Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Three Word Wednesday- Choices

Prompts from Three Word Wednesday: http://www.threewordwednesday.com/
Fresh, adjective: not previously known or used; new or different, recently created or experienced and not faded or impaired, (of food) recently made or obtained; not canned, frozen, or otherwise preserved, (of a person) full of energy and vigor, (of a color or a person's complexion) bright or healthy in appearance, (of a person) attractively youthful and inexperienced, pleasantly clean, pure, and cool, presumptuous or impudent toward someone, especially in a sexual way.

New, adjective: not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time, not previously used or owned, of recent origin or arrival, 2 already existing but seen, experienced, or acquired recently or now for the first time.

Resolute, adjective: admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.


Choices

The new year cometh
A chance to start anew
To make things better
To freshen up
Your look on life
To boldly go
Where you’ve not gone before
To make the world a better place
To be happy in yourself
And resolute in your choices
To live life to the fullest
For the year will just begin
Let's make a good one

                                                                         ©Sheilagh Lee December 30, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Three Word Wednesday- Seeking Happiness

Three Word Wednesday-  Seeking Happiness

Savage, adjective: (of an animal or force of nature) fierce, violent, and uncontrolled, cruel and vicious; aggressively hostile, (chiefly in historical or literary contexts) primitive; uncivilized, (of a place) wild-looking and inhospitable; uncultivated, (of something bad or negative) very great; severe; noun: (chiefly in historical or literary contexts) a member of a people regarded as primitive and uncivilized, a brutal or vicious person; verb: (especially of a dog or wild animal) attack ferociously and maul, subject to a vicious verbal attack; criticize brutally.

Tense, adjective: (especially of a muscle or someone's body) stretched tight or rigid, (of a person) unable to relax because of nervousness, anxiety, or stimulation, (of a situation, event, etc.) causing or showing anxiety and nervousness; verb: become tense, typically through anxiety or nervousness, [with object] make (a muscle or one's body) tight or rigid.


Vengeful, adjective: seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury.



Let go the savage world
Shut out the tense busy life
Seek to shut out vengeful people
Enjoy the call of family

The food and the revelry
The best times are had not
With tons of money
But with love and companionship
So don’t forget to share
A little happiness
 Enjoy the season of lights
But give generously
To those with little

All year long.

©Sheilagh Lee December 16, 2015


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Three Word Wednesday- Placid Man or Woman

Placid Man or Woman

Obituary, noun: a notice of a death, especially in a newspaper, typically including a brief biography of the deceased person.
Placid, adjective: (of a person or animal) not easily upset or excited; (especially of a place or stretch of water) calm and peaceful, with little movement or activity.
Resonant, adjective: (of sound) deep, clear, and continuing to sound or ring; (resonant with) (of a place) filled or resounding with (a sound); having the ability to evoke or suggest enduring images, memories, or emotions; (of a room, a musical instrument, or a hollow body) tending to reinforce or prolong sounds, especially by synchronous vibration; (of a color) enhancing or enriching another color or colors by contrast.

Placid Man or Woman

No obituary
Ever really speaks
Of the placid man
It doesn’t resonate
With the common folk
Even though
The placid man or woman
Is the one
Who can be the kindest
Who gives of his or herself
Every day with no reward
Or accolades spoken
They don’t seek the media
They just do
Perhaps their real reward comes

In the afterlife?

©Sheilagh Lee December 9, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Three Word Wednesday- Flowing through generations

Habitual, adjective: done or doing constantly or as a habit, regular; usual.

Illustrious, adjective: well known, respected, and admired for past achievements.

Jumbled, verb:  mix up in a confused or untidy way.


The raised voices
Habitually 
The reverberating sound
 Of flesh hitting flesh
Illustrious
Woman’s soft heart
Used to forgive and forget
Broken
The children their minds jumbled
Learn
The responses given

The boy child grows up
Fiercely
To repeat his daddy’s crimes
Boldly

His wife cowering in a corner
Beaten

His children fearing his wrath
Reconditioned
The girl child thinks it’s normal
To be beaten and cursed
Her job in a relationship
To make everything nice
To turn the other cheek
So it can be 
Struck 
Again

Behind closed doors
The secret remains
It cycles through generations
Again 
And
Again

It’s time to speak up
Teach our children
In communities in schools
If violence is not permitted
No raised voices in school
Then violence against women
Is 
Forbidden 
Too
For only through condemnation
Can the violence be stamped out
Beginning in the minds
Of the next generation
Who can be better than us
And teach society

The way to behave
To loved ones
Is with 
Kindness 
And 
Love.

