Here are the rules for the Golden Shovel:
Take a line (or lines) from a poem you admire.
Use each word in the line (or lines) as an end word in your poem.
Keep the end words in order.
Give credit to the poet who originally wrote the line (or lines).
The new poem does not have to be about the same subject as the poem that offers the end words.
If you pull a line with six words, your poem would be six lines long. If you pull a stanza with 24 words, your poem would be 24 lines long. And so on.
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
I love you unconditionally that’s ALL
There is to say, till the end of time THAT
I know and stick to it, because we are a WE
Have been inseparable, can you not SEE
I’ll try to climb the highest mountain OR
Swim the deepest sea just for you or they SEEM
Like we have our own definition of what love IS
Right? As all the problem or challenge we can BUT
As long as we’re in the same group, say team A
For we breathe the same air, a lovely DREAM
That was, we’ll always be true to what’s WITHIN
Our hearts, to be honest to each other and A
Promise we’ll keep for the rest of our DREAM
For: Daily Word Prompt 162 “Gold”
Luningning always felt that there was something missing from her life. She couldn’t get satisfied or complete, no matter how much she achieved or did. She asked her mother. She knew she was adopted when she was a baby and she loved her new family. They treated her as one of their own and have given her love and acceptance. She asked for the name of her biological mother and the name of the hospital where she was born. To her surprise, there were two baby girls born from the same woman. She has a twin sister, who was also adopted when the mother died at giving birth to them. She knew then that her twin sister was the missing part of her life. She asked the hospital for some information, on how she could look for the people who adopted her twin sister. After thoroughly searching and asking around, she managed to find the name of the woman who adopted her twin sister.
She wrote a letter to Mrs. Josepha Delos Santos and told her about her story and how she’s just found out that she has a twin sister and would like to meet her. Josepha wrote back telling her about Tala, her adopted daughter. She didn’t know that Tala has a twin; had she known that, she’d have adopted the two of them because she didn’t want them to be separated. She’d like to meet Luningning and she’d tell Tala about her and their story. So when Luningning went to their house, Tala opened the door and they both saw a mirror image of themselves. They knew then that their lives would be complete now, seeing and meeting their long lost twin sister.
For: Daily Word Prompt 122 “Family”
Adventurous as she was, she walked further and further from her friends
They have agreed to hike the Black Forest and other places at the weekends
Looking at all the exotic plants and trees, she didn’t noticed she’s getting lost
And that she’s moving around going back and forth and the paths crisscrossed
By the time it was getting dark, she didn’t know what to do, how to get help
She bumped into something mossy and spooky, that’s when she uttered a yelp
Only silence in that eerie place, she’s imagining a lot of different scenario
Will she be killed by bears, will she die like a saint, this is what she foreknow
She waits; such tight corner she has entered and she doesn’t seem to get out
For: Daily Word Prompt 114 “Forest”
Under the palm tree
Swaying leaves by the sea
The moon greets us with a smile
We can walk in the isle
Birds and owls humming
I’m your queen, you’re my king
Midnight sun or polar night?
With you everything’s bright
Summer solstice is here
Let’s greet it with a cheer
For: Daily Word Prompt 113 “Summer”
“Valour is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
“At the end of another long day, and too many more ahead to even think about about, Sam took a moment to gather his thoughts.”
He yearned for peace in his waking hours. The flames were still bright red. Burning for safety. Pebbles rolled along the cliffs and soft sedimentary rocks had eroded away. Sam bent to touch the clay beneath his feet. Gathering his thoughts, he remembered his friends who were injured and those who didn’t come back alive. Numerous friends and comrades who had shown great valour and courage during the war. He knew that the war was over but the cost to people in human suffering was immeasurable.
For: Daily Word Prompt 97 “Peace”
Assuring, loving, clinging
With love, entwine myself around
Holding on, clutching, hugging
For: Daily Word Prompt 96 “Embrace”
Bangkok Flower Market (Pak Klong Talad) is the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok. The market has all kinds of popular flowers and flora-related items, including roses, forget me nots, orchids, lilies and more. Most of them sold in packs of 50 or 100 flowers in each, and prices are amazingly cheap.
For: Daily Word Prompt 84 “Market”