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The Joker

April 12, 2021

Thank God the man in the white house is a temporary replacement

A joker from the bottom of an anfractuous deck 

The three little pigs knew this black sheep as the termite inspector 

Who ran his business from a Hole in the wall in farmer Obama’s latrine

Always the  Odd man out without a doubt he’d never get a lollipop from the good fairy

One day a Red brick seller came to see him saying the Shoddy builders  sent me

They need another player in their game of  ante over in Twinkletown

He could be the novelty  Building block pettifogger on the blue team

A speech or two with promises rivaling a Brooklyn Bridge salesman

You know  Keyhole pavers made of gold paving every street

The pigeons would live in nests vacated by the golden geese of Emberfall 

Oh he could hardly wait, so desirous to win he’d ask daily; “Are We There Yet?”

The war was finally won and he took his throne and now he sits

Showing his true colors aren’t red, white and blue but black shadows across the land

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(clarice) 04/12/2021

Just my thoughts

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Ecrits Blogophilia Week 5.14 Topic: Are We There Yet?

Topic:  Christopher        &  Picture:  Craig

Hard Bonus (2 points): Incorporate 3 colors

Red, white and blue

Easy Bonus (1 Point): Include a Playing Card – joker

Guesses for secret word/phrase: Marvin, I used them all. 1 ante over 2. Keyhole paver 3.termite inspector   

4. Red brick 5. Building block  6. Odd man out  7. Black (red) sheep  8. Hole in the wall 

 9. Shoddy builders  sent me. 10. Temporary replacement

Sho Fly Don’t Bother Me

April 10, 2021

It’s a comfortable old Alabaster stoop

Where once spring breakers chose to rest

Their bodies stressed needing a boost

Sparking and larking an exhausting task

For young minds and their libidos

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Late into the night Old men shared a pint or two

While discussing the weather on that old stoop

Mrs. Deers night time beau gave them a view

Of his ardent attempt to play slave to her 

Strategically placed Wildwood blooms 

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 Sunshine and Daisies greeted                                                                                                 the milkman’s clinking tune announcing his arrival                                                                2 quarts of cream topped milk, a dozen eggs                                                                              the daily form for the houses lady                                                                                              Snow in Summer is favored 7 t0 5 

Busy as  Bees the neighboring children                                                                                   swarmed those stairs, their castle                                                                                                a king was crowned, a maiden captured                                                                                     bloody noses and wooden slivers were battle scars                                                                even white frocked lasses sported

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Chickweed creeps in mass abundance now    a rest stop for the fly in the field of flowers     that bug on wildflower an early morning feast      the stairs still the place to dine     to sleep off a full  stomach                                                                

They say the grass is greener On the other side of the fence. And never can you go home again                                                                                        but that  comfortable old Alabaster stoop                                                                                    still brings my memories of home too life

                                                                                                                                                                                            (clarice) 04/10/2021

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 4.14 Topic: Sunshine and Daisies

Topic;  Lika                                 Picture: Rebecca

Hard Bonus (2 points): Include a line from a Wall of Voodoo song –

They say the grass is greener On the other side of the fence.                                        From Wall of Voodoo song  ‘Grass Is Greener’

Easy Bonus (1 Point): Mention your favorite animal – deer

The SECRET PICTURE WORD/PHRASE!! 1.rest stop2.Chickweed  3.  Bug on wildflower 4. Wildwood blooms   5. The fly   6. A bugs life  7. Sho fly don’t bother me  8. Snow in summer                              9. Spring breakers  10. Busy as a Bee 

Orders To Play

April 4, 2021

            Every Sunday we have a Soggy family gathering. River folk come from all round and over the river and through the woods to share in all the doins`.  They gather round the shoreline and spin tales bout` that Ol’ Man River of theirs. 

          The women set up tables loaded with good ole Lousianna vitals by the boat dock, two long rows of the ladies county fair best dishes and one row of sweet baked desserts. One lucky Soggy teen was giben` a fly swatter and told to swat bugs and sticky fingers when needed. 

