Did you hear the scandal? Did you hear the “rumor?”
Did she break a fingernail? Does she have a tumor?
She isn’t going to write a poem. She doesn’t like one word
suggested as a prompt today. She thinks they are absurd.
Nothing to rhyme with “traffic.” She’d rather play in it
than try to think up any rhyme if “ruckus” has a say in it.
Her salad days are over. She’s too old to be this clever.
When she saw the word “cycle,” her muse just muttered, “Never!”
So for the second time this week, she’s whining and complaining.
But I see the prompt words tricked her, for she used them while explaining!


Prompt words today are traffic, rumor, cycle, ruckus and salad.

22 thoughts on “Mutter

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Well, I’m sorta kidding. I did actually do one to the prompts but it was horrid. I did it while having my hair frosted and cut. It was much more fun to write a crabby one.. But you must admit those were very strange prompts, all taken together.

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      1. slmret

        Yes, absolutely this group of prompts is a very odd group when taken together — but your crabby poem is a stroke of genius as you pulled them together and made a fun poem out of them.

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  1. lifelessons Post author

    Hi Leslie. How did your pitches go? I’m about finished with a book.. none of the four you know about. The mind will write what the mind wants to write. Having doubts about it, though. A week in Colima to get it together at Roberta’s house..a small retreat with other women writers. Then you’ll have to come keep me in line.



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