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

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© 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

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© 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 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

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© 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

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© 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

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© 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

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© 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.
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© 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

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© 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
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© Lisa N ~ 5/7/2011

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

Each Day Terzanelle

Each day arrives in fine style
Choose to make it grand
Must enjoy it for awhile

Even if things don’t go as planned
Hold your head up high and smile
Choose to make it grand

Women of grace and of high style
Never let them see her break
Hold your head up high and smile

Happiness comes from give and take
Even when it means losing control
Never let them see her break

Set an example in every role
Leave a legacy by how you live
Even when it means losing control

Life is a opportunity so take it
Each day arrives in fine style
Leave a legacy by how you live
Must enjoy it for awhile

TGIF for Mr. Knowitall

Tired and sore and don’t want to go.
Just want to crawl back into bed.
Even the hot and steamy shower
Did not relieve the fog in my head.
Looking forward to a restful weekend
Oh my, what a long week it’s been
Know Monday will come soon enough
So I’m enjoying myself until then

Kindle Technology - Verse in a Nutshell Day 6

Wi-Fi Download
Reading Electronically
Anywhere You Want To Enjoy
Still Not A Paperback
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© Lisa N ~ 5/6/2011

Challenge: May 6th
John Deere produces the first steel plow.
Write a poem about new technology.
I wrote this as a Pensee Poem

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Puzzle of Life (Theme Thursday)

Decisions To Make
Altering The Path Of Life
Only One True Solution Exists
Forming A Strong Foundation
From Which The Image
Takes Its Shape

Friday Fill In we go!

1. Criminal Minds is my favorite TV show (or movie) because of the mysteries that the solve and I love the analogies at the end of each episode.

2. Go to page 45 of the book you're reading or of the book closest to you; go to the 6th paragraph and make a sentence out of 7 words from it: I am now expected to explain myself.

3. I am ready for the end of May.

4. I absolutely LOVE long walks.

5. Take some time to make sure the people who are important to you know that you love them.

6. Spring needs a bit of rain!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to the week being over, tomorrow my plans include yardwork and Sunday, I want to enjoy Mother’s Day.

Wings (SW – Acrostic Only)

Wonderous Wingspan
Inclining Icarus
Narcissistic Nitwit
Guesswork Glitch
Symbolically Sunburnt

Stealing versus Borrowing - Verse in a Nutshell Day 5

Imperceptible Pilfering
Taking, Appropriating, Concealing
Felonious Theft, Assumed Repayment
Pledging, Giving, Returning
Using Temporarily

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© Lisa N ~ 5/5/2011
Challenge: May 5th
North Bend, Ohio gets on the map.
It’s the site of the fist US train robbery.
Write a poem about stealing.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What Could Life Be Like - Verse in a Nutshell Day 4

What could life be like
If only there was

No drama
No petty behavior
No backstabbing
No perpetual uncertainty
No pretending

What could life be like
If only

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© Lisa N ~ 5/4/2011

Challenge: May 4th
Soap operas “Another World” and “As the World Turns” premiere.
Write a poem about drama

The Royal Treatment (Three Word Wednesday)

She emerges from the car
Her eyes darting from side to side
Momentarily allowing a crack in character
Before returning to royal grace
Her veiled smile
Beauty personified
The gown understated elegance
A picture of confidence
Only upon closest inspection
The expected jitters manifest
A trembling hand the only indication
A thin line of sight ahead
Each step toward the fairy tale
Finally greeted by her Prince
With the words
“You Look Beautiful”

© Lisa N ~ 5/4/2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Agile (AL – Acrostic Only)

Acrobat Way Up In The Sky
Gently Swings Gliding Way Up High
Invert and Contort
Lets Go Not To Short
Exciting The Crowd As They Fly

Write A Letter - Move to Colorado

To Whom It May Concern:

I’m writing you today
To give you some advice
To tell why you need to move
For nowhere else is as nice

Colorful Colorado
The name for a good reason
We say if you don’t like the weather
Just stick around for another season

The Great Rocky Mountains
Soar high above the plains
Fruit and wine on the western slope
Plus archeological remains

So consider yourself enlightened
On the best state in the land
Book your moving truck today
As see for yourself firsthand.

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© Lisa N ~ 5/3/2011

Write a letter to someone telling them about where you live
and why you like it... or why you don't!

ABC - Letter "P"

What does it mean
When you dream
About a porcupine

Suggests I need
To take careful care
Of this life of mine

Or to proceed
With openness
Not pig-headed like a swine.

Oh Scarlett O'Hara - Verse in a Nutshell Day 3

Marriage, fun?
Oh Scarlett O’Hara
You already doubt the institution

Oh Scarlett O’Hara
Seems that you have intuition

Fun for men you mean
Oh Scarlett O’Hara
You offer with much suspicion

Challenge: May 3rd
Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer prize for “Gone With the Wind.
Write a poem as if you were Scarlett O’Hara

Monday, May 2, 2011

Eye Hear You Speaking - Succinctly Yours Week 6

Challenge: Use the photo as inspiration for
a story of 140 characters OR 140 words
Eye cannot see you and it’s not due to glasses.
Ear regardless I cannot hear what you are saying.
Speaking of being able to communicate
that’s a whole different problem.

Advice - Verse in a Nutshell Day #2

Sometimes advice is welcome
Sometimes advice is wise
Sometimes advice is just in time
Sometimes advice’s a prize

Sometimes advice is annoying
Sometimes advice is foolish
Sometimes advice takes too much time
Sometimes advice is ghoulish

Challenge: May 2nd
Good Housekeeping Magazine first hits the newsstands.
Write a poem about advice.

Running in Circles - Verse In A Nutshell Day 1

Round and round
Inside the ball
Across the room
Then down the hall

Sometimes on carpet
Sometimes on floor
Always in circles
Stay away from the door

Here comes the cat
That can’t be good
Act like I’m dead
Like an opossum would

I’m off again
Look at me, I’m free
The parakeets jealous
As he ought to be
© Lisa N ~ 5/1/2011

Challenge:  May 1st
Cereal food "Cheerios" hits store shelves on this day.
Write a poem about circles.

Coal Miner's Baby (Magpietales)

Coal miner's baby
in the shadow from the hills
filled with Black Diamonds!

All smudged from head to toe
from ever present carbon
as steam rises from the hills.

Dame waits patiently
Safe return of man from the hills
filled with Black Diamonds?

© Lisa N ~ 5/2/2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mondays Child #44 - Pink Pixie Patty

Illustration: Cicely Mary Barker
Pink Pixie Patty
Feet planted on the Chive
Watches mister Bumblebee
Feeling Quite Alive

Pink Pixie Patty
From flower to flower flies
Spreading pollen here and there
Traveling through the skies

Pink Pixie Patty
Flitters just the same
Speading magic pixie dust
With no particular aim

Pink Pixie Patty
Wings start again to beat
Heading out again today
There are others yet to meet.
© Lisa N ~ 5/1/2011

What Lies Beneath (OSS)

Photo by Rosa Frei
What lies beneath
the veil of black?
What secrets does
it’s folds hold back?

Eyes show doubt
and lack of trust
Such sadness at
a world unjust.

Or is the face
just a worn down mask
Weathered by the blistering
sand blasting task