Past and Present

Button, Red, Alarm, Push, Control, Press, Start
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Wow!
I’m here
It seems odd
Amnesia?- But
Where did I come from?
Isn’t it still yesterday?
I am in the here and now
But I don’t remember just how
I managed to arrive to this place.
I ‘ll never push big red buttons again


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#POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 210 #SYNONYMSONLY Words: Past and Present

Majestic Pair

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA: Milford Pond

Majestic pair white
Gliding upon mirrored lake
Autumn’s home to build


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Colleen has set the following challenge this week:

“You can choose the Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt provided by Trent McDonald, or you can choose the #SynonymsOnly challenge using the words “MOVE & MAKE” provided by David Ellis. OR… You can do both! It’s up to you.”

I have chosen to go with a haiku based on the photo, and I have used gliding for move, and build for make.

Fey Words

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Spell

Uttered
Breath Quiet
Almost unheard
A call for curses?
A summoning of grace?
What mystic rites were released
In those few whispered syllables?
Will they change the course of destiny –

For those of us bound here upon the Earth?

Tell me of the fey words you said
Shall I be now overjoyed
Or should I wait in dread?
What was your intent?
In what you spoke
Breath quiet
Silent

Said

 

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SynonymsOnly :“BLESSED & HEX”

The Wild One: A Nonet

 

image: Wikipedia – Public Domain

What to make of his temperament?
A nature unruly, unkept:
He chases every fancy –
Worrying not about
Feelings of others;
On which he so
Often does
Roughly
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COLLEEN’S 2019 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 142 #SYNONYMSONLY:  “Character & Wild”

Nonet Poems: The Rules

The nonet poetic form is simple. It’s a 9-line poem that has 9 syllables in the first line, 8 syllables in the second line, 7 syllables in the third line, and continues to count down to one syllable in the final (ninth) line.

* I initially titled this – “The Bully,” but it seems to be more than that.  Bully automatically has negative connotations, where “Wild One” is more nuanced.  There are those that admire the recklessness, and self-absorption of some of these.  They may even admire or aspire to such themselves.  The bullying may well be there, but hidden in the “sheen” of the “Fonzy” image, without Arthur’s redeeming heart.  Or they seldom reflect on the harm done by the “one night stand,” mentality, or casual disregard for other’s feelings.

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