A Limerick – Gaze at the Moon

illustration of moon showing during sunset
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Esther Chilton on her blog has posed the challenge to write a Limerick based on the prompt: MOON

Here is the link if you want to have a go too:

https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2020/05/25/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-10/comment-page-1/#comment-23289

 

Here is my attempt:

“As I lay in the grass, all content
The night winds appearing God-sent
I gaze up at the moon
and start to assume
that some bugger has stolen my tent.”

 

And if you like this one you may like this poem I wrote a while ago called Moongazing:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/moongazing-a-multiple-word-prompt-poem/

 

An encounter of a certain kind – Spin the Yarn Challenge.

two alien inside car wallpaper
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I was never one who believed in conspiracy theories or ghosts or other fantastical things. My mother always used to say “He’s got his head screwed on right, no flights of fancy from him”.

I never believed in those tales about Aliens coming to earth and living amongst us. I remember watching a documentary about how an Alien race had come to earth and taught three separate civilizations the same amazing innovations of farming, irrigation and monument building, namely the Mayans, the Han and the Egyptians. The programme was quite convincing, stating that how could three civilizations separated by thousands of miles, each develop similar methods of agriculture and tool use? The step pyramids in Meso America compared with early Pyramids from Egypt. Convincing, yet I failed to believe.

My scepticism came to an abrupt end last weekend. The almost full moon had shone brightly in the garden as I went out to my chicken run to make sure my girls were OK.

I have a habit of checking on them before I go to bed. I’m sure the neighbours think I’m absolutely mad when they hear me saying “Good night girls, sleep tight” to my hens.

This time, as I glanced up at the moon, I saw something shoot across the sky. I blinked, thinking it might have been an aeroplane. I caught a glimpse of it again. It was a circular shape with flashing lights that passed across the sky then suddenly stopped and hovered overhead. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Was it some trickery caused by a cloud? I ran inside to get my digital camera but before I got to the end of the path a bright light surrounded me and seem to trap me in its beam. I have very little memory of what happened next. I’m sure I was probed with a surgical implement or two and recall a bulbous-headed figure with huge red eyes staring at me as I lay on a bench. It is all rather hazy until I woke up, lying in my chicken run, with one of my hens sitting next to me, pecking gently at the collar of my pyjama top.

I know we are not alone in the universe now, somewhere out there is an alien with my DNA in a test tube.

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“How Credible or Creative do you find my tale – please score me out of 10.”

This story was written for Rory, A Guy Called Bloke’s Spin the Yarn Challenge:

Spin The Yarn – Say What?? Get Outa Here!

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/04/19/rdp-friday-tool/

FOWC with Fandango — Trickery

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/04/19/your-daily-word-prompt-implement-april-19-2019/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/19/moon/

 

 

Moongazing – A Multiple word prompt poem

 

I looked up at the moon

A golf ball in the sky

So brightly it shone above

I just lay there and wondered why

Is it an arrangement with the sun?

Have they agreed to share the light?

Or a possibility, that one

Defeated the other in a fight.

Did one placate the other

By staying so far apart?

Or agree to work together

In a celestial creative art.

One shining bright the other serene

And together making nature

A verdant splash of green.

As I lay on my mattress

Looking up at the bright moon,

Feeling its silvery caress

I pray for slumber, soon.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 27/July/2018

 

This poem was inspired by the following Word Prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/placate/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/rdp57-moon/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/your-daily-word-prompt-possibility-july-27th-2018/

https://fivedotoh.com/2018/07/27/fowc-with-fandango-arrangement/

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/three-things-challenge-27-july-2018/

Today’s things are: mattress, golf ball, green