Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Positive Post of the Day #1

On the morn of Lasik surgery
No quote seems any more just
For faith is something we can't see
Some things just require trust

Saint Augustine was right on track
If we choose to just believe
Our reward will be tenfold
Seeing heaven we can achieve

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Laughter Minute Poem

Laughter is the sweetest of sounds
Bouncing around
Makes us smile
For awhile

Laughter can be infectious too
We know it’s true
Can’t be annoyed
Cannot avoid

Laughter is good for mental health
It is free wealth
Is great for stress
When life’s a mess

Sunshine Sensation - Sunday Scribblings


Six Word Saturday - Remember September 11th

September 11, 2001!

May we never forget that day
or those who died!

SEPTEMBER 11th - Haiku Heights Challenge Day 11

Always Remember

September Eleventh Will Be

Nation's Darkest Day

Posted at http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/2011/09/height-of-haiku-challenge-day-10-prompt.html
© Lisa N ~ 9/9/2011

MAGIC - Haiku Heights Challenge Day 10

Dark and Dangerous

Entertaining and Exciting

Magic's Many Sides

© Lisa N ~ 9/9/2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hand of God - Flash 55

When the hand of God
Reaches out to You
Take hold, cling tightly
When you doubt it is true
The ride of your life
Fear not if you dare
Open to the unknown
Ignore signs to beware
A chance you’ll regret
Don’t let it pass by
Go with the flow
Nothing lost if you try

STOCK - Acrostic Only (AL)

Take stock of your current state
Must not continue to wait
Its time to move on
Before options are gone
Take control – it is not too late

c© Lisa N. ~ 09/08/2011

YEARN - Haiku Heights Challenge Day 9

Step Back and Listen

Yearn To Stretch and Keep Growing

Learning More Each Day

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Haste - Acrostic Only (SW)


Boogeyman - Acrostic Only (CC)

Beyond the door
One demon lives
Often peeking out
Guarding hells gates
Evil lurking there
Yet sadly see
Most refuse belief
Alone I know
Never safe again

Fear Erodes - TWW

we step out
from the safe comfort
of what is deep in our heart
we are able to take new chances
It is then that we observe significant
opportunities that might have
otherwise been missed
Fear erodes life
from deep

Posted at http://www.threewordwednesday.com/2011/09/3ww-cclvii.html
© Lisa N ~ 9/7/2011

HIDDEN - Haiku Heights Challenge Day 8

Hidden Mystery

Pictures Are Not What They Seem

Treasure Lies Within

Posted at http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/2011/09/height-of-haiku-challenge-day-8-prompt.html
© Lisa N ~ 9/7/2011

HYPNOTIC - Haiku Heights Challenge Day 7

Hypnotic Session
What Secrets Will I Reveal
Finally Some Answers
© Lisa N ~ 9/7/2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Weed (One Single Impression #184)

Natures Unwanted
Not Chosen As A Flower
Shunned And Spurned By All

Tomorrow (Sunday Scribblings)

If you knew Tomorrow wouldn’t come
What would you do?

Would you worry about what to wear?
Would you yell about the toothpaste cap?
Would you waste time on petty disagreements?

or instead

Would you say a prayer?
Would you say you are sorry?
Would you say I Love You?

Who knows if Tomorrow will come!

posted at http://sundayscribblings.blogspot.com/
© Lisa N. ~ 09/05/2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Stuck on the Bijou - Magpie

Stuck in the sand
This is how we just were
Our wheels dug in
Escape did not occur

Stranded on the Bijou
Help coming our way
A long hike to the road
Wasn't the plan for the day

We're delivered back home
Then return with a tow
Big Brother Excursion
Gives the Jeep a show

© Lisa N. ~ 09/04/2011

Six Word Saturday - I Am Back

Incredibly Happy To Be Writing Again
© Lisa N. ~ 09/03/2011

Melancholy - Acrostic Only (E) & Dodgewrites


© Lisa N. ~ 09/04/2011

New Challenge - Sunday 160

Life has taken a turn.
A new challenge on the horizon.
Some believe I am crazy.
Some are probably right.
Want to make a difference.
City Council Representative.

© Lisa N ~ 9/4/2011

RETURNING - Haiku Heights Challenge Day 4

Life's Interference
Writing Always Takes Backseat
Surprise I Am Back

© Lisa N ~ 9/4/2011

FLOURISH - Haiku Heights Challenge Day 5

Unfullfilled Passions
Take Risks and Believe In Self
Dreams Flourish Indeed

© Lisa N ~ 9/4/2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Beware Thoughts

Beware thoughts
that come in the night.
Their deep dark visions
can cause quite a fright.

