Sunday, May 19, 2019

WeekEND worries -- a Poem for Tuesday

Did the Earth Just Shake?

If I would make a wish
That never will come true
My life could end minutes
After screaming world's end
Watch and enjoy the sights

BTW, never have I
Ever fallen off my horse
Preakness jockey did today
Might the world come to its end
_ _ _

 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
- I'm linked with  in the Imaginary Garden
at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/05/the-tuesday-platform-in-lieu-of-poem.html
- I'm also linked with Magaly Guerrero in the Imaginary Garden
at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/05/weekend-mini-challenge-oh-poetic-irony.html?m=1

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

A Saturday Poem - Irony and Satire?

“Remember when we drank coffee with the paper?”
by P.Byrnes @ New Yorker Magazine
 
 
All Good Things;
have to end

Off to a good start
I'm half way down the bottle
Forgot where I live

You did a good job
I asked for the one with worms
Bottom here's nothing

Through with funnies yet
Family Circle and Blondie
Good reading at work

Oh good dripped your Scotch
I wish you'd switch to vodka
Save your smell for home

Writer's Note:  I'm not so good with puns.
  _ _ _

 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - Cartoon from "The New Yorker" and copied from Magaly at the link below.  A couple reading the morning news.  They are inspiration to write, I used one cartoon of the three.
 - I'm linked with Magaly Guerrero in the Imaginary Garden  at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/05/weekend-mini-challenge-oh-poetic-irony.html?m=1
 - Magaly has asked for satire and irony, not agony.  But do notice each verse uses the word "good".  If you can find any tell me in a comment.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Friday -- a picnic poem

Picnic for Two

Pack your lunch and you come with me
We're going on a picnic now
I've a watermelon packed in ice
It's in the wagon with the rest

No need to cook just raid the fridge
You'll find things seem you hadn't known
A stranger must have put them there
Well share what we've found our surprise

Lemonade, apple pie and cheese
And a blanket are in the back seat
Mosquito spray and bathing suit
Got your suit and towel let us go
 
The way we went end at the beach or park  
Work family and older – Now it's all planned
_ _ _
 
 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - I am linked to Toni Spencer in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/05/lets-have-picnic-yall.html?m=1
 - Toni has asked for a picnic poem, short, preferably 200 words or less.  Mine is 100 words plus the title three.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Waiting for the end of May -- a Tuesday ditty

May Drinks;
 make way for June 

May's drink half way over
Her party ending
June bugs awakening
From a deep deep sleep
Cows are seeking new fields
Fresh bells this season

They're dancing to my tune, piano plays
We'll kick our heels
Summer drinks on ice

May counting for her end
Flower petals fall  
June polishing her halls
Weddings bring high bucks
Cows and their youngsters set
Calves weaned and ready

We're dancing to my tune, piano plays
We kick our heels
Summer drinks on ice
 _ _ _

 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - I'm linked with


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Sunday, May 12, 2019

She loves me, she loves me not, she lo ...

Apart; love ingredient
here lingering

Apart in a world of togetherness
You're apart I'm apart Why couldn't we
Yes why couldn't we make togetherness
We both know it's lonesome out there apart

Count the ways and let us vote our choice
First and foremost is marriage Number One
Ingredients are love trust devotion
True love is the tricky one It just comes
 
Second in my book comes a shacking up
No strings attached just watch our P's and Q's
Helps to be true and devoted by both
And when there's love then why not a marriage

Two's wishy washy, there's a Thee  
We could play 'house' you're the wife me husband
Later it might be mommy and daddy
There could be a junior come any time

When the 'house' becomes a home vote again
Not apart never been I vote marriage
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 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019
 - I am linked with Marian in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/05/just-one-word-apart.html?m=1

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Thursday, May 09, 2019

Gardner's Delight -- A Poem for the Month of May


Add Roses Red
 
Roses Red, you have finally come
Pruned somewhat late that's all our fault
Inconvenience we're sorry
Sorry but not disappointed

Your blossoms so bright fair and Red
Welcome bait for any lass' hair
Bring my love a dozen plus two
She'll reward your valiant display

Summer's near, May's departing fast
Rose food desert early for you
And water each day keep you moist
Garden would seem bare with you gone
 
You pretty girls so dear to us
Proper kiss but for prickly stems
 _ _ _
 
 - Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - I am answering the prompt of Sanaa Rizvi in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/05/such-were-syllables-that-possessed-may.html
 [click on any picture for larger view
click again for better detail]
[this is our back yard, Roses Red are
against the right wall, sisters are at
left of this picture, cousins in middle]
 [the left corner of the garden, the Louisiana Iris in
the middle here bloomed early, since we did not
have a freeze the orange Hibiscus left in the middle
picture have been blooming since February.]
 

