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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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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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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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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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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Bedrock – A Tanka poem.

when breaking down walls

passion’s a key to success

when breaking glass ceilings

never aim up for the roof

but down to diseased bedrock

 

***Fight Through It Not To It!***

A Tanka related to the Haiku Challenge of Break and Glass this week.

HERE is some of my recent poetry related to Black Lives Matter to scroll through.

 

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