Thursday, April 24, 2014

#NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Four: Affirmation for a Mom Who Prefers Easy

remember that the
little things
are the most special.

written 4/24/14 for

Happy Poem In Your Pocket Day! I am going to put this overly sentimental Kelly Lune in my pocket today.  We had one of those mornings where having a little kid in a good/silly mood is more frustrating than a little kid in a bad mood.  Silly moods are good, but not always easy. My fatal flaw is that I am a fan of easy. There could be an epic poem in that, sounds too hard.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Three: When We Arrived in Hilo

one afternoon we
watched "Jaws 2" on cable TV
our perfect honeymoon

written 4/23/14 for

I miss Hilo.

Remember tonight is World Book Night! Have you read Agatha Christie lately? Now would be a good time!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Two: Joy of Spring

Body consumed
green goo clogging
breathing becomes difficult

fever rages
chest rattles
pain in throat
making consciousness

hacking volumes
phlegm splattering
face swollen

happy spring!

written 4/22/14 for

I thought I'd write my own springtime ode today.

Monday, April 21, 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-One: Lillith Was My Favorite character

binge watching "Cheers"
I'm gonna be Lillith when
I grow up.

written 4/21/14 for

So I'm at this weird point where I want to write everyday, I loved the prompt, but, eh, this was all I got. I think I'm losing focus. But my headache's gone, so yay!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty: Sweetie-Pies

photo by heidi helmer

love comes easy
to curls and big eyes
holding my heart.

written 4/20/14 for

Yes. I am manipulating you with the vey cute picture of my sweetie-pies.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Nineteen: Fibonnaci for My Poem-Blocking Headache

head hurts
and I don't
want to write one damn
thing-much less another poem
and I am late in returning visits to others
so I write these words in a Fibonacci sequence so that it will at least look cool.

written 4/19/14 for

My sinuses revolted a couple of hours ago, my kids are revved up, and  I don't like the episode of CBS Mystery Theater playing on my internet radio right now. I am one grumpy mommy. But the Fibonacci does look cool and it was inspired by today's prompt.


Friday, April 18, 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Eighteen: The Girl with the Blue Hair and Her Sam

The girl with the blue hair
Rode to the picnic on a mare
She brought a nice country ham
People can stare, she doesn't care.

The mare went by the name of Sam
She was as gentle as a lamb
She was fluent in speaking French
Sam's favorite mots were je t'aime.

Sam stopped at a park bench.
The girl jumped down in a cinch.
Her lunch was ready to eat.
She and Sam discussed the movies of Dame Judy Dench.

At the end of the day, they walked home on their feet.
The evening sunset smelled cool and sweet.
Sam and her girl were best of friends.
Leaving their footprints in the peat.

written 4/18/14 for

Look at me! I'm Rubaiyat-ing! This is so cool. I don't think this poem is done, but, all I wanted at first was to try the form and not be depressing. I think that there could be some fun with Sam and her girl with blue hair, but I will need to give it more thought...


Thursday, April 17, 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Seventeen: Cool Haiku

a cold winter's day
in the midst of a cool spring
dreading summer's heat

written 4/17/14 for

Is it cold enough for ya'? I am seriously loving the extended cold weather. The mosquitoes will never know what hit them! heh. heh. heh.(That's my evil laugh, y'all.)

Happy Haiku Day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Sixteen: Ten Lies I Can't Seem to Stop Telling Myself

I have to be perfect.
I must berate myself constantly to be a good person.
No matter how hard I try, I am not good enough.
No one who really knows me could ever love me.
I need to be smarter.
I need to be funnier.
I need to be prettier.
One day he'll realize he's better off without mMe
My daughter is sick because of me.
I will never be good enough.

written 4/16/14 for

Well that was not fun.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NaPoWriMo Day Fifteen: Ouroboros

Fife the Liberation

Cyclical is nature
Life after cessation
Fall and summer

Strife from jubilation
Creation births Ouroboros                               
Midwife welcomes celebration

Motion in loss
Tranquility generates movement
Devoted and treacherous

Timidity is spent.

Spent is timidity

Treacherous and devoted
Movement generates tranquility
Loss in motion

Celebration welcomes midwife
Ouroboros births creation
Jubilation from strife

Summer and fall
Cessation after life
Nature is cyclical

Liberation the fife.

written 4/15/14 for

Whew! Today's prompt was to write a terza rima, but it is also palindrome week in the States (the days this week are all palindromes, 4-15-14.) So, I decided to write a terza palindrima, (Yes, I just made that word up) taking all sorts of liberties. I enjoyed the deeply frustrating experience, and I suspect, if I got meter, my free verse would take a hit. I love the puzzle of a complicated poetry form.