Thursday, December 03, 2015

Lady Problems -- a Flash 60 poem

Lady Problems
Lady on the flying trapeze
Circus came and we left
My love, secrets are out
Came to fruition I thought

Went to London
for Trapeze School
Played more than studying
Fell in love with a taxi driver

You can't have two lovers
or, neither should know
Trapeze flyer discovered
she flew the coup

Be sure you've got wheels
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Photo, Poem Copyright © 2013, 2015 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved
Today I'm linked with  with the Real Toads in the
Imaginary Garden, on her post, Words Count With Mama Zen
Her instructions:  "Step right up and let the following vintage photos take you back to the circuses of days gone by. Be delighted!  Be amazed!  Be inspired . . . and write a poem of 60 words or less."  My work is exactly 60 words including the title.

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Senior Citizen Concerns -- A fun little Whirligig poem

The old mayor

It has been rumored, our wise old mayor,
he is beyond all hope of repair
Unless his steps cease their naughty paths

He must close the road to the brothels
Never, ever go that way again

People have not forgotten his sins
Nor will they begin forgiving him

His health in question, sans protection
At his age passion messes his mind

So enter the clinic with hat in hand
No other senior will be seen there

This detour and adventure** must end
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Photos and Poem Copyright © 2015 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

- This poem is linked to Sunday's Whirligig: A Dozen Words for Writers (# 35) 

 - There you can see others who have written. 
 - My dozen words found at the Wirligig are from the poem, "Mayor Harold Washington" by Gwendolyn Brooks are: mayor, beyond, steps, close, never, forgotten, begin, health, age, enter, senior, adventure.  
I used them all, in the order presented at the site.

I'm also linked with Marian at The Tuesday Platform, saying,
Please link up a poem of your choice, new or old or whatever you like, and take some time during the week to engage with others who have shared their poems. Hurrah! We look forward to reading and sharing."

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