Your Daily Word Prompt: peculiar


Things that are weird 
Things that are strange 
Things on the prairie  
Things home on the range. 

Things at a party 
Things at a game 
Things at a school house 
Some peculiar kids name.  

One family loves it 
One that just won’t  
One couples ideas 
One time you’re told “don’t”. 

How do you manage? 
How do you stay? 
How do you deal with 
Weird things people say? 

FOWC with Fandango: Plant

Once upon a time there was a boy who wanted to grow a beanstalk. He decided to research all of the things he would need to make sure his plant was healthy and grew as much as it could. The boy did his research and bought all of the materials he needed. He set up his planting area and tended to his planting. The beanstalk grew and grew. When it was almost big enough for him to climb, the giant came and chopped that beanstalk down. The boy was crushed. He cried and cried. All of his work, wasted!

The giant, who had learned about the beanstalk that was being grown, found the idea of this beanstalk atrocious! Without even thinking he went and he cut that beanstalk down. He didn’t think about the time the boy had put into planning his growing. The giant didn’t think of the pride that went along with the growth of the beanstalk. The giant hadn’t been thinking and unfortunately didn’t have anyone he could talk to. This led to what he did. He cut that beanstalk down.

Now the boy has moved on but the giant continues to cry. He is sad that the boy was upset. He is sad that the boy has gone away. He is sad he didn’t think first about what he was doing before making such a rash decision. The giant lives with this and because the boy has gone away, the giant is afraid that he will have to live with this sorrow forever.

Perhaps someday the giant can forgive himself for what he had done. Would you forgive him?

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #55

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Below the great oak tree 

Below the great oak tree 

I find all my dreams 

Thinking of futures  

And what it all means. 

What will I do now? 

Where will I go? 

How do I decide? 

How will I know? 

I wait for some sign 

From the man up above 

And hope that I live  

On hope, joy and love. 

I try to stay living 

In a positive way 

Although my life’s path 

Has gone quite astray.  

With my friend and my daughter 

Together we drive 

To live a life perfect 

For the ones still alive.  

Prompt Poetry

When I was younger, I went to school to become smart. I thought that getting smart was a rite of passage and that no one had to worry, it would happen. School was not hard for me, my body seemed to absorb knowledge, and offered me an oasis in a socially demanding environment. Now as an adult I wonder where they all are, all the kids that went to school with me. Did they get smart? Did they find it or did it find them? What about those who didn’t care? Do they care now?  

3TC; Body, School, Hard 

RDP; Passage 

Word of the day Challenge; Oasis 

What do you see? #5

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For a guy 

As I sit, I wonder why 
I let my life go for a guy. 
I look at love and do not see 
A man who wants to comfort me. 
I must move on in my own space 
Thinking not of time nor place 
Of meeting with the next man there 
For my relations I don’t care.  

As I sit, I look around 
I wonder where I can be found. 
Hidden here in a secret gloom 
I left him in the hotel room.  
I ran so fast I could not see 
The rain nor fog that followed me. 
So now I’m here in a new, fresh day 
Wishing my love and his could stay.  

FOWC with Fandango: wage

I’m Sorry 

Once when I was younger 

I had a special job. 

My job was to remember  

Not to be a snob. 

I tried so hard to hide it, 

That cocky attitude. 

I found myself relentless, 

Selfish, mean, and rude. 

I want to change my ways now 

So that I can feel more free 

I want to say I’m sorry  

Not for my sake, not for me. 

I want to say I’m sorry  

I know it was real hard 

Whether working for small wages 

Or just coming to my yard.  

I want to say I love you  

No matter what you do or say. 

I will try hard to remember this  

today will be your day.