Saturday, July 18, 2009

Raven's Challenge 72

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be:
corn pone, delegation, nectarines, happiness, 12 going on 13, prancing horses, magenta, butterflies, fragmentary, arthritis
For the mini challenge: lavender cowboy, over the moon, preparation, zebra, area rug

A Mega Challenge
The Wonder of Youth
When your twelve going on thirteen
Life can seem pretty keen
With prancing horses and butterflies
Area rugs and French fries
Corn pone and county fair
Even saw a zebra there
Nectarines on the back porch
Fireworks put to the torch
Magenta flowers for Grandma Lil
Hope she took her arthritis pill
Delegation to Camp in June
My happiness is over the moon
Lavender cowboys forbidden to see
Might corrupt poor little me
Fragmentary preparation for life to come
But memories they will become.

The Ten Word Challenge
Dragons At War

The Grand and Glorious Society of Knights of the Dragon is now on fragmentary war footing. A delegation has been sent to the Royal Order of Salamanders to make an offer to end the fighting. In exchange for Phrog the dragons promise no more fighting and twelve going on thirteen cases of nectarines.
The problem is that the dragons can’t locate the Salamanders who seem to be in hiding. So far even the magenta butterflies , their best spies, have failed to locate them. The entire dragon network seems to be as effective as prancing horses with arthritis.
Grand Master Fandango was heard muttering “happiness is not a bowl of corn pone but Phrog’s head on a silver platter."


  1. Lovely poem this week Fandango and thanks for the definition of happiness LOL

    “happiness is not a bowl of corn pone but Phrog’s head on a silver platter."

  2. Salamanders are very good at hiding and after all they are very secretive and small. It would be easy for great big dragons to overlook them in their secret places.

    Phrog did say to tell you he loves your poetry making ability. Perhaps Dragons are artistic after all and not just big brutes bent on toasting poor little salamanders.

  3. "effective as prancing horses with arthritis".. like that!.. :-) glad to see you dragons are staying true to form!

  4. Loved this week's poem. Glad that the Dragons and Salamanders are trying to work things out.

  5. Well done Dragons. great poem

    12 going on 13 cases of tangerines. I never ever thought of quantity other than years of age. clever.

  6. Great definition of happiness I must say. :)

  7. I liked the poem and the story. Perhaps there is a chance yet that the dragons and Phrog can make peace. Phrog's head would make such a small meal...

    Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA