Daily Prompt: Past

The Daily Prompt states: A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place. Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why? Be sure to mention the song, and describe the memory it evokes.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us PAST.

Reminded of you, us,

More than I should be.

I can’t escape you.

I want to.

I want you out of my existence.

Only because it is not healthy.

You were in the past.

We were in the past.

Life moves forward,

Things change.

People…change.

We are not what we used to be.

Not what we are.

The past is history.

Our history,

But our present is different.

The past is gone.

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Daily Prompt: Complex

The Daily Prompt states: Tell us about the time you threw down the gauntlet and drew the proverbial line in the sand by giving someone an ultimatum. If you’ve never handed out an ultimatum but secretly wanted to, describe the scene and what you would say to put an end (one way or another) to an untenable situation.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us COMPLEX.

Understanding, you lack.

One moment happy, agreeable,

Mean and argumentative the next.

There are days you are a joy.

Others flee when your name spoken.

A bear to work with.

No discussion, simply argument.

Your way, or no way.

I cannot speak.

No more energy to argue.

Every moment is a battle.

Yet you remembered by birthday.

Simplicity is not used to describe you.

Life is not simple with you.

I keep you around, because I need to.

Untenable, it may be.

 

 

Daily Prompt: Legacy

The Daily Prompt states:  Imagine yourself at the end of your life. What sort of legacy will you leave? Describe the lasting effect you want to have on the world, after you’re gone.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us LEGACY.

 

In your thoughts, I am happy.

I brought you joyous occasions.

Children, mine, remain.

Peaceful, driven, successful in life,

They are.

Not money hungry,

Greed escapes them.

Giving of themselves,

My children do.

Reference to me,

My children do,

If that is legacy,

Then I am proud to have it.

Joyous memories created with family,

Friends and more.

Legacy is what you make it,

The memories of others.

My children carry on.

Daily Prompt: Work

The Daily Prompt states: If you’re like most of us, you need to earn money by working for a living. Describe your ultimate job. If you’re in your dream job, tell us all about it — what is it that you love? What fulfills you? If you’re not in your dream job, describe for us what your ultimate job would be.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us WORK.

 

Rising early in the morning,

The sun yet to wake.

Eat a breakfast,

Brew the nectar of life.

A shirt, tie, fancy shoes.

A uniform, a costume.

Off to the cubicle for eight,

nine, sometimes more hours.

Life is work, work is life.

A midday meal to energize the body.

Maybe I’ll change paths,

Drive truck.

Fix computers.

Oh to write a book in my pajamas.

The bank account grows,

Only for rapid depletion.

Bills, utilities.

Work to pay for a car,

Only to have to drive to work.

Vicious cycle.

Work is pride,

Work is necessary.

Evening come,

Slumber soon.

For tomorrow, I rise,

When the sun yet to wake.

Daily Prompt: Teaching

The Daily Prompt states: We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us TEACHING.

You guide me each day.

You taught me to roll over.

Take a step or two.

You showed me how a spoon works.

Then the words came up from inside.

You helped me to learn to read.

Taught me respect and to respect others.

A teacher you are, but dad is your name.

I learned, and one day I’ll teach just like you.

Daily Prompt: Sixteen

The Daily Prompt states: Write a post inspired by your sixteenth birthday.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SIXTEEN.

The smart phone went off,

interrupting my slumber.

My friends will call soon, regardless that its early.

10 am.

My excitement can’t be quelled.

I will pass the exam. I will be allowed.

To drive.

I’ve waited for this birthday since I was eight.

I’ll get mom to iron my jeans, I won’t do that.

Breakfast better be quick, I can’t wait.

Dad better be ready to drive me to the DMV.

For soon I will be able to drive myself,

wherever I want to go.

Sixteen is golden,

precious.

I hope I don’t have to get a job.

Sixteen.

Daily Prompt: Choice

The Daily Prompt states: You’ve been kidnapped and given a choice: would you rather be stranded on an island, dropped into an unknown forest, or locked in a strange building?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us CHOICE.

 

Up or down?

Left or right?

Go to school,

don’t go to school.

Choose faith,

don’t choose faith.

Be nice,

don’t be so nice.

Choose what you want to be.

Choice is not a choice,

it is a right.

Cheeseburger,

pizza,

tofu?

Choose what you want.

But know you have the choice.

Happiness?

Sorrow?

Positivity or negativity?

How do you choose to live your life?