Posted in December 2018, Nonet

Shine Your Light

Image of the sky with a quote from Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Hesitating to share the truth

Fearing others harsh opinions

Keeping our thoughts hidden inside

Silencing our tongues

Invites darkness

Into our souls

Dimming life

Divine

Speak!

Nonet

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Posted in August 2018, Cinquain

Presidental Proverb

Teddy Roosevelt pic and quote

“Speak softly”

Said Roosevelt

“And carry a big stick”

Passive-Agressive acumen

Old adage

Cinquain

On my walk today I met a gentleman who, in actuality, was walking with a big stick.

As we passed by one another and nodded a greeting, I spoke the quote to him and he smiled. “ Teddy Roosevelt” he said.

“ Oh, I thought it was Snoopy!” I said laughing.

When I got home a Google search proved the stick walker was right!

Guess I got my history lesson for the day!

Plus, a poem inspiration. 😊

https://historynewsnetwork.org/blog/122544

Posted in July 2018, Rhyme

Two Words

Two Words, Hope, Despair

I shot a cruel word into the air

Hitting the tablet of a heart

It crushed and laid it bare

I shot a kind word into the air

With loving thought and care

A hope and dream it did impart

Rhyme

Words have power to destroy or build up.

Think before you speak.

Posted in June 2018, Tanka

Listen to the Lyrics

Some words on paper

Come alive and touch people

The alphabet will speak

A heartfelt message of truth

To those willing to hear

Tanka

(Video: Live Performance of MARCIN rapping the lyrics to his newest song “War With gods” (ISRC: QZDA51801260) on stage at “Locals 2 Legends” Show Beaverton, OR 6/15/18)

(MARCIN is my grandson)

Posted in March 2018, Syllabic Verse

Expressions

Ocean, sand, heart

The words

You speak

Charm me

But then

Your loud

Actions

Erase

Them all

Syllabic Verse

“Actions speak louder than words” —Author Unknown

Sources say that this expression dates back as far as 1628. It was first used in its current form in the USA by Abraham Lincoln in 1856.