Trepidation

Sometimes life gets in the way. You don't want it to happen, and you certainly don't ask for it to happen, but it happens all the same. Sort of like pulling an onion ring from a bag of French fries. It can either be a delicious, crisp golden-brown bit of magic in your mouth or a grease-filled, tongue-burning, stomach-wrenching horror.

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Legs

Last week, I asked Facebook friends for nouns and verbs, thinking it would be a great interactive way to spark some short poetry. I was not disappointed. Today, I'm using the verb "elongate," posted by Priscilla H. (thanks, P!). Again, like "shower," I could've gone gutter-side, but I'm keeping things quasi-clean. Read on for the short poem.

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Shower

Can a poem a day keep the doctor away? Dunno. But it sounds like a good writing practice to get the creative juices flowing. And what better way to come up with freestyle poetry than to ask Facebook peeps for nouns and verbs, right? Well, I guess it could go horribly wrong. After all, this is the Internet. And so far, no one wants to be dirty. In fact, my first word was the verb "shower." Yes, yes, I know. This could be dirty, but I'm keeping it clean. Sort of. Read on for the short poem inspired by Kelly W. (you know who you are). Thanks, Kelly!

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Illustrious. Roast.

A few weeks ago, I solicited my Facebook fans for one noun, adjective, or verb. Thanks to Jennifer Grant and Jane McDaniel, I received two words: illustrious and roast, respectively. Undeniably an adjective, illustrious was easy. However, roast can easily pull double duty as noun or verb. Though for me, roasting conjures images of my car, baking in the Florida sun, and me, nearly suffocating after entering said sweltering car. So, I tend to think of roast as an action word. But I'm a writer. Is it not my duty to use "roast" as both noun and verb? Read on for the result.

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