Hopeless Romantic

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 18
Write a ‘good for nothing’ poem


Hopeless Romantic

this poem is a romantic
counting the ways
strolling in the moonlight
plucking daisy petals

this poem still uses words
like swoon and beloved
and believes candle light
makes all the difference

some say it’s a
good for nothing poem
a dreamer
a time waster

but this poem
walks to the beat
of its own heart
makes its own music
loves as if the world
might end

 

What I Meant

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 17
Write a ‘what I meant to say’ poem

I wrote two.

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Wait!

I him-hawed and stuttered
blushed and teared up a little
whispered and coughed
as you turned around and
stomped away
I meant to say
“Come back.”

 


Just a Whisper

 

this poem never meant to say
“I love you”
or even
“I really like you” or
“call me”

but the moonlight had
smoothed out all
it’s rough edges

 

and the heart of this poem
began beating a beat
it had never beat before

it looked in your trusting eyes
finding the soul of a mate

and this poem whispered
“I love you”

 

 

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

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

 

Strange Thoughts

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

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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

 

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

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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

 

Rain Beau

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

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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

 

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

Pittsburgh

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 13
Pick a ‘city’ and use it as the title of your poem

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Pittsburgh

 

you are such a diva
expecting everyone
who sees you to ooo and ahhh
when you appear, unexpectedly,
the proverbial light at the
end of a tunnel
you are caressed by
the arms of three rivers
adorned with yellow
and blue arching tiaras
that sparkle in the darkness
and we adore you