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“Spreading the love…”

Janey over at Cupid or Cats (if you have not met this very funny lady go check her out HERE ) put me on the spot  challenged me and I’m going to attempt to rise to the occasion :).

The challenge is to write ten lines, four words to each line, each containing the word love and nominate ten others to join the challenge.  Sounds pretty simple, right? Right?!


 

Always looking for love

Thought you found love

That love wasn’t True

You mourned love and

tried to “love” you

But what IS love?

What’s love to you?

To ever find love

you must define love

love may find you

~Melanie Thomason


Oh!  And as far as the nominations go…you know I’m a rule breaker soooo..

I nominate YOU!

That’s right, if you are reading this, right now…

you have been challenged to Spread the Love!! Get right on that, will ya?!

 

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vanity (a tanka)

 

Chiara Fersinis

Chiara Fersinis

 

Prideful reflection;

dreading beauty’s brevity,

cursed by Vanity,

her own face is all she sees

a mirror’s introspection

~Melanie Blackwell

 

 

 

 

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Perspective ~(Shadorma)

Rock Garden by Bastet

Rock Garden by Bastet

 

hard, grey rocks 
unforgiving path
or is it 
perspective 
unanticipated joy 
blooms amid the grey  

~Melanie Blackwell

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Purrfect ~Haiku

purring cat in lap

fragrant candle lighting room

peaceful, purrfect night

 

~Melanie Blackwell

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Oasis~Haiku

punctured clouds spilling
May flowers drink greedily


verdant oasis

~Melanie Blackwell

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treasures? (Shadorma- 2 attempts)

 

Take 1

estate sale:

everything must go

priced to move

9 to 5

find your recycled treasures

their loss is your gain

© g.s.koch

Take 2

at first glance

the nude is the find

well placed

distraction

pirate’s trunk: gold and jewels

eye on wrong booty

 

 

~Melanie Blackwell

 

 

 

 

 

http://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/bastets-shadorma-photo-prompts-2/

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gastropod (for Photo prompt Mollusk)

art by Tomoki Hayasaka

art by Tomoki Hayasaka

this

predatory mollusk

leads

a very different life

than a simple garden snail

it comes out

only after dusk

in its shell

it holds a knife

and it hunts

for your trail

unwhetted

by leaf and husk

it needs human blood to stay alive

it will kill us all

without fail

~Melanie Blackwell

 

 

 

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Dammit i’m mad

I ‘m exhausted

in mind and body

( it really shouldn’t be this hard)

our “love” affair

has grown shoddy

I’ve lost the will to fight

that I once had

BUT

Dammit I’m Mad

¤

~Melanie Blackwell

A work of fiction written for Trifecta writing prompt, see below.

This week’s challenge: You’ve got exactly 33 words and one of them must be a palindrome. ( It’s a word or phrase that reads the same forwards and backwards)

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