Friday, May 31, 2019

Lamenting sadly life's woes that easily falter

                                                                                                            Author Vojife
Image: Melting Snow (here)

Extending quickly a reach scathingly beyond
Colorful hues yonder across pristine skies
To hug intently an endearment spellbound
Stepping across yellow daffodils in the wilds

Ungainly steps seemingly over fast waters
That plunge icy cold furiously down below
Lamenting sadly life's woes that easily falter
Into a roaring abyss of melted white snow

Resolute resolution stamps a hard wallop
Determined to pick up the pieces and get on
Pinnacle of lofty goals more than a wild snub
Colorful rainbows and a penchant for a song

Mish's at d'Verse's OLN #244

Friday, May 24, 2019

so why flog the issue unobtrusively offered

                                                                                                 Author:  Jessie Eastland
Image: Impending Doom Permeates the Air  (here)

the sky looked like ink, no stars,
just black; that’s how it began
wither the sorrow to go this far
to accentuate a sadness unplanned

when nature came into the act
perhaps in sympathy to a lost cause
holding on to an occurrence after the fact
but sinister trending without a pause

so why flog the issue unobtrusively offered
just accept it with grace without the fanfare
the sooth-sayers wound down flustered
caught off-guard summer's end none were aware

a peaceful end to a strategy on the quiet
lost in darkness progressing unnoticed
without rocking the boat as when it started
diplomacy as a tool yet no rules were breached

MLMM's First line Friday 
Marian's at Real Toad's - summer's end

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

'Love thy neighbor' no more alive

                                                                                                   Attribution: Toni
Image: Care and Patience
on the Balcony(here)

the 12 given Wordle words:
blocks alley clues insight permit style 
shift siren shoot lights tracks live

Note: It is such a joy looking at
all the greenery reflecting on your
green fingers, Carrie. Hank's take 
here is entirely fiction just borrowing
one of your wonderful pictures to 
spice it up. Apologies, not one 
from Hank's own garden

Two blocks away by the alley
No clues apparent on its origin
But was creating curiosity daily
Mysterious occupants not seen

An insight into their interests
Permitted clues to their style
The balcony provided the first
Colors and greenery were high

There was a shift in the order
Sirens blaring in the dead of night
A shootout suddenly did occur
Powerful lights were shone bright

It was just not easy to keep track
Of how neighbors live their life
Even basic information we lack
'Love thy neighbor' no more alive

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #403
Carrie's Sunday Muse -  wednesday 
muse #8 garden-spot
Sherry's at PU's Poetry Pantry #480

the crowd is to shield their presence

                                                               Artist: Wilhelm Gentz (1822–1890)
Image: The Father of Cats, riding a camel with saddlebags
full of cats, and a crowd of pilgrims following him (here)

the 12 given words:
warfare, hail pilgrim, disdain falsehood crowd, 
shield tales, obscurereason, crest, roads

it is open warfare
hail the pilgrims
reacting to the glare
of publicity with disdain

not to put up with falsehood
the crowd is to shield their presence
with tales of grandeur to boot
perhaps obscure but with good reasons

on the crest of success
brimming with confidence
leading rightly to  manifest
itself on to roads of credence

MMT's Sunday Whirligig  #214
Rommy's The Tuesday Platform  - going buggy

Everywhere but not a Drop to Drink

                                                                          Author Markus Koljonen (Dilaudid)
Image: The Manneken Pis in Brussels (here)

Note: Not in my elements but one of the elements

Water, water, everywhere
The aftermath of the tsunami
Sadly not a drop to drink
Gnawing on man’s ability
To survive on the brink

Manneken Pis was able though
To target a flow without a miss
He has now female company
In the form of Jenneke Pis
Of the watering hole jargon
Bloody Mary , Whiskey American
Sealed lifelong friendships
At the Long Bar with every long sips

Of Titanic, touted indestructibly
A wayward iceberg was all
That wrought the unthinkable
Long thought to be a casualty
Of the notorious Bermuda Triangle
All the drama spawned a movie
That caught the imagination of all

Arguments may ignite
Between the optimist
And the pessimist
That glass is half full
Nay, it is half empty
Whatever caught the two fools
Both are correct eventually

Oceans occupy three-fourths
Of Mother Earth’s surface
So also Man’s body fluids
But there is no denying
We can still go without food
But without water we are dead!

Gospel's at d'Verse's Poetics - in my elements