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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

PAD day 25 & 26

Day 25 prompt: an event

So much happened to give us this moment.
So much more will happen after.
But this is when I take your hand
And pledge my life is yours.
Though it was true long before
This day we chose to stand
Before our friends.
Sharing tears and laughter.

Day 26 prompt: a poem about miscommunication

The awful troll sat on the ledge,
That overlooks the ugly hedge.
I said I wanted a garden gnome.
And a tiny garden outside my home.
You were trying to help when you bought me this.
How could I tell you it was such a miss?
I guess you knew.
- Or you hated it too.
Because soon the troll was gone.
And the first gnome appeared on the lawn.
Then the bush went,
And flowers were sent.
If it ended there it would have been fine.
Since this is what I wanted, and now it was mine.
But the garden has grown,
Taken on a life of its own.
This alone might be pretty.
But I’ve also been taken over by a gnome city!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

PAD - Days 23 & 24

Day 23: A poem about regret

Different choices
Different voices
I should have followed.
This is what I allowed
To happen to me,
Because I couldn’t see
It would lead to sadness.

Day 24: a poem about travel

I had arrived.
The place of my dreams.
It had waited for me
-To share its history.
It had always been a mystery.
Why this place called to me
From far across the sea
Have I been here before?
Though I’ve never left my own shore.

Friday, May 15, 2009

PAD Day 21 & 22

Day 21 prompt: haiku

Spring here – FINALLY!

Birds can sing, flowers can bloom

Frost is gone at last?

Prompt Day 22: Work related poem

It’s always something.

No it’s another.

Oh wait that to is wrong.

Driving me crazy, what would happen if I sing?

Would they call my mother?

Because my husband would just sing along.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

PAD - Day 19 & 20

Day 19 prompt: write an angry poem

I took you in when you had nothing
To give you your chance to shine
Yet now you are still covered in dust
Waiting for someone to bathe you in light
The more I help – the more you want
Still not glowing yourself
So here it must end
With more tears to be shed
As I break my heart
- to save yours

Day 20 prompt: write a poem about rebirth

Flowers blossom and birds sing,
This reminds me of so many things.
- Memories of longer days
Hearing what nature has to say.
The cold death of winter is no more.
I watch the world return to life
The greenest grass comforts the soul that is sore
And the warmth of the sun erases strife

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Poem A Day - Day 17 & 18

Day 17 Prompt: finish the phrase "All I want is ____"

All I want is time
- To knit one more stitch
- To shed one more tear
- To watch one more pitch
- One more giggle with fear
We put off ‘til tomorrow
What we want to do now
Thinking those things less important
Then we are filled with sorrow
As we approach our final bow
So many dreams not followed

Day 18 Prompt: poem with an interaction of some sort

“Hello,” said the voice.
At first it was slow and only a whisper.
Then it grew louder,
And also much quicker
“We thought we could wait,
But we were wrong.
The evil magic has grown very strong.”
He was dressed as a dragon but really a wizard.
They thought he’d be more persuasive this way.
They must’ve been right,
Because I agreed to fight
And help save the day.
It helped when he told me I was born to this magic.
Then I remembered he was right and the loss had been tragic.
The knowledge had been buried deep in my mind.
For a lifetime or more I waited for a sign,
And now could reclaim what had been mine.