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This week's words;

Sunday - Instructions

Monday- Motorcycle

Tuesday- Wildflower

Wednesday- Asparagus

Thursday- Stopwatch

Friday - Confetti


Word of the Day
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1  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Towel on: September 25, 2019, 11:04:33 AM
Behind the curtains, the rain cascades,
Pounding hard against the window pane.
I listen as the cars plough through the puddles,
I listen to the gurgle of the drains.

The hot tea steams the lenses of my glasses,
As I shiver on the sofa wrapped in a towel.
Feel the warmth replenish all of my senses
Nestled safely beneath my cowl.
2  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Light on: September 23, 2019, 11:01:42 PM
The cool air caresses my features
As I lurch towards the light.
Breaking away from the darkness
That surrounds me throughout the night.

I journey through the scrapyards
And see the beauty that shines through the cracks
As Mother Nature proclaims her return
Along the beaten old tracks.

A daily resurrection
I see the World through a different lens
As the Sun climbs above the horizon
I feel my soul begin to cleanse.
3  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Lagoon on: September 10, 2019, 05:23:16 PM
Since I was just a boy
I was always fascinated
By the beastly claws and pitch black eyes
That were so universally hated.

The beasts that hide among us
And lead us to our doom
The monsters in our closets
That creep into our rooms.

The creature of the black lagoon
Stood out amongst the others
A creature which we hunted down
Instead of finding in our cupboards.

The demon never harmed a soul
Until it was provoked
Like a dog that only bites
After it is aggressively poked.

As I pondered this injustice
My thoughts began to wonder
Of the many other innocents
That we have labelled as monsters.

The fear of what we do not know
Often leads to bloodshed
And the virtuous are cast as villains
In the stories we are read.
4  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Re: Hurricane on: September 02, 2019, 05:22:45 PM
Powerful stuff.

I really like some of the imagery here, especially the first line
5  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Hurricane on: September 02, 2019, 05:21:22 PM
We pushed her past her breaking point
A long long time ago
We threw her kindness in her face
And we took her life for granted.

Through violence and neglect
We tore her heart in half
Now she comes to seek her vengeance
And tear out every gift she planted.

Her fury hath no equal
Yet is fully justified
Instead of helping her
We only make things worse

We turn our heads in plain denial
Of the damage we have caused
And drive ourselves to the grave
In our own hearse.

Yet nature is forgiving
If we seek to make amends
It is not too late to reverse
This cataclysm

We can turn this world around
And save our gentle planet
It starts on the streets
With Activism.
6  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Magic on: August 28, 2019, 02:53:36 PM
Never play cards with a magician
And never look one straight in the eyes
For he will lure you in with his mystical ways
Until he has stolen your prize.

Never take him up on a wager
Even if you are sure you will win
For he can always amaze in myriad ways
How he can sweep it from under your chin.

If the key to his trade is deception
Then he can always succeed as a crook
He will remain far ahead of the thoughts in your head
No matter how close you look.
7  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Photograph on: August 27, 2019, 01:18:23 PM
I want to be famous, just like everybody else.
I want the whole world to be my friend.
I want fans from here to China to like all of my photos.
I want to close my eyes and to pretend

That I am living in a fairytale, and I can be the Prince.
People hang on every word I ever say.
I can influence decisions over which I have no clue,
A world where my opinion has some sway;

But now everybody is shouting even louder than before
To try to be heard above the din.
I try to show my entire life so I can be top of the pack,
But this game feels impossible to win.

I wanted to be famous, I wanted to be seen
I wanted to feel like I was needed.
Finally I have found my peace and learned to love again
Now that prison of an app can be deleted.
8  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Pool on: August 26, 2019, 09:39:25 AM
I hold my breath
As I stand on the ledge
Unable to look down.

Eyes fixate on me
Like a thousand needles
In silent anticipation.

The wind rushes through my hair
I tremble at the knees
Nausea seeps its way through my bones.