         Here Mama Soggy stokes her corncob pipe, hitches up her pantaloons and goes fishing in the ole` mill stream after making sure dem` women hab` a fire going fer` the fish she gonna catch.

         It’s a  Lazy river view of chock-a-block ole` men sampling Paddy’s eye water under a giant oak tree. Younger men chasing after the gals with their trotting harness on. Dads fishing with their kids  and knee-high to a grasshopper younguns swimming in the dark waters at the bend of the river where the river is at its shallowest.

          All n` all Whatever’s Your Pleasure the Soggy folk hab` it offered. 

          After a satisfying day of games, courting, lie swapping and Mama Soggy’s fish fry a bonfire is built and everyone picks a spot to rehash the day’s delights. It isn’t long before them what brung their fiddles and such tune up fer` a country playoff. 

          Now I practice three hours daily on my violin so I won’t get worse. I don’t want to upset my dad. But der truth is I can’t hold a tune in-a bushel barrel.

           I overheard him telling my uncle;It’s a real Strad, you know. If it isn’t I’m out one hundred and ten dollars. “ And dad whispers, “The reason I got it so cheap is that it’s one of the few Strads made in Japan.’  A deal like this happens only once in a blue moon.”

           And gosh dang would’nt I know’d it? Dad brung my violin. Un` he gib` me orders to play; River of No Return “

           A dozen fiddle jammers tuning to bow der crowd look up pect-ent-ly at me. And so wid nervous fingers i lifts that fiddle and begins to play squeaky notes and ear piercing whines nuff to chase bats n` beetles from der caves. 

           Dey probably would oh` strung me up, but a big ole grizzly came running outs` dem` woods. It was foaming green spit and wid` eyes wild wid` pain it came fer` me. Ebery one stood and watched. Not a sole tried to stop that critter. Why most ebery one cheered as dat smelly crazed critter threw me un dad’s Strad into der` ribber. 

            Dat bear feasted on the Soggy family’s picnic vittals until it had its fill. Then it stood high on dem bear legs oh` his roared, turned and lumbered off into the woods. 

             Dad held an auction fer dat fiddle, bought me a washboard and the Soggy folks left the ribber wid` a nodder tale to tell.

(CLARICE) 04/01/2021

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 3.14 Topic: What’s Your Pleasure

Topic – Lika and  Picture – the David 

Hard Bonus (2 points): Quote Jack Benny – 

I practice three hours daily on my violin so I won’t get worse.

It’s a real Strad, you know. If it isn’t I’m out one hundred and ten dollars. The reason I got it so cheap is that it’s one of the few Strads made in Japan.

Easy Bonus (1 Point): Include a Phase of the Moon – blue moon

Secret word/phrase – 1. Lazy river view  2, ole` mill stream  3. Boat dock  

4. River of No Return  5. Bend of the River 

6. Over the River and Through the Woods 7. Ol’ Man River 8. Dark waters

9. Fishing 10. Shoreline

Creating “Paper Cranes” To Write My Haikus On

March 24, 2021

Creating “Paper Cranes” To Write My Haikus On 

 “Around The World In A Day”

Come here and take my hand, 

I’ll show U 

Reading bedtime stories 

 Me and my teddy bear

Under the Wishing tree

Grims fairy tales

Bedtime stories

Of Late night scares

A Dreamland  of  Snow White lilies

Springtime’s welcoming

For all to enjoy

Shadow images

Cast by my  Night light

Of  Goldilocks three bears

(clarice) 03/24/2021

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Ecrits Blogophilia Week 2.14 Topic: The Three Bears

Topic – Christopher     and  Picture – Doris

Hard Bonus (2 points): Use a lyric from a Prince song – Come here and take my hand, I’ll show U – from “Around The World In A Day”

Easy Bonus (1 Point): Mention “paper cranes”

Secret word/phrase: 1. Goldilocks  2. Night light 3. Grims fairy tales   4. Bedtime stories 5. Wishing tree  6. Reading bedtime stories                                               7. Me and my teddy bear  8. Snow White  9. Dreamland  10. Shadow images

  Prophetic Eulogy

March 19, 2021

                         Prophetic Eulogy

The crowd is shouting ‘Happy Anniversary to Us!” 

