Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: MYSTERY and ATTRACT

A tale of fear and things that go bump bump bump in the night

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Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for MYSTERY and ATTRACT.  I used


Erectile issues

manhood diminished. Scared and

grave, consumes Blue pills

Now can’t sleep on his stomach

Wife hangs her towels on it


Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 119 “Mystery & Attract,” #SynonymsOnly

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: Whatever words I fancy

I so need boundaries if only so I have something to cross

Seems that it is a bit of a free for all this week and I can use whatever words I want.  How curious.  the limitations are usually rather liberating in an odd sort of way and complete freedom just makes me want to be even more stupid than usual.

I decided to open the nearest book and use the first word on page 58 and the last on page 101.  the book was Cosmic Traitor (Perry Rhodan 26) by Kurt Brand.  The words are THOUGHTS and MILKY.  They made me think of an Astronaut…


Once more to the stars

mind strays to places unknown

thoughts of escaping

the shackles of gravity

and his quite annoying wife


https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/11/06/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-109-happy-november-poets-choice-of-words/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: AFRAID and GRAVE

A tale of fear and things that go bump bump bump in the night

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for AFRAID and GRAVE. I used SCARED and SERIOUS. Sorry Colleen…


Erectile issues

manhood diminished. Scared and

grave, consumes Blue pills

Now can’t sleep on his stomach

Wife hangs her towels on it


https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/67160090/posts/27651

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: CHANGE and DEFY

Another Tuesday challenge!

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for CHANGE and DEFY.  I used REFASHION and ‘THUMB ONE’S NOSE AT’.


 

Refashioned, reused

inverted and repurposed

existing fluid

and thumbs her nose at the thought

of penis, now in a jar

 


https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/67160090/posts/27651

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: CHANGE and DEFY.

Aah the change of seasons feels very much upon us. Time to reflect upon life stuff…

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for CHANGE and DEFY.  I used TRANSFORM and DISREGARD


whilst seasons transform

time disregards status quo

forward evermore

’till they put you in a home

and the kids never visit


 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/08/28/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-99-change-defy-synonymsonly/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: SAD and WRITE

Another Tuesday challenge!

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for SAD and WRITE.  I used MELONCHOLY and SCRIBBLES.


 

My melancholy.

darkness scribbles on my soul

graffiti in blood

Pfft.  Sorry, only kidding

maybe a rude limerick?


https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/08/21/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-98-sad-write-synonymsonly/

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: TIME and MOVEMENT

It’s Monday so must mean another of Ronovan’s prompts.

Things time makes precious

memories, family, laughter

…regular movements

 

https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/08/06/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-213-timemovement/

 

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: INSPIRATION and PLAN

I’m wondering if it’s a wee bit obtuse. We shall see.

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for HAPPY and MOROSE.  I used CONTENT and DOUR.


 

uncontent wage slave

dour faced, shuffles through life

home to nagging wife

a new lease of life springs forth

new patio lifts spirits


 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/07/31/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-95-happy-morose-synonymsonly/

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: SATES and FUELS

Well that’s wholly inappropriate for any day of the week. Sorry Japan.

Desire overwhelms

sated sanity returns

puts tissues away

https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/07/30/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-212-satesfuels/

 

 

 

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: BRAIN and CLEANSE

Well that’s wholly inappropriate for any day of the week. Sorry Japan.

Colonoscopy

If only there was a way

to cleanse the brain shit

 

 

https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/07/23/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-211-braincleanse/

 

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: INSPIRATION and PLAN

You absolute tanka!

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for INSPIRATION and PLAN.  I used STIMULUS and INTENT.


Heady, hot, beat thuds

primal stimulus released

intent, desires rage

and at the end of the night

lowers standard, desperate

 


 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/07/17/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-93-inspiration-plan-synonymsonly/

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: WOKE and UP

I took a few liberties there but if you know it you know it and now you’re singing it.

Woke Up, outta bed

dragged a comb across my head.

Not a Beatles fan?

 

 

https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/07/16/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-210-wokeup/

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: OLD and DAYS

My mind didn’t stray far from the obvious on this one. This one’s for you Donny.

Remember the days

when you weren’t so old and grey?

No?  That cos you’re old.

 

 

https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/07/09/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-209-olddays/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: BEWITCH and TREASURE

Tanks a million

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for BEWITCH and TREASURE.  I used CAPTIVATE and PRIZE.


Feint smile, alluring

eyes captivate, draw him in

temptations sweet prize

Door knock, stark reality

sticky magazine pages

 

 


 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/07/10/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-92-bewitch-treasure-synonymsonly/

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: CHANCE and UNITE

My mind didn’t stray far from the obvious on this one. This one’s for you Donny.

Oh for the sweet chance

to see him re-united

with his dear mother

 

 

 

 

https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/07/02/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-208-chanceunite/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: MAGIC and GREEN

Tanks a million

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for Magic and Green.  I used Enchanted  and Pastoral.


Pastoral delight

enchanted billows rising

clouds swirl and mind freed

then succumbs to the munchies

eats an entire pizza


https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/07/03/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-91-magic-green-synonymsonly/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: GIVE and RECEIVE

Tanks a million

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for Give and Receive.  I used bestow and Welcome.


Silver falls the rain

welcome reprieve to parched land

cooling gift bestowed

heads covered people scurry

because it makes their hair curl

 


 

http://colleenchesebro.com/2018/06/26/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-90-give-receive-synonymsonly/

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: DRY and WET

Tanks a million

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for Dry and Wet.  I used Moist and Arid.


 

MOIST.  Clammy and damp.

Dripping and saturated

wet, humid, steamy

Congrats, most cant read past MOIST

Oh, better use ARID too.

 


There was no way this was going to be anything other than in appropriate.  I often try to be serious with these but this was too difficult to not go where I should not.

 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/06/19/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-89-dry-wet-synonymsonly/

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: PRAISE and Excite

Tanks a million

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for Praise and Excite.  I used Eulogise and Rouse.


Spring oft eulogised

Roused from dark, rich mother earth

cold grip, slow released

mostly I see dog walkers

leaving their crap on the paths


I would point out that the crap belongs to the dogs not the walkers.  In no way am I suggesting dog walkers poo on the pavements.  I mean they might, but I never saw them.  Well apart from that once…but they never had a dog.  And it was winter and about 2 in the morning after a night out and all the toilets were closed.  So probably not the same thing.

 

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/06/12/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-88-praise-excite-synonymsonly/

 

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: TYRANT and HOPE

Oh come on how was this going to end any other way. Seriously?

Pissy tanned tyrant

I do so hope you get aids

of the prison type

 

 

https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/06/11/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-205-tyranthope/