Humor, Best Medicine (3TC)

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/08/29/three-things-challenge-m70/

Prompt words:  giggle, silly, infectious

Some days she giggles

When tired, she’s often silly

Laughter’s infectious…

She’s surrounded by folks who

Know best medicine’s Humor

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

“A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing ~ ” Proverbs 17:22, Amplified Bible

Not ‘Cabbages and Kings’ Again

“The time has come,’ the Walrus said,
      To talk of many things…
      Of cabbages — and kings”
Lewis Carroll, The Walrus & the Carpenter

~~*~~

Let us not speak

Of cabbages and kings

One merely green

The other rarely seen

I can’t enjoy this repast, nor

Your consuming celeb trivia

Do look beyond latest trend

All the glitz of social media…

For, there are challenges

Which must be resolved

World problems to solve

Post-haste, without fail

However feasible

Surely not unreasonable…

Something of genius

A genuine plan

Nothing subversive

No, sparkling, creative!

Shall we ponder, dear

Discuss those things?

And pray—if we expect

To continue living.

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2022/08/20/cabbages/

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The Still Breeze

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2022/08/27/opposing-forces-saturday-mix-27-august-2022/

Not sure I met the criteria for “opposing forces”…but I gave it a whirl😉

The still breeze blew both

East, west at once…odd, even

To foreigners, friends

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

Pilgrim of The Way

Buffeted some days

Pilgrim in this foreign land…

Qualifications

Have I none, but of The Way

Soul is ardent follower—

The Shepherd leads me

Onward, places undefined…

Faith, trust built stronger

With every step, mile we gain

His Presence ever remains

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2022/08/26/buffet/

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https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2022/08/22/qualification/

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Cotton and Blood

https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/08/26/micro-season-the-cotton-lint-opens/

Our friend, Mark S, offers another haiku prompt, “Cotton”.  This guy knows just about Everything, I’m convinced.  If you haven’t visited his blog, you’re missing out!  Click the link to meet him—and learn something!

And now my haiku/senryu:

Cotton blossoms white

Raw pickers’ hands drip scarlet

Blood of servitude

~

Sharp bolls cut meanly

Back breaking labor, long days

Sing of “Promised Land”

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

Laughs Exceed Tears (3TC)

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/08/27/three-things-challenge-m68/

Prompt words: amuse, funny, laugh

Next month I turn 70—this poem is partial testimony of what The Almighty God has done in my life by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.  Color me glad and grateful!

Days without humor

Heart can’t count, too numerous

Now laughs exceed tears

Life, people often amuse

Most, unwittingly funny

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

Branch of Greed

Upon branch of greed

Springs leafy fruit, yet worthless

Shoddy soul poisoned

By pride, self-aggrandizement

Pathetic casualty

Consequences due…

Dearth of selflessness

Will work to heart’s detriment

Initial gains lost

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/08/25/three-things-challenge-m66/

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Meeting the Bar (dVerse poets) Ghost-Love

(author’s image)

https://dversepoets.com/2022/08/25/mtb-vertical-lines-of-kisses/

This is one fabulous prompt hosted by Laura Bloomsbury!  I won’t copy all the instructions—you can click the link above and get the whole enchilada. 

In brief, you choose one option of the poetry lines given by the host, and write a poem wherein every word of that line becomes the first word of each successive line in your poem.  Your lines must follow the order of the chosen prompt line.  (Although the host indicated a preference for at least 2 stanzas…I felt my poem only needed one.)

This is the line I chose, by Michael Drayton…with poem to follow:

“Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part”

~~♥~~

Since delusion could serve me no more

There’s reality’s burden to contend with (stones/ashes)

No reciprocation of love…innocent, undemanding; and

Help was unhelpful, bramble’d path heart endlessly walked…

Come away with me anyway, you’re now ghost unfettered

Let us meet on equal realm…and finally, let

Us embrace, be a-whirl ‘mid deferred passion…

Kiss the breath I breathe while restless sleeping

And whisper words withheld sore-long…my Love

Part from me not, nor ever again!

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

The Sky Leans (Twiglet 293)

https://thetwiglets.wordpress.com/2022/08/23/twiglet-293/

Prompt: The sky leans

The sky leans

This way, that

Eavesdropping on

Conversations below—

Lovers breaking up

Making up…

Children whispering

Secrets…strange

Goings on at home…

Elderly couple

Shuffles slow, speaks

Of how it used to be

Kids now grown, gone…

Young man mumbles

To himself, wonders

How he lost his way…

A woman babbles

To her toddler, she

Has no one else…

The sky leans

Heart clouds filled

All its seen, heard

Sky leans a little

Closer to Heaven

Angels descend

One by one, then

2, 3, winging down

Messages, miracles

On their way…

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.