A happier couple can not be found on that  Rock concert floor

The Spinning disks Scratching14 Days to Life

And I should have heeded that prophetic eulogy

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Drunk on love, Clubbing happily at the Techno bash

Life was a  Music festival, all acceso, allegrezza and amoroso

We should be one Happy Anniversary

A night of raves and euphoria, getting high on love

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But love is blind and often cruel 

Your high was not for me but the glitter of fourteen carat bars

I said I’d no more money, I’d spent it all on her 

 And you slipped away into the night leaving me a broken man

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And I’m Layin’ by these railroad tracks in Denver

With a hurtin’ head and a half a pint of wine

Everything except my soul has been surrendered

Just to satisfy your fourteen carat mind

(clarice) 03/19/2021

These past years have been a joy to share with all of you. I hope and pray there will be many more. Happy fourteenth Anniversary to all of you. 

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 1.14 Topic: Happy Anniversary to Us (Topic Provided by Marvin)

Picture: Craig 

1.- Include a song title or lyric with the word “anniversary” – 

from ‘Happy Anniversary’

We should be one Happy Anniversary

2.- Mention the movie title “14 Days to Life”

3. – Include a lyric or song title with number 14 – from ‘ Fourteen Carat Mind”

Layin’ by these railroad tracks in Denver

With a hurtin’ head and a half a pint of wine

Everything except my soul has been surrendered

Just to satisfy your fourteen carat mind

Secret word/phrase: 1. Rave  2. Techno bash 3. Clubbing  4. Music festival  

5. Rock concert  6. EDM Event  7. American bandstand  8. D J Party  

9. Spinning disks  10. Scratching

On a Cold Dark Night

February 6, 2021

                                                   

   Rory awoke with  the zings’ and immediately ran for the toilet. He and his fellow officers had drunk in the dead of night till the dark shadows of the evil Twilight zone surrounding them were conquered. All this running and hiding from Betty Lou’s ice age monsters was wearing them all down. 

      He looked outside to see —

Not a speck of light is showing

So the danger must be growing                                                                                             Are the fires of Hell a–glowing                                                                                                    Is the grisly reaper mowing                                                                                                                   Yes, the danger must be growing   

      The night stalkers Purple People Eater and Trilobites prowled round the police hideout. Their gigantic wings stir up tornadoes of wind driven objects into the air striking everything in site. And with deadly intent they blew long fiery blasts into the Black veil of night. The woman in black watched gleefully the fiery war in the air around her. 

     The war was intensifying. And all the police squad could do was watch.  Pecorino Romano joined Rory at his watch station. He was eating an icecream cone of all things. Rory stared at the man and exclaimed: “At a time like this you can eat?”

      Ten thousand tons of ice cream if i could’,  replied Romano. “There is a Dairy below us grinding the stuff out as fast as it can.”

     Harry sat up upon hearing the men . “Hmm, we have a dairy here. Maybe we can beat Betty Lou after all.” he thought. 

       “Romano! Show me this Dairy.”  he said as he picked himself up. “ The black widow is in for a frosty treat. That Devil’s bride shall bath in icy favors instead of dragon’s breath bar-b-que. Hurry now we’ve little time left”  

       “On a Cold Dark Night ” he breathed. “I’ve found the answer to this devil’s curse. And chased after Romano humming ‘Me And My Shadow’.

(clarice) 02/02/2021

My apologies for posting so late. I had a bonus guess going round and round in my head but couldn’t nail it.

