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Poetry Challenge 2013


Keith Wallis

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Guest bjack

Two amber eyes

 

 

In a body of grey

 

 

Our Zach cat

 

 

Is handsome indeed.

 

 

Cici is black

 

 

with a white chest patch

 

 

And the greenest eyes

 

 

You've ever seen.

 

 

Pets are part of us

 

 

That's for sure

 

 

Like family members

 

 

With special privilege

 

 

to be naughty

 

 

and get away with it!

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A murky conglomerate

 

 

coagulates in the pipework,

 

 

the drain rods stir their

 

 

odorous, ponderous, travel.

 

 

Then 'comforted' by penetration

 

 

the browns and greys

 

 

become whitewater rapids

 

 

in their flight.

 

 

Nothing escapes poetry.

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WAITING

 

 

Leaving his mom, not knowing what is going on

 

 

a little ball of fur, sitting in a car

 

 

THERE HE WAITS

 

 

He's handed to me our eyes meet, one blue, one brown

 

 

the look he gives me is so sweet! So to a new home he goes,

 

 

not knowing what is in store(we did put in a new doggie door!)

 

 

Sometimes he gets to go, sometime he has to stay,

 

 

so in that yard as he watches me drive away

 

 

THERE HE WAITS

 

 

When I am sick or sad and my head hurts so bad, he lays by my feet and watches me and

 

 

THERE HE WAITS

 

 

When live gets busy and things get hectic, thru the holidays, and birthday and even when

 

 

I am grumpy or a skeptic,

 

 

THERE HE WAITS

 

 

He's always there, with unconditional love, Gods love gift to me sent from above.

 

 

Even now that my old boy's face is gray, and his body is sick and dying--

 

 

he look at me and worries about all of my crying.

 

 

So when his time comes and he goes to that better place,, and sits by those beautiful gates,

 

 

I know in my heart for me

 

 

THERE HE WILL WAIT!

 

 

FOR KICKER-1996-2009

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Guest melody-mae

Yellow

 

 

the sun shines through the blinds

 

 

pulling at my eyelids

 

 

tugging at them, to open.

 

 

slowly, very slowly

 

 

I open my eyes.

 

 

welcoming the new day;

 

 

I am thankful.

 

 

the sun is shining

 

 

all bright, shiny and yellow

 

 

in the sky so high

 

 

the birds chirp

 

 

their silly songs.

 

 

the flowers with

 

 

their bright, colorful blooms

 

 

seem to smile,

 

 

calling me to come to the garden.

 

 

Each day, is a gift

 

 

a treasure;

 

 

to open and enjoy.

 

 

It is another chance.

 

 

a new beginning;

 

 

to shine our light into the world.

 

 

Melody Olson

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Red

 

 

Red is the Blood

 

 

Hear me if you could

 

 

Fire if you can

 

 

Wings like an eagle

 

 

Igniting the color

 

 

Not drawing back

 

 

In my mind with the color

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Black and white

 

 

Black is the absence of colour,

 

 

the deep well of a cave

 

 

dangerous, concealed.

 

 

White is the blossom of colours entwined

 

 

plaited and strong.

 

 

That's why black is seen as evil,

 

 

as hard shadows and a cloak of hiding.

 

 

White is the essence of holiness

 

 

light and vulnerable tenderness.

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Green I see

 

 

as through my window I gaze.

 

 

Trees, that never change,

 

 

standing tall in all seasons,

 

 

evergreen, reminding me

 

 

that God's alright with routine.

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I stand decked for the day

 

 

barely believing

 

 

hardly breathing.

 

 

The blossoms strewn in the way

 

 

softly covering

 

 

sweetly singing.

 

 

The enchanted begins to play

 

 

music hovering

 

 

organdy covering.

 

 

Smoky burgundy gown so gay

 

 

Eyes loving

 

 

vows coming.

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Dainty pink grass flowers

 

 

Survived the scorches

 

 

Of yesterday's blazing sun,

 

 

Hoping today's grey cloud shields

 

 

Would provide soothing sunscreen.

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Cornsilk

 

 

Her skin became as pallid

 

 

As the barren pasty wall,

 

 

While life's final ballad,

 

 

Had given death its call.

 

 

She looked upon her mother,

 

 

With a thought provoking smile.

 

 

Cornsilk had always been her color,

 

 

She'll have it for a while.

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