Knock-knock. Whose dare?

 What’s waiting for you out there?

Knock-knock. Whose dare?
A quadruple lento to make a memento 

Aye, dreams, they are fantastical.
Nigh days, though, chaos bring.
By mayhem’s mix bombastical,
Why do mistakes upswing?

Chill. Marvelous and crazy treats
Fill up the books today.
Will favorite coffee, chocolate sweet
Still summon you to play?

In light, extraordinary sights
Spin wonders, call you out.
Then leave your blanket for delights.
Chin up, and walk about.

Come. Strange adventures beckon us
From hither off to yon.
Dumbfoundedness can be a plus,
Thumbs up, and let’s begone!
c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson

This poem was posted in response to these prompts:

31 Days of Poetry and Writing: Write about a way you honor the past, but welcome the future. (24)
Daily Post: “waiting” (18) 
JNV’s Halloween Challenge: "knock-knock”
OctPoWriMo: “fantastical” – with “mistakes,” “crazy, “chaos,” “extraordinary” and “marvelous”– LENTO POEM (24)
Write 31 Days Challenge: “books,” “coffee,” “chocolate,” “favorite,” and “blanket” (24)


Did you hear that?
 by Henry P. Robinson
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  1. Just the boos I needed in order to put a little hope into my attitude this morning! Thanks!

    1. That should say "boost"! No, not a Freudian slip.

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