31 of 31 OctPoWriMo Short days and long nights I’ve gathered ingredients It’s time to cast spells Combine tongue, eye, tooth, ear, spleen Chant a Happy Halloween ~ Tanka I’d like to send a special shout out to my fellow October Poetry writers for their encouragement, support, expertise, and for being my source of inspiration! AndContinue reading “Witches Brew”
White on white translucent black capes Back on the rack Bela lugosi’s dead The bats have left the bell tower The victims have been bled Red velvet lines the black box Bela lugosi’s dead Undead undead undead The virginal brides file past his tomb Strewn with time’s dead flowers Bereft in deathly bloom Alone inContinue reading “Undead”
30 of 31 OctPoWriMo Your smile radiates Heat upon my broken soul Giving me solace I need The warmth of your love Surrounds me with rich comfort Piercing through the distant cold ~Sedoka ~ Photo from Pinterest, source not credited
Today’s Halloween track, I hope you enjoy!
Here’s my entry for the Halloween Challenge being hosted by the multi-talented Der Erzahler. If you haven’t visited his site you should cause you’re really missing out. And if you head over there now you can see works submitted for the challenge by other great writers and poets. Enjoy! xoxo
29 of 31 OctPoWriMo Sunshine and fresh air Scenic wilderness hiking Trails lead the way up Dirt crusted earth breathes with life Trees stand strong and tall with me Cooling autumn breeze Absorbing pure oxygen Kisses on my skin Revitalizing organs Lifting suffering spirits -Tanka
I’ll be playing spooky, creepy, and fun Halloween tunes on this channel the next few days, so be sure to tune in each day and press play! 🙂
28 of 31 OctPorWriMo When times are tough and it’s difficult to cope Living with wrenching hardships, loosing control All that’s left to do is hold on tight to hope Struggling through the daily chores that take a toll Angst with meeting everyone else’s simple needs Disappointment and despair takes a strong hold Continue reading “Hope”
27 of 31 OctPoWriMO It’s late, but on time 🙂 Little Tommy had always been mentally afflicted Twice he was arrested and then later committed In a crowded institution that granted his release Sent him out with a bottle of pills into society Without any shelter to go or a place to call a homeContinue reading “Dancing With Fire”
It’s always a pleasure to hang out with KP and The Neighborhood; it’s the best rendezvous spot for bringing creativity together. The artwork accompanying this piece, by Nacago is stunning – enjoy!
26 of 31 OctPoWriMo Liz was a delicate doll Adult woman, yet small Her beauty enthralled Leaving Jack appalled It was a dreadful brawl He hit her curled in a ball To the phone she crawled She tried to make a call No! On a drunken drawl He pulled it out of the wall ThenContinue reading “Lizzie”
25 of 31 OctPoWriMo Slithering around on the floor The cold tiles soothed the heat Calmed by my own heart beat I heard a faint knock at my door Begging in the distance, please ~ I knew there was no one there It was my conscious fooling me I didn’t need to get upContinue reading “Venomous”
24 of 31 OctPoWriMo Am I still man’s best friend Yes, and I’ll continue to defend Does my appearance frighten Yes, but I promise to enlighten What if I’m lost out on the streets We’ll take you in and let you eat When the abuse stops, what will I do Find someone worthy to lookContinue reading “Discrimination”
My turn to jinx 🙂 luv this xoxo
23 of 31 OctPoWriMo In her sleep she wags Her tail, and I like to think It’s because of me She dreams of morning treats, and Walks, parks, bones, toys and well, me ~Tanka This is my ninety pound, 8 year old puppy.
22 of 31 OctPoWriMo Extended darkness covers Around my chin they hover Morning does struggle to rise Fighting to pry open my eyes Appearing later each day Rushing to figure out a way Autumn begins to settle Time to bring out the kettle Crisp morning air now descends Whacky socks I will depend
21 of 31 OctPoWriMo It’s heavier than you might think continually holding this mask chasing my dreams and afraid to blink determined to carry out this task Arms grow heavy and weak after weeks of clutching this pointless disguise pushing limits exploring new techniques longing to drop it, but know it’s not wise Wearing anContinue reading “The Masquerade”
Wishing you much light, joy, briyani and sweets to be shared with the family and friends in your life!
20 of 31 OctPoWriMo Taking the first step A battle I fight daily Warring with myself Ridiculous Excuses Won’t subjugate me today ~ Tanka ~Pinterest, source lovethispic.com
19 of 31 OctPoWriMo She asked him nicely to stay On her knees she begged please Don’t leave me and go away He insisted and took leave Left standing there alone She fell to the floor, wept Vulnerable and prone Saw it clearly as she slept Without any delay Revenge was to be claimed ActionsContinue reading “Paid The Price”
18 of 31 OctPoWriMo Headless Horseman riding by and things that go bump in the night After the children are safely tucked in bed their thoughts bring fright Lightning flashes outside electrifying a grey cloudless sky Lycanthropy neighbors change forms and are spied barking at the moon Old skeletons wandering down the streets in brokenContinue reading “Halloween”
17 of 31 OctPoWriMo What will tomorrow hold Will there be stories told May we grow a day old Might we be called back home No one ever seems to know We hope for the very best Everyday when we dress Setting out on our quest Feeling like we never rest But today, we areContinue reading “Life Today”
16 of 31 OctPoWriMo Robotic mundane ways lived out each day Going through the motions upon the tides Moves fluidly past life that slips and slides Before your eyes taking each blow in stride Drifting further away, cloaked in dark haze Losing sight of the shore, lost in the grey ForcedContinue reading “Swim Out of Grey”
15 of 31 OctPoWriMo The winds keep shifting Temperatures climb the air Dust motes dancing -Haiku Image sourced from Pintrest, art by Alucard
14 of 31 OctPoWriMo My challenge Write something everyday My challenge No matter what folks say I’ll find my own way through Working out the kinks of My Challenge ~Rondelet Dear Readers, It’s okay if you think this is cheesy, I know it is. I don’t consider myself a poet or take these things tooContinue reading “My Challenge”