Shorts (2)

Poetry Tidbits, Silly and Fun

Rita Duponty
3 min readNov 28, 2022


Photo by Michael G on Unsplash

This is Shorts #2. I started writing short thoughts, some poetry, in response to the #vss365 prompts on Twitter. I love writing these every day. Each day there is a new word to incorporate into your very small window of characters allowed on Twitter. I will be sharing some of these with you from time to time. You might like trying this yourself at vss365today.com.

Here are a few I enjoyed writing:

Wrap me in #foam bubbles
today. Keep me safe
and cushioned from
the strife that may
come my way.
Soothing and
A glass of wine would
be sweet too.
Cabernet Sauvignon
in a large glass will do.

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With a trembling hand,
he reaches into the
dumpster for a once
used hat and neckband.
What was #cast away
from one has become
his much-needed treasure.
Seeking warmth and
shelter he rides the
edge of life surviving,
hoping to find a second
of pleasure.

Photo by Clay LeConey on Unsplash

It’s easy to pull,
push, and use your
#power to be mean.
But, the true strength
remains in the #power
that is unseen.
Control and restraint
are the makeup of a
real man with the
greatest gain.