The Challenge



For some it is no challenge,

for me,

the perfectionist,

obsessive compulsive,


creating a story,

expressing a thought,

in the fewest number of words,

confined to a form,

some which must rhyme,

“The Challenge” is the driving force,

completing the challenge will never happen,

let us begin another attempt:


HAIKU  ( traditional 5-7-5 )


feelings for others

emotionally challenged

selfish to a fault


ELFJE  ( 11 words : one, two, three, four, one)



summer warm

waters the earth

plants reach to bloom





mesmerized by the rain
wishing I were in Spain
knowing it is an illness to be bored
a feeling which needs to be ignored

being old and poor is such a pain
practicing patience with being plain
having lived this long should be it’s own reward
this moment is mine to search out the unexplored

gratitude for having a brain
even though it has begun to wane
thankful that the rain will water my flowers
appreciative of being able to while away the hours


Hope I don’t have to wait for the next rainy day to find time to be challenged.


Love, hugs and blessings …ME and the Boss








About merb010

Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. View all posts by merb010

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