Thursday Inspiration — Wine and Roses

You gave me a diamond
And a bottle of fine wine
When what I really wanted
Was a cultured pearl, a rose
And much more of your time

Written for Jim Adams’ Thursday Inspiration prompt, which I’m responding to using the prompt word “pearl,” and the above picture. I’m also featuring the song, “The Days of Wine and Roses,” written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, and performed by Andy Williams.

#WDYS — Indecisive

Is this the right path?
The one I should follow?
Will it lead me where I want to go?
Or does it lead to oblivion?

Should I continue down this path?
Or turn around and retrace my steps?
What lies ahead is unknown
What lies behind is familiar

Is it time to move on?
Or time to stay put?
Is it time to risk it all
Or to play it safe?

Why is it so hard?
Why can’t I decide?
Between what lies ahead
And what I left behind

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. Photo credit: Free Photo.

Wednesday Thoughts — Keep the Mother Rolling

Jim Adams has a new prompt he’s calling Wednesday Thoughts. (Yes, I know it’s Thursday and I’m a day late. Sue me.)

In this prompt, Jim is giving us a title to his post and then is asking us to share what we think about the title, which this week is “Keep the Mother Rolling.”

Here’s what I came up with:

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Their mother went with them
Because she felt she oughta

She didn’t trust her kids
To ever do anything right
So she followed them
Never letting them out of her sight

Jack and Jill grew very resentful
Of being under the watchful eye
Of their overbearing mother
They decided that they had to try

To stop being oppressed by that woman
And being punished for all of their toiling
So at the top of the hill they did her in
And down the hill they had to
Keep their mother rolling

FOWC with Fandango — Machine


It’s May 26, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “machine.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. Show them some love.