Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas and a Safe, Happy and Healthy 2022.

Its Christmas Day and I want to wish you all, every single one of you, a wonderful, healthy and happy Christmas. Be safe and enjoy yourselves. 🎄🎄☃️☃️🥂🥂🎁🎁🌟.

In other news we have had a phone call yesterday afternoon from the Noel Fitzpatrick Oncology Vetinary Hospital to say that Ruby, our old girl, Labrador is doing great and we can take her for short walks and her wound is looking excellent. Hubby and I are now qualified Vets after all the time we’ve spent dressing her wound.

© willowdot21.

So lets all raise a glass in praise of a Happy Christmas for each and everone of us and a happy New Year.

I LOVE YOU ALL .

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 251, #SynonymsOnly or #TasteTheRainbow

©Colleen Chesebro

This week Colleen is trying something new, unfortunately both Pat’s (who was going to supply our two words this month) blogs has disappeared into the blogespher. This is what Colleen has said.

“Pat, (WildChild47) from last month’s challenge choose the two words for this month. 

Her blogs have since been deleted… I’m not sure what happened. But this gave me the opportunity to try something new!

TASTE the Rainbow!

Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay

Write a butterfly cinquain (2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2) and include a color. Remember, colors can be a metaphor for feelings such as someone’s blue when they are sad. Sometimes when we mention a particular flower’s name, it brings the color of the flower to mind. The butterfly cinquain below is a rainbow of flower colors with only one color mentioned. Colors are a great way to show vivid imagery in your poetry.

"The Happiness of Flowers" 

lilacs,
red daylilies,
lily of the valley,
lavender, and delphinium—
flowers
that bring joyfulness to my heart
tending the soil with love,
rainfall awards
new growth

© Colleen M. Chesebro

OR

Use the two words below:

Peddle and Winkle

For the synonyms only poetry challenge, if you write your poem using synonyms, write your poem in the forms defined on the cheat sheet OR from the forms found on Poetscollective.org.

I thought I could combine both options and I have written a Butterfly Cinquain using two colours, red and blue. Also I have used the two given words synonymously. Sell for peddle, and winkle and laughter lines for crinkle. I do hope it has worked and can make us smile.

Golden
I am glowing
As I sell happiness.
My face is a winkle and smile
Spreading
Joy for my wares, my red passion
My wings spread far and wide
Laughter lines fill
My soul.

© willowdot21

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka.

Just saying 2.

Dean Gold swimming
Scott Silver swimming
Women’s Gymnastics team bronze.
Bronze Dressage Charlotte Dujardin
Triathlon Silver Gorgia Taylor
Brown .
Bianca Walkden Bronze in taekwondo

🥇🥈🥉🥉🥉🥉

Just saying 👍

Chelsie Giles Bronze, Judo
Adam Peaty Gold, Breast Stroke
Tom Pidcock Gold, Mountain biking
Tom Daily and Matt Lee Gold Diving
Lauren Williams Silver Taekwondo
Alex Yee Silver Men’s Triathlon.

💜💜💜💜💜

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 368 GOLD and Swim.

ok so it’s not a real Haiku but you can allow me a little swagger! .

image from The independent

in the swim of things
who would of thought we’d get gold.
Adam Peaty Yea!

🥇🥇🥇🥇

Wordless Wednesday. Pure joy.

© willowdot21

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 220, #POET’SCHOICE

This Tuesday, the day after Easter Monday, is the first of the month so this week it’s poet’s choice..

I chose a Double Etheree to explore the two sides of Easter.

© willowdot21

Three
seasons
In one day.
April through May
Spring, Summer,Autumn.
It’s all so magical .
When you’re hunting Easter Eggs.
In the garden or in the park.
Filling your Egg basket before dark.
Happy Easter Everyone, he’s risen.
He
Died so
We may live.
He washed away
Our sins and for that
We are truly grateful.
Joy to the world we are saved.

He rose and left an empty grave.
No one saw him go but he saved us.
Be blessed he is risen for all of us.

Photo by Italo Melo on Pexels.com

Part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

Happy Thanksgiving 2020.

I send this happy greeting out to all my American friends and readers all over the world who are celebrating Thanksgiving today. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Please say a prayer for those less fortunate out there. In these covid days I hope you are all safe and being sensible. Stay safe and well and protect eachother. I have written in an Acrostic Poem for you all.

Hopefully they travelled
Across the Atlantic Ocean
Praying for safe delivery
Pleased at first sight of land
Yearning for all they had left behind
Thankful to be safely delivered
Hopeful of a brave new world
Aching in soul and body
No one shirked their duties
Kindred spirits they worked together
Spring, Summer and Autumn brought their hardships
Giving thanks to their God
Indians watched them from afar
Vainly struggling in a hostile world
In fear they struggled but
Never giving up they reached harvest
God got them through and they gave thanks.

Photo by Valiphotos on Pexels.com

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Two sides to Valentine.

Two Valentine Poems from different ends of the spectrum. The first one I wrote in 2013 the second I wrote in 2017.

Image from Pixabay

Valentine’s Day.

Beautiful Roses their message plain,

They were oh! so lovely when they came.

Chocolates and champagne too

A handsome way to say “I love you”

Sadly handsome is as handsome does

And no one wants to make a fuss.

But the message seems to fade away

As tempers rise and peace forgets to stay.

The chocolates fly across the room and hit the wall,

The vase smashed, the flowers scattered as they fall.

No good to offer soothing words

The shoutings all that’s heard.

The neighbours turn a deaf ear , “That poor woman must live in fear” .

Only half the tale is known

The neighbours have no idea of what’s happening in this home.

Things get worse she grabs a knife

She’ll put an end to all this strife.

She cuts him once she cuts him twice …

“You need to learn to be more nice”

She whispers with a smile.

He stands there shaking and bleeding all the while.

The police have been called more than once

But she always manages to repel their response.

The truth is, they would not believe

This poor sweet woman is not the one aggrieved.

She carries no marks or bruises. None at all for she is the one who abuses.

Her husband is a patient man

Who tries to please his wife the best he can .

But she cannot be appease.

Nothing he can do makes her pleased.

She swears she loves him she swears it will change

But week after week it is the same.

He will do or say something wrong

And her patience will be gone.

He has tried to leave her tried to go

But she begs and weeps and carries on.

She promised she would get help.

He cannot see any way out

He cowers in the corner as she shouts.

The knife is lying on the floor within his reach ………

Then comes the usual banging at the door.

💜
🌹

Acrostic: Be my Valentine

© willowdot21 2020

Breathtakingly needing

Eros’s arrow pricks

Mixing love potions at this time

You must, you must be mine.

Value added roses and chocolates

All add up to to special dates.

Love encounters special things

Enchanted, petals hearts and fairy rings.

Never knowingly under sold

Treats and treasures gently unfold.

Intimate touches and arousing kisses

Naked passion erupts exploding wishes

Ending in orgasmic joy.

🌹

I do hope everyone had a happy Valentine’s Day. 💜

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