Debris (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – my thanks to Sgeoil

Definition: Debris – n. scattered pieces of rubbish or remains

Form: Kimo

landfill site mountains of our wasteful greed
Mother Earth getting angry
and still, we wonder why?

©JezzieG2023

Tea (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – my thanks to Punam

Form: Hay(na)ku

leaves
in pot
steeping to perfection

milk
or lemon
a refreshing brew

worldly
good morning
watching the sunrise

white
roses echo
with dawning colours

still
time for
one more cup

©JezzieG2023

Attraction (WOTDC)

Inspired by and written for the Word of the Day Challenge – my thanks to Cyranny

Definition: Attraction – n. the action or power of evoking interest in or liking for someone or something

Form: Etheree

lust
captures
the eye first
seeing skin deep
instant attraction
but the heart wants more
the wild beauty within
like a slow Sunday morning
where desire can stop to linger
for the attraction of heart and soul
stays after carnal yearnings fizzle out

©JezzieG2023

Ties (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – my thanks to Punam

Once again Punam is really challenging me, I don’t know if I can do this as a syllable count form – but here goes

Form: The Fib Sequence

silk
touch
the dreams
or nightmares
echoed in manhood
pumping deep within my veins

words
none
express
the feelings
wrapped inside her
hidden behind a lipstick smile

black
bags
his stuff
but it hurts
to push him away
as if he just doesn’t exist

silk
ties
cotton
shirts and jeans
hide within dresses
pretty floral prints of disguise

no
more
purging
no more she
the man, the boy, me
is free to wear his silky ties

©JezzieG2023

Exacerbate (YDWP)

Inspired by and written for Your Daily Word Prompt – my thanks to Sheryl

Definition: Exacerbate – v. make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse

Form: Minute Poetry

can’t be bothered, problems compound
silence the sound
too tired to care
no one was there

in words, the senses aggravate
sorry too late
with voices terse
the pain gets worse

“I love you,” says I am to blame
illness my shame
but I’ll beat fear
without you dear

©JezzieG2023

Criticism (WOTDC)

Inspired by and written for the Word of the Day Challenge – my thanks to Cyranny

Definition: Criticism – n. the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes

I feel my cynical self is coming out here

Form: Interlocking Pathya Vat

thoughts put in words
of poet’s song
when things feel wrong
a subtle verse
a line or two
to dress rehearse
a little terse
to make a change
politics sucks
there’ll be no change
it’s out my range
but words can try
men in power
they all will lie
vote, this is why
who lies the least

©JezzieG2023

Concur (YDWP)

Inspired by and written for Your Daily Word Prompt – my thanks to Sheryl

Definition: Concur – v. be of the same opinion; agree

Form: Gogyohka

absolutely
100% with you on that
great minds think alike
what’s to argue about?
trust you to find something

©JezzieG2023

Sturdy (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – my thanks to Sgeoil

Definition: Sturdy – adj. (of a person or their body) strongly and solidly built.

Form: Pathya Vat

pressing the weights
for muscle tone
in the fit zone
shape definition
it mattered then
not so much now
but it’s the how
it all began
then there was T
rubbing it in
life to begin
and the voice broke
sweet memories
so long ago
but now I know
my truth is me

©JezzieG2023

Disheartening (WOTDC)

Inspired by and written for the Word of the Day Challenge – with thanks to Cyranny

Form: Bina

Shattering news dulls the implications of light
As once more darkness shrouds the fragile heart
Hope vanquished to leave a broken heart
Incomprehensible agony instead of light
Where once love shone light forlorn ashes replaced the heart

©JezzieG2023

Words (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – my thanks to Perpetua

From my point of view words that are not clean are those that deceive and betray trust because they leave a foul stain that cannot be cleaned

Form: Dodoitsu

tender expressions of love
wiped in a moment of rage
trust betrayed in anger is
still forever lost

©JezzieG2023

Find (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompts – my thanks to Drkottaway

I don’t watch much TV, but Time Team had me hooked on a Sunday for years, still would if it were going.

Form: Tanka

history in fields
the team digging their trenches
odd bits and pieces
Roman coins, pottery shards
wall foundations – all finds
to telling the tales
ancient times in a roundhouse
to bombs of battle
while the dead have their grave goods
our past is coming alive
Professor Mick Aston 1946-2013 What an absolute legend


©JezzieG2023

Sinecure (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – my thanks to Perpetua

Definition: Sinecure – n. a position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit

Form: Haiku

wanted: soft option
that pays money for nothing
long holidays too
pay me to make jam
or the bread to spread it on
typed out keys need rest

©JezzieG2023

Thick (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – my thanks to Sgeoil

Definition: Thick – adj. with opposite sides or surfaces that are far or relatively far apart; made up of a large number of things or people close together

Form: Hay(na)ku

hidden
shadows ripple
on wooded ground
sunlight
sparkle shards
through the trees
light
and dark
the forest dances

©JezzieG2023

Prescient (WOTDC)

Inspired by and written for the Word of the Day Challenge – with thanks to Cyranny

Definition: Prescient – adj. having or showing knowledge of events before they take place

