Friday, March 24, 2017

Books

Books

I read their pages
My heart races
My brain follows
The adventure
Begins and I follow
Each page leading to
New situations
New places
New experiences
Enfolding for me
I am taken away
For a few hours
Or a few days

I live in books

©Sheilagh Lee March 24 ,2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Three Word Wednesday- Denial is a River in Eygpt

Three Word Wednesday- Denial is a River in Eygpt



Prompts:
Abandoned, adjective: deserted, forsaken, cast aside/off; jilted, stranded, rejected; informal dumped, ditched, unused, disused, neglected, idle; deserted, unoccupied, uninhabited, empty, uninhibited, reckless, unrestrained, wild, unbridled, impulsive, impetuous; immoderate, wanton.

Babyish, adjective: childish, immature, infantile, juvenile, puerile, adolescent.

Cunning, adjective: crafty, wily, artful, guileful, devious, sly, scheming, designing, calculating, Machiavellian; shrewd, astute, clever, canny; deceitful, deceptive, duplicitous, foxy; noun: guile, craftiness, deviousness, slyness, trickery, duplicity; shrewdness, astuteness.

Whether here, whether there
There is weather everywhere
The wind does blow
The trees sway
The rain falls
Most every place
We share the Earth
A beautiful place
If we do not bespoil it
But some of those cunning
Or is it Machiavellian?
Leaders in charge
Abandon principles
Deny and continue to waste
And pollute the place we call home
Calling us babyish, ill informed
When we protest
We wish they’d quit their denial
In the name of the almighty buck

Before the Earth is done.
©Sheilagh Lee March 22 ,2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Three Word Wednesday- The Ides of March

Taut, adjective: tight, stretched, rigid, flexed, tense, hard, solid, firm, rigid, stiff, fraught, strained, stressed, tense, uptight.

Underestimate: verb: underrate, undervalue, underappreciate, lowball, do an injustice to, be wrong about, sell short, play down, understate; minimize, de-emphasize, underemphasize, diminish, gloss over, trivialize; miscalculate, misjudge, misconstrue, misread.

Vigorous, adjective: robust, healthy, hale and hearty, strong, sturdy, fit; hardy, tough, athletic; bouncing, thriving, flourishing, blooming; energetic, lively, active, perky, spirited, vibrant, vital, zestful, strenuous, powerful, forceful, spirited, mettlesome, determined, aggressive, two-fisted, driving, eager, zealous, ardent, fervent, vehement, passionate; tough, robust, thorough, blunt, hard-hitting.



The Ides of March

With vigorous scrolling
Of newspaper articles
We conclude
The Ides of March
Are upon us
Should we be taut
With worry and fret
That the world
Is coming to an end
Or should we put our trust
In moral, noble people
Who seek to fix
What’s wrong
Through protest and voice
Never underestimate
The goodness in the world
For someone with virtue
Can rule the world
If they choose the right time

But it seems it’s a waiting game.

©Sheilagh Lee March 15 ,2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Three Word Wednesday- Wind

Wind


Painful, adjective: sore, hurting, tender, aching, throbbing, angry, disagreeable, unpleasant, nasty, bitter, distressing, upsetting, traumatic, miserable, sad, heartbreaking, agonizing, harrowing.
Raspy, adjective: hoarse or harsh-sounding.
Shifty, adjective: devious, evasive, slippery, duplicitous, false, deceitful, underhanded, untrustworthy, dishonest, shady, wily, crafty, tricky, sneaky, treacherous, artful, sly, scheming, snide.

The wind whips

Leaves hidden

Below the melted snow

The evergreen sways

Its branches flowing

Sounds unidentifiable

Raspy and shifty in nature

Maybe the sounds

Of metal and cement

Lifting in the wind

My hair is full of leaves and dirt

Painful to the scalp

I scurry to the house

Entering my home

I sit in my chair

The lights blink

As I listen to the wind

I feel safe


Surrounded by four walls.
 ©Sheilagh Lee March 8,2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Valentine

My heart said
We have to move fast
My head said it’s not so
That love can exist
Without a piece of paper
To bind us
But still I wanted to be
 Beside you
Cohabit with you
Be with you
Always
That hunger guided me
To your side
I found you felt the same
The proposal so soon
Didn’t come as a surprise
But a blessing in disguise
Three weeks they claimed
We can’t know each other well
They’re wrong,
They couldn’t see
That I know you 
To the centre of your soul
For you are an open book
Your eyes the window
You are the part
I didn’t know I was missing
A partner to love me
To support and comfort me
To see the good
The bad
The best of me
In all times
You’ve been there
How lucky can I be?

 ©Sheilagh Lee February 9 ,2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

HappyThanksgiving To All My America followers and friends







Three Word Wednesday- Preference

Prompts: Machismo, noun: (aggressive) masculinity, toughness, male chauvinism, sexism, virility, manliness; bravado, testosterone, macho. 

Nauseating, adjective: sickening, nauseous, stomach-churning, emetic, sickly; disgusting, revolting, offensive, loathsome, obnoxious, foul, vomitous; informal gross, gut-churning, gut-wrenching.



Oaf, noun: lout, boor, barbarian, Neanderthal, churl, bumpkin, yokel; fool, dolt, dullard; informal idiot, imbecile, moron, halfwit, lamer, cretin, ass, jackass, goon, yahoo, ape, baboon, clod, blockhead, meathead, butthead, meatball, bonehead, knucklehead, chucklehead, lamebrain, palooka, lug, bozo, hoser, boob, chowderhead, lummox, knuckle-dragger, galoot, klutz, goofus, doofus, dork, turkey, dingbat.


Preference 

I much prefer 
What some call an oaf
To nauseating men
Who preen and primp
And have to show
How machismo they can be
For oafs can have the sweetest centre
Gentleness at their core
Their tender hearts
They share with one and all
Kindness their motto
Their true handsomeness
For all to see
If you truly look
Beneath the exterior
©Sheilagh Lee November 23 ,2016