Evening shadows

Trifecta :Week 105

For the final challenge Trifecta  has left the choice to us writers.We are to give them exactly 33 of our best words.They want the words to bleed -definitely a tough challenge for us but then when has Trifecta  given us a challenge that has been easy? 😀 Feels really unreal writing for Trifecta  this final time but hope that someday,somewhere we meet again.Will miss the fabulous challenges and the dedicated Trifectans. All the best to everyone and here come my 33 words for what they are worth.

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Evening shadows

On the cobblestones of life

forgotten laughter

ebullient-

gambols in concert

with tears,

silhouettes of past

play Chinese whispers

desires bubble

in

yesterday’s cauldron.

Unsaid words

coagulate, asphyxiate

on bitter gall of regret.

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Judas kiss

Trifecta: Week 114

Am sad to learn that Trifecta has decided to close shop and though it has been sometime(around 6/7 weeks) that I last entered a challenge here,I will still miss Trifecta.I had never written fiction before I found Trifecta,just a month after I started my blog at WP in Dec 2012 .I was excited and decided to jump on the bandwagon and what a ride it was! I wrote twice every week,for almost a year and though I never placed but I was thrilled as I realized I can write too.It was a lovely learning experience and it gave me the confidence to write for other sites.My biggest  plus was of course making some awesome friends and interacting with amazing fellow writers.I will forever remember Trifecta and the community fondly.I would have felt sadder,had I not joined Trifecta in this last month,with the hope that maybe they will return with a new format and new challenges/ideas for us.I wish them all the best-Lisa,Laura and Draug-the amazing hosts and talented editors on board,thank you so much for everything.Without any more rambling let me post the rules and my piece,before it closes.I have never submitted so late(and written so fast either),lol!

Word prompt for this week is-

SATISFY  (transitive verb)
1a : to carry out the terms of (as a contract) : discharge
  b : to meet a financial obligation to
2: to make reparation to (an injured party) : indemnify
3a : to make happy : please  

 b : to gratify to the full : appease
4a : convince
  b : to put an end to (doubt or uncertainty) : dispel
5a : to conform to (as specifications) : be adequate to (an end in view)

Remember: 
 
• Your response must be exactly 33 words. 
• You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post. 
• The word itself needs to be included in your response. 
• You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above. 
• Only one entry per writer. 
• If your post doesn’t meet our requirements, please leave your link in the comments section, not in the linkz. 
• Trifecta is open to everyone. Please join us. 

– See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.wugDmdVg.dpuf

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Judas kiss

 

Saccharine sweetness

enthralls,

yet

quicksilver emotions

fail to

satisfy

cravings

of my soul

Blade of indifference

lacerates.

Venom in my angst

 I wince,

watching you

retreat,

immune to

my heart’s cicatrix-

still raw.

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Retrospect

Retrospect

 

Drop by drop I sipped

from the wine of love

Never noticed how

my lips turned blue

Bit by bit I partook

from passion’s loaf

Failed to see when

it grew cold and stale

Brick by brick

I built castles in the air

But forgot to take care

termites of mistrust laid them bare

Thread by thread I wove

this tapestry of life

But closed my eyes to the

moths of strife

Knew not when

my knight’s shining armour

Turned red with rust

While his white steed

turned to grey dust

Little by little it all dawns on me

as I turn and look back,

woe is me!

Seam by seam I unravel

the knots in my heart

Beam by beam I tear down

 our love story apart.

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The above poem was written for http://dversepoets.com/   OpenLinkNight ~ February 2014.

To read what others have written or to participate click on the link above.

Mr Fox and Ms Crane

 

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Mr Fox and Ms Crane

 

Sara the crane, stood watching, anxious 

as Ryan her son, was teased in the schoolyard

she wrung her wings, tension brewing

Just then Brer fox, her husband, came and stood next to her

pulling her close, he said,”Honey, no worries

he is our son; no way will he be beaten.”

Sara looked at him and smiled for

Sure enough Ryan did not weaken,

but walked away

leaving the bullies defeated.

Brer said, “Yes, he has taken after you,

 Knows how to give as good as he gets.”

 

Strolling back, they saw Diane, the lissome vixen

followed by a horde of admirers

And Mommy Sara winked and said,

”She sure is her Papa’s daughter,

there’s no escaping her allure.”

 

Walking home, he reminisced

“Remember our first date?”

“Yes!”She laughed, “You invited me to dinner

And served goulash on a dish

And I went home mad with hunger

drooling on the pillow

dreaming of skewered fish!”

