Thursday, February 4, 2016

Another Ground Hog Day



Another Ground Hog Day

Another Ground Hog Day
has passed.
Punxsutawney Phil says
 spring's the thing this year.
I always have wondered
why hopes of spring are sprung
when he doesn't see his shadow.
He comes out of his burrow
greeted by a sunless day,
which is probably also cold
and thinks, "Spring is almost here!"
What kind of logic is that, Phil?
Have you ever thought of
running for President?


Do you use humor in your writing?


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Parenthesis


Parenthesis

You identify the
additional not
the essential,
that which may be
removed but leaves
what is left complete.
If only all losses
were that way.

Do you see look-alikes in nature? Do you write about them?




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Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Confrontation


The Confrontation

The angry honking
shattered the quiet
of the golf course.
The goose ran to
intercept the interloper.
Was the intruder
a rival, a predator
or an outcast?
The fierce charge said,
"I'll do anything to
keep you away."
The target of 
the tirade looked
resigned, made
a tentative stand
then turned and
walked away.
Quiet was restored.

Have you witnessed any fights among animals? Have you written about them?

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I Can't Resist


I Can't Resist

coffee in the morning.
a mystery story.
searching for the
bird that sings.
the sound of the
club when I swing.
taking a walk
along the beach.
picking up shells
within my reach.
watching the
sunset anywhere.
staring at the moon
because it's there.

What do you find irresistible?

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Cracks in the Ice


Cracks in the Ice

Small lines appear
on the smooth surface.
Increase in size
and number.
The fractures
create a design
encased for display.
The sun sets the
date of the closing.

Do you see beauty in winter weather?

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

To Those I Mourn


To Those I Mourn

Are you in the same place?
Do you look down from above?
Are you surrounded by love?

Was our time together
part of one of many lives?
Have you returned to
this world already?
How many times?

Do you dwell only
in the hearts of those
who love you?
Are you brought to life
when we speak your names
or tell your stories again and again?

I know the answers must remain mysteries.
I'll just have to wait and see.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Before Sunrise



Before Sunrise

Before sunrise,
The darkness
is blinding.

Before sunrise,
the quiet
is too loud.

Before sunrise,
I lie awake,
destined to start
another day
before sunrise.

When you wake up before the alarm goes off, do you fight to go back to sleep or give in and get up?

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