Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Three Word Wednesday- Kaleidoscope

Prompts:Intentional, adjective: deliberate, calculated, conscious, intended, planned, meant, studied, knowing, willful, purposeful, purposive, done on purpose, premeditated, preplanned, preconceived.

Kaleidoscopic, adjective: multicolored, many-colored, multicolor, many-hued, variegated, particolored, varicolored, psychedelic, rainbow, polychromatic, ever-changing, changeable, shifting, fluid, protean, variable, inconstant, fluctuating, unpredictable, impermanent.

Lacerate, verb: cut (open), gash, slash, tear, rip, rend, shred; score, scratch, scrape, graze; wound, injure, hurt.


Intentional lacerations
By words and deeds
Create a confused world
Of kaleidoscopic images
Filtering oddly in our brains
What we know to be true
Becomes distorted warped
We try to fight the images
The words, the deeds
From sifting, and turning
Overlaying our minds
With images too wrong
To be real
We strive to stand grounded
In a world gone wrong
We fight back against 
The images
And find a way to survive
©Sheilagh Lee May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Brave Manchester

Brave Manchester

I flinch as if struck

Gape hopelessly 
At the evil 
That can so easily
Hastily dispatch
Innocent children
Who are simply 
Having fun
My heart aches
Broken by the evil
That has descended
My eyes fill with tears
For the children 
And adults who died

Then I hear the stories
Of courage and help
Given to the victims
And I realize
Good people will not let them win
There is bravery and love
There is goodness in this world
And only light and love 
Can drown out the bad
We must however be vigilant 
And not shut our eyes
To those who radicalize themselves
To do harm

England and the UK 
Showed the world the way
To cope during
The Second World War
Stay alert 
Go on with daily life
Don't let them win
That's how this war is won
Is the cry again and again

But still we shall 
Forever mourn
Short lives
Stolen by evil deeds
Tears in our eyes
Pain in our hearts
Forever more

Rest in Peace dear ones~

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Three Word Wednesday-Politicians

Three Word Wednesday-Politicians
Prompts : Crisis, noun:  stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events, especially for better or for worse, is determined; turning point, a condition of instability or danger, as in social, economic, political, or international affairs, leading to a decisive change, a dramatic emotional or circumstantial upheaval in a person's life.
Decayed, adjective: decomposed, decomposing, rotten, putrescent, putrid, bad, off, spoiled, far gone, perished; moldy, festering, fetid, rancid, rank; maggoty, wormy.
Embarrassment, noun: mortification, humiliation, shame, shamefacedness, chagrin, awkwardness, self-consciousness, sheepishness, discomfort, discomfiture, discomposure, agitation, distress; shyness, bashfulness, difficulty, predicament, plight, problem, mess, imbroglio, bind, jam, pickle, fix, scrape, surplus, excess, overabundance, superabundance, glut, surfeit, superfluity; abundance, profusion, plethora.


A crisis of leadership
Shakes the beliefs of the citizens
The decayed relationships
An embarrassment for the government
The citizens campaign for better management
Change is made
A star is born
Fences mended
But still the citizens worry

Politicians are politicians after all.
Thank goodness for the journalists
Who call them on their bull!!
©Sheilagh Lee May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Three Word Wednesday- Doc & Take me out to the ball game

Seductive, adjective, tempting and attractive; enticing.
Tilt, verb: move or cause to move into a sloping position, change or cause to change in favor of one person or thing as opposed to another, engage in a contest with; noun: a sloping position or movement, an inclination or bias.
Urgent, adjective: (of a state or situation) requiring immediate action or attention, (of action or an event) done or arranged in response to a pressing or critical situation, (of a person or their manner) earnest and persistent in response to a pressing situation.

The seductive way
You tilted your head
The urgent noise you'd make
And then the words came
"Doc's a good boy. "
So we knew that
You'd been truly bad
©Sheilagh Lee May 3, 2017

My Grandmother and Doc

My Mom and Doc

NB:Doc was an intelligent crow my mom and dad rescued. They rescued three eggs when the cat killed the mother. Two eggs hatched but only one survived. Doc imprinted on my mother and grandmother; but he was always my mother's bird and called her Maw or mom. Doc had a huge vocabulary for a bird unfortunately he also picked up a few swear words from his misdeeds of taking things from neighbours that were shiny. My mom was always returning pins, rings etc. Luckily he didn't do that too far from home so they could be returned. Doc would always say he was a good boy when he was scolded or when he knew he' done something wrong. Doc lived 27 years until a skunk sprayed him and it killed him.


Take me out to the ball game
Take me out to the ball game
where the stadium's
one hundred and forty years old
The seductive lure of cork
Hitting home runs
And men tilting at the bases
Urgent running to beat the ball
As many a game was won.
©Sheilagh Lee May 3, 2017

Happy Birthday Labatt's Memorial Park!!