Monthly Archives: Oct 2021

Samiscribbles weekend writing prompt #233

some may think such an afternoon wasteful

and others find it quite distasteful

there is no more pleasant chore

than to pop into an old book store

and get the sense of vellichor,

caused by books so old their covers peeling

line dusty shelves from floor to ceiling


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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #155

When we took a ride on the big wheel

I was hoping to cop a feel

but it didn’t take long for me to see

the earth below and its beauty

when I said this to my girlfriend

she said our relationship should end

for saying no to me was just a game

and things could never be the same

I must admit I was taken aback

and said give me the fare money back

she said you can go to hell

so I’m left frustrated and poor as well

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Ronovan writes Haiku prompt #381

The gnome lights his pipe

while the clay pots fill with water

fishing rod in hand

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Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt #232 Poetry unpicked.

If with a love of poetry we are smitten

and are fascinated by how it’s written

reading words laid down in the earliest time

using their nuanced metre and rhyme,

reading such as Wordsworth, Byron too

who were looked upon as something so new

with words of love, nature and dreams

instead of just religious themes

whilst poetry in the modern age

seems to be full of frustration and rage

until when we read between the lines

the poets reflect our hearts and minds.


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Ronovan writes #Decima prompt challenge #81

I once knew a sailor called Jack

loved it when the ship’s sails unfurled

and off he’d sail around the world

never knowing when he would be back

trusting the Captain to plot the track

constantly hoping for a breeze

to carry them across the seas

seeing foreign harbour lights

with all their promise of delights

to cater for the sailors needs.

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #154

Bowing my head I raise my eyes

in homage to the unknown men

and women who with just a pen

possessed the vision to design

these buildings reaching to the skies

where men may worship God on high

then secretly they gave their plans

to other experts in their field

for whom the blocks of stone did yield

when summoned from throughout the land

hammer and chisel in their hands.


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Ronovan writes #Haiku challenge #380

Will we ever see

green is not just jealousy

but humanity

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Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt #231 #Miracle

There was a man possessed by a demon

he said his name was Legion

for we are many he whined

before being cast into the swine

and driven out of the region

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NaNoWriMo 2021

It’s mid-October, so naturally my mind has turned to this year’s NaNoWriMo. For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, where writers challenge themselves to write 50,000 words over 30 days just for the fun of it! And, when I signed into the website to announce my project for 2021, I realised […]

NaNoWriMo 2021

Although I did note this as a reblog, I feel I should credit the originator. The original post may be found at I apologise if people thought it was mine.

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #153

We came upon a clearing where

birdsong drifted on the air

and gently lifted on the breeze

came the sound of trembling leaves,

trying not to make a sound

we laid our coats upon the ground

and leaning back against a tree

we poured ourselves a cup of tea.


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