Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Deb at San Diego Momma is still hosting PROMPTuesdays. (Sorry Deb, I have been AWOL the last two weeks or so, but I'm back this week.) If you don't know about PROMPTuesdays, head over and check out the archives.

This week is PROMPTuesday #15: One Word Says It All

Deb's selected topic this week: Write about deception. Whatever that means to you. Can be fact or fiction.

Deb's PROMPTuesday rules:

* You must write your entry in 10 minutes. This encourages top-of-mind, primal thinking before the ego and judgmental brain kick in.
* Keep to 250 words or less.
* Please have fun. Don’t put pressure on yourself. Together, let’s rediscover the simple joy in the writing process.
* Post your submission in Deb's comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in Deb's comments.

So . . . heeeeeeere's my submission this week:


the rings and the roses and the kiss
held the covenant of everlasting moments
like that

the revelations and the discoveries and the mysteries
held the certainty of uncertain times
like that

the joy and the pain and the triumphs
held the promise of intangible intimacy
like that

the dreams and the memories and the journey
held the rings and the roses and the kiss
like that

the picket fences and the bassinets and the road
held the truth of a life
like that


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...


Kalynne Pudner said...

This is really good, Cherie. You should submit it to a print journal. Seriously.

Kalynne Pudner said...

Oops. Sorry for spelling your name wrong. That's what I get when I to write without irony: silly errors.

Sojourner said...

Whoa! Cheri, that is awesome! Really beautiful.

Amber M. said...

LOVE it. I've really missed your PROMPTuesday posts. Glad you're at it again.

San Diego Momma said...

OK look. Isn't it enough that you're beautiful, a genius, and nice? Do we *really* need to be throwing turbo talented into the mix? It's quite unfair.

(Good as usual, Cheri).


Janet said...

Wow...I'm just stunned. Amazingly beautiful...

gary rith said...

Wow, you just wrote that????

katydidnot said...

you do poetry too?

i love it and love the graphic too.

JCK said...

This is friggin' brilliant and scary good for 10 minutes. Yeah, you!

Can you email me? I am trying to plan a gathering when Kalynne comes to LA on the 9th. She wants you there! :)

Helen E.M. Wright said...

"Well done!", said in phony British accent!!

tinsenpup said...

That is extraordinary. Very impressive, indeed.

slouching mom said...


Fleur de Lisa said...

Oh wow, I am blown away. Incredible image and prose.

Nap Warden said...


katydidnot said...

i've been lurking you lately waiting for the camp blog this mom! post.

Temple Stark said...

That's worth a read or 50. A life's worth of lies between the lines.

Really fantabulous - and sad and real.

- temple

Denise said...

That is just wonderful! You are so talented!

Momma Mary said...

That's amazing! It really makes you think.

Katy said...

Absolutely beautiful!