From Afar ~ #Tanka #PoetryChallenge


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Colleen was kind enough to give us the words for this weeks challenge, even though she started her Yule break!  Thank you, Colleen ❤  The words this week are Fly and Sing.  Remember, you can only use synonyms to write your poetry!

Written as a Tanka, my synonyms are Soar and Serenade.

Gliding in the sky

A small bird does serenade

The tree it calls home

Soaring above the green leaves

Admiring from afar


Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

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The Near-Perfect Crime ~ #poetry #DecemberWriting


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The night seemed colder, as the day grew older

Had he been planning his revenge all this time?

Feeling a bit unsteady, unsure if he was ready

Still, he knew he had planned the perfect crime

Over by the door, hearing footsteps on the floor

Finally, she came home, from her day at work

A long awaited moment, a kiss, was his bestowment

And that’s when everything went quite berserk

He never saw the blade, seems he had been played

She turned the tables, on his own deadly scheme

Beads of sweat, replaced by blood, he landed with a thud

As she walked away, she smiled, with an evil gleam


December Writing Prompt – Droplets of sweat fell to his lap as the blade glistened – Day 18/31

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Halcyon ~ #poetry #RDP


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She makes her nest upon the water

When winter solstice comes to call

Calms the ocean, silences the wind

Ever elusive, this halcyon, so small

She sleeps among the rippling waves

Then flies away, we know not when

And so we wait until the time is right

For this wondrous bird, to return again


Ragtag Daily Prompt – Halcyon

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So Frustrating! – Trying to make sense of it all. Can you help?


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Most of us do things from our phones these days.  But what do you do when your phone won’t cooperate?  Here’s my dilemma.  I get a lot of emails from the bloggers I follow on WordPress.  I have a Yahoo account they go to.  At certain times during the day, every email that comes through doesn’t allow to like or comment on a blog post.  It tells me I need to log in (which I am) and when I try again, it still won’t let me do anything.  Is it Yahoo or WordPress causing this?

The posts I get at 2AM, which are all the digests, I have no trouble with, unless I try to open them at 10AM.  Then, you guessed it.  It says I’m not following the blogger and I need to log in.

Does anyone else have this trouble?  I don’t always have time during the day to read blogs, so if I’m sitting in a doctor’s office, or worse yet, the inspection station line,  I want to be able to do my blogging!!  Now, you’re probably thinking, why doesn’t she just use the reader?   Because not all of you show up in it!!!  It’s terrible.  Reminds of Facebook.  You see the same 5 or 6 bloggers and the rest are lost in word land.

So…any ideas, tips, rescues, anything at all??  I’m really getting annoyed about this whole mess. I just want to be able to read everyone’s blogs!!



Cloaked in White ~ #poetry of #faith #God


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The sky grows dark

Throwing shadows
To the light

Out of the clouds

Comes a beauty
Cloak of white

The body of dove

Flutters softly
To the tree

Lands upon a limb

She sits, waiting there
For me

And quietly, I walk

To where she is
Above the ground

The word of God
Speaks through her

A message…

…Quite profound


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