Category Archives: POETRY

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

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Slip/Time

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 346 SLIP and Time.

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SLIP and Time

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Dark foggy night – full moon – tree branch

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The black void of space

A slip in the universe

Time is out of place

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Bird/Blow

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 345 BIRD AND Blow.

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Photo shows several birds sitting on snowy tree branches (our front yard tree)

Bird on bending bough

Wind will not blow you away

Tiny feet cling tight

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Love Is In Da Blog 2021 Day # 3 – Casablanca

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Love Is In Da Blog 2021 Day # 3 – Casablanca

https://thebeewrites.com/2021/02/03/love-is-in-da-blog-2021-casablanca-prompt-4/

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We are supposed to find something to do with this movie, “Casablanca”, I think.

Honestly, I’ve never seen this movie, and have only heard a phrase or two, like ‘play it again Sam’, and I know Humphrey Bogart starred. There was a woman in the movie and an airplane. That’s about all I know.

Anyway, here is a nice song called, “Casablanca”, by Bertie Higgins. The video is in black & white, and shows still shots from the movie.

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I also think we’re supposed to write an acrostic poem if we want to, so here’s mine – it’s so silly …

As Time Goes By

A – A movie I’ve never seen

S – Seems to be about an epic love

T – There are great actors

I – I’ve heard of starring in

M – many memorable movies

E -Except I can’t remember these memorable movies right now

G – Gee whiz!

O – Otherwise I’d tell you what they are

E – Eventually

S – Sam might play it again

B – But

Y – You never know – unless you watch the movie

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Well, I’m probably doing this all wrong. 🙂

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Ronovan Writes Haiku – Frost/Glint

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Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 341 FROST and Glint.

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FROST and Glint

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A glint of silver

White hair frosting up on top

I’m not old – I’m wise

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Just a Dab

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Just a Dab

Quadrille #119 – Dabbling in Poetry

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Just a dab of lotion

On my cracked chapped hands

It’s winter time here

In these cold bitter lands

I would rather it be spring time

When it’s warm with blowing sands

Or maybe summer would be best

As we crank up the fans

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For dVerse Poetry – Quadrille 44 words – Dab

Thanks, De

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Countdown to Christmas – Day # 25 – Food

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Countdown to Christmas – Day # 25 – Food

Tourmaline .’s Countdown to Christmas – Food

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This is the final post for the Christmas Countdown. Hope you’ve enjoyed!

I appreciate everyone that has visited, liked, and commented. Thank you! ❤

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A festive feast of snacks at a friend’s house a few years ago.

Coloring page shows a brown puppy wearing a Santa hat. He has a blue bowl with a bone in it.

Enjoy festive foods

Only approved treats for pets

Happy Holidays

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Countdown to Christmas – Day # 23 – Gathering

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Countdown to Christmas – Day # 23 – Gathering

Tourmaline .’s Countdown to Christmas – Gathering

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Coloring book pages shows a standing up beaver and three little snowmen. A blue house is in the background.

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Let’s get together

A gathering of snowmen

Lots of winter fun

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Countdown to Christmas – Day # 22 – Night

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Countdown to Christmas – Day # 22 – Night

Tourmaline .’s Countdown to Christmas – Night

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Coloring pages shows a little child asleep in bed, with Christmas stocking hanging on the bedpost. The moon is shining in the window.

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Fast asleep tonight

Waiting for the morning’s light

Surprises to come

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Christmas Chaos

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Christmas Chaos

Here it is again, my re-posting of a poem I wrote back in 2006. If you’ve seen it before, wonderful! If it is new to you, hope you enjoy the humor in this one! 🙂

Red Letter Box for Letters to Santa

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CHRISTMAS CHAOS

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the house

The paper was flying, the place was a mess.

Where’s the ribbon, where’s a box, where’s the tape, I don’t know –

And outside the window, it’s beginning to snow.

When I in my flurry, was running around, remembered “Oh-no, I have to go back to town!”

I have to mail packages, to those far away. How long will it take – a week or three days?

There’s munchies to buy, and a dinner to plan…and what, oh what, can I get for the “man”?

The pets all need feeding, and what could be more? The neighbors are here, with a knock at the door.

They come bringing cheese balls, and cookies galore.

I say thank you, then usher them out. Then I turn around and say with a shout, “I have to make gifts for those on our street!”

