march thirty one: twitter poetry challenge, haiku about favorite tv show

So I decided to respond to a twitter poetry challenge by Young Chicago Authors (@YoungChiAuthors , http://youngchicagoauthors.org/blog/), to write a haiku about your favorite TV show.  Here’s mine:

 

haiku for my favorite tv show

ripped from the headlines

real life stories with a twist

law and order love

 

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march thirty one: a poem for grand(mothers)

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I have been thinking a lot about my grandmothers lately and I felt compelled to write a mother’s day poem for them. And Happy Mother’s day to all mothers everywhere! That includes birth mothers, adopted mothers, aunties, grandmothers, sisters who play a mother’s role, and anyone who cares for someone in a maternal way!

 

lessons from my grandmothers

 

dear grandmothers

 

I miss you times two

 

grandma to the left

 

and grandma to the right

 

where

 

on the family tree

 

you both add value

 

to who I am

 

for you gave me

 

my mother

 

and my father

 

who had me

 

the offspring

 

of you

 

and it is on this day

 

that we honor mothers

 

and the mothers

 

of mothers

 

I honor you

 

my grandmothers

 

my wise apparents

 

who showed me how to

 

bake and sew

 

how to make water

 

out of wine

 

how to take loaves

 

and turn them into

 

a feast

 

you taught me

 

about beauty

 

inner and outer

 

how to take care

 

of loved ones

 

and how to

 

be love everyone

 

unconditionally

 

womanly

 

god fearing

 

in all actions

 

deeds

 

and words

 

I thank you

 

for existing

 

and I know

 

that heaven is a better place

 

with you

 

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march thirty one: #30poems30days, the last day of national poetry month, April 30

So, I’ve been totally off my game this year for National Poetry Month. I was doing so well at the beginning of the month when I had a lot of down time but towards the end of April, I just couldn’t keep up.  So, to round out the month, I want to eek out one last poem. This is an homage to graduating seniors everywhere. Congratulations graduates and here’s to the rest of your life.

 

finals week

heads hang low

books open

eyes glazed over

pajama pants

become your outfit

of choice

as you work

to cram

a semester’s worth

of information

into your head

with energy drinks

on tap

like happy hour

as you intake

coffee

like a patient

who needs

a blood transfusion

as anxiety builds

you realize

that

it’s all a crap shoot

unless you

keep calm

relax

and do your best

because

in the end

it’s all about

how tough you are

and how these

past four years

of your life

will be

worth it

in the end

degree in hand

it’s over

#30poems30days

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