This is a prompting Blog

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.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Today's Prompt is Crapsey cinquains (Reverse+butterfly+mirror)

We love the  Crapsey cinquains ... Today we ask that you follow along and do the reverse with a butterfly and a mirror...

Reverse is a form with one 5-line stanza in a syllabic pattern of two, eight, six, four, two. (2,8,6,4,2)

Butterfly is a nine-line syllabic form with the pattern two, four, six, eight, two, eight, six, four, two. (2,4,6,8,2,8,6,4,2)

Mirror is a form with two 5-line stanzas consisting of a cinquain followed by a reverse cinquain. ( 2,4,6,8,2,   2,8,6,4,2 )

So here we go... OURS IS...

Day dreams 
fantastic fleeting images
freely floating on by
in breezes soft
and warm

on fluffy clouds
reminders of cut grass
fresh and moist from the last nights dew
while we
roll about like a careless child
high upon a white cloud
or a dragon

wind in our hair
happiness in our eyes
love in our young and tender hearts
fill me
reminders of our happiness
touching my heart deeply
and I turn home
to you


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Today is WOW (Words Of Wednesday)

The rules are you must use 8 of the 10 words, as they are given, in prose or any form of poetry...
Today's words are ...


We saw as he scourged him
he held the whip loosely in hand
as his mount pawed the ground
we could see the mount was moody

He was hired on to teach us
but to our dread, he failed,
The mounts eyes began to bulk
the hired hand's fear did waft

Like a hot bullet the mount rose
kicking and rearing to vent his fear
knocking the hired hand square in the nose
his frame wilted as he hit the ground

Our use of these words....
SCOURGED : verbwhip
BULK: verb: cause to bulge or swell outwards

LOL... just having some fun !


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Today's Prompt is colors of Autumn

The rules are you must use all of the colors in the list, in prose or any form of poetry...
Today's colors are...



Lady Autumn is teasing with her icy chill
the hot winds of her man Summer are fading
like the emerald charlie turning a chartreuse
The blush of the peonies turns a crispy amber ...

Gold and yellow are the dressings she wears
as she kisses the green from the landscape
dancing in the melon and pumpkin patches
Fat with the moons embrace from the salmon sky...


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Today's Prompt is WRITE YOUR LYRICS

Some times I get a goofy bone going and re-write a popular song with my own lyrics, that is what we are going to do today... mind you this is a first draft, and it may not sing as great as I think it does, but the fun of it is that you already have a set meter and rhyme scheme, so writing your own words is really the easy part.

Our song choice for today is I GOT YOU BABE by Sonny and Cher,  Here are the lyrics...

They say we're young and we don't know
We won't find out until we grow
Well I don't know if all that's true
'Cause you got me, and baby I got you

Babe, I got you babe
I got you babe

They say our love won't pay the rent
Before it's earned, our money's all been spent
I guess that's so, we don't have a pot
But at least I'm sure of all the things we got

Babe, I got you babe
I got you babe

I got flowers in the spring
I got you to wear my ring
And when I'm sad, you're a clown
And if I get scared, you're always around

Don't let them tell your hair's too long
'Cause I don't care, with you I can't go wrong
Then put your little hand in mine
There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb

Babe, I got you babe
I got you babe

I got you to hold my hand
I got you to understand
I got you to walk with me
I got you to talk with me

I got you to kiss goodnight
I got you to hold me tight
I got you, I won't let go
I got you to love me so

I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe

Our title is THEY GOT YOU we are doing ours on cats, but your prompt is to use the same song to what ever trained you (or someone you know).. for example kids, dogs, people, mistress'... we will leave it up to you, though we do ask you keep it as clean as possible, Tee hee hee ...


They got you trained

If you have a cat, you know it's true
you don't own them, honey they own you...
They hiss and growl when they're under foot
but melt your heart with just a little look...

Trained, they got you trained, 
they got you trained...

You scoop their poop, you pay their vet,
You feed and water, a purr is what you get...
they lay on your lap, nap and play,
if you have a cat, listen while I say...

Trained, they got you trained, 
they got you trained...

