Posted in May 2019, Triolet

Spring Cleaning

Figure with push broom sweeping

Distressed?

Oppressed?

Obsessed?

Depressed?

Repressed?

Suppressed?

Get rid of all those stresses

Banish all those presses

Remove all those sesses

Get rid of all those stresses

Add some blesses, progresses,

Impresses, and successes

Get rid of all those stresses

Banish all those presses

Triolet

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Posted in May 2019, Triolet

How Many Roads?

Image of Bob Dylan
Happy 78th Birthday to Bob Dylan!

How many roads have you trod

In those earthly shoes?

Though worn and weary yet you’d plod,

How many roads have you trod?

Through city streets or soggy sod,

Doin your best, payin your dues,

How many roads have you trod,

In those earthly shoes?

Triolet

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

—Bob Dylan

Happy 78th Birthday today to Bob Dylan!

Posted in January 2019, Syllabic Verse

Someday-One Day

Martin Luther King Jr.

We are still dreaming

We are still rising

We are still trying

To live the creed

Syllabic Verse

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’
— Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream,” delivered August 28, 1963

Posted in January 2019, Shadorma

Prime Time

Pooh Bear Drawing, Shadorma Poem

Sometimes

You need to just sit

Pondering

Not doing

Waiting for inspiration

To bring something

Shadorma

“Ah yes, doing nothing often leads to the very best of something” —Pooh

(I was so inspired while watching the movie “Christopher Robin” recently! I loved the story and found myself pausing the DVD many times to write down various quotes of things that Pooh said. One such quote inspired this poem 😊)