It’s the start of the school holidays here in the UK, and summer seems to have finally made its mind up to join us (at least for a few days)… against this background, and while the kids are playing happily outside, it’s time to dim the lights on here and get a little mushy for a week of Summer Lovin’. The non-romantic and dead inside might be happier taking a week off, or looking through my zombie stuff 🙂
Esther Newton offers a variety of weekly prompts. I’ve chosen to write limericks on the theme of infatuation 🙂
I’m completely infatuated
With a girl I’d love to have dated
But fear held me back
We went different tracks
And now I’m alone and frustrated!
I’ve made the most wonderful find:
She’s the only thing now on my mind
When I try to sleep
Into my mind she creeps
So I’m tired, but feeling sublime!
Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/wolfsoul/1208091789
Pulsing towards love’s ending
Counting down, not up
All clocks melt away
Persistence of memory?
Nothing survives clean
Time’s petite parcels
Those tick-tock happy endings
Eat away our hope
Salvador Dali – The Persistence of Memory
Memory of us
Draped over me; armour’s grief
Always colder, snowier
Dad said, “Remember…”
With his final dying breath
As I held him down
Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/ericprunier/16679854280
Written for: https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/haiku-horizons-prompt-remember/
Everywhere I look
The flagging and the fallen
Scanning old tombstones
Those fallen flags of romance
Crumbling to dust
Should this body fall
Let not your spirits flag
For I am with you
Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/kansasphoto/3845851654/
Written for: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-99-flagfallen/
Some non-zombie stuff. Still haiku though. Maybe I’ll throw in a limerick tomorrow 🙂
Love exits the fray
When veiled passions reveal
Deeper truths beneath
The truth is veiled
Beneath our own prejudice.
Battle is within.
Groom removes veil
Nerves frayed, hands shaking, trembling.
Until she smiles
Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/kessiye/1351866735
Written for: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-91-frayveiled/
This is what happens when I read Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover… I try and write haiku/ three line poems on basketball!
The pressure’s intense.
One point down. Clock ticking hard.
The shot’s out of reach…
A feint, spring forward
Dribbling close, taking off…
But the attempt’s flawed.
Hang my head in shame.
Dreams of major leagues shattered.
Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/dahlstroms/7189993560
Written for: http://thesecretkeeper.net/2016/02/22/weekly-word-prompt-25/
Prompt words: REACH | SHOT | INTENSE | FLAW | SPRING
Spider spins his web
Deceit piles upon deceit
Buoyed by success and power
The real lies begin.
I have a strong feeling that one of my followers in particular will like this one… this one’s for you, Denis!
Written for – https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/haiku-horizons-prompt-spider/
Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/cmuffins/4880251983
#1 – For laughs
In a land all covered in frost
Two explorers were counting the cost,
As they ploughed through the snow,
With no clue where to go,
Because they refused to admit that they’re lost!
#2 – Playing it straight
The fearless crew were tempest-tossed
By foaming seas where hope was lost.
On an island, their hardy ship shattered
Leaving them bloodied, bruised and battered;
They survived, but what was the cost?
Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/jpickens/2276012173
Limericks written for: https://mindandlifematters.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/limerick-challenge-week-7-lost/
Another dose of management and leadership advice from the somewhat cynical mind of guest blogger, See Yi-Oh… Am starting to see where I’m going wrong…
Never take minutes,
Except for the Chief Exec.
For them, anything.
Sit at table’s head
Dominate the meeting room
Keep all eyes on you.
Words can be weapons
But make your body language
First line of attack:
Fold your arms and scowl.
Whatever’s been reported
Extend the silence,
Draw out that silence.
Lessers will panic, back down,
Offer more for less.