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Sunday, October 2, 2022

OctPoWriMo Day #2: Thunderstorms (An Ode)

I need to point out that sometimes I edit my posts the day after. My brain sometimes go faster than my fingers, so I will always spot correct my grammar. Always! I will not take offense if someone comments on it. I just needed to state this.

Today's prompt leads well into a theme that I clearly started, and maybe, if I try hard enough, I can finish the month with. The theme is thunderstorms. Yesterday's poem was also about a storm. So...let's try something. I don't usually try to stick with a theme, but something told me to, one mustn't disobey the muse when it calls. 

Also, this is an ode. I don't try to write in ode-style, but I feel that it leads itself well to my, often, rambles. Enjoy today poetic fare...

 Ode to A Few Moments

One moment,

It feels like an eternity

When the air is still,


It feels like wearing too tight of a scarf

And you are clutching,



For the next breath.

One moment

That you wish to last forever,

But in a flash,

Of lighten-ing

It is gone,

But oh, how it felt,

To breathe

To be  alive,


Stretching wide

In those brief moments.

One moment,

Stretching into more

In the passing storm,

Echoing thunder,

Sharp and biting,

Alive and asleep,

Real and unreal,

Make this storm the best time of my life.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

OctPoWriMo Day 1: Shine Your Light

Maybe it is appropriate that I decided to do this challenge. Or maybe I am trying too hard. I just realized I hadn't written much of anything in months, let alone a poem.

I used to blog all the time. Now I seldom do. Why? I am not sure. I think I lost some passion. Actually, I am sure of it. And today was a particularly trying day, that is all I need to say about that right now. It got me nostalgic for writing poetry, especially during a month long challenge like OctPoWriMo. That is reason enough, for now.  I have a lot stored in my head and maybe it's time to release some of those krakens or demons, at least in literary form.

So... Free verse, written on my phone, I present The Storm Revisited.

The Storm Revisited 

It's hard to shine

In the middle of a storm.

I can see my passions

Flying by,

But I cannot seem to grasp them.

They touch my fingertips,

Only to find

They have gone.

Empty handed,

In the storm

Winds blowing,

Rain soaked cheeks,

Or maybe,


I feel alone,

Even in a crowded house.

I don't even know how this storm came up on me,

Or maybe I know full well.

The passion flies by,


I feel it's velvet wings.

It's going to fly away again,

Is it?

Now, what?

Sunday, October 31, 2021

OctPoWriMo: The Final Sprint! (Days 30 and 31)

I finished with 17 minutes to spare. Not really sure I ended the way I wanted, as I write the last 2 weeks of poems in haiku. It was fun, but I was hoping for more of a challenge. Though maybe with everything else the haiku was the better option. It did give me a chance to improve my haiku skillz. So, not a loss...


Day 30 - Diary (Haiku)

Written words hide away,

I tell them to none, but me--

My sister still reads.


Day 31 - Goodbye Train (Haiku)

Loading up the train,

My vision, cloudy from tears--

Next time take the bus.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

OctPoWriMo Day 29: Still On Track

Still writing haiku? You bet, Dear Reader!


Day 29 - Paris (Haiku)

Dreams of Paris-serie

Wish I could say that

I traveled to your city--

The Champs-Elysees.

But no, I cannot

Boast such lofty adventures

Though I wish for it.

Viewing the lights glow,

Smelling the patisserie’s

Fare that is baked fresh.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

OctPoWriMo Days 25 thru 28 (finally a day early): Haiku Around

Day 25 - Circle (Haiku)

Wrapping around you

See the path, walk on, Stranger,

And around you go.


Day 26 - Heart/Aural (Haiku)

Beat, Beat, pounding beat

I can hear it rumble under--

Lub dub, Lub dub, Lub…


Day 27 - Wish/Wait (Haiku)


Breathing in and waiting for

A moment to come.


Day 28 - Tea (Haiku)

Feel heat, emanate

From porcelain to clay cups--

With cream only, please.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

OctPoWriMo Day 24: When I Almost Missed It...

The title says it all. A haiku before midnight keeps the muse at bay...

Day 24 - Balance/Load (Haiku)

Upon gilded scales

You can find out, unbalanced.

Is better to know.


Saturday, October 23, 2021

OctPoWriMo Day 23: (To Cheat on Your Diet)

The title might suggest otherwise, but since today's prompt is open ended, open wide, and has no boundaries, I thought I needed a snazzy title. This of course means that I can write anything. Been trying to stay afloat with my projects-it has been hard. Going to take today to write something short and sweet, about something sweet, and call it my cheat day.

Day 23 - ANYTHING!!!

To begin again,

Must finish what was started--

Pass the ice cream, please!