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Another Tuesday poem


From "The Chicken Dinner", 2016, 

Watch the Chickens
 
I'm standing here in the corner
looking across into the room
Why I'm standing here I don't know
There is no place I want to go

That dear was my plight this morning
Like a chicken just standing there
Three others in the room active
Chicken no place it wants to go

The others are doing their thing
Things to do with places to go
One to school another to work
The helper may end up like me

You could too when nothing to do
When you're through and no place to go
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 - Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2016 and 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - I am linked with Sanaa Rizvi in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/05/the-tuesday-platform.html?m=1

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Monday, May 06, 2019

Little Bo Peep Looking for Her Sheep


The Dystopian Tarot, The Lovers
Kerry O'Connor
https://kerryoconnorsother.blogspot.com/ 

Little Bo Peep looking,
her sheep hadn't come home

Forehead branded with
an "X" as were her sheep

Peering over the hill
hoping to see her sheep

Scary scene appeared
Eons of years in one frame 
 

Adam, Eve, mythology, fables,
space travel, no sheep

Where, Adam didn't know
Ogress** bellowed "I've devoured" 

  
"You are next"
_ _ _ 

 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - I am linked to Kerry O'Connor  in the Imaginary Garden at 
http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/05/art-flash.html?m=1
 - Kerry has left a piece of her Dystopian art on her blog for you to see.   It is also supposed to be inspiration for our writing.
 - Flash Writing traditionally has 55 Words as does this one not counting the title words. 
  - SQUINT your eyes and in the PICTURE
 you can see the innocent little girl shining through as being in the background 
**"An ogre (feminine: "ogress") is a legendary monster usually depicted as a large, hideous, man-like being that eats ordinary human beings, especially infants and children. Ogres frequently feature in mythology, folklore, and fiction throughout the world."  (Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogre)
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Saturday, May 04, 2019

When lovers and nice things are gone

The Dystopian Tarot, The Lovers
Kerry O'Connor

https://kerryoconnorsother.blogspot.com/ 

Back to square one;
a Dystopian poem 

Technology's losing it today
Planes are falling from the sky
It's big dishes are on the ground
Removing you and me comes next

What we'll have left is innocent child
Eyes wide open and wondering of things
Things that were, we had it so good
Now everything has come to Glum
_ _ _

 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - I am linked to Kerry O'Connor  in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/05/art-flash.html?m=1
  - Kerry has left a piece of her Dystopian art on her blog for you to see.   It is also supposed to be inspiration for our writing.
 - Flash Writing traditionally has 55 Words as does this one not counting the title words. 
  - SQUINT your eyes and in the PICTURE you can see the innocent little girl shining through as being in the background.

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Thursday, May 02, 2019

a Wordy Poem for Thursday Morning

Looking around;
 What do I see? 

The situation:
(Sitting in the edge of the bed
Directed poem I'll try to write
Directions were look around you
And write of what all you can see)

What is going on?
TV's on old "Murder she wrote"
Playing quite loud like when I came
Sleep timer's set for one hour.
It'll turn off when I'm asleep

Who is there?
Misses sleeping here when I came
Sleeping soundly her pill helped that
Not snoring now later she might
Two alarms set quarter to six

What else?
Those are the majors but there's more
Magazine handy I'll not read
Jumbo puzzle to solve or save
Piled pillow blankets I'll not need

Time to quit:
Now I've written my sixteen lines
Turn off the light and shut my eyes

Anything else?
Thank the Lord for what all I've seen
_ _ _

 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - I am linked with Sherry Blue Sky in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/05/wordy-thursday-with-wild-woman.html?m=1

 - Sherry's directions  "Write about this present moment, just as it is. Let’s celebrate the ordinary, the small treasures, pleasures and comforts that surround us."
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See all my Daily National Poem Writing Month poems f

