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 10, 2017

Three Word Wednesday -Rippling Through Water

Prompts: Violate, verb: contravene, breach, , infringe, break, transgress, overstep, disobey, defy, flout; disregard, ignore, trample on, invade, trespass upon, encroach upon, intrude upon; disrespect, desecrate, profane, defile, degrade, debase; damage, vandalize, deface, destroy, rape, sexually assault, assault, force oneself on, abuse, attack, molest, interfere with.

Anticlimax, noun: letdown, disappointment, comedown, nonevent; bathos.

Bit, noun: piece, portion, segment, section, part; chunk, lump, hunk, slice; fragment, scrap, shred, crumb, grain, speck; spot, drop, pinch, dash, soup├žon, modicum; morsel, mouthful, bite, sample; iota, jot, tittle, whit, atom, particle, trace, touch, suggestion, hint, tinge; snippet, snatch, smidgen, tad, moment, minute, second, (little) while.

Rippling Through Water

Like pebbles rippling through water
Others seek to violate your peace of mind
Bit by bit, word by word
They penetrate your defences
Feeling you are drowning
You reach out to them
Looking for a lifeline
Demanding retraction
They crow anticlimactically
That they are innocent
You are making up things
They are the angel
You are the devil
You think you’re alone
Adrift in a hostile world
But others see them
For whom they are
And then you don’t feel so alone
©Sheilagh Lee May 10, 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!!