Respond

Is anybody listening?

Does someone hear?

Can you understand my pleas?

Can you comprehend my fears?

Will you not approach to help me?

Will you respond to my call?

I just need your kindness

A sympathetic ear – that is all


Padre

Conviction

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It had long been my deeply held conviction

That certain things required restriction

But laissez-faire seems the thing today

Everyone doing stuff in their own way

Social mores and law and order too

Are things required of but a few

Politicians flaunt their heightened privilege

While modern armies burn and pillage

I hope that we might end these afflictions

And stop the excesses with some criminal convictions


Padre

Wrappers

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When eating sweets or crisps for that matter

What’s to be done with the wrapper?

That thing once used is oft discarded

We don’t keep hold – but with it soon are parted

Wrappers are things we throw away

We don’t want them for yet another day

And so I often remind my tutees

That with their music they should do their duty

For when it comes to the rappers of today

We should be sure to throw the rubbish away


Padre

Paths of Misfortune

Mountains, Lake, Lagoon, Glacier

The direction of travel was a matter of dispute.  Wentworth was sure that their destination was right over the eastern ridge.  Haymann on the other hand said that it lay to the north.  The bickering ended up being so intense that they went their own ways and Wentworth wandered widdershins and found himself in the Valley of the Trolls.  Haymann fared little better as he became lost in the glaciers of the north and froze.


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Weekend Writing Prompt #245 – Widdershins in 75 words

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Instant

Electric Beater, Appliance, Silhouette

It said it was instant on the label. All that was needed was for the requisite amount of chilled milk to be measured and added to a bowl and then the packet added to the milk. This then was to be supplemented with a sweetener of choice to the taste of your choice to be added before whipping on medium speed with a whisk or blender for two to three minutes. This is then to set (ideally chilled) before serving. I think someone needs to consult their dictionary on the definition of “instant.”


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Instant with Fandango