Posted in Poetic Asides, poetry

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

 

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

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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

 

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

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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

 

Posted in Poetic Asides, poetry

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

Posted in Poetic Asides, poetry

There Are Days

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 12
Write a ‘transformation’ poem

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There Are Days

Some days it doesn’t
take much
a smudge of very berry
lipstick and you are transformed
ready to go out and conquer
the crowed grocery isles

some jeans that fit
just right have you
twirling in front of
the mirror

but then there are days –
days you’d rather hide from
days you search for any
excuse to stay home

days when even some
Spanx and a little black dress
won’t convince you that

you are beautiful

Posted in Poetic Asides, poetry

Worn Out Luck

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 11
Write an ‘unlucky’ poem

Worn Out Luck

my heart took off her lucky socks
rolled them up into a ball
tossed them in the refuse box
my heart took off her lucky socks
they had become a paradox
there was no luck in them at all
my heart took off her lucky socks
rolled them up into a ball

Posted in Poetic Asides, poetry

Going Nowhere

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 10
Write a ‘going somewhere’ poem

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Going Nowhere 

this poem is going nowhere
no way
no how

it is a stay-at-home
kind of poem
a curl up in its jammies
with a good book
kind of poem

its a quilt together warm
words kind of poem
a popcorn and hot chocolate
kind of poem

a hibernate until spring
kind of poem

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Art Gallery

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 9
Write a “(blank) if (blank)” poem

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art gallery

the moon doesn’t mind if the stars shine too
it happily shares the sky
with comet tails and
milky way
with asteroids and
space junk
with psychedelic northern lights
together they create
a midnight masterpiece
waiting for discovery –
if we look up

 

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As A Child ….

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 6
Write “praise” poem

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As A Child …..

I was not raised with lavish praise
Obeying rules – not an event
and being rude was not a phase
I was not raised with lavish praise
but curiosity always
received the highest compliment
I was not raised with lavish praise
Obeying rules – not an event

~~ here is my attempt at a triolet 😉