Trifextra Challenge – 38 Syllables for Scott

The first time I saw. . .

Black hair
Sweet grin
Cheeks with sharp bones
Eyes with light
I knew.

The first time I felt…

His kiss
His hand
His breath
I knew

It was true true love…



A response to:

This week’s Trifextra challenge.  This week we are asking you to count syllables.  And words.  It’s a lot of math for those of us who might be more accustomed to dealing with words, but we’re confident you can pull it off.
We are asking for a 33-word response to the following snippet:

The first time I saw. . .

Here’s the catch: all of your 33 words must be one syllable each.  We’re going low-brow on your this week.  Or not.  Can you class it up under these restrictions?  Give us your best.

To clarify, we are giving you 5 words.  We want another 33 from you, for a grand total of 38. – See more at:

About Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher

I'm a research librarian for Public Television, story teller, bike commuter, baker, music fiend, lover of reading & books, mother, wife, friend - and many more descriptive adjectives and nouns.
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15 Responses to Trifextra Challenge – 38 Syllables for Scott

  1. The Hook says:

    Oh, how i wish I could channel your poetic ability…

  2. calahan says:

    Does your husband know about this Scott guy?

  3. Gone all gooey inside……

  4. robincoyle says:

    Lovely. A beautiful tribute to the one you love.

  5. Karen says:

    So sweet! Love it and love you guys too.

  6. Twindaddy says:

    Awwwww….you softy…

  7. El Guapo says:

    Using a format like that never even occurred to me. Briliant, and an excellent piece, all around.
    A lucky man, is Scott.

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