Category Archives: Original Writing

Free Verse: Ruby Red

Grapefruit may spit in my eye, but I love it nonetheless. Ruby Red your blush belies bittersweet inside that dimpled hide you cry out for my serrations to separate you from yourself and I will comply but first – Gimme … Continue reading

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Haiku: Rams Head High

Tonight I attended a poetry book launch and open mic session hosted by Raundi Moore-Kondo (http://www.theloveofwords.com/raundi.html). As part of the event, I received a randomly-selected “animal poet guide”: a bighorn sheep, male, AKA a ram. My assignment: write a haiku by … Continue reading

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Yearbook: A reason to publish every moment of our lives to the world wide web

I based this poem on autographs written in my 1980 high school yearbook. Yearbook: A reason to publish every moment of our lives to the world wide web Because in 1980 Peter couldn’t picture me in any outfit other than … Continue reading

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Free Verse: Heed the Warning Label

I wrote this on behalf of every female who is friendly, friendly, friendly, but not THAT friendly. Heed the warning label enough trouble to be trouble but not enough trouble to be worth the trouble

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I wish you Curiosity and Courage in 2015

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Free verse: RIF’d (please comment)

RIF = Reduction in Force. This refers to layoffs, downsizing, rightsizing and similar. If you’ve gone through it, or if you have had to organize it, please comment on my poem. It’s a work in progress, and I’d love your feedback. … Continue reading

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On Leadership: Your employee missed expectations? I blame you.

OK, it’s more about management than leadership. I wrote “Your employee missed expectations. I blame you” originally on LinkedIn to remind managers that a missed expectation might not be 100% the employee’s fault. We all jump to conclusions, but it’s best … Continue reading

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Narrow Minds

This poem should be titled: Melanie, I know you want to release the Kraken upon a ship of fools, but write something instead. Narrow minds wield pitchforks and torches to fend off the frightful. Broad minds wield kindness and mercy … Continue reading

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Haiku: Medusa Speaks

On most Wednesdays I drive to Orange, CA, to participate in open mic poetry hosted by “Two Idiots Peddling Poetry” (see my earlier post for details: http://ow.ly/Cx3qk). Most of the crew have been sharing poems they wrote from a Medusa prompt. … Continue reading

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Sevenling: Fallen

There seem to be multiple interpretations of the “sevenling” format. I followed this one from a http://www.writersdigest.com poem-a-day prompt:  “a 7-line poem … that features two tercets and a one-liner in the final (third) stanza. The first two stanzas should have an … Continue reading

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