Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Spectacles (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing the following poem for O.S.I. and the theme is spectacles.

His eyes failed him
Dimmed as the sun
Took a final curtain call
It burned like wax
Along the horizon
And the trees
Waved to him
Like old friends

His God given lens
Out of focus
Dim and dull
Made the world
More sinister
Full of shadows

So he let his other senses
Guide him
He felt the wood
As old as him
The groves and nicks
He carved as a lad

He felt the wind
Caress him
Like an old love
Her cool, elusive touch
Made the trees shudder
The leaves sigh
And the birds chime

As light reciprocated
Her warmth
And wilted into darkness

Friday, August 24, 2012

Enjoying The Ride


Hi Skywatchers,

Glancing out the car window, I was inspired by the beautiful sky to write this poem:

She loved the purr of the radio
The squeal of her tires
On long, winding roads
Drifting on dark, bumpy edges
She enjoyed the sun's glare on her shades
A tan formed along her brow
Drag racing with the daylight
Fierce pride and grit

Happy Sky Watch!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

To Be A Man

Hi all,

I am writing a subtle blend of flash fiction and poetry.  Hope you enjoy!!

Man stands tall.
Man stands tall next to his son.
Man says to be a man you must stand tall.
Man says to be a man you must bend down.
Man says to be a man you must stay low.
Man must balance great things and small things.
He walked the life and taught through action.
Now his son stands tall.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Green (Haiku Heights)

Hi all,

Tonight, I am writing a pair of haikus for Haiku Heights and the theme is green.

Stretching tall
Wander blessed and free
Paint her green

Green flecks in her eyes
Firefly joy

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dreams in Blue (Sky Watch)

Hi Sky watchers,

I am presenting two images for Sky Watch Friday.  The second image is through a blue photo filter.

In a dream
The world turned blue
And made me see
Life in shades
As beautiful
Adventurous and free
Unique, challenging
Bold and daring
I open my eyes
And paint the world
I dream
Happy Sky Watch!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bathing (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I've been away for too long!  Here is a poem for O.S.I. and the theme is bathing.

A swallow's song
Awakes me from my sleep
It flutters deep in my heart
Bathes me in its serenity
A song on broken wings
A deep and beautiful sting
Lifting the psalms of my soul
Resting after a long journey

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Olympics (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

The Olympic spirit has inspired my latest poem for Acrostic Only.  Hope you enjoy!!

Olive crown for athletic prowess
Lean bodies built to perfection
Young shoulders lift a country
Momentous occasion to celebrate greatness
Pride, strength, and remarkable ability
Intensely chasing the coveted gold
Crowds shouting in joyous unity
Sending them home with elation

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sun Bloom (Sky Watch)

The sun blooms
Full and wide
Like a flower
Fragrant beauty

Happy Sky Watch all!