OctPoWriMo2019 Day 23 — Furbabies

The first poem is about my dog Chauncey, who was a beloved family member from 2004 – 2016. I will never stop missing him. Chauncey equals character plus Happy he was, and happiness he gave Always there for company Unusually strong, undefeated tug-of-war champ No mean bones in his body, but an impish spirit Calm…

OctPoWriMo Day 22 — Broken Toys

  Broken Toys From a tender age I was broken Broken but too young to know it It started with making sense of insanity Insanity’s reign in my book was writ Each place I turned the normal paled Paled against the twisted paths Paths alluring they were for me Me led to bumbling, tortured aftermaths…

OctPoWriMo2019 Day 21 — small sail, big keel

Now you see it’s where jaws clench pressure builds walking with purpose down a corridor of doors opening each one and finding brick wall, known fail, or detour unhappy adventure, known outcome isn’t there another hall I can try, or is this it? Tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock when you were born in a hallway and it’s all you…

OctPoWriMo2019 — mountains — mountain flame

  I’ve only been to the ocean a few times and to the mountains a handful of times in the geographical sense. I have been to the mountains many times in my mind while reading about them in Chinese poetry while studying Chinese philosophy from the time of philosophical taoism and the introduction of Confucius…

OctPoWriMo2019 Day 19 — purple — Soul Paths

  Soul Paths Paths oft seem traveled as they choose May lead to deep eddies, black flows Question rise, whom shall I accuse? Purpled reigns of soul’s blue monsoon Sunlight dims as bruised darkness grows Paths oft seem traveled as they choose Narcissist’s gaze in mirrored pools Can’t tease real from misted shadows Question begs,…

OctPoWriMo2019 Day 18 — disappointment — Loop D Loop

Disappointment lurks* In the eyes, in Smiles weighed down At the corners, Pretending to have forgotten. Pretty please, forget; Only it may not be until Infinity slips it out New gems in the goo. Twinkling eyes shine Making helium balloon tug smiles Easy again Now is never the Time to question… *first line is from…