Friday, February 17, 2017


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
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.


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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Three Word Wednesday~Rome Burns

 Three Word Wednesday~Rome Burns

 Prompts:Harebrained, adjective: ill-judged, rash, foolish, foolhardy, reckless, madcap, wild, silly, stupid, ridiculous, absurd, idiotic, asinine, imprudent, impracticable, unworkable, unrealistic, unconsidered, half-baked, ill-thought-out, ill-advised, ill-conceived, crackpot, cockeyed, crazy, daft, foolish, silly, idiotic, unintelligent, empty-headed, scatterbrained, featherbrained, birdbrained, pea-brained, brainless, giddy; informal dippy, dizzy, flaky, dopey, dotty, airheaded.
Idiotic, adjective: stupid, silly, foolish, witless, brainless, mindless, thoughtless, unintelligent; imprudent, unwise, ill-advised, ill-considered, half-baked, harebrained, foolhardy; absurd, senseless, pointless, nonsensical, inane, fatuous, ridiculous, dumb, dim, dimwitted, half-witted, dopey, pea-brained, wooden-headed, thickheaded, dumb-ass.
Lackadaisical, adjective: lethargic, apathetic, listless, sluggish, spiritless, passionless; careless, lazy, lax, unenthusiastic, halfhearted, lukewarm, indifferent, unconcerned, casual, offhand, blasé, insouciant, relaxed; informal laid-back, easygoing, couldn't-care-less.

Harebrained ideas
Lackadaisical people
Call them idiotic
But do nothing
No protesting
No calling out

As Rome burns

©Sheilagh Lee November 16 ,2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Remembrance Day

Soldiers in full dress
Some frail,
With canes, walker and wheelchairs

Still they come in tribute
For fallen comrades
New and old
The heavens cry
With rain and wind

Still they stand tall
People old and young
Marvel at their inner strength
The symbol a red flower
Proudly worn on their breasts
To remember so we can never forget
The sacrifices given
Though some think long ago
To these brave men and women
It’s yesterday again
Pain in their eyes
They remember and thank

Fallen comrades

Again and again
How can we do less?

©Sheilagh Lee November 9 2016

Three Word Wednesday- Election


Far-fetched, adjective: improbable, unlikely, implausible, unconvincing, dubious, doubtful, incredible, unbelievable, unthinkable; contrived, fanciful, unrealistic, ridiculous, absurd, preposterous, hard to swallow, fishy.

Gamy, adjective: having the tangy flavor or odor of game, having the flavor or odor of game or other meat kept uncooked until slightly tainted, plucky; spirited, lewd or suggestive, risqué, gross or squalid; unwholesome.

Halting, adjective: hesitant, faltering, hesitating, stumbling, stammering, stuttering; broken, imperfect, unsteady, awkward, faltering, stumbling, limping, hobbling.


Gamy odour
Of defeat
The world
Not Burnt
No one
©Sheilagh Lee November 9 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Three Word Wednesday-Defusing Powder Kegs

Calculate, verb: compute, work out, reckon, figure; add up/together, count up, tally, total, tote, tot up, intend, mean, aim, design, expect, count on, anticipate, reckon on, bargain on, figure on.

Dire, adjective: terrible, dreadful, appalling, frightful, awful, atrocious, grim, alarming; grave, serious, disastrous, calamitous, ruinous, hopeless, irretrievable, wretched, desperate, parlous, urgent, desperate, pressing, crying, sore, grave, serious, extreme, acute, drastic, ominous, gloomy, grim, dismal, unpropitious, inauspicious, unfavorable, pessimistic.

Erratic, adjective: unpredictable, inconsistent, changeable, variable, inconstant, irregular, fitful, unstable, turbulent, unsettled, changing, varying, fluctuating, mutable; unreliable, undependable, volatile, spasmodic, mercurial, capricious, fickle, temperamental, moody.

I calculate the mood
Of the people around me
Will they go off like powder kegs
Is it a dire situation?
Are they acting erratic?
For I have learned
That some people are volatile
Scary and overpowering
It is better to diffuse them
With kind words
Apologies meaning nothing
Though they know that not
Then to let them
Explode with anger
Harming me or others
©Sheilagh Lee November 2 2016