Fandango’s Friday Flashback • dVerse Poets Pub

Becky's lines & squares challenge • staying within the lines 2

Fandango’s Friday Flashback • dVerse Poets Pub. I’ve not been a blogger nearly long enough to be able to go a year back. So this re-post of ‘OpenLinkNight#256’ on #FFF is from December 13, 2019, that I posted on the dVerse Poets Pub.

OpenLinkNight#256 • dVerse Poets Pub

Of all the wild absurdities

With which the heart can cram

Its sad asylum, none’s more daft

Than this mad need, this damn-

Idiot ache to be with you

When I already am.

Kiowara no Fukayabu (early 9th century)

This poem was translated from Japanese
by Graeme Wilson

Posted by TiongHan as part of the dVerse OpenLinkNight#256.

Ali Bomaye! • Three Things Challenge #170

Ali Bomaye!

Ali Bomaye! • Three Things Challenge #170 is my entry into this challenge by pensitivity101.

I totally forgot the birthday of the (self-proclaimed) Greatest which was on January 16. The prompt of fight, wound and blood however immediately made me remember. Here’s a small tribute to correct this faux-pas.

He had been spoiling for the Rumble in the Jungle. Certainly the greatest fight of his career. The chance to redeem himself. After he was stripped of his World Champion title for political reasons, he was lusting for blood. It still is a miracle he emerged victorious without so much as a wound n his face. And a beating he took the first 6 or 7 rounds. While many (wrongly) accused him of rope-a-doping, there are those who point out that it was a combination of his unrivaled skills, strategy and his loud mouth. But no matter who’s right or who’s wrong, that single fight in Kinshasa, Zaire proved once and for all that he was the Greatest. Ever. Ali Bomaye!

Ali Bomaye!
Ali Bomaye!

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Or watch the Oscar-winning documentary When we were Kings for FREE on Hulu, by clicking here.

When we were Kings
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You do not have to read the next part, as it contains nothing of interest or any value. To please Google – according to their own Analytics nobody ever clicks on this link – click here to read my other submission into this writing challenge. And to appease this pompous almighty one even more I have to include this one more time. Three Things Challenge #170

Television, Nerve & Unrest • Three Things Challenge #110

Three Things Challenge

Television, Nerve & Unrest • Three Things Challenge #110. This is only my second entry into this writing challenge by pensitivity101. Newbies like myself, for the details on this challenge, click that link to visit the post. Or click on the logo below.

Frustrated the old lady switched the television off again. ‘The nerve those FOX News guys have to cheer on a God forbidden second term. Unrest is imminent!’ she thought bitterly.

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You do not have to read the next part, as it contains nothing of interest or any value. To please Google – according to their own Analytics nobody ever clicks on this link – please click here to read my one and only other submission into this writing challenge. And to appease this pompous almighty one even more I have to include this one more time. Three Things Challenge #110

Spit, Split & Spoilt • Three Things Challenge #109

Three Things Challenge

Spit, Split & Spoilt • Three Things Challenge #109 This is my first entry into this writing challenge by pensitivity101. Newbies like myself, for the details on this challenge, click that link to visit the post, or click on the logo below.

‘You thought I wasn’t looking but I saw you spit in my soup. If you want to split up, well then, show some decency and say it to my face! With you being who, or should I say what you are, it’s not that you’re spoilt for choice.’

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OpenLinkNight#256 • dVerse Poets Pub

Dead woman in forest

Of all the wild absurdities

With which the heart can cram

Its sad asylum, none’s more daft

Than this mad need, this damn-

Idiot ache to be with you

When I already am.

Kiowara no Fukayabu (early 9th century)

This poem was translated from Japanese
by Graeme Wilson

Posted by TiongHan as part of the dVerse OpenLinkNight#256.

Lucifer’s Dilemma • Three Line Tales

Lucifer’s Dilemma • Three Line Tales My entry in Sonya’s challenge for Week 202 of Three Line Tales.

Lucifer's Dilemma tltweek202
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Lucifer’s Dilemma • Three Line Tales

‘Shall I take his soul?

It is the perfect setting…late, deserted, on a crosswalk…and there are buses nearby

It is now or some other time… so shall I or shan’t I take this lonely poor soul?’

For the previous entry in Three Line Tales just click.

Three Line Tales • Oh no…

tltweek200

Three Line Tales • Oh no… Response to Sonya’s for Week 200 (wow!) of Three Line Tales.

tltweek200 • Three Line Tales • Oh no
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Three Line Tales • Oh no…

First instinct: ‘rules are for people who want to live by them’

Stumbled onto 2nd sign, lying on the ground: ‘SNAKES. DID WARN U’

‘Sssssst’….’Oh no!’

For the previous entry in Three Line Tales just click.