Category Archives: POETRY

Poems I write, and learn to write in different forms.

Dried Out

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Dried Out

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Desiccated mummy meat

Doesn’t matter if you heat

It mostly, mainly tastes like feet

Never ever will it meet …

My expectations

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note ~ this poem comes about because of a microwave dinner (stir fried chicken & rice). I’ve tried it a few times, as it looks good, but the little chunks of chicken are really bad & dried out even though I follow the directions. So I call it desiccated mummy meat. Oh, and I don’t buy it any more!

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© 2022 BS

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – King/Queen

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – King/Queen

https://ronovanwrites.com/2022/05/16/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-410-king-and-queen/

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King snake and Queen bee

Learn to live in harmony

Must learn from nature

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© 2022 BS

Blitz Trip – SOCS – Trip

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Blitz Trip – SOCS – Trip 

https://lindaghill.com/2022/03/11/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-march-12-2022/

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “trip.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Happy Saturday! Thanks, Linda! 🙂

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The prompt is ‘trip’, and I’ve taken many trips. We’ve traveled lots of places overseas, and in the states. I’ve also taken many a trip when I fall down. Those kind of trips are not fun at all.

Here’s a different kind of trip – a Blitz poem I wrote back in 2015, that trips stream of consciousness style from words and phrases and associations. It’s all done freestyle as you type/write whatever you think of as fast as you can. The title of the poem is always a mystery since it is not revealed until the end. This one is ‘Trip Into Trouble’. It’s lots of fun.

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~ BLITZ POEM ~

TRIP INTO TROUBLE

Take a number

Take a trip

Trip and fall

Trip and flip

Flip and fold

Flip a coin

Coin a phrase

Coin of copper

Copper and gold

Copper and bronze

Bronze a statue

Bronze age

Age of reason

Age of Aquarius

Aquarius rising

Aquarius sign

Sign of the times

Sign out

Out of sight

Out of mind

Mind your manners

Mind over matter

Matter of time

Matter of fact

Fact or fiction

Fact of life

Life or death

Life on the edge

Edge of insanity

Edge of reason

Reason for doubt

Reason for the season

Season of change

Season the food

Food for thought

Food and drink

Drink and eat

Drink and be merry

Merry maids

Merry go round

Round and about

Round the world

World of wonder

World with no end

End of an era

End of time

Time and trouble

Time of our life

Life

Trouble

TRIP INTO TROUBLE

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© 2015 & 2022 BS

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Feather & Whisper

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2022/03/07/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-400-feather-and-whisper/

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Feather & Whisper

Feather from above

Floating whisper from Heaven

Thinking of you, Love

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© 2022 BS

Way to Go, Little Bobcat – SOCS

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Bobcat Bobcat

sitting on a slant

digging deep holes

disturbing all the ants

Bobcat Bobcat

digging in the alley way

digging in the street

digging so easily, looks like play

Bobcat Bobcat

Laying fiber-optics cable

Nifty little Bobcat

And driver very able

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Just a little poem for what’s been happening in our neighborhood lately. The past few weeks there has been all kinds of machinery and workers digging holes with excavators in the alleys and street corners. My Mr. went and asked them what it was for. They said they were laying cables in this whole area for fiber-optics network.

Lots of strange looking trucks and equipment, and huge spools of orange cable they thread through the holes they dig. Some trucks are orange, some are white, some are huge!! I like the one that is smaller and has the brand name Bobcat painted on it. It’s been fun watching them work.

Way to Go! 🙂

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https://lindaghill.com/2022/03/04/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-march-5-2022/

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© 2022 BS

 

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Hours/Crowds

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2021/11/08/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-383-crowds-hours/

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: CROWD(s), Hour(s)

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Long hours of time

Annoying crowds push and shove

Holiday shopping

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© 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 28 – Carve

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Halloween Countdown # 28 – Carve

https://toy.photography/2021/10/28/tourmaline-s-halloween-challenge-carve/

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Here are some of my grand-kid’s carved pumpkin jack-o-lanterns

And these two were from my daughter’s photos at the local arboretum.  A large sunflower cut-out, and a green painted alien face.

A Halloween Poem I wrote in 2015

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A BALLAD FOR JACK

Out in the garden, way in the back,

A tangle of vines did grow.

There was a secret, hidden away,

For only me to know.

I watered and tended this special vine,

And, day by day it grew.

Soon, it revealed an orange orb…

I was the only one who knew.

I was so happy, I talked to it…

In fact, I named him Jack.

He grew up big and strong, that gourd…

I think he liked me back.

Then as the days grew cooler yet,

And, the sun was feeling dim,

I wanted Jack to stay with me,

But, it was time to part from him.

And, so it came, that sad, sad day…

Jack said it would be fine…

I took my knife and severed him…

I cut him from the vine.

I cried a river, but through my tears,

Jack looked at me and smiled…

He said to carve a great big grin,

For every little child.

And, so I did, I carved a face

For Jack’s big orange head.

Now, every Halloween night that comes,

Jack’s eyes shine bright, instead.

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An orange pumpkin I carved into a jack-o-lantern wearing a pirate hat

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© 2020 & 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 17 – Mask

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Halloween Countdown # 17 – Mask

https://toy.photography/2021/10/17/tourmaline-s-halloween-challenge-mask-2/

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This is me many years ago in my home made paper bag mask and dress

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LOOK INSIDE

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Take a look,

Take a look,

Take a look inside…

Take a look inside yourself,

What have you got to hide?

What do you see,

What do you see,

What do you see, I ask?

What do you see yourself to be…

What’s hiding behind that mask?

Reveal yourself,

Reveal yourself,

Reveal yourself to me…

Reveal yourself…I want your truth…

Be who you were meant to be.

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© 2018 & 2021 BS