Sunday, July 31, 2016

Cupid's Arrow Gotten, a Poem

My heart isn't mine anymore 
Was stolen by Cupid's arrow 

Clean through her arrow pierced my heart 
Defeat, surrendered with no fight 

On paper I drew my heart's plight 
Happy heart now belongs to her 

I've carried that picture always 
Years and years my love forever 
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Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2016, All Rights Resereved

Today I'm linked with Kerry O'Conner at the Imaginary Gardem. 

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Dear Daddy ~~ a Postcard Poem project

Dear Daddy, wish you were here!
 . We are at the Coney Island Beach
today. I hope you would have been
proud of me last week in Ohio.
I was with 99 other women at the
Republican National Convention  . . . . . . . . . . The Rev Greer Thompkins 
 . There was a demonstration for . . . . . . . . . . 611 Spoonbill Road
women, what women stand for, . . . . . . . . . . . Snodville Lakeview, IA
to show we aren't the bimbos that
Trump calls us. We were naked, 
Daddy, 100 of us at the convention.
 . You will read about it, Huffington.
Google it Daddy, there you'll find that our "photography project was a peaceful protest against the hateful, anti-woman rhetoric present in the Republican Party."
 . Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Daddy, I Love You.
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Poem Copyright, © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I'm linked with Kerry O'Conner at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, "Kerry Says ~ Let's Send a Postcard.

Kerry has found several vintage postcards which are to give us ideas for writing.  I chose one from her find of "collection of vintage postcards from 1900 - 1910, which showcases "Women's Beauty" on Bored Panda Web site shown on Kerry's link above.  The writing on my 'postcard' is based on an actual demonstration of 100 naked women to help in the protest and the photography project.  Google it!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Circus Life ~~ a Poem for the Tuesday Platfom

My Young Life; it was a Circus

Whiled away a day and a half
There in Podunk, Mississippi
I happened upon, magic lure
The circus was in town big time

Big time for the big top right there
Right there in that little town.  Clowns!
I always dreamed of meeting one
Now here in Podunk six bold ones

They took me in, a meal then some
I watched their rehearsal, was sold
I would grow up to be a clown
A big nosed clown make people laugh

I could juggle, I showed my stuff
And ride a unicycle too
Can you come with us, we need you
I went that day, performed that night

The crowd laughed and clapped, this young lass
He stole the show that night but then.
The other clowns they cried.  Jealous.
Poisoned me.  Now I'm side show help 

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Photos and Poem Copyright © 2012 and
2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
Photos:, a mostly circus posting where we took a granddaughter, KP, at age three.

Poem prompt Sunday, July 25, from

And also I'm linked today with the Marian at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Tuesday Platform, .

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lollipop Pole; and it's Fairy ~~ a Ditty Poem for 'Until Later'

Lollipop Pole;
and it's Fairy

Totem Pole's far cousin is lurking near
Fueled by her fairy, waiting to lure you
Boys and girls beware, her danger is near
She's kind, will leave candy and coin for you

But her pole contains the magic power
Pick its fruit, good to the taste, sweet morsels
Bad as Adam's apple, this demon girl
She's bidding for queen, Queen of Boys and Girls

Lollipops are her weapons.  Innocent?
No, not this fairy nor her fruit come free
Their price is tooth decay, the dentist's joy
Tooth Fairy is on our dentists' payrolls
Beware of her lure, the Lollipop Pole
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Photos** and Poem Copyright © 2012** and 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
**Photos found at

Today I'm linked with Hannah in the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,
Transforming with Nature's Wonders

1. Searching the Totem Pole animal list (link) did not yield the Tooth Fairy.  But it did include the imaginary animal, the Unicorn
Purity, innocence, dreamer, personal power, gentle, spiritual vision, other realms, faith, healing.
2. Why is the Tooth Fairy not on this list? A creation of dentists, they may also have invented these delightful fairy creatures knowing that they would bring in more $$$$ than their blood sucking leeches could ever (my belief).

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Playing Catch Up ~~ a Nice Day ditty/poem

Today I'm laying low, catch up
Playing catch up, bills and phone calls
Grabbed a buy-one get-one coupon
Late lunch with my friend*, mine was free

A grandkid was over tonight
My friend* and she, they baked a cake
No candles in the house, made do
Daughter came, Happy Birthday song

Champagne and cake our supper made
Swam with kid, shower and P.J's
No poem tonight, a ditty here
Play catch up with my Facebook friends
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Photo** and Poem Copyright © 2013** and 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I'm linked with Kerry O'Conner at

