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A FUNGAL FANTASY: Sadje’s #WhatDoYouSee #WDYS Poetry Image Prompt #172

Photo credit; Greg Nunes @ Unsplash

For this week’s prompt, Sadje has provided us with the image above as a source of creative inspiration. It “shows a set of three blue artificial mushrooms planted in a grassy area. These are all of different sizes.” Below lies my contribution: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

A FUNGAL FANTASY

No, you’re not hallucinating
Nor are you experiencing a bad trip
Yes, there are 3 mushrooms
But not of the magic kind
Artificially planted
Out of the blue!
Shining bright
A fishy; fungal fantasy
Swimming in circles
Around an ocean
In a mushroom cap

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

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2023/02/06/what-do-you-see-14/

AND THE EARTH SHOOK

Hey folks! Below lies my poetic response to the awful impact of the massive earthquake in Syria & Turkey currently playing out on our TV screens. πŸ‘‡

AND THE EARTH SHOOK

The earth shook violently
Venting it’s anger
And buildings collapsed
Tumbling down
Like a deck of concrete cards
The poeple quake in fear
Scurrying; scrambling for safety
Only to be buried
Neath the piles of rubble
Rescuers digging them out
With their bare hands
For that’s all
Their resources allow.
Over 5,000 dead
With more expected
This natural disaster,
Wracking up fatalities
Faster than points
On a pinball machine
In countries already
Crippled & besieged
By war; hunger & disease
It scarcely seems natural
Or fair. All this loss
All this suffering
At the tectonic whim
Of earth’s fragile; shifting plates
And we look on
Helplessy
Maybe even a little upset
From our tablets; phones
And TV screens
At this tragic occurrence
That’ll barely measure
0.1 on the Richter scale
Of our daily lives.

BLOG GOALS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD

Morning folks! Hope ye all had a lovely weekend! πŸ€žπŸ™πŸ˜ Welcome back to my weekly Blog Goals for the Week Ahead where I set out my blog schedule and creative goals for the coming week. So, without further ado.

First up today, after this blog of course, will be my 1st motivational running quote of the week followed by 3 more on Wednesday; Friday & Saturday morning. Hope they will inspire you all in some way. πŸ€žπŸ™πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜

Then tomorrow, I plan to publish 2 poems for ye’re enjoyment. The first one of which will be titled AFFECTIONATELY HEADSTRONG inspired by my youngest girl: Ava! 😁 This will be followed by my response to Sadje’s latest #WhatDoYouSee #WDYS Poetry Image Prompt. If you want to participate in the prompt then you can access it through the following link:

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2023/02/06/what-do-you-see-14/

On Wednesday, I hope to publish another poem which will be written in response to d’Verse’s latest Quadrille Prompt.

Then on Thursday, I plan to recite the poem I wrote around this time last year titled LOVE IS… for my Throwback Thursday series of Poetry Readings which for the next 3 weeks is going to feature readings on the subject of love & loss. Then later in the day I’ll be posting my response to d’Verse’s latest Poetics Prompt

On Friday I hope to respond to some of the other prompts on here such as Moonwashed Weekly Prompt; Reena’s Xploration Challenge &/or WeaveWrittenWeekly over at the Skeptic’s Kaddish. And maybe return to my Poetry Quotes reflection blog?!

On Saturday, we’ll have one more poem for the Week which will be followed up by my regular Blog Recap on Sunday with links to all the blogs I posted during the previous week. Hope you enjoyed the read and come back next Monday for more of the same. πŸ€žπŸ™πŸ˜πŸ“–

EFFERVESCENT LIGHT

The poem below is dedicated to & inspired by my oldest girl: Grace. Hope you all enjoy the read! πŸ€žπŸ™πŸ˜πŸ“–

EFFERVESCENT LIGHT

She’s a sponge
She’s a light
A curious cat
Beacon in the night

She’s effervescent
A pure delight
Sparkling & carefree
Full of love & life

She’s a big heart
Wears it on her sleeve
Clever & whip smart
Like a summer breeze

A breath of fresh air
A human dynamo
Full of natural energy
Always on the go

She’s fully plugged in
To another source
Out of this world
An ethereal force

Of sensitive strength
A spirit that’s tough
An intuitive mind
That calls your bluff

She’s Rapunzel
She’s a princess
A mischief maker
Who likes to mess

She’s painting pictures
And building blocks
Melting our hearts
As she turns the key to unlock

The inner child in us
Inviting us out to play
To keep learning
Something new each day

She’s full of Grace
A gift from God
Irrepressible
And beautifully odd

RAMBUNCTIOUS RHYMES; DYSFUNCTIONAL DEMANDS: Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge #305

For this week’s Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge Colleen has encouraged us to compose a freestyle/free verse or syllabic poem using at least 3 words from the list of 100 random generated words below. I chose rambunctious, dysfunctional & disturbed and the syllabic form of symatrelle as it’s served me well in the past! Hope ye enjoy the read! πŸ™πŸ€žπŸ˜πŸ“–


RAMBUNCTIOUS RHYMES; DYSFUNCTIONAL DEMANDS

He is a little rambunctious

Some say, dysfunctional and disturbed
I pray, that he’s not too perturbed

Been without his father since the age of six
Has never settled because he doesn’t mix
Acts up so that they keep having to up sticks
And move. Certain problems that you can’t fix

His behaviour is now uncontrollable
His weary mother is inconsolable

He is a little rambunctious

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

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2023/01/31/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-305-1-31-23/

