Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Three Word Wednesday - Daughter Mine

Prompts: Tantrum, noun: an uncontrolled outburst of anger and frustration, typically in a young child.

Tear, verb: make a hole or split in (something) by pulling it or piercing it with a sharp implement, come apart; rip; noun: a hole or split in something caused by it having been pulled apart forcefully, a spell of great success or excellence in performance, a brief spell of erratic behavior; a binge or spree.

Tender, adjective: showing gentleness and concern or sympathy, (of food) easy to cut or chew; not tough, (of a plant) easily injured by severe weather and therefore needing protection, (of a part of the body) sensitive to pain, young, immature, and vulnerable, requiring tact or careful handling.

Daughter Mine

When she was very young
My daughter used to go on a tear
When she didn't get her way
She was spoiled 
People said
They didn't seem to understand
She just would become overwhelmed
Throw tantrums and lose her way
She couldn't remember 
What she wanted anymore
It was embarrassing for her parents
We couldn't take her anywhere 
For long, or tears would erupt 
We'd let her chill out 
Tenderly giving her time
To calm and then she'd be okay
Eventually she outgrew them 
By the time she went to school
She was never meek, never mild
She was however polite
A little headstrong 
But advanced beyond her peers
Taking special advanced classes
She excelled and blossomed
She's all grown up now 
She's found her way
She is a children's librarian
With extra patience on her side
The children love her
Quiet strength and wonderful programs
That make them laugh and smile
She's a wonder 
And I'm so proud of 
That beautiful brilliant
Sweet loving daughter
Of mine
 ©Sheilagh Lee April 27, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Three Word Wednesday- Peacemaker

Pacify, verb: quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of, bring peace to (a country or warring factions), especially by the use or threatened use of military force.
Rage, noun: violent, uncontrollable anger, an instance of aggressive behavior or violent anger caused by a stressful or frustrating situation, (the rage) a widespread temporary enthusiasm or fashion, intense feeling, especially prophetic, poetic, or martial enthusiasm or ardor; verb: feel or express violent uncontrollable anger, continue with great force or intensity, (of an illness) spread very rapidly or uncontrollably, (of an emotion) have or reach a high degree of intensity.
Scarce, adjective: (especially of food, money, or some other resource) insufficient for the demand, occurring in small numbers or quantities; rare; adverb: scarcely.

I like to pacify
Conflicts I like to avoid
For I like the peaceful waves
But once in awhile
Though scarce it’s true
A rage builds in me
And things spill out
Verbal diarrhea of all the things
That people have done to wrong me
A wave of anger
Swiftly gone
Peace comes over me
For a few moments
Until regret is there

Peace reigns. 
©Sheilagh Lee April 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Three Word Wednesday- Soldier on

Three Word Wednesday- Soldier

Melancholy, noun: a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause; adjective: having a feeling of melancholy; sad and pensive, causing or expressing sadness; depressing.
Nimble, quick and light in movement or action; agile, (of the mind) quick to comprehend.
Opaque, not able to be seen through; not transparent, (especially of language) hard or impossible to understand; unfathomable; noun: an opaque thing or substance.


Bouts of melancholy
Come to me
From time to time
I ponder life’s
Most powerful question

Some questions should remain
Unanswered, however needed
Like why is the sky blue?
I could answer scientifically
Or make up some answer nimbly
About something being opaque
But the answer should be
Because it is
Some answers are unattainable
And we need to agree
There is no answer
Before we move on
To acceptance of what
We cannot change
What will be
Will be

We soldier on.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


The sun is shining
And I imagine 
You peeking
Through the clouds
Looking down at your children
And smiling
At how we’ve turned out
I know you watch over us
And keep us safe
Just like you did in life
We miss you though


Your lopsided sweet smile
Your funny tee shirts
Your history lessons
Your love of Scotland 

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and Ireland

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All you taught us

Happy birthday Dad
 ©Sheilagh Lee April 12, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

April is the cruelest month

April is the cruelest month
April, the taste of spring on the lips
A fresh warm breeze with the smell
Of new growth and flowers
Rain that soaks the skin
And ground pooling in the ruts

Lightning flashes the sky
And then in natures cruel trick
The weather turns cold

And feathery white, crystal
Flakes like cobwebs of lace
Drift down, coating the ground

Covering natures latest attempt at spring
A chill permeates the air
Driving people indoors

To warmth and cozy fires

Until spring has sprung again
And the snow is no more
                                                     ©Sheilagh Lee April 11, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Three Word Wednesday - Vicious Circle

Three Word Wednesday - Vicious Circle

Impolite, adjective: not having or showing good manners; rude.
Knotted, verb: fasten with a knot, make (something, especially hair) tangled, cause (a muscle) to become tense and hard, (of the stomach) tighten as a result of nervousness or tension.
Livid, adjective: furiously angry, dark bluish gray in color.

The child asks 
A simple question
The father yells
You're impolite
The father's eyes knotted
Livid with anger
Arms reach out 
Slap,slap slap
The child shrinks
Into it's herself
A neverending cycle
Of women taught
To be meek
Quiet and subservient
To men

                                                             ©Sheilagh Lee April 6, 2016