Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Saturday, February 11, 2012


The Rogue Speaks:

It's time for some Saturday Centus fun, from Jenny Matlock who writes "Off On My Tangent."  If you haven't participated in this writing exercise, you simply must!! Jenny has given us a prompt, and an extra 100 words with which to be creative.  Sometimes I'm serious, and sometimes not, but I always try to be very creative.  The prompt for this week, "the wedding was at the firehouse," just screams for a little whimsy, so here is my offering:


The boiler heaved its last breath
And the basement erupted in flames.
The cinders hit the old toy box,
Igniting the dolls and games.
It quickly raced to the top of the steps
And reached the kitchen door,
Then bursting through with a white hot hue,
It skated across the floor.

The wedding was at the fire house.
“I knew that first moment,” he swore,
“When I saw her face in that big burning place,
That I would search no more.”
“I ran up the ladder and saved her,
And she thanked me for her life.
Then we both knew, as most lovers do,
We’d be happy as fireman and wife!”

This Saturday Centus is in honor of Jenny's sister's wedding, which is being held in a firehouse.  I have no idea how the happy couple met, but I don't think it was anything like my little poem suggests.  Now please go to Jenny's blog and read the other offerings!


Karen S. said...

What a striking photo this is Judie! Your poem is oh so sweet and adorable....a true blazing-hot-love-story for a happily ever after love story!

Dreaming said...

Oh my.... love your words, "white hot hue" and skating across the floor! Wow!

Vicki/Jake said...

Hmmm, maybe I need to start a fire....mwahaha! Great jumble of words here Judie:)

Jo said...

Oh you absolutely rocked this prompt, there are so many good lines in you poem ... brilliant!!!

Nonna Beach said...

Wow, that was creative and really blew this out of the water !!!

anitamombanita said...

way to go Judie!!! Loved this!

Sarah said...

You did it so well, Judy, in telling a story in such short length. How fun!

Once Upon an Equine said...

I could see in my mind, that fire spreading. "fireman and wive"...loved that.

Kara said...


Ames said...

Aw how mushy and sweet. And a lot of times it really does happen that way! And with police officers too. You rhymed this perfectly!~Ames

Judee said...

This is really sweet. I love the flow of the words, and the sweet rhymes, and that last line, fireman and wife. The beat of this is great. I don't know enough about poetry to know if yu folloiwed any rules, but it sounds right to me. Well done.

Sue said...

Just loved it, Judie. So well done!


ChrisJ said...

You did it again. Loved the poem as form for the story.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love your poem!

Annesphamily said...

You are so talented! I love reading your work! I am still behind catching everyone here!

Jenny said...

Judie! I loved this! It was in perfect rhythm and so fun to say aloud!

Really neat writing. I always forget how amazing you are at this.

It's a fun surprise when you bust out your poetry skills and dazzle us all!