 

He chuckled and responded

“Not one to be left behind,

you decided to pay me back in the same coin

Invited me to lunch on a hot afternoon

And, served my favourite sherbet in a pitcher

almost killing me of thirst, that eventful day

per chance you wanted to send me home

lying on a stretcher?”

 

“But then” she grinned, “McDonald’s came to town

Brer’s eyes shone and he added,

”And when Starbucks opened shop,

it was the jewel in the crown.”

“Our dates were non- stop

and we fell in love!”Sara sighed.

 

“Am glad we were both smart

Not to let our shortcomings keep us apart

Found a way to reach each other’s heart

And that’s how our life got a head start”,

Brer concluded, beaming with pride.

 

 

MORAL- Sometimes tit for tat may lead to this and that (and more) 😉

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The above poem was written for http://dversepoets.com/.Today’s challenge,Let’s be fabulists today is being hosted by .The rules he has set for this challenge are-

 

    • take an existing fable and create a poem out of it, maybe moving the anthropomorphism back to real humans.
    • or, tell your own fable in the form of your preference. I think a world of foxes, lions and scorpions still exists, and can be used to create a poem.
    • or simply rewrite you fable of choice in poetic words, many of the fables were actually poems to start with so you are in great company with the original fabulist.
    • And if you use a fable and not just the characters, please include a reference to that fable. I would love to learn how your world of fables look like.

For more details,or to read what other participants have posted or to participate,please visit the site http://dversepoets.com/

 

 

Unwrapping the memories

Unwrapping the memories

 

Languid days tied with a satin ribbon

I open the window to my soul

dust the cobwebs off

unlocking fragile memories,

forgotten fragrances

Of you…

Wrapped in scented tissue

pink as the first blush of love

here lies my memory

of the day when I saw you first

Wrapped in multi-coloured scarf

are the rainbow dreams I dared to dream

When I pursued you relentlessly

Knowing I had no chance

to be the crème de la creme

Here is the green kerchief soaked in

Tears of jealousy

containing  my envy

when I saw you with other girls

all sows, I thought, around my pearl

This white envelope

dotted with drops of red

my bleeding heart’s tears

when i did not see you for years

And  wrapped in cellophane

here is the scrapbook

where I squirreled away

nuggets of information,

About you.

Bubble wrapped carefully,

these are my  galloping heartbeats

when I saw you next

Tied with a silver ribbon

what are these?

of course, treasured memory

Of our friendship

Passion I wrapped in this satin box

the hugs and kisses

you had showered non-stop

Oh,and this golden packet

most priceless of all

I wrapped all your love

lest  I forgo it all

This crimson bottle holds

my red hot rage,when

 of your lies, I took umbrage

At the bottom of this all

 lies  a big black pack

in it are stacked the bleached bones of

Our love

This latest pack

wrapped in all white

marks  our mutual exoneration

Am keeping the diamond wrapped vase

enclosing our love,

on display

‘cos my heart is sure

faith will never lead us astray.

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The above poem was written for dVerse Poets Pub OpenLinkNight ~ Week 133.

Questioning heart

Open Link Night ~ Week 131

 

Questioning heart

 

Tell me my love

When you ripped my heart open

And I bled tears

Did it bathe your wounds?

Or heal your scars?

When you painted my soul

with the black ink of betrayal

did a rainbow appear

in the mirror of your soul?

Please, sweetheart,

Do tell me

when you pierced my self esteem

with shrapnel of indifference

Did your lips taste sweetness?

or did your heart skip a beat?

Did you perchance feel a thrill

when you shattered my fragile anima

with your harsh silence?

Tell me my love

Did the keening of my lonely soul

turn into lullaby 

When you laid yourself down to sleep?

Pray, tell me

Did you feel victorious?

With every promise you broke

And with each lie you uttered

Did you settle some score?

I so want to know,

Did it make you happy

To erase the memories I thought we made?

Or was it just a cake walk

To never give, but just take?

When I begged for scraps

Did it give you a high?

 Or did peace dawn on you

When you heard me sigh?

Wonder if it ever bothered you darling

the mind games you played?

Leading me on with your worldly wise ways?

Kindly answer, for I do need to know

Why does my heart still ache without you

and life seems hollow?

