Broadway

Originally posted on Poesy plus Polemics:
? “Night Broadway” by Leonid Afremov ? ? competing marquees glare and kick at the rain dripping titles on tourists as puddles of playwrights collect in the cracks of sly sidewalks conspiring to end-around critics with colors refracted and sheened at disposable incomes and bourgeoisie tastes ? ? (originally…

Travel Tips

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
So I’m a tourist in my own life, am I? OK, so let’s go with that. A) It’s better than no trip at all. And 2) Mind your own beeswax. Inspired by The Daily Post Daily Word Prompt: tourist

The WordPress tourist

The WordPress tourist Maybe a new WordPress tourist They insist may never be missed May we please see free A prompt post daily Place the new tourist on the list Alan Grace 30 June 2018 Daily prompt: Jun 29 Tourist I recycle 2016 Daily Word Prompts Maybe replace “tourist” with “purist” if you like? See:…

Jun 29 Prompt: Tourist. Why is the city tourist angry? (an Acrostic)

Please write your own post with this prompt Jun 29 Tourist (usual way) so that your followers (and us) can share posts 🙂 It is almost a month since WordPress stopped new Daily Prompts. Please see: Open letter to Ben Huberman (WordPress): Demise of Daily Prompts Aimless? Challenge (limit: about 100 words): Write your own short…

Daily Prompts for July onwards. Wanna play?

This blog is a way of ‘paying it forward’ to those bloggers who have followed my blog https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/ and liked my posts. See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/help-for-alans-anarchy-daily-prompts-read-this-first/ You may like to view a slideshow of random posts (quicker version). My blog for sharing your favourite posts (prompts not required) is at: https://guestdailyposts.wordpress.com/ (Click on the link on the…

Deprived- Fake event

I went into Auckland city yesterday to attend an event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (an IHG hotel). Sadly no organiser turned up and no venue had been booked at the hotel. What a waste of time 😦 Perhaps I should expect an email or phone call from someone operating a “Nigerian” type scam? The…

Inside-Out

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
It is easy to live life unconsciously hurting yourself in ways that seem subtle, but add up. These are the small and large ways I deprive myself daily: I do not drink enough water I wait until my towels and sheets are seriously past their prime before…

Blue Bells (Final)

Originally posted on EcoSeasons:
Blue in Green, Miles Davis, ’59 I remember when He made you Lie down in green pastures He leadeth you to the still waters He restoreth your soul

Quench my thirst; don’t stab me in the back

Quench my thirst Daily prompts help me stay alive Like water for a thirsty man WordPress why do you strife contrive Why slaughter me when thrive I can With life breath and knife death deprive Alan Grace 27 June 2018 Jun 28 Water Jun 27 Deprive I recycle 2016 Daily Word Prompts

Stalled

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
There is such a thing as sitting on the fence too long If you wait too long to make a choice to go to one side or the other You might lose the impetus to move altogether The impulse that got you up on the fence in…

Daily Prompt: Help the elephants

Originally posted on Englepip's World:
? Would you put me in a zoo Because you think it’s safer Or for your entertainment ‘Cos I’m cute? Would you hem me in with fences? Take horizons from my eyes And the freedom that Your species seems to prize? No let me take my chances Feel the…

Personal Prophet

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
I don’t believe in prophecy That the Divine chooses certain people over others I believe we are all divine And carry within us a higher self who knows the way I don’t worship kings or popes or leaders who rule through fear I believe together we will…

Of fences

Originally posted on ….Bilocalalia….:
Another poem for Inez, inspired by Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” I’ve made her a poetry star, she says, a woman excluded from her family portrait, now famous in a small circle. Good writers are good listeners, I say. Telling other people’s stories is a tricky business; even fictional figures may take offense.…

Fences

Originally posted on One Woman's Quest:
Look at us building fences pretending we have differences do we not hunger the same hunt in the same places do we not strive with equal intent build our nests with the same ferocity forgo passion to survive let us stop pretending let down these walls admit to…

Fence and other Daily Prompts for 26 Jun 2018

Please create a post based on the main prompt in the heading (first word). I will reblog your post (if your blog allows reblogs). Please create a pingback by putting a link to this post in your post 🙂 or paste a link to your post in a comment below this post 🙂 Look at…

Study of Dreams

Originally posted on Debbie Gravett:
Loving the gentle rain that we are currently having. So peaceful and healing. Time to go and sleep to the pitter-patter beat. To the song of the rain Gentle slapping on soil Calm to the dusty earth Ease to the dying plants I fall asleep by this lullaby To wonder…

Prophecy and other Daily Prompts for 25 Jun 2018

Please create a post based on the main prompt in the heading (first word). I will reblog your post (if your blog allows reblogs). Please create a pingback by putting a link to this post in your post 🙂 or paste a link to your post in a comment below this post 🙂 Note: To…

The Voyage of “Hell’s Modesty”

Originally posted on The Daily Travesty:
The jolly roger flails In the stormy winter breeze Above a deck of scalawags Afloat upon the seas. The crew is cruel and vile, Culled from horrors of the night, Which would be very normal If their captain weren’t polite. He’ll pull aside a merchant ship. His cannons towards…

The Metal Voyage of Comrade Death: A Poem

Originally posted on Dracul Van Helsing:
The Metal Voyage of Comrade Death: A Poem It was a concert in a large hall where spotlights shine and moonbeams fall It had an clear window opening roof below it sat a giant’s tooth for this was a Heavy Metal concert where baroque’s rhythm is engulfed by a…

Voyage or journey?

Voyage or journey? No boy on voyage or journey Give me power of attorney Live no more as wall flower Won’t cower in The Tower Don’t haul me out on a gurney Alan Grace 23 June 2018 Jun 24 Voyage

Note to Self

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
I’m in awe of you Of your courage The capacity of your heart to forgive Your continual willingness to try no matter what Your full-hearted commitment to living your truth Your love of life that always manages to overcome your darkness Your never- ending spirit in the…

AARDVARK: Alan’s Ark (Rescued Dailyprompts Virtual ARK). Wanna play?

My Daily Prompt blog is now Alan’s Anarchy: Daily Prompts (this blog). See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/ This blog is a way of ‘paying it forward’ to those bloggers who have followed my blog https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/ and liked my posts. See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/help-for-alans-anarchy-daily-prompts-read-this-first/ For guidelines, please see: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/alans-anarchy-guidelines-more-daily-prompts/ This is a great way to grow your site. All followers of…

Flowers…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
  There were always flowers. Orchids pinned upon a mother’s breast, All lace and diamonds. Long black gloves And painted lips, As she left, laughing. A child who watched As the door closed. There were flowers… Yellow tulips, Cellophane and ribbon A girl who blushed As the…

Narcissus

Narcissus I sigh with mirrored awe Adored sight viewed before In reflected sheen A great beauty seen Why strive for any more Alan Grace 22 June 2018 Jun 23 Awe

The Night of the Planets [Repost]

Originally posted on Fluffy Pool:
Prompt: Faith Original Prompt: Awe, June 23, 2016 Some people think that I dreamed the whole thing, but I know it really happened. I live in Arizona, U.S.A., in a suburb way south of a city called Scottsdale. Houses in this “community” are small and cheap, and many of them…