Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo!

These are my first two haikus out of five this week. They are in response to this prompt:



Road Trip

Hours in the car

My eyes gaze out the window

Yearning for my home



Tidbits of knowledge

I marvel at the quickness

Hands on the buzzer


A Recipe For Me

This post it a response to: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/weekly-writing-challenge-recipe/

It’s a poem/recipe that tells you how to make me…but not really. It was really fun to write, and I hope you enjoy.


A Recipe For Me

A recipe for me?


Talk about a recipe for disaster.

But, very well, since you asked. (You might want to get out a pencil.)

Let’s see…where would I start….ah, I know.

To begin, you’ll need a spoon,

A hollow book, a knife

And a whole lot of patience.

Patience! Oh yes, that should be the first ingredient.

Makes for a wonderful foundation, it does.

Oh no, wait, I almost forget. I’m making me.

Start with love. Roll it into a little ball, nice and hard.

How much? Oh, I don’t know.

With me, things are never as exact as I wish them to be.

Now, around that little ball, just jab in a few choice words

Oh, it doesn’t matter which, I love most words

Now set it in the book

Next, you’ll need some confusion, just pour it all in

Mmm, smells nice….or does it?…Oh, goodness, no, it doesn’t…what is that?

(Just hold your nose during that part if you need to)

Next, you should grab your spoon and dip it into a jar of modesty

Dump that spoonful into the book

Don’t bother trying to make it even, it’s normal for it to clump in places

You should also toss in a lot of salt water,

Because this recipe tends to leak a lot

Even when it tries not to

Now, the next part you have to do really fast

No reason, really, just for effect


A handful of dreams,

A dash of fear,

A love to dance

(But no skills here)

A pinch of this,

A drop of that

Throw it in and

Watch it splat!

Now close the book

And start to shake

The sloshing means

It’s ready to bake!

Now, that was fun, wasn’t it?

(It helps if you turn on the radio really loud

And dance around like crazy while you shake)

When you open the book,

After shaking for a few minutes,

You should see something that resembles a cake

          Sort of    –

Grab a brand new jar of niceness and kindness (any brand will do)

Smell it to make sure it’s fresh

Then put some peanut butter in the jar

Stir it a little with your spoon

What’s that you asked?



Peanut butter makes everything better.


Then spread on the mixture with your knife

Nice and smooth, make sure it covers everything

Garnish it with a sprinkle of patience,

Maybe a few pencils,

Now, you’re almost done.

One last ingredient

And, it’s the most important, of course

So don’t be shy with it

Really, just pile it on there

Mm, smells nice

The ingredient that holds it all together

A big heaping of hope.