ABC Wednesday (“E is for…”)
Café Writing (“talk,” “belong,” “victory,” “destiny,” “plain,” “stronger,” “rules” and “dear”)
Heads or Tails (“heads” or “tails”)
Hump Day Humor (“lawyers”)
Inspire Me Thursday (“opposite”)
Matinee Muse (“spirit of the underdog” or “driven by obsession”)
Meme Express (“Heaven”)
Three Word Wednesday (“bored,” “habit” and “settle”)
Totally Optional Prompts (“Edgar Allan Poe”)
E Is for . . . Extremism and Excellence
To him whose eyes are cast
On things around him with a ray
Turned back upon the past?
The victory and excellence
Belong most to the present tense.
A coin, flipped heads or tails, cannot
Move destiny to stronger spot.
The rules are pure and plain, my dear.
Though lawyers talk, they cannot hear.
In fact, the opposite occurs,
As fortune settles and defers.
Then, bored, the experts face the drive,
To push and pull, but ne’er arrive.
The habit, echoes heretofore;
Pursuers profit nevermore.
And those who lose it pay short shrift.
Recalling and foretelling fail,
As life accelerates its tale.