TIME FLIES: Reena’s Xploration Challenge #266

For this week’s Reena’s Xploration Challenge, Reena has given us some images on the concept of time as a source of creative inspiration for us. Below lies my contribution: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

TIME FLIES

Time flies
When you’re having fun
But still goes by
When you’re having none
The clock is ticking
While the earth is spinning
Around our glorious; smiling sun
Time heals
All wounds, they say
Have yet to see
How that really plays
Out
The clock is ticking
While the earth is spinning
Around our glorious; smiling sun
Time is free
You can never lack
You can’t keep
It or get it back
The clock is ticking
While the earth is spinning
Around our glorious; smiling sun

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

https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2023/02/02/reenas-xploration-challenge-266/

MY RESOLVE TO BE HAPPY: (In the Moment) d’Verse Poetics Prompt (Resolving To Resolve)

For this week’s d’Verse Poetics Prompt Punam has encouraged us to do a Take 2 on our New Year’s Resolutions by weaving 1 of the following 5 pieces of random advice into a poem, using it as a springboard for our own personal Resolution Verse! I chose No. 3

” 1. Your self-worth is not in your inbox.

2. When you add something to the cupboard of life, subtract something.

3. Immerse yourself completely in a happy and say aloud, β€œI am happy now”!

4. Parent the child you have and don’t try to turn them into what you want.

5. At the end of each day fold your clothes and put them away, no matter how tired you are.”

Below lies my contribution: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

MY RESOLVE TO BE HAPPY (In the Moment)

I resolve
To immerse
myself completely
in a happy moment….
Because I have a tendency
Of over thinking
And imagining the worst
Of not being fully in the moment
Mind swimming in rhyme & verse
Jumping ahead in my thoughts
Anxious & a little terse
Sometimes a blessing,
Sometimes a curse.

So I pull on a pair of trainers
Running gear
Fly out the door
Grab a caramel mocha
In my favourite coffee shop
To feel the bliss
Of daydreaming in the moment
Reconnect with my core
At the end of that cup
What wisdom & words lies in store
At the point of my nib
What immense satisfaction awaits
On completion of my run
At those moments
I couldn’t ask for more
That’s when “I can say aloud”
That’s when I can roar.
“I am happy now!”

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

https://dversepoets.com/2023/01/31/poetics-resolving-to-resolve/

DIS-ARMING SEASIDE ERASURE: Sadje’s #WhatDoYouSee #WDYS Poetry Image Prompt #171

An image of; Not All There – The Enigmatic
Sculptures of Bruno Catalano

In his week’s prompt, for the visually challenged reader, Sadje has given us the image above which shows a sculpture of a man holding a bag. The statue is on waterside, and part of the statue is intentionally missing. Below lies my contribution: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ Hope that ye enjoy the read πŸ™πŸ€žπŸ˜πŸ“–

DIS-ARMING SEASIDE ERASURE

Walking alongside the water’s edge
I suddenly an urge to dive into the water
As I was weary from my day’s work
The evening sky was still blue
And swimming trunks in my bag
Then out of the blue
Bits of me began to disappear
As if the water
Had jumped up from the sea
And painted itself
onto my body & clothes
Rubbed them out.
Swallowed them up
Till all that was left
Was my legs and bag
I hadn’t the heart to go on
Nor any weight to carry
My hope was erased
The whole experience
Was dis-arming
Science-fictionally
Alarming

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

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2023/01/30/what-do-you-see-171-31-january-2023/

BLOG GOALS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD

Good morning folks! Welcome back to my weekly Blog Goals for the Week Ahead where I set out my blog schedule and creative goals for the coming week. It’s been a while but it’s a big week ahead. So, without further ado.

Later on today, along with Friday & Saturday, I’ll be posting my regular motivational running quotes for ye guys. On Wednesday I’ll also be celebrating/recognising my 1 year running anniversary with a special post. Later on that day, I’ll hopefully be responding to d’Verse’s latest Poetics Prompt.

On Tuesday, I’m going to give the Haibun Monday a go and I’ll be responding to Sadje’s latest #WhatDoYouSee #WDYS Poetry Image Prompt. Should you wish to participate in the prompt then you can access it through the following link:

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2023/01/30/what-do-you-see-171-31-january-2023/

On Thursday, I’ll be beginning my first in a series of Throwback Thursday Spoken Word readings for the month on the theme of love & loss given that Valentine’s is 2 weeks from tomorrow and also the date my mum passed away. So, please tune in for that.

Later on in the week I plan on responding to Ragtag Daily Prompts; Moonwashed Weekly Prompts & hopefully Wea’ve Written Weekly over at The Skeptic’s Kaddish. And on Sunday I’ll be doing my regular Blog Recap with links to all the blogs I posted during the previous week.

That’s all the plans & goals for the moment. I’ll keep you posted on any updates or changes to this of course. Thanks again for all ye’re support; feedback and encouragement. Until next Monday, mind yourselves; stay creative and take care. πŸ™πŸ˜

APATHETIC MISTAKE: Sammi Scribbles Weekly Writing Prompt (Apathy)

For this week’s Sammi Scribbles Weekly Writing Prompt, Sammi has encouraged us to write a poem using the word: APATHY. Below lies my contribution:πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ Hope ye enjoy the read! πŸ€žπŸ€žπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ“–πŸ“–

APATHETIC MISTAKE

Don’t mistake
My distant;
dreamlike state
For apathy
Don’t misjudge
My detached
Dreary drudg-
Ery. A trap you see
It might seem like
I couldn’t care less
Like I’ve become immune
And there less
In the moment
That’s not me

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

https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2023/01/28/weekend-writing-prompt-296-apathy/

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