Archive for ‘Linda’

May 25, 2017

Blend In

by scatterednotebooks

That’s me there –
in the hallway –
hands in my pockets, I make myself small.
My eyes to the floor,
I weave my way class-ward
trying to blend in to the walls

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May 16, 2017

Haiku-9

by scatterednotebooks

great sturgeon swims by;
sitting on the rivers side,
we watch in silence

© L. Rose

May 9, 2017

Plane Food

by scatterednotebooks

Out the window
the
World is a tiny place
and
All of the boundaries disappear

Now we are above the clouds

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May 4, 2017

Spring Break

by scatterednotebooks

heavy heart
cluttered mind
pain and confusion
had to be left behind

wandering soul

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April 29, 2017

The Eyes Series: The Storm of the Eye

by scatterednotebooks

There’s a storm
that resides in her eyes –
swirling, blowing –
destroying inwardly

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April 28, 2017

Hamlet’s Words

by scatterednotebooks

Hamlet called them words
in his feigned madness.
To him they were words – mere words,
but to me they might mean so much more.

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April 25, 2017

Starfish

by scatterednotebooks

I made a starfish
out of sugar
It’s here on the table
trying to scurry away

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April 21, 2017

Beauty is…

by scatterednotebooks

Beauty is…

The voice of truth
raised in song
accompanied by heart

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April 21, 2017

Beauty Is…

by scatterednotebooks
NorthDakotaMorning

Photo by Doug Hahn

in the silence of a brand new
morning.
Sitting, waiting for the sun – you
absorb
the gentle quiet of dawn, while
secretly

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April 16, 2017

Easter Memories

by scatterednotebooks

Poetry challenge: Easter poem.
.
We waited for the Easter Bunny
like we did for Santa Claus,
but he would bring the gift of spring
with his soft, little bunny paws.

We did the prep work hopefully
thinking nothing of the chore,
like colouring pretty Easter eggs
and decorations for the door.

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April 14, 2017

The Eyes Series: Deception

by scatterednotebooks

Deep, deep in his dark, bright eyes
sits the ice and snowy death
of his past.
The deeds he’d done
the wrongs he’d spread

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April 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Duke

by scatterednotebooks
DukesFirstDay

Photo by Linda Rose

It’s been a full year, since you first joined our clan
and hid yourself there inside my bag.
You didn’t quite know what to make of us,
all coo-ey, and huggy, and making a fuss.
Our kitchen floor had you splayed on all fours
’til we brought you upstairs to the carpeted floor.

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April 9, 2017

The Adventures of Purple Turtle: Part III

by scatterednotebooks
PurpleTurtle

© Purple Turtle by Linda Rose

It seems that I have lost my friend.
I must find out where she’s gone.
My name is purple turtle,
and it’s no fun to be alone.

I found myself inside a box
with a lot of noise around,
and then I was lifted to a shelf
where I am sitting now.

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April 6, 2017

At Your Side

by scatterednotebooks
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FreeImages.com/Steve Knight

The whistle screams the hour for you to go.
There’s one last word to whisper, here, to you.
Your tears well up in eyes so sad and low.
My leaden heart stops, short, my every move.
I breathe a shiv’ry breath and take your hand,

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April 1, 2017

The Adventures of Purple Turtle: Part II

by scatterednotebooks

Girl2

With great anticipation
her family came to town,
and everyone watched anxiously
for a look at their new home.

It was yellow, with big, black shutters
and a yard for them to run.
They could actually see the ocean;
oh, this was going to be fun.

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March 30, 2017

Decisions

by scatterednotebooks

I missed my opportunity
when I put it off.
I thought I had plenty of time.
I went about my business,
though it never left my mind.
Now he’s gone and I’m left to cry.

As is bound to happen
when a tender moments gone,

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March 28, 2017

Phantoms No More

by scatterednotebooks

You took the phantoms
from my life
locked ’em up and out of site
with gentle hands, a simple kiss

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March 25, 2017

The Adventures of Purple Turtle: Part I

by scatterednotebooks

PurpleTurtle

© Purple Turtle by Linda Rose




Here they go again,
packing up to leave.
Her daddy’s job was like that
[never asking me…]
.

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March 22, 2017

Happy World Poetry Day!: An Homage to William Wordsworth

by scatterednotebooks

Ah, once again, there they go,
a slight roll of the eyes
and a recoil from something foul,
but we know – you and I –

but most I’ve met in daily life
react with mild disdain

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March 19, 2017

Project Walk

by scatterednotebooks
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Elena on the G-EO Walking System

Two feet in the morning
I walked or ran each day

I used to take for granted
what is a struggle now today

In ’93 Doc’s said MS
the rollercoaster ride began

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March 17, 2017

A Blessing: Yol Bolsun

by scatterednotebooks

May there be a road
May your path always be clear
May your journey never fail
May your trail not disappear

May there be a road
May your burdens all be light

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March 15, 2017

The Everyday You

by scatterednotebooks

I’m in love with the every day you
hair pulled back
and green tennis shoes
blue jeans and tee shirt

under your nails – still – the dirt
from the garden full of roses
in bloom –
I’m in love with the everyday you

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March 14, 2017

Lady Liberty

by scatterednotebooks

Turn off the torch;
douse the light to the storm and,
those adrift.
Tear down her raised arm,
a beacon no more,
just a statue off-shore,
no more “world-wide welcome,”
no more “golden door.”

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March 12, 2017

Haiku – 4

by scatterednotebooks

direful clouds roar in
storm rises – twisting swiftly
wind high and growling

March 11, 2017

A Photograph: The Champion of the Wood

by scatterednotebooks
Uncle Jim

© Photo by Dorothy Birmingham

Surrounded
By the warm birch trees
In the cold.
I can tell it’s cold. —

The tall white birch trees
Stand like soldiers on guard

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March 10, 2017

The Flame is Alive

by scatterednotebooks
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by Belen L.Méndez

The flame is alive
but it’s fighting
trying to burn on

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March 7, 2017

We Have Only Ourselves: Inauguration 2017

by scatterednotebooks

 

An overwhelming sense of foreboding
that only time will tell;
Will we be sucked into darkness
and follow the hordes to hell,

or will we, with vigilance and conscience,

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March 6, 2017

Tough Victory

by scatterednotebooks

I’m draggin my feet all the way home
I’m stalked by defeat and I’ll suffer alone.

There’s rain on the window, or’s the rain on my face?

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