Angel & Devil


a devilish grin
reaches twinkling brown eyes
an angelic face
with smears of chocolate frosting,
the celebration begins

Pat R

2/07/17

For

Tanka Tuesday over at Colleen Cheseboro

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Pet & Play

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Photo, mine

running and playing –
fond memories of childhood
with family pet

Pat R

12/05/16

https://ronovanwrites.wordhpress.com/2016/12/05/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-126-petplay/

Daily Haiku  Challenge

Large Raindrops

1
large raindrops
splashing in puddles
clouds splatter

2
summer afternoon rains
rhythmic rain drops on my head –
memories from childhood

Pat R

8/25/16

Inspiration:

..] “Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” […] Langston Hughes

For Carpe Diem Haiku

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2016/08/carpe-diem-1034-let-rain-kiss-you.html?m=1

ABC POEM – PEDIATRIC VISIT

thoughts and entanglements

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ABC POEM – PEDIATRIC  VISIT

 

Anxious and fearful as his name is called

Blissful play comes to a screeching halt

Carey said he should run, he wouldn’t be at fault

Danger is behind that door that was the advice from Walt

Every kid in the room is still playing

For they don’t know the price they’ll be paying

Gone is the fun he was having today

How is he ever going to make it through this day

Imagined the biggest needle for sure

Just seeing a white coat and he knows the score

Kindness and gentleness in abundance he needs

Love and tight hugs from mom he will seek

Maybe on this visit it won’t be that sad

Now that he’s a big boy he can’t act that bad

Often when he’s scared mom makes it go away

Promises were made that he’ll still want to play

Quietly he…

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Ghost Stories

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(From public domain)

 The prompt at OctPoWriMo ask that we let a photo inspire a story poem. The photo took me back to childhood at night time under the light of the summer moon …and ghost stories by my dad!

GHOST STORIES

from dusk through
the light of the full moon
we huddle for ghost stories
clinging and squealing
through the scary parts
eyes searching the dark
for shimmering figures
papa at the helm spinning yarns
pulled from thin air
the sweet smells of
sweet potato pudding
baking in outdoor oven
crackle of the wood fire on the bottom
mini blaze of coconut shells
yielding low hiss of blue flames on top
provides intermission from goolish yarns

PR

10/25/15

OctPoWriMo

Periwinkle

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So I needed a dose of periwinkle – purple

I don’t know why

It gives me the warm and fuzzy

I don’t know why

But I do know it’s coming from childhood

In a good way, hence the warm and fuzzy

And I don’t care why

Colors and memories

Memories and colors

Fairies might have been involved

Periwinkle

PR

2/27/15