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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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.

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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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