Thursday, January 26, 2012

One Single Impression: Wrong

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Wrong:
a not very good way to start his long day


Charley started off wrong the other day
He got up on the wrong side of the bed
That made his wife cranky all of the day
Should have climbed back in bed to get ahead

Dressing next he would put on the wrong shoes
That of course made his feet to hurt all day
Wrong frozen meal for breakfast he would choose
Poor Charley had chicken and rice at eight

Charley went to work but caught the wrong bus
Poor excuse that—made him an hour late
Who'd a guessed—the boss put on such a fuss
Boys' chicken and rice was to catch the blame

Day's end found Charley's work undone—he stayed
The boss again put on another fuss
Ten minutes you're out of here—Charley prayed
Trouble comes in droves now he'll blame his bus

He put away his tools and washed his hands
He'd not delay and miss those minutes ten
Homeward bound saw Charley making his plans
Was his wife still madder than a wet hen?

Charley caught his bus but from the wrong line
Worried he'd catch the Dickens from his wife
He did soon as cracking the door this time


I'll let you finish—poor guy what a life

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© 2012 Jimmiehov
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The word, Wrong, is prompted at One Single Impression
The prompt word was suggested by Sandra of La Palabra Diminuta

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

One Single Impression: Smile

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Smile: the flirt
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You smile—makes me warm all over
a warm I am liked kinda feel
I return your smile who wouldn't
leaves me gushing hope you won't know
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Don't get your hopes wide awakened
it started there I smile to all
you aren't my favorite no way
now you're blushing please somewhere go
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The word, Smile, is prompted at One Single Impression
The prompt word was suggested by Geraldine of Take a Happy Break

I'm also linked with the Real Toads, Tuesday Platform Challenge for July 21, 2015, at withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-tuesday-platform_21.html

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

One Single Impression: Soul

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Soul

Said myself to My Soul,
"Soul, whereforth goes thou?"
My Soul replied, "don't act so holy,
I know you very well."
"O well," I said learily,
then wishing to myself this time,
"why did I ask?"

That wasn't the end of this exchange
and soon My Soul was talking again.
"Whither thou goest I will go.
There is no other path."

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The word, Soul, is prompted at One Single Impression
The prompt word was suggested by Irendi of Recklessly Me

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Acrostics Only: RENEWAL

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RENEWAL

Rewound
Energy
Never
Expected
Watchmaker
Airborne
Liftoff


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Photo: Watchmaker
Courtesy
Wikipedia

Acrostics Only: Prompt 1: Single Word lines requirement (SW) – RENEWAL

Note:
1. Pictured is a railroad watch finisher making an adjustment on a railroad movement. (Source=Watch Word magazine Date=September 1949 Author=Elgin National Watch Company and modifications by Wayne Schlitt ) copyright now expired.
2. Back in tile 1950's when I was a college dropout from the University of Nebraska I got a job at the Elgin watch factory in Lincoln, Nebraska. I joined the National Watchmakers Union and worked there for three years before being drafted into the U.S. Army.

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Sunday, January 08, 2012

One Single Impression: Invincible

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Invincible

Invincible; knew not the word
young in age knew not harm

Invincible; sturdy's the game
youthful ambitions soared

Invincible; cried 'never fear'
peers were saying it too

Invincible; no longer fit
encounter with the bad

Invincible; oblivious
to ills perils abound

Invincibility's now gone
old age has taken toll

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The word, Invincible, is prompted at One Single Impression
The prompt word was suggested by The Dryad at Invincible Summer

Note: invincible [ɪnˈvɪnsəbəl]
adj
1. incapable of being defeated; unconquerable
2. unable to be overcome; insuperable invincible prejudices
[from Late Latin invincibilis, from Latin in-1 + vincere to
conquer]
invincibility , invincibleness n
invincibly adv
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/invincible

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Acrostics Only: Acrostic Haiku - DUE

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D U E

Dollars spent here there
Unless income exceeds spent
Each must pay piper


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Photo: Piper J3C-65 Cub
Courtesy Wikipedia

Acrostics Only: Prompt B: Acrostic Haiku (AH) - DUE
(A Haiku is a Japanese lyric verse form having 3 un-rhymed lines of 5, 7, 5 syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.)

(Similarly constructed poems involving human nature, are generally excluded from haiku, and reserved specifically for Senryū.)

Note: "pay the piper" ( meaning -- )
"to accept the unpleasant results of something you have done"
i.e. "pay the price"

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/pay+the+piper

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

One Single Impression: Change

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C h a n g e;
Tea Party's dream

Government towers
Change--the order of the day
Less regulation
More power by the people
Taxes lower we demand

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Poem Copyright
©2011 Jimmiehov
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Iowa map courtesy of Wikipedia (link)

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The word, Change, is prompted at
One Single Impression
The prompt word was suggested by Harshad Mehta of The Space Within

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