Up Against It

So far I’ve enjoyed my week responding to the WordPress Daily Prompt. All the words have stimulated the old grey matter and I’m quite smug about satisfied with the results.

Until now. Today’s word is orange. Now I’ve nothing against colours … or even colors. Blue would be fine. So would green. Or red, yellow, purple, pink … all of them alive with ready associations! But orange! Not only does nothing rhyme with orange, nothing of any interest comes to mind with orange.

Oh yeah, Donald Trump – as I said, nothing of any interest …

What’s the big deal, I hear you say, it’s only one day, give it a miss, tomorrow’s word will be great … so good! Thing is, though, if you set yourself homework you have to do it. And a week spread over eight days isn’t a week, it’s a Beatles song.

Talking of which, don’t know about you but I could do with a bit of light relief from all this pointless agonising …


Ah well, refreshed by that fab and groovy nugget of nostalgia, here’s my penultimate acrostic poem:

O pinion is divided. Some friends
R eckon the girl of my dreams should be
A ngela from Amsterdam, extremely
N aughty but nice. Other friends
G o for Pamela from Preston,
E xtremely respectable but rude. So, reader, should I choose Pam … ?                                (continue by reading acrostic word)


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Stimulus: Orange

15 thoughts on “Up Against It

  1. Always go for the one your heart craves and
    Not just the one your hormones scream for.
    Girls can turn the brain to mush
    If you allow them to set the glands to lead
    Exactly as my father told me long ago.

  2. I’ve been living with pumpkins all week, Dave. No problem with orange here. As for girls, go for naughty but nice. Add in brains, a sense of humor and good looks. How can you possibly go wrong? Oh yeah, it helps if they have a good income. 🙂 –Curt

    1. Haha, love that first sentence! Good to confide these things, Curt. I spend a lot of time with vegetables myself, though not by choice … Your recipe for the perfect partner is spot-on. Incidentally, did you know that ‘Naughty But Nice’ (originally an advertising slogan for cream cakes) was invented by the author Salman Rushdie when he was a copywriter?

      1. I’m still living with pumpkins, Dave. Today is carving day! And Peggy has baked me some pumpkin scones. Yesterday she made me pumpkin waffles. 🙂 The day before, I finished off the last of the pumpkin pie. And I had been wondering about where the extra two pounds came from… Total news to me on the Salman Rushdie quote. It’s been bouncing around in the back of my mind for a long time. Thanks. –Curt

        1. He also did “irrisistibubble” for Aero chocolate bars and “That’ll do nicely” for American Express. (Isn’t Google good for making one appear brainy?) I reckon you’ll lose that two pounds, Curt, carving those pumpkins …

    1. Haha, cheers! Always up for a challenge …

      A leader whose skin had turned orange
      Took to tweeting odd stuff – so strange,
      That the whole world stopped thinking
      And took up hard drinking
      And singing ‘Home On The Range’.

      Whoops, pressed POST COMMENT …

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