Posted in NaPoWriMo 2020, Tanka

Junk Mail

Junk Mail envelopes

Something we all get

Something we all do not want

Something we all throw

Such a waste of people’s time,

Labor, paper and money

Tanka

NaPoWriMo Day 20 Prompt: Junk Mail

I do try to find creative ways to use junk mail in my art like in my paper collage art, paper mache sculptures, envelope art journals and shredded paper packing but it still seems to pile up.

If you want some ideas of creative ways to recycle or reuse your junk mail just click the link below for: 35 Unique and Practical Ideas To Recycle Junk Mail Brilliantly

https://www.natureholdsthekey.com/recycle-junk-mail

Or do a search on You Tube for creative ways to use junk mail.

Posted in April 2019, Etheree, NaPoWriMo 2019, Reverse Etheree

A List Of Things

Clipboard with list

Things

Things lost

Things broken

Things we’ve found

Things of beauty

Things chosen in haste

Things we’ll treasure forever

Things we let go to slip away

Things broken by their use or misuse

Things left behind, forgotten, unwanted

Things dreamed about yet never received

Things dreamed about that we’ve achieved

Things we never wanted but got

Things that rose up like weeds

Things we kept to appease others

Things we threw away

Things we’ve loved

Things we miss

Things lost

Things

Etheree/Reverse Etheree

#NaPoWriMo—Day 9–Prompt: write a list of things

Posted in Etheree, November 2018

Fragile

Box makes Fragile

Boxes

All shapes

And all sizes

Like people

They hold things inside

Secrets, treasures, dreams

Or maybe unwanted things like

Bitterness, unforgiveness

Handle all boxes with care because

They can be damaged inside and out

Etheree

Posted in September 2016, Shadorma

Cast-Aways

Homeless woman
Left sitting,

Used, unwanted,

Rejected,

Abandoned.

Sitting like an old drink cup,

No one needs or notices 

Shadorma

(This poem was inspired as I was cleaning out the inside of my car. My grand-children often leave their empty soda cups behind after we have had lunch at a fast food restaurant.  Upon seeing these empty, used, un-wanted cups my mind thought of the great homeless problem the nearby city of Portland, OR is facing.  I hope this poem brings awareness to the ever growing problem of homelessness in Portland, OR. and that the link to the news story regarding the problem will be read by those who might be able to help in providing a solution some way.)

Portland’s Homeless Challenge-City Journal