Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Writer's Island #25 - Deja-Vu

Two prompts, two takes on the same scene:


She’s been here before
Many times at this door
Her hand on the knob
Her heartbeat a throb
Indecision stirring
Thoughts in her head whirring
Should she stay or go
Why does he hurt her so
Once again heart breaking
Once again soul aching
Promises made, then broken
Empty words often spoken
She loves him, she hates him
Apologizes, placates him
He tortures, he’s tortured
Her fortune, misfortune
Such passion and fire
Such anger and ire
And over and over they battle
The walls of their cage they rattle
She’s been here before
Many times at this door
But this time, this one
It’s over, she’s done.


She’s been here before
Many times at this door
And this time, this one
Is it over? Is it done?
She refuses to accept it
She decides to reject it
They’ve had tougher frays
Always better the next day
He loves her, she knows it
So often he shows it
She’s valued and treasured
His love can’t be measured
His words, like a knife
Her own, taking life
They’re hurtful, enraged
But both, so engaged
He reaches for her, tenderly
“I love you my sweet”, don’t you leave
With tears in her eyes,
She drops back and sighs
She’s been here before
Many times at this door
But there won’t be regret
She can’t open it yet.

Copyright 2008 - Karina

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Writer's Island #24 - Spellbound

I've missed a few weeks' fo Writer's Island prompts, due to some crazy busy stuff going on, but I'm back. This week's prompt is "Spellbound"

Do You?

My world changes

in a blink of an eye

your eyes

looking into mine
reaching in for permanence

No longer uncertain

Speaking volumes with one look

This is a sure thing

Unable to look away


A feeling of comfort enfolds me

No where else I'd rather be

No one else

Could so fully complete me

Blinking again

I sigh

Part my lips

In expectation

And say the words
that bind our love

"I do".

Copyright 2008 - Karina

There is also a secondary prompt going on over at Writer's Island now, called Matinee Muse, and this week's prompt is Awakening.


Drops of water

shimmy on down

morning dew

not a sound

but it's beginning

Early sunrise
later sunset

almost ready

but not quite yet

to the ending

Hear a chirp here

a sweet song there

flying in

on a a wing and a prayer

they're all settling in

A bit of green

beneath the snow

and sight unseen

the seedlings grow

ah Spring, let it begin

Copyright 2008 - Karina

Good to be back.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Pensieve's Picture Puzzler #5 - Limericks

I've been away from Creative Karina for a little bit, just been so busy it's been hard to be creative. But I wanted to make sure I didn't miss out on this month's Pensieve's Poetic License. The style this months is Limericks, and instead of a theme, we were given a list of words (green, Irish, leprechaun, shamrock, Easter, spring, kite, windy) to use within our limericks. We were told to use just one, or all 8, or anything in between.
Here are my two (yes two) limericks:
In March, it is windy, and sunny
If you're Irish, Leprechaun or Bunny
It's Easter, It's spring
But no shamrocks, no green
For me, it's my birthday, honey!!
There once was a girl from New England
Who was looking forward to spring and
She had in her sights
The flying of kites
And flowers, and Easter and green land.
Go to Pensieve's to check out more limericks!