Long past the summer of her life, With hands thickened by the constant water trips, The grandmother still carries the filled buckets Around her sturdy neck, never letting them slip. It is not sporadic work, for it's a daily necessity. So, she does the hard work once done by beasts. The rich who partake of... Continue Reading →
Early Birds Still Have to Work for the Worms
Early birds get worms, But only by avidly Pursuing their prize. Written for the RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #378: Avid and Worm.
Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner, Week #6
MorgeFiles e32881395fc4c55bc54564d3da961 Kendall was overjoyed at the delicious thrill of rappeling down the mountain! Reputed to be a workaholic, in truth, there was nowhere on the planet that he would rather be right now. He had worked extreme hours because the other two members of his team, Jeff and Michelle, were persistent in their efforts... Continue Reading →
When Helping Becomes Enabling
I decided to rescue my friend. She couldn't remain at home. So, I brought her to my place, Not letting her live on her own. But she languidly lays around all day. Now I see what her parents tried to teach her. You have to work for what you get, And every day isn't one... Continue Reading →
Ode to Zoom: Sunday Writing Prompt
You give me access to work and church, To the people who mean so much to me! I don't have to get all dressed up for you, I make sure my tops are ironed and clean. With the video off and the sound set to mute, I can multitask, listening and writing my blog. But... Continue Reading →
Work or Wander?
I am a gypsy. My nature is to explore. Conflicts with my work. Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge: Conflict and Gypsy.
Breathe Deeply Until Morning Comes Again: OctPoWriPo 2019, Dy 24
I tried to wrote a song today, as suggested on the OctPoWriMo 2019 Challenge. The prompt is Breathe. I wanted to encourage someone today with the knowledge that mornings always follow nights. Life’s challenges make it hard to cope, We get discouraged and lose our hope. But soon we realize that all trials pass, After... Continue Reading →
Mama’s Got a Lot of Words to Impart!
My old computer was so slow that many days, I just didn't want to fool with it. Everything I tried to open took so long that they timed out. It took me hours to write more than one blog post. I knew that my last nerve had been stretched beyond hope when I prepared to... Continue Reading →
A Pretzel Rainbow
Joy sat drinking the coffee the flight attendant had brought her, trying to think up a new product to tempt people into her bakery. People enjoyed her cupcakes and pastries each morning, with business so good that she was quite often rushed right off her feet. But, she needed something to draw them into the... Continue Reading →
The Yarn-Spinner Turned Blogger
There is a woman in our town named Beth, Who lives in the old preserved barn. People used to travel far to hear her, For she could spin the world's greatest yarns. She was such an ordinary human being, Telling stories while sitting on a log, But with her new technological tools, Beth now spins... Continue Reading →