 

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The above poem was written for DVerse.To learn more and participate,please click on the link http://dversepoets.com/2014/02/04/open-link-night-week-131/

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The verbal beast

Trifextra: Week Ninety-One

This weekend Trifecta has the following on the menu for Trifextra challenge-

It’s now time for some Trifextra fun. Thirty years ago, Roald Dahl published the book Dirty Beasts, a collection of poems for children about weird and wonderful animals. The last poem, however, is called The Tummy Beast about a boy who thinks there’s someone living in his belly. Your Trifextra challenge is to write 33 words on a beast in an unusual place. No swamps or forests or caves, we really want you to take your beast out of its comfort zone. http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.eAWaxdhd.dpuf

This was indeed very tough and I almost gave up before deciding to just go with the flow.Hope it is not too bad 😛

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The Verbal beast

 

Hiding between the vocal chords

it creeps up on the tongue

caustic words of derision

cutting down everyone

cares not for enemies made

nor the friends lost-

Sarcasm, the beast

spares no one!

 

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Dream(e)scape

Trifextra: Week Sixty-Three

Weekend is here & with that comes Trifextra’s challenge.Here it is-

 

This weekend we’re asking for exactly 33 of your own words inspired by the following quote from the book you could win in the WBN giveaway. Good luck!

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ― Paulo CoelhoAlchemist

This week’s challenge is community judged.
 
Trifecta sure knows how to challenge their writers.Anyone who has read the afore mentioned book,knows what a beauty it is & has inspired  so many.Powerful stuff-dreams & am sure my fellow Trifectans  will  be churning out one gem after another-good for the likes of me,for I can feast on some great word imagery:-)Here is my submission.
 
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Dream(e)scape

 

Dreams –

Pigmented,speckled,big,small.

I cherish some,

Others,I let go

inked in blood-

painful broken shards.

Yet,dream I must

for love or lust,

openly or

slyly,

breaking free

aiming high

I need to fly!

 

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Pay Attention

Trifecta: Week Seventy-Two

This week the word Trifecta  gave us is-

ALCHEMY (noun)

1
: a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life
2
: a power or process of transforming something common into something special

 

Please remember:
  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above. 
  • Only one entry per writer.
This week’s challenge is community judged.
 
And boy,oh boy,was this a tough cookie or what?I racked my brains till nothing was left except an empty shell.I read a few entries to see if it could spark a  flame or at least a flicker-but nothing!Wish I knew some alchemy so that i could produce a winning entry,I thought,where are you my inspiration,my muse?Ah,time was running out & with  just over three hours left,I was distraught.Will it be the first time that I will miss submitting an entry to Trifecta?Just 4 months old & already nothing to say?I  decided to just start writing-wrote two stories but could not weave in the word prompt correctly,so started writing a poem.Yes,it is  a silly,nonsensical poem(if one can call it a poem that is) but had fun writing it & that’s what these writing challenges are all about,I believe.So friends,here is my submission,waiting to read your feedback:-)
 
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Pay Attention

 

Traveling far?

Or alone?

Heed my words

Approach not

 

The haunted house

With its guests undead

Lure the travelers

Who dare tread

lonely paths of

the bewitched forest

 

That house

the evil witches,

brewing their deathly potions

in cauldrons of infamy

and who stew the ignoramuses

amid cacophony.

 

The wicked gnomes

cast their spell

with their bonhomie

to lead the rest astray.

So,if you happen to meet one

be very,very wary.

 

Then there are those

pretty fairies too

who look like they

can hardly say BOO

But to trust

their dainty anatomy

is sheer calamity

 

The only saviour  for you

Is the rheumy eyed Bunny

keep your pockets full of carrots

to fill his crummy tummy

And if he finds them yummy

you will be taken to the academy.

 

There the wise old wizard

Knows a trick or two

His words are alchemy

makes all evil coo.

 

And if you think all these warnings

Sound little too scummy

Ex-cuse me

Go risk your heart and soul

I call it blasphemy!

 

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Say “NO”

Trifextra: Week Sixty-Two

Well,well,what do you know?It’s Sunday & time for an “extra” innings at Trifecta.This is what they had to say about their challenge-

 

On to the weekend challenge.  We want you to give us thirty-three words of advice.  Your advice can be to anyone or about anything.  We only ask that you make it uniquely yours.

 

I was  so not going to do this challenge but hey blame it on Trifecta & its addictive charm,just could not stay away.So,with a little more than four hours to go ,here I am with my piece,all of 33 words 😀

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Say “NO”

 

Said Lord Polonius

Neither be a borrower

Nor a lender be

In the same vein I say

Neither seek advice

Nor an adviser be

Just shut your trap-

No one wants it, see?

 

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