The lovely Cheryl over at Tropical Affair nominated me to take part in the Love in Ten Lines challenge. I say challenge because this:
I sat down to do this challenge thibking “pfft, I got this.” Cheryl’s genius post made it look so easy. I forgot that she is a skilled poet and I struggle to make word good sound nice. See? Check out her lovely poem at the link above.
The challenge is to write ten lines of poetry, with four words in each line, all including the word love. It sounds deceptively easy. Just as I was about to hit publish on my “I love Nutella sandwiches X 10” post, I saw that the lovely Mecia Not Quite London from had nominated for the Love/Hate tag. You are supposed to write down ten things you love and ten that you hate. Simples. That when this happened:
Why don’t I just combine both challenges? I can write ten things I love using four words per line. Ah, being a genius, it’s not always easy.
So here goes:
I love red lipstick
I love milk chocolate
I love my fiancé
I love my pets
I love scented candles
I love being weird
I love to laugh
I love warm cuddles
I love being outside
I love funny people
Okay, so not exactly W.B. Yeats material but it will do. Now I’d better list what I hate:
- Rude people
- Standing still for too long
- Animal cruelty
- Being separated from those I love
- Being misunderstood
- Waiting for too long
So, just because I cheated doesn’t mean you guys have to 😄
The first challenge is the Ten Line Poetry competition and I have plenty of poetically-gifted friends who will smash this! Just to recap the rules:
-you must compose a ten line long poem with four words in each line, one to be the word “love”. It’s, er, not that difficult.
I nominate the wonderfully talented Melanie over at Wordifull
The very creative David from toofulltowrite
And the brilliant Floridaborne over at Two on a Rant
If anyone can do this, they can! Although there’s no pressure to partake guys.
Next, I need to nominate some people for the Love/Hate tag. It’s simple: you basically list ten things you hate, ten things you love and then choose ten bloggers to do the same. That I can do.
My nominees are:
Again, no pressure to take part guys! Have a great day, wherever you are!