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: national haiku writing month, # 14; Happy Valentine’s Day

Here’s a haiku for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

haiku for love day  

to give me your heart

datinggame

you have to want more from life

or risk loneliness

 

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march thirty one: november poetry chapbook challenge from writer’s digest, prompt #1

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William Faulkner’s Underwood Universal Portable sits in his office at Rowan Oak, which is now maintained by the University of Mississippi in Oxford as a museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I recently started following Writer’s Digest‘s Poetic Asides editor, Robert Lee Brewer.  For the month of November, the challenge is to write a poem-a-day and submit your finished work for a Chapbook Challenge. I’m getting a late start (10 days in) but I’ve decided that since I haven’t written any poetry since National Poetry Month with the NaPoWriMo Challenge (www.napowrimo.net), I thought November is as good a time as any to write new poetry. So here goes.

Find out the daily Chapbook Challenge prompts by visiting Poetic Asides on Writer’s Digest at:

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/2012-november-pad-chapbook-challenge

Prompt #1 is from Moriya Koleva

Mariya’s Prompt: Write a matches poem. The matches could be sticks that make fire. Or it could be matches from a game. Or the verb of “to match.” Or as in the phrase “He’s not a good match for you.” Or whatever other match you can make.

My poem:

prom date

When I went to prom

we wore matching outfits

purple and gold lace

my first bustier

you wore a matching cumberbund

and bowtie

too bad

our futures didn’t go together

no high school sweetheart for me

march thirty one: national poetry month – 30 poems in 30 days, April 21

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National Poetry Month Display @ Forest Hills (Photo credit: mySAPL)

haiku for good fathers

looking for a mate

my father laid the groundwork

will my wish come true?

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march thirty one: National Poetry Month – 30 poems in 30 days, April 7

Easter Memories Haiku  

Happy Easter (image from Google)

kids hunting for eggs

time to eat Honey Baked Ham

Sunday Easter dress

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