Painfully Yours

(Written for- Thursday Inspiration #216 Dream Weaver)

I was a little preoccupied with some urgent professional work and found myself unable to chip in with anything more than one line, and I am not very enthusiastic  about one-liners 😊 (The grapes have always been sour all through ages) until I  caught this prompt “pain” by Jim. The immediate song that struck to my mind is what follows, a great number by Jon Bon Jovi, one of my all time favorites. I am quoting some of the beautiful lines including ” like a poet needs the pain”, Oh! so very true…..

You want commitment, and take a look into these eyes.They burn with fire, Yeah, until the end of time.And I would do anything, I’d beg, I’d steal,I’d die to have you in theses arms tonight.Baby I want you like the roses want the rain,You know I need you like a poet needs the pain.And I would give anything. My blood, my love, my life.If you were in these arms tonight.I’d hold you, I’d need you,

Baby, like the roses need the rain.Like the seasons need to change.

I need you in theses arms tonight.

I need you like a poet needs the pain.

Good evening and see you soon.

Thursday Inspiration #216 Dream Weaver

Optimistically Yours

(Written for Moonwashed Musings Weekly Prompt – Golden Hour, hosted by Eugenia)

Rays from golden hour,

Before life’s silhouette draws

A darker twilight.

Moonwashed Weekly Prompt – Golden Hour

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Weekly Prompt Guidelines – Golden Hour

Go where the prompt leads you.

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

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Bemusedly Yours

( Written for Reena’s Xploration Challenge #287 onJuly 6, 2023 )

Sometimes, in solitude I am bemused,

Who do I go with, faith or love,

Both make me powerful from within,

Both give me strength to defy what is not right,

Then, my muliebrity which shares my loneliness,

Helps me decide and tells me,

Love in fact is human faith and faith is mystic love.

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #287

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Prompt guidelines- We have a collage to fire your imagination this week.

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Earthly Yours (1)

(Written for- What do you see # 194- July 10, 2023, #Keepitalive #Whatdoyousee # WDYS)


True Earthly colors,

Soothe us O! Lord, better than,

Heavenly rainbow.


What do you see # 194 – July 10, 2023

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WDYS prompt – 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.
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Sparingly Yours






(Sammi’s Weekend Prompt#319 Sparrow, 07.08.2023, 20 Words)

We cover our balconies, protrude AC units, remove plants and say “Sparrows are on the verge of extinction”-  Urbane pretension.

Weekend Writing Prompt #319 – Sparrow

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Image courtesy- Pixabay.

Word Prompt Sparrow – Challenge,

Weekend Writing Prompt #319: This weekend your challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 20 words using the word “Sparrow”.

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!

Timely Yours

( Written for W3 Prompt #62: Wea’ve Written Weekly-“The concept of time and how it affects our lives,” min 14 lines)

It has never been yours nor mine,

No matter, how much to you its fine,

In heydays, the more it paves you,

In perplexity the lesser it saves you.

Presume to control it, rather it controls us,

Not unfriendly but it never consoles us,

Utilized in all acts, be successful or failed,

Bottom line always is how best it’s availed.

Moves unidirectionally, for one and all,

Irrespective of the stature, how big or small,

To handle it efficiently, so unfaithful & disloyal,

Make it’s best use and get prepared for its betrayal.

Catch the ‘NOTORIOS TIME’ by horn, as is the saying,

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.

W3 Prompt #62: Wea’ve Written Weekly

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Prompt Guidelines-

  • Write a sonnet or any other 14-line poem about “The concept of time and how it affects our lives.”

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Tinily Yours

( Written for Moonwashed Musings! Weekly Prompt – Masterpiece )


Ethics so higher,

Hope golden, persona blue,

Master!” paint a “piece


Moonwashed Weekly Prompt – Masterpiece

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Your Weekly Prompt – Masterpiece

Go where the prompt leads you.

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

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Solidly Yours

( Written for Linda’s SoCS Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rock”)

Whenever you look back, behind,

Rock solid you will always find,

With you in his heart so entwined,

A slender figure resembling me.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 1, 2023

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Routinely Yours

( Charli Mills inspires us via June 27, 2023, prompt in 99 words (no more, no less), write a story as a response to “we’ve received your complaint.” Who has received the complaint and why? How was the complaint delivered — with grace, humor, vitriol? Go where the prompt leads! ) And here goes my ‘complaint to Charli’… ( Kidding Charlie!) –

An octogenarian person who was so happy with an Indian State Government’s online portal related to old age services/benefits that he once phoned to thank on the toll-free number primarily meant for lodging complaints. The lady attendant who picked the phone up on the designated BPO, asked the gentleman to drop the complaint after a beep or narrate that. The person was so excited that he chose to narrate his good words about the online service being rendered by the State.

Final words by the attendant after he finished his thanks shall bewilder you- 

We’ve received your complaint.


Good evening and see you next time. 

June 27: Story Challenge in 99-words

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