FRIENDS WITH WORDS – PROMPT # 89

Kicking off the first Sunday prompt in 2013, we’re setting you up for some word play.

Here is a list of words:

challenge, common, mask, skill, origin,
love, night, drink, beauty, death
 

Now, here’s the twist:

Write your poems using these words. BUT, none of these words can appear in your poem. Get reacquainted with your old friend Roget and use your thesaurus to find an alternate word for each, and then use THOSE words to write your poem. You choose the right word for what it is you want to say.

MARIE ELENA’S ALTERNATIVE ATTEMPT:

Taste and see the Lord’s goodness –  
His grace will not pass away.
 
From the foundation of the world,
His devotion to mankind was unveiled.
 
Since He spoke light into the darkness,
It has exposed no ordinary cosmos.
 
Evidence of His magnificent handiwork
Defies creation’s denial.
 
Taste and see His goodness.
His grace will not pass away.

WALT’S WORDPLAY:

LIFE IS GOOD!

It was his major bone of contention,
that all familiar things seemed to conceal
his emotion. His proficiency with words,
though pleasing and alluring, never neared extinction.
From his conception until eternal darkness comes to shroud,
life remains his to imbibe, an intoxicant making him a drunkard
for this existence, never being quenched. The inebriation 
of every last breath lightens his thoughts and step. His mind
is free and so is he. Life is good!