Tongue-tied – A Quote and Bonus Poem – Challenge day 1


I must thank the lovely Jennifer who challenged me yesterday to do this. I have been swamped by challenges in recent weeks and I must say, to my great shame, that I’ve hardly done any of them. To all the people who were good enough to think of me, please forgive me, I greatly appreciate all of you but there hasn’t been enough hours in the day. Shameful and shameless apologies done, now I must ask you to please check out Jennifer’s poetry if you haven’t done so already, it will be worth your while, I promise.

The Quote:


The poem: Tongue-tied

Eyes glued to the road
fractured, febrile thoughts
bracing myself for the call

Claustrophobia threatening
mood darkening
cursing countless rings

Disembodied tone – voicemail
30 seconds to convey
a deluge, delusions, distance

Tantamount to Tantalus’ torture
hanging up – hanging head in distress
I give up, grimacing, reassess

Tongue-tied not ten minutes before
now my words come to the fore
conjured up by a simple plastic pen

My nominees for Day 1 are:




Obviously, there are no obligations to do this, none at all – you guys can cry off if you want. I know Matt won’t though as he just loves a challenge 😉

The rules for this challenge are:

  1. Each day for three consecutive days post a quote (any quote – you can even come up with your own) and a poem to accompany it.
  2. On each day nominate 3 bloggers for the challenge.
  3. Don’t forget to thank the blogger who nominated you

Image Credit:”Tongue Tied” by VisuallyPoetic at deviant

17 thoughts on “Tongue-tied – A Quote and Bonus Poem – Challenge day 1

    1. Well, I don’t think it was great work from me but I enjoyed it because I felt like I was “allowed” to play with the words and that the finished product didn’t matter so much.
      And yeah, this challenge I couldn’t resist doing for some reason 😉
      Thanks again Jennifer 🙂

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      1. Your poems was wonderful! I think anything we enjoy doing is great! It’s funny though, every time I post on here, the ones I personally love are the ones which don’t get as many likes, as the ones I think, hmm this isn’t very good! lol

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      1. True, perhaps JK is the unsurpassable best writer (and poet) for sure in the America literatura of the XX siecle. Again ciaociao. 🙂 .

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