Barking up the Wrong Tree


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Its April of 2020 and Day 02 of A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing Metaphors. Be it a movie, song, painting, book, idiom, etc. I plan to give a perspective to it with an explanation and a 8 line poem. 


 

Day 02 Metaphor: Barking up the Wrong Tree

Barking up the wrong tree is an idiom used as a metaphor to describe the wrong way of working towards a goal. It is used to suggest a mistaken emphasis in a specific context. It means that one has completely misunderstood something or are entirely wrong.

The context of the metaphor (known from historic sources) comes from America, nineteenth century, in reference to hunting raccoons with a hunting dog. When the nocturnal animal takes to a tree, the dog is supposed to remain at the base of the tree until the hunter arrives. However, in the dark, the dog might choose to guard a wrong tree where the raccoon could have taken refuge.

Poem:
A tree,
Out in the wild,
Bear golden fruits.
Another,
Out in the wild,
Bear eatable fruits.
He was always there,
Barking up the wrong tree.

When one does not have a vision, delays the decisions, fails a perspective, wrongs the means, etc. it’s always a wrong bark. If one clearly knows the wrong, the tree and the bark, well, one has to.

A to Z Challenge 2017 – Reflections



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May 8th is the official day to do the reflections post for the A to Z challenge and I have patiently waited for this day.

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This is the first year I did A to Z Challenge and ask me not how happy I was and I am. It was A to Z of joy! My theme for the challenge was Idiom a day and an 8 line poem for it. I would like to sum up the same way in the reflections post.

Idiom: Happy Camper

Meaning: to be content or satisfied with what is happening in the life and to have no complaints

Poem:
Pick an idiom for the day,
Look out what it has to say,
Then the thoughts rhyme and mix,
Poem gets the words all fix,
Happy comments all around,
Thank you’s, wishes, gather and surround,
Isn’t it a lucky bumper,
A to Z, a happy camper.

My heartfelt thanks to all who followed my challenge posts throughout the month. Your presence, likes, comments and thoughts made this challenge more satisfying and healthy.  

I have put all the challenges together in a page here: A to Z Challenge 2017

Also made an ebook putting them all together which can be downloaded here: A to Z – Poem for an Idiom

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Yellow Press



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Its April of 2017 and Day 25 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Idiom a day and 8 line poem for the idiom.


Idiom: Yellow Press

Meaning: a term for the popular and sensationalist newspapers

Poem:
Breaking bad,
Is the breaking news,
Shockingly sad,
Is the media rules,
The aim was, may be,
A yellow Press.
But now is all,
A shitty yellow!


Note: All the challenge prompts can be found HERE.

X-rated



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Its April of 2017 and Day 24 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Idiom a day and 8 line poem for the idiom.


Idiom: X-rated

Meaning: x-rated are the ones not suitable for children

Poem:
When you see a kid,
No matter where the mind is,
Smile.
Life uncertainties,
Intellectual mess,
Filthy politics,
Blame game,
For them, are, X-rated.


Note: All the challenge prompts can be found HERE.

Walk a Mile in my Shoes



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Its April of 2017 and Day 23 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Idiom a day and 8 line poem for the idiom.


Idiom: Walk a Mile in my Shoes

Meaning: understanding someone before criticizing them, before judging someone one must understand their experience, challenges, thought processes, etc

Poem:
Thank you for the roast,
Others laughed.
Thank you for the mock,
Others smiled.
I am not serious of myself,
I am serious of what I do.
Walk a mile in my shoes,
Oops, sorry, they don’t fit you!


Note: All the challenge prompts can be found HERE.

Vicious Circle



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Its April of 2017 and Day 22 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Idiom a day and 8 line poem for the idiom.


Idiom: Vicious Circle

Meaning: sequence of events that make each other worse, one thing leads to another worsening the situation

Poem:
In the gathering of life,
Amongst all the populace,
With all the recognized,
Friends, family, crowd,
There lies a vicious circle.
At the very every end,
One is,
Unconditionally alone.


Note: All the challenge prompts can be found HERE.

Ugly Duckling



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Its April of 2017 and Day 21 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Idiom a day and 8 line poem for the idiom.


Idiom: Ugly Duckling

Meaning: child who shows little promise, but who develops later into a real talent or beauty, a person who turns out to be beautiful or talented against all expectations

Poem:
God,
Gifted us all,
To be ugly duckling.
Some realize, fly out,
Some realize, spread out,
Where most of us,
Assume born beautiful,
And just die ugly.


Note: All the challenge prompts can be found HERE.

Teeny-Weeny



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Its April of 2017 and Day 20 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Idiom a day and 8 line poem for the idiom.


Idiom: Teeny-Weeny

Meaning: very tiny, very small

Poem:
‘No’ problem is teeny-weeny.
‘No’ happiness is teensie-weensie.
We have our circumstances,
We have our contexts,
We have our own settings,
It’s between us,
Our problems!
Our happiness!


Note: All the challenge prompts can be found HERE.

Square the Circle



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Its April of 2017 and Day 19 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Idiom a day and 8 line poem for the idiom.


Idiom: Square the Circle

Meaning: trying to do something impossible

Poem:
All sides unequal,
Square was unknown.
Diameter undefined,
Circle was unknown.
Free hands,
Free shapes,
Squaring the circle,
Was impossible to None!


Note: All the challenge prompts can be found HERE.