I've got cat hair on my clothes
and a bad smell just hit my nose,
but there they are, so soft and sweet,
come here kitty kitty, I have a treat...

So maybe they, don't fetch your shoes,
with the softest purr, they take away your blues,
they pounce and prance, they hunt for awhile,
and when they meow, it seem just like they smile...

Trained, they got you trained, 
they got you trained...

They trained you to brush their hair
They trained you with out a care,
They got you to lay upon
They got me to write this song...

They trained you to feed treats,
they trained you with purrs so sweet
They got us they wont let go
they all trained us, just so you know...

they got you trained
they got you trained
they got you trained

LOL... Who has you trained???

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WOW (Words Of Wensday)

Today's words are brought to us by Words with Friends ( a scrabble game we play on FB) We thought it would be fun to use the words we played. The rules are ... You must use 8 of the 10 words as they are given, in prose or any form of poetry...

A love knot,
tied to my heart
I take it in stride,
so I don't fall apart,
I'm on the edge,
I feel the flaw,
a filthy thought,
my emotions raw,
how it all rotated
into this affair,
it's iced up my heart,
for love is not there...
my feelings of love
I thought were related
now a washed up cloth,
tattered and faded...


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

No Service...

When I was younger I spent time as a waitress, cashier, hostess, bartender and sales person. In each of these jobs I learned one thing held true... service is important ! Good service to my customers meant happy customers, good tips and return business, each a very important part of my income.

These days service, it seems, is more of a luxury than common place, as it was when I was in those fields of business. It's as though it seems a hassle for (some) in the service industry to actually give good customer service.
Take our Internet provide for instance, we have to have THE WORST ever ! He wont fix anything on the weekends (which is [no surprise] when it usually goes down.) If it is cloudy for a few days in a row ( winter ) our service in non existent. Yet this provider is paid each month, whether we get service or not.

Mind you, it is a perk here in the park, free wifi, but what kind of perk is it really if half of the time we get no service ? If it were up to me, I'd keep track of all the days we are without service, pro-rate it and see what they think of NO SERVICE...

Just another flusterated rant...thanks for reading...


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Today's Prompt is Minute Poetry

The Minute Poem is a poem that follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. It usually has 3 stanzas that are exactly the same. So: 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables.
A traditional Minute Poem has 12 lines total. It has 60 syllables. It is written in a strict iambic meter. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff.
By day I'm just your garden fair
with flowers there
critters to see
just you and me...


By night I'm in the moons embrace
a darkened place
with stars to guide
where critters hide

The morning song, again we meet
come take a seat
begin our day
enjoy your stay


Friday, September 9, 2011

The wonders of a power outage...

At around 3:40 in the afternoon, as I was watching a re-run of Bones, our power went out. Living in an RV Park, it happens more often than you would think.

The first thing that usually happens is all the neighbors pop out of their units to see if it was just them or if everyone is affected. After that, those fortunate enough to have a generator, gas them up, so on hot days (like yesterday) they don't melt in the heat. Then they look to the news to see how long the power will be out.

We all heard that one thing no one likes to hear, it is wide spread, 1.4 million people affected, all of San Diego went dark.  The rumors started flying then... The first thing on peoples minds was terrorism... WHY?  Well I think it is because that is all they have been taking about for the past 10 years... My opinion, I know... but I digress...

Had to laugh at the way some people got their panties in a ruffle over the power outage... We actually heard a news person saying to be careful driving cuz its dark out side.... You think ? Guess I've lived in the mountains so long I forget the city people don't know what darkness is, what a flashlight is for or headlights... It seemed the more we heard on the radio the more we had to laugh... another news report said everyone was taking the outage really well, no one was panicking, except for one man.  Poor guy HAD to get to where he was going and no one understood... yea, ok...

But the way the news reporter was going on about it was really the point I was trying to make, it was as if they wanted people to panic, shoot !!! Give me a break people !!
I know it was bad for a lot of people, the hospitals were my first thought... But they have a back up plan... As I can gladly say, so do we.

