Sometimes I think that I will find
The secret of having peace of mind
But then come dilemmas that on me bind
Making me feel I’ve fallen behind
These moments sometimes are even combined
Making peace and chaos ill-defined
Confusion and clarity intertwined
Uncertain, unstable, fleeting
Like the pattern of this poem that rhymed
Written for d’Verse Poetics: Impermanence
Take yourself aloft – your watch to keep
As we plough our way across the deep
Keep a weather eye – for anything ill
What’s that lad? It means keep your eye peel’d
With luck – port we’ll make by morn
Driving hard away from yesterday’s storm
Peel/Peeled with d’Verse
The Tea Spirit embodied
In a drink invigorating and clean
Her very essence captured
In the beverage of which she is queen
Some swear by burned beans
For the making of brews
But it is in the simple leaf
That I find my muse
The Tea Spirit’s gift
A drink invigorating and clean
Her very essence in it captured
The elixir which among drinks – is queen
Photo Challenge #303
See also: Tea Song
“Fully Filled Indeed.”
“Fully Stuffed Full?”
“Exhaustively, Full To The Brink?”
“I’m Filled So Full, My Filling’s Complete.”
“Complete, Like You Can’t Even Manage A Drink?”
“Sated, Content, Even My Satisfaction’s Full;
Wait – Did You Mention A Drink?
Quadrille #97 – Filling the Page
Wild country –
Barren land –
Sweeping grasses –
Untouched by man.
The wagons roll,
Across the wide prairie –
Keen eyed scouts –
Of dangers wary.
Intrepid settlers –
New lives to make –
Establishing their homesteads –
With plough and rake.
Soon this land –
Will be wild –
dVerse: Quadrille #96: Wild Monday
Fingerprints taken, photos made –
In anticipation of the secrets – to you conveyed.
Sign the documents, your oath to keep –
Not to utter a word, not as much as a peep.
Knowledge is power –
And power is not to be shared –
The secrets you hold –
To “need to know” only –
Ever shall be declared.
It is the state of things –
In the now and here –
It’s a lot of hassle –
About a recipe for beer.
Poetics: Shhhh! Do you Want to Know a Secret?
How shall I proceed?
Which way shall I turn?
Life seemed so simple –
As last year did turn.
A new decade starting,
My path – now unsure,
Is this what’s meant when they say –
The youth’s dreams won’t endure?
Is this what it’s really like –
To become mature?
Things are no longer simple.
They are all now too complex.
So shall it be left or right?
What should I do next?
Written for d’Verse Soliloquy
That is how you’ll kill the Witch Queen.
Its not by water, or by burning
For Oz had it wrong, and Salem did too
It has nothing to do with a ruby shoe
For the witches in Disney, they too are flawed
Rarely does their MO – poisoned apples involve
No to rid yourself of witches
And evil step mothers too
Just kill them with kindness
It’s the least you can do
Written for d’Verse Poetics: Last Lines
The prompt: “Choose a book that is physically close to you right now. Ok, it might not be the first one within reach. I will never know. Turn to the LAST page. Read the last one or two lines. Let these words stir your poetic soul and write a poem. Grab your cookbook, encyclopedia (if you still own one), novel, poetry book, biography, magazine, instruction manual, whatever your heart desires.”
The book near at hand was the ebook Song of Shadows by Sylvia Mercedes. The last line is “That is how you will kill the Witch Queen.”
In a world which now obsessed with money
It’s nice to give or receive simple honey
Such natural pleasure – the gift of the bee
Is a wonderful present, and valued by me
Mother Nature’s bounty for us to share
And nothing artificial in it anywhere
In a world so obsessed with money
Let us prize simple nectar and wonderful honey
Written for d’Verse Meet the bar with gift rhymes
A world refreshed – made anew
It as fresh as the morning dew
Corruption and spoil – have all gone
And all the woes they did spawn
The time has come for such a new day
For such new beginnings we do pray
Written for d’Verse Poetics: New Year – New World