A response to the word of the day prompt


I sometimes get angry

and just blow my top.

I find it cathartic.

It happens a lot.


I know you don’t like it

You think I should stop

But you’re really annoying

And things just build up.


You’re really annoying

You must know that’s true?

Would I get quite so angry

if it wasn’t for you?


The same irritations

again and again.

It’s as if you don’t listen

or hear what I’m saying.


It bubbles on under

the anger I feel

till it all gets too much

and is unleashed on you.


It’s better I speak up

and vent it on you

than build up resentment

till one day we’re through.



An Understated Man

A response to the Word of the day prompt – Understated

He was modest, unassuming

an understated man.

He played down his importance

and underplayed his hand.

He was very softly spoken

and didn’t speak a lot

but when he spoke they’d listen.

His words would hit the spot.

The faint praise that they gave him

was less than he deserved.

If dragged into the limelight

he would plainly be unnerved.

A man of great potential

most of it unmet.

Hopefully his time will come

but it hasn’t yet.

Much too self efacing

modest to a ‘t’.

He much preferred the background

So we just let him be.

Obtuse (Villanelle)

Your attitude’s obtuse

Insensitive, unfeeling

I can’t take this abuse.


Complaining is no use

There’s no point me appealing

Your attitude’s obtuse.


I really must cut loose

Your answer’s quite revealing

I can’t take this abuse.


You finally cooked your goose

Blew up and hit the ceiling

Your attitude’s obtuse.


It’s just pretence a ruse

You don’t get how I’m feeling

I can’t take this abuse.


You’re ignorant, unfeeling

Frankly unappealing.

Your attitude’s obtuse

I can’t take this abuse.


via Obtuse

A Hoax

It’s a hoax, a scam, a total fix

Surprised that you could fall for this.

The claims are false, a pack of lies

Youd walk away if you were wise.


He’s always doing stuff like this

You ought to give the guy a miss.

Don’t be fooled get taken in

Or listen to the likes of him.


He’s always on the look for fools

Gullible the ones he’ll choose.

Give me a break

For goodness sake.

It ain’t the truth.

It’s just a hoax.

via Hoax

Crest has totally fallen

My crest has totally fallen

I’m down and out depressed

All those little problems

I never quite addressed.


I’d kind of got my hopes up

But now they’re totally dashed

It wasn’t meant to be like this

My big ambition crushed.


I was so near the summit

I thought I reached the crest

It seems there is another slope

So can’t let up or rest.


There is no sense in moping

You’ll not get anywhere

Dust yourself off and carry on

The prize will still be there.

via Crestfallen


Nefarious activity

Stuff you’re doing wrong

Mightn’t yet be criminal

But I guess that won’t be long.


I guessed you were a wrong’un

Capable of crime

Criminal activity

Just a case of time.


One for dodgey dealing

Proper little spiv

Sorry to speak ill of you

But that’s the way it is.



via Nefarious

Elegant for an elephant

You’re elegant for an elephant

Surprisingly refined

Graceful, smart, distinguished

Surprising for your kind.

I’ve seldom seen an elephant

As dignified as you

Cultivated, fashionable

Loveliest in the zoo.

You would not think a creature

As big and large as you

Could be so very stylish

And cut it like you do.

via Elegant – Tales from the mind of Kristian