march thirty one: #30poems30days #poetryprompt: finding direction in the hood

This poem was based on another prompt from poet Scott Woods on Twitter.  The prompt was “Geocaching in the hood”.  I used my own interpretation of that:

Poem:  GPS for the streets

never underestimate the homeless dude

sees all, hears all

and probably knows all the shortcuts

 

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march thirty one: #30poems30days – Easter Poem

Happy Easter (image from Google)

I wrote this poem based on a poetry prompt from poet Scott Woods who runs the Writers Block poetry group.  The prompt was “When an Easter egg hunt goes wrong”:

Easter at granddaddy’s house

adults hide $$ in plastic eggs

cousins become enemies

keep your eyes on the prize 

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march thirty one: #NationalPoetryMonth #ThrowbackThursday #OldSchool – Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Since it’s Thursday (Throw Back Thursday that is), here is one of my favorite poets and one of my favorite pieces of spoken word. It’s Gil Scott Heron’s, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”.  #OldSchool #TBT

We lost him in May 2011, one of the pioneers of modern spoken word and performance. RIP Gil Scott Heron

From You Tube

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National Poetry Month – Late Start

So I’m getting a late start on this. In the spirit of National Poetry Month, I will once again, attempt to keep up with the Writer’s Digest Magazine Poem A Day Challenge (PAD) http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/poetry-challenge-2014-poetic-asides.  I managed to do very well in 2012 and posted poems just about all of the 30 days of April, however 2013 I didn’t do as well and this year is turning out to be a challenge to keep up with the challenge. Today i s actually the first day I’ve had to post on my blog. So much poetry to write, so little time….. 

Day #1 Challenge (posted by poet Tracy Brimhall)

  1. Write a beginning poem. Today is the beginning of this challenge. It’s also the beginning of April. But there are so many other beginnings: Beginning of a relationship, beginning of school, beginning of the rest of your life, and so on. Pick a beginning to write about.
  2. Write an ending poem. Often, though not always, beginnings come as the result of an ending. Sometimes endings are cause for disappointment, heartbreak, or numbness. Other times, endings are celebrated. Capture an ending today.

 

My poem:

April One – a poem

Fools rush in
Jokes abound
Laughter comes
Then someone
Inevitably
Is embarrassed
This month
Full of rain showers
Begins as a mystery laden
Comedic driven
Reality show
Full of punchlines
Ridicule
And shenanigans
It’s a wonder any work gets done
Perhaps the boss
Will give us a day off
To lolligag
Roll on the floor and
Take naps on a whim
Daydreaming of beach filled days
And extra long vacation days
With pay

April Fools

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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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