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ON A DIFFERENT WAVELENGTH: Reena’s Xploration Challenge #272

For this week’s Xploration Challenge Reena has encouraged us to: “choose to do any of the following.”:

  1. Choose at least two words from the above in your piece.
  • Guess the theme and use it.
  • Use synonyms of two words in case these words do not appeal to you

Or use the theme and/or words in any other manner you like.”

I have chosen the words: “wavelength“; “trance” & “hypnosis“. Below lies my contribution to the prompt, hope ye enjoy the read! πŸ€žπŸ™πŸ˜πŸ“–


I came into the sitting room
And turned on the radio
I then adjusted the dial
Till it arrived at my favourite station
(That played hits from the 70’s & 80’s)
It was smack bang in the middle of
Video Killed the Radio Star
Blasting out over the stereo
With it’s own thumping hypnotic beat
If was infectious
Or at least I thought so anyways.
It just left my daughter
In a turned off; trance like state
She sighed
That bored; uninterested sigh
Mumbled “this is rubbish”
Under her breath
And turned off the radio
“Hey” I said
But it was too late
By this stage she had
Plugged her headphones into her I-phone
And turned up the volume
Then again,
We never were on the same wavelength
Were we love?

Should you wish to participate in the prompt then you can access it through the following link below: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ˜πŸ˜

MOUNT DUBIOUS: Moonwashed Weekly Prompt (Dubious) #134

For this week’s Moonwashed Weekly Prompt, Eugi has provided us with the word: DUBIOUS for our literary inspiration. Below lies my contribution to the prompt, hope ye enjoy the read! πŸ€žπŸ™πŸ˜πŸ“–


Even though he jokes and jests
I don’t know about this guy
His intentions seem questionable
His motives, dubious
at best
Downright untrustworthy at worst
Can’t quite place my finger on it
This could end up being a mess
Erupting like Vesuvius
Molten hot lava
Of worst fears realised
Flowing down the mountain
Of misplaced trust
Burning everything in it’s path
Far from *salubrious
It’s why you’re better off
To have a select few friends
People that you can turn to,
Who form the nucleus
Of folk in whom you have
Complete confidence
Who’ll be there through
When the going gets tough
When you’re heart breaks
Over loved ones passed
Or other “friends” forsake
Save you from being *lugubrious

*lugubrious means excessively mournful
*salubrious means favourable to health of mind or body

Should you wish to participate in the prompt then you can access it through the following link below: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ˜πŸ˜


For this week’s d’Verse Poetics Prompt, Ingrid (In her final d’Verse Prompt πŸ™) has encouraged us to reflect on place & space, what/where our favourite one is, and compose a poem in response in: Poetry of Place & Space. Below lies my contribution to the prompt, hope ye enjoy the read! πŸ€žπŸ™πŸ˜πŸ“–


My favourite place/space is…

The corner seat of a coffee shop
Is just grand.
Sipping on a mocha, hot
Pen in hand,
Waiting for some words to drop

Running down an empty street
Under moonlight
With my always restless feet.
It’s where I fight
My demons… untill I defeat

Reclining on the leather couch
Observing them interact.
As they play; squeal & shout
I find contentment that
Scatters my worries south.

Long walks on sandy beaches
Listening to sea waves crash
Soothing the farthest reaches
Of your mind, becoming unattached
From the world. Calmness beseeches

Should you wish to participate in the prompt then you can access it through the following link below: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ˜πŸ˜

SYNGED LOVE LETTER; REIGNITED FLAMES: Sadje’s #WhatDoYouSee #WDYS Poetry Image Prompt #177

Image credit; Leighann Blackwood @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader & this week’s #WHATDOYOUSEE #WDYS #POETRYPROMPT, Sadje has provided us with this image which shows a piece of paper that’s partly scorched at the top. The intact part shows a quote 1 Corinthians 13 written on it. Below lies my contribution, hope you enjoy the read! πŸ€žπŸ€žπŸ™πŸ™πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ“–πŸ“–


Love is a lot of things
I’ve spoken about it before
It can make you cry
And make you sing
Leaving you with a cold heart
Or yearning for a little bit more
What love does most of all
Is light a fire inside
Around you
Around the synged edges
Of your love lettered life
Before eventually
Consuming you
Engulfing you with
Passion & longing;
Anger & hate
Righting & wronging
Hurt & heartbreak.

