Character captures: A-Z verses from vintage visages

Character captures

Our neighbor needs to find her way
To avocation, pastime, play.
The handwriting is on the wall,
Each day for her to scan, eyeball.
She sets her sights on our chalet.

Her name is Faith. Perhaps it fits,
Her eavesdropping, it never quits.
She captures us within her glass.
Her snooping does the pale surpass.
We surely are beyond our wits.

Our routines, random though they be,
Display across the landscape free.
She takes them in, though it seems strange.
Her nosiness may never change.
On this the family does agree.

Our feathers fly at her charade.
She sees us glance and shuts her shade,
Perhaps to polish her device.
We might report, but we think twice
Before beginning a crusade.

Let’s give her something, bait her hooks
With something worth her second looks.
Come, family, we have roles to play.
She cannot bear to glance away.
Let’s stage a scene to break the books.
c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson

This poem was posted for the April A to Z Blogging Challenge and National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) and incorporating these blog prompts:

Creativity Portal: “faith”
Daily Post: “handwriting”
Magpie Tales: “feathers”
Meme Express: “character”
One-Minute Writer: “device”
Randomosity: “random”
Saint P Blogging: “handwriting”
Simply Snickers:  “capture”
Sunday Short and Sweet: “change”
Weekly Photo Challenge: “landscape”
Public domain photo –
 vintage image
Landscape photo –
LAN/Nickers and Ink
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  1. What a creative poem for all your prompts!

  2. Hilarious! I would love to know how the family baited this nosy neighbor.

    Paula from
    Smidgen, Snippets, & Bits

  3. What a character! Creatively done!

  4. I do hope your neighbour isn't really this bad ;) Love your blog title.

    @cassmob from
    Family History Across The Seas

  5. ... we have roles to play. Yes we do.