The Mysterious Puddle #poetry #poems #prompt

This poem is a trilonnet, with this picture as the prompt. The first line has to start with ‘The Light is gone…’

Jane D drowned_leaves

The light is gone I dropped the match

In that puddle by the door

That Fido left, his parting gift.


In the dark I can’t find the latch

I’ve banged my face, my nose is sore

 My shoes are soaked with canine piss.


Of course I’m mad. If I can catch

That scuzzy mutt, I’ll make quite sure

His mark again, he will not miss.


It’s not his fault? I don’t quite see?

I’m to blame? I spilt my tea?



Blame Jane Doughtery, here, for this. It’s her prompt.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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18 Responses to The Mysterious Puddle #poetry #poems #prompt

  1. willowdot21 says:

    OH! this is so funny…. very ‘ old curmudgeon ‘ Me thinks there must of been a lot of whisky in the tea.! No you don’t drink…………
    Leaves quietly watching were she puts her feet!! 😉

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  2. Ritu says:

    😂😂😂 poor Fido!!!

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  3. Rowena says:

    HA!…from me but a “Grr! Everyone always blames the God…from Bilbo.

    I found a great foodie blog tonight and thought you might nenjoy it. Well, you’re at least in London and can try out these places.

    xx Rowena

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  4. I wrote a comment for this and it got lost—had half an eye on the match. Can’t remember exactly but it was something about dogs and cats and the little gifts they leave for us.

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  5. jan says:

    Haha! Nicely done.

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  6. Allie P. says:

    Love it. Both the picture as well as the verse.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. ellenbest24 says:

    The picture is super the trill a hoot. 😇

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  8. Sacha Black says:

    Lol. Like this, cause it made me giggle!

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  10. Made me smile, neatly done.

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  11. I loved this! A terrific twist on Jane’s challenge.

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