Unlike thoughts
that come in the light
midnight perceptions
are not black and white.

These thoughts are a hue
of dark gray at best
Their meanings complex
too much to digest.

Solid advice has been given
to beware thoughts you must
Especially those that come
in the night – don’t trust.

Eye Wonder What You See

Look deep into my eye
And tell me what you see
Dark black spreads out
Into a blue sea

Like looking at the earth
From high up in the sky
Or maybe a crater
Making the dirt fly

Look deep into my eye
And tell me what you see
Your imagination wanders
Wondering what it may be

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bad Graph - Succinctly Yours Week 11

If trying to achieve success
This graph is quite a mess
The arrow should climb high
Demonstrate positive try
Gather ponder and get inspired
Someone is going to get fired

Monday's Child #48 - Garden Clowning

Illusration: by Vincent Mathy

All the garden vegetables
Gathered all around
Wondering what the commotion is
Up there off the ground

It seems to be a peacock
Yet no that can’t be right
It looks like Miss Asparagus
Tendrils are quite the sight

She’s branched out all the leaves
A colorful palate for all to see
Now she’s jumping up and down
Floats like a balloon would be

She’s causing quite the stir
The other’s all are frowning
All this attention can’t be good
Vegetables should not be clowning

posted at http://childrensverse.blogspot.com/2011/06/mondays-child-48.html
© Lisa N ~ 6/5/2011


I Hold Out Against
Seemingly Unbearable Odds
Tolerating With Admirable Patience
I Continue To Strive Forward
Gaining Worth and Merit

Porcelain - Haiku Heights #46 (Couldn't Resist)

Porcelain Goddess
Worshiped By Overindulged
Unpleasant Moments

Posted at http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/2011/06/prompt-46-porcelain.html
© Lisa N ~ 6/5/2011

ABC - Letter T

Left in its path
Hand  selecting
One left standing
The next destroyed
Such blatant disregard
Such violence unleashed
Comes and goes in moments
Leaves behind unfathomable sadness

God Bless and Keep
Those in Joplin, MO

posted on http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com/2011/05/t-is-terrific.html
© Lisa N ~ 6/5/2011

What I Am Doing 160

What Am I Doing
Watching TV
Writing Poetry
Reading On My Kindle
Keeping Up On Facebook
Feeling Anxious About Life
Silently Praying For Positive
Avoiding Reality

Sweet Nothings

Sounds So Special
Words We Whisper
Each Effortlessly Encourages
Emotional Ecstasy Equivalent
Timeless Transparent Testimonials

posted at http://sundayscribblings.blogspot.com/2011/06/270-sweet.html
© Lisa N ~ 6/5/2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

"I" 160

many things
therefore you see
then wait patiently until

about this world
to great heights
others until ultimately

Monday's Child #47 - Triplet Trouble

Illustration: Maj Lindman

Fairy Godmother
Dressed in Pink
Waves her wand
Her words in sync

Triplets rise
On their rocking horse
Into the blue
As a matter of course

Triplet One
Is holding on tight
Triplet Two
Afraid of flight

Triple Three
Slipping towards the tail
Yellow Moon laughs
At this silly tale

Friday, May 20, 2011

Over The Moon (PS – Acrostic Only)

Often Unexpressed
Very Strong
Emotions Can
Remain Silent

Truthful Expression
Honest Feelings
Enduring Love
 My Heart
Offered To
Only You
Never Forget

posted at http://acrosticonly.blogspot.com/2011/05/prompts-for-may-2011.html
© Lisa N. ~ 5/20/11

Ire (AH – Acrostic Only)

Rage and a loss of control

Field Trip (CC – Acrostic Only)

Family Fun Time
Ice Cream Shop
Enjoying Our Favorites
Letting It Melt
Devouring Every Drop

Trying Everyone’s Choice
Revealing Sugar Highs
Isn’t Anything Better
Particularly Wonderful Time

posted at http://acrosticonly.blogspot.com/2011/05/prompts-for-may-2011.html
© Lisa N. ~ 5/20/11

Toxic Gossip Yadu Poem

Toxic Gossip
Damages Lives
Destroys Friendships
Causes Much Pain
Can Never Be Taken Back

Toxic Gossip
Words of Hatred
Bitterly Said
Hurtful Intent
Uttered By Those Who Are Weak

Toxic Gossip
Never Believe
These Little Words
Ugly Yet False
Never an accurate reflection

May In Our House - Flash 55

The Month of May
Has Been Busy In Our House
Our children have completed milestones
Our son graduates from college
A teacher he plans to be
One daughter finishes her Finance Degree
One more year for a double major
Another daughter graduates high school
College plans begin in the Fall
Besides that – It’s been slow.

