Friday, November 30, 2018

a coming of age of a teenager

                                                                                      Author: Michael J. Bennett
Image: A Special Treat -  Beef prime
 rib dinner plate (here)

Same Same But Different -  to take the five challenge
words and NOT use them in a poem but their synonyms

switch -  reversal shift substitution swap
floor - ground deck stage mat
polish - gloss brilliance sparkle luster
fabric  - textile fibre
water - drink rain tears Adam's ale shower

a reversal of a fortune
a shift to manhood to a higher order
a swap of a kind
a coming of age for a teenager
from the ground up onto a higher deck
the stage is set

the brilliance providing a sparkle
the gloss of a luster
isn't it fun to be considered an adult
doing adult things?

fat chance! without fibre but a conjecture
hoping to mirror an adult is not just yet

this is a special birthday dinner for you
you've just turned 18, an adult legally yes!
but in my eyes as a parent
you're still a child, my child.

no drinks for you, just Adam's ale
you may have tears in your eyes
but you're showered with love as a substitute
you're wondering why?

well, we need someone sober
to drive us home!

weejar's at MLMM's Saturday Mix
Mish's at d'Verse's OLN #233

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

saddled with the morning after

                                                                                             Author: Christopher Michel  
Image: Sick in Bed the Morning After (here)

the 12 given words:
awesome test missing acrobat apron kiss 
goodbye  play chord aim afraid admire

awesome, a test of strength
mind over matter
life can be bland
saddled with the morning after

boys' night out but done in, in the mornings
lots of fun when it lasted
but upon waking up something's missing
except for a heavy head all busted

life is acrobatic with time for fun
but there is a need to don the apron strings
time to kiss goodbye  when the point comes
where responsibilities cut in

play the chords right is the aim
to keep the house in order
not to be afraid of losing friends
there are wonderful ones in place to admire

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #190
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif ~ morning poem

Monday, November 26, 2018

deja vu of the ultimate sacrifice

                                                                                           Attribution: Google images
Image: To Fall to Temptation (here)

10 of 12 given words:
frost twist between chill dread 
wish shock lift mend fill

frost free and devoid of vegetation
a yearning for greenery of paradise
a twist of the act of temptation
deja vu of the ultimate sacrifice

between chills a dread invoked
the offer of the apple in reverse
a wish the shock be not provoked
that to lift the flower be rehearsed

as a prelude to mend the mistake
to fill the desire expected to unfurl
back to the joys of Heaven's gate
redemption of a now troubled world

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle#379
Carrie's Sunday Muse #31
willow-switches' at Real Toad's the tuesday platform

Monday, November 19, 2018

some people are blessed

                                                                                       Attribution: Willem van Herp
Image: Eating and Drinking (here)

the 12 given words:
cheers free flow ease drift regret
binge (unrestrained and often excessive indulgence)
fringe sail news stream
sting (an elaborate confidence game to trap criminals)

'Cheers' a free flow with ease
what a drift with no regrets
binge drinking with the regulars

fringe benefits of a live-wire
man of the party
will often sail through

news of a good reputation
precedes his presence

talents running in a clear stream
gushing at right moments
some people are blessed
without really trying

a sting to stifle his progress
in life has been frustrated
many a time

it has been said those
with good intentions are
known to be protected
by unseen hands

Brenda's the Sunday Whirl #378
Sherry's at PU's Poetry Pantry #430

getting to be swollen-headed

                                                                   Author – Kelogsloops @ Instagram

Image: Making Fun of Egotism (here)

the 12 given words:
periodically stress dare
marplot (n.)) a person who mars or defeats a plot, design, or project by meddling)
overwrite ( to write in excess of the requirements)
black treble company fix bright
laeotropic (adj.)) oriented or coiled in a leftward direction, as a left-spiraling snail shell.)
asteroid (asteroids and meteors are both types of space rocks)

getting to be swollen-headed
one periodically is subjected
to a stress on the being much to dread
but a dare is as much to be avoided

a marplot is ever so often close at hand
to overwrite black tryouts to stifle
one's efforts unnecessarily to offend
with suggestions and distractions treble

the frequency onto a wild goose chase
pitting one another in bad company
to fix at random putting into place
perhaps some intended amusements really

for some fun in some weird laeotropic sequence
but stop a moment and look on the bright side
say a prayer it can rain down asteroids in abundance
but one gets positively motivated outright                           

Yves' at MLMM's Wordle Back to Wordle
Nekneeraj's at MLMM's Photo Challenge #239
Susan at PU's Midweek Motif prayer

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Within the four walls naked in thoughts

                                                                                    Author: Susan Spaulding
Image: An Empty Nest Crying (here)

Had those familiar empty feelings
Gasping for air but nothing untoward
Grabbing on fine linen incessantly pulling
Stressed out being shored up unperturbed

Within the four walls naked in thoughts
Heaving heavily thinking of the good times
Warm embrace extended generously now wrought
With regret and anger lost in continuous chimes

Must you leave surreptitiously unannounced
An empty nest crying for the love unfulfilled
The emotional slack all the more pronounced
With lots of unilateral actions yet unrevealed

Susan's Sunday Photo Fiction - nov
Sherry's at PU's Poetry Pantry #429

Thursday, November 15, 2018

life's journey was a complicated affair

                                                                                                             author: anon 
Image: Board-Walk Trudging on Life's Journey (here)

