Reena’s Xploration Challenge #265- Just a Gob without God

It is a line prompt this week. Let’s see where it takes you.

You live in a world where no Gods exist.



The king needs your money and fear,
Thus, no Gods are permitted for you.
His demands are supreme and quite clear.
The king needs your money and fear.

Your life is not worthy, nor dear,
Just a replaceable gob in his crew.
The king needs your money and fear,
Thus, no Gods are permitted for you.





https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2023/01/26/reenas-xploration-challenge-265/

Crimson Creative Challenge #220- It’s Crispy Time

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one below.)
You respond with something CREATIVE.

Winter is the crispy time of year
When everything looks blue
A frozen pause with brittle air
Winter is the crispy time of year

Venture out and bundles wear
You’ll find this all is true
Winter is the crispy time of year
When everything looks blue

https://crispinakemp.com/2023/01/25/crimsons-creative-challenge-220/

d’Verse Quadrille #168- Dark Ice

That brings me to our quadrille word. Ice, ice, baby!
Remember your quadrille must be exactly 44 words, not counting the title and must include ice or a form of the word.




DARK ICE

Most treacherous slopes brandish dark ice
When naivete opens a door
There’s peril in just being nice
Most treacherous slopes brandish dark ice
Heed this scarred warrior’s advice
Learn from my tragic ‘before’
Most treacherous slopes brandish dark ice
When naivete opens a door



44-words
Form of a Triolet


https://dversepoets.com/2023/01/23/quadrille-168/

Ronovan Writes SIJO Wednesday Poetry Challenge #45- Winter’s Embrace


Use EMBRACE as your inspiration this week.

Rules:
You should use the prompt word as your inspiration as either a theme of the Sijo or in the poem itself.

There are:

  • Three Lines
  • 14-16 syllables per line
  • A total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem.

    Winter’s Embrace

    For today, the rain shall shift to snow on bitter winter winds.
    The wise, fated to embrace all they are impotent to affect,
    May still offer an aggressive squeeze to express their disfavor.


https://ronovanwrites.com/2023/01/18/ronovan-writes-sijo-wednesday-poetry-challenge-45-use-embrace-as-your-inspiration-this-week/

EZ-PZ Writes #35-Adopted; Now Loved

Musette

The Musette, created by Emily Romano is a poem that consists of three verses of three lines each. The first lines have two syllables; the second lines have four syllables, and the third lines have two syllables. The rhyme scheme is a/b/a for the first verse; c/d/c for the second verse, and e/f/e for the third verse. The title should reflect the poem’s content.

three verses

first line – 2 syllables

second line – 4 syllables

third line – 2 syllables

rhyme scheme – a/b/a c/d/c e/f/e

title reflects poems content

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Adopted; Now Loved

Pure heart
In warm soft fur
Tough start

Deep eyes
My dog, my friend,
Most wise

You’re here
Stay awhile
Life’s dear


This form was tricky. It’s about our dear Norah who was relinquished to a shelter in Arkansas while expecting puppies in 2019. (She was severely underfed because even bursting with pups she weighed almost 20 pounds less than she does now! Our vet says she is a good weight currently.) She gave birth to 9 pups, and they were happily adopted. Norah waited for six months to find a home. When I saw her, I fell for her soulful eyes. After hearing her story, I wanted her. I’d lost my best pal Ollie 3 weeks before and we honored his memory by giving her a forever home. I named her Norah which means ‘honor’. She was shipped from Arkansas by trailer truck to Vermont where we picked her up. This will be her 4th Christmas with us. ❤