I walk along the razor’s edge. A misstep would throw me into the deep abyss, or so it would seem. The choices before me are so important! I walk the narrow path, projecting the unexplored territory ahead in my mind. Will the trail dictate my action or my action dictate my path?
Ledge in the forest Rising before men arrived Here when we are gone
This was written for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge. This week she asked us to write a Haibun and use the photo at the top, which was provided by Frank J. Tassone.
It happened again How can a human do that? Pain of the centuries My hand fits nicely in yours Bound by our humanity
Years ago they told us all is well Humans judged by their character Full equality for all They said the world is fair The battle was won One family United In peace Love But They lied Still two worlds One rule for “them” Fear of the other Blind eye turned to the truth Indifference to suffering A world of hate and division They said it was over years ago
End? Well, no Beginning! Transformation We are progressing Moving to the next phase Will it be that much better? Will this new world help everyone? Or will the powerful gain all? Can we pull together to make it work? The song right now seems to be in discord Dissonant factions play selfish tunes But there is cooperation Folk pushing positive change Helping hands reaching out Voices in accord Working as one Compassion People Hope
This was written for Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge. This week the theme was “The Day After”. I chose a senryu, which is like a haiku but is a more personal poem which can be about love and often contains irony. I chose the 3/5/3 format.
Yesterday The Covid Virus seemed so far away Now it looks as if it is here to stay Oh, I believe in Yesterday
Suddenly I’m locked inside instead of free There’s a facemask hanging over me Oh, yesterday came suddenly
Why I had to hide, locked inside, I couldn’t say I coughed, is something wrong?!??! Now I long for yesterday!
Yesterday Meeting friends was such an easy game to play Now I need a place to hide away Oh, I believe in yesterday
Why I had to hide, locked inside, I couldn’t say I coughed, Something’s wrong!!!! Now I long for yesterday!
Yesterday Meeting friends was such an easy game to play Now I need a place to hide away Oh, I believe in yesterday MM mm mm mm mm mm
This was written for Chelsea Owen’s Terrible Poetry Contest. I typically just post in the comments on here site, but I though some of you may want a laugh :) If you didn’t guess, the idea was to a parody of a classic song and make it about Covid-19. I may try to play-sing this later ;)
Water Wispy curtains Clothe rock in twisting threads The cool air throbs with moist thunder And peace
This was written for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge. This week was for a specific form, the Cinquain. I chose a version of this form that is, in order, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 1 stresses and 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 syllables.