1. **Photo is my Facebook profile picture taken in Greece at a very old mountain top monastery during a 2013 Venis to Istabpnbul to the Black Sea and back to Athens (Link). 
2. * "My friend" here is Mrs. Jim. Most of this poem/ditty is true.  A picture of the nice cake may come later, I'm posting it now.
3. Tonight, nice write up by Kerry.  My bit:
Tuesday Platform theme, Domestic.
Road , Black lives, Blue lives, peace not rage

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Eating challenge poem - In the Market for Poems

To market she
To the market she would go 
Mostly for the samples 
She was a poor thing, stooped 
Lunch on the go they said 

Saving her pennies scarce 
The merchants knew her well 
Showing, giving their wares 
Fruit from all the nations 

 One day she didn't show 
Then the next and the next 
Where's their freeloader friend 
Would she not soon return

Collected money they 
Went to her door they knocked 
Jailed they said, shoplifting 
Sad, to the jail they went 

Jailer said, poor thing stooped 
Her words to them,  "When I
was poor you fed me well 
Visit now, God bless you." **
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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2006 and 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I'm linked to "Outlawyer" at 

** Notes and Links:
1. Top 2006 photo taken of Mrs. Jim at the market in Paleramo, Sicily, Italy.
2. My favorite market is the Borough Market in London (Link)
3. Jim's (my) other blog search on "market"  (Link)
4. Matthew 25:35-40  The Bible, New International Version (NIV) (Link) 
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'

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Friday, July 15, 2016

The Painter and the Model ~~ a Words Count poem

May I paint you with the ring in your nose
Could I lead you around in my garden
Might I feel your pain when they pull your chain

My chain is light and my pull will be gentle

We can stop in the garden house, repose
For you a daisy bouquet I will bring 

I so want to feel your pain 

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Bottom Photo and Poem Copyright © 2012 and 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Top Picture is a Milena Pavlović Barili painting by posted by Mama Zen with her instructions to write no more than 60 words (I have exactly 60.).  Find Mama Z at the blog post, Words Count, of The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads

Note that the boy in the top picture has a ring in his nose.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Dragons Around ~~ a Sunday "Mini-Challenge Poem"

This isn't an old haunt that burned last weekend.  
I was only there once, it was with my Dad.  
(More of my 2007 blog post)  

Dragons Around** 

Should we all remember those days? 
Those hot days of "Burn, Baby, Burn" 
They accomplished so very much 
Hit them where it hurts, deep purses 

Deep purses pay, economics 
"Profits Matter", rule of the day 
No lives were lost, only money 
Has America forgotten? 

Dragons still below and within** 

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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2007 and 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
2007 Photo of a burned restaurant was a part of this Jim's Little Blog post:

I am linked with Brendan at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Sunday Mini-Challenge, Shallows, Deeply (link)

** Brendan's words, see his link here

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Friday, July 08, 2016

Knots, not love ~~

Tied in Knots
I'm tied up in knots 
Don't know what to do
My heart knows its wants
But I don't know what
Lord, loosen the knots
Can't go on no more
My body's heaving
Sobbing since we split  
Now I have these knots
Since I left that night
"Me or you, one goes"
Knots around my gut
And in my gut knots
Knots won't go away
I'm tied up in knots
Don't know what to do
You can't help my knots
You're pain worse than they
So I'll stay away
Not love anymore
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  Photos and Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Top photo posted By 

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Ugh, ugh ~~ a 'Mind the Sign' poem

Source Unknown

Sign says

Sign says don't do that, but
do they really mean 'that'

Will exceptions be made
Money, power, boldness

Those blessing will far
Don't be afraid to ask

A dollar or a pound
Opens doors, goes places

If for art or for hire
Makes a difference sure

Take your chances today
'Morrow I might say no

Today I'm on the take
Another day means "no"

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 Bottom Photo and Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Top photo posted By


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Saturday, July 02, 2016

War ~~ Wave your flag wildly ~~ a 55 Plus Poem

I'm not into war
I don't read about wars
I don't watch war movies
I don't like to talk about war
Why should I write about wars
I will tell you what I have to say
I am thankful for those who fought
They fought for your and my freedoms
Five Army years I spent
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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2008 and 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
2008 Photo of my beagle dog, Adi, was a part of this Jim's Little Blog post:
I'm linked with Kerry O'Conner at the
Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Flash 55 Plus! (link)
Today she wants EXACTLY 55 Word, not more, no less
 - A college dropout when I went in, I learned electronics during my second hitch at a NIKE Hercules school for maintaining the computer and radars.  After I was discharged my education and experience qualified me for a job as a Philco Corporation Tech Rep Field Engineer. 
 - I held engineering slots with the company, then Ford Aerospace, being a Senior Aerospace Engineer when I left the company and NASA for a teaching career.  Thank you, Army  training.

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