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Wheeling and reeling




Moving on with no backpedaling.

Wheeling and reeling

Oh, uphill climb! I’m in a bind.
My energies are ill-defined.
Still, on I roll
To face the goal,
Though with each spin my gears go grind.

No melodrama do I bleat,
As kindly company I meet.
Lighthearted, they
May greet the day,
As I taste time’s dust in the street.

With awkward effort in the sun,
Collecting muster, on we run.
Might you by chance
Have ant-filled pants?
Or do you go all-out for fun?

Opponents dear, I mean no harm.
Ride on, if I should sound alarm.
The clock ticks tock,
My frame does rock,
I fear that I might buy the farm.
c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson





This poem was posted in response to these prompts:

Mad Kane Humor: “grind”  (limerick)
Meme Express: “sound the alarm”
OctPoWriMo: “time”
Sepia Saturday: vintage photo
Simply Snickers: “talk” (or “tock”), “taste,” and “time”
Three Word Wednesday: “kindly,” “lighthearted,” and “melodramatic”
Six Word Saturday: “Describe your life in six words.” (See the subtitle.)
Theme Thursday: “ants”
Five Minute Friday: “collect”
Thursday Challenge: “sun”
Write 31 Days: 31 posts

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Graphic created by this user, adapting public domain art.
Image/s:
Vintage/public domain image
(Lady cyclists riding downhill,
by Rederick Miller Rammell, 1898.
Offered by Sepia Saturday.)
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7 comments:

  1. Well that was rather fun! :) Reminded me of some of my daughter's comments about her cycling adventure between San Francisco and Los Angles several years ago.

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  2. I feel that exhaustion. I can identify with letting others pass yet still wanting to finish the race. Thanks for joining Sepia Saturday this week.

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  3. I love this! And you met another prompt that you might not even be aware of - the prompt for OctPoWriMo Day 1 was also "time!"

    I like combining prompts, but this one - it's an IronWoman of prompts, deftly handled! Brava! So glad you posted it, so I could find it! =D

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  4. You really hit all the marks with this one! Very well done.

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  5. Some great images there! It wouldn't be much fun if you bought the farm though.

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  6. Wow! No mean feat, combining all those prompts into one coherent piece! Well done!

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  7. Talk about multitasking! You get the blue ribbon!

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