Overall, the preponderance of what I write on WP is poetry or my attempt at free verse poetry anyway. But there are times when I get tripped up by a prompt word that in no way would flow with any kind of a poetic tempo. This is one of those times so I will thank Fandango for the challenge and politely decline to find a poetic entry to this one. Let’s move on… the one from this morning looks a little easier. I think I can work with it … stay tuned to find out!
This was my sad attempt at Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – preponderance
Hello everyone… here I am stuck on another prompt. Well, I can’t exactly say I am stuck. I only have one thought in my head, and it just keeps repeating with no new direction I can run with it. So, here I am to tell you, I saw a bumper sticker once that said, “My karma ran over your dogma.” I know what you’re thinking, “But the word you should be working on is not dogma it is dogmatic. Can’t say that I have ever uttered a sentence with that word in it.
I could always take another route and mention the movie Dogma… but here again that is only the root word and I have only seen the movie once a LONG time ago. So much for idea number two!
Looking for quotes gave me a strike three and I am out… which reminds me. Did any of you watch the Field of Dreams baseball game this week? Pretty cool they way it all happened. Never thought I would hear a baseball game where the commentator said the ball went into the corn field. Never thought I would be able to watch (on TV only) a live MLB game from within the state.
Now that I have explained what I am not going to do. I will finish this and post it as I am nodding off writing it. I hope you go into the new week with positive thoughts and lots of hope.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – dogmatic
That is an interesting thought to ponder… a happy poet. I do feel I tend to write better poems when I am dealing with an open wound so to speak. My hurt and pain seem to bleed right onto the page. But when it is a happy day, it seems harder to produce a sunshine and roses poem that doesn’t seem forced.
I have had my share of pain in the past and as I age there is definitely more loss in my life. These all carry strong emotions and are easier to get on paper. Having dealt with depression for many years, I find the joys just aren’t as high as the lows are deep.
So maybe there is a little truth to this quote. What do you think, can you be a happy poet?
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – oxymoron
This one has me stumped. I have tried poems and stories and I don’t like where any of them are headed. Maybe I am just having a lackadaisical day after a busy week of doctor’s appointments and pool therapy. My flare is finally starting to wan a bit, not gone but better. The pain, fatigue and depression really can wear me out and zap my enthusiasm.
But I am still determined to get caught up within a day or two by the end of the month. So I hope to post at least twice a day and I can get back on track. I hope all of you readers in the United States have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Thanks for having patience with me!
It has been a little while, but Fandango has done it again. Sent me to the Great Google Gods of the internet to decipher another word. And even with the definition from the Oxford Dictionary all I can pull out of my head was an episode of the old TV show Growing Pain. The oldest daughter Carol is a smart kid and trying to impress a teacher fills a paper with all sorts of mile long words. The teacher is not impressed and gives her a bad grade saying it was too much. After an argument from Carol, I will never forget the teacher’s line was “(it was) replete with stinkiosity.” In other words, it was pedantic.
Sorry, that is all I’ve got today. Maybe the next post will trigger something worthwhile. Have a great weekend everyone! (((HUGS)))
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – pedantic
It is going to be a busy September. I have seven PT sessions scheduled, five doctor visits and an MRI all on my plate for the month. It also happens to be my daughter and niece’s birthdays this month. AND… I am my niece’s driver since she has no interest in driving and I have two appointments to take her too as well. Makes me tired just writing it all out.
The one good thing is it looks as if there will be a little college football to follow. I haven’t really paid attention to know if pro ball is happening. But one of the teams I follow is scheduled to have their first game next week.
I want to get my med change settled out. Maybe reduce it or something because I am SO TIRED all the time with the new meds. … that is one of the doctors that I am seeing this month.
Before I finish up, I wanted to thank Fandango for sticking with this challenge. I know he has been struggling with the new block editor… THANKS for giving me inspiration to write. I just wish it hadn’t taken me so long to finish it. (Damn pills!) It has been fun though!
In addition I want to take a moment to thank those whose blogs I read that inspire me everyday. Those who take the time to comment on my writing – whether good or bad I want to know what you think. And even those who just drop by to read occasionally instead of following. You all make my day!
I write anywhere and everywhere. I always have paper with me or my notepad on my phone. But for my blogging time I am always in my recliner with my laptop. Usually a cat laying somewhere on the chair or me. I have something to drink close by. Often a music channel on for background inspiration and any notes I have made up to the time of writing. A lot of my writing comes to me in a rush. Then I edit. On a few rare occasions I have written and felt it needed no rewrites, but that doesn’t happen often. And I am probably wrong about it not needing the editing done to it, but I like it or I don’t publish. Speaking of publishing… it is that time. And off to the next word prompt.
(This is a rare picture of me… I feel a little like the neighbor Wilson on Home Improvement with something always hiding my face. I really do hate to have my picture taken. But this picture makes me smile… sadly the middle cat is gone and the top cat is very sick but they are all in my heart)