Friday, September 21, 2012

Three Things At Once

Today you get a bonus post!  This one is even shorter and certainly sweeter than my earlier post from Write On Edge's prompt.  This one is for the Trifextra Weekend Challenge.  Here's the challenge:

Describe something that is three different things at the same time. Oh, and do it in 33 words.

Here's my response.  Hopefully I won't have to tell you what I'm writing about...


    They are
            Comfort
            Soothing away tears
            And searching for monsters

They are
             Discipline
             When lines are crossed
             And rules have been broken

They are
             Strength
             Holding on tight
             And finding the way home

 

24 comments:

  1. I guess we are talking about parents here. And your poem is just the beginning of all the roles they could fit into.

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  2. Yes, you've summed up the roles of a parent very nicely. I love the feeling of this.

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  3. Beautiful. I love the description. I love the format. From Soothing away tears and searching for monsters to finding the way home. Sad and beautiful and hopeful all at once.

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    1. To me, very fiting emotions for the subect. Thank you!

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  4. Very sweet and accurate description of what it's like being a parent. Then they fly away to start their own lives but return to you...mostly for food and laundry needs ;-) We'll take the snuggle anyway we can get it, which includes bribing if necessary!

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    1. Well - you have to cover the important stuff right? :-)

      Bribes are always an option. I'm just glad mine is little enough snuggling is not an issue!

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  5. Great writing. my guess would be moms!

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  6. that and so much more, <3 my parents (:

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    1. You're right. Just three isn't really enough, is it?

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  7. ... you are talking about GPS navigation systems, right? You know how stringent those direction givers can be. Seriously, I enjoyed this. I like the comfort, soothing away tears, and searching for monsters.

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    1. Oh yeah. And if you don't follow those directions -"Off course! Recalculate!"

      Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Thanks!

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  8. I suspect parents wish they only had three jobs to do! :-)

    Nicely done.

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    1. As a new parent, I can safely say it would be marvelous if there were only 3 jobs I had to do... Thanks!

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  9. This is such good writing :D Well done! :D

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  10. Very nice! I like the flow and structure of this piece, as well as the jobs 'they' do!

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  11. Ah....parents! And they can be a thousand more. Three is so less for them isn't it

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    1. Three is certainly not enough. You're right there. Thanks!

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