via Daily Prompt: Varnish
Why not put a spin on it
A coat of paint, a film, some varnish?
Can’t you make it right?
Are you just out to punish?
Can’t you just forget
Pass it over, let it go?
Why hold a grudge? What good will it do?
What does it say, say about you?
Forgive and forget
Let go of the past
Where’s this going to take you?
Some things just don’t last.
Love isn’t forever
Loyalty’s a must
Without it, there’s nothing
You have to have trust.
Liars and manipulators
Bullies and psychopaths
What did you expect?
They had the last laugh.
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via Daily Prompt: Gorge
He was more than simply overweight
He was a greedy, eating machine
Gobbling down every morsel in sight
While licking his plate clean.
Insatiable and incurable
Needing serious psychological help
He’d take his fill, then ask for more
While clearing his pantry shelf.
No matter what the occasion
His focus never seemed to stray
He’d always ask for seconds
Or that third piece of birthday cake.
He couldn’t seem to help himself
Although he often tried
Encouraged to eat healthy
He’d still ask for his fish… fried.
Sad as it was, he just couldn’t stop
His tummy getting bigger and bigger
Then one day, it finally popped
Like a gun with a hair finger trigger.
Spaghetti and meatballs, cheese puffs and chips
Spilled out all over the floor
The last words he spoke were the saddest of all
He simply asked for … more.
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They call me, “Chubby Mermaid”
“Sea Cow” or “Manatee”
Some say I’m funny looking
And don’t care too much for me.
You can find me at the river
I’ll be out there swimming around
I’m kind of big, I’m supersized
I weigh six hundred pounds.
Eating is my past time
I like seaweed and green lettuce
My friends like to do the same
There’s not a skinny one among us.
We can swim on top of water
Or use our fin to stand our ground
Just beneath the ocean’s surface
Is where we might be found.
We are magical and fancifulj
A site beyond belief
Moving slowly thru the water
Just below or underneath
So, if you want to meet a mermaid
And have nothing much to do
We will be right here in Florida
Waiting patiently for you.
Children’s Book: MY CHUBBY MERMAID by Patty Richardson.
Available on amazon.com
You stand before me with pious arrogance
Projecting such saintly virtues
When if the truth be known, everyone might wonder
What evil lies inside of you.
Casting down, so quick to judge
How could you be so cruel?
Sanctimoniously extolling moral virtues
While breaking every rule.
The rules that govern and guide you
Lead down a path of condemnation
Proclaimed by a master orator
You’re but a mere abomination.
Fire and brimstone, your godly creed
Any excuse to cast aspersions
Upon the souls of the mild and meek
You delight in your perversions.
Your house of glass will crack in time
You’re not free of guilt and blame
Like a darkened shroud, it will engulf you
Blanketing you in shame.
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I can’t, though I want to.
I want to move back to Woodstock.
The air was clean…….the political climate, in line with my own.
Waking to the sound of the birds, outside my bedroom window.
The snow blanketing the forest around me.
Watching the deer eating winter berries, and the chipmunks scampering across the old stone wall.
Wish I never left.
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They’re not going to stop him
He’s out to destroy our country
Breaking laws, sacrificing lives
So insatiably power hungry
Rude and abusive language
Unwanted sexual assaults
Emolument laws ignored
Denying he’s at fault.
Please come to your senses
Cast aside power and greed
Get him out of office
He’s not what this country needs.
Colluding with the enemy
Welcoming hostile governments
Clearly committing treason
What’s going to become of us?
His whole family involved
Can’t you see the damage?
All he cares about is golf.
He is without honor
No moral empathy
No regard for loss of life
By those in our military.
Take a look around you
Don’t wait till it’s too late
He’s selling out our freedom
While promoting greed and hate.
Patinavia Daily Prompt: Patina
Like a bad penny, that keeps coming back
I’m beginning to see the changes in hue
Your worn, torn patina glaze has cast doubt
There’s just no getting close to you.
Run for the hills I’ve heard them say
She’s nothing but, evil and calculating
She’ll steal your heart and trample your pride
Her charm….. so intoxicating.
Once new and pristine in appearance
Has now turned cold and oh so warn
How could I have been so foolish
To believe you felt anything more than scorn?
Alluring and attractive , like a shiny new penny
You’ve turned heads and sparked many tales
Of love and lust and pure wonder
Your enticing charm never fails.