Full Speed Ahead – a poem

Full Speed

Waiting to reach a number… thinking wisdom comes with age.

Surprised… discovering more mistakes and foolishness ahead.

What brings maturity and wisdom… surviving and embracing it all.

This is my entry for this weeks Sijo Poetry Challenge with theme/inspiration of GROWING UP/Mature.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Sijo, a syllable based poetry form similar to a haiku but originating in Korea.

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The Nature of Things – a poem

The Nature of Things

the wild … what’s a king

when a queen is everything

what else is needed

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge of KING and Queen.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Haiku.

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If Only – a poem

If Only

To know then what I know now… what a difference it could have made.

The mistakes, the miss takes, the timid moments and the terrible.

What would today be if those long ago days had been golden.?

This is my entry for this weeks Sijo Poetry Challenge with theme/inspiration of HIGH SCHOOL.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Sijo, a syllable based poetry form similar to a haiku but originating in Korea.

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The Winding Road – a poem

The Winding Road

peace… in open space

empty of straight lines to stray

the nature of man

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge of NATURE and Space.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Haiku.

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Why my poetry reads like it does.

Art imitates life. Well, usually that’s the other way around but for me and this blog… So, I thought I would give everyone a little bit of an explanation about how weird some of my poetry is lately. If you’ve been following the blog long enough you know that I pretty much write what’s going on, for the most part. Sometimes it could just be inspired by a song or the beat of a song. Lately it’s about life.

One thing I love about haiku is that with so few words you can have so many meanings. For me, the meaning of my poetry is pretty simple, but when I read them again I can see how they can be interpreted them other ways. I mean I like writing a poem that is so clear to me but can be something else to others and completely opposite to anything I thought of at first.

Life is crazy at the moment for me. I am having to exist to keep my mother eating and moving and living while at the same time trying to do the same for me who has been isolated from the world for almost nine years. I drive now, for the first time in that long. I do everything. Not complaining, although I really am complaining but I can because I know all of the stuff.

So, I say all of that to explain that my poetry starts out to be a positive and moving forward thing but may end up sounding a little negative. It’s just word selection and how I use those words. I like to throw a twist in there.

Expect some attempts at funny and randomness. I loved writing that way back when I started the blog. Expect some poetry that reads like songs. I can hear the beat even if you can’t, although I try to write the words in such a way that you might figure it out.

Keep reading!

 

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Wave Goodbye to Hello? – a poem

Wave Goodbye to Hello?

peaks fail… crash below

to bring power to release…

ride ebbs to their flows

 

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Turning – a poem

Turning

the leaf waves goodbye,

carrying away the old,

new pages bring hope

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge of LEAF and Tote.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Haiku.

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What Now? – a poem

What Now?

The ideal, the divine, the wish, the want … for some out of reach.

Once reached, life is forever changed …  in danger of collapse.

Where once was elation and clarity … the future now void and vague.

 

This is my entry for this weeks Sijo Poetry Challenge with theme/inspiration of PERFECTION.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Sijo, a syllable based poetry form similar to a haiku but originating in Korea.

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Reality – a poem

Reality

a frozen tundra,

the heart of a broken soul

the truth’s final path

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge of DESERT and Path.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Haiku.

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Nonetheless – a poem

Nonetheless

Defined by the moment… raised high beyond life’s normal plane.

The delicate arc of form… revealing celestial gifts.

Thankful misery in this… given to an unworthy beast.

 

This is my entry for this weeks Sijo Poetry Challenge with theme/inspiration of GRACE.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Sijo, a syllable based poetry form similar to a haiku but originating in Korea.

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Midnight Ride – a poem

Moonlight Ride

rings upon water,

air roused as the dragon flies

… zipping here and there

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge of FLY and Zip.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Haiku.

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Uncharted – a poem

Uncharted

Yielding to complacency … the end no longer defined.

Having spied the horizon …  as though pulled from the mind’s eye.

Make the best of the moment … traveling a future’s path now unlined.

 

This is my entry for this weeks Sijo Poetry Challenge with theme/inspiration of YIELD

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Sijo, a syllable based poetry form similar to a haiku but originating in Korea.

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Nourish – a poem

Nourish

bare, diseased … spurning

the soil intended for life

will bear many fruit

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge of BARE and Fruit.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Haiku.

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Entry – a poem

Entry

the lion enters

walking not upon the sand

all eyes upon him

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge of EYES and Sand

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Haiku.

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Destination? – a poem

Destination?

My heart’s desire fades across time and space, racing the waves.

Yet, no matter the path traveled, my passion remains full and bright.

But should desire be fuel for the attainable or the denied?

 

This is my entry for this weeks Sijo Poetry Challenge with theme/inspiration of PASSION

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Sijo, a syllable based poetry form similar to a haiku but originating in Korea.

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Guardians May Fall

Guardians May Fall

giants watch from high

with arms wide they cover life

bare to betrayal

 

This is my entry for this weeks Haiku Poetry Challenge TOWER and Watch.

There are details in the prompt on how to write Haiku.

fall haiku challenge badge japanese maple with black and white background

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Destruction

Destruction

I lower my guard, allowing the enemy inside.

Destruction of life’s joys … built on untold moments of tears.

My parapet’s construction begins anew upon rubble and quicksand.

 

This is my entry for this weeks Sijo Poetry Challenge with theme/inspiration of GUARD.

***Not inspired by current celebrity events. Prompt challenge and poem written on Sunday.***

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Sijo, a syllable based poetry form similar to a haiku but originating in Korea.

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Unavoidable: a Sijo poem.

Unavoidable

Time passes with twists and turns; a relentless force.

One day the scent of life’s wind is sweet, the next sour with despair.

Will the next season be rancid or rejoiceful?

 

This is my entry for this weeks Sijo Poetry Challenge with theme/inspiration of Season.

There are details in the prompt on how to write a Sijo, a syllable based poetry form similar to a haiku but originating in Korea.

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Hail the King – A poem.

Hail the King

The king… found to be innocent.
Not one shred of evidence found.
The poor man mocked into the ground.
His death by greed, no accident.
The man besieged begins descent,
no sleep, no love, no calls he’s true,
but rather of he’s down, he’s through.
Forced to flee to distant lands,
led to death by charlatan hands.
Too late justice , what does it do?


How to write an Espinela or Décima poem.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge NO. 55 (GROUND).


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Ending to Begin – a poem.

Ending to Begin

such sad but blessed sight

the end of a star filled night

brings the thrills of day

Sunrise over a desert with stars in the sky


How to Write a Haiku in English Form

A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of SAD and Thrill.

Haiku Challenge


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