Category Archives: POETRY

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

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Hours/Crowds

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Hours/Crowds fall haiku challenge badge japanese maple with black and white background

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

Halloween Countdown # 13 – Ghost

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Halloween Countdown # 13 – Ghost

https://toy.photography/2021/10/13/tourmaline-s-halloween-challenge-ghost-2/

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These are my painted ghost rocks.

original painting by BS – ghostmmnc

Sky blue & silver background with Ghost in swirly letters. It changes the way it looks in different lights.

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FOREVERMORE (2014 – BS)

I am Ghost

Ghost I am

Inked in sky-blue letters

A swirl of ethereal reality

Tattooed on my skin

Tattooed on my soul

Forevermore

For

Ever

More

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A fun Halloween Ghost at my daughter’s house!

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© 2021 BS

Halloween Countdown # 12 – Frog

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Halloween Countdown # 12 – Frog

https://toy.photography/2021/10/12/tourmaline-s-halloween-challenge-frog-2/

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These 2 little frogs sitting on a pink lily pad are a set of salt & pepper shakers I have.

31 Days of Halloween – Frog

This pair of brass frogs I have sitting on the bathroom sink. They are kind of creepy looking.

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WHINNY at the TREE FROGS

Giggle me a moonbeam

Right around midnight

Snicker me some fireflies

I promise they won’t bite

Light sparkly fireworks

With a chuckle and a hiss

Whinny at the tree frogs

Then give me a little kiss

Giggle me a midnight

Within the moonbeam’s light

© 22017 BS

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Clean/Rise

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Clean/Rise

https://ronovanwrites.com/2021/09/27/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-377-clean-and-rise/

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Placid lake sunrise

Wispy fog developing

Clean and pristine scene

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© 2021 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ode

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ode

https://lindaghill.com/2021/08/20/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-aug-21-2021/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ode.” Find a one- or two-syllable word that rhymes with “ode,” or use the word “ode.” Have fun!

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An ode to the toad with the node

A toad sings an ode to his node

The node is embarrassed and falls off.

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Okay, think of something else …

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My abode has a lodestone inside

But I need to solve the code to enter

And I’ve forgotten the numbers

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There once was a store called Mode

It sold second-hand clothes for an ode

But I’ve got a tin ear so was out of luck

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And that’s all I’ve got for today … Hope your weekend is fun!

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© 2021 BS

 

 

A I Poem – Fun & Strange

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A I Poem – Fun & Strange

https://artsexperiments.withgoogle.com/poemportraits?_ga=2.33161846.992826029.1556786810-799000725.1554196893

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Want to do something fun? Make a poem with the help of A I – Artificial Intelligence. Click the above link to try it out. Type in a word of your choice, and see what happens!

Here’s mine after 4 different words – ghost, moon, cat, strange.

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A ghost of light and stars are sounding. A shell and star can be the robins.

The moon shall be set; and the soft veil, the thunder of the stream of the wind was done

Our cat shall stand in spirit, emotional stars court the heavens of the world

Strange rings, this music which should have all the souls.

 

Black Cat on Apple iOS 14.6

 

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© 2021 BS

Ragtag Daily Prompt – Six

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Ragtag Daily Prompt – Six

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2021/06/25/rdp-friday-six/

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Six Feet Under

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Six times six times six, again

Dark and lonely, was I in…

This moldy grave.

Barely breathing, heart still beating…

None to hear my mad-man rave.

Cursed and cast into the void,

For eons have I toyed…

To claim all psyche’s pure and good…

To corrupt them, if I could.

Six feet under, left asunder,

Tricked them, now they’re mine…

They never knew I was immortal,

To rise again…it’s time.

Years of torture, hell’s departure…

Vengence will be taken.

I’ll tempt, and bend, and lure to sin…

And, they shall be forsaken.

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~ first posted in 2014 as ‘Deception’

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© 2014 & 2021

 

Smudge

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Smudge

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Blue eyed dreamer

Pale of face

Sees beyond eternities grace

Dark swirling demons

He must confront

Evil powers he will blunt

Ritual of sage

Chants profound

Banish monsters all around

The smudge he waves

Above ~ Below

Cleansing smoke now bestow

Leave behind peaceful glow

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille 44 words – Smudge … Thanks for the prompt Mish! 🙂

https://dversepoets.com/2021/06/14/quadrille/

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© 2021 BS