Daily Prompt : Mushroom

In response to prompt : Mushroom

Frogs Umbrella

When we were little kids we had a  lot of wild mushrooms growing in our yard. We called them, ‘Frogs Umbrella,’ I know it’s a strange name for mushrooms. Our mom told us not to touch them for they’re poisonous she said.

One of my brothers’ wanted to experiment what will happen, if he ate one. My other siblings dared him to do so. I was not one of them, I was away in college.

I came home to spend my holidays with mom and my siblings. When I entered the house I noticed my brother with a  mouth so swollen, it resembled a balloon.

I asked mom, ‘what’s wrong?’

‘It’s your crazy brother, he tried to eat the mushroom, even though I told him not to. It troubled me to see him with a swollen mouth, it was so bad he could not talk.

It took days to cure his condition.

When I saw mushrooms for sale in the supermarket, it reminded me of my brother. I was always afraid and could not understand why people in North America like it so much.

I needed a lot of courage to cook and eat it. but the fear remains in my heart about, mushroom!’

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Daily Prompt : Droll

In response to prompt : Droll

The Bengali actor made a droll comment,

Rice was in short supply he loved to torment.

He said, ‘once upon a time we were rice eaters,

But our government exported it to cheaters.

Depriving us and making money is their aim,

Now we can only see the image, what a shame.’

While some thought it is a funny joke,

It didn’t satisfy the suffering folk!

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Daily Prompt : Honk

In response to one – word prompt : Honk

Some of the car drivers driving make me uneasy,

I wish I can honk them when they drive crazy.

Some drive like they’re the only ones on the road,

Changing lanes in and out is their mode.

If you blow your horn they give you a nasty look,

Making you feel you’re the one with a wrong outlook!

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Daily Prompt : Riff

In response to one word prompt : Riff

Unfortunately despite the fact we are  equal,

The fact remains that some of us still are unequal.

All the riff-raff about my friend nearly cost him his job,

The supervisor’s decision to fire him made my friend sob.

Luckily  his union gave him the protection ,

Who stepped in and cancelled the decision!

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Daily Prompt: Neophyte

In response to one word prompt : Neophyte

As a Neophyte the infant’s world is rather small,

His mother, his nurse, his busy father that’s all.

In his early days he embraces   his precious Mom,

She feeds him, changes him and keeps him calm.

The days turn to months and then to years,

His world gets larger and with it the fears.

Who are these people he wonders out loud,

Why  is there such a strange crowd.

‘It’s your birthday,’ someone shouts,

‘I know mom and dad, what’s birthday,’ he pouts.

The crowd brings him presents and sings,

‘Happy birthday to our king of kings.’

‘I want to sleep, he tells his mother,

Tell them to go away, he yells, father !’

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Daily Prompt : Strut

In response to daily prompt :  Strut

The  peacock flaunted its tail and strut about in a majestic way,

It aimed  to attract the peahens gathered on the grounds that day.

Unfortunately the peahens had their own little game of fun,

They decided to ignore the proud peacock and enjoy the run.

The peacock shred its feathers and blew them off,

The little boy caught them, said, ‘rejection is tough!’

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Daily Prompt : Gingerly

In response to one-word prompt : Gingerly

Gingerly I was walking to school that day,

Not knowing who I would meet will say.

How long have you been in this snowy town?

I looked up  and saw a woman with a frown.

Cautiously I replied with a hesitant smile,

‘My dear believe it or not it’s been a while,

But I cannot get used to the icy roads of winter,

Each day I count how long will this weather,

Give me grief, I’m sorry for complaining,

This is truly something I wasn’t expecting.’

She gave me a sarcastic look and moved on,

I watchfully took small steps to my destination!

 

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Daily Prompt : Dancing

In response to prompt : Dancing

Virtue and Moir’s  Ice dancing is a joy to see,

For their gold medal prize, they exclaimed gee.

I watched their free dance on TV and thought,

None of the competitors had a shot.

Their performance was too good that night,

Even though the  others tried with their might!

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