 ©Sheilagh Lee November 25, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Three Word Wednesday - Remember




Three Word Wednesday - Remember 
Prompts:


Venom, noun: a poisonous substance secreted by animals such as snakes, spiders, and scorpions and typically injected into prey or aggressors by biting or stinging, extreme malice and bitterness shown in someone's attitudes, speech, or actions.

Wiggle, verb: move or cause to move up and down or from side to side with small rapid movements, (wiggle out of) avoid (something), especially by devious means; noun: a wiggling movement.


Distracted, adjective: unable to concentrate because one's mind is preoccupied.





Remember

Remember the men
The venom 
The build up to battles
That brought us to the brink
Of pain and suffering
Too hard to bear
Remember the reasons
We went to war
And try to prevent
Any wiggle room
To distraction from
Such evil coming to fruition again
But remember the past
For those who forget the past
Are doomed to repeat it
Remember those who gave their lives
To keep us free
Honour their memories
By living happy free lives
But say a prayer for them
Every once in awhile
And thank them







                                                                            ©Sheilagh Lee November 11, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Three word Wednesday- Hallowe'en

Three word Wednesday- Hallowe'en
Prompts: Nondescript, adjective: lacking distinctive or interesting features or characteristics.
Placid, adjective: (of a person or animal) not easily upset or excited, (especially of a place or stretch of water) calm and peaceful, with little movement or activity.
Quirky, adjective: characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.



Hallowe'en

Is a nondescript costume
The way to go
For Hallowe’en?
Something placid
Or is quirky better?
It doesn’t matter.
For it’s Hallowe’en
Time to have fun
Dress up adult and child alike
Be something you’re not
For just one night
The world is a magical place
Of goblins ghouls and witches
Pirates, policemen and firemen
Nurses, showgirls and the lot
All of them something that

There not
Childhood fantasy reached again
For just one night.

©Sheilagh Lee October 28, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Three Word Wednesday - Election

Three Word Wednesday - Election
Prompts: Jab, verb: poke (someone or something) roughly or quickly, especially with something sharp or pointed; poke someone or something roughly or quickly with (a sharp or pointed object or a part of the body); noun: a quick, sharp blow, especially with the fist, a sharp painful sensation or feeling.
Laboured, adjective: done with great effort and difficulty, (especially of humor or a performance) not spontaneous or fluent.
Makeshift, adjective: serving as a temporary substitute; sufficient for the time being; noun: a temporary substitute or device.

With a jib and a jab
The candidates weave
Stories of how they’ll govern
They’ve laboured to convince us
That they’re right
That the makeshift plans
They’ve made
We’ll make everything better
We cast our ballots
Hoping X truly marks the spot
To moving into a better world
More caring, more loving
Of fellow citizens
Our candidate wins
We rejoice, but a nagging voice
The inner self who has heard
All the promises broken
Over the years of their life
Asks will they follow through?
The inner child untouched
By lies, says yes
It will all happen
Now
                                                                             ©Sheilagh Lee October 21, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Three Word Wednesday-Duck

Three Word Wednesday -Duck

Prompts: Greasy, adjective: covered with or resembling an oily substance, producing more body oils than average, containing or cooked with too much oil or fat, slippery, (of a person or their manner) effusively polite in a way that is felt to be insincere and repulsive.

Hellish, adjective: of or like hell, extremely difficult or unpleasant; adverb: extremely (used for emphasis).


Ignite, verb: catch fire or cause to catch fire,  with obj.] arouse or inflame (an emotion or situation).




Duck

Some people prefer duck
For Thanksgiving or Christmas
I think I'd prefer the duck
Swimming around


I find duck greasy and unappetizing
Maybe because of my hellish experience
Eating it in a fancy restaurant
Having duck delivered first with
Head neck and all
When all it did was ignite
Acid reflux for a week
Or was it two?
Repeating the taste
Forever more
If only in my memory.
©Sheilagh Lee October 14, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Three Word Wednesday - Kindness should abound

Three Word Wednesday - Kindness should abound
Prompts: Absorb, verb: take in or soak up (energy, or a liquid or other substance) by chemical or physical action, typically gradually, take in and assimilate (information, ideas, or experience), take control of (a smaller or less powerful entity), making it a part of oneself by assimilation, use or take up (time or resources), take up and reduce the effect or intensity of (sound or an impact), engross the attention of (someone).

Certain, adjective: known for sure; established beyond doubt, having complete conviction about something; confident, specific but not explicitly named or stated.

Empty, adjective: containing nothing; not filled or occupied, (of words or a gesture) lacking meaning or sincerity, having no value or purpose; verb: remove all the contents of (a container), remove (the contents) from a container, (of a place) be vacated by people in it.


