Riding again

So today’s Napowrimo’s  challenge was to write a poem that involves an urgent journey and an important message.

morning light

It was on this day, in nineteen fifteen

A man with a hood, saddled his horse,

He rode through the land, as the moon was high

Shadows and darkness were all around.


The horse took up speed, down muddy tracks

Galloping through dense forests and streams

The man with the hood, pushed on through the night

He was desperate to beat the first light.


Before the dawn broke, was the end of the ride,

The message delivered intact.

As he looked in the distance,

Darkness was changing, the light appearing too fast


Pushing his horse to gather speed

The destination was now in sight

And on the horizon, the dawn was breaking

The house appeared at last.


Dismounting his steed, removing his hood,

His face was all twisted and drawn,

A white form appeared, ‘your too late, I got here first’

The message was loud and clear.


The man with the hood, with a howl of dismay

Snarled,  his delivery was too late again,

Beaten by the angel, all covered in white

Death would need to go riding again.

Read your words.

Today’s poem is a little more challenging, the prompt from napowrimo today was use social media quotes from friends and followers.  So I have


A story a day challenge

Bubble trouble

Nothing beats some free time to relax

Unexpected Twists,

visually rich writing style, The Devil Came looking.

I’m back in the game,

a little follow up to the sea moving poem

I put my soul into superhighway,

I believe the whole world will read it

What is the secret of happiness?

Discuss. It can’t be that difficult


The tendency not to start anything.

Until you’ve had a cup of coffee.

You can just come into someone’s life

and make them feel special

Today is the day that will never come again

So make it a good one.

Ebay Challenge

I’m an Ebay watcher, sometimes a buyer
Always for a reason to get rid of junk
I love a bargain, and a auction
But I never do an ‘I’ll buy it now’

It’s the thrill of the chase, waiting for the bids
Wondering if mine will be the winning one
I wait til just before the end then pounce
With my bid, did I win?

Now the challenge has been set
The pieces have been bought
My competitor has the same amount
The pictures are up, the blurb written

How many times a day will I check
Are my purchases winning or his
Its neck and neck one green two red
That’s one sold two are not

So who is the winner? Both of us are,
They aren’t sold yet so I have no idea
Come Sunday we’ll know and if they are not sold
Well it’s a re-list and race a second week.