Ethically Yours

 

 

 

 

(Written for Reena’s Xploration Challenge #291, )

The king is fighting for his board-his reign,
All others, the coterie, except pawns, for power,
Every piece seems so indispensable,
Be it rook, knight, bishop, queen, or the king,
That anyone could be sacrificed for a pawn,
That one piece that moves so simple and straight,
No intriguing movements, one to one ethical,
Always Ready to get sacrificed for king’s sake,
If its side wins, good to be alive,
If its side losses, will do its tit-bit yet again.
Fight with a motive and fighting ethically,
Is important, win is secondary.

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #291

Good evening and see you next time. 


Guidelines- Welcome back!

Prompt # 291

Let the image stoke different dimensions of creativity.

There is no restriction on format of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured in the Weekly Wrap.

Any post that is found to be offensive, vulgar or something that hurts common sensibilities will not be included. This needs to be a safe space.

Create a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link in Comments. In case you are using a pingback, do check back to see if it has worked.

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Outsmartly Yours

( Written for Weekend Writing Prompt #323 – Outsmart)

All of my life, I have only been thinking that

I out smarted him, how dare he could outsmart me,

Or how could he have outsmarted someone else

before I tried outsmarting him differently,

 or he could outsmart me simply because

He had the luck on his side on all aspects,

Certainly not because, he had all that needed to outsmart me,

But all of my life I have neither been thinking

nor even searching for simplest of words to convey,

It doesn’t really matter who outsmarted whom before

Time really outsmarts every one of us.

Weekend Writing Prompt #323 – Outsmart

Good evening and see you next time.


Guidelines- Weekend Writing Prompt #323: This weekend your challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 96 words using the word “Outsmart”.

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem / prose must contain this week’s word (see note below).  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.
  • A note on the word: you can use any variation of the word (for example: call, calls, calling, called etc).  If you find you are struggling to use this week’s word you may substitute it for a synonym – just include a note to explain the swap.  Remember, this is supposed to be fun! 🙂

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

Sportingly Yours

( Written for W3 Prompt #66: Wea’ve Written Weekly Posted on 

 It’s the lullaby of life,

 Why not we sing it well,

 Even if It makes you strive,

 Sing it like a magical spell.   

  Why not we sing it well,

  Know we have to anyway,

  Sing it like a magical spell, 

  On a playground not a fray.

Know we have to anyway,   

Sing it happily n beautifully,

On a playground not a fray,

Play the game sportingly.

Sing it happily n beautifully,

Even if It makes you strive,

Play the game sportingly,

It’s the lullaby of life.

W3 Prompt #66: Wea’ve Written Weekly

Good evening and see you next time. 


  • Melissa’s prompt guidelines-
  • Write a pantoum with at least four stanzas.

Pantoum?

The pantoum consists of a series of 4-line stanzas that rhyme ABAB, in which the second and fourth lines of a stanza recur as the first and third lines in the next stanza; each stanza introduces a new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD. The first line of the series recurs as the last line of the closing stanza, and third line of the poem recurs as the second line of the closing stanza, rhyming ZAZA.

The design is simple:

  • Line 1
  • Line 2
  • Line 3
  • Line 4
  • Line 5 (repeat of line 2)
  • Line 6
  • Line 7 (repeat of line 4)
  • Line 8

Continue with as many stanzas as you wish, but the ending stanza then repeats the second and fourth lines of the previous stanza (as its first and third lines), and also repeats the third line of the first stanza, as its second line, and the first line of the first stanza as its fourth. So the first line of the poem is also the last.

Last stanza:

  • Line 2 of previous stanza
  • Line 3 of first stanza
  • Line 4 of previous stanza
  • Line 1 of first stanza

Emotionally Yours

( Written for #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge hosted by Colleen, Synonyms Only: No. 331, 8/1/23)

The more mind drifts from

Emotions’ ripple, more duped

Still, mind- heart scuffle.

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only: No. 331, 8/1/23

Good evening and see you next time. 


Guidelines- This week’s challenge is Synonyms Only. That means you choose two synonyms for the two words below. Use must use the synonyms in your poem, NOT the two words.

Flow & Wave

Please include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the URL, the https:// address of this post into your post).

Copy your link into the Mr. Linky written in green script below:

Please click the small checkbox on Mr. Linky about data protection.

Read and comment on some of your fellow poets’ work.

Like and leave a comment below if you choose to do so.

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Pausefully Yours

(Written for Moonwashed Weekly Prompt – Sun-kissed, 1 Aug 23 by Eugi)

Today, will do with

Saved crumbs and sun kissed water,

Quandary for day next.

Moonwashed Weekly Prompt – Sun-kissed

Good evening and see you next time.


Guidelines– Your Weekly Prompt – Sun-kissed

Go where the prompt leads you.

It can be any variation of the prompt and/or image.

  1. Publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. Copy the URL (the HTTPS:// address on my post) and paste it into your post.
  2. Copy your link into Mr. Linky below (underlined with a hyperlink). You might have to delete your previous entry.
  3. Please click the small checkbox on Mr. Linky about data protection

The screenshot below shows what Mr. Linky looks like inside. Add your name and the URL of your post. Click the box about the privacy policy (It’s blue). As everyone adds their links to Mr. Linky, you can view the other submissions by clicking on the Mr. Linky link on the challenge post. All the links will show in the order of posting.

NOTE: If you are reading this post from the WP READER, Mr. Linky will not show on the post. Please go directly to the post on amanpan.blog to add your post link.

 

Be sure to check out the comment links and pingbacks to view other posts inspired by today’s prompt.