Form: Etheree

eyes
that see
beyond views
arcane visions
portent of could be
third-eye divination
in prophecies of fortune
psychic eyes don’t always see light
for our fortune may not be blessed
with Fate’s luck bringing a darker ride

©JezzieG2023

Spice (RDP)

Inspired by and written for the Word of the Day Challenge – with thanks to Cyranny

Definition: Spice – n. an aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used to flavour food, e.g. cloves, pepper, or cumin

Form: Cheuh-chu

aromas that tease
on the evening breeze
to welcome me home
as I find my keys
I’m hungry for you
desire to appease
as your kiss whispers
curry? oh yes, please

©JezzieG2023

Bucket List (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – with thanks to Perpetua

Definition: Bucket List – n. a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime

Form: Gogyohka

to see the wonders of the world
from modern art to ancient pyramids
memories formed like postcards sent home
but first things first
I need to get a bucket

©JezzieG2023

Sabbatical (RDP)

Inspired by and written for the Word of the Day Challenge – with thanks to Cyranny

Definition: Sabbatical – n. a period of paid leave granted to a university teacher or other worker for study or travel, traditionally one year for every seven years worked

Form: Bina

A time to change and break the routine
To travel and learn see things from a different view
The sun shining through clouds clears the view
And the heart lifts from the dull routine
Keeping in sync with the routine with a different point of view

©JezzieG2023

Succession (RDP)

King Charles III

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – with thanks to Drkottaway

Given upcoming events here in the UK, I am going with this definition

Definition: Succession – n. the action or process of inheriting a title, office, property, etc

Form: Haiku

destiny
future decided
before birth
with no choice
doing the right thing
duty first
born a prince
never a free man
not like me
fate decreed
on how life would be
crowned a king
by his side
his consort and queen
a gift of love
Long Live the King and his Queen

©JezzieG2023

Flippant (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – with thanks to Sgeoil

Definition: Flippant – adj. not showing a serious or respectful attitude

Form: Interlocking Pathya Vat

shallow kisses
a masked disguise
glib and unwise
as lust sets in
thoughtless moments
my own chagrin
no way to win
wrong game wrong place
frivolous want
I looked for grace
in the wrong face
my heart it hurts
no sweetness in
the just desserts
frustrated hurts
of lover’s lies

©JezzieG2023

Cosmic (WOTDC)

Inspired by and written for the Word of the Day Challenge – with thanks to Cyranny

Definition: Cosmic – adj. relating to the universe or cosmos, especially as distinct from the earth

Form: Pathya Vat

in this silence
I hear echoes
as life flows
all around me
and starlight songs
from far away
that simply say
remember me
my heartbeat too
a rhythmic beat
from head to feet
I feel the dance
those galaxies
in specks of light
on a dark night
are watching me
I hear Gaia
calling my name
her cosmic flame
thus burns within
Sacred Mother
pray sit with me
and let me see
your everything
in swirling stars
and moonlight beam
reveal the dream
by the fire’s light

©JezzieG2023

Surface (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – with thanks to Punam

Definition: Surface – n. the outside part or uppermost layer of something

Form: Lunka

what lies underneath
cracks and scars
a mystery held
beauty in
hidden truth

©JezzieG2023

Pessimistic (YDWP)

Inspired by and written for Your Daily Word Prompt – with thanks to Sheryl

Definition: Pessimistic – adj. tending to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen

Form: Dodoitsu

they say to think positive
to see the good side of things
when experience says not
you’re a gloomy sod
but seeing what can go wrong
before it all collapses
makes us think things out twice
as none can play god

©JezzieG2023

Supernatural (WOTDC)

Inspired by and written for the Word of the Day Challenge – with thanks to Cyranny

Definition: Supernatural – adj. (of a manifestation or event) attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature

Form: Tanka

a mystical light
hangs heavy in the night air
arcane words chanting
and slowly they come gather
for tonight the spirits dance

©JezzieG2023

Sinister (YDWP)

Inspired by and written for Your Daily Word Prompt – with thanks to Sheryl

Definition: Sinister – adj. giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen

Form: Lune

somewhere a feeling
impending
doom is waiting here
evil sensations
churning guts
alert eyes watching
shadows beckoning
dark corners
are these my darlings
deviant mischiefs
that you are
my demons at play

©JezzieG2023

River (WOTDC)

Thames Head, Kemble, Gloucestershire, UK

Inspired by and written for the Word of the Day Challenge – with thanks to Cyranny

Definition: River – n. a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another river

Staying close to home again, I’m lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world

Form: Haiku

seasonal springs rise
nature’s source for old man Thames
that flows to the sea
winding and wider
making his way to the coast
through Old London town

©JezzieG2023

Imbricate (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – with thanks to Bushboy

Definition: Imbricate – adj. of scales, sepals, plates, etc.) having adjacent edges overlapping

Form: Kimo

in love with the wind rushing over scales
as his icy wings take flight
imagination’s wisp
winter winds call out his name to come home
soaring high to where the snows fall
before the springtime sun
perhaps a dream or a whimsical wish
where the dragon scales shine blue
in realms of ice and snow

©JezzieG2023

Muscle (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – with thanks to Drkottaway and their cat

This will be a challenge as I want to write for the gorgeous cat

Form: Chueh-chu – aaba aaca

work out; stretching paws
just checking my claws
I’m ready; almost
go on give me cause
padding without pause
belly rubbing laws
just three strokes; one more
you will feel my claws

©JezzieG2023

Splendid (RDP)

Blenheim Palace

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – with thanks to Sgeoil

Definition: Splendid – adj. magnificent; very impressive

I live quite close to Blenheim Palace, the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill

Form: Etheree

grand
designs
imposing
north, south, east, west
the facades watching
architecture protects
magnificence within walls
the sumptuous chambers of wealth
resplendent gardens where ladies walk
this palatial home that is quite dazzling

©JezzieG2023

Upbeat (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – my thanks to Tracy

Definition: Upbeat – adj. cheerful; optimistic.

Form: Minute Poetry

spirits rising a cheery smile
with life worthwhile
the outlook’s good
trees in the wood
bold and brassy but still with class
new blades of grass
reach for the sun
the wood undun
and birds are singing April’s song
now days are long
down in the wood
where all is good

©JezzieG2023

Entreat (YDWP)

Inspired by and written for Your Daily Word Prompt – my thanks to Sheryl

Definition: Entreat – v. ask someone earnestly or anxiously to do something

Form: The Fib

I
beg
or plead
in earnest
yet still the words fail
to meet your insensitive ears
why then should my heart, in agony, respond to you

©JezzieG2023

Stigma (YDWP)

Inspired by and written for Your Daily Word Prompt – my thanks to Sheryl

Definition: Stigma – n. a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person

Form: Gogyohka

dishonour by association
carrying somebody else’s shame
stained with disapproval
assumptions denying individuality
the road to discrimination

©JezzieG2023

Din (YDWP)

Inspired by and written for Your Daily Word Prompt – my thanks to Sheryl

Definition: Din – n. a loud, unpleasant, and prolonged noise

Form: Pathya Vat

silence broken
in early hours
as the mood sours
commotion cries
too much to drink
eager to fight
in dark of night
what a racket
hangovers sob
sorry, sorry
please don’t worry
until next time

©JezzieG2023

Gullet (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – my thanks to Perpetua

ooh, the word list I have had for donkeys on my notes is coming out to play – thank you so much

Definition: Gullet – n. the passage by which food passes from the mouth to the stomach; the esophagus

Form: Interlocking Pathya Vat

nutrition’s journey
what happens to
the food we chew
esophagus?
fruit and veg for
phytophagous
zoophagous
prefers his meat
saprophagous
what does he eat?
the favoured treat
rotting roadkill

©JezzieG2023

Hale (YDWP)

Inspired by and written for Your Daily Word Prompt – my thanks to Sheryl

Definition: Hale – adj. (of an old person) strong and healthy

Form: Bina

grey hair and a walking stick
at ninety-six he’s fighting fit
his thoughts and words don’t fit
and the grandkids keep giving him stick
all they want to do is stick him in a home where he won’t fit

©JezzieG2023

Bucket (WOTDC)

Inspired by and written for the Word of the Day Challenge – my thanks to Cyranny

Definition: Bucket – n. a roughly cylindrical open container with a handle, made of metal or plastic and used to hold and carry liquids

Form: Lunka

a shiny bucket
waiting for water
the well stands empty
until rain
pail shadows
downpours of summer
shiny bucket full
carry it on home
a small hole
no water
a leaky bucket
alone in the shed
they bought a new one
in corners
shadows pale

©JezzieG2023

Cusp (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – my thanks to Tracy

Definition: Cusp – n. a point of transition between two different states; a pointed end where two curves meet

Form: Dodoitsu

at the edge of decision
destiny points in all ways
in options of what could be
but which one is right?

©JezzieG2023

Struggle (YDWP)

Inspired by and written for Your Daily Word Prompt – my thanks to Sheryl

Definition: Struggle – v. make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction

Form: Tanka

attrition of thoughts
ideas questioned by the doubts
logic v. passion
rarely act in agreement
battle to get living right

©JezzieG2023

Compliant (YDWP)

Inspired by and written for Your Daily Word Prompt – my thanks to Sheryl

Definition: Compliant – adj. disposed to agree with others or obey rules, especially to an excessive degree; acquiescent

Form: Kimo

obedience; a gift of faith and trust
that our well-being’s secure
in the hands of the rules
safety regulations have reasons
yet we easily ignore
don’t we trust being safe?

©JezzieG2023

Karaoke (RDP)

Inspired by and written for Ragtag Daily Prompt – my thanks to CuriousCat

Definition: Karaoke – n. a form of entertainment, offered typically by bars and clubs, in which people take turns to sing popular songs into a microphone over pre-recorded backing tracks

Form: Lune

no chance will I sing
just no way
I can’t hold a note
you’re buying me rum
out my head
okay I’ll do it
I did what last night?
thankfully
I don’t remember

©JezzieG2023