Christmas, merriment

Christmas Chaos

Christmas Chaos ~ Twas the night before Christmas and chaos filled the house Elves were chasing Santa’s mouse Mrs. Claus was posing with a potted Dancer Vixen was determined to ride Prancer cups were flowing with spiked nog creating a bit of a toy backlog yuletide traditions were put aside preparing for a naughty sleigh ride…

Halloween, poetry, Tanka

Haunted Spells – #TankaTuesday

Haunted Spells ~ warlocks and witches possessed with potent powers casting magic charms if perchance you fall astray call the love inside to play ~ I had so much fun last week with Colleen’s weekly Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge that I decided to play along again. This week’s prompt is to write a poem using…

Halloween poetry, haiku

Hollow Ghosts- #TankaTuesday

  Hollow Ghosts ~ phantoms out to play haunting and hunting lost souls vacuous specters ~ This is my ghoulish offering for Halloween and Collen’s #TankaTuesday poetry challenge. This week her challenge words are Ghost and Hollow. The challenge is to write a poem with synonyms of those words in classic forms like haiku, tanka,…

tagging friends, WordPress

Blue Sky Fun

I don’t often join online games or challenges but this one struck a chord for the quality of questions and answers. I found it a fun way to learn more about our blogging community. I also like the number 11!  🙂 The game is called Blue Sky Tag. This round originated with Sally Cronin of Smorgasbord…

change, poetry

Winds of Change

Winds of Change ~ mighty storms brewing change is blowing through the land need flexible ways  ~ Neither the storm nor the changes are as dramatic as the photo appears, but change is clearly coming. I’m looking for a new place to live, work that better suits me, and pondering my passions and purpose. That’s…

poetry, tanka

Come and Go #Tanka

Come and Go #Tanka ~ life is dynamic full of coming and going let’s embrace the flow accept the cycles with grace achieve peace and harmony ~ This is my contribution for Colleen’s weekly tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. Last week she prompted us to write a poem in tanka (or other) form on the topic of…

edges, fear, poetry

The Edge

The Edge ~ walking toward the edge fear growing with each step my heart pounding body and nerves shaking mind’s urgent warnings ~ leaving the comfort zone when we face our fears anything is possible failure, growth, or joy step off and fly ~ The first time I remember this feeling is when I saw…

hunger, fire, rebirth, poetry

Hunger Games

Hunger Games ~ the hunger burns and must be fed devouring all in its path irreverent to rules and norms it consumes indiscriminately killing all life in its path beware the hunger ~ I just finished reading the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzane Collins. I enjoyed the engaging characters and storyline. Suzane weaves a captivating…

sadness, choice, poetry

The Day After Christmas

The Day After Christmas ~ mind and body are weary life has become rather dreary no joyful dancers no playful prancers just a solitary life full of struggle and strife ~ if I haven’t spoiled the day let’s get out and survey time for a bigger view with choices made anew for 2018 my wish…

Moka Madness, latte, humor, muse, writing

Moka Madness

Moka Madness I have sad news to report. After going missing, Muse Brad has been found, but he’s in bad shape.  After a series of breakdowns, attacks, escapes, and affairs, Muse Brad has contracted a new strain of fever called Moka Madness. He can’t eat, sleep, or do anything except think of the divine Moka…