little buddy red-
faced, setting the stage
to fly into kicking and sweating rage

wiser granny said-
stop your fretting, my child
there’s no use getting unruly riled

now go to bed-
buddy, until lesson you learn
to let kissing cousins have a turn!



Quadrille (44-word poem) including the word “fret”… with Kim at dVerse Poets

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. katiemiafrederick
    Jun 18, 2019 @ 15:12:27

    i Sent a ‘Calm’ MeSSaGE to a Bishop
    Today i kid you not aTTeMPTiNG to
    Prove to Him that John 14:12 is no
    Lie as truly in Writing a 7 MiLLioN
    Word Bible Poem Celebrating An
    Anniversary of that as “SonG oF
    SoUL” ReaL tHere is No Fretting
    That doing this in
    70 Months is
    surely Possible now
    Holy Creative Spirit
    Leads the Whole Way the
    Same with A Spirit of Dance
    Free in 11,469 Miles of Public
    Dance to Fill the Joy of Children’s
    Eyes all around this ‘Red State’ Gulf
    Coast Bible Belt i live in LA Lower Alabama
    Panhandle Florida Shape of A Gun me Spiraling Dance
    Steps And Words of Song Loaded iN A FLoWeR State Barrel..
    JusT on a Dance And Song RaMPaGE Spree for 70 Months Free
    NoW aLL through the Effort StArTinG from a Miraculous Recovery
    On A Beach from the Literal Suicide Disease Type Two Trigeminal
    Neuralgia From Wake to Sleep.. 66 Months.. Yes.. assessed as Worse
    than the Pain of Crucifixion What Dentist Drill Pain in Right Eye and Ear will
    Teach With No Relief By God Shut-in in my Bedroom with the Challenge
    for me to Walk into a WhatBurger for 15 Minutes to Withstand the Pain
    ALong With a Synergy of 18 other Medical Disorders Life Threatening All
    Never did it for
    A Cheese
    Burger until
    Cured on July
    19th of 2013..
    oF all the Pain
    And Numb Within
    RiSinG From Ashes
    Yes Lion King Movie
    Also Celebrating my 6th
    Anniversary of Heaven too on 7.19.19
    Then 7.19.13 Standing on a Beach i became
    the Waves the Quartz Snow White Sand
    Crystals of Beach Emerald Green Water
    Gulf the Sky as Sea Gull Spiraling Sun
    As Well.. A choice for me keep the Gift
    to myself no choice though in a Covenant
    With God Give it Share it never ever
    MaKinG A Lincoln Red Sent
    Cent or Washington Dollar
    BLaCK Green Print Bill
    Even after a Year the
    Dancing Audience
    notifying me
    that i had
    And Legend True theNoW
    For the Dance of Course
    as the Words of my Holy
    Creative Spirit are Way
    too much to see.. as hey
    how do you expect “Moore’s
    Law” to catch up With God within..
    All i have is one MeSSaGE it hasn’t
    changed from before Love with All our
    HeART SPiRiT SoUL Do the Least Harm
    Consuming the Rest of Nature as everyone
    is FriEnd Enemy Same Dark Thru Light now no
    Difference Alpha thru Omega God is all that is
    And true as far as what i feel and sense and do
    if anyone else believes as much as i do they will
    do so
    more than
    me in Human
    God PoTenTiaL
    WiTHiN.. Never
    Even Fathomed
    By.. Little old me..
    Smiles my Friend
    i STarTeD at 53
    iMaGiNE what
    i could have
    Done at
    40 Years
    before that
    Trapped in a Toxic
    Patriarchy Desert Away from
    A Free Art of Love to Give and
    Share Never TaKinG more than
    Giving ALWaYS SHaRinG more than Hoarding
    THeRE is no Haiku God WHeRe i Live my God
    is Epic my God is so much more than i will ever
    Dream and anyone else will ever do too.. God is Free
    i Am
    Am i..
    Lynn it’s Been
    A while but i for
    one Feel Sense a Friend
    Real and never forget them
    as i for one go and come again..:)


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jun 18, 2019 @ 14:41:05

    This is so much a part of growing up… being shaped by your granny


  3. memadtwo
    Jun 18, 2019 @ 14:06:22

    This brings back memories. (K)


  4. Charmed Chaos
    Jun 18, 2019 @ 11:13:19

    This is wonderful Lynn. I love the way you used the word.


  5. robtkistner
    Jun 18, 2019 @ 03:27:33

    I really like the uniqueness of this Lynn.


  6. kim881
    Jun 18, 2019 @ 01:52:15

    That’s a fresh perspective on the prompt, Lynn, and takes me back to childhood – you don’t often hear the phrase ‘stop your fretting, my child’ these days.


  7. msjadeli
    Jun 18, 2019 @ 01:06:06

    hopefully little buddy learned 🙂


  8. Sascha Darlington
    Jun 18, 2019 @ 00:12:45

    Love the phrasing here, so natural! 🙂


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