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Mabel, the Neighbor's Cat: A True Story

 Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 300 Congratulations, Colleen, on 300 Tanka Tuesdays!  Share Your Day   "It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! #ShareYourDay is a way to get to know each other better. Take a photo and write a syllabic poem about your day. Don’t think on it too hard. Make it fun." Nonet and Reverse Nonet   I got the last of the holiday decorations up this cold day. The door dressed in red ribbon and bow for the season. It will stay until the neighbor's cat comes by and pees on it. True story. The neighbor lets his cat run. He states, "There's no such thing as a house cat," and "Litter boxes are icky." So, I clean up after his cat, while my house cats watch from indoors, warm. ©2022 Lisa Smith Nelson. All Rights Reserved #tankatuesdayno300 #tankatuesday #shareyourday #syllabicpoetry #nonet #nonetpoem #reversenonet 

My Broken Mug

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 MindLoveMisery's Menagerie Same, Same, But Different - Saturday Mix Your ‘Same Same But Different’ task is to take the five challenge words and NOT use them in your writing. That’s right, you need to dig out your thesaurus and find a synonym for each word instead. Your words are: cup splash hit drop sad My words: Cup -  mug   Splash – slosh Hit – land Drop – fall Sad – broken heart I watched it fall on the hard oak floor, my favorite mug full of cocoa. I watched it land, with a crack and a slosh, and the mug, like my heart, was broken.    ©2022 Lisa Smith Nelson. All Rights Reserved  #mindlovemiserysmenagerie #samesamebutdifferent #saturdaymix #freeversepoetry #wordpromptpoetry #synonymspoem

The Gray Scarf - a Ukiah

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Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 199 Theme prompt from Eugi: The Gray Scarf  For this prompt I have written a ukiah, which is an invented form of reverse haiku.   Invented by Robert Ropars, the syllable count is 7/5/7, each line rhymes, and there is a title.   image: public domain  My angora scarf of gray in puff stitch crochet keeps winter chills at bay ©2022 Lisa Smith Nelson. All Rights Reserved #tankatuesday #tankatuesdayweeklypoetrychallenge #tankatuesdayno199 #themeprompt #syllablicpoetry #syllabicpoem #ukiahpoetry #ukiahpoem #reversehaiku