Commodities

You’re expected to hold a degree
In this dog-eat-dog world
To be a functioning part of society

Tell me what does it really mean
When students display their dubiety
Perhaps, they aught to pursue a PhD

Education never mattered much to me
I just wanted the rewards and treats

That came with living the dream

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Seasonally adjusted ~ #poem

The biting, crisp reminders
Send shivers up my spine
From that moment in time –
A late December morning

When the semi-cool breeze
Had enough of record heat
Gusting thru the Inland basin
Pushing summer to an end

Where we all could fall in love
With winter once again
Plan to ring the New Year in
Wearing our scarfs & gloves

Making spring time resolutions
An intoxicating mix of absolutions

Gone Fishing 🎣 # Haiku #Tanka

A gentle lapping
Breaks daily monotony
Against calm lakeshore

– Haiku

A gentle lapping
Breaks daily monotony
Against calm lakeshore

Vacation hooked and baited
Nature’s wild, a peaceful feast

– Tanka

 

In response to Ronovan Writes – Haiku challenge #171 using the words = Lake & Calm.

Hate Crimes – #Tanka

Towering over,
ill placed egos swell with pride
while victims cower

suffering from their birth rights
subject to fearful hate crimes


In response to weekly prompt (hate and pride) challenge #45 here: https://butismileanyway.com/2017/08/08/colleens-weekly-poetry-challenge-45-haiku-hate-pride/

Painted Ladies

Glamorous it seems
from the eyes of a young child
taught to cover up

~

Accentuating
their natural-born beauty
artistically

~

Sashay Shante, Queens
Sis’ of Perpetual Sin
spreading awareness

2012 AIDS Fundraiser

 


Last week, I stumbled upon the below  site hosting weekly Haiku prompts, and thought fun. This week, I decided to give it a go by using the words as the title with 3 different views in the form of Haiku.

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #161 Painted&Lady