Saturday, August 31, 2019

to fly over the clear blue waters

                                                                                  Author: Svetlana Belyaeva
Image: Look at Me! (here)

the 12 given words:
changes devour tire pill room steam 
let scream  scrawny sensual steam 

changes in her demeanour
devoured into her conscience
not to die or tire herself to swallow
the bitter pill but she secured
enough leg room to jump up
and flaunt her assets

full steam ahead to fly over
the clear blue waters to let her
scream out loud over
the calm expanse

certainly not of a scrawny
little waif trying hard to
relentlessly shed off and
overcome a plain Jane image
but a sensual and exotic self
long stifled

The Sunday Muse #71
Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #419

Friday, August 30, 2019

City life so they did say

                                                                                          Author monicker
Image: Happens daily always at the
same time and the same place (here)

"I liked the rush, I liked the crunch.
Never did look back at the fallout.”
Not cowed nor bothered
Never been shouted at nor having to shout

City life so they did say
Never felt intimidated nor threatened
Part of a daily routine
Never rattled just an inconvenience

So why all the unruly behaviour
Never wanting to show anger but a smile
Shown the middle finger
Never to trigger off a tiff but tolerance for a while

Just a nick at the fender
Never could take it like a gentleman
Rush hour madness
Never the same for everyone

Dylan's MLMM First Line Friday

Saturday, August 24, 2019

brush it into oblivion right across

                                                                                                           Attribution: Ali Falak
Image:   Erasing images from the eyes (here)

woken up from a lingering dream
disturbed from images dancing in front of her eyes
wash it off from its perch
that was what grandma told her once
it worked before without promptings
but to no avail this time around

brush it into oblivion right across
small brush would do the simple job
self-fulfilling warmth of conflict resolution
set in front of the eyes

on reflection, it invoked lots of questions
why her!
which was the connection with her being
what wrong had she committed deserving of this
when was it ingrained unto her
where physically was the intrusion

it was irritating to the mind
was it punishment outright
or reward with options in the future

thinking aloud she confidently whispered to herself

get things that people favour to make them happy
not to favour people who get things yet feel unhappy

Carrie's from Sunday Muse #70
Kerry's at Real Toad's  with
Mary's Mixed Bag  -  connections

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

the will to survive and the pursuit of happiness

                                                                                   Author:  41ste
Image: Happiness (here)

the 14 given words:
pursuit always welcome eases other gathers seizes 
current mirrors smoke water fate face arrival 

the will to survive and the pursuit
of happiness are the basic rights
of a living creature

one will always welcome them
if they ease off other difficulties
that may come close

one gathers the strength to overcome
and seizes selfishly the opportunity
it is resolving current inconveniences
to help get over future obstacles

it mirrors good strategies and intentions
to clear the smoke when small
before it builds up
thus avoiding them from transforming
into something big which later can develop
into something insurmountable

much water can go under the bridge
when panic stations are unwittingly let loose 
but fate will play a hand in the face of
offending pleasures and enjoyment

the arrival of contending sanity can help
create a sense of purpose to make it
worthwhile to go on living the good life

MMT at Sunday's Whirligig #228
Gospel at d'Verse's Smoke and Mirrors

Sunday, August 18, 2019

it seems bizarre

                                                                                               Attribution: Jacek Yerka
Image: Tea for Two, anyone? (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
bizarre ground crash doubt 
clear entry bid offer spent weight

it seems bizarre
with her pet lying on the ground
thrown in as a gate crasher

there is no doubt
it is a clear entry
as an insurance
in a bid to safeguard her
a lion-tamer of a lady
waiting for her beau

what is on offer
tea for two
to be spent
with her beau a weight-lifter
the handsome attraction of the Big Tent

Yes, the circus is in town
Every pretty lass is hoping for
a date with the strong-man

Would a wide-eyed sweet young thing
care to grapple with a lion first?

Shay's at Sunday Muse #69
Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #417
Sherry's at PU's Poetry Pantry #490

Friday, August 16, 2019

Tourists Go the Extra Mile

                                                                                              Author Daniel Case
Image: Tourists Would Endevour to See
as Much  (here)

the capitol grew rank in the summer heat
the humid streets clogged with sweating tourists and rats.
all looking to relay pain and sufferings in their bids
unlike a freshened bed of tulips colourfully bred

shoved their beings to create a defensive line of fire
adapting well when finding themselves targeted
the beauty of humankind when called up their ire
thumbed the occasions without much regret

unpredictable elements could be unduly unkind
but migrating birds found their mark year after year
would it then be prudent to be aligned in the mind
to be enjoying perfect surroundings of ideal weather

careful planning certainly was a prerequisite
but uncertainties were welcomed if not too testing
water-logged lanes bore risks but God forbid
as long as tired bones were not too telling

