A-Z Challenge: G is for Grabbing ideas


Go-go Gadget Gorilla
There never was a sight so crass
A Gorilla with his arms of brass
Stood beneath his friend Giraffe
Lion stifling a laugh
And though used to being the butt
of every joke, he gave a tut
Gorilla still had feelings, yes
Each little jibe made him depressed
It wasn’t just his metal arms
Preventing others seeing his charms
But his bright complexion too
A loud and luscious purple hue
Conflicting with his go-go gadget
limbs: worthy of a pageant
Growing up had been quite rough
Gorilla’s skin became quite tough
And now he stood with his odd team
Ready to rescue Queen Eileen
Chest puffed proud: his moment here
His gadget arms caused quite the cheer
As they scaled the looming fort
Gorilla was their last resort
The gate, a trap, on fire and oiled
Plans to surround, had soon been foiled
This only left the Garrett tops
Guarded by triceratops
And so the birds were useless there
Before Gorilla pulled through air
His arms they stretched: a wondrous sight
And raised his body to the fight
With his strength, they stormed the castle
Overtook the villainous vassal
Saved the Queen from horrid fate
Helped true order reinstate
Gorilla,after, in spotlight
Deserving praise: became a knight


I had a lot of fun bouncing off these stolen words today, so thank you AJ Lauer & Laura Roberts for the inspiration for today’s A-Z Challenge for G.

I heartily recommend you go visit this interactive A-Z challenge from the start while it’s still short enough to catch up πŸ˜€

Seaman’s Ditty

Sea chantey of eight pieces

A flagon full of rum

Twenty-four old pirates

Huddled in a slum

Yet when the dawn was breaking

And sails began to sing

They raised the Jolly Roger

And plundered everything

One Minute challenge – Accepted!

So I was going to slink off away from the keyboard but I saw a gauntlet being thrown to the floor by Blair King

And well it would have been rude not to pick it up…

So here it is, my exact timed minute poem, straight to the page. I can’t type very fast πŸ˜€


A minute
That’s all I have
60 fleeting seconds of you
Is that ever really enough?

Can a minute really hold it all
in the palm of my hand
and ready to show you
Where I begin

Quote Challenge – Day 2

Day 2 of the quotes challenge…here goes

Rules for the challenge:
1. Post 3 of your favourite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart.
2. Nominate 3 or more bloggers with each post to challenge them.
3. Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you.


β€œAt the moment when her eyes closed, when all feeling vanished in her, she thought that she felt a touch of fire imprinted on her lips, a kiss more burning than the red-hot iron of the executioner.”
― Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same”
Emily BrontΓ«

“Their heads fell apart into sleep like the two halves
Of a lopped melon, but love is hard to stop

In their entwined sleep they exchanged arms and legs
In their dreams their brains took each other hostage

In the morning they wore each other’s face”
Ted Hughes


English Delicacy
Toutons Tubas and Other Tales
What’s Right Is Write

Have fun y’all

And a mention to my original challengerΒ StephΒ πŸ™‚