Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sunday's Whirligig 92

Do you need a nudge to start writing a blog post?  Do you enjoy composing a variety of writing styles from time to time?  If so, you might enjoy trying the challenge at Sunday's Whirligig.  A new challenge is posted each Wednesday with 12 cue words.  You can use as many or as few of the words as you want in your writing, whether it be a poem, a short story, or some other piece of writing.

The words provided as cue words for Whirligig 92 are from "The New Year" by Jason Shinder:  bottom, breath, blue, dressed, drowning, discovered, match, mirror, mine, losing, love, lap 

I'm linking my post to Sunday's Whirligig 92.  Be sure to click the link if you want to see what others have written for this challenge.

Was he a good match for her?  
Only time would tell, but she had discovered
that there was more 
to relationships and love 
than how a person dressed.  

Would they someday be drowning 
in monthly payments?  

Would their laps 
distinctly defined in their 20's
later be replaced 
with extra flesh 
making the floor seem harder 
to reach or making it impossible
to see the bottoms 
of their feet?  

Would their very breath 
which came so easily now 
someday cause them to ask 
the other to wait 
a minute before continuing 
up the stairs?  

Would they each be able to help the other 
in times of distress, in times of sadness, or 
in times of sickness?  

Would they sometimes feel
frustrated and lose patience with 
the other where now the realities 
of life were masked 
by love at all times?  

Only time would tell.  If only 
there could be a time 
mirror that reflected 
the future, but would it show 
the growth they each could and 
would be willing to make?  

Would they each feel then, as now, 
I am yours and 
you are mine?


  1. Would they each feel then, as now,
    I am yours and you are mine?

    Good question Pat! Time can unfortunately be the door that opens to bad thinking among loved ones! They must tread carefully not to fall for negative feelings!


    1. That is so true! Marriage and relationships require effort, hope, faith, etc. to keep them strong, but it is so worth it.