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My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WOW.... ( Words of Wednesday)

Today is WOW.... ( Words of Wednesday) here at Dodge Writes, which means the blogs we follow are going to be crammed into two or more poems. If you are joining us today on this adventure please note it is not necessary for you to do these prompts this way, but we do hope you stop in at each of these wonderful sites. You will enjoy each of them. As always we love for you to add your link here, but we hope you will also link up at these other sites too, trust us it is worth the time !
Today's Prompts are...

Here at Dodge Writes we are doing the Rondeau, which consists of thirteen lines of eight syllables, plus two refrains (which are half lines, each of four syllables), employing, altogether, only three rhymes. It has three stanzas and its rhyme scheme is as follows: (1) A A B B A (2) A A B with refrain: C (3) A A B B A with concluding refrain C. The refrain must be identical with the beginning of the first line.

Write a letter Wednesday @   This week Josie is writing her letter to a group of fellow bloggers that played an important role in her life during a difficult period. She invites us to write one too, and we will (tee hee hee)...

Carry On Tuesday # 106  Your prompt for Tuesday June14th This week, we have the title of one of Abbas most poignant songs.
Slipping through my fingers

Three word Wednesday  weeks words are...

Grip; verb: take and keep a firm hold of; grasp tightly; maintain a firm contact, especially by friction; noun: A firm hold; a tight grasp or clasp; a manner of grasping or holding something.

Prefer; verb: like (one thing or person) better than another or others; tend to choose.

Thread; noun: A long, thin strand of cotton, nylon, or other fibers used in sewing or weaving; a thing resembling a thread in length or thinness, in particular; something abstract or intangible, regarded as weak or fragile; verb: Pass (a long, thin object or piece of material) through something and into the required position for use.

One Stop Poetry @ Post your poem, read the others and get read !!

Now you know why we call it WOW !!! LOL
And off we go, OURS ARE...

My thoughts of you, they still linger,
yet are slipping through my fingers,
That thread I grip to is fading,
For new love is now invading,
My thoughts of you.

I thought you were the perfect ringer,
the one found upon a finger,
but my new love is now shading,
My thoughts of you.

my love to you, you found meager,
which put me tight in the wringer,
now I'm through with all the wading,
I prefer no masquerading,
letting go of all that lingers...
My thoughts of you

AND ...

To all the friends who blog with me,

I hope that daily you all know that I truly love and appreciate you. Since I started blogging in January of this year I have had the most wonderful time reading and writing with you. I often run out of the words to say just how much you each mean to me and how much what you write inspires, touching my heart and soul.

I prompt you because I'm selfish, I want to read you. Though these days I have less and less time to do so. I work from sunrise to sunset most days and it takes all the strenght out of me... so fear not I will read you.

I have shoddy service that, at times, goes south for no reason at all, (or if it is cloudy for a few days in a row, or when some dumb ass thinks vandalism is funny, or... well you get the picture), so you may not see me for a few days here and there. I do my best to prompt you all on a daily basis, though now I understand how hard that really is. I'm still learning, so hang on, the ride may smooth out here before you know it .

I will forever be grateful of the comments you take the time to write, even if it is just a smiley face to let me know you were here, it helps to bring me out of the slump I sometimes get into, makes me feel like doing more. And THAT means more than you could possibly know.

So here is to you, my lovely friends, thank you for making my life sweeter every day.



  1. Truly beautiful both the poem and your words after them.

  2. JL! Tears well up inside of me. One because your heart reaches through the very screen of cyber space.
    I thank God for the friendships that has been started here and look forward to each day I come and read yoru written words.
    May the Lord above bless you everyday with strength to do what you love.

  3. Beautiful posts, JL, both the poem and the letter that follows it! I could relate well to the message of your poem, having found real love at last that helped me let go of thoughts and memories that haunted me. What I love about your poems is how nicely they flow, the wording never feels forced or contrived to fit the form.

    Your letter could also have been written by me. The biggest draw to blogging is the interaction with fellow-bloggers. I've found the most wonderful people, that have encouraged me and most of all, have made me smile. We are family here, and I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know you.

    Please don't ever feel pressured to post/prompt every day. I think every blogger who also works a full-time job understands how tired and drained one can be and is very happy to participate in your blog when you have the time, energy and access to do it. You are a gift to us, be gentle with yourself too!

  4. i hope the ride does smooth out...and i appreciate your efforts when you do stop by...we all have those times so dont beat yourself up too bad...smiles.

    like the verse, the form plays well with the repitition and laying out the love slipping away...

  5. Jl have two seprate post one for the link with Josie on the ltter an the other link with three words.
    I can link both here too. so I think I will.

  6. Beautiful sentiments in both the poem and the letter. It is with great pleasure that I get to read each of your posts, sharing in the joys of spending a few moments with like minded writers. Blogland offers so much that can not always be found in our everyday worlds of work and life. Yet through our words, we are able to share in similar daily situations. The comradery is wonderful.

  7. Have I told you what a great friend you are,I really do enjoy reading what you have written.

  8. I'm new to reading your blog, but I'll be back.


    Lady Nyo

  9. This brings tears to my eyes, I thank God everyday for your friendship and for finding you. I can't express words like I want to, on what it means to me..I enjoy reading everything you post, you are a great writer. Dodn't work to hard Jl, and I'm thinking of you.. Love, Susie

  10. ooohh.. loved and enjoyed your poem, girl.. it was cheery and had a message in it.. made it all the more delicious! :)

    LOVE sure is a sly little thing..isn't it?! :) Sneaking up on you when least expected .. :)

    Well well.. here's tons of hugs coming your way.. from me ofcourse!! :)

  11. Love to you Jl :) Whatever time you find to write is well worth the wait... :) :) :) :) :)

  12. Thank you all so much for these great comments, we are overwhelmed with love !!

  13. Beautiful poem! I especially like the first stanza :) You weave the prompts together so naturally.

  14. Thanks for the opportunity to post. First time I've found your blog. It's always great to find another prompt location.