Posts tagged ‘ambition’

January 16, 2022

Walking to Africa

by Jem Croucher
With best foot forward this New Year
determination sets my gait
with a virtual walk to Africa
as several million steps await

And it seems I'm not the only one
as in the rain today
I spied outside a gathering
of cyclists on their way

I'm guessing that their riding goal
was somewhat less than mine
particularly as the weather is
today far less than fine

May 29, 2017

Up Boy

by Renwick Berchild

Up he is, among the peaks and towers and airliners and birds,
a ballooning mind, teetering and spry, leaping, lurching,
high, strung out as wire, conversing with the pushmi-pullyu
of the times, and hollering out equations laced in lies, too
ropey, thinly boned, composed of an avian sweater knitted
by his father who fashioned him a helmet made of toothpicks,
he throws fits, says he had a dream he never had a mother,

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July 23, 2015

Patience

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books® and booksmakebooms.com

Blue heron

Painting by Richard Rensberry

We humans make a lot of noise
and what we are chasing
escapes us.

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June 24, 2015

Ambition

by Jem Croucher

 

Yesterday as I waited
in a hotel’s busy lobby
writing a new poem which
’til now has been a hobby
A thought occurred and took good form
as a proactive pre-condition
to publish a collection
as has long been my ambition

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January 31, 2015

Angel wing wishes

by Jem Croucher

 

Challenged to a ‘bucket list’
Thought, “that’s a good idea”
So here’s a little list of mine
Repeated for you here

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April 21, 2013

The Balerina

by willowdot21

Just like being stretched upon the rack

bruised toes and aching back.

Practice practice every day

no time to sooth those pains away.

Willowy thin is hard to maintain

you have to be strict and refuse treats

again and again.

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