In Other Words — Analysis Paralysis

I have to gather the information

So I can analyze the implications

I need to examine all the considerations

So I can ponder the ramifications

All before I can make my decision

In other wordsThis post is written for Patricia’s In Other Words prompt from Patricia’s Place. This week’s challenge is to write a story or poem of five or fewer lines using the word “ponder.”


In Other Words — Dress Up

1D4D37D6-D6EF-496D-B226-DA2D59780525Black leather shoes, black socks, and suit of gray

Pressed white shirt, Oxford striped necktie all the way

And then one day I decided to retire

Now I dress down and wear whatever I desire

T-shirts, blue jeans, and sneakers, hooray!

B4FB41F9-9B44-46CC-B6BA-9378D23258EDWritten for Patricia’s Place “In Other Words” prompt. This week, we are to “write a story or poem of five lines or fewer using the word “dress up.”

In Other Words — Keep the Change

BEDB7A78-E2EC-4F72-9443-FEE5937FBB51There are some things about myself I’d like to change.

But change doesn’t come easy for me.

I could chance a making a change

Or I can stay the same.

You can keep the change.

DB342365-BADD-48E0-8BF1-9501E81150D0Written for the “In Other Words” prompt from Patricia’s Place. We are tasked with writing a story or poem of 5 lines or fewer using the word “change.”

Reap What You Sow

203A9AC5-D06F-4F7A-A6FB-0C0C6411176D“Donald, you can’t continue to sow discontent on the American people,” the president’s lawyer told him. “Ultimately you will reap what you sow, and it won’t be pretty.”

“I know what I’m doing, believe me,” the president said. “I’m a very smart person, a genius, a stable genius.”

“All due respect, Mr. President,” the lawyer argued, “even you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.”


Written for the “In Other Words” prompt from Patricia’s Place, where the word is “sow.” We are asked to write a story or poem of five lines or less using the word “sow.” Image credit: Kate Salley Palmer.