Trendy Traditions? – #poetry – #AprilWriting – #NaPoWriMo


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Mr. and Mrs. Peep, donned in their best Sunday duds
Were ready for the annual Easter parade, down Main
Mr. Peep in his tuxedo, Mrs. Peep in a purple bonnet
Often found the other chicks dressed quite mundane

Trying to make a statement, the Peeps went to town
Waving to the folks, and flashing smiles, for all to see
But, no one was paying attention, everyone did ignore
“We’re the best dressed!” cried Mrs. “How can this be”

The town had done away with this yearly competition
They more concerned with everyone being friendly
It seems they had had enough, of the Peep’s traditions
No one seemed to care, if the Peeps were even trendy


April Writing Prompts – Trendy traditions – Day 19/30

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Compromise ~ #poetry #WOTD #FOWC #RDP #DWP


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We are prone to compromise, yet we do not know why

Perhaps, we prefer the sunshine, instead of dark skies

I am often reminiscent about those times, I let get by

Those are the days, over which I find, I now agonize


Word of the Day – Reminiscent
FOWC with Fandango – Prone
Ragtag Daily Prompt – Compromise
Daily Word Prompt – Sunshine

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Tell the Story Challenge II – #shortstory


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My dear friend Kevin invited me to participate in Tell The Story Challenge II.

The rules are simple:
Present a picture, and then tell the story about it. It can be as short or as long as you like. Nominate at least 3 people to write a story based on any of the pictures you choose to share.

Here is my take on the picture I chose:

Safely Tucked Away

Ah, the beauty of safely tucking myself away, watching the golden sunset, and finding peace. It’s not always easy, being out here, in the middle of nowhere. I often find myself talking aloud, but there is no one here to reply. Some think it insane I should choose to live like this. I find it refreshing, away from the city, the dirt and grime of the streets. Here lies purity. Gentle waters kissed by the sun, the fiery color of the twilight, graced by a flock of birds. I imagine they are headed home for the evening, after a long day. Ah, a long day…

Every day is long for me. I can do nothing much except fish for my food, and simply watch the ocean ripple by. Nary has a boat passed this way. I wonder if they remember I am here. No worries, though, tonight, I will sit and watch the sky, kiss the sun goodbye, and pray morning graces my eyes. And if not, I will have no regrets, only that I couldn’t say goodbye to you…


Below are the pictures I’ve chosen for my nominees. Please feel free to join in the fun if you are reading this.

To my nominees… I can’t wait to read your creative stories…

Helene of Willow Poetry

Michelle of Her Writing Haven

Miriam Hurdle of The Showers of Blessings

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Senseless – #Cinquain – #AprilWriting – #NaPoWriMo


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This Cinquain might be disturbing to some, and I apologize for that.  But no one can justify taking the life of a child, or any human being, under any condition…


The ways of war

Ravaging innocence

Inexplicable brazenness



April Writing Prompts – Senseless and staggering – Day 18/30

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Self-Examination ~ #poetry #WOTD #FOWC #RDP #DWP


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Let us fully examine, what it is, we are seeing

Is our story a mere anecdote, unworthy of being?

Perhaps, we’re too busy, playing and tinkering

To realize we’re not living, but simply lingering


Word of the Day – Lingering
FOWC with Fandango – Anecdote
Ragtag Daily Prompt – Busy
Daily Word Prompt – Examine

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