Posted in October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018, Triolet

Seeking Discernment

Question Marks

How will I know

When the time is right

To leave or go?

How will I know

To say yes or no,

To run or to fight?

How will I know,

When the time is right?

Triolet

#OctPoWriMo Day 21

Prompt: “How Will I Know”

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Posted in October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018, Triolet

If I Were You

Question mark

I really don’t know what I’d do

If I were you and you were me

I might celebrate my debut

I really don’t know what I’d do

I might enjoy me being you

But us being reversed is a mystery

I really don’t know what I’d do

If I were you and you were me

Triolet

#OctPoWriMo Day 12

Word Prompts:

should, might, consider, absolute, discover

Posted in June 2018, Triolet

Where Are You?

Field, clouds, sky

Is there someplace you’d rather be?

Or are you in your comfort zone?

Are you settled or wanting to be free?

Is there someplace you’d rather be?

Seeking a dream or a vision you see?

Need help or like being alone?

Is there someplace you’d rather be?

Or are you in your comfort zone?

Triolet

Posted in June 2018, Triolet

Realistic Dreaming

Dreaming, girl on the moon, hot air balloons, sky

In your search for a way to live your dream

Make sure its better than what you’ve got

Before you leave the pond and swim upstream

In your search for a way to live your dream

Make sure its not just an empty scheme

Promising you somethings that are not

In your search for a way to live your dream

Make sure its better than what you’ve got

Triolet

Posted in May 2018, Triolet

Enjoy

Enjoy the little things

Before they slip away

Life a new day brings

Enjoy the little things

A bird that sings

A sunny day

Enjoy the little things

Before they slip away

Triolet

Posted in April 2018, NaPoWriMo 2018, Triolet

Extravagance

Garbage, Trash

Wanting and wasting are we

Living in a plastic worldly tent

Of high tech commodity

Wanting and wasting are we

Our waste destroying the sea

And littering our enviroment

Wanting and wasting are we

Living in a plastic worldly tent

Triolet

This poem is based on an “up-ended” meaning of this phrase: “waste not, want not”

This is actually a proverb which means:

if you use a commodity or resource carefully and without extravagance, you will never be in need.

This was one of my mom’s favorite sayings. She lived the the Great Depression. We would all do well to learn to do this nowadays.

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 13

we challenge you to write a poem in which the words or meaning of a familiar phrase get up-ended.of a familiar phrase get up-ended.

Posted in March 2018, Triolet

Writer’s Question

Pencil, notepad, crumpled paper

What should I write about?

Something I seek or see?

Something that deserves a shout?

What should I write about?

Things that I believe or doubt?

Something I hope or dream will be?

What should I write about?

Something I seek or see?

Triolet