Friday, March 05, 2010

Wordzzle 102 - The mountains and the road

This is my contribution to this week's Wordzzle. Wordzzle is a game in which each week word lists, used to create stories, are given on the blog Views from Raven's Nest. Participating users post their stories on their own blogs.

This is my entry number 46, for Wordzzle week 102.

Ten Word Challenge:

sugar daddy,
food cream,
dental problems

The milquetoast ate a Sugar Daddy
And turned another page
Would craggy curves and trapezoids
Become all the rage?

Was Copernicus a good guy
Or a villain in his day?
With history's revisions
Will nothing ever stay?

Numbers fell in blizzards
And as liquids ran away
Is food cream the answer
Or just a step along the way?

Would dental problems be included?
He really couldn't say
So much still to study
And the test would be today!

Mini Challenge:

Hersey kisses,
grist mill

Grist for the grist mill
They stand at attention, then march along
Cadets without number
Though I suppose a number is recorded somewhere

I sit here, watching them on TV, eating Hersey kisses
Too many can make you look pregnant
But I'm not female, and never wanted to be a cadet anyway
And it hides the scarring of the mind

Mega challenge:

sugar daddy,
food cream,
dental problems

Hersey kisses,
grist mill

The land lay like liquid food cream
Under a strangely empty sky
The road disappears into a point
That I must travel by

Craggy mountains in the distance
blurring into haze
Took forever to come closer
Though I traveled all the day

Sodas caused dental problems
Or so the dentist said
So Sugar Daddies and Hersey kisses
Were what I had instead

Problems without answers
Occupied my mind
Pondering the mysteries
Finding what I'd find

Should milquetoasts be beaten into cadets
To make the world go round?
And would the world stop spinning
If no more cadets were found?

Should blizzards fall in summer
To cool the hottest days?
And if they did would we complain
And wish for the sun's rays?

If Copernicus looked through his telescope
And found scarring on the lens
Would he give up and walk away
Or start over again?

Pregnant pauses proliferate
And bring forth what they bring
But sometimes what they deliver
Is not much of anything

The grist mill grinds so slowly
And grinds so very fine
The particles like dust all float
And clutter up the mind

Pages dance and flutter in the wind
And decorate the day
Recording all that man has said
And all he couldn't say

Through trapezoidal glasses
The world looks clear again
It seems to keep on spinning
Without going round the bend

The mountains stand before me now
And seem to fill the sky
The road still disappears
And its end I cannot spy

No road leads up the mountains
None that I can see
There seems no way for me to cross
To get where I must be

I see the end ahead now
The road turns right for me
And I drive along it
Past where the mountains be

The mountains gradually lessen
And behind me all recede
And I go on without them
To the place where I must be

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Favorite posts, Part III

These are some of my favorite posts, from the third hundred posts.

291. Fun with the DOS prompt
275. National Novel Writing Month 2009 - Winner!
261. My time at GeoCities
231. My head under me, trapped in darkness
217. Finding my grandmother

297. Wordzzle 96 - Pixie party
294. Wordzzle 95 - Other realities
283. Wordzzle 93 - Food fright
279. Wordzzle 92 - The Scarecrow and the King of the Turtles
276. Wordzzle 91 - No telling
273. Wordzzle 90 - Passing inspection
269. Wordzzle 89 - Sugar-coated
265. Wordzzle 88 - Who done it?
250. Wordzzle 87 - Impractical nurse
243. Wordzzle 86 - Past times
237. Wordzzle 85 - Puppetry
232. Wordzzle 84 - Breaking through
228. Wordzzle 83 - Exit, laughing
218. Wordzzle 81 - Under the sun
213. Wordzzle 80 - The alligator people
209. Wordzzle 79 - Shadows and smoke
206. Wordzzle 78 - The wall
202. Wordzzle 77 - The silent majority

295. Dream - Crashing the car, then saved, then a woman who was drinking
293. Dream - A game with superheroes and a villain
290. Dream - Band of brothers
286. Dream - A car with the Golden Girls, and I become a giant and move my car by hand
285. Dream - Working as a policeman, mistaken for a black woman, and the pie-slice shaped books that I took without paying
282. Dream - The Old West town in another dimension
281. Dream - Hidden areas under the ground covered with a layer of hard dirt
280. Dream - Using a computer that shows a list of news stories
274. Dream - Finding my brother's apartment and trying to get ready for work
270. Dream - The long line and the door with no return
266. Dream - The small buildings in the lake, some with red liquid and some with blue
244. Dream - The tornadoes and the dinosaur tree branch
240. Dream - Summoning the Grays
239. Dream - Attacked by a giant Phillip from Guiding Light
238. Dream - Oh how high the shadow grows
234. Dream - Captured by miniature golf playing mobsters
233. Dream - The plane like a fly, and as Spider-Man I am captured and taken deep under the ground
230. Dream - Getting strange powers, running from people as a woman
229. Dream - Traveling, carrying engines, and the building in the grasslands with the old woman and the folding luggage
225. Dream - Finding an old schoolmate, Sally Field [not really]
221. Dream - A massive engine being revved higher and higher
219. Dream - Writing exercises that affected reality, and the way station to another world
214. Dream - I am in a TV reality show
211. Dream - Gangsters, and a red blotch in the air
210. Dream - The mobster restaurant and the Cadillac
207. Dream - The new timeline and the psychic lecturer
204. Dream - The auction of the lion-thing
203. Dream - My grandmother is voted president of a club

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