A Mutual Kidnapping.


Today, my best friend and I have kidnapped each other. 
We’re going to spend the whole day doing whatever we want to do. 

Our phones are on silent. 
We haven’t told anyone what time we’ll be home. 
We haven’t even decided where we’ll go. 
We’re winging that part.

We might visit somewhere new. 
We might go on an adventure. 

But we did both bring a book, just in case. 

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I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #27

I Write Her

65829762_2246640742219868_3364426484876836864_nBill Wadman

Welcome back to my weekly challenge. It’s time to get your creative juices on again!
So tell me, how would you interpret this image above?


PLEASE follow them! I’d hate to not see your piece(s) represented in the recap the following week! Confused? Any questions – email me at sushibocks@gmail.com   

For more detailed information, read about this challenge here.

  • Create a standard three line, 5/7/5 syllable count haiku/senryu
  • Deadline to submit for this week’s challenge will be 11:59pm 7/13/19
  • Up to 3 pieces permitted
  • Link your piece to this “IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge” on your post
  • Always give photo credit if there is one
  • Complete entry form below

Above all else, have fun and be creative with this! 🙂

Last week’s challenge brought out a focus on Mother Earth. Wow! Did the contributor’s deliver! Go check them out. 🙂


Radhika – Silent Death! – radhikasreflection


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Those Fertile Lies – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


Nightly – Word of the Day


Image: a cartoon by the much loved cartoonist Michael Leunig!

Those Fertile Lies

If your vegetable garden languishes
and manure brings no results,
just give them a little evening news
and there’ll be bumper crops,
all those fertile lies,
rich fantasies,
faux concern
and invented anxieties
with smiling invitations
to more episodes of the same,
a soap-opera of nitrogenous value,
stay tuned for another
exciting excrement,
Oh, wait, there’s breaking wind,
every night,
even the mushrooms gave us
shade last summer.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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Again and Again

looking in your window

vulnerability is my power

hoping to show you

lost in search of realization

inspired by what I cannot see

I wish you more

more than I can give

I’m empty no more

now that you’re gone

wanting to sing my heart

but I keep losing my place

littered in the mess that’s been made

is salt from yesterday’s tears

music has not tripped the words

seeking translation

has me listening

again and again

Mass MoCA
North Adams, Ma
June 2019

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What to let go

Savvy Raj

There is a heaviness in thoughts

That accumulates in time

Holding on to anything

Creates dependence.

Learn to let go!

What can you let go then?

For starters…

How about anger and vengence

Grudges and resentment

Remorse and bitterness.

Each time you let any of these go

You breathe a sigh of relief

For you make space for life.

To lighten your self again.

You can create your own ease of being

To dare and dream once more.

Without doubts and restraints

To pull you back.

Then let go of irrational fears

That keep you down.

As you detach and let go

Of things that weigh you down.

You begin to express with all your heart.

You will realize the dreams

That matter most to you.

Let go of the unneeded things.

Let go of the unwanted fear.

Let go of stressors that threaten your health.

Choose to be well…

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Skipping Glitzy Gizmos to Reach Your Goals – Daily Quote

Jo Hawk


Arborists say the absolute best time to plant a sapling is ten years ago. The second-best option is to transplant one today. Since I can’t time travel, I need to buy a tree, grab a spade and dig. The tree’s species is less important than taking action. My shovel might be borrowed, but a backhoe isn’t required. Use what you have at your disposal. Digging a pit is not an exact science. What is a perfect hole? Does it matter?

We become embroiled in perfection, caught in the trap of possessing the best tools, the latest gadgets, and glitzy gizmos, thinking they are necessary. I am a perfectionist, an expert at compiling lists of reasons rationalizing my procrastination. Instead, I commit to completing an important task and focus on the steps required to finish.

What will you complete today?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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