Poetry Friday ~ Hobby & Play

29 Mar

Hello, people! I hope all is well with everyone. Welcome.


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Hobby and Play are this week’s prompt words chosen by Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer.

*The catch is that we can only use the synonyms to these words in our poems.

Colleen hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called, Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge every Tuesday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree or Cinquain poem. She is an author and poet, and also does book reviews and so much more on her blog. Be sure to check it out.


Life is but a game

Sometimes it may seem unfair

But we must all learn

Frolic and find diversion

When you change, the game changes


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Enjoy the day!


35 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Hobby & Play”

  1. Olga March 29, 2019 at 2:26 pm #

    So true, Vashti. “When you change the game changes.” Happy Spring to you also. Ours is a bit slow coming. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q March 29, 2019 at 4:06 pm #

      Hi, Olga! Hopefully beautiful spring days are around the corner for you. Thank you! 😀 xo

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Priscilla Bettis March 29, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

    Aw, you made me smile today with this poetic thought, thank you.:-)

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q March 29, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

      That’s wonderful, Priscilla! Thank you. 😀 xo


  3. D.L Finn, Author March 29, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

    There’s a lot of truth in that poem Vashti! Have a fantastic weekend:)

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    • Vashti Q March 29, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

      Yes! I was thinking about this all week. That’s why everyone is responsible for their own happiness. That Buddha quote is 100% real.
      ❤ xo


      • D.L Finn, Author March 29, 2019 at 5:02 pm #

        Yes Buddha had it right.

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  4. balroop2013 March 29, 2019 at 3:33 pm #

    It may be unfair game but do we have a choice where life takes us? Some of her tricks are unavoidable! So play on!

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    • Vashti Q March 29, 2019 at 4:11 pm #

      That is true and no one knows that more than me. But, like you said, play on! ❤ xo

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  5. Annette Rochelle Aben March 29, 2019 at 3:39 pm #

    Love the takes on the prompts! 🙂

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    • Vashti Q March 29, 2019 at 4:12 pm #

      The words were so similar and that made it difficult for me. I read that Buddha quote earlier in the week and it inspired me. Thank you! ❤

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  6. Linda Mims March 29, 2019 at 3:39 pm #

    So, I’m a game-changer? I like that thought.😘 Happy Friday!!!

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    • Vashti Q March 29, 2019 at 4:14 pm #

      Happy Friday, Linda! You certainly are. Like the Buddha quote says, ‘The mind is everything.’ 😀 xo


  7. John W. Howell March 29, 2019 at 4:37 pm #

    Happy Friday, Vashti

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  8. Elizabeth March 29, 2019 at 4:42 pm #

    perfect poem, i couldn’t agree more! have a great weekend!

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  9. Miriam Hurdle March 30, 2019 at 12:42 am #

    Fantastic poem, Vashti! We may have to play along and hopefully we ride above the game! Have a wonderful weekend. ❤

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    • Vashti Q March 31, 2019 at 9:23 pm #

      That would be great, Miriam! You just have to keep pouring your soul into everything you do. Have a great new week! 😊💕


  10. rijanjks March 30, 2019 at 5:42 pm #

    We often forget that we are the creators of our life and complain that things aren’t going our way. You put it so well in your poem! It’s all up to us as to how we play the game. Have a great weekend, Vashti!

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    • Vashti Q March 31, 2019 at 9:27 pm #

      That’s right, Jan! We’re each responsible for our own happiness. Have a wonderful new week❣️

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Natalie Ducey March 31, 2019 at 9:53 am #

    So true, Vashti! A lovely piece to share. Happy Sunday, my friend! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q March 31, 2019 at 9:36 pm #

      Hello, Natalie! Thank you. You know I’m always happy when you like one of my poems. Have a great week, my friend.😊💕

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Colleen Chesebro March 31, 2019 at 2:53 pm #

    I love this so much, Vashti. I need to do more frolicking and playing. ❤

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    • Vashti Q March 31, 2019 at 9:33 pm #

      Hi, Colleen! We all do, I think. We too often forget to let our ‘inner child’ out to play and that’s a mistake. We need fun in our lives.😘

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  13. Holly Fister April 1, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

    I love your last line!!

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  14. dgkaye April 1, 2019 at 9:00 pm #

    A great summation Vashti. ❤

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  15. memadtwo April 2, 2019 at 1:34 pm #

    That’s definitely worth remembering. (K)

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