Ze lazt pozt (yep Z is here)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]64798-a-to-z-letters-zHere we are, the last day in this year’s April A to Z Challenge. I figured that I would go out with a bang, really knock out an amazing post. But as is almost always the case when I have big plans for THAT post … I have nothing!

Not to worry. Today also happens to be Monday, which means it is also the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups day. No doubt an inspiring prompt just waiting for me to run with it. Lo an behold, ding goes the phone … bing goes the email … and a prompt arrives. This week a simple prompt: Ruby.

And (drumroll please) …

I still have nothing.

I have mentioned before that I have a certain character trait (flaw?) that is showing up at the moment. I am great at starting things … not so good at finishing them. Yet the odd thing is that in reality, I am not really finishing anything. It is not like I am going to suddenly stop blogging. Maybe a little less often but even that is no guarantee. I can’t really blame my lack of ideas on some perceived flaw in my character. So have I simply psyched myself out? Or am I just tired?

I thought that if I did my usual just start typing and rambling until something forms thang I might come up with something, but no such luck today. My mind is just a blind man walking in an unfamiliar place on a foggy night. I suppose I could wait until tomorrow in the hopes of coming up with something, but another character flaw (trait?) is sheer stubbornness. So I will force something out now and see if it is worth reading later.

A ruby by any other name (an ode to OPULENCE)

Oh pretty pretty shiny thing,
my attention you do get!
Shimmering there in the light,
I will have you yet!

You are just a thing,
but that doesn’t matter.
As long as your pretty shininess
causes a crowd to gather.

I will impress the masses,
with my shiny little stone.
Watch as they envy me,
with eyes widely grown.

I could put you in a ring,
or maybe on my head.
Such a shiny shiny thing
A ruby since you’re red.

But if you are another color,
should any one inquire,
We will call you another name,
shiny shiny sapphire.

A bit o’ nonzenze, and zadly nothing to do with the letter Z. But what can a perzon do?