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 

Ragtag Prompt: rouse

Once upon a time there were two little old people. There was a little old man and his little old wife. The old man and his wife lived in a little old cottage in the woods, surrounded by trees and leaves and birds. The old man would take his basket, leave each morning, and find food for them both. When he got home he would show his wife the food he got and she would cook a good meal. Well, on this day, when the little old man got home he couldn’t find his wife. He looked in the little old bedroom and found her asleep on the bed. He walked toward her, planning on rousing her out of slumber, when he realized she wasn’t sleeping, she had sadly passed away. The little old man took his wife in his arms and prayed to God that she should live in heavenly peace forever.  

RDP Wednesday: Evidence

“May I approach the bench, your Honor?”

“You may.”

“Your Honor, this has not been previously entered into evidence and I ask for a recess until my team can look into the credibility of the witness.”

RDP Friday

Incompetent

When you go to the grocery store and someone in front of you can’t see that their hand is covering the bar code…

When you go to the movie theatre and someone believes their phone is not as annoying when it rings as anyone elses…

When you go out to dinner and the child at the table behind you is screaming because he is hungry and you realize the parents are just waiting for their cocktail to get there before they order…

When you go to customer service to ask a question but the person in front of you got there first and they can’t end their phone conversation even though they are at a counter to talk to a human being…

When you go to McDonalds, order your value meal, see a very large person, and you begin to think in your mind “why would they eat here” and then realize you are eating there too…

When you live in Connecticut and the person in front of you at the market is trying to argue about spending 10 cents for a bag…

When you bring your kid to the park, they get whacked in the head by another little kid, and that mother says that her child has never hit anyone before…

When you are on the highway in the fast lane and the person in front of you is going the minimum…

When that guy doesn’t pick up his own dog’s poop because it is too gross to do that…