Friday, March 18, 2011

Weekly Wordzzle - a Story and a Poem - Score!



Well, I missed last week (and maybe the week before? I don't remember), but I'm back with some gems this week. Really! Well, maybe not, but I thoroughly enjoyed writing them, so that's the important thing. It's my blog - I can have fun if I want to!

Words for the mini: organism, energy, harmonica, calibration, spread your wings and fly

Spread your wings and fly,” sang the man with the harmonica. He followed me with his eyes as I crossed the street. The energy of the moment was all wrong – I felt that he wasn’t really a street corner musician. He didn’t even once put his lips to the harmonica. Although he did have a lovely voice. Had the Organism recruited a balladeer to monitor my comings and goings? It didn’t matter – today was my last day in this Godforsaken city. The calibration of my equipment would be completed in a matter of hours.

Abruptly, the music ended. I turned to see that the corner was empty except for a harmonica in the street. And knew that I would not be leaving the city this day.


Word for the 10-worder: wanderlust, wisdom, popcorn, hearts and flowers, melting snow, bank account, chapter, painting, politics, imagination

I used to think I
had the wanderlust.
I thought I needed
to see the painting
and live the chapter -
and leave nothing
to my imagination.
No spectator, popping
popcorn into my
sedentary mouth,
I would live on
melting snow,
accepting
hearts and flowers
as my due.
But the politics
of a balanced
bank account
showed me the
wisdom of home
and the charm
of a library card.

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6 comments:

  1. Score! is right! Way to go with your wordzzles. Sorry to be absent this week. When I don't blog I tend not to make the circuit. Bad girl!

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  2. oh my goodness..great ones
    especially the poem...
    I'm going to put that one in my journal if you don't mind...I liked it so much
    But I still do have wanderlust coursing through my veins..;)

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  3. Your story kinda gave me goosebumps. As in, "Is the Bug a Terminator sent from another plant? Am I being watched, too?" Oh my, well done!

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  4. I love both of these, though I want more of your first little story. I love your poem, especially the last 7 lines (Politics... library card.). Well done. Glad to have company again this week. Wordzzles has gotten lonely. Mine are posted now.

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  5. I liked the first the best. I tried writing something for the challege, but its really not that easy. Maybe next week I'll try again becore I read what others have done. (less pressure to messure up.)

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  6. These ARE gems! I want a continuation of the first story though, you CANNOT just leave it there!

    You poem was a corker - I love the ending. "The charm of a library card" is such an effective way of symobolising all that's stable and conventional - bravo!

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