From the Ashes

It didn’t work
is what she said
Plus I’m a jerk
who should be dead
But here’s the thing
By my asking
a rose now grows

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

For your entertainment, and for those who don’t get the reference, the song “The Roses of Success” from the movie “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Where the Stars Shine

An accident
of winning and
then being sent
to La La Land
where dreams come true
for me and you
while sleep is deep

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

In response to the 31 January 2020 Brave and Reckless Movie Musical prompt at the Brave & Reckless blog and based on the titles of movie musicals. This prompt was “La La Land”.

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Ever After

Happy endings
are all alike
touched with tendings
towards a big strike
for the good side
And bad’s denied
before their score

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2019

In response to the 4 September 2019 daily Smitten Book Challenge prompt at the Brave & Reckless blog and based on the title of a well-regarded book where the main character is a lesbian or a woman exploring her sexual identity, “Happy Endings Are All Alike” by Sandra Scoppettone.