Rough Seas – the secret keeper Writing Prompt

In response to secretkeeper.net’s weekly writing prompt #129. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.

 

(5) Words: | CALM | ROUGH | STORM | EASE | MUTE |

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The storm was brewing in his mind,

chaos in a blur,

the doctor tried to speak in a calm tone,

she tried to ease his fears

but all he heard was

‘cancer. Six months to live …’

and he became mute and unreachable,

his mind raced like rough seas,

I’ll never see my baby daughter grow up,

eventually my wife will meet another man

who my daughter will call Daddy.

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Move On – the secret keeper Writing Prompt

In response to secretkeeper.net’s weekly writing prompt #128. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.

 

(5) Words: | FINISH | LOSS | BREAK | MOVE | TAME |

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With him I find it hard to move on,

to make that break away,

want to say pathetically,

‘tame and soothe my broken heart … please’

but I won’t,

I feel the loss in silence

trying to make the pain come to an end

so I can happily put that chapter at a finish.

Frank – the secret keeper Writing Prompt

In response to secretkeeper.net’s weekly writing prompt #127. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.

 

(5) Words: | WISH | CRAVE | URGE | SCREAM | SPEND |

Frank felt the urge to scream,

to wish Carly dead,

to not have to spend his life

with this wife of his

who seemed to crave hitting him,

he felt the urge to scream out

“I am been hurt here,

I feel imprisoned here.”

But Carly’s fist and society

stopped him talking his mind

let alone screaming out his pain.

Poem: Sisterhood

Today is 100 years since women got the right to vote so I’ve wrote a poem about it. It’s strange to think it’s only 100 years ago but hey, at least we got there in the end! 🙂 Hope you like the poem. 🙂

 

100 years ago today

something quite amazing happened …

women were given the right to vote.

And today I smile at how far we’ve come in

100 years and how much better the world is,

by no means perfect but better.

I sit here today thinking of the women

and some men

who carried the torch for us

when people tried to drown their light

and I stand with all my sisters …

women from all classes,

from all religions,

of all skin colours,

from all nationalities,

women who are trans and cis,

young and old and inbetween,

of all sexualities

who are monogamous and polyamorous,

I stand with all my sisters

because that’s what true sisterhood is

and I stand with all the men and non-binary people

who care about us and our rights

and are celebrating this day with us too.

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. 🙂