Sunday, November 28, 2010

One Single Impression: Meld

Play the cards you draw;
standing room only

I drew my cards counted my meld
I was happy with what was dealt

An ace of beauty blessed my wife
a king of nature gave me life
the queen of soul painted my heart
a Jack of humor spiced my part

The Joker came to make me smile
comedy of life filled the aisles

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Prompt words, Meld, suggested by Patti at Creative Cottage Dreamer
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Acrostic: Thinking


(Just) Thinking

Think of a time
How would it be
In our fast day
No sad so pure

Know it could be
In all we do
Need gift of Christ
God's love for us

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Acrostics Only Prompt 2:
Enjoyable Action, THINKING
Requirement: 4 Words per Line

*John 3:16 (NIV):
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

One Single Impression: Apprentice


The Apprentice: her graduation

She signed on for a three year stint,
only to be asked for two more.
Five is the minimum for all the
training you'll be getting was their reply.
Those rascals, the harbingers of evil.
Why the Hell did she ever ask for this job any way.

So she toiled for 364 days,
and one by one she had met her quota.
She met her production quota
after the second week had gone by.
An accomplice, rather a co-worker,
had given her a tip on how to make it all work.
From that day on she never missed a deadline.

It wasn't easy.
She would spend her eight hours a day
on the job and much of her off time as well
working like a dog.

Things seemed to be going well for her.
Her work was well received
by her supervisor and trainer.
Next week she would advance to full pay
and more than that perhaps
or a bonus of some sort.

At the end of that fateful day,
it was the last day of November,
she timidly approached her master.
"Well, how'd I do?" she asked,
"I'm ready now for
most any assignment you can give me."

The supervisor, with a twisted sad smile replied,
"My dear you are the best we have ever had
in our apprenticeship program.
The bad news is that we have no place,
no place for new journeymen workers at this time.
Please collect your pay on the way out.
And don't call us, we'll call you."

"Don't forget to turn in your apron."

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Prompt words, Apprentice, suggested by Irene at lost in translation
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Accident(s) ~~ Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Growing (old) Pains

accidents happen
eh you said a what ahead
OMGosh Mack truck

accidents no-no
smashed fenders and broken bones
take the keys away

two broken kneecaps
accident prone watch your step
elevator's nice
wry smile with his curt retort
hard to teach old dog new tricks

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Sign was found on the seaside road,
outside Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland (
(page sized picture)(extra large)

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Acrostics Only: Slang (a limerick)


Shucks, dog gone to heck, o' phooey

Love my four letter words, Louie

A little verse for sis

Never taught me to kiss

God loves my slang—cuss all hooey

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Please note:
Lois (Louie) is my only sister. I don't know who this vendor lady is. I took this picture in Tallinn, Estonia, while on a holiday Baltic cruise this spring.

Acrostics Only Prompt 8: Acrostic Limerick — SLANG
(Limerick Form - a limerick is defined as “a light humorous, nonsensical, or bawdy verse of 5 anapestic lines usually with the rhyme scheme aabba”. Lines 1, 2, and 5 have 7 to 10 syllables and the last words rhyme. Lines 3 and 4 of Limericks have 5 to 7 syllables and the last words rhyme.)

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