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 48.13 Topic: On a Cold Dark Night                                              Guesses for Topic – Blue man- Dave  and Picture – Jolene

Hard Bonus (2 points): Include a song lyric from the original Willie Wonka movie –

 from “I Want it Now” – Ten thousand tons of ice cream

from “The Rowing Song” –
Not a speck of light is showing

So the danger must be growing                                                                                             Are the fires of Hell a–glowing                                                                                                    Is the grisly reaper mowing                                                                                                                   Yes, the danger must be growing                                                                                                                  Easy Bonus (1 Point): Use the term ‘the zings’ correctly (it means hungover)

Guesses for secret word/phrase:  1. Dark shadows  2. The woman in black                                             3. The night stalker  4. Prowl  5. Me and my shadow  6. Black veil  7. Twilight zone                           8. Devil’s bride  9. Dead of night  10. The black widow

Tagging Martien

Out The Laundry Chute

November 22, 2020

 

      Meanwhile while Harry was enjoying his drink by a caribbean bay and Betty Lou and her imps were casting fires, Chuck had landed in a pile of putrid green and yellow stained sheets in the laundry room. Choking, gasping and shaking the offensive sheets from his body, Chuck emerged from the pile of offensive laundry.

      “Why me?” he cried. “When my next assignment rotation comes up, I’m finished with hospital detail. No more guarding patients from themselves, visitors from another planet, and ambulance chasing attorneys.” Being a hospital guard, well, It was a fight for survival . Every day brought dangerous trials for him. Now here he was searching for a crook in Tight skinny pants and a passion for murder. 

      Looking around he found only the area around the laundry chutes was lit up. So he pulled out his lighter and pushed the ignition and watched the spark turn the flicker to a flame. Then he surveyed the room and found a safe like door. What’s Behind the Door? he wondered.

      He could hear chanting and screaming and the beating of drums and clanking of chains coming from inside. Where were  Rory, Mintzy and the other officers? What was he to do? And who was that little fellow with the fake mustache and Distressed outfit standing outside it. He was drinking a chocolate fizz and every time he took a sip, it left a Drink mustache  on his upper lip. Moving with caution Chuck walked over to the little fellow and asked If he’s seen a group of men and a woman carrying a hospital patient. 

      Betty Lou’s watchdog grinned evilly and replied, “Nobody like that been bye here dude.”

      Chuck eyed him with suspicion. “Uh, could you tell me what’s behind the door? I need to see what is in there.”
      “I don’t know, fellow,” said the little guy. I”ve been here all day and it’s been closed. As you can see it is locked up tight.

      “Well, I have to get in there,” said Chuck. “Just a minute while I call my fellow officers and we’ll break in. I have a feeling our missing policeman is in there.”

      He turned and dialed Mintzy. Not noticing the glow that suddenly engulfed the little man. 

(clarice) 11/21/2020

Week 37.13 Topic: What’s Behind the Door?

Topic: Blue Man &  Picture: Leta

Hard Bonus (2 points): Use a lyric from the song “Misty Blue” (any version or artist) – Turns the flicker to a flame

Easy Bonus (1 Point): Include a Ray Stevens lyric – from Mississippi Survival .. It was a fight for survival 

Guesses for secret word/phrase:  1. Tight skinny pants. 2. Fake mustache  3. Drink mustache  4. Distressed outfit

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What’s Going On In Stormys World

November 15, 2020

Week 36.13 

Topic:  Joleene &  Picture:Johnathon 

Topic:  The Final Sonata

Hard Bonus: Incorporate a quote by Laurie Colwin 

Easy Bonus:  Include a prism

Secret word/phrase: 1 man on the moon  2. Bad moon rising  3. Cloud cover

4. Long tail   5. Moonlight serenade 6. Pop smoke  7. Moondust  8. K-9

“To be effortlessly yourself is a blessing, an ambrosia. It is like a few tiny little puffs of opium which lift you ever so slightly off the hard surface of the world.” But these past six days my prism has been dulled by an ugly bout of pneumonia. Add to it an unknown source of bleeding and my moon is a  bad moon rising. The man in the moon isn’t singing a  Moonlight serenade or spreading moondust to cheer me up. Hopefully he’ll blow a pop of smoke, enough to make a happy cloud cover that will protect me from getting any worse.

I see K-9 in the long tail behind the moon. He gives me hope.