Friday Fill In

And...here we go!

1. I see my cats sleeping peacefully on the couch.

2. They seem so very serence until suddenly they are up - they must scratch.

3. They begin hopping down because apparently scratching makes them hungry.

4. I can remember how little they were so many years earlier.

5. This I know: I can't imagine our lives without them - even when they drive me crazy.

6. As for me, we had Mexican food for dinner.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to catching up on my blogging that I have missed over the week, tomorrow my plans include Zumba class then working on the jeep with my wonderful husband and Sunday, I want to (well I don't want to but I have to) start deep cleaning before family arrives for the second graduation we have this May.

One Person's Dream - 3WW

I find myself in a familiar place
Yet one where I have never been
Somewhere I wish I could forget
For it is only in my dreams
This place is damp and musty
Of that I am quite sure
Even though I’ve never been
The image is crystal clear
In this nightmare place I go
I often slip and skid
Sliding down a steep dark hill
Towards somewhere I never see
The scene is always graphic
So real I often reach out
Sure that I can touch what’s there
Incensed by my inability
For some dreams are a blessing
They relish in remembering each
To me these are a curse from which
I’d give anything to be released

ABC - Letter R

The skies open up
The clouds break free
A deep black sky
As far as I can see

The rain pours down
The winds begin blowing
Hail falls heavily
It looks like it’s snowing

Sheet after sheet
Crashes violently down
Turns streets into rivers
All over the town

Branches are snapped
The flowers are shredded
The storm of the season
That has been dreaded

Fast as it came
It passes on by
It powerful destruction
You cannot deny

The Search - Magpie #66

Searching for your favorite book
In the non-fiction section
Is really rather simple to do
If you follow this simple direction

Many years ago was formed
A fancy organization
Created by Melvil Dewey
The Dewey Decimal Classification

When searching for the book you seek
Who’s author might be Crix
Just follow the numbers as they rise
Two Eighty Nine Point Six

Unhidden you will find your wish
Is waiting in the stack
Snuggled tight amongst it’s friends
See now you’ve got the knack

Monday's Child #46 - A Fishy Tale

Illustration: Carmen L. Browne

Standing on the sandy beach
Filling up my pail
Gathering up the perfect grains
My castle must not fail

When what to my surprise I see
A stranded lake of has formed
Left over when the tide went out
And now the sun has warmed

Traveling to the shallow surface
Tiny bubbles they are popping
Down inside this tiny world
I see some fish are flopping

It seems indeed this spot was perfect
Maybe not for what I sought
My purpose instead of gathering was
Save fish that were distraught

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Surrender for Sunday Scribblings

You think you can play coy
Act like you have no feelings
When everything you do does show
Your emotion in all your dealings

Stop hiding behind your fear and doubt
Give in and just surrender
Take the chance to live and love
You don’t have to be a pretender

Heal - Haiku Heights #43

Never Doubt The Truth

Through Quiet Contemplation

Healing Can Happen

Posted at http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/2011/05/prompt-43-heal.html
© Lisa N ~ 5/19/11


When my life seems short
and I’ve lost my way
I reach down deep
and try not to stray
To remember that it’s true
when other people say
That For After All
Tomorrow is another day.

Sorry I've Been MIA

For all of those who have been following my blog and those who I follow.

I've been MIA for about a week now.

Nothing wrong - just have 2 graduations and have been busy busy busy.

Looking to catch up with some past prompts and promise to be more faithful after Memorial Day.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Beautiful Temptation - Succinctly Yours Week 8

We ventured out onto the beach at dawn
Armed with camera and journal
The crisp morning air has a bite to it
We bundle against the elements and we take just a few
short moments to enjoy the scene before us
Just a brief time is all we get even as the beauty
tempts us to become part of the scene.
Yet we know that anything more and
the opportunity will pass and the chance lost
The lighting is just right as the tide recedes
exposing the rock formations and other
life left behind to fend for itself.
The sky begins changing from pink to blue
The peaks on the waves create a foam
as they crash back to the water.
God’s magnificence cannot escape recognition
I am incredibly grateful to share it with
someone I cannot imagine living without.

Challenge: Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words
Include word of the week – tempt.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Discovery of Self - Verse in a Nutshell #11

A journey of self-discovery
One of the most important you’ll ever take
Taking the time to evaluate
Who you are and what is truly at stake

Giving credit where credit is due
Not just finding that which is flawed
Gives you a sense of positiveness
There is much of yourself that is awed

Take the good with the bad
Institute change that is right
Embrace growth with the knowledge
Then watch your dreams take flight

posted at http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com/2011/05/
© Lisa N ~ 5/11/2011

Challenge: May 11th
Einstein’s presents his Theory of General Relativity.
Write a poem about discovery.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

An Award for Little Ole Me!!

