Monday, December 11, 2017

Tuesday Writings #24

Prompts this week: Rouleau, Pervious, Orphic

Mesmerizing, electrifying, orphic in intent,
Lights twinkling and shimmering,
A rouleau of colour wrapped about the tree 
Pervious to the kitten's intentions
It's unravelling coming soon
©Sheilagh Lee December 11, 2017
Image result for kitten picture under a christmas tree

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Stories Coming Alive

Stories Coming Alive


The light beckoned
Calling gently
To come hither
It was all in my imagination
As I stared at the picture
But the stories called to me
The forest animated
Flourishing with life
Made me feel aware
As if the earth called to me
I walked through the forest
In my mind's eye
A world of wonder
Where fairies dwell
Magical creatures inhabited
Appeared before me
For an hour
Then for all time
As I took up my pen
The tales came alive
©Sheilagh Lee December 6, 2017



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday's Writing #No 23~ Wonder

Prompts: this week:  Treasuredbittersweet anticipation 

Wonder

The wonder of Santa Claus
Seen through children’s eyes
Brings back treasured memories
Of Christmases long ago
The anticipation of Christmas morning
The family gathering too
Seen through rose-coloured glasses
The bittersweet remembrance
Siblings gone too soon
Of parents gone too
Forgotten for a moment
Lost in the anticipation
Of the celebration

So long ago
©Sheilagh Lee December 5, 2017


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel 
At my lowest point
My heart broken
My spirit shattered
My body’s existence in danger
You came to me
I felt your hands
Take mine, lending strength
When I had no legs to stand
I felt you lift me up
I felt your love
Telling me
You can beat this too
I took those gifts
I soldiered on
I beat that cancer
But never forgot
You were the reason

I won
©Sheilagh Lee November 30, 2017

Tuesday Writings No.22-Ginger Plague

Prompts this week:Prickles, taste, hives  

Ginger Plague
At Christmastide
The smell of ginger
Is in the air
I love the taste but it hates me
Ginger gives me
More than hives
My throat prickles
Making it hard to soon breathe
My epi-pen I’ll soon need
Thank goodness for modern science
When every corner I turn
There’s ginger cookies
Ginger drinks hot and cold
Ornaments and gingerbread houses
Displayed proudly you see
Avoidance is impossible
It seems.

                                                                                                ©Sheilagh Lee November 30, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday's Writing #No 21- Not to be Denied

Prompts this week:  Pretentious, Femoir, Integrity





Definitions below:

pretentiousadjective

  1. attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.


    "a pretentious literary device"


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  2.                                femoir - noun (is a new word currently being debated as added to dictionary)

    a book or other piece of writing based on a female writer’s personal knowledge and experiences, 
  3. written from a feminist viewpoint

                              Integrity-noun

the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.


  1. "he is known to be a man of integrity"



  2. the state of being whole and undivided.


    "upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty"
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                             Not to be Denied

Pretentious people
Femoir, fake news
Are the cries
But the truth is
Those with integrity
Will not be denied
Admitting wrong doing
Taking their lumps
We forgive those
Who want to change

Condemning those who don’t

©Sheilagh Lee November 21, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I remember

It seems a million years ago
Or just yesterday
I’m conflicted you see
For I miss you just the same
As I did the day you left us
Taking your last breath
And with it a piece of our hearts 

I remember you everyday
Wanting to pick up the phone
And hear your voice
Just one more time

I wish you could see
The accomplishments your kids
And grandkids have achieved
Because of your teachings
We strive for success
And succeed doing our best
You taught so many things
But the most important things
Taught were to love life
Love family, be happy even
When times are tough
For with family
We can weather any storm
Happiness is at our call
Love you Mom
Now and always

Happy Birthday
©Sheilagh Lee November 15, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday's Writing #No 20~Speak out

Prompts this week:  Urban, Pneumatic, Fortitudinous


People complain about urban decay
That blights the landscape
It’s nothing compared to the damage
Done by hurricanes, tornadoes
Extreme weather and the like
Pneumatic drills fracking
Causing earthquakes
How we are spoiling our planet
In our extreme greed
Someone must be fortitudinous enough
To act, speak out protest
These desecrations before it’s too late
©Sheilagh Lee November 14, 2017

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

In Memories~Lest We Forget~ Tuesday Writings No#19



In Memories~Lest We Forget






In memories they live
Black and white pictures
Faded and worn
Of days gone by
Proudly going off to war
Smiling and mugging for the cameras
Seemingly unaware of what they'd face
But their bravery
Determination and resilience
In the face of tyranny
Hardship and slaughter
Must be remembered
Must never be forgotten
For those young men and women
Fought to protect and preserve
Your rights and freedom
Lest we forget
©Sheilagh Lee November 7, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tuesday's Writings -#18- Actor



Tuesday's Writings -#18- Actor 



Prompts this week: eminent, delusion, aggravate

An eminent person
An actor renowned
A fall from grace
It was our delusion
That he was different
But isn’t it funny
How it aggravates
That we thought we knew him well
When people knew

Spoke out, but no one heard?
But he is an actor after all
©Sheilagh Lee November 2, 2017