The ultimate love letter
Written by St. Paul
To the Corinthians
Forming the backdrop
Of many’s a marriage vow
Setting an olympian
For the rest of us to follow
All declarations since,
In comparison,
Seem hollow.
Artificial even.

It’s words
Divinely inspired
& too hot to handle
Though noble to aspire
Will burn a hole
In your conscience
Or make a liar
Out of aforementioned vows
Guideline for the humble
Challenge to the proud
Easy to forget
Amidst the arguments & rows
But for those who are willing
It’s timeless advice contains
The capacity & principles
To let go of your anger
Your pride & the blame
To sincerely forgive
And listen to their voice
To reignite your love’s flames
Soon you’ll rejoice

Should you wish to participate in the prompt then you can access it through the following link below: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ˜πŸ˜

P. S. For my other poem on love please check out LOVE IS… at the following link:


Hey folks! It’s long overdue but welcome back to my Sunday Blog Recap with links to all the blogs I posted during the previous week. Especially designed for those of you who have busy lives outside of the WordPress blogosphere. So without further ado, let’s get cracking! πŸ‘πŸ˜

On Monday; Wednesday; Friday & Saturday morning I shared 4 motivational running quotes with ye. You’ll find the links to them below: πŸ‘‡

Also on Monday, I posted my 1st poetic offering of the week titled: “Furry Fashion Accessory” written in response to Sadje’s latest #WhatDoYouSee #WDYS Poetry Image Prompt. Here’s the link to it:

On Tuesday I published 2 new poems titled: “A STILTED INHALE OF AIR” & “MAGICAL HIDEAWAY; TRICK OF REFLECTION written in response to d’Verse’s latest Quadrille Prompt & Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge respectively. The links to them are below: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

Then on Wednesday I composed a poem in honour of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY titled Woman (More To You Than Meets The Eye). You’ll find the link to it here:

On Thursday I published my 5th & 6th poems of the week titled: SERIOUS PLAY OR SILLY REDISCOVERY: d’Verse Poetics Prompt (Playtime) & STAINED CERAMICS; CAFFEINATED BURN: Weave Written Weekly: w3 Prompt #45 respectively. You’ll find the links to them below:

Lastly but by no means the least I published my final poem of the week titled: “A Timorous Type of Equity” written in response to Reena’s latest Xploration Challenge. Here’s the link to it:

Well, that’s all for this week folks! Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog. πŸ™πŸ˜ Sincerely hope ye enjoyed the catch up! πŸ€žπŸ€žπŸ™πŸ™ Until next Sunday, mind yourselves; stay creative and take care!

A TIMOROUS TYPE OF EQUITY: Ragtag Daily Prompt Friday; Reena’s Xploration Challenge #271

For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt, Martha Kennedy has given us the word: Timorous as our poetic inspiration for today. I’ll be combining this prompt with the latest: Reena’s Xploration Challenge asking us to #EmbraceEquity


“No, I don’t just want equality”
Rachel blurted out suddenly
Stopping her boss Tim in his tracks.
“What did you say?”
Tim snapped in return.
Annoyed at the temerity of her interuption
“I. I. I. Eh…”
He strode angrily towards her.
And asked her again.
“Well?! What did you just say Miss O’Brien?”
I said….
Her voice now trembling & timorous
“We… don’t… We don’t just want equality,
We want equity!”
He retorted!
“Not just equal opportunities for job progression
But the resources & the training to back it up!”
Her voice in full flow now & growing in confidence.
“I mean, there’s no point in saying we’re all equal and then continuing to hand out jobs & promotions to the boys.
When we’re perfectly capable of doing the same thing!”
There was no stopping her now.
Tim stood there completely flummoxed
And unusually, lost words!
Rachel had never spoken up before
She was normally so timid & reserved.
He didn’t know whether to fire her on the spot
Or applaud her for her boldness
He’d always tried to encourage her to speak up a bit more and express her opinion!
It’d be foolish now to sack/give out to her for the very thing he wanted her to do.
Never mind be utterly demoralising to her self-confidence.
“Thanks very much Rachel!
Your points are well made & clearly expressed.
I will take them under due consideration for the up coming yearly review.
Now on to the next item on the agenda!”

