Mom kept telling Autumn to stop playing in the water which had puddled into massive shallow lakes at school.”No Autumn, you’ll get your clothes and shoes all wet and you’ll come home and say how your feet are cold because you refuse to wear your rubber boots,”
Autumn gave her Mom a Cheshire grin, “It’s okay Mom, I brought extra clothes and shoes.” But Mom only frowned and forbid Autumn to jump in the puddles.
As with many children, forbidding them not to do something, ensures they will do that something. So when Autumn and her friends arrived at school and saw the giant puddles which rose to the middle of their calves, they splashed in the puddles all day.
Autumn came home on the school bus and her mother gasped. Her daughter was soaked straight through. Even her second set of clothing and shoes were wet. She was going to yell at Autumn but seeing the exhilarated smile on Autumn’s face, decided to forgo the chastisement today. After all, the puddles would be around for a while.
1a: possessing or full of pores b: containing vessels <hardwood is porous> 2a: permeable to fluids b: permeable to outside influences3: capable of being penetrated <porous national boundaries> (Merriam Webster Dictionary)
I. Pouring water through a strainer,
Or putting flour through a sifter.
We never thought his mind was drained,
But his thinking wasn’t ever swift.
Not meaning to be rude, but clear,
He’d no ideas, just drank beer.
But when you spoke to him and said dear —
Heard the wind, whistle through his ears.
II. Perhaps, it’s not nice to say she —
Had a bit of air in her head.
Like panning for gold through silt she —
Wasn’t precious metal some said.
She’s a tea leaf slipped through the ball,
Not much clever, but despite all —
We hope she picked up some wisdom,
Encouraged her read, learn something.
“A Rispetto, is an Italian form of poetry, is a complete poem of two rhyme quatrains with strict meter. The meter is usually iambic tetrameter with a rhyme scheme of abab ccdd. A Heroic Rispetto is written in Iambic pentameter, usually featuring the same rhyme scheme.”
Thank you to K.L. Caley of new2writing for all of the #Maydays prompts. Please go into the link provided and give her a follow! Today’s prompt has to do with secrets and I’m going to do an eight line poem called a san san which repeats, three times, each of three terms or images. The eight lines rhyme in the pattern a-b-c-a-b-d-c-d. ———
Thanks to Jacqueline at A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales for nominating me to do three quotes in three days. It is much easier for me to give you three quotes at once so here we go:
1. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. – Oscar Wilde
– how to deal with those people that annoy us so much, kill them with kindness and forgiveness!
2.I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. – Marilyn Monroe
– The answer to why do bad things happen in my life and why do I have to suffer through this. Good things come from bad experiences.
3.Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. –Neil Gaiman, Coraline
– We shall overcome. The monsters in life, the things that hold us back and terrify us can be beaten.
4. An extra but oh so important – Our God isn’t shallow. Our God doesn’t call us to shallow, and He knows that sometimes with a phone call, a ran stoplight, a routine blood test, or a sonogram, we can be thrown into the deep end. He is there in the deep end with us. –Jennifer L. Lane
– Trust in God, have faith in him, He will bring you through every storm in life. And He will one day bring you home to a better place.