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Fixing the Roof – #Saturday Mix – #Rhyme Time

Image by David Mark from Pixabay 

Rhyme Time’ focuses on the use of rhyme to build your writing piece. You will be given six rhyming words* and need to use all of them (but not limited to these) in your response, which should be a poetry form of your choice.

*Homophones can be used as alternatives to the challenge words.

Our rhyming words this week are:

  1. batch
  2. catch
  3. hatch
  4. match
  5. patch
  6. thatch


I had to thatch a patch

I hoped that it would match

So, I mixed up a batch of thatch

Before the chicken eggs would hatch

Remembering also to put in a window catch

Six Sentence Story – Silly Poem

Image by Michelle Maria from Pixabay 

My silly little poem was written in response to Denise’s Six Sentence Story Challenge over at Girlie on the Edge’s Blog. This weeks challenge was to use the word “Gallery”.



Mallory let’s go to the gallery

Sorry, no, not on my salary

Go ask Valerie to go with you to the gallery

I did and she’s having problems with her allergies

How about if I take you to that bar in Calgary

Only if you promise to buy me a daiquiri


Herb Garden – Tanka

herb garden

Herb Garden 2020

Growing herbs this year

Basil, Oregano, Thyme

and Curly Parsley

Basil is my favorite

Can’t pass without inhaling


© Susan Zutautas 2020


Written for Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 180, #Poet’sChoice.

High Above the Shore

High upon a rocky cliff

He watches as ships come in

Protector of this great land

He is the Guardian

© Susan Zutautas 2020


Written for Thursday photo prompt: Guardian #writephoto




Lost Love Senryu

The following poem was written in response to Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 174 #PhotoPrompt. Jude, from Tales Told Different, selected the photo for this month’s challenge.

Colleen #174

Image Credit: Unknown

Feeling bewildered 

Grieving, heartbroken, lonely

Promises broken


© Susan Zutautas 2020



Family of Squirrels

The following children’s poem was written in response to Crispina’s weekly challenge. 


There’s a tree in the field where squirrels love to play

The trunk is partially hollowed out, come with me to see it today

I’ll introduce you to my friends

You’ll see that there are ten

A family of squirrels that all have names

They are friendly and quite tame

Mama likes to sit on my boot

She really is such hoot

Squirrel Daddy

Never treats anyone badly

Then there is Fuzzy whos never bathed

He was very stinky the other day

The eldest girls name is Pearly

and yes she is squirrely

Next, there are the twin’s Skippy and Slappy

They’re so much fun and always happy

A flying squirrel whose name is Rocky

His mama says he’s quite cocky

Another male, that’s quite burly

Due to his tail, his name is Curly

Abby is my favorite girl

She loves to whirl and twirl

The last of the ten is named Sandy

She’s always asking me for candy

Please come along with me today

Meet the squirrels who love to play


© Susan Zutautas 2020













After Hibernation #writephoto


The following was written in response to a photo prompt over at SueVincent’s. 


writephoto otherworldly


Waking up after a long winter’s nap

I stretch, open my eyes and hear something snap

Looking around inside my cave

My stomach growls …

Berries I do crave

I peer outside beyond the rocks

Baby bear is talking to a hawk

He must have awoken before me

He’s having fun, he’s full of glee

I call to him, he turns around

Mama, he says, look who I’ve found

I see you’re talking to your friend out there

Let’s go find some berries that we can share

Your friend can come along with us

We may even find some charlotte russe

Off they went all three of them

Baby bear, hawk, and his mom


© Susan Zutautas 2020




Best Friends


The following poem was written in response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie photo challenge #311.

boy with dog

Photo by La Miko on


At the seashore, on a chilly day,

I stare off into the bay

Looking around I see a beautiful sight,

a boy with his dog snuggled up, tight

I wonder to myself what they’re looking for,

or are they here enjoying the shore

Off in the distance, I see a fishing boat

the boy tousles his dog’s fur coat,

as soon as they too see the boat

The boat approaches getting close to the shore,

the boy and the dog get ready to board










Fantasizing – Senryu

The following senryu was written for Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 173 #SynonymsOnly The two prompt words are: Idea & Fancy.


Daydreaming galoreFancy balmy oceanfrontFar-lung idea

Daydreaming galore

Fancy balmy oceanfront

Far-flung idea


© Susan Zutautas 2020



Escaping – Senryu

The following was written in response to Tale Weaver #270 – Escape.


Tale weaver


Each night I look forward to bedtime. Snuggling up under the covers makes me feel safe and secure. Safe for at least five or six hours depending on how tired I am. This is when I get to put all my worries aside and escape the daily routine of life as of late.


Slumber comes easy

Slipping into my dreamland

Escaping anguish

© Susan Zutautas 2020