Posted in Triolet

Pandemic Peace Please

Painted Rock with message “Go in Peace”

We’re all in this together

So let’s not argue and fight

We all want things as they were

We’re all in this together

So let’s just all concur

Not debate who’s wrong or right

We’re all in this together

So let’s not argue and fight

Triolet

Posted in Nonet

Looking on in Sadness

Pale Purple Lily plant in bloom

Lily dressed in pale purple

Stands regal by the garden gate

Watching the growing parade

Slowly passing her by

Focused on anger

Without a care

They destroy

What once

Was

Nonet

Written after seeing the destructive aftermath 50 days of rioting, protests, and marches has caused in Portland, Oregon USA 2020

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

A Time For Prayer

Praying hands

Dismal

Rain drizzels down

Overcast and cloudy

This weather matches many’s mood

As they

Try to

Navigate through an unsettled

World of tragic events

Sadly seeming

Unceasing

Butterfly Cinquain

As we have slowly been moving toward a happier time of things once again starting to open up and get back to normal, enjoying warmer temperatures and a lifting of the virus, we are now in the US facing a time of senseless violence, brutal hatred, tearful sadness and racial rioting.

I am praying for our country and all people today in this sad time of rioting.

These are perilous times for all of us upon the earth as we have faced fires in Australia, a worldwide Virus pandemic and now nationwide racism rioting.

As I awoke to a dramatic weather change this morning going from sunny warm dry 70-80 degree days to a dark cloudy chilly rainy day in the 50’s, I felt the current weather was mimicking the news reports and the rain was God’s tears falling in response to the tragic death of George Floyd.

Therefore, I am praying for peace and goodwill for all peoples on earth.

I pray for a gentle healing rain that will put out the fires of hatred and wash away the prejudices as it brings a time of refreshing and healing to all of us.

May the clouds of dark thoughts disappear to let the light of justice and hope shine upon us, and may we, as people of all colors, find peace in the valley of our hearts.

Posted in Senryu

April 2020

Earth “stay home” inage

April’s thirty days

Filled with uncertainty

Are history

Senryu

Goodbye April 2020. You can claim you were the first full month of the pandemic.

Posted in Senryu

Neath the Masks

Face masks

This new normal is

Filled with masks and 6 foot marks.

A world so surreal

Senryu

Since this Sheltering in Place took effect I have only been going out to the stores one day a week to get my groceries and necessary supplies.

Each week I see more and more changes taking affect. More control, more limiting, more distancing and this week, today it was more masks.

It seemed everyone was wearing masks today, where in previous week just a few were doing so.

It just seemed so surreal seeing everyone all around me in masks.

Posted in Syllabic Verse

Flu

Corona Virus symbol

Some words we like

Others not so much

These days it’s true

There’s one word

No one wants to hear

“CoronaVirus”

We can’t stop our ears

From hearing it’s sound

Or close our eyes

To block it from sight

But we can focus

Our minds to not dwell

On this dismal word

We can use prayer

To ask for our God’s help

And for His wisdom

And strength at this time

Syllabic Verse

Praying this word is soon no longer part of our vocabulary.