Daily Post Prompt: Meaningless

MEANINGLESS WORDS Meaningless words are so absurd. The most absurd I’ve ever heard. Now, I don’t mean to be a nerd; And insult I have not inferred. But, really, when I’m quite unstirred By words whose meanings are deferred, My reading seems like riding herd On crazy cattle who’ve been spurred. All sanity and senseContinue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Meaningless”

Daily Post Prompt: Panoply

IRKSOME ASSIGNMENT I must write a post using “panoply.” But I’m stuck and a little confused. For it isn’t a world I use commonly, For with snobb’ry I feel it’s infused. I did look up its definition Just to make sure I wasn’t quite wrong. Now I’m even more sure it’s pretentious, For it’s synonymContinue reading “Daily Post Prompt: Panoply”

Just Call Me ‘Senorita’

I’ve always insisted that words have great power. They can move people to action; they can stop people dead in their tracks; they can hurt and destroy; they can give life and health. Words have power. That truth came home to me anew when I had lunch in a Mexican restaurant today. Another friend andContinue reading “Just Call Me ‘Senorita’”

An Extraordinarily Accommodating Word

  I got to thinking about the word “neck” yesterday, and I suddenly realized – for the first time in my life – what a useful little word it is. One would think that, as a writer, I should have realized the worth of this particular four-letter word before now, considering the fact that soContinue reading “An Extraordinarily Accommodating Word”

Words That Tingle the Tongue

  I sat thinking today about how some words are more enjoyable to say than others. The majority of the words we use are simply tools that get the job done and don’t actually affect us in any kind of personal way. But then there are those wonderful words that literally tingle on our tongueContinue reading “Words That Tingle the Tongue”

100-Word Challenge For Grown Ups – Week 90 — ‘The Written Word’

The prompt this week:   “… the points were sharp …”     The Written Word The quills were ancient. She’d found them locked in a closet of the abby. But the points were sharp, the monks having taken great care of them. Mara sighed.  “Remember, Robert? … Computers and photocopiers?  It was all soContinue reading “100-Word Challenge For Grown Ups – Week 90 — ‘The Written Word’”

NaPoWriMo – Day 15 – A Pantun

Just in case we have new readers who are not familiar withNaPoWriMo, perhaps I should explain again. It’s been a couple weeks since we talked about it in detail. April is National Poetry Month, and Maureen Thorson, in Washington, D. C. hosts a blogsite that invites all poets to participate in a special challenge inContinue reading “NaPoWriMo – Day 15 – A Pantun”

NaPoWriMo Challenge – Day 12 – Saying Things We’d Never Say

Okay the challenge for day 12 is to write a poem “saying only things you’d never say” to some people in your life: parents, lovers, teachers, employers, presidents, corporate execs, etc. Well, here’s what happened when I tried it: THINGS I’D NEVER SAY  I’ve often thought if telling certain people off. Imagined speaking my mindContinue reading “NaPoWriMo Challenge – Day 12 – Saying Things We’d Never Say”

Warning: Watch What You Say!

Words have power. They can inflict wounds that last a lifetime or heal a broken heart. They can soothe a troubled child or ignite a revolution. They can destroy a friendship or kindle the flame of love. In fact, God’s Word says that the very power of life and death is in the words thatContinue reading “Warning: Watch What You Say!”