Posted in Poems of Garden Gnomes, poetry

bet you never expected …

Expect the Unexpected –
from Poems of Garden Gnomes

I’m way behind on this prompt -*blush*

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bet you never expected …

this better-late-than-never poem
this hit-the-snooze-button-
once-too-often poem
this poem with really good intentions
but poor follow through
this bowed-head-
bouquet-of-roses-
seeking-forgiveness poem
this hope-it’s-not-too-late-
to-play poem
standing here, blushing

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Posted in Poetic Asides, poetry

A Mended World

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 16
Write a poem to the world

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A Mended World

you wear peace like
a gauzy veil of
muted colors

beautiful

fragile
and we create tiny
pinpricks of anger
and discord that threaten
to rend it to pieces
yet somehow

you manage to mend each hole
each troubled soul
weaving new colors
into the fabric of peace

 

Posted in poetry, Poetic Asides

Strange Enough

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 15
Write a “ Strange (blank) poem

~

 

Strange Enough

this poem is a little strang(er)
than most
sitting in a corner
scribbling
nibbling
on the nub of a pencil

talking to itself
laughing
sighing
crying

rolling itself up
into a ball
real small
until it disappears

Posted in Poetic Asides, poetry

Strange Thoughts

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 15
Write a “ Strange (blank) poem

~

Strange Thoughts

What strange thoughts roam
freely through your mind
when you are stuck all
alone in a small room with
nothing to read
wearing a paper robe
sitting on a kind of table
lined with white paper
that crinkles with every shift
of your weight
Thoughts like – when does something
cross that fine line between
vintage and
tacky
and what could they possibly
keep in all those
cupboards

 

Posted in Poetic Asides, poetry

Write or Flight

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 14
It’s Two-For-Tuesday again.
write a sonnet or another traditional form – or not

~

Write or Flight

this poem is in hiding
until its fear of
con-form(ing)
passes

 

it is considering
hermit-hood
peaking through a
gap in the curtains

 

waiting for this
form(ula) of cadence
to march away
leaving it in rhyme-less peace

 

Posted in Poetic Asides, poetry

Rain Beau

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 14
It’s Two-For-Tuesday again.
write a sonnet or another traditional form – or not

~

Rain Beau

strolling beneath raindrops
like a package with a bow
magenta slicker – color pops
walking between raindrops
umbrella spinning like a top
wellies – neon green, they glow
strolling beneath raindrops
like a package with a bow

 

Posted in d'Verse Poets Pub, poetry

Silent Stones

Fukuroo–Who? Who? Who? dVerse Haibun Monday


Silent Stones

I have ben painting animals on rocks – this years Christmas gift project for my best friends. The ones who will not snicker when they open the package. One calico cat is finished and it looks at me with a bewildered expression as I cover another small rock with white paint. This stone is destined to become an owl for a friend who throws shoes at the squirrels in her garden. I have no illusions that this owl will do anything other than make her smile.

 

snowy owl
silent as a stone
in the woods