Fleeting

 

Pixabay

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

 

Padre

Written for d’Verse Poetics: Impermanence

 

The Watch-keeper

Sea, Sailing Vessel, Ocean, Sunset, Sky, Dusk

Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay

 

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

 

Padre

 

Peel/Peeled with d’Verse

Tea Spirit

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Daniel Fehr

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

 

Padre

 

Photo Challenge #303

D’Verse

See also: Tea Song

 

 

 

 

 

Full

Soup Bowl, Soup Plate, Spoon, Empty, Plate, Food, Soup

image:Pixabay

“I’m Full.”

“Fully Full?”

“Fully Filled Indeed.”

“Fully Stuffed Full?”

“Exhaustively 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?

 

Padre

Quadrille #97 – Filling the Page

Wild Country

Bison Near Kelly Wyoming, Bison, Nature

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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 –

Settled –

Will be wild –

No more.

 

(44 Words)

 

Padre

 

dVerse: Quadrille #96: Wild Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secret

Image result for secret document free image

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.

 

Padre

 

Poetics: Shhhh! Do you Want to Know a Secret?

 

 

 

 

 

Reflections of Indecision

 

Poses, Female, Education, Posing

image: Pixabay

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?

 

Padre

 

Written for d’Verse Soliloquy

To Kill the Witch Queen

Witch, Black Cat, Broom, Halloween, Dark

image: Pixabay

 

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

 

Padre

 

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.”