Written In Response To:

Patricia’s Place 5 Lines Or Less – In Other Words, ho-hum Challenge – Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less.  Use the picture and/or the word ho-hum as inspiration


It’s 9am and I have already…shredded the toilet paper

And kicked around the litter from my litter box

I left my mark in my mom’s favorite slipper

I tore into the dry food bag and ate till I couldn’t

Sigh…now the rest of the day will just have to be ho-hum.

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In Other Words

Oh Those Temptations – Freestyle Poem

Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Wk #90 – Temptations & Relapse

The “Weekly Tanka Challenge Prompt” is now also a Poetry Prompt Challenge (any form).


Oh lead me not into those temptations
of a sugar-high relapse
for the rush is fierce
but the crash is not

Oh how the sweetness is good at first
but later comes the regretful verse
“why did I do it,” “why did I give in”
as each time it only gets worse

Oh, how I do admire the beauty of those temptations
but no longer use them to heighten my sensations
instead, I now seek the sweetness that is eternal
from the lessons learned through my roller-coaster inferno!