      I’m skipping the story this week. No concentration. I wish you all the best.

Stormy 11/13/2020

A Wicked Frenzy

November 8, 2020

     Horrified McManus watched as Betty Lou in a wicked frenzy went off the deep end. Developed into a furious and malignant, incredibly evil, grotesque old rabid fire breathing Medusa.

     With murderous laughter, she cast a circle around the room. “This night I declare no man nor woman shall escape the devil’s power. Into this circle shall the earth be imprisoned. I mote an asp to poison with, a lizard to shed its fire, a banshee to call the devil’s bidding into my cauldron of bubbling disaster. Then she lifted her pitchfork wand and a hell breathing fire erupted around her circle.

     McManus gasped, “You are vomiting blasphemy Betty Lou.” I don’t know where this Harry is or why you need his paper. But my friends are coming and will stop you.” “Oh God please let me be right”, he silently prayed as he watched the yellow ball slowly wobble across his chin.

      Betty Lou cackled “ Don’t wanna prove you wrong but shit, you leave me with no option. And she aimed her wand, sending McManus to hang over the cauldron.
    “Yeah!, Yeah!” her imps and crew shouted.And set out to find Harry.

       Meanwhile Harry is enjoying himself  Wasting time on a Slow travel vacation with a Relaxing drink of Long Island iced tea.  His Ocean view is A view to kill of a tropical Blue lagoon. While sittin’ on the dock of the bay he thinks, “  It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, so I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink till mananja”, unaware of the turmoil his formula is causing.

(clarice) 11/07/2020

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 35.13 Topic: Off the Deep End                            

Hard Bonus (2 points): Use a song lyric from singer Post Malone    

Don’t wanna prove you wrong but shit, you leave me with no option, yeah, yeah from  ‘No option”                         

Easy Bonus (1 Point): Include the word “blasphemy”

Topic: Tyler & Picture: Jay

Secret word/phrase: 1. Relaxing drink  2. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere             3.  sittin’ on the dock of the bay  4. Wasting time  5. Blue lagoon      6. Slow travel vacation  7. Long island iced tea  8. Ocean view  9. A view to kill         10.  I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink

The Devil Stirs

November 1, 2020

The Devil Stirs,

A   blonde haired, blue eyed girl sits Patiently waiting in a French cafe. Thinking “Sweet tea needs that sugar stirring should I add One lump or two to my afternoon tea.” She’s the Woman in blue and white shirt, Pink lips, Rose choker necklace and   Black beret teasing the fellows who stare at her beauty. 
     I’d Be Lion  or is it lying? I’m no good at spelling. But I want to saunter over and whisper in her ear, “ Take my hand and we’ll make it – I swear  

     “What shall we make my cop boy?” she snarls. As the blonde beauty turns into Betty Lou tickling his chin with a knife. 

      And MaMullan wakes up in a fright.

     “I must have Harry’s note before the witching hour tonight. The devil stirs, commands his obedience . His words are written in blood, what hell we’ll bring to this earth.”  And with those words the room suddenly fills with dancing imps holding on to  Helium filled spears all pointed at him. 

     What more could happen? He looked. The ant filled ball still balanced on his nose, the walls were closing in with horrors of creepy crawlers and the imps floated with menace towards him.

      “Last chance McManus! Or I’ll let the devil have you” 

(clarice) 10/31/2020

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 34.13                                                                                     Topic:  I’d Be Lion                                                         Topic:    The David                                                                                                          Picture:  Jonathan                                                                                                          Hard Bonus (2 points):  Use a Bon Jovi lyric –                                                          From  ‘Livin’ on a prayer’  Take my hand and we’ll make it – I swear Easy Bonus (1 Point):   Mention Helium                                                                    Secret word/phrase: 1.  Pink lips 2.  One lump or two  3.  French café            4.  Woman in blue and white shirt  5.  Rose choker necklace   6.  afternoon tea  7.  Black beret  8. Patiently waiting 9. Sweet tea needs that sugar stirring             10. blonde haired, blue eyed girl