stereo-typical-saturday

 

kids up too early

cranked TV up

LOUD

running up & down

the stairs with nerf

guns

whooping-it-up

you decide it’s time to

MOM UP

and whip-up breakfast

before natives turn

entire

house upside-down;

sssshhhh, don’t wake

~ UP ~

your father now!

 

 


44-word quadrille for dVerse Poets where De chose the word (you guessed it):  UP!

rise!

 

disciples and Jesus
share passover meal
Judas betrays him—
kiss seals the deal

arrested, on trial
in kangaroo court
soldiers spit, hit,
crown him for sport

Pilate denies
hate crucifies
Messiah dies

tomb found empty
wondrous surprise
because he lives
we, too, will rise!

 


The day after Resurrection Sunday and linking a quadrille (44 words) for dVerse prompt using the word “rise”.

salute to charlie shulz

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snoopy as flying ace

the world war one
flying ace sits at a
table in local pub
drinking root beer

when the ominous
drone of an enemy air-
craft sounds overhead.

pulling down goggles
and wrapping on scarf,
he hops onto trusty
sopwith camel—

“curse you, red baron!”

 

 

 

 

 

Posting as my response to De at dVerse poets with quadrille prompt on word: “ace”

trolling for squeals

 

“Grandma, you be the troll!”

Playing with
granddaughters
by swingset; two are
swinging, one is climbing
up ladder to slide.

I take my place
under slide platform
and patiently wait
for little “billy goat”
to walk above me;

“Who’s that tripping over my bridge?”

 


Linking to dVerse poets where Frank hosts a quadrille prompt on word “troll”.

 

kiss the bride

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth– for your love is more delightful than wine.” –Song of Songs 1:2

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A quadrille (44 words) for dVerse poets

you, me, and tea

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after the

tea steeps

let’s pour it,

steaming, into

travel mugs to

drive south

away from

bitter winter

over steeps

across desert

through cities

onto island

where sun

smiles for

sandy miles

where we

hide from

hazy sea-spray

 

between

 

steep dunes,

sipping tea

 


Mish invites us to write a quadrille (44 words) on word “steep” at dVerse Poets

ch-ch-cha-ching!

 

we pull on a mask

or put on the face

true identity, you ask?

hidden without trace

 

surgery can reduce

or augment one’s chest

we wax, tan, and mousse

to look (expensive) best

 

switch your gender

buy youth extender

monied culture of pretender

ch-ch-ch-changelings!

 


Join De at dVerse…for a change

to citizens of secret kingdom

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”   – Jesus  (John 16:33)

 

what have you to fear?

suffering betrayal and injustice by ones you trusted

evil gaining power to wreak havoc and violence

 

what have you to cheer?

love, grace, forgiveness…received and given

good stands stronger than evil and will overcome

 

peace has your back!

 


A quadrille with the word “cheer” and something secret…linking to dVerse poets pub!

 

spoiler alert

A quadrille of 44 words for dVerse poetics…

 

Dad took us to stock car races,
figure 8’s, Indy racetrack tour:
our family waiting at famous light
tower for bus driver to announce,
“Gentlemen, start your engines!”

Mom was relieved my brother
didn’t put spoiler on first car or
choose Nascar driving career.

 

wary of winks

 

was that an itch
or political twitch?

it was deliberate wink, i think
first, they get our vote; then play turn coat

offer girl drugged drinks, prey with flirty hi-jinks

mark cards to win, gamble with sin
sly one-eyed blink… all cheaters stink!

 


Linking to dVerse with 44-word “wink” quadrille…

come home to harbor

Lillian is serving up quadrilles at the dVerse poets pub tonight!

 

may home be calm harbor

where load is lighter, not harder

welcome all with warmest ardor

share from heart’s generous larder

offer love a safe haven to anchor

retreat from world’s loud rancor

into shelter of peaceful arbor

make our home a restful harbor

 

 

none quick enough

De hosts “quick” quadrille at dVerse and I remembered the line from Apostles’ Creed. “Quick” may be archaic for “living” (which we use now) but still fits.


 

“He will come to judge the quick and the dead.”

who appoints us
to be another’s judge?

who designates our
high court as supreme?

who dares to live
as law unto himself?

Someday each one will tremble
on holy ground in Judge Jesus’ presence.

 

 

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