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Posts from the ‘Poem’ Category

Broken Wing- Haiku

This was written in response to Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku challenge #279. Prompt words are Nurture & Nature.



Image by David Mark from Pixabay 

I nurtured the bird

Until it could fly again

Then back to nature


© Susan Zutautas 2019

Fallen Leaves

This silly poem was written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #52.


Skipping through the woods

Avoiding all the leaves they could

Not wanting to hurt any

and let me tell you … there were many

Stopping every now and then

To pick the pretty ones to defend

Carefully put them into a book

not wanting them to crook

Taking them all back to their mothers

Perhaps one would use them to recover

Recover what? you ask

Silly me, their facemasks


© Susan Zutautas 2019














Halloween Night

This was written for:

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille. Prompt for November 6, 2019, is “Halloween”.


Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay 


Spookiness prevails

Goblins, ghosts, witches come out

Creepy yet tasty

© Susan Zutautas 2019



Remembrance Day – Haiku


Image by Kevin Phillips from Pixabay 

Remembrance Day

Honoring the brave people

Serving our country


Eleven o’clock

On November eleventh

Silence, two minutes


Courageously fought

Those who died for us

Did not die in vain at all


Sacrificing all

For our wellbeing

Always remembered


The ones that returned

And ones that died are heroes

We thank all of you


We wear the poppy

Commemorating soldiers

Each and every year

© Susan Zutautas 2019




Winter is Approaching – Haiku

Frosty Leaves


The frost has arrived

Warmer weather has left us

Bundle up, stay warm

© Susan Zutautas 2019




Standing At The Gates

This was written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #50



The gates are locked

please let me in

Don’t leave me standing

I must come in

It is my time

please set me free

Don’t leave me out

please let me in

I know I’ve sinned

please don’t rescind

Open up the gates

please let me in

Here I will remain

waiting and anticipating

For the gates to

open for me

Heaven is where

I want to be


© Susan Zutautas 2019


















Smoke and Water Haiku

This haiku is for a weekly challenge over at Ronovan Writes.

Word prompt: Smoke&Water


Image by Pexels from Pixabay 


Smell of smoke lingered

Odorous for many weeks

Water depleted


© Susan Zutautas 2019




FOWC with Fandango (Fandango’s One Word Challenge)

Today’s word is “suit”


Image by Jonny Lindner from Pixabay 


I couldn’t believe my eyes

When I looked outside

There stood a dog in a suit

What a hoot

He even wore a tie

You know I wouldn’t lie

I wondered where his owner was

No reason just because



Food Lover – Poem

Gourmand is the word. 

FOWC with Fandango


The man was a gourmand

And, a poor man

When it came to food

He had to feed a brood


Hot dogs and Kraft Dinner

Was all always a winner


When invited out to eat

He would never miss a beat


He loved buffets

Because he could graze

Upon the food

Actually, he seemed quite rude


He loved Christmastime

His favorite time to dine

Eat and eat mainly all the meat

Once gone,  he’d look for all the sweets


The man was a glutton

Needed to wear a button

Explaining that he overate

Knowing that it was quite a mistake



Highway 1

This poem was written for Six Sentence Story over at Denise’s.

Prompt Word: Coast


From San Francisco to San Diego

Highway driving in my Winnebago

Enjoy stopping along the way

Site seeing at every bay

The coast is where I want to be


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North or south, it doesn’t matter to me


From San Francisco to San Diego

Highway driving in my Winnebago

Enjoy stopping along the way

Site seeing at every bay

The coast is where I want to be

North or south, it doesn’t matter to me


© Susan Zutautas 2019