Still the media seemed to be looking for the worst in people, reporters out to find what was going on with the outage gave reports that it would be a day to two days before we could expect the power to be restored, telling every one to use their emergency supplies until further notice...I thought, way to go, start a riot why dont you... but it wasn't at all like that... by 4am when I woke this morning, it was like it never happened... except for the aftermath reports...

Truly I think it was awesome how quickly it all returned back to normal. I commend all the workers who worked over night to restore the power, though this morning I felt sad for the person that is getting the blame... of course they have to blame someone, but how would you like to be that guy... 'UMMM hunny, you know the power outage that blacked out all of San Diego county ? Well we have to move...' So glad I'm not him... poor guy!

So here is what I am thankful for...

My wonderful husband, he is on top of everything !  All I had to do was feed him...tough life I know...

We live in a fully self contained fifth wheel, which means while others were melting in the heat, we still had the AC, fridge and stove very much in working order.

Candles, you just dont know how pretty they light up the yard till your electric goes out.

Batteries, for the radio, so you can learn what is goiig on, even if they are wrong.

Living as far from the city as we do... the power outage for us was like a camp night.

Great neighbors, you really dont know how thankful I am  that we live around such amazing people. 

And last night, after five years being married to her brother, my sister-in-law for the first time actually said she loves me... that made my night !! You rock Debbie !!

There is a whole list of other things but you get the picture... Loving life, even in the black out... Hope you made the best of it too, nest time, come on over, we'll pop some chicken on the grill and play some games. The power will eventually be restored, til then  why not enjoy the quite?


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Today's Prompt is English Sonnet

A traditional sonnet is a poem of 14 lines. It follows a strict rhyme scheme. It is often about love. A Shakespearean, or English, sonnet consists of 14 lines, each line containing ten syllables and written in iambic pentameter, in which a pattern of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable is repeated five times. The rhyme scheme in a Shakespearean sonnet is a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g; the last two lines are a rhyming couplet.



Tears are needless, an emotional flaw,
I've been told this lie all through my years...
Hold them in, (those words like a buzz saw,)
swallow hard, don't show anyone your fears...

So alone in my bed, my tears I'd hide,
for the loneliness was burning so deep,
was it selfishness or my foolish pride,
every night I just cried myself to sleep...
He took all my tears of pain and sorrow
never shaming the way I was feeling,
He showed me love, a brighter tomorrow,
Now my tears I'm no longer concealing...
True love holds you, when your tears pour like rain,
stays with you, bringing happiness again.
Yes , I know, my pentameter is non existent.... Overlook it...I did...LOL


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Today's Prompt is Senryu Poetry + TWW

A Senryu is identical to the structure of a Haiku. It has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. It is primarily concerned with human nature. It is often humorous or satiric.
We are joining forces today with Three Words Wensday @  (one of our favorite places to join in on the prompts, ) This weeks words are...

Erode; verb: (Of wind, water, or other natural agents) gradually wear away (soil, rock, or land); gradually destroy or be gradually destroyed.
Heart; noun: A hollow muscular organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation; one's mood or feeling; the central or innermost part of something; verb: Like very much, love.
Observe; verb: notice or perceive (something) and register it as being significant; watch (someone or something) carefully and attentively; fulfill or comply with (a social, legal, ethical, or religious obligation).


my disarrayed Heart
Observe how it still beats strong
as my thoughts Erode


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Today Prompt is USE THESE WORDS

The rules are ... You must use 8 of the 10 words, without changes, in prose or any form of poetry...


As I listened once more to the taping of my best friends last words, my eyes teared up...

She knew she was dying  and wanted so much to be the joker she always was, free spirited, laughing til the very end.  She reminded me of the time we ate the magic mushrooms, when we got lost in the caves and the places we loved to swim.  Memories paved into my heart, like the stars, dots in the sky to most, but everlasting love to her and I.

I laughed for her, because that is what she would have wanted and then I cried for the deep loss I will feel for the rest of my life. I kissed her urn, opened the top and set her free... as her ashes flew I swear I heard her giggle... smiling I sat there until the sun was gone and the full moon rose...
Love you my friend, thank you for loving me !


