The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
of JzB
see my other blog,
Retirement Blues. (There be dragons!)

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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Flash 55 Plus

"The first Sunday of a new month is upon us again, and it is time for Flash 55. The rules of this prompt have not changed: Write a piece of poetry or prose on a subject of your choice in precisely 55 WORDS."

.  .  . 

"The optional extra for this challenge is to add a single colour to your poem."

I accept.


 He rode into Amarillo
A callow fellow

Discolored by desert dust
Determined that he must

Challenge the hottest local gun
But he was not the one who won

Losing in this way was no disgrace
And despite the pale dust cover on the face

Of this lead loaded dying caballero
They saw he wasn’t yellow


[I have no idea where this came from]

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads


  1. This was fun... lead loaded dying caballero... but he wasn't yellow.

  2. Very enjoyable....great use of 'color' here--using it in terms of what it means and insinuates instead of the color it literally portrays. Very intelligent!!

  3. cool rhymes in here, with the non-yellow caballero ~

  4. This one was a little sad, but great poetry.. how can you think it's better to be dead than yellow...?

  5. You have told an entire tale in your allotted 55 words, and used the colour yellow too!


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