Friday, May 12, 2017

a Poem for "Out of Standard" writing

Iba saw
Iba saw the Light
It was coming down
Down the road to here
Iba was thinking
What was she to do
Take care of herself
Alone pondering
Getting lighter now
Drying blood red peas
Lay beside the road
Scattered, strange pervert
She dare not step there
Iba made her choice
Dash into the trees
Forest's kind cover
Shoes stuck in red muck
Where was Nature's aid
Light, trees, red pea muck
Rescue might be one
There was nothing else
The light came nearer
Iba grabbed her shoes
Ran back, where she'd been
Light coming faster
What soon would she know
Driver smiled, nodded 
Swept her up and gone
Pursued by armed men
Rover lights went dim 
Into the forest
Through the red pea muck
Now saved by the Light
Me, beside our Rover -- -- -- Amy, our driver
[click on picture for larger view, click again for largest]

 - You might ask, "where is the forest?"  We didn't see a forest in the Falkland Islands although we did have to drive two hours through this pasture/mucky bog to get to the Penguin Preserve.  Amy's Rover is a 2000 with 57,000 miles.  There isn't any place far on those islands.  Her mom got a new one and this is her old one she gave to Amy.  
 - Amy contract drives with the tour companies.  When an RV gets stuck it is said to be boggedProperly bogged if it has to be towed out like this one is being.  The driver was Amy's brother.  Amy is a good driver, she didn't get us stuck.
 - We were on a Princess Cruise, from Los Angels to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from last December 4 to January 4, 2017.   Pictures here were posted on my other blog (link) from our cruise ship, The Pacific Princess (link)

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 - Poem and Falkland Island pictures Copyright, © 2017 and 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 - Top Photo is my "Print Screen" copied from Isadora's post referenced and linked immediately below

- 1)  I am linked with Isadora Gruye at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Out of Standard -- Photo Finish,  
  - 2) We were instructed to write as we were "inspired" by the picture and use the unrelated words she has written below the picture of our choice.  I chose the one here, at the beginning of my post.  the words were, "self, care, wasabi, peas."  Wasabi wasn't in my dictionary so I treated it as a nonsense word.  My first two words, "Iba saw", also the title,  consist of Wasabi spelled backwards.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

A Mother-in-law Poem for Tuesday Platform

Sitting in the doctor's office
Today Mother-in-law's in tow
She doesn't want to be here but
It's semi annual appointment

Her bag is full of bottles, pills
That's her medicine list for?  Me
Me to fill in the blanks for her
She thinks the nurses could do that

So we sit, taking in the crowd
Too many people here she says
We'll never get out of this place
I don't need to do this, let's leave

Explaining why we are here now
Seems we just came last month, let's go
Mother, you cannot, doctor's call
He needs to check your heart again

Check your fluids and check your lungs
Oh look, new law. We go in first
Yes, I'm taking my pills, and walk
To the corner everyday, mail

Doctor, she's not taking them all
I don't take the potassium
Every day, eat a banana
You need twenty of them each day

That's how it went, pulled every step
See you in six months, TAKE YOUR PILLS
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 - Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

 - I'm linked with at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Tuesday Platform,

Note:  This was how it would go. I don't do this anymore, my MIL died in 2007.
Mothers Day is this weekend, a Mema link (we still miss her):

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Sunday, May 07, 2017

A Flash Poem for Catching up ("Play it Again")

Little bird on the fence
Of what do I owe thee
Be it some crumbs today
Or a meal of fine seeds
Oh beautiful creature
Blackbird lady supreme
How is your family
Do babies want some worms
You say, want none of that
Then I'll clean the bird bath
Smart bird flies off the fence 
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 - Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 - Photo is my "Print Screen" copied from Margaret's post referenced and linked immediately below

- 1)  I am linked with Margaret at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. Artistic Interpretations "Simply Beautiful", originally posted on December 26, 2014, (Margaret wanted us o write inspired on what was in her directions or in some National Geographic Artist's works.  I chose her post and used mainly the first topic and picture, the bird on the fence.)

 - 2)  Again, I am linked with Kerry at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, "Flash 55 Plus, posted August 1, 2015, (Here Kerry asked us to write a Flash [short] poem of exactly 55 words.  We could write on any topic or chose to write on her suggestion, "Trespass".  Technically my Blackbird could be trespassing but more technically, birds and animals of the wild are free range and given permission to be wherever they might naturally present themselves.)

- 3)  I am also linked with Kerry at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Play It Again Toads!, posted on May 6, 2017, (Here we were given three past posts to choose from, I decided to write to two of them as linked above)

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