Monday, September 5, 2011

Today's Prompt is TANKA

A tanka is another poetry type related to the haiku. The first three lines are unrhymed. They have a syllable count of five, seven, five like the haiku. But the last two lines both have seven syllables. So the syllable count is: (5, 7, 5, 7, 7)


You will make it through
these times of hurt and despair
I am living proof
give God what you cant handle
He will see you through it all


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Today' Prompt is ACROSTIC

An amazing place for Acrostics  is @ 
They invite you to try your hand at the monthly prompts, link yours up and get feedback... Today we are joining them with our try at ...MELANCHOLY
The rules are ...

Limit 1 submission per prompt. No punctuation marks at the end of the line, in the Regular Acrostics section, please. If you are going to participate in the prompts, please put Acrostic Only link at the top or bottom of your poem.

You can choose to do 1, 2, 3, or 4 Words per line in each prompt, except for the INNOVATIVE PROMPTS. The prompt must have either 1 word each line throughout the entire poem, 2 words each line throughout the entire poem, 3 words each line throughout the entire poem, or 4 words each line throughout the entire poem. But you cannot mix it.




Saturday, September 3, 2011

Today's Prompt is USE THIS LINE

The rules are...  You may use this line anywhere in your write, with out changes, as many times as you would like, in prose or any form of poetry.
Today's line is ... JUST LIKE MY MOMMA WAS... OURS IS ...

Perhaps when I was very young,
I saw her much differently, for
like any child, I wanted to be,
Just like my Momma was...

The years had passed into my teens
and her hands were weapons on me,
it took me to a lonely place, was it
just like my Momma was ?

I left that home of hurt and pain,
changing everything I could,
I vowed that I would never be,
just like my Momma was...

Then I found in life, a hurtful man,
who I thought I'd love endlessly,
but I was abused and found him to be,
just like my Momma was...

The more things change, the more they're the same
my longing for home became dire, but,
forgiveness I was holding close to my heart,
just like my Momma was...

I'm not the same person, nor is she,
a common ground gained in time,
I look in the mirror and I see, I'm
just like my Momma was...

We're cherishing time more, together now,
and I'm glad we've let the past go
I found a place where I want to be
just like my Momma was...

Hummm, This is a real rough one, in more ways than one ( tee hee hee )
The flow is off , it has no rhyme and I'm out of time... HELP !!


Friday, September 2, 2011

In the swing of things...

Luckily I have a lot of really great friends who follow me on this blog as well as on my FB page. I have been really busy with work these past few months and have found it hard to write and still have time to do all the little life things that we all must do. Getting back into the swing of things is sometime difficult, but I'm here and I'm able to comment on all your blogs again, so that is a blessing I'm running with !
Thank you all for the love and support you give so sweetly !!

Today we are doing a FINISH THIS LINE prompt...
The rules are you must use this line as the first line in your write, you may do yours in prose or any form of poetry ...

The fairies gathered with flair
for the party in the glades
a wedding of royal proportions
new ties will soon be made

Magnolias filled the air
with their scent so sweet
and tables overflowed
with all the special treats

And when the music played
the crowd was all a hush
the groom stood tall and proud
and the bride began to blush

They tied the love that binds
and then they jumped the broom
they danced the night away
the happy bride and groom


Thursday, September 1, 2011

September already ???

Where has the time gone?
Well we are not so sure we can still do a daily prompt or if anybody will still care to play with us but we are going to give it a good effort... hopefully we will be able to comment on your blogs and not get booted off everytime we start to here we go...
Today's prompt is USE THESE WORDS...
The rules are you must use at least 8 of the 10 words as they are given in any form of poetry or prose... today's words are...OVERALL, REACH, ACTION, TRULEY, STATE, JAW, MINDS, PLEA, SHELF, HOLD

My jaw tightened, truley there is no action in my minds eye that could break the hold he has on my heart.
I plea for the love he placed on a shelf and state the obvious once more...
'I love you, but overall I can no longer be what you reach for only when it suits your needs'.
Leaving, he took my heart and never looked back.
Lessons of pushing love too far....