Repeat Podcast. My favorite TV Show #poetrypodcast

Check out this retro podcast from a year ago today. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love TV. This poem is an ode to my favorite show. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Listen to this episode of my podcast, march thirty one poetry, national poetry month. haiku for my favorite tv show. 4/5/18 https://anchor.fm/marchthirtyonepoetry/episodes/national-poetry-month–haiku-for-my-favorite-tv-show–4518-e19jlp

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#PoemADay #WritersDigest #AprPAD Today’s Theme: Painter

If you are from my generation (not ashamed to admit it, the #40AndOver club, then you probably remember that guy who did the 7-up commercials, Geoffrey Holder, from the 1980s. But I bet that, like myself, most of you don’t know that he was also a jack of all trades in the art world.  This is my ode to him.

a play on words (the life of Geoffrey Holder) by Kellea Tibbs

He was born in 1930
and left this earth in 2014

We knew him as the 7-up man
not unlike many other commercial
slogans that are engrained
in our psyche
his voice was unforgettable

but he gave us so much more
a true artist
who dabbled in many forms
of expression

hailing from Trinidad
dancer,
choreographer,
singer,
director
and painter.

but it was with that voice
he offered us
as an artist
and in every instance of hearing it
his message was simple

some us have it
and some of us never will

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#PoemADay #WritingPrompt #AprPAD Today’s Theme: Animals

Today’s Writer’s Digest Poem A Day prompt theme is animals.

animals are simple      4/3/19

animals are simple.

they eat,

partner up,

produce heirs,

protect

and at times

lose their lives

protecting

for love.

then repeat.

functioning on actions

not words

and in their world

words are not needed

only expectations.

If only humans

could master

this kind of follow through.

imagine how much more

we could accomplish?

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#30daysofpoetry: Poem A Day Writing Prompt. April 1st. Theme: morning

Today kicks off National Poetry Month. It also kicks off my annual attempt to complete 30 poems this month by following the Writer’s Digest Poem A Day writing prompt challenge. Here we go!  Today’s theme: morning

Good morning 4/1/2019

Every day

I update my status with

Good morning,

Be Thankful,

Love Thy Neighbor,

Be Kind.

simple

golden rule virtues

we are taught

as children

Somehow though

In our daily engagement

When we are busy pretending

To be adults,

We lose our childlike ability

To see others

As equal in how we

Love, forgive, and grow.

We become forgetful

Home training goes

out the window

And we often

don’t remember

To treat others

As just plain humans

And so it seems

the hardest ideals to keep

Throughout the day

Are those that show

Compassion and empathy

For difference

So at the end of the day

After morning has passed away

It’s our inward reflection

That will matter and determine

How we will plan ahead

For tomorrow.

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