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Posts from the ‘Poem’ Category

Hammy – Terrible Poetry Contest

The following was written for The Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest

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Hammy the hamster

Was such a little prankster

He hid in dad’s shoe

 

When dad stepped into

Are you ready for this one

Squish, Hammy no more

 

The Unknown – Deep

The following acrostic poem was written in response to Linda’s prompt for #SoCS

 

SoCS

DEEP

Deathly afraid

Everlasting fear

Eventually will pass

Positive thinking will    help

Raking Leaves

The following poem is for The Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest. 

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Early spring and the ground is smushy

Have to get outside and rake like a hussy

Raking the leaves makes me question

Why I didn’t do this last fall in a session

Now my back is breaking

from all the dam raking

Still have more to do

Picking up all the doggie poo

Leaves have to go into big paper bags

Or they won’t pick them up … what a drag

 

Give Me Space

Written in response to 2020 April PAD Challenge: Day 2 over at Writers Digest.

The prompt word is Space.

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Don’t stand close to me

Please back up and give me space

Six feet is needed

© Susan Zutautas 2020

Spring – #CinquainPoetry

The following cinquain was written in response to Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge.

I chose to write a reverse cinquain.

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Falling …

Soaking the ground

Nourishing the grasses

Vegetation growing quickly

Springtime

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

 

Droplets – Tanka

The following tanka was inspired by Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS.

Write hat you see.

Not wanting to fall

Holding on with all their might

Inevitable

Annihilation happens

All striving, persevering

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

Darkness – Haiku

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Darkness

We’re all in the dark

Stay strong and stay positive

We will overcome  

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

Imaginary Friend

This week over at V.J’s the weekly challenge is IMAGINARY.

 

When I was a little girl I would go on many long car rides with my parents. One year we were driving to Old Orchard Beach, Maine for our vacation and that’s when I came up with an imaginary friend that I called, my little piece of wind who’d enter the car when I opened the window. 

You’re always willing to listen

to everything I say

It doesn’t really matter

the time of day

You come with me wherever I go

even to places, I do not know

You are my little piece of wind

When I think of you, it makes me grin

 

 

 

 

Nightfall – #Gogyōka

The following poem was written in response to Colleen’s 2020 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge.

This week’s prompt, The Night Sky. 

This week I decided to try something new to me, a Gogyōka poem.

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Darkened at the end of the day

Luminous stars light the sky

The moon above shines brightly

North Star will guide your way

Look up to see pure magnificence

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherry Tree Blossoms – Haiku

The following haiku was written in response to #Haikai Challenge #131.

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Blossoming beauty

A sure sign that spring arrived

Pleasing aroma

© Susan Zutautas 2020