Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Night -- 55 Flash Plus

Halloween Night
"Trick or Treat!"  Naughty words I love  
Little kids like to shout.  Tonight
it's okay if they say those words
Innocence is theirs, they know not
naughty words they say in pure bliss
Tricks the likes of things they don't know
Got to now,  doorbell's ringing
"Trick or treat!"  Words for treats tonight
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Poem Copyright © 2015 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved
Picture from screen capture of a Facebook Friend's post.
I am linked with Kerry O'Connor at the Real Toads FLASH 55 PLUS!
Kerry wants us to write a Halloween themed poem of exactly 55 words.
Mine is exactly 55 words including the title. 
For the first time in 16 years we have had trick or treaters.  That is because we moved out of a gated community where the POA had an activity for the kids called "Trunk or treat."

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Friday, October 30, 2015

I Sat on the Bench -- Artistic Interpretation via my Poem, an Acrostic


I Sat on the Bench

It was covered with pretty leaves

Staying there at the whims of wind
Attuned to weather, soaking sun
They beckoned me, come sit with us

Only a few I pushed aside
Never wanting to spoil their day

This day would be their very last
Hell's angels want them for the fire
End's their destiny, fire or broom

Broom takes them to Heaven, on earth 
Earthen pile of rotting debris 
Now life ends like that, dirt to dirt
Choose for our souls, these leaves cannot
Here on the bench I meditate
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Poem  Copyright © 2015 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved
I am linked today with Real Toads,  Artistic Interpretations with Margaret - Washington D.C.where Margaret posted some beautiful Washington, D.C. pictures from her recent visit there.
The one I chose for inspiration was of her bench, posted at the link above.

My own bench pictures, 2009, 2013, 2014


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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Watching the October storm -- a 7 line stanza challenge poem

October Storm

Here from the safety of my porch 
I watch the wind as it blows 
Objects bow 
Bending palms give their alms 
Blowing rain swirls.  Glows, 
Silhouetted distant light 
I watch, standing straight 

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Photo and Poem copyright 2015, Ó Jimmiehov, All rights reserved.
YouTube Video Copyright 2008, Ó Jimmiehov (aka Jim1Jim1), All rights reserved

YouTube Video is from my back balcony (former home) in 2008 during Hurricane Ike.  Ike did not damage to our home although it did break branches and pushed down several trees.

The Photo is of our present home's back yard after our recent Texas storm from remnants of Mexico's Pacific Hurricane Patricia combined with a low pressure tropical storm which came in from the Gulf of Mexico.  Over the weekend we had over seven (7) inches of rain but no wind or water damage.
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Today I am linked with Margaret at the Toad's Imaginary Garden, Play It Again, Toads! , where Margaret asked us to write for a vintage challenge.  Mine is from Kerry O'Connor's 2012 challenge, "Paul Laurence Dunbar - 7 line stanza poem". 

She requested that we write a seven line stanza poem with the following recommended, but not required form of 8, 7, 3, 6 (with internal rhyme), 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively for each line.  I met that requirement in my above poem.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Deformity Cursed -- A micro poem for you tonight

Something Very Personal

I studied my naval in disbelief
There's no heavenly way this could be mine
Swollen beyond recognition. Can't be

Extended, distended, puckered outward
Yellowed worse than an ash tree in the fall
Red spots scattered indiscriminately

Oh dear, I sense an end to my love life
Would there be such a kind soul having me
How could one love me now? Worse than a wart

Not a nightmare, no.  Deformity cursed

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Photo and Poem copyright 2015, Ó Jimmiehov.
All rights reserved.

Tonight I am linked to Kerry O'Conner at Up Close & Personal - Micro Poetry

Her challenge was to write an 'up close and personal' poem with only TEN lines, a Decastich.  
Mine is in Sonnetina Uno form:

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Another unpromted poem - (Stay) Between the Lines

 Between the Lines

"Jimmy, stay between the lines," she told me
I'll always remember those crushing words
Edict from Hell, it hit me really hard
I was the one who wrote so large, freedom

Freedom like sleeping in the raw, naked
Naked this world I came, naked I'll sleep 
Freedom restrained, of sudden, freedom lost
Teacher from Hell tethered me to those lines

Made it through the school, then was teaching too
That cruel biddy who tamed my wandering hand?
She found religion there, learnt compassion
Itinerant magician saved her soul

It's  begun again, "Stay between the lines."
Driving still, "they" let me keep doing that
Admonishment I hear, from left and right
Though mostly right, "Don't park over the line"

Kind Lord, may the magician come again
And please save their souls, compassion they need
I'll drive till a hundred years I have seen
And may I keep some freedom with my lines
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Monday, October 05, 2015

Destiny, my fate, my fortune ~~ A Flash 55 Poem for you


Good Fortune came my way
Courted her, dined her well
She smiled on me, cash cow

Bright teeth, shining pearls
Little did I know then
Those teeth inside her smile

Better to bite my butt
Kick me hard, I did fall
Fickle woman, my Fate

Promised the Moon I was
selenolatry me,

Lost my all
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Poem copyright 2015, Jimmiehov, All rights reserved

Today I am linked with Kerry O'Conner at Flash 55 Plus,

After reading or listening to Carl Orff' O Fortunata, we are to compose a poem of exactly fifty-five words telling what came to mind. I have 55 words including my title.

Carl's composure, translated into English, may be seen here:

Selenolatry:  Moon lover

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