Dylan's at MLMM's  - first line Fridays (the first
line is given and we are to continue)
Sherry's at Real Toad's Weekend Mini Challenge 
messages in water

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

young lovers had better learn

                                                                                            Author Mihail.Ivanov.25
Image: Young Lovers who Least Suspect (here)

the 12 given words:
fighting chance  love  fragile spoke light
gardens strength fragrant hearing pass things,

there was a fighting chance
that love could be unduly fragile
it spoke of light in the gardens
but its televised strengths beguiled

lost times devoid of a fragrant
when hearing evaporated to pass
was there a way to enhance
in as much as to make things last

love neglected would react
energy waned in unsettled bids
buoyed in situations of suspect
far from an ability to succeed

young lovers had better learn
sincerity and trust had to be earned

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #227
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif - televised

Monday, August 12, 2019

more effective if relayed in silence ?

                                                                       Author Wellcome Library, London
                                                                                  licensed under the Creative Commons 
                                                                                  Attribution 4.0 International license
Image: A Man Screaming Evokes
Fear and is Largely Avoided (here)

Can a voice be deemed more
effective if relayed in silence but
accentuated with deeds

Can it be accepted genuine
if accompanied by unspoken
words of its good intentions

Invariably it works better as
the tendency is to give it more
emphasis and attention
(44 words)

De Jackson at d'Verse's Quadrille 85
- raising our poetic voice

Friday, August 9, 2019

blessed with varieties imposed

                                                                                            Author Mokkie
Image: Yellow Canna Lily (here)

Just fascinating
both on the kitchen table
or out in the field
Reeling with colors gardens
blessed with varieties imposed

Yellow stands out from
greenery tenaciously
stuck akin on groom's lapels

Chevrefeuilles' Carpe Diem #1721 - canna lily

Monday, August 5, 2019

now that it managed to escape

                                                                                            Attribution: Julien Tabet
Image: Escaping is the beginning
not the end of its problems (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
feral (an animal in a wild state, especially after escape from captivity)
surveillance gurgling grudge  
wiggle (to move up and down or from side to side with small rapid movements.)
enforce chills wash separation upcoming

feral in its efforts
now that it managed to escape
very much under surveillance
until the guard took time off
gurgling with happiness
more with a grudge
that was just minutes ago

but now engulfed with
a smokescreen for some reasons
when it wiggled through
the electrified fencing

it brought enforced chills all over
its body for which a wash could be helpful
a separation would thwart off
the ease of visual detection from afar

but how to get rid of it
upcoming prospects seemed futile
what could it do?

Sanaa's at Real Toad's tuesday platform
MLMM's Wordle #145
NEKNEERAJ at  MLMM's Photo Challenge #275

Still life masterpiece

                                                                                    Artist: Vincent Van Gogh 
Image:  Three Sunflowers(here)

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

Van Gogh masterpiece
From two series of still life
Classic depiction
Pity life span is short but
time enough to appreciate

Laid out to be seen
In rows of flower beds but
static movements
Imposed by the sun's influence
Amidst blue canal waters

Chevrefeuille's Carpe Diem 1717 - sunflowers

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Who could have guessed!

                                                                                                       Quincy Washington
Image: Emperor of the Dawn (here)

Eyeing from a vantage point
Camouflaged conveniently
To peek at them unannounced
To catch details rightly

A spyglass was but a nuisance
Who could have guessed
Enough distractions in the confusion
A bit more imagination no less

Infinity of distance was a rot
Concentrate on those seemingly hot
One would get away without a shot 
(55 words)
Kerry's at Real Toad's - art flash 55

I know you were smiling!

                                                                                      Thiago Matos from Pexel                                            
Image: Imagination Ran Wild (here)

Missing you much with feelings of despair
Imagined your image in unlikely spaces
Running through endless encounters in my mind
Even registered on shards of transparent glass
It struck me as being unobtrusively naive
Could wild longings put one off tangent
Perhaps but it ran counter to reality
I was pretty sure you were there
Looking and observing but nothing behind me
What could it be
Where could you be

I felt mystified
You might not show it
I know you were triumphantly smiling!

Carrie's at Sunday Muse #67

Thursday, August 1, 2019

striking out with an air of confidence

                                                                                                            Author Ross
Image: A Rich Man's plaything,
a 54-meter mega yacht (here)

striking out with an air of confidence
one could detect a superior being

shadow of himself detected often
now an entirely different person seen
what transformation that one was asking

in economic terms a fulfillment
walking in style a perfect gentleman
in bad times prevailing he proved a point
he struck gold that literally confounds
made it he boasted dealing in bitcoins

Frank's at d'Verse  - more dizain