11 of 12 given words:
blind mind world eyes music blood fluid view ice sun
astral (pertaining to or proceeding from the stars; stellar)

blind to any assigned purpose
the mind locked but to a chosen path
a world in motion along a course
in a controlled dream so tough

beyond what the eyes were able to see
in music painfully of blood and tears
such was the endurance of life's journey
though fluid in the run-up of fears

in a semblance of organized thoughts
with a view of some controlled sequences
astral in make-up but guided by hordes
of ice cool ideas from the sun's brilliance

life's journey was a complicated affair

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #188
Michael's at MLMM's Tale Weaver #197 -  life's journey
Frank at d'Verse's OLN #232

Monday, November 12, 2018

injury prone in mid-life - Ode to Age

                                                                                                                 Author: Broc
Image: A Questioning Young Mind (here)

the 11 0f 12 given words:
inept inconsequential injury impinge invoke
interior immune impurity incorrigible  
icily (in a cold manner)
ictus (an epileptic seizure, a stroke
a cerebrovascular incident)

age of reason inept in a young mind
inconsequential to decision-making
lacking measures that squarely defined
the confines of a responsible being

injury prone in mid-life to impinge
on career demands and refinements
to invoke passions to rightly infringe
on a stable interior to cause confusions

attainment of success in life immune
to doubts and impurity of confidence
not incorrigible but ideas finely tuned
heading corporations in high positions

old age crept in icily sending shivers
and forever a danger to engulf the icon
with shadows of ictus hovering above
vital to fight the onslaught head-on

Yves' at MLMM's Bonus Wordle - the letter 'I'
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif  - Ode to Age

Sunday, November 11, 2018

a cinch it'll fulfill life's sanctity

                                                                                                     Author:  Elena Ray
Image: In prayer  (here)

the 12 given words
cinch (a certainty to happen)
chime sign fine line sleepy 
child snow junk bud trees trunk

Namaste, Suwadeekap!

extending a welcome or in prayers
the clasping of both hands in humility 
draws on the sub-conscious
a cinch it'll fulfill life's sanctity

the emotional void subject to chimes
to rightly check the blessings of Providence
between awareness of guilt signs
to that of prostrating in submission

fine line trending devoid of emotions
like a sleepy child in snow drift amidst the junk
a bud about to bloom without directions
but with potential befitting of a strong tree trunk

Carrie's Sunday Muse #29
Brenda's Sunday Whirl #377
Vivian's at Real Toad's  - the tuesday platform

Saturday, November 10, 2018

to contend with no entrapments

                                                                                 Attribution: Gerhard Elsner (GFDL)
Image: A wire-form of a mouse-trap (here)

Saturday Mix – Opposing Forces - the use of antithesis
the words are:
– simple and complicated
– vowel and consonant

can it get any worse than it is
waiting cautiously for attention
looking for an answer to please
amidst throes of anticipation

simple solutions wrought
with complicated arguments
not something to be fought
to contend with no entrapments

lots of vowels of abhorrence
within blandishments of consonants
cajolement with good sentiments
wise conclusion of appeasements

weejars at MLMM's  -  Saturday Mix
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #428

Sunday, November 4, 2018

dreams of a journey likely to invoke a reality

                                                                                             Author: ChieuMua 
Image: Faith of a Dreamer (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
journey fly light machine pitch
promising yearn sing talk stick strand    

dreams of a journey likely to invoke a reality
to fly over along the avenue Champ de Mars
a light machine would be a designated beauty
a pitch complete with a sensational repertoire

a promising song to yearn for over the horizon
and a sensation to accentuate for love or pleasure
but to sing or to talk is a choice open to reasons
stick to it not to be stranded for good measure

Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #427
Brenda's the Sunday Whirl #376
Carrie's the Sunday Muse #28

Saturday, November 3, 2018

attired in an apparel in all formality

                                                                                         Attribution: anon
Image: An Old-Time 'Photoshop'
occurrence entitled 'trick pic' (here)

take the five challenge words and
NOT use them but their synonyms:

The words are:
dress - apparel attire costume frock gown skirt
soak - absorb immerse moisten submerge wet
eat -  bite chew devour dine feed ingest nibble
heat - warmth passion hotness swelter
draw - tie deadlock stalemate attract captivate tempt

attired in an apparel in all formality
called upon to take a bite to devour
in the hotness of a summer's tranquility
in the warmth of a passionate fervor

a stalemate of sweltering endeavor
to invoke a response to captivate a maiden
immersed in a deadlock not to favor
a conflict of interest in intentions

of whether to stand tall or to be shorter
by a head moistened in submerged readiness
to absorb the demands of one in anger
perhaps to tempt a roving heart in all fairness

weejar's at MLMM's Saturday Mix
Kerry's at Real Toad's Camera Flash 55

Thursday, November 1, 2018

the brilliance of a supple physical attribute

                                                                                Attribution: pexels-photo 268
Image: A Pose of Present Times (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
cool swings, slides break happy test 
syrup rule homework first despair

the brilliance of a supple physical attribute
can never be underestimated when called upon
even in light waltzing, the affirmation contributes
greatly to the strength and poetry of movements

cool ballroom grace will mask a pin-drop sound
not the swing and slides of rock or break-dancing
light music and flow of happy couples in unison
very much an oldies' attraction of favorite showing

in recent times the Gangnam style took it by storm
the test of the syrup was in its expressed popularity
it made its mark as the easiest of all dancing forms
as a rule an early demise is due usually to simplicity

lots of homework and learning for first-timers
will help though to avert frustrations and despair
smoothness and elegance of style are clearly stunners
focused on the lithe and agility of a dancing pair

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig Wordle #185
Michael's at MLMM's Tale Weaver #195 - dance
Kim's at d'Verse's OLN #231