Saturday, November 16, 2013

November 16, 2013 Sunday Whirl #135/ Writer's Digest Nov PAD Challenger

Prompt:

race, silky, lanky, whiskey, puddle, pain, mouth
isolate, murky, breath, marsh, razor, befuddled


Cowboy's Song
He looks around
Befuddled, lost, 
And bewildered
Searches for 
The last cow 
And 
Her calf
The one with 
The sweet breath

He is a cowboy
Lean and lanky
Stubble on his chin
In need of a razor
Whiskey on his breath
It's the isolation

He'll check the marsh
Where waters
Are murky
It's a race to move the
Cattle down from the 
HIgh country
Before the snow


He returns home
His mouth covers mine
Skin silky under my fingers
His muscles relax
Tomorrow
He will continue
The lost of even one
Causes pain

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Writer's Digest Nov PAD challenge  Prompt:  For today’s prompt, write a half-way poem. The poem might deal with a half-way point in time. Or perhaps, a place in the dead center of here and there–in a physical sense. Even a compromise on terms in a negotiation can work.

Halfway
Halfway there
Halfway gone
Halfway finished
Halfway started
Halfway full
Halfway empty
Is it the distance
We have traveled
Or is it the distance
We have to go
Is it the glass
Half full
Or half empty









7 comments:

  1. No rest when one is lost...human or calf...emotions run deep when it comes to life...you expressed those emotions well...bkm

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  2. Enjoyed this half way glimpse into a cowboy's life

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  3. My mum's husband was a herdsman..he loved cows..they have a gentleness and calves definitely have sweet breath..love is love however we find it..and express..with love on this Sunday x

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  4. I love cowboys! And I loved this one :)

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  5. After only a few lines, I started hearing that old song Desperado, love it when that happens. It means the poem is reaching inside and making connections, seeking a more permanent place.

    Elizabeth

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  6. Great words for the wordle and what a fantastic job you did with them, you created a vivid and rich character and atmosphere. I could completely visualize your words =)

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  7. I really like the wordle poem, Annell.

    Pamela

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