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abundandtly clear

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 19
Write an ‘abundance’ poem

 

let’s make it abundantly clear ….

this poem is not endowed
with an abundance of
grace

it sometimes trips
over its own unrhymed
feet

it often speak its mind
and ends up bold faced –
underlined
italicized

this poem gets lost
and scared
and sheds tears in
public

but this poem is honest
and true
it is in love with the moon
and stars and
you

 

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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

 

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What I Meant

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

I wrote two.

~~
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”

 

 

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A Mended World

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

~~

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

 

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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

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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

 

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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