The Painted Dog

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Gypsie’s Wonderful World of Words

Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge:02/15/2022

by Stine Writing

By Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris

In response to picture prompt provided by Stein Writing

Today’s Prompt

Look at me so pretty and proud

painted up like a Valentines clown.

My tiny owners, one, two and three,

felt the need to decorate me.

Why do they fuss why do they yell?

Adults their words do not impel,

my tiny owners to do their bidding

Their tone of voice so forbidding.

But that was then and this is now

I am their pet not yours anyhow.

So if they want to paint my face,

dress me up or run a race.

Its all ok alright with me,

it makes them happy can’t you see?

Let them paint me like a clown,

so their frowns turn upside down.

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Simply 6 Minutes: 15th February

Di’s silly take on the picture this week.


Christine is our hostess for the Simply 6 Minutes photo challenge.
Great choice again this week.
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The things we do for love.
This is not exactly my best side, but you should see what they’ve done on the other.
At least they left my face alone and I’m not sporting a jeweled eye patch.
Yeah, I know. My eyes are different colours. It happens, but doesn’t detract from the real me.
Maybe I’m a bit on the thin side, but then I’m young and they want me to attract a mate.
That is all new to me and I’m not sure I’m going to like it.
Is this what they call pawplay?
I’d rather be running in the fields chasing crows or frisbees.
Wonder if he’s going to be painted with ribbons and bows?
Or maybe bones and biscuits. Now that could be interesting, and I promise…

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Simply Six Minutes

FOWC with Fandango — Help

Fandango hosts the daily one word challenge. Join in here

Help me, help me
I heard him cry
as I went driving through
a town that seemed
to open doors
to people that they knew
but there he was
on a small bike
as fast as he could go
but he seemed fine
and I was late
and that was all I know.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Word of the Day Challenge

Cyranny is the host of Word of the Day.

Todays word is Crash

The Bird

Out on the road there was a crash
a real loud noise I heard
It seems a truck was full of trash
and the poor thing hit a bird.

The bird went down to the hot dirt
but looked up seeming fine
The trashman seemed like he was hurt
but he’d been drinking wine.

The police came there and took the guy
to jail ’cause he was drunk
The bird was up and started to fly
avoiding the trashman’s trunk.

So now the bird has little eggs
that babies they will hatch
and trashman has his shackled legs
the drunk police did catch.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Photo Challenge #403

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie (MLMM) hosts the photo challenge. Check it out here

Sacred Memory

Piled high upon the ground
stones of life, make no sound
left alone to mark the spot
Keep your space when you cannot

Leave them here to show you came
No need to mark or leave your name
The pile stays for years to come
Someone else may leave you some.

Alone someday you will return
to see the place memories burn
And there they are to your surprise
The sacred stones before your eyes.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Armchair Rookie

GC and Sue W host Weekly Prompts Wednesday. Find the challenge here

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My first husband was Bob. We met back in 1994 and were married until his passing in 2018. It must have been only a day or two after we met that he brought me to his friends house to watch Sunday football. All the guys sat and watched the game while all the gals sat in the kitchen chatting and carrying happily. I didn’t fit in either spot because I didn’t know anyone, not even Bob to be honest. Anyhow, the gals announced the food was ready and Bob asked if I wanted a hot dog. I said sure and sat patiently. He came back with a hot dog with only mustard on it, handing it to me with a smile. I hated mustard! Well, long story short, I didn’t want to say anything so I ate it all. Now, I actually love mustard on many foods including hamburgers, hotdogs, and pretzels.

My second husband is David. We met in 2018 and got married this year, in September. When we first met he came over to my house and because he liked football so much, we decided to sit and watch it together. Now, I have watched the game since I was a kid but never really understood all the rules and honestly stopped watching it when all there were were “flags on the play”! I didn’t really know David that well yet and he told me how much he loved the game. He had told me some of his other interests and I remember thinking, “yeah, so you are also a football expert?”, although I didn’t say that. Hahaha, jokes on me. He knows all the rules, he is familiar with teams and their history, the coaches and even their names!

So, two long stories lead to one conclusion…I married football lovers but luckily neither are or have ever been in overstuffed armchairs with empty cans and cartons screaming at a screen. Not sure if that qualifies as an armchair rookie or not.