Tag: free verse

National Poetry Month Day 16: Snowbirds

Just a short poem today. Snowbirds Fly away southFar from the icy frostA few moments in the sunBefore coming home

National Poetry Month Day 14: Red Plaid Shirt

Fair Warning, you may not like this poem, or it may hit a nerve, or trigger upsetting feelings. Red Plaid Shirt He thought he was invincibleHe didn’t need to listen to rulesNothing can hurt me, he’d sayWith his goofy grin and red plaid shirt… Continue Reading “National Poetry Month Day 14: Red Plaid Shirt”

National Poetry Month Day 11: Exclamations

Some more opinions in poetry for today. Exclamations OutcriesOutragefor empty conspiracyand repugnant traditionClinging to what they knowinstead of letting gointo a brave new world Oh, oh, ohDon’t change it!Oh, oh, ohYou’re too sensitive!Oh, oh, ohI didn’t mean it like that! Hollow exclamationsThreatened recriminationsagainstnew expectationsfor… Continue Reading “National Poetry Month Day 11: Exclamations”

National Poetry Month Day 6: Enlightened Chastity

We go a bit deep with the poetry today, writing to the prompt enlightened chastity. Enlightened Chastity Uplifting reverence of purityAspirations of a saintly relicVirgin child manipulationExploitation in disguise UntouchableAbstinenceIdealRestraint Impositions of a patriarchyOn a subjugated genderMaidenhood objectifiedInto sanctified delusion

National Poetry Month Day Three: Turkish Night

Here’s today’s poem. Turkish Night A swirl of aromatic smokeOn the swirling evening breezeWith a lingering hint of rose Waning light along the streetbeyond the day ever endingand a canopy of emerging stars Moonlight over the bazaarAgainst shades of tapestry goldAnd the fading scent… Continue Reading “National Poetry Month Day Three: Turkish Night”