Saturday, September 19, 2009


This week only Kit and Charly are playing Raven's game. The Blogger was overwhelmed by kids going back to school. But, since everyone in the story is happy in Spain, I think I'll leave them there and end it. This week off will give me some time to think about new characters, etc.

If you'd like to play along, first, visit Raven's Nest to find out the guidelines. Then post on your own blog and link to Raven's Mr. Linky. If you don't have a blog, you can e-mail it to us and we'll post it with ours.

The words for this week's ten word challenge were:dangerous, engine, sullenly, bespoke, evergreen, bauble, medicine, freight, destined, tinsel And for the mini: carbon, feelers, outright, ballet, fizzing

When life's FEELERS - reach out to us,
we hope good - is what they'll bring..
Could be no more than - a BALLET dancer,
striving for balance - or voices that want to sing..
Then there may be - CARBON copies of past mistakes,
that return to us full blown - among our days..
Just attack them with - OUTRIGHT FIZZING,
and the lesson learned - will pave our ways.
And, there will be times - when we feel,
that a FREIGHT train - has derailed its track..
while dumping on us - its' scattered debris,
that gives one a headache - or aching back..
But just think - perhaps this is DESTINED to be,
to be sure, that the soul - will continually grow..
And while these feelings - may seem SULLENLY,
the universe may have BESPOKE - of this, eons ago.
For we do not know - when our higher self,
will become the ENGINE - of our desires..
It could be known - as the ultimate MEDICINE,
that is given to each - to guide our lives.
Some decisions we make - may seem DANGEROUS,
but know that - everything works for the greater good..
Like the EVERGREEN tree - retains it's foliage,
each soul will surely - advance as it should.
So, try to treat things - whether they're good or bad,
as a pretty BAUBLE - or, a piece of shiny TINSEL..
And keep tho'ts in consciousness - only a short time,
while letting acceptance - be your life's untensil..
For there are no accidents - in universal teachings,
as all things - happen for ones best..
Take heart - and look beyond the obvious,
You'll find, you've passed - another facet of life's test.


As the car slowed for the DANGEROUS curve ahead, the driver checked to make sure the ENGINE light had not come on as it had been doing of late. Connie was DESTINED to be delayed if it appeared again. Her precious FREIGHT was her 8 year old niece who was sick and needed to be home in bed. Connie's sister, Jane, could not get off from work, so she had done the deed. On the trip back from the doctor they had stopped for the MEDICINE and was now heading home. Arriving home Julie's eyes BESPOKE the fever within her small body, but she insisted she felt ok. After all, she was to put the TINSEL on the Christmas tree tonight as well as the EVERGREEN boughs on the windowsills. But now she would have to go to bed. Bummer! SULLENLY casting a look about the room to no one in particular, she climbed the stairs and went to her room. When Connie gave Julie a dose of medicine, she also gave her a small BAUBLE for good luck for being such a good little trooper. She turned the light down and as the patient grew sleepy, the goodnight hug she received made it all worthwhile. She accepted the title of 'aunt' with pride. Connie went downstairs to await Jane's arrival. Taking off her shoes, grabbing her book she curled up on the couch to continue the mystery she had started. She was close to finding the identity of the killer..just as she reached the section of 'who dun it', she looked up and Jane was standing in the doorway. Oh!, hi Jane! Mentally she borrowed Julie's word .. bummer...the killer still awaits to be identified.

And a link to a Friend who has joined us once before. Hers is to last week's words, but it's good -- and maybe she'll get the timing right this week! Go see Air!

Next Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: Tibetan sky, symbols, won’t you come home Bill Baily, shadow figures, brain cortex, practice makes perfect, life, start of school, lavender, chow down

And for the mini:
mental hospital, falling leaves, apple cider, packing crates, clues



Dr.John said...

Kit- I really wish I could find a poem in those words like you do. You are the master.
I bow to you.
Charly- A great little story. I can see all the characters in my mind. That's what good writing done.
Blogger- I miss Professor Hill but am glad he is happy.

Argent said...

@Kit - that has to be your best poem yet!

@Charly - Bummer indeed! I hate when someone interrupts me in the middle of a good read. I though the characters in the story were beautifully painted this week.

@Blogger - looking forward to new things from you.

Raven said...

"For there are no accidents - in universal teachings,
as all things - happen for ones best.." Well and wisely said, Kit.

Charly... lovely tender story with a smile at the end.

Blogger... hope you recover from the start of school

Fandango said...

Kit- We dragons envy your ability to turn the words into a marvelous poem. We try but you outdo us every week.
Charly-great story - reminds us to be glad we can fly.

Air said...

OK, is this right? Or do I need to be doing the next set for this week?

week 81(???):

CJ said...

Again, great posts.

I left a comment on my post in response to your problem with my blog colors. See the comments

Stephen said...

Kit's poem was nice and had a hopeful feeling. Charly's story was also nice and it was easy to picture everything happening.

Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA