if I could give up
one thing you see
it wouldn’t hang
from a big apple tree
if I had to stand
with a big lettered sign
it would not be written
in cursive or in rhyme
if there were a big group
standing in a crowd
some silent others loud
i’m not sure if ships
blockading in the sea
or a broad high fence
barring you from feeding me
is it sticks that you bring
or is it rocks
what point are you making
with your useless sling shot?
The prompt for Poet’s United Midweek motif is Boycott.
I am not sure if a boycott of items or a service really does much.
Will a Cold War (a boycott of sorts) with Russia help my friends in the Ukraine???
Are the boys barring the way for practitioners (with sticks and slingshots) into their villages preventing the spread of Ebola?
My signs would say:
“Give Crimea Back”
“Stop the Spread of Ebola – NOW!!!”
Today ashes spread
upon the sea, your spirit
Carpe Diem’s prompt is Departed Soul. Today was the memorial service for the man who modeled goodness to me as a child. He will always be father in my heart.
How do you say… “shoe”?
naturally we both point at our feet
under the table
the four-year old and me
How do you say… “smile”?
the white teeth in upturned lips
fill the boy’s small face
a giggle slips
¿Como se dice… “hug”?
little arms reach up
wrap around my neck
as I bend in half
How do you say…It’s been a bit too long?
since I’ve felt little boy hugs
akin to puppy dog tails
wagging with happy energy
¿Como se dice… “content”?
blue-gray eyes radiate a glow
knowing that one moment spent with a child
causes my invisible tail to wag
there’s really no translation
The DP writing Challenge today is Back to Life. What revives you after a hard week, long flight, tough situation???
A big abrazo to Gideon for his smiles
Photography: Moondust Designs ~ 2013
Ever wonder what people who write and are damned do in their spare time???
Well come have a look at my prose this week: Pointed Ends is a melee of sorts. The question: can you determine who the real monsters are? In the end, I hope you get the Point. (smile)
While you are there- take a look at some excellent writing.
I felt a painful jab in my arm.
“Don’t worry darling this will calm you down.”
Even though I had been married to him, I had never liked his smile.
mezurashi ya yama wo ide ha no natsu nasubi
on leaving the mountain
the first eggplant
For moments you peak
before sun’s heat dries your skin
Carpe Diem’s prompt “How Rare” is inspired by one of Basho’s lesser known haiku.