Category Archives: Poems

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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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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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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Mensa Haiku Challenge

Today @americanmensa tweeted: What are you most thankful for? Answer in the form of a haiku. Best answers to be printed in the Nov./Dec. @MensaBulletin! My submission: I, upon waking, inhale. Alive I smile and exhale my Thank You. Visit @americanmensa … Continue reading

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Free Verse: Coin

Sometimes, when you are the bread-winner and family takes you for granted and they want you to do a bunch of stuff at home after a long day at work as if your whole work thing doesn’t count for nuthin’, … Continue reading

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Free Verse: This Chorus has Ended

In sixth grade I sang high soprano in the school chorus. At the beginning of 7th grade, when I tried out for chorus, something apparently had gone terribly wrong over the summer. I tried to sing “Noel, Noel” as a … Continue reading

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