Poem #25

25 Poems!  I am in the homestretch of my Poem a Day in April challenge!!  The prompt today is "elaborate." This lovely spring day I reminisce About a day, Months ago. I remember A walk down a fall street Leaves yellow, gold Red. Lay scattered carpeting the Sidewalk. Making Elaborate Patterns. They crunch as I … Continue reading Poem #25

Poem #24

I am getting near the end of my Poem-A-Day challenge in April.  Today the prompt word is "bestow."  A fine word, the only problem is it takes me soooo many places.  Be still swirling thoughts!   You bestow Wishes on your Daughters. Wishes of Happiness, Health, Love. You entrust Them with Your history. You hope … Continue reading Poem #24

Poem #23

It is a rainy, blustery, stormy day here in my little town. Most likely because of this, there is no internet service. Not on my phone, not on my computer, not on my husband’s computer. Because of this, I cannot upload my 24th poem in April. (Until later, when it comes back up.) And even … Continue reading Poem #23

Poem #22

A poem a day in April.  A fun and challenging project!  Today's word is "Partake."   I spent so much of My Life, Living in fear. Fear of what Other thought. Fear of what I did not know. Fear of The unknown. I did not partake In what I feared. I did not Embrace new … Continue reading Poem #22

Poem #21

The prompt is mallet.  Mallet?  Really... A very unpoetic word, but here goes.  A poem today about a particularly difficult phone call I received over 20 years ago.  20 years, but I can still feel that moment like it was yesterday.   The news Hits me hard, Like a mallet. My sister's voice Whispers, repeats. … Continue reading Poem #21

Poem #20

20 is an impressive number!  I am pretty proud of myself.  I am someone who has never really written poetry.   Well.... enough of that.  The word today is authentic.   I wake to the sound of eagles. The sow and cub Lumber through In the spring. The seals frolic At the shore, I stop To … Continue reading Poem #20

Poem #19

Continuing with a poem a day in April.  Today the prompt was "parallel."   Deep under the blanket Flashlight on Pages turn Late into the night Taking me to distant Worlds. Taking me to parallel Civilizations. Lived on the roofs Of Oxford, Taking me to Fantastic places Accessed through Wardrobes, Looking glasses, Rabbit's holes, Round … Continue reading Poem #19

Poem #18

Continuing a poem a day for the month of April.  Word today?  Genie. ("Rub the lamp," he said. "Make a wish.") Just the other day, We were talking If I could go back In Time,turn back the clock. What would I choose. What would I wish? I would choose the Admiralty Days. When the kids … Continue reading Poem #18

Poem #17

For poetry month. We angst About what is next with Endless conversations. We worry About what to do. Weighing the Possibilities. We fret About things we Cannot change And yet. We try. And through it all, We know to Be grateful For what we have. We remind ourselves Live in the moment. We stop To … Continue reading Poem #17

Poem #16

Today.... per the word of the day... I shall "crank" out another poem! ANYWAY.... Yesterday we went for a walk around the lake.  My husband started to get a bit frustrated (LOL) as I stopped to look at the flora and fauna.  Up close.  I smelled it, ran my hands over it looked at how … Continue reading Poem #16