Prescription Post-Its

“They dress the wound
of My people
as though it were not serious.
'Peace, peace,' they say,
when there is no peace.”
(Jeremiah 6:14 and 8:11, NIV)

Prescription Post-Its –
A Limericked Leap on Minds Asleep
In serendipity profane,
We swim in sinful shadows’ stain -
Go with the flow,
Although we know
It swings us closer to the drain.

It seems an inconvenient truth
That we pretend extended youth;
We sneer at fate
And fabricate
Sweet insincerities uncouth.

For purposes medicinal,
We daily dose till we’re unwell,
The tightest knot
May be forgot
If just we label it most swell.

A leaf with stellar points aligned,
Grants temporary peace of mind,
Of broken ease
Will soon return, lest we be blind.

So satisfied, as lazy lambs,
We’re prey to predatory scams.
We gobble lies
With no surprise.
We’re unprepared for life’s exams.

If I could live in era past,
I’d choose to let tradition last.
World-weary now,
Will we allow
Our freedoms torn away so fast?

A sweet solution is festooned,
Although our morals we’ve marooned.
Let’s tape the gash,
With festive flash,
And hope to hide a fatal wound.
c2008 by Linda Ann Nickerson

  Photo c2008 by Nickers and Ink
"My people have been lost sheep;
their shepherds have led them
and caused them to roam
on the mountains.
They wandered over mountain and hill
and forgot their own resting place.
Whoever found them devoured them;
their enemies said, 'We are not guilty,
for they sinned against the LORD,
their true pasture,
the LORD,
the hope of their fathers.’”
(Jeremiah 60:6-7, NIV)

Posted for a variety of prompts:
Camera Critters (photo/s)
Easy Street Prompts (“for medicinal purposes”)
Monday Mural (artwork – below)
One Single Impression (“serendipity)
Photo Hunt (#131 – “lazy”)
Saturday Scribes (“Consequences: knot, leaf, stellar, fabricate”)
Scenic Sunday (photo/s)
Simply Snickers (“sweet,” “swell,” “swim” and “swing”)
Slice of Life Sunday (“a secret passion,” “an inconvenient truth” or “writer’s choice”)
Sunday Scribblings (“If I had to live at a different time in history”)
Totally Optional Prompts (“discoveries”)
Weekend Wordsmith (“weary”)


  1. That's a busy one...but very cool.

  2. I'm with Marty. Quite a bit going on and with the number of prompts listed, I confess it was a little distracting. Still, I appreciate the scripture you chose. Thanks for the read.

  3. Good job of claiming all the words and working them into a nifty piece of 'current history'!

  4. you lean no you lead fun Sandy cc

  5. Hello Nickers~ Nice job on the prompts. Have a nice day.

  6. I really liked the way you tied some of your thoughts together. I especially love your quote on peace from the bible. I was in a bible study recently and we studied the Fruit of the Spirit and that verse came up. It's a powerful line. Great job!

  7. Cool pic of the ducks - all in a line ;-)