Posted in October 2019, Rhyme

At the Red Light

Cardboard sign saying “Need 25 Cents”

Middle aged lady

Looking tense,

Holds cardboard sign,

“Need 25 Cents”

Curious, I roll my window down.

“Just a quarter? Why?”

“I’m saving money,

A bus ticket to buy”

“My husband just died,

Family don’t care,

Want me to leave too,

But I need bus fare”

“A friend in Arizona

Told me she’d give me a room

I just need to get there,

Need to go very soon”

“So I’m saving quarters,

or whatever I can,

To leave this place,

That’s my plan.”

Only cash I had was a few coins.

“It’s all I have to give” I say

“It adds up” she smiles,

“Thanks for helping me today”

The light turns green,

I wave a quick Good bye,

“God Bless” I say

Thankful I took time to ask why.

In two minutes at a red light

It’s amazing what you can learn,

Just roll your window down,

And show some concern.

Rhyme

Posted in October 2019, Rhyme, Syllabic Verse

“Homeless—Single Mom”

Cardboard sign saying “Homeless—Single Mom”

Two little girls cry out in the night

“Mommy!” they say to no one in sight

A blanket of fear holds them tight

As strangers tell them “It’ll be alright”

Sitting on concrete at the light

Her youthful trembling hands of white

Hold up a sign stating her plight

Holding back tears with all her might

Twin girl’s Mom won’t give up the fight

To make their future bright

Rhyme

10 lines—each line 8 syllables—Rhyme

For the creative writing class I am currently taking I tried to rewrite my original Tanka written on September 4, 2019, into a 10 line poem using the line “sitting on concrete” while also using parts of the lines “thin white hands” and “two little girls” in some way.

This poem is what I came up with after quite some deliberation.

Posted in July 2019, Rhyme

Slow Down and Breathe

Mirrors reflecting shoppers in a shopping mall

Gasp Gasp Puff Puff

Life’s not made of this kind of stuff

Run Run Race Race

Life’s better when you slow your pace

Pant Pant Rant Rant

Stop to smell the flowers by the garden gate

Busy Busy Dizzy Dizzy

Life’s too precious to spend in a tizzy

Just like the movies you watch and the food you eat,

life does have an end time, an expiration date

Take time to breathe. Enjoy every moment before it’s too late

Rhyme

Posted in March 2019, Rhyme

To You

Dr. Seuss images

Are you happy to be?

Do you love your me?

Can you say it’s true?

That you like your you?

Rhyme

In honor of Dr Seuss’s Birthday today, March 2nd

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” —Dr Seuss

Posted in Acrostic, December 2018, Rhyme

COOKIES Acrostic

Cookies

Chocolate and Chocolate Chips

Or Snoballs, Spritz and Shortbread Dips

Oreo’s Original and Oatmeal

Krispies, Macaroon or Pinwheel

Iced Sugar, Filled or Plain

Elephant Ear or sweet Candy Cane

Sandwich, Bars, Cut-Outs or Drops

Acrostic/Rhyme

Happy National Cookie Day! Hope it was yummy for you!

I baked some Sour Cream Sugar Cookies today and was planning to head to Subway to get my free cookie there but never made it.

Just as well, I didn’t need another cookie anyhow. Mine were enough! 😊

Here’s the recipe if any of you might want it.

Cake Mix Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/cake-mix-sugar-cookies/e78f72f7-d95c-45fb-a0b1-add9f34b6171

A-Z List Of Cookie Types

https://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/cookies/cookies2/cookie-types-m.asp

Where to Get Free Cookies on National Cookie Day

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/national-cookie-day-deals-2018-free-cookies

Posted in November 2018, Rhyme

Walking in Faith

Brown leaf cracked

Is a burden wearing you down,

Like a heavy gown,

A weighted cloak or heavy yoke?

Are you being oppressed,

Or being tried to be blessed?

Is it just a test,

Or the enemy’s cruel jest?

Time and faith will tell,

If it’s from heaven or hell.

Rhyme

Posted in October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018, Rhyme, Scripture

Thoughts On Love

The word LOVE

Love never ends.

It’s easy to love someone

Who also loves you

Someone who’s true

Who’s patient and kind

And of the same mind

It’s easy to love that someone

It’s not easy to love someone

Who doesn’t love you

Someone who’s untrue

Who’s impatient and unkind

And of a different mind

It’s not easy to love that someone

But Jesus said to love everyone

Even that someone

Who doesn’t love you

Who’s impatient and untrue

Of a different mind or unkind

Who’s arrogant and rude everyday

Who selfishly insists on their own way

Loving everyone is not easy, tis true

But it’s something Jesus told us to do

Rhyme

Jesus said: “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you,…” John 13:34

What 1 Corinthians 13 says about Love:

Love is patient and kind;

love does not envy or boast;

it is not arrogant or rude

It does not insist on its own way;

it is not irritable or resentful;

it does not rejoice at wrongdoing,

but rejoices with the truth.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends.

OctPoWriMo Day 9

Theme: Love