-Eugi

Really Yours

(Written for What do you see # 197- July 31, 2023 #Whatdoyousee #WDYS)

The Almighty has shown us all a door,

A door to happiness and, prosperity,

To good health, humanity & longevity,

We open the door and get the treasure,

We be oblivious and miss the pleasure,

Enjoy heaven and create hell for others,

Or open the door for all and be the savior,

It’s nature’s door, real heaven medium,

Not like unreal Sailing to Byzantium.

What do you see # 197- July 31, 2023

Good evening and see you next time. 


Rules:-

  • You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.
  • Write an original story, poem or a caption.
  • There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.
  • If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.
  • I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.
  • It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.
  • There are issues with pingbacks in WordPress these days. So please paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

Please tag your responses with

#Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS

Believably Yours

( Reena’s Xploration Challenge #290 Posted on July 27, 2023 by Reena Saxena)

(Reena came across some interesting titles while browsing Medium, 1-You are not entitled to your beliefs, and no one has to respect them,      2- Ashes to ashes, Dust to Dust, Twitter to X, 3- One Lie does not erase thousands of truths and 4- The Confidence to Surrender Control)

Never think you are entitled to your beliefs,
But do think you are a custodian of your beliefs,
Maybe no one has any respect for them,
But you must always have a faith on them,
From first wisdom to your rite of  ashes to ashes and dust to dust,
You must always have a faith on them,
Let them be  unaltered by a change even if that change is smooth like,

Twitter to X, Back Rub to Google and Auction Web  to eBay.
You must always have a faith on them,
Even if an untruthful belief tries override yours,
You must always have a faith on them,
Since, one Lie does not erase thousands of truths,
Have confidence in your beliefs to have a confidence in yourself,
Let these beliefs control yourself joyfully till,

He up there is confident on you to surrender your Control for ever to Godself. 

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #290


Good evening and see you next time.

Guidelines- I came across some interesting titles while browsing Medium.

Let me share those to stoke your creative instincts this week.

  1. You are not entitled to your beliefs, and no one has to respect them

By Dustin Arand

2. Ashes to ashes, Dust to Dust, Twitter to X

By Nick Hilton

3. One Lie does not erase thousands of truths

by Sidra Owens

4. The Confidence to Surrender Control

by Alicia Cahlane Lewis

How will you contribute to this prompt?

  • Use one of the above headlines as the theme for your piece.
  • Write an interesting headline and share.
  • Write a piece on The Power of Headlines
  • If you have written a piece or book with an interesting headline, share the link with our readers here.

I happen to be on Medium as ReenaSaxenaWriter, and will be glad to follow you, if any of you happen to be on the platform.


There is no restriction on format of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured in the Weekly Wrap.

Any post that is found to be offensive, vulgar or something that hurts common sensibilities will not be included. This needs to be a safe space.

Create a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link in Comments. In case you are using a pingback, do check back to see if it has worked.

The feminists, humanists and individualists amongst you are welcome to follow us at
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Humanly Yours

(Written for weekend Prompt #322 – Flutter by Sammi)

That tiny limb which marks the difference,

Between what the God has made,

and what the man can make,

Let it not throb just ‘for and with blood‘,

Let it flutter with human emotions.   (34 words)

Weekend Writing Prompt #322 – Flutter

Good evening and see you next time. 


Guidelines- Weekend Writing Prompt #322: This weekend your challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 34 words using the word “Flutter”.

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem / prose must contain this week’s word (see note below).  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.
  • A note on the word: you can use any variation of the word (for example: call, calls, calling, called etc).  If you find you are struggling to use this week’s word you may substitute it for a synonym – just include a note to explain the swap.  Remember, this is supposed to be fun! 🙂

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

Historically Yours

(Written for #SoCS- One/Won dated

History respects the one who fought and won,

History remembers the one who fought his heart out yet lost,

History ignores the one who who ought to have fought but didn’t,

But, history detests the one who never fought and betrayed own people.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 29, 2023

By history what I mean here is not necessarily that’s taught to us and is in records but what is passed on to the next generation by a previous one in a family, a society, a tribe, a class, a city or even a group. Similarly, only wars are not fought always, there are more acts in life much more ferocious than a war.

Good evening and see you next time.


Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a particular subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Simply Yours

(W3 Prompt #65: Wea’ve Written Weekly posted on July 26, 2023)

Firstly, I thought it must be love,

Which imparts a reason to live with,

But there is less love in the world than hate,

No, it certainly can’t be love alone.

Then I thought, it must be distress,

One can only express one’s agony then,

But suppressed are scared to express themselves,

No, it certainly can’t be distress alone.

Then I thought, it must be faith,

It doesn’t need and doesn’t lead to a reason

And, it doesn’t require to be and cannot be expressed,

No, it certainly can’t be faith alone.

Then I thought,  success, failure, or mirth are the ones,

They all give you meaning for being human,

But more poetry in nature, in rhythm so mundane also,

No, it certainly can’t be these alone.

Well then I thought, it’s the life and life only,

Which itself is a poetry, all who live are poets,

Who sing it well express themselves and,

Who sing even better keep it to themselves.

W3 Prompt #65: Wea’ve Written Weekly

Good evening and se you next time. 


Sadje’s prompt guidelines

  • Write: a syllabic poem or: a poem in free verse;
  • Topic: “What inspires you to write?” or: “What inspires you to write poetry?”

III. Submit: Click on ‘Mr. Linky’

In order to participate and share a poem, open up this blog post, outside of the WordPress reader. At the bottom, just below these words, you will see a small rectangular graphic with the words ‘Mr Linky’. Click on that to submit.

Submissions are open for 5 days, until Monday, July 31, 10:00 AM (GMT+3)

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