December 8th, 2019


Poem: "What Will Become of His Carrots"

This poem came out of the December 3, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] corvi. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. This poem belongs to the series An Army of One.

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Growing carrots for seed is a bit tricky because they are biennial plants. They don't flower and seed until their second year.

moment of silence, candle

Moment of Silence: Carroll Spinney

Carroll Spinney has passed away.  He was best known as the puppeteer performing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street

Oscar the Grouch was always one of my favorite characters.  He was obnoxious, but he was always himself.  I loved the way that the other characters accepted him for who he was without ever approving  of his behavior.  He was as much a part of the community as everyone else.

Poem: "Lighting a Fire / Fighting a Liar"

This poem came out of the November 5, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from DW user Alexseanchai. It also fills the "War" square in my 11-1-19 card for the Transbingo fest, and the "Rebel" square in my 10-31-19 card for the People-watching Bingo fest. This poem has been posted in barter with janetmiles.

"Lighting a Fire / Fighting a Liar"

          Life is hard when you're always

lighting a fire                    fighting a liar.

                    It only takes

one spark to burn          one speech to turn

               the whole world down.

                    Every day is

a war reel                         a raw deal

     when you don't fit your own skin.

               Someone's got to be

a rebel on the run          a barrel of fun

          and it looks like I'm the one

lighting a fire                    fighting a liar

               writing in the sky.