphabet, in this 
case J-K-L-M-N-O and A-B-C-D-E-F)

Jet-setting happily across the globe
Knocking off the travel bug senseless
Letting it be known with such hopes
Mindful of the joys but breathless
Not to limit in terms of time and space
Of the likely motivation in strict confines

At the outset decide that it is not a race
But to be carefree and easy not to bind

Catching the sun in an ideal location
Detrimental only to those sedentary by nature
Effectively riding risks of a safari situation
Forced to carry guns as an element of adventure

Lillian at d'Verse's MTB  -  alphabet sestet

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

at sunset a signal for a smashing time

                                                                                                      Author: Jerry Segraves
Image: Blackbirds Like the Homeless
Coming Home to Roost at Sunset (here)

the SW's 11 of 12 given words:
whiskey dangling smashing glass street sari
lantern dandelions subway bakery made

a bottle of whiskey left dangling
at sunset a signal for a smashing time
readying them for a session of drinking
a group of the homeless set to dine

sitting in the street atop a spread-out sari
glass clinking was music to their ears
a lantern turned bright yellow dandelions fiery
could provide joy even with no beers

rumblings in the subway not a bother
empty talks enlivened them and held sway
while a bakery sent loaves made to order
could they be faulted for a raucous day

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #179
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif  - sunset

to preserve tact of purpose

                                                              Author Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
Image: Test of Patience (here)

To settle for less
to preserve tact of purpose

Winds of change demand
that rivers wind across plains
learning to tolerate well

Chevrefeuilles' Carpe Diem.-
quest-for-new-masterpiece #3

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

destined to be alone to face the grind

                                                                                          Attribution: Annija Veldre
Image: Fighting her Own Battle (here)

the advancing waves rose rightly higher
menacingly secured in all of its strength
never the intention to challenge nature
but when it did come with bared fangs

ready to face the onslaught unarmed
seemingly against this lady defenceless
but with inner strength deftly enhanced
dragging a long red shawl in readiness

unsuspecting in earnest but a brave front
tracing a memory still fresh in her mind
robbed of his presence tragic in circumstance
destined to be alone to face the grind

MLMM's Photo Challenge #229
Sanaa's at Real Toad's - the tuesday platform 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

the wild winds of change

                                                                                        Saved by Carrie Van Horn 
Image:   The Sky's the Limit  (here)

the 12 given words:
wind sky rising many farm usual 
find grass freak wrap twice stars 

the wild winds of change
opening up the sky painfully
anger in check not rising despite the pain
not wanting to upset the many

life on the farm goes on as usual
one may find in the grass a freak
thumbing its nose so casual
that wraps it up but not imposing the big stick

some little critters can be playful
having met twice one is considered a friend
stars in the making being so artful
human nature is not easy to understand

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #368
Carrie's Sunday's Muse #20
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry  #419

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

a coming of age amid the fragrance

                                                                                        Author Diego Delso  (1974–)
Image:  A whitewater rose (Nymphaea alba)
in a public garden (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
handsome, rooftop garden trembles 
midnight overflow water rose search tell

handsome in its instance
the rooftop garden trembles
upon a midnight occurrence
an outflow of energy resembles

a coming of age amid the fragrance
a whitewater rose exerts influence
for its uncanny preponderance
for recognition of its elegance

to search hard for a solution
on how to sustain its bloom
for far longer in an insistence
to tell of nature's answer to doom

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #178
Grace's at d'Verse's OLN #227

love was a strange animal

                                                                           Attribution: Laima Gūtmane (simka…
Image: A Happy couple (here)

reflecting on the last occasion
as I leaf through our life's recent past
much maligned but within reasons
it could have been our last

tackless but had since subsided
proddings at my ribs probing
anger had  quietly decided
to match the last pleadings

we were now friends
but frustrations lingering
over the horizon
as yet to settle still sneering

love was a strange animal
riding a chequered path
to appease was glaringly dismal
but the right button could end in laughs

Frank at d'Verse's  -
frustrations and heartbreaks

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

to fly from the realm of awareness

                                                                                             Author: Chensiyuan
Image: existence in quiet forms (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
grasp infuse experience form fly from 
sizzle puzzle trapdoor shell form 
nubilous (adj.)) foggy vague or obscure)

to grasp its outright insistence
to infuse with knowledge proper
cautious in tight movements
infuriating when it falters

to experience the richness
of existence in quiet forms
to fly from the realm of awareness
to sizzle beyond comprehension

puzzling when created
avoiding trapdoors along the way
shell-shocked nubilous and disoriented
but among the brave at play

Amber's at MLMM's Wordle #209
Pat at Real Toad's  -  tuesday platform

Monday, September 3, 2018

love gone crazy - a Tan Renga

                                                                                             Author: Charles J Sharp 
Image: Holding on Tight (here)

morning sun
the twinkle of stars
still in the dew                         © Jane Reichhold

tenaciously holding on
just like love gone crazy         ©  Hank

Chevrefeuilles' Carpe Diem  -
tan renga challenge

Sunday, September 2, 2018

the fate of a structure dying to resist

                                                                          Photo Credit: Joy Pixley
the 12 given words: 
grief chill fly gather touch whistle 
trunk live peace sting remember beside

good grief! what triggered it to appeal
a chill to fly by in the early morning mist
it should gather a touch of class to seal
the fate of a structure dying to resist

impacted by loud whistles of high winds
the trunk retorted with a split one night
terror in its eyes seeking to live without sins
at peace vying to disengage from fright

to relive the pain and suffering of the sting
was to remember of its own vulnerability
besides stalking for unsuspecting victims
could only worsen its own invincibility

Brenda's the Sunday Whirl Wordle #367
with the 12 given words
Sunday Photo Fiction with the given photo
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #418