How Can Friendship Best Serve? (Bedelia’s back😊)

six-sentence-stories

I don’t know how Denise comes by her prompts, but they’re always Excellent!  This week she’s given us “SERVICE” to ponder, and here’s the link so you can learn more about her Six Sentence Stories weekly challenge, and join the FUN:  https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/2021/03/24/its-six-sentence-story-thursday-link-up-152/

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70-ish Finn Canter had somewhat regressed to the dejected restless state of a 16-year-old boy suffering unrequited love; he’d hoped to become engaged to Bedelia Cornell on Valentine’s Day, but the elegant diamond ring he’d purchased remained in its black velveteen box, buried in his neatly-matched-socks drawer…waiting for the green light.

Having studied her almost a year and knowing caution was crucial, he’d made broad hints, skirted gently (he thought) around the topic of marriage—and was yet to discover turn of phrase which would be the key fitting her heart’s intricate lock.

His brother James softly scolded, “You’re forgetting she’s not a woman fond of change, Bro—marriage IS a major transition for someone who’s lived contentedly single for 40 years…far longer than you’ve been widowed.”

Finn bit his impatience in half: “I realize that—the deadlock seems to be the idea of leaving her faded cracker box to move into my home; who wouldn’t prefer greater space with brighter ambiance?—she can have 2 spare bedrooms to hide in when she needs time alone; James, she once said she believed we could talk about anything…where’s the lost trust?”

“Finn—some birds are more comfortable in smaller nests, your place is marvelous but hers is familiar; and it may not be ‘space issues’ only…maybe she’s fearful about intimacy—her ex-husband sounds like a tyrant; if you really love her, why not gladly accept generous, affectionate friendship offered—some day, she might propose to you“; James sighed… “I’ll call and ask if she still intends to help serve luncheon, following Easter services.”

Meanwhile, Bedelia was fretting while she vigorously scrubbed her kitchen as though The Lord’s return might be that very day; she knew Finn was unhappy: she’d had the brothers over for a fine St Paddy’s dinner and, unlike their many shared meals of garrulous frivolity—the dearth of conversation made the clink of forks on her lovely seashell plates sound loud as a death knell; “Oh, dear Jesus…what to do, what to do?”

©Zelda Rene, 2021 ~ All rights reserved.

Gray Suit Limerick

You thought I was kidding?

😇

Trendy dress…it’s doubtful I’ll follow suit

All I own is gray loungewear mute

Too late to be a fashionista

I’m simply not the “girly” sista

Old gal’s comfort is primary pursuit😉

©Zelda Rene, 2021 ~ All rights reserved.

https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2021/03/22/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-51/

Let’s Rev Muse Motor!

My Pens & Reference Books for Poem-a-Day

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Let’s rev Muse motor

April soon takes eager wing

Flare those twitching quills

Buckle seatbelts, Passion drives

(Hoping I come through alive!)

©Zelda Rene, 2021 ~ All rights reserved.

Click the link below for full post.  In brief:  “Welcome to the second ever April PAD Challenge Countdown, in which Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and a poem (to get things started) in the 10 days leading up to the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. Let the poeming begin!

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Let’s (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: “Let’s Get At It,” “Let’s Have Fun,” and/or “Let’s Poem.” So let’s see what we can come up with for this first day.”

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/2021-april-pad-challenge-countdown-t-minus-10

https://poeticbloomings2.wordpress.com/2021/03/23/2021-april-poem-a-day-announcement/

King Neptune’s Retirement (#writephoto)

Neptune Image by KL CALEY

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King Neptune still cut

A handsome figure in his

Trim-toned verdigris

Years, graced with rich patina…

And he enjoyed retirement

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With Spring came fishing

Lazy days, slow water’s gleam

But Salacia

Beloved wife he’d yearned for

Had a different agenda

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Women…go figure

She loved bustling marketplace

Craft fairs, pottery

Pleaded, wheedled:  “Come on, Hon…

We might find a new statue”

©Zelda Rene, 2021 ~ All rights reserved.

https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/03/18/writephoto-neptune/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/03/21/statue/

Long Night Wrong/Right

It almost seems a comic song

“I’m wrong, I’m wrong, you’re right, I’m wrong”

But surely it can’t always be

The mere idea is far too silly

You’ve failed to persuade me…all night long

©Zelda Rene, 2021 ~ All rights reserved.

https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2021/03/15/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-50/

Brain Pain (Limerick)

What can be said about this old gray brain?

Mystery, oft’ silly…but I mustn’t disdain.

It wasn’t the keenest way back in my youth—

Jumble-tumbled with romance…now, there’s rosy truth.

That’s long-past mirage—today, thinking’s a pain😉

©Zelda Rene, 2021 ~ All rights reserved.

https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2021/03/08/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-49/

Cheese? Please!

Where in the world would I be without cheese?

For comfort food, it’s a good choice to please:

Smoked Gouda, Havarti, Champagne Cheddar creamy…

And thick toasted cheese sandwich…OMG, dreamy!

Yummy plate of my homemade mac & cheese…does it tease?😃

https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2021/03/01/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-48/