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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge


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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #299 Bright&Fight




I fight with the light

It is never bright enough

Put in a new bulb


Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #300 Grit&Quit




Storm that shows it’s grit

Haboob blowing sand won’t quit

Drifts grow bit by bit


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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge


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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #298 Bay&Play


Today’s words we are prompted to use in a Haiku poem are:

Bay & Play


Loud and mournful sound

A signal for us to play

Basset Hound will bay


This is Maggie, the Basset Hound we used to have. She was with us for many years, and was a wonderful dog. She definitely loved to play, and to bay. 🙂




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American Sentence Poem


American Sentence Poem 🌼

Here’s something new I tried. It is an invented poetry form called the American Sentence,

I found out about it from Paul, another blogger, at this link:

Invented Poetry Forms – The American Sentence

Click the above link to see how it works.

These are my first attempts: Yay or Nay?


Seventeen syllables, all in a row your boat down the sentence stream


Let me get this straight run on sentence like a Haiku but not really


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Final Just Jot It January # 31 – Chaos


Final Just Jot It January # 31 – Chaos

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 31st, 2020


Your prompt for JusJoJan January 31st, 2020, is “chaos.” Use the word “chaos” any way you’d like. Have fun!


This is the final day for Just Jot It January. I’d like to thank Linda G. Hill for hosting this fun challenge each year. I’ve very much enjoyed it. 🙂


Complete disorder and confusion
“I accept chaos. I’m not sure whether it accepts me. ~ Bob Dylan

Chaos is our prompt word. Here are a couple of things I wrote a long time ago.

Chaos is a dog we met –

  • Meeting Chaos was fun. He was a beautiful Great Dane dog. It was at a yard sale block long sale, and Chaos and his owner were out in their front yard. We stopped by to say hi, and meet the friendly dog.

This poem was written in 2014:


Beautiful orb up in the sky

Shining bright, as night goes by.

New, quarter, half, and full,

Tides below, feel your pull.

Only one side do I see…

Reveal your dark side, please, to me.

Maybe some night, turn around…

To the world, you would astound.

Is it possible…could you try?

Would chaos rule…would mad-men cry?


And this chaotic post was the final one for Just Jot It January.

Thank you everyone who stopped by to ‘look – like – comment’. I much appreciate. ❤


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Just Jot It January # 30 – (Un) Finished


Just Jot It January # 30 – (Un) Finished

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 30th, 2020


Today’s prompt comes to us compliments of Lauren. Thank you, Lauren!

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 30th, 2020, is “finished.” Use the word “finished” any way you’d like. Enjoy!


This is a poem I wrote back in 2015.

I was using the rhymed couplets to show peace, and the capitalized middle words to show anger that that after all this time, there is still war. – unceasing and never finished. Also by using words of nature showing how it can be peaceful and lovely days at times, and violent stormy days, too.


blue sky with pink clouds shaped like a wishbone


Quietly, quietly drift the clouds

Far above Earth’s rowdy crowds


Parading stately across the sky

Painting paradise in our eye


Take a moment to gaze above

Fill your senses with peace and love


Imagine floating without a care

Our mortal souls are free up there


Beauty does our eyes behold

Orange, pink, and nature’s gold


Sunrise, sunset, and in between

Starry nights, a moonlit gleam


Dream along, embracing peace

Praying for all war to cease


Pure air inhale, life’s true incense

Live and love your truth…intense…



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Just Jot It January # 21 – Scraggly


Just Jot It January # 21 – Scraggly

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 21st, 2020


Today’s prompt word is brought to us by Cheryl. Thanks, Cheryl. 🙂

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 21st, 2020, is “scraggly.” Use the word “scraggly” any way you’d like. Have fun!



irregular; uneven; jagged.
shaggy; ragged; unkempt.
Fun, Funny, Clown, Silly, Party, Happy
Scraggly Baggly was a mess
The hair on his head grew less and less
His scraggly beard was sketchy and shaggy
The clothes he wore were woefully baggy
Yet still he had a grin on his face
With his teeth in no particular place
For his friends they urged at their behest
To straighten up – a reasonable request
And so in time with lots of work
Scraggly Baggly did not shirk
He turned into a handsome lad
Now all concerned were very glad
By combing his hair, and trimming his beard
It wasn’t as bad as he had feared
His teeth were straightened and shiny white
Now Scraggly looked and felt just right.
~ cartoon photo from Pixabay ~
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Just Jot It January # 19 – Gobbledygook


Just Jot It January # 19 – Gobbledygook

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 19th, 2020


Today’s JusJoJan prompt word is brought to us by Jim. Thank you so much, Jim!

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 19th, 2020, is “gobbledygook.” Use the word “gobbledygook” any way you’d like. Have fun!


gobbledygook – wordy and generally unintelligible jargon


A confused and often pretentious mixture esp. of words…gobbledygook.


I hear your wall of words

They make no sense to me

You sound like a turkey

Making gobbledy

Maybe other birds

Know just what you mean

When you speak your galimatias

I just want to shush the mush

Of which I’m not so keen

So take a page from a dictionary book

Stop talking all that gobbledygook


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A Glow in the Night


A Glow in the Night


I was writing this poem for a poetry challenge, but it turned out too long for that one. I still wanted to post it though, because it expresses my hope, love, and Peace for all.


A Glow in the Night

A glow – a glow

Of Angel wings

Of children’s eyes

For all bright things

A glow about this holy night

A time for silence and delight

I wish you Peace

I wish you Joy

I wish for Love

All girls and boys

I wish you tenderness and toys

A glow in our hearts

Which never departs

For memories bright

May you always hold tight

This glow – a glow

A glow in the night




~photo of night sky and brilliant golden star from Pixabay~


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Christmas Memory # 13 – Christmas Chaos


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For the days up until Christmas I’ll be sharing some short memories of Christmases past that I remember.


Christmas Chaos


Here it is again, my re-posting of a poem I wrote back in 2006. If you’ve seen it before, wonderful! If it is new to you, hope you enjoy the humor in this one! 🙂

Red Letter Box for Letters to Santa



‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the house

The paper was flying, the place was a mess.

Where’s the ribbon, where’s a box, where’s the tape, I don’t know –

And outside the window, it’s beginning to snow.

When I in my flurry, was running around, remembered “Oh-no, I have to go back to town!”

I have to mail packages, to those far away. How long will it take – a week or three days?

There’s munchies to buy, and a dinner to plan…and what, oh what, can I get for the “man”?

The pets all need feeding, and what could be more? The neighbors are here, with a knock at the door.

They come bringing cheese balls, and cookies galore.

I say thank you, then usher them out. Then I turn around and say with a shout, “I have to make gifts for those on our street!”

But, I’m about to collapse from the heat.

Get up and go, let’s do the day right. Put on some music, and candles to light.

A box of cards, my cup of coffee…should I eat that last piece of toffee?

Christmas ideas are really quite lofty, and really, at heart, I’m such a softie.

I’ll wrap a few gifts, then do some leg lifts; look at the snow – it’s now making drifts.

Put lots of presents in pretty paper, and think up some clues, for a Christmas caper.

Pull on some mittens, put on a scarf. If I hear one more carol, I’m going to barf.

I jump in the truck to go do my shopping; the stores are all crowded…the places are hopping.

On Target, and K-Mart, and Hastings, and Penny’s…Now United and Wal-Mart – can we stop at a Denny’s?

No – get it done – there’s no time to waste…I need to get home…hurry, hurry, make haste.

And then to the wondering eyes of those there, I manage to put some dye on my hair.

Some coffee, some milk, is all that I ask…to put my feet up, before my next task.

To watch my soap opera, would be a nice break. I think I’ll do that, and also eat cake.

I just settled down, and there goes the phone; I, of course don’t answer, I pretend I’m not home.

And now it’s time to do some more wrapping. We’ll put on some music – our feet will be tapping.

Merry Christmas to one, Merry Christmas to all…What’s that you say? Another trip to the mall?

I don’t think I want to…I don’t think I can…but, wait, I still need a gift for the ‘man’.

We must keep it even, we must keep it straight…I need another gift for my mate.

What shall it be, something big, or much smaller? As I walk the halls of the mall, I do holler.

I need to find a gift that is right – before I call it quits for the night.

So, I go to the mall, and the stores…and stand in long lines, before I get out the doors.

The aisles are all crowded, the cart’s in a jam…say “Excuse me, pardon me, excuse me, Ma’am.”

At first, we’re polite, when we go to town, but as frustration mounts, we’ll mow you down.

When there’s only one more shopping day…you better move fast, get outta my way.

Can’t find the right size, can’t find the right gift, then stop by the Starbucks to get a lift.

Give me caffeine right now, I say, got to get on with this frantic day.

Have a nice day, be jolly, be merry…if I hear it again, I’ll commit hara-kiri. It’s my ‘pleasure’ to serve you,

Uh-huh, yeah right…you probably make faces, as I pull out of sight.

Finally, finally get back home, where I just want to sit and moan.

My feet hurt, my back hurts, my nerves are all jangled…and how do you wrap a box that’s tri-angled?

Back at home, I start wrapping, all the critters are napping…

The oven is cooking the breads, how merry, but now I need another cranberry.

Merry Christmas to me…let’s trim the tree…and now the cats are OOC (out of control)

Happy to make your Christmas surprise, waiting for the bread to rise.

Christmas morning comes awfully early; no wonder everyone is so surly.

Buying spending – oh, what fun…we’ll all be glad when shopping is done.

The stockings are ready to hold all the goodies – maybe some candy or nice warm hoodies.

Light candles, fill stockings, with striped candy canes. Look out the window, hope it won’t rain.

Sweep the floor, wash the dishes, deck the halls with Christmas wishes.

There’s potatoes to mash, and take out the trash…as for me, I think I’m about to crash.

Finally, everything looks really pretty, Charlie (the tree) is ready, and still little bitty.

Now, take a picture, and go to our beds. I hope no one forgot to take their meds.

When morning comes, we’ll all get to say…we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Then, I look in the living-room, and what do I see? One of the cats is eating the tree. I holler and yell, but then, what does it

matter…I’ll just have to clean up the mess later.

She enjoys Christmas her way…I prefer mine…

So Merry Christmas to all…from our family to thine.

Just one more thing I’d like to say – Happy Holidays to all and Have a Wonderful Day!


Coloring Book Page – brown squirrel on top of red & green package & wearing Santa hat


First written on December 20, 2006


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