Posted in April 2018, NaPoWriMo 2018, Rhyme

Imagination Land

Pig flying

Sitting backwards in a corner of my circle

Wearing my Saturday best

I watched as the stars rearranged themselves in the sky

To greet the sun rising in the west

So awestruck was I

I barely ducked a herd of pigs flying by

One of them wearing a polka dot vest

Laughing at me in jest

I turned my back on time as it faced me

The clock striking thirteen in protest

The circle I was in was becoming a square

As a mouse was put to the test

To eat an elephant for lunch

Feeling stressed at his first munch

I was glad I was just a guest

In this imaginary backwards land of reverse

And now I’m choosing to end this verse

Nonsense Rhyme

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 22

Prompt: Today, I’d like you to take one of the following statements of something impossible, and then write a poem in which the impossible thing happens:

The sun can’t rise in the west.

A circle can’t have corners.

Pigs can’t fly.

The clock can’t strike thirteen.

The stars cannot rearrange themselves in the sky.

A mouse can’t eat an elephant.

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Posted in April 2018, Choka, NaPoWriMo 2018, Scripture

A Rebellious House

Closed door, sorry we’re closed sign

Dwelling in the midst

Of closed eyes, ears, and minds

Rebellious house

Shuttered ears are deaf

To the truth knocking

Closed eyes can’t see the truth

Through shuttered windows

Mutinous minds existing

Behind hostility’s doors

Choka

Poem based on this scripture:

“Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.” Ezekiel 12:2

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 20

Prompt: write a poem that involves rebellion in some way.

Posted in April 2018, NaPoWriMo 2018, Syllabic Verse

Ceaseless Hope

Blue feather

Commit to always keep going non-stop

Singing a song only your heart knows

Clinging to a belief deep within

That will give your soul the wings to fly

Syllablic Verse

(Based on this poem by Emily Dickinson)

“Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune without the words,

And never stops at all,”

–Emily Dickinson

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 18

prompt for the day isn’t exactly based in revision, but it’s not exactly not based in revision, either. It also sounds a bit more complicated than it is, so bear with me! First, find a poem in a book or magazine (ideally one you are not familiar with). Use a piece of paper to cover over everything but the last line. Now write a line of your own that completes the thought of that single line you can see, or otherwise responds to it. Now move your piece of paper up to uncover the second-to-last line of your source poem, and write the second line of your new poem to complete/respond to this second-to-last line. Keep going, uncovering and writing, until you get to the first line of your source poem, which you will complete/respond to as the last line of your new poem

Posted in April 2018, Choka, NaPoWriMo 2018

At The Zoo in 2002

Kangaroo at the Zoo

Off the marked trail

Grand-daughter chose to peruse

Running with the Roos

Not recommended by Zoos

Gave Grandma a fright

To see her run with delight

Trying to catch the Hoppers

But G-ma was able to stop her

Caught her before they bopped her

Choka

At the Zoo with all 4 of my grand-kids.

There is an area you can walk on a path near the kangaroos. Signs say “Please Keep On Path”. Youngest grand-daughter age 2 breaks loose of my hand and takes off running to try to catch a kangaroo! Thankfully I caught her before the Roo did!

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 17

Prompt: write a poem re-telling a family anecdote that has stuck with you over time

Posted in April 2018, NaPoWriMo 2018, Senryu

Mind Games

Marionettes, 2 puppets on a string

Some live daily

Like a puppet on a string

Just playing life’s game

Senryu

“Until you realize how easily it is for your mind to be manipulated, you remain the puppet of someone else’s game.”

Evita Ochel

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 16

prompt for the day asks you to write a poem that prominently features the idea of play. It could be a poem about a sport or game, a poem about people who play (or are playing a game), or even a poem in the form of the rules for a sport or game that you’ve just made