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Colleen’s Poetry Challenge No. 136 Photo Prompt – Sweet Memories

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge has a new feature. For the middle of the month challenge it’s a photo prompt!

 

Sweet Memories

 

For sentimental reason, I still keep many pieces of projects my daughter made. I have a flower pot she decorated when she was in 5th grade. It is sitting on a round glass top table between two chairs in the front patio. I like to sit in the front porch to drink coffee in the morning. The flower pot reminds me of the things we did together when she was growing up.

Kids are grown and gone

Keeping the bikes where they were

Jolly wheels still turned

Muddy feet through door they came

Hungry mouths screamed for cookies

 

 

 

Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge #136 Photo Challenge – Memory

 

 

Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – Personal Preference

Colleen said, “Let’s PLAY with opposites! Here are your two words for this week: Pretty & Ugly.” – Synonyms Only.

Here’s the poem about contrast and personal preference.

 

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Personal Preference

 

Pleasing view to me

Unsightly scene to others

Taste buds are distinct

No worries of sweet or sour

In time, you’ll find lovers

 

 

 

Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – Personal Preference

 

 

 

 

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – Plan and Spend

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, here are your two words for this week: Plan & Spend

HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!

 

 

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Crossroad

 

Travel from afar

Crossroad fast approaching

No choice not to choose

Courage needed to decide

To risk promise of unknown

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #133 – Plan & spend

 

 

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – Vigor & Energy

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge this week, the prompt is Vigor and Energy, Synonyms Only.

I was invited to do a PowerPoint presentation on Thursday, September 22, 2018, to a group of writers and authors. Some members of this group have published many books without many sales. The coordinator of this group asked me to demonstrate how to create a blog as part of networking and promotion of their books.

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In addition to the process of creating a blog, I included some websites from WordPress and some blogs provide blogging tips and support, networking, and promotion. These blogs have been a personal help to me. I was able to answer their questions regarding the following blogs.

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – 100th Challenge

Congratulations to Colleen’s 100th Challenge celebration! As a special treat, she gave everyone to pick their own words this week.

This Tanka is about my baby hummingbird which was born in my backyard in June 2018. I took photos of five days before he started flying. Here are the first post and the second post about the baby hummingbird.

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Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge – Change & Defy

This week Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 99, the prompt words are “Change & Defy,” #SynonymsOnly

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The cold in winter

calls the Mother Earth to shift,

holds energy, to

bring forth life and beauty

in the wake of sunny spring.

Life is likea cup of tea

 

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, “Change & Defy” #SynonymsOnly

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge: ENCHANT & SHAPE

The prompt words for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 81 are ENCHANT & SHAPE, Synonyms Only. In this Tanka, I use Charming for Enchant and Physique for Shape.

Life is likea cup of tea

Physique charming

Words flattering, smile so sweet

Like bees to honey

Appearance masks his deceit

His winning is others grief

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 81, ENCHANT & SHAPE, #SynonymsOnly

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