brought together not through birth,
Locked eyes in a stare down
Filled with the “eye of the tiger”
One daringly taking the first leap
clashed to the ground wrestling, thrashing
A frantic separation not knowing who was the victor
The youngest paced in contemplation whipping its tail.
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In honor of #WorldPoetryDay, I decided I would do some browsing around and read someone I haven’t read before. The title caught my attention, and who knew the simple arrangement of words therein could be so spot on. As such, I’m sharing my favorite snippet… For A Depressed Woman
She sleeps late each day,
stifling each reason to rise,
choked into the quilt.
Please read the short poem in its entirety here and check more of Emanuel’s work. I know I will.
Ladybugs invoke a sense of calming good will
that is until
you catch them feasting on your favorite set
of woven tweeds
they’re not the cute ones,
but lengthier beetles
that love to feed
clothing, carpets, fabric
ridden with tiny holes
annoying as canines
chewing on your clothes
Story Bandit: We dare you to write a 49-word poem using the following words: tweeds, lengthier, invoke, ladybugs. #writingdare
A quick poem I wrote up for a dear friend, in hopes of making her smile and chuckle at my cheesiness. Thankfully, she did.
To conquer her life anew
The struggles she faced
Would leave anyone else
Depressed or constantly blue
But she perseveres night after day after day
She manages to send some love
To special ones thousands of miles away
“Don’t give up Mrs. Dixon!”
Is all I believe is left that I can utter
For us, life will seesaw until finally better
Some of our dreams will be achieved
And I’ll cross the oceans
To share in joys with you.
This will all be true.