Category Archives: POETRY

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

Sunday Trees – Love Chime


Sunday Trees – Love Chime


For today’s Sunday Trees challenge, I have photos of our one tree in the front yard. I think it is a fruitless Mulberry, and has been here for many years.

I have a couple of wind chimes hanging from the branches, and this little black & white kitty was looking at them, as he stood on the wooden bench beneath the tree.

The one chime is made of silver colored pipes and makes a nice sound. The other one – two views – is all rusted. It has the word Love spelled out, and there are several cow bells hanging from it. This chime has been there so long, the tree has grown around the ring on the chime.

Then, here’s a poem I wrote way back in 2015 about trees.


Little kitty, wind chimes, our tree!


Trees in winter

They stand and stare

Do they think that it’s not fair?

Patient they stand

Stark and bare

Enduring winter’s brutal air

Do trees dream of winter’s end,

Yearning for springtime to begin?

A fresh, new start

Green leaves so frilly

A time to rejoice, a time to be silly

Rustling with the nesting of birds,

Pretty music they make, without any words.

A sanctuary for many species

The need for trees only increases

Giving hope, shelter, and shade,

A tree’s true purpose will never fade.

I think a tree must know it’s worth…

The reason it is put on this Earth.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© BS 2015 & 2019

Feline Friday – Haiku for Cats


Feline Friday – Haiku for Cats


Feline Friday – Cat Haiku

Feline Friday






Here’s a few of the Haiku poems I’ve written. I have a little notebook just for these, and add one now and again. Enjoy!



Saturday – May 16, 2009

Me – oh – me – oh – meow

Cat wakes up whole house this morn

He is hungry – Now!










Where’s the moon tonight

Mr. Tomcat needs to sing

He is annoying


Sept 29, 2012

Run and knock things down

Midnight madness all around

A catastrophe



Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Rain Clouds – Thursday Inspiration # 4


Rain Clouds – Thursday Inspiration # 4


Today Paula has chosen this lovely photo for our inspiration to write something. Thanks, Paula!

To join in, and to see other entries, just click the above link.


This week’s theme is rain and the picture is below.

Photo shows, blue sky, yellow flowers, and streaks of rain falling.

Photo credit: Daniel Borker



I asked her what she thought of clouds

All she said was moon

Pointing to a clear blue sky,

Would clouds be coming soon?

She knows the stars, the sun, the sky,

And the silvery moon catches her eye,

But where are the clouds, the clouds with rain?

She loves the rain, she hopes they’ll be stopping by.

She wants the rain, she loves the splatter, upon

The window pane.

On and on she continues to chatter, her happy refrain…

The rain…the rain…the rain…

The moon is great, the sun is fun,

The sky is certainly blue.

But, she wants rain, and only rain,

Nothing else will do.

You see she’s just a little girl…

You see…she’s only two.


~ I wrote this poem in 2015 for my grand-daughter when she was two years old. (she’s 5 now)



“Have You Ever Seen the Rain”, the 2006 cover by Rod Stewart, of a song written by John Fogerty (of Creedence Clearwater Revival) in 1971. This one can be found on the album, “Still the Same…Great Rock Classics of Our Time”, by Rod Stewart.



Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Echoes of Stars – Thursday Inspiration # 3


Echoes of Stars – Thursday Inspiration # 3

Paula, of Lightmotifs, is hosting this photo challenge each week. Visit her blog for details at the link above. 🙂

This week’s theme is stars and the picture is below.


Echoes of Stars

Yearning for my far away home


Howling at the moon


Darkness envelops twinkling lights


Lonesome stars shine above


Deliver me not left behind


Capture me never apart



This is my all time favorite song. It just brings out something extremely emotional in me like no other.


“Stars”, by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, was released in 2012, from the album, “The Lion the Beast the Bear”. It was written by Grace Potter, and is on the Hollywood label.



Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS



Waiting & Writing – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter W


Waiting & Writing – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter W #AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter



I don’t know about you, but I’m not fond of waiting. Seems like everywhere you go, you have to wait in a line, wait in a room, wait to be seated at a restaurant, wait on the waitperson to take your order, wait on your food to come to the table, wait at stop signs and red lights, wait for your flight at the airport…waiting…ugh! Waiting is boring. When you have to wait at the doctor’s office, way past the time of your appointment, it is one of the worst. Would you agree?

So, when I know I’ll be in a place of waiting, I bring along something to occupy my mind and time. I always have a pen and paper to write on. I look around at my surroundings, at all the other waiting people, and write about what I see. This, then, is what I wrote, on December 9, 2014, while…you guessed it…waiting.

So, waiting at the eye doctor appointment with my husband. It is his appointment, and he likes to get to places early, in case we can get in earlier than anticipated. Sometimes it works out, sometimes not. This is one time it did not. We’ve been here forever it seems. The appointment was at 11:30, but we got here about 10:30 or so, and now it is ten minutes after 12 noon. He just now got into the other room…to wait some more, I’m sure. We were already tired and bored.

I did get the nose pad of my glasses changed, at no charge. It took only a couple of minutes, though. I wandered around looking at all the glasses frames to buy. I sat back down and checked my phone for messages on Facebook, Twitter, and Email. I brought my Kindle, too, in case I wanted to read something. We’d looked through a National Geographic magazine catalog, of things to buy from them…all very expensive items, but interesting. That took up maybe five minutes.

The waiting room was full of people, when we got there, then it kind of cleared out. Then it filled up again. Now, there only a few people left waiting. They all look as bored as I am. They are checking their phones, and reading magazines, too. I’m sure they are wishing they could get on with their appointment and get out of here…because it is so boring!