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Day 30 (of 30 days) -- NaPoWriMo -- I Finished !!! (one a day for 30 days)

  
Nibbles Excessive

Thin little stick of sweet
Candy treat for sugar starved
One nibble at a time

Those love bites are repaid
Potassium shortage
 Brings about heart problems

Licorice glut bitten back
 _ _ _

See all my Daily poems for April at these Archive Links:

  • 3/31/19 - 4/7/19
  • 4/7/19 - 4/14/19
  • 4/14/19 - 4/21/19
  • 4/21/19 - 4/28/19
  • 4/28/19 - 5/5/19
  •  - Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved   
     - I am linked with Anmol (HA) in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-tuesday-platform-frontier-of.html?m=1 
     - Anmol's suggestions, "Write a poem in praise of a source of inspiration — your muse, your life, your own web of thoughts, your dreams or sleeplessness, your daily tasks, a favourite artist or musician, nature and environment, et al. Also, let's keep it between 30-60 words — there is a certain beauty in brevity after all."  I have 30 words plus two for the title, total of 32 words.
     - I used to be a Licorice glut myself but since the FDA has issued a warning of the dangers of "Black licorice contains the sweetening compound glycyrrhizin, which can decrease potassium levels in the body, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. That temporary potassium deficiency can cause abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure, and even congestive heart failure. Oct 31, 2017" from a Google search of "licorice health issues."
     - Obviously I do not have a package of licorice candy for picture taking, this is Red Chewy stick picture has lots of regular sugar and is made by the leading distributer of Licorice.  I have not tasted Licorice in about 15 years.
     - and with NaPoWriMo Day 30 at http://www.napowrimo.net/day-thirty-5/ 

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    Monday, April 29, 2019

    Day 29 -- NaPoWriMo 2019 - What, when, how, if, why?? -- A Monday Poem for You

    When I wonder;
    not your ordinary book of Wonders;
    we never finish asking

    When I wonder how it would feel
    like to be squashed by a Giant
    I think of me squashing an errant ant 

    When I wonder ... 

    When I wonder what the wonders
    of the world were like in their day
    Colossus of Rhodes--think of Kids Artwork 

    When I wonder what it'd be like
    to smoke a joint of Mary Jane
    If it were legal when I might have tried 

    When I wonder when one should yield
    grow old and gray and act that way
    I ask the Misses but she's of no help 

    When I wonder ...
     _ _ _

     - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved 
     - I'm linked to Bjorn in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/04/poems-in-april-asking-questions.html?m=1 
     - and with NaPoWriMo Day 29 at http://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-nine-5/ 

     - I'm not an expert but I do have a couple of encyclopedia supplements called The Book of Wonders (1920's and 1960's editions).  And I have visited five of places of the Seven Wonders of the (Ancient) World (google search) but not to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (ISIS has probably recently destroyed this one) and four of the New 7 Wonders.
     - Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (again from google search, above)
    • ☆Great Pyramid of Giza, the only one that still exists.
    • ☆Colossus of Rhodes.
    • Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
    • ☆Lighthouse of Alexandria.
    • ☆Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey)
    • Statue of Zeus at Olympia. 
    • ☆Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.
     - The New 7 Wonders of the World Are an Instagrammer's Dream
    • ☆1 The Great Wall of China — China. Getty Images. ...
    • 2 Machu Picchu — Peru. Getty Images. ...
    • ☆3 Roman Colosseum — Rome. Getty Images. ...
    • 4 Taj Mahal — India. Getty Images. ...
    • ☆5 Christ the Reedemer Statue — Brazil. Getty Images. ...
    • ☆6 Petra — Jordan. Getty Images. ...
    • 7 Chichén Itzá — Mexico.

