Suddendeath poetry challenge, Flaky

Centralia, Missouri
January 7, 2017 8:36am CST
Welcome to this weekend’s Suddendeath poetry challenge, Flaky! Anyways, rules are as follows, write a poem in any style using the five words that I give you. Write it in one sitting or in under an hour (only to quash your inner editor, rules are loose there). Add it here, OR link in a comment so we can enjoy each other’s' poems. The words can be in any plurality or tense. Today’s words are: flake, odd, goofy, peculiar, wacky. My entry is always, below: Things that are peculiar are often more interesting, for they don't conform to rules made by the boring. Odd is their bread and butter for life, the thing they go off for exploring. Goofy they may seem as they trundle along, but song and soul to the world they are actually pouring. For variety is the spice that makes the world stop tasting flat, the odd snowflakes are those who by their creative souring wacky to some but wondrous if one really sees the wonder of the world and the color they are restoring.
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@sallypup (27505)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Jan 17
She whirls in the uptake of warm air glass flakes welded to copper not at all equipped to be handled by a goofy child the heart's warm then cooler peculiarly brilliant hues glorying in its odd beauty riding its wacky Alice In Wonderland rivulet I smile as January soldiers on.
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@sallypup (27505)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Jan 17
This photo goes with this ditty.
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• Eugene, Oregon
7 Jan 17
@sallypup The poem and photo go together very well.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jan 17
@sallypup I wondered if you meant your window piece, very nice!!!
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• United States
7 Jan 17
"The Magic Prison" I will die in here In this close-fitting prison I will find my end The sun beats down hot The prison's skin sheds flakes Of old latex paint I start to feel odd Dehydration takes its toll Peculiar thoughts rise They wanted Goofy A wacky friend for children In this magic place But there's little pay And the heat is just too much I will die in here
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Jan 17
ode to working at disney, grim! lol, loved the odd take on the words. approp.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
7 Jan 17
@Jessilaurn great work
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
7 Jan 17
flake, odd, goofy, peculiar, wacky. I remember a time when we used to goof around a lot. You were odd, peculiar, and wacky. I was young and silly. We sure did mess around a lot. Then, they told me you are flakey. The sort that preys on innocent minds and naivety. That sent me running for hills, To this day, you still give me the chills.
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• Eugene, Oregon
7 Jan 17
Ahh those old memories can sometimes grab us. Very good!
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
7 Jan 17
@JamesHxstatic indeed, the older I get the more I remember my childhood and less I remember the day before yesterday hahahaha
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• Eugene, Oregon
7 Jan 17
@Drosophila Hmmm, that is what my wife says about me!
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• Eugene, Oregon
7 Jan 17
Yours and the one about "Magic Prison are excellent! Reflections While snowflakes fall in a mad windy whirl I think of the goofy among us, those wacky ones who see things askew most think are straight. It is those odd ones who bring smiles when they stitch together laughter from the peculiar tweets and snorts of those who fail to see the clown in their own mirror.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
7 Jan 17
nice one
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jan 17
oh nice, both winter, and another side use of the words, loved it! Yeah, J did a great job with hers too.
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• Eugene, Oregon
8 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt Thank you! I am enjoying this weekly prompt. It has got me writing and thinking about poetry again. I hope it grows.
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@JudyEv (126283)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jan 17
I wish I could enter this under an alias. I have this odd, peculiar feeling I think I may flake out I don't know what has caused it But it's bad there is no doubt I'm goofy in the head And my brain is out of whack I think I'll take an aspirin And then I'll hit the sack.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Jan 17
ppppfft, no alias needed, hehehe, I loved it!
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@JudyEv (126283)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt Didn't spray coffee all over your screen? (she asks hopefully).
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Jan 17
@JudyEv pfft, I know better, most of the time lol, than to drink and read mylot!
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@sallypup (27505)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Jan 17
Indeed and I agree and like it: we do need spice and a less flat planet.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jan 17
flat and the same would be pretty boring! and honestly, those I follow on here (and myself) are all special snowflakes, hehehe
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@sallypup (27505)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt You did manage to sneak that in nicely. You snowflake, you!
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jan 17
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@alberello75 (17982)
• Genova, Italy
8 Jan 17
Jessica excuse, but this time, it is very difficult for me. However I would try it anyway. Sometimes I leave the house, certain persons, I see them GOOFY But no one seems to beauty. With snow, here in Genova, not even a FLAKE However, the bread, I like to bake! Many if they "pull", they seem ODD I'd be glad to have a pod! The style is often PECULIAR but, nevertheless, it is familiar! Have you known someone WACKY? A player of "Sampdoria team", was called Flachi!
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• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan 17
well you did a very good job with it, both because of the rhymes and it made sense! I loved it
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@alberello75 (17982)
• Genova, Italy
14 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt Thank you
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@Jackalyn (6651)
• Oxford, England
7 Jan 17
One for tomorrow when my brain is in gear, but well done on yours.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jan 17
And did you write one? Dont forget to come back and link it at least so we all can find it!
@Jackalyn (6651)
• Oxford, England
8 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt Not yet as it is Sunday. I went to preach at the detention centre.
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@just4him (120553)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Jan 17
Interesting words this time. Good job on the poem.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jan 17
thanks! I felt the need to remind that differences and uniqueness are what make the world interesting. And leave it so someone could write another winter poem if they wanted, it was on my mind seeing how messy it is outside still
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@just4him (120553)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt If it's a winter poem you want, I'll see what I can do.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Jan 17
@just4him I saw, and I loved it!!!!!
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@lyanhnan (157)
• Thrissur, India
14 Jan 17
Silent and soft, delicate and slow Scattered around are the flakes of snow Sitting here by the window, It looks rather odd indeed That I try and pen a few goofy words From which springs a poem, wacky and weird.
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• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan 17
oh now this was quite lovely! Very lovely use of the words.
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@lyanhnan (157)
• Thrissur, India
15 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt thank you very much for your encouraging words
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@TheSojourner (17450)
• United States
9 Jan 17
Flaky Is As Flaky Does Another acrostic entry. Thank you for the challenge, once again!
Flaky, odd, peculiar, wacky. All too often Many don't quite understand Impish, goofy, child-like playfulness from those Leaning...
• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan 17
I loved it!
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• United States
14 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt thank you so very much Jessica
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@valmnz (12756)
• New Zealand
8 Jan 17
I love your take on creativity in the poem! These words are maybe ones I can respond to. Later though.
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• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan 17
I try! This week is one on walks!
• Preston, England
8 Jan 17
lovely work, using words that should be my middle names, - seriously the offbeat is what makes life more interesting
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jan 17
right? I felt the need to remind that differences and uniqueness are what make the world interesting. And leave it so someone could write another winter poem if they wanted, lol
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@GardenGerty (100410)
• United States
8 Jan 17
I have not done one of these in a long while, I will have to see what I can come up with.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jan 17
and did you? I haven't caught up new posts yet
@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
7 Jan 17
Very nicely written
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jan 17
why thank you!
@Marty1 (34824)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 Jan 17
@jessicalynnt Bravo for the poem! I don;t think I will participate in this one, but I am going to start learning how to write poetry today!
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jan 17
oh well feel free to try, this is a good place to practice, and all types of poems are fine!
• Trinidad And Tobago
7 Jan 17
Bravo to you. I cannot do that. My creative brain is completely whacked!
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jan 17
it get's easier with more practice