A life by chocolate entails finding sweetness in the light and dark. Moreso, it's about addiction to cocoa. An insatiable sweet tooth doesn't hurt. Well, not until the yucky tartar buildup and stuff. To the point, I strive to entertain with topics such as the utter hilarity and cuteness of children; the challenges of dating, my related rationale for celibacy; and chocolate as a precious remedy for it all. Thanks for sampling Life by Chocolate. I hope you keep coming back for more.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Breaking Points, A Saturday Centus

The Saturday Centus, hosted by Jenny Matlock, challenges us to write a piece within 100 words. I've bolded the prompt below. Please see the other offerings here and consider joining our fun group. Jenny ever inspires. Have a great weekend. 
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Breaking Points

I planted a little story seed

But on second thought, it was one ugly weed

So I took a break for the next year or three

Then geared up again to birth a new tree

But I lacked the right tools to give it a go

Plus storms were approaching and soon there’d be snow

Then time was the issue. There’s never enough.

I neglected my garden to tend other stuff.

Alas I decided to grab the ‘ole rake

I’d end this poem now but need a quick break...and chocolate.

33 comments:

Judie said...

I need more than chocolate right now, sister. To keep up this pace, you KNOW we have to be STRONG WOMEN.
xoxo

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It was deep!
It was moving!
And then it took a Robyn chocolate turn. Awesome.

Sue said...

heehee

I could use some chocolate myself right now!

Nice work, as always.

=)

Ms. A said...

I just skip planting story seeds and head straight for the chocolate. Chocolate never disappoints me!

Nonna Beach said...

Hahahaha ! That was a clever little story Robyn...very lyrical and chuckle worthy, Excellent !!!

sue said...

chuckles and chocolate! Sue

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Alex, it took about an hour (or so it felt) to end this one. Then I remember that it always works to toss in some chocolate.

Thank you, all.
xoRobyn

Jo said...

oh i love your sense of haha! we all need some chocolate!

anitamombanita said...

Funny that we both tackled weeds...different weeds, but weeds nonetheless. Fun stuff. Nicely done.

Karen S. said...

Okay! Great centus, but I also know some really awesome and preTTy weeds as well! LOL

Reka Sang said...

Oh just when I thought it was going to get deeper and sombre, you pored hot chocolate sauce on it...a frown gave way to a giggle. loved this highly creative, whimsical, deep and yet satirical piece

Empty Nest Insider said...

Another clever poem! In keeping with the theme, may I suggest some dark chocolate covered sunflower seeds to go with it?

Gorilla Bananas said...

Hah! Y'know what? I would have added the word "cake" before the final full top. You can never have too many rhymes in a funny poem.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

love me some chocolate right now!

yet another witty piece!

big hugs!
betty xx

Beth said...

True – there never seems to be enough time...except for chocolate breaks.
(My current addiction? Chocolate covered marshmallow cookies.)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Ummmmm, chocolate. Maybe we should have 10 pieces in front of us when we read each other's posts. One post, one bite!

Viki said...

Eh, maybe your just not a tree grower, ha,ha!! I would love me some of that chocolate though. Now that's something I could get behind, ha.

Ruth said...

Chocolate is always good for a garden break. :)
The ending was very surprising.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

GB, I didn't think of that. It's good. I really just wanted to end this and eat some chocolate, though.

Empty Nest/Julie, I haven't seen dark chocolate sunflower seeds. But that sounds good and semi-healthy. Right?

Thanks, all. Now I'm thinking about a chocolate garden. Mmmm.

Have a great week.
xoRobyn

Baby Sister said...

Taking a break for chocolate is always a good idea. :) Well written!!

Damon said...

chocolatee is always good for a garden break :P
nice post ^-^

Pat Tillett said...

All things must end with chocolate, and this was a good thing!

YeamieWaffles said...

I'm a big fan of all kinds of poetry so I'm maybe biased but I love this poem. Great work, chocolate would be awesome for me right about now!

Julie said...

Ha ha, I was feeling so moved by the poem, and then ended up with a laugh and a craving for chocolate. Your poems are so clever, great work. Hope the weekend was a good one! :)

nadeemalim said...

This is an interesting group activity (I went on the Jenny Matlock link and saw some other posts on there). It's nice that writers can intermingle as a community it is really what I like about blogging so much that I used to miss in my day jobs where I was mostly doing ghost writing. Hope you enjoyed your break. ;-)

Tony Storm said...

haha, its a good idea, good job ;D

Selena said...

I am your newest follower!!! PLEASE follow me back thanks so much,

Selena

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Welcome, Selena.

Tony, thanks for dropping by.

Nadeem, yes, writing can be so isolating. Thank goodness for this wonderful blogosphere. Jenny's group is a special one too.

Thank you, friends. May you have good chocolate on your next break and thereafter.

xoRobyn

David L Macaulay said...

time to raid my daughter's chocolate stash believe - x

noexcuses said...

Everything goes better with chocolate! Nice job!

Anthony J. Langford said...

haha funny and clever as always.

May you find the time for that story seed!

=]

Anna said...

Dear Robyn,
I love this poem! I am trying to write a little verse for ABC-Wednesday and it is so darn hard to get the rhythm & rhyme to work with the content. Something is always wrong with my poems that rhyme (or do not rhyme)!

So I ate some chocolate candy to ease the frustration.

Thank you so much for commenting on my SC-post with this same theme. Thanks also for mentioning Romantic Friday Writers, which is taking a month's break during November for members participating in NaNoWriMo. (Wish I was one of them. But I've got some papers to finish writing.)
RFWers will resume December 2nd. They have a new blog platform:

http://romanticfridaywriters.blogspot.com/

In the meantime, there's always Saturday Centus, as long as Mrs. Jenny will have us!

Hugs,
xoxoxo
Anna

Anna's SC wk 77 'I planted a little story seed'

Jenny said...

Boy, this pace'll kill for you sure, won't it?

Loved what you did with this.

Heck with chocolate, though. I'm heading for the tequila.

This was fabulous!