Monthly Archives: December 2015

What if?

 

Kitchen Window

What will happen if that cloud,

shaped like that woman there ,never speaking loud,

decides to just take it -all the pain?…

decides to never lash back on a windowpane?

 

What will happen if that cloud,

shaped like that woman there, well-endowed,

decides to turn into a nest for birds?..

decides to turn into a pup, whose gender is a curse word?

 

What will happen if that cloud,

shaped like that woman there ,head bowed,

decides to forgo all it’s power?…

decides to hold on to it’s laden darkness forever?

 

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Author’s note: Sometimes when I stand over the kitchen sink for the millionth time, I wonder about ,” what will happen if the clouds….”

Other times I wonder:

What will happen if I

decide to not do the dishes?  🙂

The definition of well-endowed in this context is: having a lot of something that people admire or want like intelligence.

This less than 100 word poem  was written in response to a 100 word photo challenge  posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields each week. PHOTO PROMPT ©  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Click on the ‘blue frog’  below to read other amazing takes on the same photo prompt:

 

Let’em fail

PHOTO PROMPT © Luther Siler

My poor babies…I ache to scoop’em and tuck’em safely under my wings.  I even take a step forward. But I back away  remembering  mother’s mantra:

” Let’em fail”.

“Let’em fail, until they learn how to succeed. They all will in their own time.”, mother had said.

I stay away  unable to watch them floundering. One of my babies succeeds  first, way before the others. I want to check who it is. I even bend down to sniff his scent. But I don’t , recalling my mother’s second mantra: “Keep count of ’em , not the score”

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The below video would explain my story.

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This  100 word story was written in response to a 100 word photo challenge  posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields each week. PHOTO PROMPT ©  Luther Siler

Click on the ‘blue frog’  below to read other amazing takes on the same photo prompt:

 

Repeat customers

Sita tentatively steps through the door.

“I was told…I can change my past here?…for free?”, her eyes hold question-marks.

“You are at the right place ,Honey”, Mia assures her.  “Let me tell you how this works. You pick your life’s major cross-road.  You choose a different path. You arrive at whatever place that path would have taken you today. Any questions? No? “.

Sita’s eager choice launches an avalanche of new memories coming to rest at a door, which looks vaguely familiar.

Sita tentatively steps through the door.

Mia hides her sigh behind a smile and welcomes Sita, again.

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For the concrit subgroup : I wasn’t sure if the last line was necessary . what do you think? Also how did the tenses work?

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This  100 word story was written in response to a 100 word photo challenge  posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields each week. PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Click on the ‘blue frog’  below to read other amazing takes on the same photo prompt: