Word Pie


Word Pie

I take them as a milestone, these long afternoon naps
that make my late nights possible by filling in the gaps
between compulsive writing sessions to meet the assignment
of all these daily prompt words coming to us by consignment!

Blogging’s become a nightmare that’s turned me slightly manic.
Prompts have me fully frustrated and in a mid-life panic.
(To be truthful, only “midlife” if one forty is my lifespan,
which, if I had my druthers, really would become my lifeplan!)

Prompts now come like a waterfall that’s turned on every morning.
I might have just ignored them if I’d only had a warning
that I’d become obsessive in using one and all.
(I have them in my bookmarks and must daily heed their call.)

That WordPress prompt now seems like poverty. One short month ago
we only had one daily prompt site where all of us would go.
Every day, we waited for it like the early morning sun,
but now we face a heat wave for there isn’t only one.

Ragtag and Fandango have become Daily Addictions—
not to mention other Word Prompts that demand our daily fictions.
Cee’s Share Your World still tempts us, as does that dVerse Poet.
We could have stuck to only them. Alas, we did not know it!

Now we are all scrambling to fill  all their demands.
It keeps our poor brains busy, not to mention how our hands
cramp up from all this typing as our lives all go awry
as we all line up to get each daily slice of prompt site pie!

This poem is an attempt to meet all of the below prompts..Ooops, sorry “Heatwave,” I slipped a photo prompt in without realizing it.






Share Your World – June 25, 2018




21 thoughts on “Word Pie

  1. Fandango

    For some reason, I always seem to have to manually approve your pingback. It’s weird because no other pingbacks need to be approved. They just show up. What’s WordPress up to?


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  3. carol1945

    Why are your photos just so fantastic? I want to go out and eat pie!!! And I loved your poem, as usual. Especially your note that midlife would mean you live to 140. That’s me, too!!! I feel like I am midlife in my mind, but my body is not.


    1. lifelessons Post author

      It always surprises me when I count down from 90 and only find 20 years between. Then I switch to 100 and 30 sounds a bit better. Still, I’ve been in Mexico for 17 years and that feels like a flash in the pan.


  4. slmret

    Love this piece! But that’s why I haven’t joined any of the prompts. I have a hard enough time these days finding time to post once in a while, so I think daily would push me too far, and several every day over the edge! I do enjoy reading them all, though — perhaps I could post if I didn’t read so many!

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  5. Sue W

    Oh I love your poem, so clever and your photogenic pie looks delicious. Word-prompt or not, it’s definitely going on our wall of fame! Thank you Judy.


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  7. rogershipp

    “Every day, we waited for it like the early morning sun,
    but now we face a heat wave for there isn’t only one.”

    I remember the feeling of getting up and ‘the prompt’ wasn’t there. The world seemed to go ‘on pause” for just a moment.



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