Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Three Word Wednesday- Storm Clouds

Menacing, adjective: suggesting the presence of danger; threatening.

Rampant, adjective: (especially of something unwelcome or unpleasant) flourishing or spreading unchecked, (of a person or activity) violent or unrestrained in action or performance, (of a plant) lush in growth; luxuriant.

Unravel, verb: undo (twisted, knitted, or woven threads), unwind (something wrapped around another object), investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling), begin to fail or collapse.

Menacing clouds, dark and ominous
The fun travel day viewing scenery
Began to unravel bit by bit
The weather turning from sunny to cloudy
We began to despair
Our travels would end in crashing rain
As the rampant corn began to sway

But the wind weaved its spell
And blew the storm away
We continued happily on our way

©Sheilagh Lee August 26, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Three Word Wednesday - Kitten

Three Word Wednesday - Kitten

 Kneel, verb: be in or assume a position in which the body is supported by a knee or the knees, as when praying or showing submission.

Nasty, adjective: highly unpleasant, especially to the senses; physically nauseating, (of the weather) unpleasantly cold or wet, repugnant to the mind; morally bad, (of a person or animal) behaving in an unpleasant or spiteful way, physically or mentally damaging or harmful.

Purr, adjective: (of a cat) make a low continuous vibratory sound usually expressing contentment, (of a vehicle or engine) move smoothly while making a low vibratory sound, speak in a low soft voice, especially when expressing contentment or acting seductively.


As I hear it purr
I reach out and pet it
Getting a nasty scratch
It didn’t know my intentions
It seemed to think
Living outside feral was okay
I just wanted to take it to the vet
Get its shots and take it home
Give it a happy family
To call its own
So I seize the chance
Grabbing it by the scruff of the neck
And I call the kitten my own
My constant companion
It follows me around

My pet, it purrs around my feet

It owns me now you see
But I don't care
For its wormed its way 
Into my heart
And into my bed
It has its own pillow
Beside my head
It's family to me

©Sheilagh Lee August 19, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Three Word Wednesday - Dandelions

Three Word Wednesday

Prompts:  Enigmatic, adjective: difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious.

Gruesome, adjective: causing repulsion or horror; grisly, (informal) extremely unpleasant.

Irritate, verb: make (someone) annoyed, impatient, or angry, cause inflammation or other discomfort in (a part of the body).

Three Word Wednesday - Dandelions 
Prompts:  Enigmatic, adjective: difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious.
Gruesome, adjective: causing repulsion or horror; grisly, (informal) extremely unpleasant.
Irritate, verb: make (someone) annoyed, impatient, or angry, cause inflammation or other discomfort in (a part of the body).


 It is enigmatic and maybe gruesome
And it irritates me so
How those yellow flowers
Come back no matter
How many you pull

They are a weed
A wildflower
An unwanted plant
That grows and grows

You can mow them down
You can yank them out
But still they flourish
Rank and row

Some say use the roots
For medicine
Or use the greens
For salad
I’ll take mine
With wine

They hide out in corners
Where I never go
Becoming taller
As they rapidly grow

Still they sprout 
Develop and breed
And the puffs
Change and blow
Spreading flowers
Where ever they go
We'll never be rid of them

So I guess it's live 
And let live
Until they grow too tall
Then I'll yank-em 
Root and all

©Sheilagh Lee August 12, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Three Word Wednesday - Secret Addiction

Three Word Wednesday - Secret Addiction
Prompts:  Addicted, adjective: physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance, and unable to stop taking it without incurring adverse effects, enthusiastically devoted to a particular thing or activity.
Defiant, adjective: showing defiance.
Filth, noun: disgusting dirt, obscene and offensive language or printed material, corrupt behavior; decadence, used as a term of abuse for a person or people one greatly despises.


Addicted to organizing
Defiant to the end
Filth abandoned
No dust, no muss
Just spaces
Where things can stay
Neat and orderly
Crisp and clean
Endless lists
For organizing
Other things
Will the chores ever end?
Secretly I hope

They never do.

©Sheilagh Lee August 5, 2015