Posts tagged ‘poetry’

May 23, 2021

Haiku

by A. L. O'Prunty

that lofty smile

insecurities facade

you wear it so well

O’Prunty

5/22/21

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May 21, 2021

A Trump Will Flip Limerick…like a pancake cook at IHOP

by Joel Kravitz

trump-family-goodbye

HUFFPOST 5/20/201
Michael Cohen, former personal attorney and “fixer” to Donald Trump, delivered a blunt warning Wednesday to the former president’s closest associates and even his own family.

“I think Donald Trump is going to flip on all of them,” he warned, “including his children.”

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May 20, 2021

Her Place

by A. L. O'Prunty

grounding and grinding

the mustard weed

to a color nearing ochre

and a mixture of red clay

she paints frescos

on the walls

of hidden caves

leaving her watermark

O’Prunty

5/20//2021

May 20, 2021

A Senior Man With A Menopausal Wife’s Perspective Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

AAFE libido inert

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May 14, 2021

Dreaming Mind

by Frank Hubeny

A tiny trinket out of jade
deceptively was smoothly made.
I bought it. Why? I do not know.
My dreaming mind got caught, went slow.
I wonder now how much I paid.

Motivated by Linda Kruschke’s Paint Chip challenge.

May 13, 2021

Viewpoint

by Frank Hubeny

A viewpoint from a worldview
will hide unconsciously
what’s false and sometimes what is true.
It justifies what we would do
and even how we see.

Eugenia offers this week the prompt “viewpoint”.

May 13, 2021

Whim

by Frank Hubeny

May I from truth not wish to stray.
What’s unknown underlies each whim
on which I float, through which I swim,
until I find a better way,
repent, and pray this time I may
have turned from weakness to what’s right.
My day presumes a previous night
where darkness showed me odd-ball dreams
I thought were pure till morning’s beams
contrasted evil with good light.

Inspired by a prompt from Ronovan Hester’s Décima Poetry Challenge.

May 13, 2021

Points of Departure

by Jem Croucher
Down on the docks this evening
as the day turned into night
we had the special privilege
of a truly lovely sight
Part of the Brighton Festival
an experience to share
called 'Points of Departure'
to entertain us there

May 12, 2021

A Couple Time To Do Time Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

Trump prison
Congressional hearings on the insurrection today

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May 8, 2021

A N.I.C.E. Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Apache Blessing (2)
N.I.C.E. – Notice, Invite, Challenge, Empower

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May 8, 2021

Rain came again

by Jem Croucher
The rain came today
we knew that it would
so I'll not go a-watering
though I feel that I should
It feels a bit strange
no to need to go out
but it's good to have change
of that there's no doubt

May 3, 2021

A Weird In A Good Way Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

weird
I am proud to call that a self-description

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April 30, 2021

A Biden’s Speech Before Congress Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Biden speech
Joe Biden – How a President Of The United States Of America is supposed to look and sound delivering a message of hope and plan for the future of our great country.

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April 30, 2021

Flutter

by Frank Hubeny

I’ve no excuse.
That butterfly
does not need proof
just flutters by.


Eugenia offers this week the prompt “flutter”. Thinking of Romans 1:18-23.

April 28, 2021

A Rudy Gets A Rude Awakening Limerick

by Joel Kravitz


Rudy will know just what to do to keep himself out of jail
How many times did he tell TFG “Trust me”? which is political speak for….

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April 26, 2021

Swamp

by Frank Hubeny

On top the swamp is plain to see –
below, a rotting misery.
The light green algae doesn’t know.
The darkness doesn’t want to show
the fruits of deep, defiling sin.
There’s quicksand should you venture in.

Motivated by a prompt from Linda Kruschke’s Paint Chip Challenge.

April 23, 2021

Walking Up the Mountain- an Earth Day Poem

by Alanna

How can I honor

you who feeds my body

and my soul

who provides me respite

from this troubled word?

I will walk up the mountain

through the meadow

through the wood

I will nod to your blessed

the iris , the camas, the fawn lilly

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April 22, 2021

Birth

by Frank Hubeny

Though Moloch wants a sacrifice
don’t let his dreams for you come true.
Don’t do what he says you must do.
Beware his smile. He isn’t nice.
He’s betting that you’ll pay his price
so pumps you up with hopeless fear.
Protect your children. Keep them near.
Your baby’s ready. Time for birth.
Life only is upon this earth.
That’s why those demons wander here.

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April 21, 2021

A First Step Towards “Justice For All” BLM Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

George Floyd justice
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act: The bill before the US Congress which aims to tackle brutality

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act: The bill before the US Congress which aims to tackle brutality | US News | Sky News 

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April 19, 2021

A visit to the dark side

by Jem Croucher

We ventured to the dark side

it’s been well past a year

but with face-masks and some caution

we felt the coast was clear

We’d forgotten quite how big it was

miles of shiny treasures

but then these massive superstores

don’t do things by half measures

April 17, 2021

Enfold

by Venkat

elusive ether, extolled epiphany
ears exposed, espouse enemies
emerald epoch, emery ends

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April 16, 2021

The Night of the Jack-O’-Lantern

by Frank Hubeny

The jack-o’-lantern’s hollow nose
turned darkly down on Antique Rose.
Its scornful eyes pierced Mistletoe.
Its toothy mouth warned them to go:
“It’s easy peasy in the street
Where greens and pinks and yellows meet.”
But pleasure wasn’t why they came.
No morbid magic, flashing flame
Could substitute for righteous light.
They stood their ground, prepared to fight.

The jack-o’-lantern burnt all night.

Its pride at dawn collapsed within.
Mistletoe knew they would win
And so did joyful Antique Rose.
Their faith like Mustard Seed’s still grows.

This poem is motivated by a prompt to write a narrative poem using a list of Paint Chip words selected by Linda Kruschke.

April 14, 2021

Chase

by Frank Hubeny

I didn’t think I was the prey
when I went hunting Willful Dream,
but things aren’t always as they seem.
I failed. That’s why I’m here today.

That dream’s a Worm in painful play,
but I was eager for the chase.
Sound Sanity I wouldn’t face.
I knew that it would tell me, “No.
Beware the Hook. It’s sharp. Go slow.”
I tripped and fell, was saved by Grace.

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April 12, 2021

Perfection in pink again

by Jem Croucher

8 of 12 in ‘The Spring 21’ series from Jemverse

The clematis against the fence

of the allotment in Ham Field

has many words which may describe

the beauty here revealed

But I’ll keep it nice and simple

the best way here I think

and simply say in these eight lines

perfection’s here in pink

April 8, 2021

A #MoscowMitch Corporate Bitch Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Moscow Mitch corp whore

Q -How does M.Mitch say this crap with a straight face?
A – He does it with his hand out.

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April 8, 2021

Playful

by Frank Hubeny

I playfully watch butterflies
and blossoms yellow, blue.
Forgiveness came with joyful cries
and life turned bright and true.

April 7, 2021

Noise

by Frank Hubeny

There’s nonsense in the stuff I hear.
What once had order, now there’s noise.
The blatant dare of fake destroys
the shield we fashioned stopping fear.

Apocalyptic times are here.
We need full armor for this fight:
the truth, the doing what is right,
the peace and faith, salvation, too,
and God’s own Word. Let hearts renew
and face the darkness with this light.

I am thinking of Ephesians 6.

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April 3, 2021

A Do The Wrong Thing Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Republican Ethics: Hear, See, Speak No Evil.

Republican Ethics: Hear, See, Speak No Evil.

The Republican silence about Matt Gaetz is deafening

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