Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Three Word Wednesday- Celebrities

Three Word Wednesday Prompts: 

Vapid, adjective: insipid, uninspired, colorless, uninteresting, feeble, flat, dull, boring, tedious, tired, unexciting, uninspiring, unimaginative, uninvolving, lifeless, tame, vacuous, bland, trite, jejune.

Adjoining, adjective: connecting, connected, interconnecting, adjacent, ensuite, neighboring, bordering, next-door; contiguous, proximate; attached, touching.

Bouncy, adjective: bumpy, jolting, jerky, jumpy, jarring, rough, lively, energetic, perky, frisky, jaunty, dynamic, vital, vigorous, vibrant, animated, spirited, buoyant, bubbly, sparkling, vivacious; enthusiastic, ebullient, upbeat.

Vapid celebrities

Filling the news

Bouncy outlandish personalities

Living life not really seeing

The world but only the trappings

Of the rich and famous

Not the adjoining 

Neighbourhoods that are poor 

Now facing reality 

When they are targeted

By those who are bad

Poor or indifferent

Wake-up calls can be 


But what a terrible price

Leftover PTSD occurs

©Sheilagh Lee October 26, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Three Word Wednesday -Curse

Symbolic, adjective: emblematic, representative, typical, characteristic, symptomatic, figurative, representative, illustrative, emblematic, metaphorical, allegorical, parabolic, allusive, suggestive; meaningful, significant.

Tendency, noun: propensity, proclivity, proneness, aptness, likelihood, inclination, disposition, predisposition, bent, leaning, penchant, predilection, susceptibility, liability; readiness; habit, trend, movement, drift, swing, gravitation, direction, course; orientation, bias.

Unhinged, adjective: deranged, demented, unbalanced, unglued, crazed, mad, insane, disturbed, out of one's mind, out of one's tree; informal crazy, mental, nutso, bonkers, batty, loopy, loco, postal, bananas, touched, batshit crazy. 

A symbolic gesture of a rose
The tendency to grant forgiveness
But unhinged minds
Forget the act
After all it was faked
To get their lover back
So they’d forget
The beatings, the raised voices
As they self-medicate
With pills, liquor
Whatever takes them away
For a little while
And makes them
Happy for a moment
The gesture of the rose
Seals their fate
The unending cycle
Taught always to forgive
The family curse goes on

©Sheilagh Lee October 19, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Three Word Wednesday- Resilient

Three Word Wednesday- Resilient

Three Word Wednesday Prompts: 

Radiance, noun: light, brightness, brilliance, luminosity, beams, rays, illumination, blaze, glow, gleam, luster, glare; luminescence, incandescence, joy, elation, jubilance, ecstasy, rapture, euphoria, delirium, happiness, delight, pleasure.

Rasp, verb: scrape, rub, abrade, grate, grind, sand, file, scratch, scour, croak, squawk, caw, say hoarsely.

Rhythm, noun: beat, cadence, tempo, time, pulse, throb, swing, meter, measure, stress, accent, cadence, pattern, flow, tempo.


She gave radiance in her advice
Beauty in her soul
Her voice at times raspy
From the surgery on her neck
She spoke of the rhythm of life
Teaching her children
Nothing is insurmountable
Poverty can be met
With humour and hope
Teaching us that
Nature is free to enjoy
Hard work does achieve goals
Even when life is difficult
It will get better
Yet her life was hard
Money was scarce
She fought and worked
To feed and clothe  
Her six children
Making something from
What others would say of nothing
While her husband often ill
Could not help
Neither with his money or spirit
She found money for extras
When it was truly desired
Not living the life she’d dreamed
But accepting fate’s quirky hand
Not asking for fame but…
Achieving status in hearts and minds
Of her children and grandchildren
Her kindness and heart
Our mother
Remembered forevermore. 

©Sheilagh Lee October 12, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Three Word Wednesday -Oddball

Three Word Wednesday -Oddball

Notable, adjective: noteworthy, remarkable, outstanding, important, significant, momentous, memorable; marked, striking, impressive; uncommon, unusual, special, exceptional, signal, prominent, important, well known, famous, affluential, famed, noted, distinguished, great, eminent, illustrious, respected, esteemed, renowned, celebrated, acclaimed, influential, prestigious, of note; noun: celebrity, public figure, VIP, personage, notability, dignitary, worthy, luminary; star, superstar, icon, name, big name; informal celeb, somebody, bigwig, big shot, big cheese, big fish, megastar, big kahuna, high muck-a-muck, high muckety-muck.
Oddball, adjective: whimsically free-spirited; eccentric; atypical; noun:  person or thing that is atypical, bizarre, eccentric, or non-conforming, especially one having beliefs that are unusual but harmless.
Perky, adjective: cheerful, lively, vivacious, animated, bubbly, effervescent, bouncy, spirited, high-spirited, in high spirits, cheery, merry, buoyant, ebullient, exuberant, jaunty, frisky, sprightly, spry, bright, sunny, jolly, sparkly, pert; full of beans, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, chipper, peppy.

I’m an oddball
Happy to be
Perky and listening
To others as
They talk of their lives
I don’t care about what
Some people consider notable
All people’s stories are notable
Interesting and absorbing
Lives so different
I want to hear about
People share
Life stories
Without any preamble
And I listen 
Oddball that I am

©Sheilagh Lee October 5, 2016