Saturday, December 26, 2015

My Friend ~~ a Challenge Poem


There's nothing fine about my friend, Burlie
She's coarser than a mama goat's rough hide
and can swear like a cowman when she wants
Burlie rolls her own; chews and dips outside

Real name is Burlap, fighting words to her
She drives her pickup truck like a cowboy
in, out and through traffic, holding her reins
Roping calves child's play, bovine is her toy

Don't you dare even hint of a dreaded bag
"Burly Bag" in ear range she'll hear, and heave
you right into that sack, then stomp you good
Given all that she's sweet candy with me.

Coffee beans, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons,  and used by Laurie back in 2012

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Poem Copyright © 2015 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved 
Today I'm linked with  post, Play it Again, Toads!, at The Imaginary with Real Toads. I chose the first option, A Word with Laurie: Review. From Laurie's list, my word was 'Burlap'.

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Challenge Poem (not a bah humbug)

No U-turns

I want a turn, when will my turn be?
You don't get a turn, you've been naughty

O please, let me have my turn today
Sorry fugly, there's no turn for you

No need to call me names, please refrain
That's the limit, I will hear no more

Please, please, I'll be good forever(more)
You're at the edge of my patience, go

I've done nothing to you, you're my friend
Leave, you've hit the bottom, close the door

Wheels that turn
Not a cookie cutter blog
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Photos and Poem Copyright © 2015 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved
The list: reverse, corner, turn, bottom, peak, edge, limit, choose, bend, close, push, sleep (my choices are underlined)

do NOT use the words "new," "change" or "direction" (or variants / tenses derived therefrom), because bah humbug.

Today I'm linked to 

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas Comes ~~ a Whirligig poem


time to celebrate Jesus' birthday 

brown is a five letter word 

Some of my very best friends

white, red, black, brown, or yellow 

Read their palms, Jesus loves all 

born to die to save the world 

Today Christians burnt for Him 

consonants and vowels we 

Like windows, visible and 

unmarked and vulnerable 

sins forgiven by our God 

paint these words, out of the pant-

ry, "Jesus died for my sin!" 

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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2015 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

On December, 22, 2015, I linked this poem with post, The Tuesday Encounter, at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (open forum day)
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I am linked with Whirligig, the at Sunday's Whirligig: A Dozen Words for Writers (# 38) 

THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Ghazal for White Hen Pantry" by Jamila Woods: brown, friends, white, palm, born, burnt, consonants, windows, unmarked, sins, paint, pantry.  They are underlined in my 'poem' and you can see I used all twelve words.

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Bob-tailed Nag -- another Challenge poem

Bob-tailed Nag   

Gotta get you a bob-tailed nag  
Buy you one, make sure she will trot  
Buy you a crotceted green oat bag 
One that won't scare your horse, sure not 

Gotta get you a bob-tailed nag
Buy her a sleigh, nice two seater   
Buy you some bells, let her reins sag
Go find your friend, bells to greet her  

Glad you got you a bob-tailed nag 
Ride with friend, lunch, Sunday special  
You two will eat, back in your rig  
Park past the meadow, get social 

Let her there graze, your bob-tailed nag 
There with your friend, sweet time to spend 
Tongues talk, not horse, no tail to wag  
Life course setting, you and your friend   

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Photo (top), Photo (bottom), and Poem Copyright © 2015, 2010 (link), and 2015 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

 - On December, 22, 2015, I linked this poem with post, The Tuesday Encounter, at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (open forum day)
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  - I'm linked with Karin Gustafson at The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads
Her post there to link with is Take Two and Sing (We); the Weekend Mini-Challenge

Instructions there: "Think of a song--preferably a song of the season, a Christmas carol, Hanukah or Winter or truly any other song--and pick two consecutive words out of it."  Then go for it with a writing.
I used Jingle Bells, last stanza and refrain, the words, bob-tailed nag,

"Now the ground is white, so go it while you're young
Take the girls tonight and sing this sleighing song
Just get a bob-tailed nag, two-forty for his speed
Then hitch him to an open sleigh and crack, you'll take the lead

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way"

BTW, a bob-tail is an animal's tail that has been surgically made to be very short.
AND, I know, horses tails 'swish', not 'wag'.  But swish doesn't rhyme.
The snow picture is from the back yard of the home we just moved FROM.

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