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    Sunday, April 28, 2019

    Day 28 -- NaPoWriMo 2019


    Reimagined
     
    Unidentified Woman ca. 1950's - Walter Silver Photographs


    In the Box

    At best for now she has a cat
    She's always wanted a yellow one
    But how it came about raises brows

    Walking down the road hot sweaty
    Blue blouse slung over her shoulder
    Was wishing now she'd worn her bra

    Blouse shouldered as the pickup slowed
    She'd take a ride hope he would
    Would keep roaming hands to himself

    Wonders were blessing her that day
    Old pickup the driver was slight
    "It's a girl my Lord"** I'm okay

    Long blond hair--would you like a ride
    It's way to hot for you to walk
    Panicky now no girl at all

    Shy girl she wasn't good with men
    No escape she found small talk come
    Hottest day ever still April

    Curiosity held in check
    Didn't ask what was in the box
    Sitting between them on the seat

    Noises, the box soon came forefront
    I'm taking my cat to the pound
    Moved I can't keep him any more

    He had to go there's no place else
    Silence overcame them thinking
    He seemed so nice and well behaved

    Scheming woman she never been
    But women have their subtle ways
    Might it help if I would keep him

    Yes yes would you please I'd much like
    His things are packed and in back
    Let's change numbers and keep in touch
     _ _ _

     - Poem Copyright,  Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
     - Photo copied from Margaret at the link below
     - I am linked with Margaret in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/04/poems-in-april-photographic-images.html?m=1
     - and with NaPoWriM 2019 Day 28 at http://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-eight-5/

     - **Note:  "It's a girl my Lord (in a flatbed Ford) " words from the song, "Eagles - Take It Easy" (link).

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    Saturday, April 27, 2019

    Day 27 -- NaPoWriMo 2019

    Multi colored pansy summer beauties front yard bed display 
    Six grey cotton tail rabbit herd one night stand gourmet delight
    _ _ _

    - Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved (picture was scanned from an Easter napkin.  See it here.
    - I am linked with Toni Spencer in the Imaginary Garden  at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/04/in-station-of-metro.html?m=1
     - and with NaPoWriMo Day 27 at http://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-seven-5/
     - A day of contrast, diversity; a two line poem of "an image that juxtaposes two images, per Toni, linked above."

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    Friday, April 26, 2019

    Day 26 -- NaPoWriMo 2019

    Three little big words

    Revive recharge and rekindle
    Keys to keeping what ere' is named
    Call object subject or what be
    Mine a musket old and rusty

    Find and clean saved from piles of junk
    Oil and polish then lock and load
    Ready when it's time spark the charge
    Joy in job use when wants or needs

    Be musket, person, love or poem
    Recycle, renew, or rewrite
     _ _ _

     - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
     - I am linked with Outlawyer, aka Karin, in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/04/reboot-rewind-recycle-rebirth-poems-in.html
     - and NaPoWriMo Day 26 at http://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-six-5/

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    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Day 25 -- NaPoWriMo 2019

    Luck of the Draw 

    The more I look the more I see
    First I was seeing tapestry
    Then I saw streamers to the floor
    Quickly realized theirs was more

    The more I looked the more I saw
    Behind the streamers was a draw
    The floor began to rise until
    Until there was you on the sill

    The more I look the more I want
    Wished you were alive not so gaunt
    Plumped and prime and could come with me
    Off your ledge, meet my family

    The more I looked the more I knew
    You can't be real dreams don't come true
    _ _ _

     - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
     - I am linked with Kerry O'Connor in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/04/kerry-says-lets-be-imagists.html?m=1
     - and with NaPoWriM Day 25 at http://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-five-5/



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    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Day 24 -- NaPoWriMo 2019

    All
    Nature
    Must obey
    Battle of mind
    Will Nature submit to DNA's rule

    Will the Gene's follow DNA's comand
    Reflex responds
    Subconscious
    Said NO
    Way!
     _ _ _ 

     - I am linked with 
     - and to NaPoWriMo Day 24 at  http://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-four-5/

     - to learn more about the tetractys Form Poem read here, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/06/fussy-little-forms-tetractys.html?m=1

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    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    Day 23 -- NaPoWriMo 2019

    Cousin to the Easter Bunny
    .
    I am a little Grey Rabbit
    No dark rabbit hole for my home
    Sleep in a large green padded box
    Share it with a whole bunch of toys

    Infused with kindness smile ingrained
    From a grey sock red and white toed
    Kind little lady imparted
    with each needled stitch love portion

    Not seeking greatness or riches
    Hanging out with my toddler friend
    I love him he drags me around
    By my ear arm or leg he pulls

    Some day I'll be outgrown cast off
    Choose me next and you I will love
    _ _ _

     - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
     - I am linked with Sanaa Rizvi in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-tuesday-platform-gather-around-for.html?m=1
     - and with NaPoWriMo Day 23 at http://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-three-5/

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