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Posts from the ‘Poem’ Category

Becoming A Butterfly

A 4 stanza haiku about a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, and the purpose of the butterfly.

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Early Morning Fog

Image by Jonny Lindner via Pixabay

Murkiness hanging

Steamy and almost cloud like

Camouflaging all

© Susan Zutautas 2019

This was written for Word of the Day Challenge.

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The Cemetery

Cemetery London Brompton Pixabay

One day we went to the cemetery

The flowers we ordered were not in the delivery

We had to settle on pure greenery

But the grave site looked a bit butchery

It was a real mystery

and I became quite jittery

Thinking there had been a grave robbery

Feeling quite quivery

Because I needed surgery

I was visiting Roberta and Michael had written a very funny poem with words than end in ery. Had to try one myself.

Bittersweet

Image by SeaReedsfFrom Pixabay

There are broken hearts

All over the world today

Love once sweet vanished

© Susan Zutautas 2019

This was written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt.

Winners

I’m jumping for joy

We are the champions again

Let us all rejoice

© Susan Zutautas 2019

This is written for I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu

Zodiac Killer

San Francisco Police Department [Public domain]

Zodiac Killer had struck too many times

It was up to the detectives to solve these crimes

Endless nights of no sleep

Waiting for a clue if only a peep

This went on for many, many years

Bringing families’ no closure, just tears

©Susan Zutautas 2019

This was written for Weekend Writing Prompt #106 Prompt: ZODIAC

The Witch and The Flower

A poem about a lonely witch who had only a flower in her life to bring a little joy.

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A Dogs Perspective Of Growing Old


Couleur from Pixabay 

When I was a puppy, we’d play every day

Now that I’ve grown older, lie down is what you say

I’d still love to fetch a ball even though I’m ten

A few years ago, I was your best friend

I hope I’m not too old for you, and you get a younger pup

Get rid of me because I’m old and you think I’m fed-up

Dogs do grow older every day

Please oh please don’t send me away

I have arthritis in my hips, but I still want to play

Let’s go outside and have some fun today

©Susan Zutautas 2019

This was written for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.

How Did I Get This Old – Flash Fiction

Growing older

Growing wiser

Kids are grown and gone

Bones are aching

Back is breaking

Arthritis settling in

Many memories to enjoy

When I can remember them

Retired early

Now I’m squirrely

But writing is my thing

Gray hairs are abundant

Get new ones every day

Always looking forward

To the month of May

Cataracts developing

Sight is getting worse

I really think the eye doctor

Put on me, a curse

Look forward to my naps

Each day at three

If I didn’t have them

I’d be cranky as can be

So, let it be told

I am old

 

©Susan Zutautas 2019

This was written for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.

A Man Named Charley

Way up on the hillside there once lived a man named Charley

He seemed quite nice but sometimes he was gnarly

He lived alone in a stone blockhouse

He once told us he had a pet mouse

The weeds and brush somewhat hid his abode

The entire time he lived there the grass never mowed

Always wondering if he’d had any kids

Never asked him as it seemed questions were forbid

We’d often bring him food from our homes

When we did his voice would change tones

Always grateful for what we’d bring

Never said thank you but he’d sing

Out his guitar would come and he’d strum

We couldn’t help it, along we’d hum

One winters day we went to visit him and he was gone

He’d left us a letter to tell us he’d passed on

We’ll always remember the man named Charley

Sometimes he was quite gnarly

©Susan Zutautas 2019

 

This was written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge.