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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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Hibernation #writephoto

 

The following was written in response to a photo prompt over at SueVincent’s. 

 

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Waking up after a long winter’s nap

I stretch, open my eyes and hear something snap

Looking around inside my cave

My stomach growls …

Berries I do crave

I peer outside beyond the rocks

Baby bear is talking to a hawk

He must have awoken before me

He’s having fun, he’s full of glee

I call to him, he turns around

Mama, he says, look who I’ve found

I see you’re talking to your friend out there

Let’s go find some berries that we can share

Your friend can come along with us

We may even find some charlotte russe

Off they went all three of them

Baby bear, hawk, and his mom

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

Best Friends

 

The following poem was written in response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie photo challenge #311.

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Photo by La Miko on Pexels.com

 

At the seashore, on a chilly day,

I stare off into the bay

Looking around I see a beautiful sight,

a boy with his dog snuggled up, tight

I wonder to myself what they’re looking for,

or are they here enjoying the shore

Off in the distance, I see a fishing boat

the boy tousles his dog’s fur coat,

as soon as they too see the boat

The boat approaches getting close to the shore,

the boy and the dog get ready to board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantasizing – Senryu

The following senryu was written for Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 173 #SynonymsOnly The two prompt words are: Idea & Fancy.

 

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Daydreaming galore

Fancy balmy oceanfront

Far-flung idea

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

Escaping – Senryu

The following was written in response to Tale Weaver #270 – Escape.

 

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Each night I look forward to bedtime. Snuggling up under the covers makes me feel safe and secure. Safe for at least five or six hours depending on how tired I am. This is when I get to put all my worries aside and escape the daily routine of life as of late.

 

Slumber comes easy

Slipping into my dreamland

Escaping anguish

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

The Unknown – Deep

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

 

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DEEP

Deathly afraid

Everlasting fear

Eventually will pass

Positive thinking will    help

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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Image by Pexels from Pixabay 

 

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