Three Word Wednesday - Kindness should abound
Prompts: Absorb, verb: take in or soak up (energy, or a liquid or other substance) by chemical or physical action, typically gradually, take in and assimilate (information, ideas, or experience), take control of (a smaller or less powerful entity), making it a part of oneself by assimilation, use or take up (time or resources), take up and reduce the effect or intensity of (sound or an impact), engross the attention of (someone).

Certain, adjective: known for sure; established beyond doubt, having complete conviction about something; confident, specific but not explicitly named or stated.

Empty, adjective: containing nothing; not filled or occupied, (of words or a gesture) lacking meaning or sincerity, having no value or purpose; verb: remove all the contents of (a container), remove (the contents) from a container, (of a place) be vacated by people in it.

Absorb the light
And not the dark
Lift up your face
To the warmth
Of human compassion
Be certain that there is charity
In the world
Do not leave someone
Empty handed
Spread the benevolence
Spread the feelings
Around the world

Simple kindness should abound

©Sheilagh Lee October 07, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Three Word Wednesday-Share

Three Word Wednesday-Share


Prompts: Thoughtless, adjective: (of a person or their behavior) not showing consideration for the needs of other people, without consideration of the possible consequences.
Uptight, adjective: anxious or angry in a tense and overly controlled way.
Woozy, adjective: unsteady, dizzy, or dazed.

Thoughtless uptight people
Who wander through life
Grabbing everything
And anything
They want without a care
For others needs
Selfish and obnoxious
Not willing to share
Land, crops, or wealth
They make me woozy
That they cannot see
We are all part
Of the bigger picture
All of us connected
To mother earth
If we are fortunate
Let us truly share
One planet, one earth
For all
©Sheilagh Lee September 30, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Three Word Wednesday-Tree Killer

Prompts: Pathetic, adjective: pitiful, pitiable, piteous, moving, touching, poignant, plaintive, distressing, upsetting, heartbreaking, heart-rending, harrowing, wretched, forlorn, feeble, woeful, sorry, poor, pitiful, lamentable, deplorable, contemptible, inadequate, paltry, insufficient, unsatisfactory.

Righteous (LIVING), adjective: good, virtuous, upright, upstanding, decent; ethical, principled, moral, high-minded, law-abiding, honest, honorable, blameless, irreproachable, noble; saintly, angelic, pure; (RIGHTEOUS ANGER) justifiable, justified, legitimate, defensible, supportable, rightful; admissible, allowable, understandable, excusable, acceptable, reasonable.

Sedate, verb: tranquilize, put under sedation, drug; adjective: slow, steady, dignified, unhurried, relaxed, measured, leisurely, slow-moving, easy, easygoing, gentle, calm, placid, tranquil, quiet, uneventful; boring, 
dull.

                                                                  Tree Killer        




I am a tree killer
Do I feel righteous?
Or pathetic?
That I didn’t cut down the tree
The neighbour did
I cry and defend myself
Even though
I hated this tree
For following natures edict
And growing on its own
Too close to the fence



Sedate it was not
It spread and grew
So that the fence
Began to give way
I hate myself more for
Letting it grow
Too long
Strong and tall
Letting it imagine
It could live
When I should have
Pulled as a sapling
Had I noticed it
At all



Now I am complicit
In its demise
And I must do penance
By planting trees
That shall grow and grow.

©Sheilagh Lee September 23, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Three Word Wednesday-The Holy Roller

The Holy Roller


The haphazard way
The tank seems placed
Behind the hedge
Is actually protection
From the elements

This great grand old lady
Nicknamed The Holy Roller
Believed to be
The only tank
That survived D-Day
 A tribute to the Canadian war effort
To 700 men of the First Hussars regiment





A place where children now come
To climb and where scores of adults
Once those children, tell their children
Of the sacrifices made
When soldiers laboured to the shore
Through noxious fumes, from bombs
Gunfire and dead bodies
To save their comrades
And begin
The turning of the tide

To end the war.

©Sheilagh Lee September 16, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Three Word Wednesday - Voting

Three Word Wednesday - Voting 


Prompts: Fatal, adjective: causing death, leading to failure or disaster.
Glimmer, verb: shine faintly with a wavering light; noun: a faint or wavering light, a faint sign of a feeling or quality, especially a desirable one.
Impartial, adjective: treating all rivals or disputants equally; fair and just.



Voting 

It is a fatal mistake
To not weigh both sides
When deciding your vote
While you may
Want to be impartial
A decision must be made
That leaves the populace
A glimmer of hope
Things can change
For the better

©Sheilagh Lee September 9, 2015