One a Day: Swap Quatrain

With every thump my heart does beat
And on my cheeks bloom lover’s heat
My throat is choked by heavy lump
My heart does beat with every thump

A kiss from you is all I ask
My face I hide behind this mask
Of scarlet tinged with timid hue
All I ask is a kiss from you

My life within your hands I’ll lay
For you my heart will make a way
For love and honor I’ll be your wife
Within your hands I’ll lay my life

One a Day: Minute Poetry

This life we live is not our own
So set the tone
Create the pitch
And scratch that itch

But leave some time so others can
With help, expand
Their place on earth
Express their worth

The champion and key you’ll be
To set them free
Alight their fire
Live to aspire

One a Day: Sestina

*I took one or two liberties with this one, please forgive me:

I dreamed a dream that brought a life,
one of my own choosing.
I dreamed a dream that began this life anew.
My world conspired and brought me, you.
A balm to the ache in my arms,
and for that I am grateful.

For what is there not to be grateful
for in a baby that has come into my life,
when I thought I would never hold in my arms –
when the time had passed when I could choose,
a baby as beautiful as you?
My world has started anew!

Comfort and joy are both a new
sensation in this heart that is so grateful
for you.
For this new and glorious life –
one that was of my own choosing,
you, sleeping gently in my arms.

And how they ached, these arms
of mine. How they burned for a new
purpose and feeling. When it came time to choose,
it was really you who chose me. And I am grateful
that God blessed my life
with you!

As I stare at my love, at you,
lying innocent and content in my arms,
my son, my life –
my world begins anew.
I am light! I am bliss! I am grateful
that you were the succor that I was choosing –

that you were the love that I was choosing,
that I chose you!
Every day I will look on and be grateful.
For I hold in my arms
my existence renewed –
you. My love, my treasure, my life!

Choosing to adopt brought you into my arms
You are my reason to breathe anew!
Grateful is a poor choice of word, for how I feel having you in my life.

Excuses for not writing my poetry

As you may have noticed, there has been a break in my poetry postings.

First, let me just say: It’s all Ikea’s fault!!! An Ikea cart fell on my leg last Sunday and I’ve been useless ever since. I let two easy poetry styles pass me by while I moaned and whined about the pain I’ve been suffering.

Secondly, NO MORE. I’m back on my grind and I WILL have a sestina for you today!

 

That is all…

 

One a Day: Themed Poem: Life

The Mechanics of Life

I.
It happened one day
when no one was looking. Under
a white sheet meant for sleep.
With eyes tightly shut
creation of innocence.

II.
The tight confines you find yourself in,
wishing for the floodgates to burst,
for the end of this prison sentence to come soon
You kick.

III.
Dependent on another to eat, to sleep,
no freedoms of your own.
Then it happens suddenly
the birth of an innocent.

One a Day: Monody

I miss sitting close
enough to feel each other’s body heat.
Tracing his lifeline,
feeling the ridges on his index finger,
aligning mine with his.

Now I live without him,
My heart, mellowed by age.
But I miss the intimacy
of holding his hand.

Our loss echoes in the silence.

One a Day: Quinzaine

They say, “Welcome, this is home.”
Is this where I’ll stay?
Forever?

One a Day: Pantoum

The end is near us all
Today was never promised
No matter big or small
All will end in darkness

Today was never promised
One life is all you get
All will end in darkness
It’s time to pay your debt

One life is all you get
So close those tired eyes
It’s time to pay your debt
And end the endless cries

So close those tired eyes
No matter big or small
And end the endless cries
The end is near us all

One a Day: Mini-monoverse

I left you
Thought you knew
Threw my shoe
Words then flew
Much ado

You lying
Denying
Me crying
Love dying
Stopped trying

One a Day: Cascade

I will take the pain away
I will deliver you to Eden
For I am your salvation
And you are well met

Hold my hand lest your feet protest
Close your eyes for the wind grows cold
Trust in me, your steadfast companion
I will take the pain away

Clasp me to your breasts, embrace me, friend
Believe I have nothing but your best interest at heart
The time is nigh for us to depart
I will deliver you to Eden

I have waited for this day with full devotion
Release your grip on flesh for it grows weary
Say your goodbyes, the clock is ticking
For I am your salvation

Hold my hand lest your feet protest
Clasp me to your breasts, embrace me, friend
I have waited for this day with full devotion
And you are well met