Pass Time

castle riverboat SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

At exactly the right time

She passes through,

Sliding by.

A riverboat

Glides alongside

The clock in sky.

 

For December Squares: Times

 

 

All That Glitters

Rooster Bling NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

In the contest for

Bling,

He will certainly

Win.

In the roll call for

Glamour,

He will rise above

Clamor.

In the race for the

Best

He’s the most smartly

Dressed.

As cool temple guards

Go

He’s the top of the

Show.

 

 

For the Photo A Week Challenge: Things with wings

 

Graffiti Grin

cheery graffitti PhilipCoons

Photo: Philip Coons

 

If one draws some graffiti

Might as well make it smile

And add hair so it’s noggin

Will not freeze in the wild

(Though perhaps wipes or tissues

Won’t be bad to stockpile …).

 

 

For Kammie’s Oddball Challenge

 

No Sale

cakery SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

The child gawked at the offers,

Little jaw dropped agape:

Who put Elmo in icing?

Why would anyone want

His best friend to bake?

The boy’s eyes traveled upwards,

Rounded wide at the shelf:

How did Ernie and Bert

End up stuck into cakes?

Can you pull out poor Oscar?

Can Big Bird escape?

This won’t do for my party

I want ice cream instead.

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Funny

 

Crowned Castle

Castle SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

“It doesn’t matter where you live,” they said.

She knew they lied. It most certainly did!

When rain leaked onto your mattress and the wind snuck in through the window and mice crawled over your cheek in the middle of the night, it more than mattered.

“The only thing that matters is who you are,” they said.

Perhaps. But what good was it being a princess if your room was drafty and the tower creaked and the stairs were grooved with age and slippery with sloshed-over chamber-pots?

She’d swap her chamber for a page’s pallet by the hearth, if she could.

 

 

For Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Castle in 100 words

 

Fielded

red white and blue AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

Spin a wheel to the field

Turn the earth, pull the weeds

Plow a line, plant a seed

Rumble on through sun and wind

Powered by many steeds.

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Tools

 

Morning Manners

grooming Inbar Asif

Photo: Inbar Asif

 

One cannot head to pasture

On a fine, chilly morn

Without checking to see if

One’s mane’s properly adorned.

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Surprise

 

Choo-Choo

train ride SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

You can captain a boat

Drive a car

Pilot planes,

But there’s nothing quite like

Driving this

Mini-train.

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Drive

 

Witch Size

brooms and brushes PhilipCoons

Photo: Philip Coons

 

It’s a one stop

Shop

For brooms

And brushes,

Guaranteed to

Save you any

Crashes.

Fit for any

Odd size

Witch,

Come right in

The selection is

Rich.

 

 

For Kammie’s Oddball Challenge