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Posts from the ‘Poem’ Category

Excitement Builds – Haiku

The following was inspired by Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 182 #PhotoPrompt

 

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Image by Huda Nur from Pixabay

 

Awaiting Freyja

My heart full of love and joy

Beautiful kitten

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

Absolute Trust

Quarantined thoughts

Locked away to this day

Secrets I cannot tell

Entrusted by family and friends

Kept anchored away in my mind

till the very end

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

Herb Garden – Tanka

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Herb Garden 2020

Growing herbs this year

Basil, Oregano, Thyme

and Curly Parsley

Basil is my favorite

Can’t pass without inhaling

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

Written for Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 180, #Poet’sChoice.

Mountain Getaway – Haiku

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Image by David Mark from Pixabay 

 

Calm and relaxing

True beauty at its finest

Mother Nature’s bliss

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

P.U. – SoCS

stream of consciousness Saturday

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

 

The stinky skunk tried to spray

The dog tried to getaway

But she was a little slow

as she’d just been spayed

Sadly her stitches did splay

 

 

 

This was written for #SoCS – Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

Men in Pots – #FFFC

The following silly poem was written in response to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.

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Image from Pinterest

Plant a man

Watch him grow

Does he grow fast

or does he grow slow

A vegetarian …

I’d say so

Look at his face, he looks like a grump

I would too with those bumps

Horns on his head holding up trees

Pull off a leaf and he will sneeze

He sits all day inside his pot

He’d better take care before he rots. 

 

 

 

 

 

The End of Something Great

It is with great sadness that Chelsea has decided to discontinue the weekly terrible poetry contest. So today I sat down and wrote the following bunches of silliness for The Final Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest. 

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Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay 

Holy moly chicken man

All I want is a grand

I will be your friend for a long time

Until of course, I lose my mind

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Oh my goodness

Oh my gosh

I would love some mackintosh

As I’m as hungry as a bear

Look at my cute underwear

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There is a moose upon my roof

Trying to catch a silly goose

There’s a dog in the tree

He’s laughing, he’s full of glee

There’s a mouse chasing a cat

I’m going to get you, you dirty rat

 

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Look and you will find

All of those you have left behind

Dust bunnies under the chair

Mixed all in with the dog’s hair

You think I don’t care? Beware.

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You are a silly goat

I think you’ve lost my rope

I’m such a dope

I don’t know how to cope

Without my rope

Nope

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Before I go there’s one more thing

I really wish that I could sing

I for one will miss your contests

A weekly terrible but the best

It was fun

I wish that I’d been here when it begun

Is there anything we could do

So many of us are feeling blue

Please change your mind

and keep it going

If you do we’ll all be glowing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remembering Back

The following post was inspired by V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #93: remember.

 

My three sons.

3 brothers

Oh how I miss those days so much

Getting a smile from a gentle touch

Watching you sleep was such a joy

I was blessed with 3 baby boys

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Our Wedding Day

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Remembering back I have to say

Twas such a lovely wedding day

I wouldn’t change it for the world

You’ve made me such a happy girl

I love you more than I did back then

I’ll love you more beyond the end

 

 

 

 

Lost Love Senryu

The following poem was written in response to Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 174 #PhotoPrompt. Jude, from Tales Told Different, selected the photo for this month’s challenge.

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Image Credit: Unknown

Feeling bewildered 

Grieving, heartbroken, lonely

Promises broken

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

Family of Squirrels

The following children’s poem was written in response to Crispina’s weekly challenge. 

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There’s a tree in the field where squirrels love to play

The trunk is partially hollowed out, come with me to see it today

I’ll introduce you to my friends

You’ll see that there are ten

A family of squirrels that all have names

They are friendly and quite tame

Mama likes to sit on my boot

She really is such hoot

Squirrel Daddy

Never treats anyone badly

Then there is Fuzzy whos never bathed

He was very stinky the other day

The eldest girls name is Pearly

and yes she is squirrely

Next, there are the twin’s Skippy and Slappy

They’re so much fun and always happy

A flying squirrel whose name is Rocky

His mama says he’s quite cocky

Another male, that’s quite burly

Due to his tail, his name is Curly

Abby is my favorite girl

She loves to whirl and twirl

The last of the ten is named Sandy

She’s always asking me for candy

Please come along with me today

Meet the squirrels who love to play

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020