Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Sonnet-(English)

From: ________ To:_________

Girl barefoot with suitcase

From the Midwest prairie there arose,

A blue eyed country girl, quiet and shy.

Twas a simple, honest life she chose,

Enjoying nature’s wood, and clear blue sky,

Til years, and bitter tears, drew her away

To the bright city lights and noisy nights,

Bringing many sorrows and great dismay,

Filled with untrue friends and foolish fights.

But suddenly, one night, arose a light,

Telling her to return whence she came,

And visions of the prairie she did sight,

Helping her heal from all the grief and shame.

Once more, now barefoot, she stands

Upon simple, Midwestern prairie lands.

SONNET–ENGLISH:

(3 Quatrains (4 line stanzas) and 1 Couplet (2 line stanza) equals 14 lines–10 syllables each line– Rhyme: abab cdcd efef gg–problem posed in the first 12 lines/Volta=solution in last 2 lines)

#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 11—Prompt: write a poem of origin.

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Posted in Choka, January 2018

Teen Years

Vivian 19th Birthday

Grand-daughter’s nineteen.

Seven years of being a Teen.

I’ve seen the changes,

Been part of many dramas

Teen years often bring.

Prayed that she would find herself.

Been there through all the

Tears, smiles, anger and hugs.

Glad to have played a part.

Choka

My oldest grand-daughter turned 19 today!

She is a such sweet, loving girl who is growing up to be a fine young women. I am very proud of her!

Posted in Choka, November 2017

Then and Now

Rose bush in the Fall
I look at you now,

In the Fall season of life.

Your beauty dim.

You are not as tall,

Nor as vibrant now,

As in the Summer of life.

Your color now gone,

You bloom no more, as before,

Yet, I love you still, my rose.

Choka