But, I’m about to collapse from the heat.

Get up and go, let’s do the day right. Put on some music, and candles to light.

A box of cards, my cup of coffee…should I eat that last piece of toffee?

Christmas ideas are really quite lofty, and really, at heart, I’m such a softie.

I’ll wrap a few gifts, then do some leg lifts; look at the snow – it’s now making drifts.

Put lots of presents in pretty paper, and think up some clues, for a Christmas caper.

Pull on some mittens, put on a scarf. If I hear one more carol, I’m going to barf.

I jump in the truck to go do my shopping; the stores are all crowded…the places are hopping.

On Target, and K-Mart, and Hastings, and Penny’s…Now United and Wal-Mart – can we stop at a Denny’s?

No – get it done – there’s no time to waste…I need to get home…hurry, hurry, make haste.

And then to the wondering eyes of those there, I manage to put some dye on my hair.

Some coffee, some milk, is all that I ask…to put my feet up, before my next task.

To watch my soap opera, would be a nice break. I think I’ll do that, and also eat cake.

I just settled down, and there goes the phone; I, of course don’t answer, I pretend I’m not home.

And now it’s time to do some more wrapping. We’ll put on some music – our feet will be tapping.

Merry Christmas to one, Merry Christmas to all…What’s that you say? Another trip to the mall?

I don’t think I want to…I don’t think I can…but, wait, I still need a gift for the ‘man’.

We must keep it even, we must keep it straight…I need another gift for my mate.

What shall it be, something big, or much smaller? As I walk the halls of the mall, I do holler.

I need to find a gift that is right – before I call it quits for the night.

So, I go to the mall, and the stores…and stand in long lines, before I get out the doors.

The aisles are all crowded, the cart’s in a jam…say “Excuse me, pardon me, excuse me, Ma’am.”

At first, we’re polite, when we go to town, but as frustration mounts, we’ll mow you down.

When there’s only one more shopping day…you better move fast, get outta my way.

Can’t find the right size, can’t find the right gift, then stop by the Starbucks to get a lift.

Give me caffeine right now, I say, got to get on with this frantic day.

Have a nice day, be jolly, be merry…if I hear it again, I’ll commit hara-kiri. It’s my ‘pleasure’ to serve you,

Uh-huh, yeah right…you probably make faces, as I pull out of sight.

Finally, finally get back home, where I just want to sit and moan.

My feet hurt, my back hurts, my nerves are all jangled…and how do you wrap a box that’s tri-angled?

Back at home, I start wrapping, all the critters are napping…

The oven is cooking the breads, how merry, but now I need another cranberry.

Merry Christmas to me…let’s trim the tree…and now the cats are OOC (out of control)

Happy to make your Christmas surprise, waiting for the bread to rise.

Christmas morning comes awfully early; no wonder everyone is so surly.

Buying spending – oh, what fun…we’ll all be glad when shopping is done.

The stockings are ready to hold all the goodies – maybe some candy or nice warm hoodies.

Light candles, fill stockings, with striped candy canes. Look out the window, hope it won’t rain.

Sweep the floor, wash the dishes, deck the halls with Christmas wishes.

There’s potatoes to mash, and take out the trash…as for me, I think I’m about to crash.

Finally, everything looks really pretty, Charlie (the tree) is ready, and still little bitty.

Now, take a picture, and go to our beds. I hope no one forgot to take their meds.

When morning comes, we’ll all get to say…we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Then, I look in the living-room, and what do I see? One of the cats is eating the tree. I holler and yell, but then, what does it

matter…I’ll just have to clean up the mess later.

She enjoys Christmas her way…I prefer mine…

So Merry Christmas to all…from our family to thine.

Just one more thing I’d like to say – Happy Holidays to all and Have a Wonderful Day!

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Coloring Book Page – brown squirrel on top of red & green package & wearing Santa hat

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First written on December 20, 2006

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Countdown to Christmas – Day # 20 – Toys

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Countdown to Christmas – Day # 20 – Toys

Tourmaline .’s Countdown to Christmas – Toys

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Children are looking forward to finding toys under their Christmas tree.

Here are some on this coloring book page – a train, a teddy bear, a doll, and a ball.

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Anticipating

Toys bring joys for girls and boys

Bright smiles all around

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