Saturday, April 30, 2016

PAD 30 dead end

Thanks

Thank you Robert for another month of poeming
To set our poems free and catch thoughts aroaming.
It seemed the Haphazard prompt was a dead end,
But the site came back to write one more with friends.
But poeming hasn’t come completely to a stop.
Many look forward to the regular Wednesday prompt.
Thank you poets who encouraged me in my writing
Somehow you made poeming much more exciting.
Thank you to those who made me gasp and laugh

Not commenting on your work is my regretful gaffe

Friday, April 29, 2016

PAD 29 Haphazard

Haphazard

H it or miss, not giving it a thought
A rbitrary not caring what you ought
P roving that slapdash can do it
H ow messy can see you through it
A nd a jumbled heap can be inspiring.
Z ones of chaos can get those synapses firing
A careless effort here and there
R andom thoughts beyond compare. A
D isorganized desk shows a creative mind.
An organized creative is hard to find.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

PAD 28 Important

(To the tune of Buffalo Gals)

Important Advice: Just Add Sugar

You’ll have some days when things goes wrong
Things go wrong, things go wrong
And then it’s time to sing this song
To help your day go well

Add some sugar to the lemons in your life
Lemons in your life, lemons in your life
Add some sugar to the lemons in your life
And sweeten your sour day

At times you’ll have a bad hair day
Bad hair day, bad hair day
When nothing seems to go your way
When all seems so insane

Add some sugar to the lemons in your life
Lemons in your life, lemons in your life
Add some sugar to the lemons in your life
And sweeten up your sour day

So think of favorite things you like
Things you like, things you like
Write a poem or take a hike
And have a little fun

Add some sugar to the lemons in your life
Lemons in your life, lemons in your life
Add some sugar to the lemons in your life
And sweeten up your sour day

You drive to your job and your car keeps a stoppin’
And you hair keeps a floppin’ and your back keeps a poppin’
You drive to your job and your car keeps a stoppin’
You need to sweeten up your sour day


Add some sugar to the lemons in your life
Lemons in your life, lemons in your life
Add some sugar to the lemons in your life
And sweeten up your sour day 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

PAD 27 take off

Young Mother

She feels like a school kid
playing hooky
when she’s able to shop
at the department store
alone.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

PAD 26 love/anti love

Flavors

We each bring
a bag of jellybeans
into a relationship

Spicy, cherry, licorice, pear
Marshmallow, apple, cinnamon, plum
Coconut, mango, lemon, punch
Sour grape, root beer, bubble gum

It would be nice
to pick out our favorite flavors.
But in marriage,
they’re all in one bag.

Monday, April 25, 2016

PAD 25 exercise

A poem a day
Exercises creative muscles
Stop after thirty days?
Don’t be silly

Sunday, April 24, 2016

PAD 24 regained

Clarity

How fragile
a mind can be.
One day the world
is just like anyone else’s—
the sky is blue, trees grow tall,
the sun rises in the east.
The next day, “The Twilight Zone” seems reasonable.
When sanity returns—such relief, such peace.