Sorry we're posting late yet again! Work has been some sort of nightmare lately. But, I'm off for the next four days, and so I plan on using a chunk of that spare time to get my own schedule back on track. I work best when I have a routine, and lately the chaos that is my workplace has really thrown off my own personal routine, so I'm ready to get back to it.
Anyway, we're finally ready for Angel Sammy's Thorougly Poetic Thursday challenge.
As always, our poetic host shared a photo prompt to help guide us. This week's prompt was this intriguing image here:
I most definitely took some liberties with this one. There is a flight in my rhyme, but nothing like the one seen above. If it's any hint at all, I tried to make this a Halloween poem as well. If you'd like to read it, here you go:
Tilly's house looked spotless as she sat a broom beside the door.
She lit the pumpkin lantern on the parlor table and picked her cat Alistair off the floor.
Then, just like that, her friends arrived and burst into her house.
As always, Tilly was the quietest of the bunch, quiet as a mouse
She was barely able to speak over the ladies now in her living room.
She told them, "You all can go. I have my own way to arrive at our destination in a zoom."
One of her friends asked, "You didn't get a ticket for the same airplane as us?"
"Why wouldn't you want to fly first class?" another said in a bit of a huff.
"It's simply not my style," Tilly said
"Trust me, I'll be fine," she added with a nod of her head
"When will you arrive?" one of her less boisterous friends asked.
"I promise you," Tilly said, "I'll arrive faster than fast.
In fact, I bet I'll arrive before the rest of you."
Alistair the cat purred and, as if in agreement, let out a mew.
One of Tilly's friend sighed and said, "Fine, have it your way.
But, don't be late. We want to arrive at this Halloween attraction without delay."
"I promise I won't be late," Tilly told them. "In fact, I'll be the opposite.
I wouldn't dare miss Halloween. I wouldn't even think of it."
"You've always been such a strange girl," one friend told her.
Tilly smiled as she shrugged with a nonchalant raise of her shoulders.
Then she said, "Now, off you all go, or you'll miss your flight and be left stranded.
I'll be there in a flash, and see you all once you've landed."
Finally, Tilly's friends departed and she took a deep breath,
Feeling more relaxed after their chaotic energy had left.
She opened the bags she had packed and placed on the floor.
She made sure she had placed inside her elixirs and books, and some more.
Standing back up and again picking up Alistair the cat,
Tilly gathered up her bags and headed to the door just like that.
"Goodness me, I almost forgot our ticket out of here."
Laughing, she grabbed the broom that stood near.
She also grabbed her hat that hung there,
Which stood tall and pointed and with a bit of flare.
Outside, she said a few words and waved her hands,
In reply, the broom floated in the air, no longer touching land.
Reaching into one of her bags, Tilly pulled out a book not even remotely light,
Saying, "This will make for a wonderfully spooky read on the flight."
"Goodness me, how could I forget?" Tilly blurted and turned to her pumpkin-filled yard.
"Just because I won't be here doesn't mean I can let down my Halloween guard."
With another wave of her a hand a few more words from her mouth,
Pumpkin lanterns were lit in the east, west, north, and south.
"Perfect," she said.
Admiring the sight, she nodded her head.
Book still in hand, Tilly then hopped onto the broom that floated in the air.
Onto her lap immediately settled her dear cat Alistair.
She petted the feline and set her eyes on the book's open page.
As the broom began going up, up, and away,
In the story she was already engaged.
Tilly petted the snoring Alistair and read the tome's terrifying tale the entire way.
Her trusty broom flew fast and never once did sway or stray.
As she predicted, she arrived at her destination long before her friends,
And so Tilly enjoyed that Halloween's peace and quiet, for before long it would come to an end.
Now, how about some gratitude on this Thursday? After all, it's time for Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
We'll see you tomorrow, friends!