Smile, Please

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1205 Smile

she smiles
while planting her seeds
in the stone hard soil

smiling
bowing and laughing
compassion

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

the yellow flowers

purple faces grinning

pansies in a pot

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2017/06/carpe-diem-1205-smile.html

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Night of a Thousand Thoughts

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads:  “Of Insomnia and Sleep”  (posted by Sanaa)

Write a poem about insomnia.

To bed per chance to sleep,
then into your head it creeps.
What if, what if not,
tangling your brain into a knot.
If catastrophe comes in mid-night,
sleeplessness will allow for fright.
You turn left, you turn right, still bereft
of shuteye. You try to stretch
your legs out straight, and keep still.
Deep breathing, use your will.
Alas, no quieting noise in your head.
Per chance to sleep? Not in your bed.

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Looking Glass

Written for:  Poets United Mid-week Motif~Seeking The Extraordinary in the Ordinary                        (posted by Sumana Roy)

Violet-framed glasses
keep me in sight,
yet I misplace them
in their plain, black
case, along with
their computer,
and television-watching
siblings. They are
crucial for vital
parts of my life-simple
violet-framed glasses.

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No Remorse

Written for :  dVerse Poets Pub – “Mugging For The Camera”  (posted by Lillian)
Pick a mug shot of the 20’s that speaks to you.

Do not dare to judge
me. I am not free,
but I am no longer
afraid. Glad I never carried
that brute’s kid. He did me
wrong, drinking that cheap
hooch with his buddies
at their corner bar,
making eyes at floozies.
Booze-gets you sooner
or later. Way I figure it,
he was out of laters.

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Land of Free Ice Cream

Written for:  Poetics Aside #397 – Land of _________________
(for my cousin Myrna)

Folks in Land of Free Ice Cream
are always creating new flavors.
They know they are living a dream.
Folks in Land of Free Ice Cream
are artists inventing new themes
like duck-shaped cones for wee shavers.
Folks in Land of Free Ice Cream
are always creating new flavors.

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steal

Written for:  Haiku Horizons. “Steal”

stealing my heart

with a flood of pale light

man in the moon

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Light Enters Dark

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #303

Words:  water, ripple, shadow, touch within, ignite, walk, pin, trance, miracle, rancid

Your rippling shadow
on water
touched a place
within me-
once rancid, filled
with pin pricks-
and ignited a whisper
of life.
I am entranced
by you,
a walking miracle.

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Time Off

Hi friends,

Will have to take a break.  Arm in sling, not in house yet.  Cannot comment.

See you soon,

Sara

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Kiss

Written for Haiku Horizons:  kiss

wet, glistening face
smiles on a dreary morning
dog kisses

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Raging

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #34 (posted by WhimsyGizmo) – “storm”

Storm rages
in my stomach,
shooting waves
as high as my brain,
straining my heart
with red buttons
of panic. I am manic.
Need to shut down, or
drop out. Believe
it is a Noah’s Ark
situation, and I did
not make the boat.

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