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How Rude! – NaPoWriMo 2017 #21

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“Oh I hate obnoxious people,”
the woman yelled,
just behind me
as I drank tea.

I thought,how ironic is that!’
Her loud chit-chat
filled the café,
drove guests away.

Such rudeness I could not endure.
I glared at her,
I had no choice,
“an indoor voice?!!!”

~kat
(NaPoWriMo 2017 #21 – A Minute Poem for today’s prompt: write a poem that incorporates overheard speech. This is a true story. 🙂 )


Spring Coup


Ribbons of golden sunlight splay
the shades of gray
as glooming clouds
descend like shrouds.

Her chilling kiss of icy mist
denies our bliss;
Chilled to the bone
we rush for home.

But though the day seems dark and cold
Winter grows old.
Her days are few.
Spring plans a coup!

~kat – 3 February 2017
(Minute Poem)

The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff.


Election Reflection

it’s not like words will change our minds
we’re wasting time
sharing more thoughts
our soul’s are bought

so as this fight comes to an end
to all lost friends
fanatical
collateral

let’s hope we can bridge the divide
once we decide
t’would be a sin
to let hate win

kat ~ 30 August 2016
(A Minute Poem)


you’ve been warned

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when planning for a lovely stroll,
with dog in tow,
to play some fetch
at river’s edge

take care to notice red dawn skies
-word to the wise-
you might regret
the plans you’ve set

if you ignore the coming storms
when you’ve been warned
you’ll feel the pain…
relentless rain.

kat ~ 27 July 2016

A Minute Poem for Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge based on the painting by Franz Marc entitled “In the Rain”, including the following word prompts: Rain, Red, Relentless, River, Regrets.


Blue Lady Blue

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Painting by Heinrich Vogeler Sehnsucht (Traumerei) c1900

Dreary morning veiled in white
from darkest night
at break of day
she comes to pray

for hope, for healing grace, for peace
for hate to cease
for love’s pure balm
to bring us calm

from endless nights of terror’s rage
to turn this page
of history
to set us free.


What are you thinking Lady Blue
as you peruse
horizon’s wake
this bleak daybreak?

is your fair lover ‘cross the sea
oh could it be
that your heart yearns
for their return?

or is it wanderlust’s appeal
seeking to steal
your soul away
this break of day?

kat ~ 8 July 2016

A couple of Minute Poems for Jane Daugherty’s writing prompt, “Daybreak” and the painting you see above.

The Minute Poem is rhyming verse form consisting of 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic meter. The poem is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff.

 


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