Pesky Pebbles – #poetry – #JanuaryWriting


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They had no problem with thorns, ignoring them

It seems nothing bothers the rocks, on the ridge

Devouring the tasty succulents, each, one at a time

Was exquisite, nothing wasted, not even a smidge

Poor cacti, trying hard to escape the stone clutches

They would squiggle and squirm, but to no avail

Eventually, they simply gave up the brave fight

Losing the struggle, as the bigger rocks did inhale

When the smallest pebbles, had been fully sated

They began their tumble, down the mountainside

Grateful, at last, to be rid of those pesky boulders

The cacti, once again, could now safely abide…


January Writing Prompt – The pebbles devoured the succulents, one tasty morsel at a time – Day 18/31

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We are Sublime ~ #poetry #RDP #FOWC


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Broken pieces, like splinters, are the shards we bear

We carry them around, within us, as if we didn’t care

Ah, but we do, although completely onerous, at times

These are the things about us that make us so sublime


FOWC with Fandango – Onerous
Ragtag Daily Prompt – Shard

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Alluring ~ #Cinquain #PoetryChallenge


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Colleen’s challenge for us this week are the words Mystery and Attract.  Remember, you can only use synonyms to write your poetry!

Written as a Cinquain, my synonyms are Confidence and Alluring.

The look

Is alluring

While catching you off guard

Tis the confidence he exudes

That chills


Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – Mystery & Attract

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Past the Fork in the Road – #poetry – #JanuaryWriting


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She carries the crystal, guarding, with her life

On a snowy path, which she only need follow

Until she reached the point, to make a decision

Either go left or right, she’d no time now to wallow

The sun was rising in the distance, behind her

Soon the stone would glow, seen everywhere

She couldn’t allow that to happen, it’s too soon

So left, she did journey, but in her heart, despair

What if she had chosen the wrong path to take?

What if She finds her, and captures the stone?

Surely, there must be a sign, along the way

That leads her, far, from the evil Forest Crone

A dastardly old witch, whose spells could maim

You dare not get close, just avoid confrontation

Alas, too late for Fate, she took a turn for the worse

Past the fork in the road, she did meet her damnation


January Writing Prompt – Fate took a turn for the worse at the fork in the road – Day 17/31

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Fulfilling Dreams ~ #poetry #RDP #FOWC


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In a world so full of umbrage, where so many can easily hate

We dare to quest for better, in a time, or place we can relate

To feel peace, love, and forgiveness, without going to extremes

We are all the same, we’re human, striving, to fulfill our dreams


FOWC with Fandango – Umbrage
Ragtag Daily Prompt – Quest

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