The place is nice in here, though. Good furniture to sit in, not just some hard plastic chairs. There are a few comfy chairs and a plush, leather (or fake leather?) couch. There are pretty flower arrangements on the glassed top tables, and at this time of year, a few Christmas decorations. I go over to see the ornaments they’ve arranged on the tree. There is a TV in one corner, up high, tuned to the game show Jeopardy, but the sound is turned down really low, so you can only hear it if you are sitting right by it…which we are not.

I did go out to the truck for a few minutes. I’d brought a glass of iced tea, so I wanted to get a drink, and just get some outside air. It is a nice day – not hot, not cold – a little damp feeling, though. I see some fire-trucks go by, then a few minutes later, there they go again in the other direction. When I get back inside, he has gone into the eye-exam room. They finally called him back there…yay! Wonder how long this waiting part will take?

I’m getting hungry. It is past noon; hope we can go get some lunch when we get done here. Where, I don’t know. Before we came here we’d taken some packages to be mailed at the UPS store, and also had gone by the mechanic’s shop to pick up an invoice for his work place. So, it started out a busy morning, but we are stuck in the waiting zone, for now.

I’m going to try and make up a poem about all this waiting…Hang on a second while I think… Ok…


Waiting and writing

Writing about waiting

Watching the waiters

Watching the clock

Watching my watch

Waiting and watching

Watching the waiters is…weird


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Mystery Box Chickens – They’re Baaack!


Mystery Box Chickens – They’re Baaack! #AtoZChallenge 2019 badge



Mystery Box Chickens – Whee! …and for my next trick – tee hee – I’m so funny!


Hip hip hooray, and rock-a-doodle doo

The Mystery Box Chickens are here for you

Bringing you essays, silly or strange

Topics are varied, an A to Z range

Once a year they fly the coop

Join them here to get the scoop

Every day in April they open a box

These chickens rock, so set your clocks

Get ready with snacks or a nice cup

See ya tomorrow for the first one up


This is no trick! haha

That’s right…tomorrow, April 1, 2019, is the day we begin our A to Z Blog Challenge.

Hope to see you here. 🙂


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS


Three Things Challenge # 9


Three Things Challenge # 9


Today’s prompt: hammock, whistle, robot


I can’t whistle, I’ve never relaxed in a hammock, and I don’t have a robot.

But, here’s a little poem I wrote a few years ago about a robot.






The little, robust robot

Was in a fine fettle

Made out of tin

He resembled a kettle

Some called him a teapot

They thought he was sweet

‘Cause he went around whistling

To all that he’d meet

Now one day it happened

The world needed saving

Politicians were loudly

Ranting and raving

Robusty, the robot

Didn’t like what he saw

So our little hero

Called it a draw

He ran for president

That very day

He made speeches galore

And had plenty to say

Robusty’s whistling

Became words of wisdom

He was voted in

On a platform of freedom

Now our own Robust Robot

Had heeded the call

No more little teapot

He was standing tall

© 2016 BS


added verse…


But, it came to pass

He was the lame duck

His time was past

He earned his rest in a nice hammock


Well, kind of silly that ending, but I needed to get hammock in there somewhere! haha 🙂


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS


Just Jot It January – Echo – Day 21


Just Jot It January – Echo – Day 21

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 21st


Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 21st is brought to you by Lady Lee! Click here to find her last Just Jot it January post and say hi while you’re there! Lady Lee’s word for our prompt today is “echo.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!


The Jot word of the day is = echo. Thanks Lady Lee for the suggestion!


There is a form of poetry called ‘Echo Poems’.

You write a line about anything you want, and just echo the last word, or use a rhyming word to go with the last word of the line you wrote. Sounds pretty simple, but it’s harder than it looks.

They are fun to do though, so I’ve tried a couple…



A million dollars buys a bunch – lunch?

You can buy what you desire – liar!

It’s a fact you can’t buy love – dove

Pay your bills then have some fun – sun

Love will come when time is right – night?



Alien beings are certainly here – near

Watching over you and I – why?

Are they friend or are they foe? – know

Echoes from the faraway stars – Mars?


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS



Just Jot It January – Companionship – Day 18


Just Jot It January – Companionship – Day 18

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 18th


Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 18th is brought to you by Di! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Di’s word for our prompt today is “companionship.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!


Today’s Jot prompt word is companionship. Thanks Di!


I have had a bit of a time trying to think of something for this prompt.

So…I decided to try a poem in a form I haven’t done in a long time.

It’s called a Sevenling, and is supposed to be 7 lines long, and include elements of three things, sort of a list? It can rhyme or not, even though I try to, and try to make it make some kind of sense.

Anyway…here’s my not great attempt:



It’s said that three is a lucky number

A one, a two, and three

A pyramid is of three sides, the boulders they did wrangle

In fact it was an elaborate burial triangle

A trio means three’s company, a foursome won’t comply

The best companionship to have is

Me, myself, and I


And…another try at this


Companionship is not a boat, in the nautical sense of the word

It has no water, and no sail, no squawking parrot bird

Companionship consists of us, friends you cannot buy

But if you find that you’re alone

There’s no need to sigh

The best companionship I’ve found

Is me, myself, and I


Not all that good, huh? Now, I wanted to check out pyramids to see if they really do have 3 sides, and nope, they don’t. There are different shapes, and the base it is sitting on is considered a side, too. So, the ones that look like triangles, are 4 sided.

The more I fall down the rabbit hole, the more I learn. And, this has taken far longer than I intended for a simple jot!


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS