Loyal – Daily Prompt


he leads
has pure deeds
to the dance floor
girls wear their tweed and beads
he doesn’t mind as girls swoon o’er
they tend to think of him as their amour
and like a gentleman, he graciously behaves
loyal to one, not a conquistador
not even a provocateur
he doesn’t do misdeeds
just dance, no more
he’s got creeds
good breed

* The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but unlike an ethere, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba. This poetry form may be written on any subject matter and looks best center aligned in a diamond shape.

The Diatelle form was created by Bradley Vrooman.

For: Loyal, Poetry Prompts – Tapping into Your Creative Mind


Other “loyal” posts:
Daily Prompt: Loyal to who?
Six-word story: Loyal

Ascend – Daily Prompt

Knock, knock, grapes from the vine
Shine a light, make a brine, that’s fine
Making wine as the grapes burst
One way to quench our thirst
Knock, knock, grapes from the vine
Shine a light, make a brine, that’s fine

The nightingales sing on the temple
On top of the apple tree as they circle
Babes in the woods, cooling by the shade
Laughing as they played and swayed
The nightingales sing on the temple
On top of the apple tree as they circle

Putting salt on the grapes, that’s a no
He’s got an afro hair, that’s a whoa
Prickly heat, well, definitely an ouch
Stand straight, don’t slouch
Putting salt on the grapes, that’s a no
He’s got an afro hair, that’s a whoa

Knock, knock are you there?
I’m here sitting on a chair
Ascend the clouds with the bird
What we said can’t be heard
Knock, knock are you there?
I’m here sitting on a chair

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Believe – Daily Prompt


“Ladies and gentlemen, we’ll be landing in half an hour. So please fasten your seatbelts, put your chair in an upright position and secure all baggage underneath your seat or in the overhead compartments…Enjoy the rest of the flight.” That was the captain speaking. Luzviminda could hardly contain herself. She was coming back home after four years of being away from everyone. She left a girl, now she was coming back a well travelled lady and a fiancée. She couldn’t believe all the experience she had in those four years.

After college Luzviminda was lucky enough to be invited by her aunt to travel to France and stay with them. It was in the winter and she could still remember the delight of first seeing snow. She asked her aunt to take a photo of her and sent it to her family. France is totally different from her country and she had to learn fast. She had to learn French to start with, so she watched all comedy shows and cartoons and tried to learn the language. She also started looking for a job. It wasn’t easy but she persevered. Luckily, she managed to get a job in one of the Consulates in Geneva. Her knowledge of English got her the job, as she was doing the English correspondence, while the others were doing the French and the Amharic ones. She loved that experience.

Then, after a while, she applied to do an apprenticeship in one of Germany’s chemical company. Actually, she applied to hundreds of companies in Europe. That was one determined lady! She was accepted to do the apprenticeship in the Inorganic Department. There, she met her future husband. After six months, they had to part their ways, as he had to go back to finish his studies and Luzviminda decided to visit her father in the USA.

In America, Luzviminda found a job in a Cosmetic Company, doing the Accounts Payable. They loved her there and were impressed with her ability to learn the job well and precise. The future husband followed her there and spent summer with her. They decided to get married in the UK in a year’s time. So Luzviminda decided to go back home and informed her mother and siblings.

“I can’t wait to tell them about my experiences. I can’t wait to see them all again. Life has been good to me. And now before I start a new life, I’d like to go home first, say thanks for everything that happened and get my Mother’s blessing. Half an hour more and I’ll be home!”

For: Believe

Fashionable – Daily Prompt

Shop till I drop is my guilty pleasure
Shoes and bags and anything fashionable
Should I be at fault or think to be pure?
A nice cappuccino when feeling all a jumble.

Or a cup of tea in a fine bone china cup
Fling into the sky like all so many figs
Fill to the edge with milk, fill up my cup
Dancing many zumbas, many latins, many jigs.

Taking photos is also on my list of pleasure
It goes well with travelling and cycling
My heart moans with hyper activated pleasure
And nothing else could stop me from trying.

For: Fashionable

Other “fashionable” posts:
Late People
Daily Prompt:  Fashionable
The Daily Prompt – Fashionable!

Deny – Daily Prompt


Mirror, mirror on the wall
Is it possible for a cure-all?
Tell me what I want to hear
We compare life to a sphere
That I am beautiful and fair
And I wear my hair with flair
That I am whole and not broken
In every game, not lost but always won
That I see the world in my tinted glasses
Always favourable in different matches

Hang on a minute, my dear
I’m not here to cheer but to clear
Don’t disillusion yourself
With variety, life is like a bookshelf
For in this world life’s not fair
You’ve got to see it fair and square
Accept it for what it’s worth
We are all worthy on this earth
And not try to alter as we please
In our minds, we’re all beauties
Not denying what is what
Experience it and not to exit
But accepting things as they are
Not narrow but keep mind ajar

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Launch – Daily Prompt


“As the instructor wrapped up her opening remarks and launched into the first lesson, George frantically paged through the syllabus with a mounting feeling of confusion and dread.”

The syllabus read “…attempts to study how those positions, motions, and properties affect people and events on Earth.” The concept was different to what he was expecting. He thought it’s the study of the universe and its contents outside of Earth’s atmosphere; examining their positions, motions, and properties of celestial objects. “Ah, perhaps we’re still in the early stage,” he assumed. He continued listening to the lecture and didn’t want to intervene. He was getting more and more confused. The instructor was talking about how it’s being used as a pastime and some people consider it as pseudoscience. He couldn’t stand it any longer and raised his hand. “Excuse me, Miss, this is Astronomy class, right?” “I beg your pardon, Mister, you’re in Astrology class!” “Ooops, sorry, I think I’m in the wrong class,” and awkwardly left the classroom, as the rest of the class looked at him.

For: Launch

Other “launch” posts:
Launching Into The Wide World of Messages in Bottles
Introduction then Indoctrination