Poem: The Boy Who Got Happy

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #261, 7 May 2014.  Topic: The Boy Who (blank)

(form: shadorma)

 

The Boy Who Got Happy

“Clap along if you know what happiness is to you”
— ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams

I’m clapping
because happiness
is this grand
torrid love
affair that I’ve been living
since I met my wife.

 

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Poems: Like To Watch You Walk & Relativity

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #155, 26 October 2011.  Topic/subject:  Until We Meet Again.

This was what first popped into my head today. It approaches the prompt, but doesn’t quite get there, I don’t think.

(form:  fibonacci)

Like To Watch You Walk

I
like
watching
you as you
walk away from me
but I like it better when you never leave my side

So, I came up with this one which is more on the mark.

(form:  shadorma)

Relativity

Defining
relativity:
Time flies when
you are here,
but it’s crawling while you’re gone.
Hurry back, baby!

Poem: Autumn (a family of Lunes)

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #152, 5 October 2011.  Topic/subject:  October.


(form:  lunes)

Autumn (a family of Lunes)

The days grow shorter,
the air crisp,
colors more vibrant.

To my wife, Autumn
brings Starbucks’
Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

Autumn finds my girls
back in school
and back in soccer.

And my own special
autumn gift?
Raking fallen leaves??

 

Note:  I realized after I wrote this that the prompt was an October poem, not an Autumn poem.  I didn’t change it.  I realize that Autumn actually begins in September, but it doesn’t really feel like Autumn until October…to me anyway.

Poem: The Wheels on the Bus

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #144, 10 August 2011.  Topic/subject:  school.


(form:  lune)

The Wheels on the Bus

yellow buses, long and short

haul precious cargo

safely, to and from their schools

Poem: Third Normal Form

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #143, 3 August 2011.  Topic/subject:  a “normal” poem.


Third Normal Form

defined
designed
minimized
optimized
well-structured
relationships

Poem: What’s Wrong With Normal?

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #143, 3 August 2011.  Topic/subject:  a “normal” poem.


(form:  shadorma)

What’s Wrong With Normal?

average
right down the middle
not extreme
either way
some may call this boring, but
what’s wrong with “normal?”

Poem: Inside Outside

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #142, 27 July 2011.  Topic/subject:  an opposite poem.

Inside Outside

My poker face
a facade of the ultimate cool
calm in the face of excitement:
danger
anger
embarassment

My message corked up tight
for only the right person to open
I, in the storm of excitement:
love
lust
obsession

Poem: Empty Vows

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #141, 20 July 2011.  Topic/subject:  an empty poem.


(form:  lune)

Empty Vows

space between their beds
is dwarfed by
space between their hearts

 

(form:  shadorma)

Empty Vows

nowadays,
“til death us do part”
no longer
refers to
eternal love, but rather
until the lust dies

Poem: The Empty Page, revisited

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #141, 20 July 2011.  Topic/subject:  an empty poem.


(form:  triolet)

The Empty Page

A barren, desolate landscape,
the wordless, empty page beckons me.
I flail, grasping as creativity escapes
to a barren, desolate landscape
where I struggle, mouth agape,
a fish in the bed of a dried up sea.
A barren, desolate landscape,
wordless, the empty page mocks me.