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OCTPOWRIMO…POEM # 27

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POEM # 27

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NIGHTMARE

Deep in the night,

Blackbirds take flight.

They give you a fright,

From dark to daylight.

With morning sunrise,

You open your eyes.

You find it’s all lies,

Yet, you still hear their cries.

New day it still brings,

The flapping of wings.

The nightmare, it clings,

In your mind it still stings.

The worry and wonder,

No more will you blunder.

You must put asunder,

This spell you are under.

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OCTPOWRIMO…POEM #26

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POEM # 26

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Day of the dead…

There’s nothing to fear –

Bake some dead bread,

Call your relatives near.

Ofrendas tell a story;

Sugar skulls are cool.

You shouldn’t have a worry…

They’re not scary, as a rule.

We decorate with marigolds,

Say prayers, bring food, and more…

Pay our respects to all the Souls…

To all those who’ve gone, before.

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OCTPOWRIMO…POEM #25

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POEM # 25

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LOST IN A CORN MAZE

Corn husks rustle, left and right…

Forsaken on this cold, dark night…

Alone…

All alone…

I realize they hypnotize…

Throwing magic into my eyes…

Alone…

All alone…

Is synchronicity a possibility?

Is this accidental, or just incidental?

Alone…

All alone…

I must take action, cause a distraction;

I need interaction; I feel I’m in traction…

Alone…

All alone…

I must use my senses, to break down defenses,

and break free from this agony…

Alone…

All alone…

This test will only make me stronger,

And from this mess, I’ll be lost here no longer…

Alone…

All alone…

Oh, I’m just a scarecrow, who’s biding my time…

Trying to find reason, out of the rhyme…

Alone…

All alone…

So lost in a corn maze,

So lost in my mind…

So lost in a corn maze,

So lost to my kind…

Alone…

All alone…

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OCTPOWRIMO…POEM # 23

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POEM # 23

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HAUNTED HOUSE

House of horror

House of fright

Gives me chills

This cold, cold night

Afraid without

Afraid within

Rattling bones

And a skeleton’s grin

Cobwebs are hanging

And shutters are banging

What’s that noise

It’s chains a-clanging

There seeps a fog

So damp and dense

It swirls around

Both house and fence

The floors are creaky

Tonight’s most freaky

No place for those

Who’s hearts are weakly

Hear the lonely wolves a-howling

Ghosts and monsters go a-prowling

Dare you to come in with me

Two together…brave we’ll be

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OCTPOWRIMO…POEM # 22

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POEM # 22

This is my first effort at a form of poetry called Blitz…it is just as I wrote it, I didn’t go back to change anything. I found that it is so much fun to do, so plan on doing more.

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HOST CAN PURIFY

Be a ghost

Be a host

Host a party

Host a show

Show a smile

Show some spunk

Spunk is cheerful

Spunk is fun

Fun is great

Fun is sweet

Sweet treats

Sweet Beats

Beats of sound

Beats all around

Around the house

Around the world

World of wonder

World in space

Space to breathe

Space to grow

Grow some flowers

Grow some powers

Powers that be

Powers to see

See me fly

See that guy

Guy is tall

Guy is shy

Shy away from

Shy is nervous

Nervous nellie

Nervous as a cat

Cat goes meow

Cat can hiss

Hiss and Boo

Hiss like a goose

Goose is loose

Goose can swim

Swim in a pool

Swim in a lake

Lake of blue

Lake of fire

Fire is hot

Fire is Flames

Flames can burn

Flames will purify

Purify my mind

Purify my soul

Soul

Mind

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OCTPOWRIMO…POEM # 21

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POEM # 21

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SOUL MATES (You and I)

You imprint me with your kisses,

I impress your very soul.

You leave fingerprints upon me,

I am yours to always hold.

I believe you have bewitched me,

You have a way with words.

I feel my spirit soaring,

You give me wings, like birds.

You know I’ll never fly away,

I love you much too strong.

You know what you will do someday,

I pray that I am wrong.

I know I’ve lived a mortal life;

You are not from this place.

I feel this time is sweet but short,

You will miss my warm embrace.

I sense you fading into the mist…

You promise we’ll meet again.

I cling to you for one last kiss,

You smile and then ascend.

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OCTPOWRIMO…POEM # 20

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POEM # 20

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This is a form of poetry called black-out, or found poetry. Take a page from any book, pick random words to use in your poem, blacking out the rest of the page. This one is taken from the book “Urban Legends” by Richard Roeper, page149. 

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TONIGHT

Hypnotic and driven,

The echo generated a dramatic mood.

I feel the coming crescendo…

Perfect for haunting, tonight.

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OCTPOWRIMO…POEM # 19

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POEM # 19

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HALLOWEEN HAPPINESS

Halloween comes but once a year

It is my favorite day.

Instead of being melancholy,

Let’s chase the clouds away.

I’ll drizzle caramel on crisp, red apples,

And add rainbow sprinkles, too.

I’ll make enough for all of us,

And certainly for you.

We’ll decorate with orange and black,

And, if it rains, who cares?

We’ll grab our sack,

And not look back,

As we go on down the stairs.

You’ll paint your face,

Wear satin and lace…

A pretty princess you will be.

And I will be a cute, funny bunny…

Hopping around for all to see.

Then when we get home,

And the night is ’bout gone,

We’ll relive all the fun we had.

We’ll eat lots of candy,

And feel real dandy…

That we didn’t have time to be sad.

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OCTPOWRIMO…POEM # 18

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POEM # 18

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PROGRESSION OF EXPRESSION

I throw some words up in the air.

Here they land, and there, and there.

I pick them up, one by one.

Hey, guess what? This is fun!

But, then I sit, and fuss and stare;

I even start to pull my hair.

I meditate, procrastinate,

I work myself into a state.

How can I put these words together?

I line them up…now, that’s better.

I’m out of time…I need a rhyme!

I want my silly poem to shine.

This has nothing to do with Halloween –

“It’s hard,” I say, “do you know what I mean?”

Mix and match, those words to catch.

Why can’t I make my ideas hatch?

Arrange those words, now pick and choose.

I can do this – I won’t lose.

Now take a breath, it’s not life and death…

It’s fun and creative – quite motivative

To keep on trying, with a minimum of crying.

I do what I do to entertain you…

And tomorrow I might get back to BOO!

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*Note – I did do this today. I took a handful of magnetic poetry words, threw them up, and attempted to put them in some sort of coherent poem. This was what I came up with (all these words were there)…and both are pretty nonsensical, but it was fun to do! 🙂 Here’s what happened…

Sock monster must swat in blue grass

Dad did surprise family here

Brother has old meow

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The woman’s flower boy likes you, over green cookies.

Help to sleep, my mad, curious elephant.

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