Monthly Archives: March 2022

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #177 A tale of the heavens

The inscribed plaque tells us a story

of how Pegasus in full sun’s glory

when in the sky a comet sees

leaps full bound over the Pleiades

but he will sadly fall back to Earth

as to wings he has not yet given birth.

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SoCs March 26

With his navy blue jersey and black tar-hardened breeches his be-whiskered, weather-creased features formed a half smile as he sat upon the black and white iron bollard. Reaching down with his left hand he lazily stroked the rope sitting loosely on the jetty. He remembered the days when he too had worked with ropes and spars, thick hawsers and thin guy ropes, all had passed through his bent, gnarled, rough-skinned fingers. He could tell where every piece of Manila, hemp or coir had once been grown ready for harvesting and making up into the ropes that secured ships and boats throughout the world. All of them natural, lovingly twisted into multi-usable things. Now the ropes were all man-made, manufactured from plastic, never rotting, floating for ever when discarded, trapping birds, damaging all sea life, more debris in the corruption of the seas.

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #176 Greenhouse tips and tricks

I’d like to impart to you something that I’ve learnt

if it’s a hot, sunny day your plants can get burnt

so leave the door open or perhaps a window instead

but make sure that you close it before you go to bed

for it sometimes gets very cold, especially through the night

and to find your precious plants all dead is not a pretty sight

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Ronovan writes #Haiku challenge #402

The eyes of the world

watch those who choose to be free

often filled with tears

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #175 The passage of life

Now when you open wide these doors

and gaze upon the view before

to left and right are twists and turns

but at the end there’s no return

so think wisely with each step you take

each pillar marks a choice to take

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Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt #253 #Friends for life

If I might take a little of your time

I will introduce you to some friends of mine

they may seem a little creepy to anyone new

but we all get funny after a year or two

sorry I forgot to tell you the price of a bed

they come free but to get in you have to be dead

and I’m afraid you can’t get a single room

it is always quite cosy in the catacomb.

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Ronovan writes #Decima prompt #100 #Tales of the plains

On the plains of Serengeti

amazing stories may be found

where tales of life and death abound

most of which are seldom pretty

but for sure they’re always sweaty

as in the midday heat we find

predators and their prey entwined

but nothing doth instil fear more

than the sound of the lion’s roar

as it approaches from behind

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Ronovan writes Weekly Haiku prompt #401

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Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt #252 #Full circle

It’s Saturday and it’s time to see

what challenge Sammi Cox has for me,

I might purport to be the best

to try my hand at his test

then it’s published, so sit and wait

to see if any likes I make

then I think well it’s not

how many likes I got,

followers I hope to gain

so next week I try again.

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #174 What a surprise

Now who would carve a ball of wool

up on the top of a wooden stool

so while I’m up here what the heck

I think I’m gonna have a peck

but ouch, that hurts and now I see

the ball is made of wood like me

so instead of finding a nice soft bed

I just get a sore bill and aching head

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