Should you wish to participate in the prompts then you can access them through the following links below: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ˜πŸ˜

STAINED CERAMICS; CAFFEINATED BURN: Weave Written Weekly: w3 Prompt #45

For this week’s Weave Written Weekly Prompt over at the Skeptic’s Kaddish, David Bogomolny, this week’s PoW has encouraged us to compose a poem from the perspective of an inaminate household object using personification.


There’s something I’d like to address
Every day you do the same thing
Take me down from the press
To get your caffeine fix
Heap this sweet sugary substance into me
As well as what looks like coffee granules of sort,
Then you proceed to add this white; milky liquid to the mix
I think you might call
It soya
Then you throw boiling hot water into my ceramic interior
On top of it all
And stir them together without any regard
For how I might feel!
Just because I’m not human
Just because I’m made of clay
Doesn’t mean their not real
Then, when you’ve finished drinking from me
You just throw me to one side
On the sink
Stained with coffee
Cracked on the edges
And feeling dirty inside.

Should you wish to participate in the prompt then you can access it through the following link below: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ˜πŸ˜

SERIOUS PLAY OR SILLY REDISCOVERY: d’Verse Poetics Prompt (Playtime)

For this week’s d’Verse Poetics Prompt, Lisa aka msjadeli has encouraged us to get in touch with or rather rediscover our playful side now that springtime is almost upon us. Below lies the result to my poetic response to the game! πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ Hope ye enjoy the read! πŸ™πŸ™πŸ€žπŸ€žπŸ“–πŸ“–


Kicking football down the streets
With no shoes
On your feet
Playing chase with your crew
Or some hide & seek
Staying up all hours downing booze
Dancing to the pulsing beats
In the hazy days of youth
Now you’re stuck on tv repeats
Playing fast & loose with the truth
About who you’ve become
My two girls
You could teach me a thing or 2
About not being too
Why so serious?
The Joker inquires
As we’re putting out fires.
Or checking off lists
Of jobs to do. Chances we miss
To play, to have fun
To build blocks
Be silly. Go for a run
Need to learn how to play again
Rediscover it before the pain
Gets too much
And you lose touch
With you inner child
Go on & have some fun.
Go a little wild.

Should you wish to participate in the prompt then you can access it through the following link below: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

WOMAN (MORE TO YOU THAN MEETS THE EYE) International Women’s Day

Hey folks! Below lies a poem especially written for International Women’s Day, of which there should be 365 of them! πŸ‘ Hope ye enjoy the read and share it with the special women in your life! πŸ€žπŸ™πŸ˜



You gave us life
Sat with us through the night
Partner & wife,
You knit families together
Love beyond all measure
Give us memories to treasure


You fed us & raised us
Protected & praised us
Nurtured and graced us
With your wisdom & strength
Would go to any length
For the people that meant
The most to you.


Always more to you than meets the eye
Hidden depths if we’d only try
Not to understand the when’s & why’s.
But to just let you be you, see,
In all your emotional complexity
Beautiful; serene & fierce


Vast as the mighty ocean
Swallowing us up with your devotion
Captivating us with your potions
These magic spells you apply
To our hearts and minds
Invisible to the naked eye


We’re entirely lost without you
Cry tears. Are distraught about you
When you’re hurt as we don’t know how to
Bare our heart and our souls
Give you comfort and console
You’re beyond our control.

MAGICAL HIDEAWAY; TRICK OF REFLECTION: #Tanka Tuesday #PoetryChallenge #310

For this week’s Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge, Colleen has invited us to to compose a poetic response to the picture below taken by Terri Webster Schrant over at for her weekly Sunday Stills Photo Challenge.


Water bubbles & froths
While steam rises
A strange concoction brewing underneath
Appearing to transform into a shade of green
A magical hideaway?!
Signs of new life emerging?!
Or just a trick of towering trees
Sloping down into the lake

Should you wish to participate in the prompt then you can access it through the following link below: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

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