Sweets ‘N Stuff

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Challenge – Get Listed!
With A Mystery Guest – (posted by Kerry)
We are in the final season of this wonderful Imaginary Garden, as 2019 draws to its conclusion and, with this in mind, I asked a very special friend of the Toads to share one of her fabulous and famous Word Lists for the last Get Listed writing challenge.

This mystery guest wishes to retain her anonymity, but she has been a long-time blogger, who has her own special, magical way of appearing in many whimsical disguises, like Alice recreating her own unique Wonderland. I am most thankful for her support and artistic approach to poetry over the many years of my blogging experience and thrilled to share her eclectic selection of words with everyone today.

To participate in this challenge please select THREE or MORE words from the list and write an new poem inspired by the images they suggest.














Lemon bars tickle by fancy
TWIX sticks can be broken in two
Cinnamon scent is hearty
Oh, how I groan at a choice cashew.

Do not prescribe Risperidone
just because I like several treats.
Buy me some onyx and peridot
earrings, and I might give up some sweets.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to Sweets ‘N Stuff

  1. Kerry says:

    This deserves a round of applause! I love the whole vibe of the poem. Very well done.


  2. Callie says:

    This is so awesome. 🙂

    “Oh, how I groan at a choice cashew.” … Me too!

    Onyx and peridot — gorgeous.


  3. sanaarizvi says:

    This is gorgeously rendered, Sara! ❤️❤️ I love; “Buy me some onyx and peridot earrings, and I might give up some sweets.”:D


  4. Made me grin. I’m not sure though that onyx and peridot earrings would be enough – ever.


  5. What’s wrong about sticking to candy?


  6. kanzensakura says:

    Buy me and onyx and silver ring and I WILL give up some sweets. A fun write.


  7. Hehe, this is a fun one! And I think I agree!


  8. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    Fun! You made it work!


  9. Susie Clevenger says:

    Oh, please don’t medicate my sweet tooth…Love this poem!


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