Gave Me This Lovely Award
and had these kind words to say

Lisa, I want to thank you personally for the inspiration
I get from your wonderful writes and
following along with our blogs !
It is a pleasure to be one of your followers !!

I Feel So Loved!!!!

Toilet Space - Verse in a Nutshell #10

Round and round
The water does go
Round and round
To where don’t know
Round and round
In a swirling motion
Round and round
Like a small white ocean
Round and round
With each flushing
Round and round
Toilet water is rushing.
Round and round
A never-ending space
Round and round
In a porcelain vase

posted at http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com/2011/05/
© Lisa N ~ 5/10/2011

Challenge: May 10th
First color pictures of Earth from space are sent back from Apollo 10.
Write a poem about never ending space.

ABC - Letter Q

Oh what a curious
Animal we see
The curious Quoll
Is as cute as can be

He lives in Australia
where he is found in the grass
A nocturnal animal
Yet basks in sunlight alas

While omnivorous he’s called
He prefers meat on his diet
It’s white spotted coat
He is somewhat of a riot

Monday, May 9, 2011

Doves Forever (Magpie)

My sweet doves
Sit perched upon my hand
Frozen in place for all eternity
Together with me for life.
My adoring look at you
Enjoying You Always

Sugar - Verse in a Nutshell Day #9

As Beet or Cane
Sweetens To Just The Right Taste
In A Bowl Waiting To Be Used
What a Wonderful Thing

posted at http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com/2011/05/
© Lisa N ~ 5/9/2011

Challenge: May 9th
The syrup for Coca Cola is invented.
Write a poem about sugar.

Front Loading Adventure - Succinctly Yours Week 7

Challenge: Use the photo as inspiration for
a story of 140 characters OR 140 words
Extra Challenge:  Use the word Aquatic
The Boss, he told me to proceed slowly.
The Boss, he told me just don’t get stuck.
The Boss, did not tell me this was an aquatic adventure.
The Boss, he told me you’re fired.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Monday’s Child #45 – Gemma and Emma

Illustration: G. Shepeard

Gemma and Emma
Sweet Dutch Little Twins
Dressed in matching hollands
And similar grins

Clad in their clogs
They are stopped on the track
By two tiny kittens
One gray and one black

Each stares at the other
The girls and the cats
Two and Two they do stand
Cats ears like girls hats

A standoff of sorts
Will end like no other
As kittens come home
Can we keep them, please mother

The Merry Month of May

In the merry month of May
In a morn by break of day
I’m seeking to find my way
In spite of what others say

In the merry month of May
The thought I’d like to convey
In this a well-mannered way
Is choose carefully what you say

In the merry month of May
I’ve decided to not turn away
Reform life like potter’s clay
By doing so I am half way

I Love You Because

Love You
Because You Make Me
Better Than I Was Alone
Together We Are Better
I’m Grateful That You
Love Me

This form is called the Joseph's Star with syllables of 1, 3, 5, 7, 7, 5, 3, 1.
Posted at http://onesingleimpression.blogspot.com/2011/05/prompt-167-love.html
© Lisa N ~ 5/8/2011

May Facts (For Sunday Scribblings)

Fifth Month
Mother’s Day
31 Days
Emerald Birthstone
Lily of the Valley
Spring in Northern Hemisphere
Autumn in Southern Hemisphere
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes
No other month begins on the same day

Post Office Letter - Verse in a Nutshell Day #8

Nothing beats the joy
Of a letter in the mail
Written in longhand
Then delivered like a snail

Email and text
May get there rather fast
Yet writing on pretty paper
Is one that will always last

Thank you USPS
and to my carrier
Without you diligent delivery
There would be quite the barrier

posted at http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com/2011/05/
© Lisa N ~ 5/8/2011

Challenge: May 8th
The U.S. Post Office is established.
Write a poem about receiving something.

Hot - Sunday 160

Boy oh boy
Was it hot
92 degrees
Believe it or not

Outdoor work
Had to be done
In that heat
I wasn’t fun

Now it’s cool
in time for bed
Is what we said

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Memories - Verse in a Nutshell Day #7

A memory is a gift
That you can keep in your mind
Always close enough to touch
Whenever you’re inclined

A memory is the reason
People do not leave our heart
While they may physically pass away
We’re never really far apart

A memory is your chance
To enjoy the past again
When present is to painful
They can wash away the pain
posted at http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com/2011/05/
© Lisa N ~ 5/7/2011

Challenge: May 7th
George Eastman patents the Box Camera.
Write a poem about memories.