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/

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday #34- Enjoy the Dance

Prompt: Dance

You should use the word in the title of this post 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.



Life is so disorderly it’s quite hard to manage well.
The problem is the idea that we are in a battle.
We’re merely dancers; hoping to lead but fated to follow.


https://ronovanwrites.com/2022/11/02/ronovan-writes-sijo-wednesday-poetry-challenge-34-use-dance-as-your-inspiration-this-week/


d’Verse Poets Pub- Quadrille Monday- Grand New Mood

Welcome to the dVerse Poets Pub with me, Kim from Writing in North Norfolk, and another Quadrille Monday, when we take any meaning of one word and transform it into 44 poetic words.

Today we have a little word that resonates and tinkles: bell.


Grand New Mood
{A triolet quadrille}

This grand new mood is lighter.
Ring, ring, ring, the joyful bell.
Darker times got brighter.
This grand new mood is lighter.
My gifted hugs much tighter,
The grace of feeling well.
This grand new mood is lighter.
Ring, ring, ring, the joyful bell.

44-words
https://dversepoets.com/2022/10/17/quadrille-162-for-whom-the-bell-tolls/


Prompt of the Week- Pumpkin Spiced Vaccine

Write a story or poem that includes the word ‘Pumpkin Spiced’.

I didn’t join the “vaccine” craze
Or trusting talking heads most days.
The endless pitch and bogus claims
Were clearly meant for dollar gains.
The tales of helping more than harm
By putting ‘stuff’ in every arm,
Selling fear to such extent,
I wondered where the ‘thinkers’ went?
Brightly wrapped or magic cures
Are a salesman’s perfect lures.
Now ‘science’ needs a fresh new look,
It’s found a cool new chichi ‘hook’.
This clever push of ‘shots’ sounds nice,
“Get yours now, they’re pumpkin spiced!”



https://ladyjabberwocky.com/2022/10/10/prompt-of-the-week-pumpkin-spiced-everything/