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5 04, 2019

The Crestfallen

2019-04-05T16:19:30-05:00April 5th, 2019|Last Post, National Poetry Month, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

I have never seen you beforenor have I ever felt your touch.I cannot meet you at the storeto help buy you a new hair brush.Yet we do talk all of the timeeven though I've not heard your voice,never to share a glass of wineas right now we don't have that choice.I cannot tuck you [...]

5 04, 2019

Your Words

2019-04-05T15:57:35-05:00April 5th, 2019|Last Post, National Poetry Month, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

It has been three weekssince your delicate wordsfilled my mind. Words of laughterWords of dreamsWords of hope. It has been three monthssince your delicate wordsfilled my heart. Words of painsWords of screamsWords of fears. It has been three yearssince your delicate wordsfilled my life. Words of laughter and pains now touch usWords of dreams [...]

1 04, 2019

A Recipe For Love

2019-04-05T16:15:12-05:00April 1st, 2019|Last Post, National Poetry Month, Poetry, Poetry Prompts, Recipes|

Love is a simple recipe. First, start off with 3 cups of courage.Second, fold your courage into a quart of courting.Third, add a few grains of saltiness and a teaspoon of sugar baby.Fourth, mix in a peck of affection and a bushel of adoration.Fifth, begin to boil 2 pints of passion, until bubbly.Sixth, combine [...]

19 02, 2019

I Perform For No One

2019-02-19T14:41:40-05:00February 19th, 2019|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

A cunning linguistIn a world performs aloneAn owl hoots who Today's haiku was from the Baffled haiku challenge on Twitter. The haiku challenge was to write any haiku using the word perform. In life, we perform all the time. Sometimes we can exceed expectations. Sometimes we fail. Other times there is no one to [...]

19 02, 2019

Will We Meet Again?

2019-02-19T14:42:35-05:00February 19th, 2019|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

'til we meet againThe days are growing longerA blue jay returns Today's haiku was from the Baffled haiku challenge on Twitter. The haiku challenge was to write any haiku using the word meet. With another pending snow storm coming in, I cannot wait for the return of Spring and the return of the birds [...]

11 08, 2016

The Buried Empire

2016-08-11T15:27:19-05:00August 11th, 2016|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

The Lost Empire of The Terracotta Army Standing in silence. An emperor's empire. Cast terracotta. The haiku today was in response to the Baffled daily haiku challenge on Twitter. The challenge word is empire. I took the picture while on a business trip to China. This is an image of the unearthed Terracotta Army, [...]

8 07, 2016

Poetry Prompt: I Wrote This With You

2016-07-08T16:53:11-05:00July 8th, 2016|Last Post, Personal Poetry, Poetry, Poetry Prompts, Social Media, Twitter|

I Wrote This With You I fear my memory with be forgotten by the sunlight. I remain curious even thought we are at a stalemate. Excuse my brevity as with fun comes a soothing new thirst. Yet I fear your silence, as a fresh mind can yield faith in love. I'm not a curmudgeon [...]

10 04, 2016

Day 10: NaPoWriMo: A Broken Spine

2017-09-12T23:04:10-05:00April 10th, 2016|Last Post, National Poetry Month, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

At Nightrise Failure is Not An Option For Doctor Sleep. Today's napowrimo.net prompt for Day 10 of National Poetry Writing Month was to write a "book spine" poem. For this poem, I looked at one of my bookshelves for names of books to draw inspiration for my book spine poem. My book collection is a [...]

30 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Swing

2015-09-30T21:05:15-05:00September 30th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to write a cinqku poem using the word 'swing.' When I think of the word swing, I think of a monkey swinging from tree to tree underneath the canopy. Perhaps I also find myself thinking about swinging on the monkey bars or my brother pushing me on a swing while I screamed, [...]

28 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Question

2015-09-28T17:37:09-05:00September 28th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to write a cinqku poem using the word 'question.' What do you think of when you hear the word question? See what I did there? I asked a question about the word question. I also love to use this word to question a wide variety of things, such as life, religion and [...]

27 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Eclipse

2015-09-28T09:50:26-05:00September 27th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to write a Cinqku poem using the word 'eclipse.' Today also happens to mark a very special occasion where we there was a "super blood moon" with a total lunar eclipse. When I also think of the word eclipse I also thinking of surpassing someone in a particular event, whether eclipsing a [...]

26 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Star

2015-09-28T09:51:30-05:00September 26th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to write a Cinqku poem using the word 'star.' In life, we all like to think we can be a star: whether the star athlete, the star performer or perhaps even just a star friend. No matter what you do though, you can always shine bright light a star. Have fun with [...]

25 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Relax

2015-09-28T09:52:30-05:00September 25th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to write a cinqku poem using the word 'relax.' You see, in my non-poetic life I often don't take enough time to unwind and relax. But every once in a while, I can kick up my feet in front of a fireplace, grab a cup of coffee, read the newspaper and [...]

24 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Climb

2015-09-24T19:16:06-05:00September 24th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

The Cinqku Challenge for today is to write a cinqku poem using the word 'climb.' The reason why I chose the word climb is that as a kid I loved to climb trees. In my adult life, I also loved to climb the proverbial corporate ladder, always trying to learn more about my position [...]

23 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Atone

2015-09-23T19:56:24-05:00September 23rd, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

The Cinqku Challenge for today is to write a cinqku poem using the word 'atone.' The reason why I chose the word atone for today is that today also happens to be Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement. Yom Kippur is celebrated by Jews all around the word marking the 10th and final [...]