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Posts from the ‘Poetry’ Category

Keys – Senryu

This Senryu was written for I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu.

Piano Haiku

Music from the past

Broken keys once played with love

Lonely forgotten

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

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The Centipede – A Poem

I saw a centipede today

They have the hairiest legs, I say

There you go down the drain

Back to where you once came

A creepy crawler is what you are

The ugliest bug by far

Multiple legs are what you have

Don’t you dare make me mad

I saw you walking down the stairs

Surely you thought I wasn’t aware

One day I saw you on a wall

Got interrupted by a call

In China, they eat you deep-fried or grilled

Which makes me feel very ill

Runaway and hide today

Never come back any day

 

Man holding Scolopendra giganteaTrinidad, 1961

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

All Alone Reflecting

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Gabriel Isak

All

Alone

Reflecting

Choices she made

Sadly, hurting some

Not intentionally

Regretting it every day

Wanting to make amends with some

The ones she absolutely did love

Forgiveness does not always come easy

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

This Etheree is a poetry form that consists of 10 lines of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 syllables was written in response to a challenge over at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie  Photo Challenge #270.

 

 

She Was the Sun

This poem was written in response to July Writing Prompts over at Putting My Feet in the Dirt.

She was the sun

She warmed my heart

I never knew that we would part

She was so young

It wasn’t fair

Still, I see her everywhere

She dries my tears

When I cry

Wanting her to be alive

She comes to me in the night

When I dream all is right

She was my mother

And will always be

A big part of me

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

Fun With Words

This post is for Wordle 410.

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Words here, words there

Match words in the air

Give and take

Always create

Tail the team to the stream

If one falls in, throw them a rope

Let them see that they can cope

The vein that runs through the rock

Will never melt for it is locked

Fill a tank with rainwater

For the days that are hotter

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

 

 

The Beauty of Nature – Haiku

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Natures gifts to us

Beauty surrounds us daily

Soaking it all in

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

Encased in Clay

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This poem is written for What do you See challenge over at Willow Poetry.

 

I died a very long time ago

Encased in clay, broken, total dismay

Now here I stand with head in hands

Staring blankly across the lands

My soul is still alive

Even though my body died

I stand in wait

Wanting to be taken to the gate

Yearning for my soul to be set free

Will it ever be?

 

©Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Red Maple Tree

This post is for Sunday Trees – 394.

 

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My red maple tree

A glorious sight to see

Proudly she poses

 

©Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

One Dark Scary Night

This poem was written for I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #21.

Weekly Haiku Challenge #21

Full moon, eerie night

Mesmerizing, rolling clouds

Hearing shrieks through gloom

 

©Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

Speeding

This is written for RonovanWrites  Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge.

 

Merging on highway

gaining speed moving over

Speeding in fast lane

 

Lights flashing behind

Police pulling me over

Receive big ticket

©Susan Zutautas 2019