Poem: Summer Solstice

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “An Entertaining Summer” Poem-A-Day event

Day 10, July 10th

Prompt: Moonlight, Summer Moonlight

(form:  cinquain)

Summer Solstice

singing
leaping, twirling
laughing, weeping, loving
in euphoric summer welcome
moondance

 

 

Poem: Two out of three ain’t bad?

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 21, 21 Apr 2014, topic:  back to basic

(form: cinquain)

Two out of three ain’t bad?

I try,
and fail, daily,
to get back to basics.
Reading? Math? Yes, but often fail
to write.

(original)

I try,
and fail, daily,
to get back to basics.
Always get to read. Often fail
to write

**I liked the flow of my original better, but I really liked the title.  Yes, I’m a Meat Loaf fan.  Also, it fit the fact that math is part of everyday life, as well as reading, but I frequently find myself not having written anything…nothing creative, anyway.  So Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic…the basics, the building blocks of education.  I get two out of the three, but wasn’t sure if it was obvious enough in the original poem what the basics were, so I made it more explicit in the revised version I submitted to the Poetic Asides PAD.  If you’re so inclined, drop me a note about which version you prefer and why.  Thanks.

Poem: ¡Salud!

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 13, 13 Nov 2013.
Topic: self-help poem

(form: cinquain)

¡Salud!

Self-help.
Do-it-yourself.
People love their projects,
but miss the most important one:
their health.

Poems: A Writing Place & Here, there, and nowhere

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 3, 3 Nov 2013.
Topic: “the last time I was here”

(form: cinquain)A Writing Place

the last
time I was here
I was in much the same
position and racking my brain
to write

(form: lune)Here, there, and nowhere

the last time I was
here I was
also there, yet not

Poems: Seaside Meal & Beach Picnic

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “Life is a Beach” Gauntlet.

Day 14, July 14th

Prompt: Picnic

 

(form: Lune)

Seaside Meal

Lying on the beach
crabs and gulls
munch my bloated corpse

 
(form: Cinquain)
Beach Picnic
Picnic
lunch on the beach
an umbrella provides
a break from the sun, but not from
the sand

Poems: Extravagance, Waiting for High Tide, & Modern Day Pirate

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “Life is a Beach” Gauntlet.

Day 9, July 9th

Prompt: Boats

 

(form: Lune)

Extravagance
I want not a boat
unable
to host a chopper

 

(form: Lune)

Waiting for high tide
My boat will make sense
in Des Moine
when the ice caps melt

 

(form: Cinquain)

Modern Day Pirate
I raid
ice chests for rum.
Surrender the booty!
Arrgh! I’m a pirate, sans cutlass
and boat.

Poems: To be young again? & The Hangover

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “Life is a Beach” Gauntlet.

Day 4, July 4th

Prompt: Independence Day or fireworks

 

(form: Shadorma)

To be young again?

Ah, the young…
celebrate the 4th
pounding beers
getting burned
tattoos and bikinis of
red, white, and blew chunks

 

(form: Cinquain)

The Hangover

shrill shrieks
and bright flashes,
popping, thudding, bursting
future reminder of tonight’s
fireworks

Poem: Lazy Days

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “Life is a Beach” Gauntlet.

Day 1, July 1st

Prompt: Aloha, welcome poem

 

(form: Cinquain)

Lazy Days

sand, surf,

warming sun rays,

gentle ocean breezes,

welcome to the beginning of

lazy

Poem: He Shoots First

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 27, 27 Nov 2012.
Topic: A hero poem
Topic suggested by:  Paula Wanken

(form: cinquain)

He Shoots First

dashing,
daring, a wee
bit scoundrel, this hero
would like to think of himself first,
but can’t