An eternity passes
In a couple of seconds
A sigh of resignation.

With a simple spring
I set myself free
And let gravity do the rest...

9  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Creek on: August 24, 2019, 06:37:04 PM
Close your eyes,
Open your ears,
Embrace the world around you.

Take a deep breath,
Let go of your fears,
Escape your daily stresses for a while.

Feel the breeze
Brush against your skin
Hold the air in a sweet embrace.

Hold the stillness
Deep within
And reconnect your soul with the Earth.

Listen to the trickle
Of the water down the creek,
The birdsong and the insects chirping.

A brief moment with nature
Before you start another week
Helps to fuel your body and your soul.
10  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Pebble on: August 22, 2019, 06:59:27 AM
A thousand years erosion
Creates a perfect surface
Pure simplistic beauty
That requires no higher purpose
Poseidons fiery tempest
His wrath leads to creation
He sculpts the coastlines with his waves
To produce lands corrugation
The most rudimentary artefacts
Conceal a greater worth
They coalesce to feats of grandeur
That decorate our Earth
11  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Kimono on: August 19, 2019, 06:37:05 PM
(Dedicated to my old friend Holly)

The last time that I saw you
We were living different lives
Still searching for the answers
On how best to survive.
I think itís safe to say
That we didnít have a clue
Where to even start
And what we were supposed to do.
We parted at a crossroads
And we went our separate ways.
I thought I had found a meadow
But I was trapped within a maze.
Now we live in different worlds
On opposite sides of Earth
And I am happy in the knowledge
That you have discovered lifeís true worth.
I see you in a kimono
Immersed in life in the East
And I take great joy in the knowledge
That you have found yourself at peace.
12  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Grass on: August 08, 2019, 08:26:08 PM
Green stains on my brand new shirt
Mum is going to flip.
That is five times already this summer
And I havenít even mentioned the rips
On my jeans and my school trousers
Right above the knee.
It is impossible to look presentable
When you are young and dumb and free.

I fumble with a daisy chain
That I hope my crush will wear
She made me a tiny bracelet
Now I feel like a millionaire.
These afternoons sat on the playing fields
Make the rest of school seem worth it
As we have our fun in the baking sun
And do our best to preserve it.

I know that Mum will shake her head
When she seeís my sorry state
But I hope she will acknowledge
That inside I feel pretty great.
For these are the days I will remember
Not being stuck inside a class
But spending time with the people I love
Whilst lying in the grass.
13  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Pillow on: August 06, 2019, 11:40:06 AM
I lie in my bed at strange angles
To try and use up all the space
To maintain the warmth across my mattress
That I know I can never replace.
Yet every night, I find myself rolling
To where I slept before
In the hopes that you will come back to me
Like a shell washed back ashore.
Now I am left with just my pillow
That I hold with all my heart
And I dream of a world where we could bridge the gap
And no longer be torn apart.
14  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Cigar on: August 05, 2019, 04:52:19 PM

We sat there by the lakeside
As the sun bid us farewell.
The sparkles on the water
Cast a summers spell.
Crack open another bottle
we light a fresh cigar
You hum a simple melody
As I strummed on the guitar.
Our future lay ahead of us
Foreboding and unknown
As we dwelled on our final moments
Before we leave our home.
The age of innocence is over
And like the phoenix in the flames
We prepared for our transition
New worlds with different names.
A short respite in paradise
Before we went our different ways.
Now we live our separate lives
But we will always have those days.
15  ObjectWriting / Object Writing Word Of The Day / Tiger on: August 02, 2019, 11:51:45 AM
Plundered beauty
Unmerited reward
Bloodstained hands molest priceless fur.

A coward with a rifle
Genocide for greed
Heads stare down from the walls at the real monsters.

Ivory and severed skin
Selfishly exploited
Backdated beliefs wipe whole species from the Earth

If we turned the tables
And harvested your children
Tell me then how much would a life be worth?
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