Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Three Word Wednesday.- Emperor has no clothes

Three Word Wednesday.- Emperor has no clothes
Dazzle, verb: blind temporarily, deprive of sight, overwhelm, overcome, impress, move, stir, affect, touch, awe, overawe, leave speechless, take someone's breath away, spellbind, hypnotize; noun: glare, brightness, brilliance, shimmer, radiance, shine, sparkle, glitter, brilliance, glory, splendor, magnificence, glamour; attraction, lure, allure, draw, appeal.
Erupt, verb: emit lava, become active, flare up; explode, break out, flare up, start suddenly; ensue, arise, happen, appear, break out, flare up, come to a head, suppurate, emerge.
Flimsy, adjective: insubstantial, fragile, breakable, frail, shaky, unstable, wobbly, tottery, rickety, ramshackle, makeshift; jerry-built, badly built, shoddy, chintzy, gimcrack, thin, light, fine, filmy, floaty, diaphanous, sheer, delicate, insubstantial, wispy, gossamer, gauzy, weak, feeble, poor, inadequate, insufficient, thin, unsubstantial, unconvincing, implausible, unsatisfactory.



You dazzle me
With gifts
Meant to wow
You dictate every word
I am to think and print
But your flimsy attempts
Just make me sad
Then your nature
Gets the best of you
And you erupt
In anger
Condemning me with
Broad strokes of your brush
Fake news you shout
As the truth is printed
Painting your true intentions
But when you fail
The first person you call
Is me
Pleading your case
Painting your world
Erupting when I do my job
And tell the world
The complete story
You yell ‘Fake news!!’
Yet again
The emperor has no clothes

©Sheilagh Lee March 29 ,2017
Ps there is fake news that does not come from news sources but when you hear it over and over again question the source and why they claim fake news.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Books

Books

I read their pages
My heart races
My brain follows
The adventure
Begins and I follow
Each page leading to
New situations
New places
New experiences
Enfolding for me
I am taken away
For a few hours
Or a few days

I live in books

©Sheilagh Lee March 24 ,2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Three Word Wednesday- Denial is a River in Eygpt

Three Word Wednesday- Denial is a River in Eygpt



Prompts:
Abandoned, adjective: deserted, forsaken, cast aside/off; jilted, stranded, rejected; informal dumped, ditched, unused, disused, neglected, idle; deserted, unoccupied, uninhabited, empty, uninhibited, reckless, unrestrained, wild, unbridled, impulsive, impetuous; immoderate, wanton.

Babyish, adjective: childish, immature, infantile, juvenile, puerile, adolescent.

Cunning, adjective: crafty, wily, artful, guileful, devious, sly, scheming, designing, calculating, Machiavellian; shrewd, astute, clever, canny; deceitful, deceptive, duplicitous, foxy; noun: guile, craftiness, deviousness, slyness, trickery, duplicity; shrewdness, astuteness.

Whether here, whether there
There is weather everywhere
The wind does blow
The trees sway
The rain falls
Most every place
We share the Earth
A beautiful place
If we do not bespoil it
But some of those cunning
Or is it Machiavellian?
Leaders in charge
Abandon principles
Deny and continue to waste
And pollute the place we call home
Calling us babyish, ill informed
When we protest
We wish they’d quit their denial
In the name of the almighty buck

Before the Earth is done.
©Sheilagh Lee March 22 ,2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Three Word Wednesday- The Ides of March

Taut, adjective: tight, stretched, rigid, flexed, tense, hard, solid, firm, rigid, stiff, fraught, strained, stressed, tense, uptight.

Underestimate: verb: underrate, undervalue, underappreciate, lowball, do an injustice to, be wrong about, sell short, play down, understate; minimize, de-emphasize, underemphasize, diminish, gloss over, trivialize; miscalculate, misjudge, misconstrue, misread.

Vigorous, adjective: robust, healthy, hale and hearty, strong, sturdy, fit; hardy, tough, athletic; bouncing, thriving, flourishing, blooming; energetic, lively, active, perky, spirited, vibrant, vital, zestful, strenuous, powerful, forceful, spirited, mettlesome, determined, aggressive, two-fisted, driving, eager, zealous, ardent, fervent, vehement, passionate; tough, robust, thorough, blunt, hard-hitting.



The Ides of March

With vigorous scrolling
Of newspaper articles
We conclude
The Ides of March
Are upon us
Should we be taut
With worry and fret
That the world
Is coming to an end
Or should we put our trust
In moral, noble people
Who seek to fix
What’s wrong
Through protest and voice
Never underestimate
The goodness in the world
For someone with virtue
Can rule the world
If they choose the right time

But it seems it’s a waiting game.

©Sheilagh Lee March 15 ,2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Three Word Wednesday- Wind

Wind


Painful, adjective: sore, hurting, tender, aching, throbbing, angry, disagreeable, unpleasant, nasty, bitter, distressing, upsetting, traumatic, miserable, sad, heartbreaking, agonizing, harrowing.
Raspy, adjective: hoarse or harsh-sounding.
Shifty, adjective: devious, evasive, slippery, duplicitous, false, deceitful, underhanded, untrustworthy, dishonest, shady, wily, crafty, tricky, sneaky, treacherous, artful, sly, scheming, snide.

The wind whips

Leaves hidden

Below the melted snow

The evergreen sways

Its branches flowing

Sounds unidentifiable

Raspy and shifty in nature

Maybe the sounds

Of metal and cement

Lifting in the wind

My hair is full of leaves and dirt

Painful to the scalp

I scurry to the house

Entering my home

I sit in my chair

The lights blink

As I listen to the wind

I feel safe


Surrounded by four walls.
 ©Sheilagh Lee March 8,2017