Sunday Writing Prompt “5 by 5” 11th August

Our challenge this week is to include the answers to these questions in a story or poem

1. An item you just can’t live without
2. Your favorite snack
3. A bit of wisdom for the youths of today
4. A coincidence that unites two people
5. Your favorite word

I’m cheating a bit by using a poem I wrote a little while ago when everyone had a gain over the Christmas period at our SW group, which neatly covers the coincidence.
Food is something we can’t live without (well, indefinitely), I like to snack on savoury things, and my favourite word just now is chocolate which fits in with the picture.
My bit of wisdom is how to beat temptation!
Hope this is acceptable.

Because it was there.

Excuses rang across the hall,
Gains in weight had befallen all,
Down to a single judgement call:
Put simply, Because It Was There.
Sweets and cakes and savouries,
Chocolate Santas and novelties,
Candy canes hung on Christmas Trees,
It became too much to bear.
Should’ve left it on the shelf,
Or put the blame on that blessed Elf,
Never the fault of one’s inner self,
Temptation’s a cruel friend.
Could’ve shared and split the pot,
Passed round the tin, not scoffed the lot,
On your face, do I see a spot?
Why bother to lie and pretend.
It was there, and you fancied some,
That’s OK, if you can stop at one,
Not keep going until there’s none…
No wonder the scales took fright!
But you’re not alone if truth be told,
We need extra layers as we grow old
To battle the winters chills and cold,
(And assume the reading’s not right).

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt “5 by 5” 11th August

  1. Sadje says:

    Fits perfectly with the prompts.

  2. Hey Di, l honestly cannot remember if you are Award free or not, however l have gifted you The Mystery Blogger Award, if you are now award free, then my blog compliments your blog 🙂


  3. tedstrutz says:

    Temptation is my best friend… unfortunately. Hey, poems are timeless, so you are forgiven.

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