Sunday, December 18, 2022

She was not to smite back

                                                                                           Author:  Charles J. Sharp
Image: Matured Responses and Patience
All the Way (here)

the 10 of 12 Wordle words:
torn safe spill soothed breath 
raspy (hoarse or harsh-sounding)
hiss fairy bluff flush

She was torn between love for her 
father and of the harsh treatment by 
her fiercely scornful step-mother

She reasoned it was not safe to spill 
the beans but  to take it and still 
remained under one roof even with 
one so unreasonable

She used to cry as an infant abandoned
to her wits for which even her father 
was unaware and she suffered as 
a consequence

She soothed herself with deep long 
breaths against raspy admonitions 
or whispers hissed in her face

She was not to smite back against 
outright bluffs nor act vindictive but 
to flush off the feelings of sadness 
and muster blessings of good upbringing

Dreams of a fairy-tale childhood of
songs and dance with step-sisters was
only reminiscent of Cinderella's woes

She had hopes of a reformed step-mother
to love and be loved like one of her own.
Feelings of despair were toned down and 
kept at bay most times

Brenda's Sunday's Whirl  - Wordle-583/

Saturday, December 17, 2022

To lovingly dream in wonder

                                                                                    Author:  Magdalena Berny
Image: What are One's Desires (here)

To lovingly dream in wonder
It just takes a little time
Quiet moments of splendour
In some seconds so sublime

Far away let it just wander
In the likes of heaven’s expanse
Surfing's timeless fervour
Akin to a free falling sense

Let the imagination run wild
Big oaks from little acorns transform 
A dream being easily profiled
Of wanting's craved for too long

Carrie's at Sunday Muse #240

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Uneasy approach to a quiet lane

                                                                                                   Author: Luke Porter
Image: Walking alone at Night  (here)

Uneasy approach to a quiet lane
Street lights only at strategic places
Just enough to side-step the gain
To pin hopes for a safe passage

Not to take unnecessary risks
Seize the privilege of an upper hand
Spare oneself of unwarranted grief
Secure a  release in any event

One need not have to wonder
Just split easy to get unstuck
Stars above will help to ensure
Avoid the gutter mind the dark

Grace at d'Verse - MTB zen-poetry/

light of love shone bright in the beginning

                                              Author: Tichnor Brothers
Image:  Lighthouse Providing 
Light in the Night (here)

lost times devoid of a fragrance
when hearing evaporated above
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

there was a fighting chance
that love could be unduly static
it spoke of light in the gardens
its apparent strengths frantic

young lovers had better learn
light shone bright in the beginning
sincerity and trust had to be earned
not taken for granted net of feelings

Sarah at d'Verse  -bringing-light-into-the-darkness/

Monday, December 12, 2022

candy is for the sweet tooth

                                                                                        Author: Max Braun
Image:  Colourful Candy (here)

candy is for the sweet tooth
comes in various flavours 
colourimgs and shapes
favoured by the youngsters

low in nutrients though 
and rich in calories 
often avoided by adults

In a way it is being fair to
everyone to make of their
own choosing
(44 words)

Mish at d'Verse  Quadrille #166 candy

Saturday, December 3, 2022

providing a brew of Beethoven's

                                                                                     Author: Stilfehler
Image:  Talented Young Violinist (here)

what a treat!
of an early morning ritual
never a shadow of doubt 

not to stop the strains of sounds
of a string instrument 
for ages that accompanied masters
providing a brew of Beethoven's 
not shaken by the enormity
that dogged many a young boy
but to view it as just another recital

notes upon notes to digest
but a plaything of a child prodigy
who had shipped off all negative thoughts
but to provide an outlet for his talents
God-given blessed be 
musically inclined complemented 
with a talented pair of hands

Carrie at Sunday Muse #238 - hands

Friday, December 2, 2022

Fuzzy and feeling blue

                                                                               Author: Justin Higuchi 
Image:  Sadly Alone Now (here)

Decidedly depressed
Could not hide her emotions
Others did not express
Any kinds of suggestions

What was she to do
It was a lone battle
Fuzzy and feeling blue
It was a big muddle

The love of her life
Had frittered away
Her being now nose-dived
Much to her dismay

Easy in giving her all
Nurtured of good upbringing
Now felt rather small
All had gone with the wind

More guarded now
In expending feelings
Bleeding heart not anymore
Which had left her reeling

Magaly's at Poets and Storytellers United