Roberta Writes – Thursday Doors writing challenge and Sunday Stills: pets and playgrounds

The prompt for Terri from Second Wind Leisure Perspective’s Sunday Stills Challenge last week was pets and playgrounds. You can find Terri’s post here: Here are a few of my fondant and cake art creations:

Thursday Doors Writing Challenge

Dan is currently running a Thursday Doors Writing Challenge. It closes on 31 May. You can read more about it here:

For some reasons I have struggled for inspiration this month. Three poems did eventually come to me when I re-looked at the prompt doors.

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At the top

Trudging up


Something lurks

Good or bad

Behind the dreary facade

we open the door

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Is there hope


Lurking there

Through the door

A miracle brightly lit

New revelations

Fake door

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Pointless door

A sad mockery

No substance

Leads nowhere

Makes a fool of those who seek

Instant fulfilment

By Robbie Cheadle

65 thoughts on “Roberta Writes – Thursday Doors writing challenge and Sunday Stills: pets and playgrounds

  1. I love the adorable fondant pets. the doors you created are wonderful as well. Your poems are perfect for the doors you chose. I really like the lines: “Makes a fool of those who seek Instant fulfilment.”

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  2. Your fondant pets are stunning and too precious to eat, Robbie! Wonderful playgrounds as well–those swimmers are in the water–you are truly talented with this! Great poems to go with the doors. I’m so happy you continue to share your posts and talents on Sunday Stills.

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  3. The fondants always charm me. The dogs are particularly detailed. Well done, on the poetry too, Robbie. I understand, because I’ve had to try so very hard to come up with anything this month that isn’t “horror” or negative. You, however, have expressed mindfulness, not negativity. My favorite was the Revelations poem. I’m delighted that I could in some small way help your creativity flow. Hugs.

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  4. I adore those little fondant dogs. I hope nobody actually ate one! I mean, you CAN’T eat a dog, even a sugar dog!

    Have you ever seen the old “Felix the Cat” cartoons? Speaking of real and fake doors, the artist always drew the characters on screen and then would draw a door and Felix and other characters would go through it. It was fake until it became real, like the back of the wardrobe.

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    1. Hi Marilyn, thank you, I’m glad you like my fondant dogs. They are the main characters in one of my children’s books. I don’t know Felix the Cat. It may not have come to South Africa. I’ll have a look and see if I can find it on Google.


    1. Hi Wayne, my niece thinks my dolls come alive at night while we sleep. She always wants to get up and see them, but never wakes up. These dogs are the main characters in one of my children’s books, Chocolate Fudge saves the Sugar Dog. If you’d like to see it and the artwork included, I can email it to you. Let me know.


  5. Love your fondant art and poetry, Robbie, although I’m sure I’d find it difficult to eat any of your delicious creations. They’re too pretty! All the best to your family.

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  6. Your fondant dogs are gorgeous, Robbie.
    I’m pleased inspiration found you for your door poetry. The first is my favourite. It captures the uncertainty of the mood.


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