Tag Archives: Poem

31 Days of Halloween – Slime


31 Days of Halloween – Slime


Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Slime


Monster, Slug, Snail, Cartoon, Green


His arms are green and slimy,

As up from the brine they rise.

His words are gurgled and rhyme-y,

And he looks to be a fairly big size.

I don’t know what to think,

While I’m frozen to the spot where I stand,

But I offer the creature a drink,

Given by my shaking hand.

As higher and higher he rose,

Up from the water so deep,

I saw two holes for his nose, and

His eyes began to weep.

He said ’twas the first time ever

Anyone tried to be nice to him.

You could have knocked me down with a feather, when

He said his name was Jim.

So, if ever you meet a stranger, an ogre of some reputation,

Don’t look at him in anger,

Just flow with the situation.


~ funny photo from Pixabay~


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©  2016 (2020) BS


A Mused Poetry Contest – Gold Digger


A Mused Poetry Contest – Gold Digger

The A Mused Poetry Contest 10/17 – 10/23/2020



The Theme is a Diamante poem about gold-diggers.

Adjective, Adjective
Verb, Verb, Verb
Noun, Noun, Noun, Noun
Verb, Verb, Verb
Adjective, Adjective

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shiny rich

dig find shout

pan stream nugget money

hop skip jump

heavy metal



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Flashy Schemer

Flirt Swish Smooch

Shoes Jewels Clothes Money

Twirl Smile Wink

Coquettish Digger




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© 2020 BS

31 Days of Halloween – Mask


31 Days of Halloween – Mask

Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Mask


Here’s me years ago in my paper bag mask & costume.



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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© 2020 BS

31 Days of Halloween – Pumpkin


31 Days of Halloween – Pumpkin

Tourmaline .’s Halloween Challenge – Pumpkin


This scary pumpkin head scarecrow is sitting on a swing in our neighbor’s front yard.


Black background, pumpkin sticker, painted jack-o-lantern rocks


Happy Halloween – A Ballad for Jack


A Halloween Poem I wrote in 2015



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.


A carved jack-o-lantern wearing a pirate hat

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© 2020 BS

31 Days of Halloween – Frog

31 Days of Halloween – Frog


These little frogs sitting on a pink lily pad are a set of salt & pepper shakers I have. (don’t know why the photo is kind of blurry when I made it larger)

31 Days of Halloween – Frog

This pair of brass frogs I have sitting on the bathroom sink. They are kind of creepy looking, and I wrote this poem back in 2015.


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We are old

We are wise

We have been here from the beginning of days

We will be here at the end of days

We are all knowing

We are all seeing

We hold the knowledge of the universe in our souls

We are your guardians…

We are your friend

We are your enemy

We are your nightmare

We are your wildest dream come true…

We will consume you

We will spit you out

We are your everything

We are your nothingness…

We own you

We spend you

We love you

We despise you…

We will reward you with riches untold

We will destroy all you hold dear

We will shower you with refreshing rain

We will scorch you

We don’t care…

We know you

We adore you

We hate you

We will live on within you

We course through your veins

We commandeer your brain…

We give your life purpose

We shatter your ego

We exalt your spirit

We plunge you into despair…

We laugh at your hopes

We scorn your paltry efforts

We shine the light of love upon you

We call forth the abyss of darkness to envelop you

We cause you to break apart

We cause you to fracture into a million shards of humanity…

We forgive you

We build you up

We promise you

We give you strength…

We are watching you

We are waiting to obliterate you

We cause your death

We rejoice at your rebirth

We are your reality and reason

We are your insanity…

We are your infinity

We are your yin/yang

We are life

We are all knowing

We are old

We are wise

We are your Guardians always and forever…


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© 2020 BS

A Mused Poetry Contest – Seasonal Change


A Mused Poetry Contest – Seasonal Change

The A Mused Poetry Contest 9/19 – 9/25/2020


Seasons are changing. The Theme is a funny haiku (or, more technically accurate, a senryu) about seasonal change. Spring, fall, summer, winter, autumn; whatever.


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One plus one is two

I fall for you in the fall

Now go rake the leaves


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© 2020 BS



Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Cosmos


Eugi’s Weekly Prompt Challenge – Cosmos

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Cosmos” September 21, 2020



I feel the sounds of quiet nights

Deep within my soul

I thrill to trills of cricket’s chirps

A symphony so bold

I listen to the stars on high

Pulsars emitting silent sighs

I hear breathing, soft breezes blowing

Messages from the Cosmos flowing


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© 2017 & 2020 BS

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Clip/Wings


Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Clip/Wings

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 323 Clip&Wings




Clip clop – clip clop – clip

Fluttering heartbeats for you

Come and clip my wings


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© 2020 BS