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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

 

 

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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Image by woong hoe from Pixabay 

Falling …

Soaking the ground

Nourishing the grasses

Vegetation growing quickly

Springtime

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

 

Found Guilty

Originally written on February 14, 2014. Today I’m sharing this for Fandango’s Friday Flashback. 
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FOUND GUILTY!

I was found guilty of committing the crime
A repeat offender – I’ve done years of time
A life sentence now, plus a few
Doing the time, for the crime
I’ve committed with you
 
Not all perfect, I’ll be the first to say
But all so worth it, every last day
Never wanting it to end
You’re my lover and my best friend
We met, we married, we’ve had such fun
Raised three boys
We’ve both wanted to run
 
You’ve stuck with me through all of the pain
Even when I was driving you insane
We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, but never
Has our love once died
So Ha, ha, to the relatives who said,
We’d not survive
Yes, I’ll admit here today,
I’m still guilty of committing the crime
If I could go back and change one thing
All I’d want is a bigger diamond ring (giggles)
Happy Valentine’s Day Al
My lover, my partner in crime
My BEST PAL, of all time
© Susan Zutautas 2014

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Poem – Just For Fun

This is a poem I wrote back in 2011. I thought I’d share it for Friday.
Don’t bring me roses or chocolates tonight
Bring me diamonds that glitter in the moonlight
A Mercedes would be nice as well
Rack the cards, the house we can sell
Don’t forget that cruise you promised
This weekend off we go to the Bahamas
Mumm champagne will do just fine
Before we go out, of course, to dine
Caviar is expected
Forget it and you’ll be rejected
If you insist on bringing home candy
Please  make sure they are filled with brandy
To top the night off, I will have to insist
 that you give me a back rub, I will not resist

Before I go, darling, there is one more thing

Make sure the diamond is a four-carat ring!

© 2011 Susan Zutautas
Just to let you know, I wrote this just for fun as the title says. I as well as many others I am sure are sick to death of Special Days and holidays being over-commercialized. Spend, spend, spend no, no, no. There are many ways you can show your love for someone on Valentine’s Day without lavishing them with gifts.

Life is Good #Tanka #Poetry

This was written for a challenge over at Colleen’s 2020 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. 

The two words to write about are “Love” & “Harmony”

 

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Life is Good

Pure tranquility

is how I feel, when with you

Friendship was the base

Love followed shortly after

Harmonious we’ve become

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

 

 

A Peaceful Swim – Haiku

This haiku is written for MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #281

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– Google Images

 

Barely a ripple

Displays stunning reflection

Sheer tranquility 

 

Intently aware

Has remarkable focus 

Meticulous sight

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

 

Who Howls – Haiku

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Image by Hans Benn from Pixabay 

 

Wolves howl to others

Warning, communicating

Moon makes no difference

 

Bloodhounds, beagles, howl

The same way that the wolves do

For different reasons

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

This 2 stanza haiku was written for this week’s Six Sentence Story. The prompt word this week is “Howl”.

Every Picture Tells a Story – It’s a Dogs Life

The Tree Fort
How I want to be a bird up in a tree
Singing songs and chirping, chasing bumblebees
I tried to build a nest, thinking maybe I could fly
Turn into a bird, and soar way up high
Gathered all the leaves and twigs, together to be bound
Now I am exhausted with a tree fort on the ground
Actually, it is quite nice, with all the leaves covering me
I can hide right here escaping, the bath that I so need
Bored
 
We are two dogs that are bored as can be
Lying on the kitchen floor waiting for a treat
A walk would be nice, out in the sun
Go to the park for a little run
The cat is upstairs hiding…….. from us right now
If he’d come down, we could chase him all around
Swimming at the lake would be lots of fun
Guess we’ll just have to wait for the time to come
Trim My Paws
 
Why do you look so shocked that I jumped up here
The groomer made me get on her table, so why can’t I here
I went to school today and got one paw groomed
So get out the scissors and please finish them soon
You saw how she did it, so please give it a try
Make the other ones pretty, I am not shy
One night after obedience training I asked the groomer/trainer how to trim the fur on my dog’s paws and so she took us into her grooming room and showed me on one of her paws. When we got home Magz jumped up onto the table as if to say “Okay now finish the other three”
 
© 2011 Susan Zutautas 
 
 

I Wrote a Poem Just For You

I’d love to be able to write you a song
To let you know how much we belong
Side by side every day
Side by side all the way




If only I could find words to write
How I feel day and night
But it is hard to write with paws
Webbed they are but there is a flaw
No pen will fit between my claws
Just take me for a walk today
Feed me treats and I will stay
Right beside you not pulling away
Just tell me nicely to sit and stay
I promise not to be a rat
I’ll never again chase the cat
If you will feed me a bone or two
I will fetch for you a brew
When you come home at night
I’ll be waiting with delight
Wagging my tail to and fro
Just let me out to play in the snow
I know that it’s not polite to drool
Can’t help myself I am a dog you fool
I can read your mind with ease
I know what you want and how to please
But at times dogs just have to disobey
You took me to the vet and now I am spayed
You always fill my water dish
Sometimes I wish you’d throw me a fish
I am a Newfoundland dog you see
At one time fish were free for me
The liver you make my breakfast with
Is really quite delicious
However, if you could just double it up
You would make me a happy pup
So sorry that I shed like a bear
You would too if you had this much hair
I do not like to have my nails clipped
I would rather eat those potato chips
I have a wish for my birthday this year
I hope you don’t find it is too dear
But I would really like a steak
And please oh please bake me a cake
© 2011 Susan Zutautas 
 
 

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The Twisted Cross

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Image by alan9187 from Pixabay

 

She yelled at me loud

Obviously, cross today

Twisted story heard

 

What was it you heard?

As I twisted my long hair

The cross is missing

 

From where I asked her

The alters cross at the church

That is a twisted lie

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

This was written for RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #266 Twisted&Cross