Wednesday

Of Mice and Mien – A poetic glance, perhaps askance



Of Mice and Mien – 
A poetic glance, perhaps askance  

 If your life story was a book, what would it be titled? What would its chapter titles be? 
(Imagination Prompt - Creativity Portal)

Of Mice and Mien

A hunk of cheese a mouse may catch,
Enticing him beyond his match.
Reward’s allure
May him assure
To meet the one who’ll him dispatch.

A gifted gamer, most intense
With interest in his own two cents
Might toss a chip,
Shoot from the hip,
To banish common sense from thence.

In dark demeanor, false mien,
The jackpot seeker goes all-in.
He eyes the prize
With bleary eyes.
The trap is set in danger’s den.

Across the table, truth awaits
And watches folly, sans debates.
He holds his peace
With elbow grease,
The mouse to snare with fortune’s baits.

Occasionally, treasures rot
Like rich rewards intense, hard-fought.
A jumping joint
May disappoint
And bring a fouler food for thought.

c2014 by Linda Ann Nickerson


This poem incorporates these blog prompts:

“disappoint” – One-Minute Writer
“food for thought” – 52 Poetry
“interest” – Theme Thursday
 “gifted,” “intense,” and “rot” – Three Word Wednesday
Book title poetry – FPR Poetry Prompts
Life Story Book – Creativity Portal

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Picking Bones with Sticks and Stones




No sticks and no stones
E’er have broken our bones.
Barbaric such tactics would be.


But what sort of hell
Comes in as a yell?
What manner of snit
Does sputter and spit?
What fool won’t admit
The words ne’er legit?
And who will permit
Such a folly unfit?

The most grievous groans
Leave unwelcome unknowns.
Instead, they bring harm’s guarantee. 

 c2014 by Linda Ann Nickerson
 
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Tuesday

Crafty Lobbies



Crafty Lobbies

Beware of both sides of the lobby,
Where practiced may be much hobnobby.
Each end needs a pill
To swallow and swill,
Before someone forms a lynch mobby.

For crafty these lobbyers be.
They seek to knit issues for free.
Perhaps both have lost
At premium cost,
Despite a Supreme Court decree.

c2014 by Linda Ann Nickerson


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Friday

Advice on ice



Advice on ice

A gal who was free with advice
Would carp not just once, twice or thrice.
She’d bend folded ears,
Bark orders and fears,
Eliciting only “No dice.”


Her content was solid and true,
But none saw her pure point of view.
She knew not her place,
Nor how to save face,
As ever her own horn she blew.

Ere long, she encountered the price
Of failing to be more concise.
For flipping her lip,
She earned a pink slip,
At last left to her own device.

The boss called her out on the spot:
“I’ve given you more than one shot.
My staff is unhinged.
Their rights you’ve impinged.
I’m sorry. Dear Abby you’re not.”

Her fairy tale ending curtailed,
By bellowing upstream, derailed.
For things left unsaid
May not be misread.
She withered and wallowed and wailed.

c2014 by Linda Ann Nickerson

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Wednesday

Zip dive and the final drive


Zooming from A to Z

The challenge is sealed with a kiss,
Each writer’s mind now an abyss.
No letters remain
The brain so to drain.
Today, A to Z we dismiss.

c2014 by Linda Ann Nickerson

Nickers and Ink: Poetry and Humor is participating in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge and National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) again this year. 

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