Poem: Tall, Dark & Handsome

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He’s gorgeous,

tall dark and handsome

with vocals full of sexuality

and edge.

She listened and imagined

and felt so many things for sure …

 

But of course he had a wife

but fantasies were a healthy part

of one’s life.

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New Year Love – the secret keeper Writing Prompt

In response to secretkeeper.net’s weekly writing prompt #122. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.

 

(5) Words: | LIGHT | BLUR | LAD | NEED | RARE |

The light of the streetlamp

caused a blur in Joseph’s eyes

as he stepped out of the pub,

New Year was a rare occasion

so there was a need to go out and enjoy it,

Joseph lit a cigarette and then seen

the lad he would marry one day

come out of the pub.

Loved – the secret keeper Writing Prompt

In response to secretkeeper.net’s weekly writing prompt #121. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.

 

(5) Words: | Circle | Dream | Time | Arm | Phase |

 

 

Life is like a spinning circle

going from phase to phase,

from dream to nightmare

and in time back around again

and those who keep us going are

those who hook an arm around us

and tell us you are loved.

Poem: Relax, It’s Christmas!

 

Relax,

take the weight off your feet

with your Christmas dinner,

it’s been hectic up to this point,

hasn’t it?

What with dinner making?

With present shopping?

With getting those last bits of work in

and learning your head to switch off?

 

But now it’s Christmas

and you have an excuse to relax,

to eat junk food

saying you’ll stop in the new year,

maybe even get a little drunk and merry

without anyone thinking you’re an alcoholic

so take advantage of some of the plus points

or all!

 

Merry Christmas everyone to you and yours. This is my last post for a few days while I relax into the Christmas spirit. Thank you to everyone who has took time to read my work this year and over the years so far too. It’s more appreciated than I could ever put into words. 🙂 

Eggnog – the secret keeper Writing Prompt

In response to secretkeeper.net’s weekly writing prompt #120. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.

 

                     (5) Words: | NEAR | DIVIDE | LINK | BACK | TEACH | 

 

 

Always so near

and yet so far,

a divide of just across the sea

but this Christmas Eimer

was making her way back

to spend Christmas in the family link

in Ireland

where Granny could once again

teach her how to make eggnog.

Heavy Footsteps – the secret keeper Writing Prompt

In response to secretkeeper.net’s weekly writing prompt #119. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.

                                LOUD|WAR|JUMP|ESCAPE|RIGHT

 

 

 

She heard the loud noise

and it made her shiver

and almost jump out of skin,

he was home drunk again,

she wondered why she’d married this man,

this scum who didn’t know right from wrong,

her parents said she had ‘made her bed

and now must lie in it’

but they hadn’t a clue what was going on,

she was too ashamed to say

but she wished so badly to escape,

she cowered under the bedclothes

as his heavy footsteps approached the door

ready to take out his war on the world

using her as his punchbag.

Poem: By The River

 

 

He sat by the river

perched on a rock,

his tears fell down

and mingled with the water

due to the loneliness

residing in his heart.

 

All around him

his friends were

falling in love

and settling down

and he felt love

would never happen him.

 

And then a man

came along,

perched down on the rock

beside him,

he was out riding,

this felt like proper romance …

 

The kind of romance

he had read about in books

and they talked and met each day

by the river eventually kissing,

he longed for his friends

to meet the man he loved.

 

They would sit and read

to each other,

smoke and laugh,

have picnics,

race sticks in the water,

hold each other close.

 

One day his best mate came by,

curious he was to see

what made his friend

come here each day,

he looked on in shock

at what he saw.

 

There was his friend,

perched on a rock

by the river

with a book in hand

chatting and laughing away

by himself.