Five Stories – 1 – Summer Reindeer

A picture inspired story a day for five days – day 1.

The other toys think I’m insane
But I think I’m just bolder;
They want to stay home in their box
Until it gets much colder

But I take chances – here I am!
And no Bill of Attainder
Can keep me boxed up anymore
I am a summer reindeer

I stowed away in a beach bag
With flip-flops and some lotion;
I cannot say I care that much
For all this gull commotion

But I here I am beside the sea,
No Christmas toy has been here;
So score one for the little guy:
The fearless
Summer
Reindeer

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** Thanks to  Dana Renee for this post. She has challenged me with the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”. **

I will nominate someone soon…

Impulsive

thoughts words thoughts words thoughts

Know what? Screw it.
Let’s just do it.
Let’s “these-people-have-no-clue” it

You and me are instant magic
And it would be kind of tragic

Just to waste so much attraction
Love in action
Bodies traction
Long division’s longer fraction
You and I, not some abstraction

Here beside the pool
There is no earthly rule

That says we cannot do
What feels good for you

And me
Makes we

Know what?
Screw it.

Take and Give

Make it better or make it worse.

People: let’s discuss the world
It suffers daily, bitterly;
And human life is blighted through
With rank and abject misery

There are two things that we can do
Confronted with weltschmerz;
We can point out how others fail
Or help someone who hurts

Let’s face it: fortune, good or bad
Comes on the undeserving;
I do not need to make this worse
With attitude self-serving

So I can either do something
Or point fingers of blame;
The first might change the world. The second
Leaves the world the same

[Inspired by this post.]