Posted in January 2019, Senryu

Persevere

Oil Slick image

Weary feet press on

Someday you will walk on gold

New Jerusalem’s street

Senryu

(Based on Revelation 21:21)

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Posted in Cascade, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018

Hold On Tight

Girl hanging on to dandelion blowing in the wind

Dont let your dreams slip away

And fall through the cracks of life

Expect the unexpected and hold tight

Look at each day with new eyes

Keep your future plans alive

Dont let your dreams slip away

There’ll always be imperfections

Trying to crush dreams until they crumble

And fall through the cracks of life

So if you stumble and fall, rise up

Begin again, grasp your dreams

Expect the unexpected and hold tight

Cascade

#OctPoWriMo Day 11

Falling Through The Cracks

Suggested poetry form: Cascade

Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

To make the Cascade an even longer poem, use more lines in verse one. For example, if verse one has 6 lines, the poem must have seven stanzas so that each line of verse one is reused as a refrain in each following stanza (a cascading effect).

Word Prompts:

unexpected, imperfection, slipping,

with new eyes, begin again

Posted in October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018, Rhyme

Have You Ever?

Sailing ship on calm water

Have you ever been told “No!”

Stopped when you wanted to go

Denied passage within

Rejected for the color of your skin

Refuted for something you’ve said

Sought friendship but were scorned instead

Vetoed for taking a stand

Mocked for the goals you’ve planned

Nothing but bills in the mail

Everything you try seems to fail

You’re not alone my friend

I’ve gone round and round that bend

Someday our ships will come in

Someday it’ll be our turn to win!

Rhyme

“Never, Ever, Give Up!”

#OctPoWriMo Day 5

Prompts:

Denied, Refuted, Rejected, Spurned, Vetoed

Posted in Scripture, Senryu, September 2018

Pick Your Battles

Fallen Knight in Battle Armor

“Don’t sweat the small things”

When life tries to weary you

Keep up and keep on.

Senryu

If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan? Jeremiah 12:5