Friday, August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014 Poets United/My Happiness--Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads/Lion or Lamb

http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2014/08/poets-united-midweek-motif-happiness.html

My Happiness
Happiness known
At other times
In other places
Slow to catch up
Keep in step
Lags behind
Won’t come when called

I guess I will have to wait
Look for sunbeams
Clouds in blue skies
I find your trace
Tracks in sand
I’ll wait a little while
And in memory
You are here
My happiness returns

August 15, 2014

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Lion or Lamb
Roaring at the top of my lungs
You are my target
The bull’s eye never missed
Blow off steam
Ring a neck

End of day
Steam all gone
Lullaby
I curl beside you
Slumber through the night
Forgive my angry face
And unkind words
I have no excuse for myself
Sometimes I am lion
Sometimes lamb

August 15, 2014







10 comments:

  1. Very nice .. I can feel the energy fading to soft and peaceful in poem two.

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  2. How I enjoyed these contrasting poems! The first speaks to our PU prompt (please link that here)--and is a beautiful insight, a personification that makes happiness a friend--if not there, nearby. The second is ME, lion and lamb, never expressed quite so beautifully. Thank you!

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  3. Every mother can relate to Lion or Lamb!

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  4. We all go from lion to lamb in our dreams of regret.. actually the two poems work so well in pair... the first one speaking of the loss -- the steps in the sand, to be washed away --- just that little wave of forgetfulness.

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  5. That polarization that comes with context and the strength and then comfort that it provides. I wouldn't have it any other way. Great work, I loved it. Thanks for playing!

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  6. "and in memory you are here"........so poignant. Your second poem - all the stages of grief course through us, it is a hard path. I loved the curling up at night, "lullaby"........

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  7. I love how happiness returns...though it's heartbreaking...

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  8. I'm not sure what I love more, if the poignancy of "My Happiness" or the fact that posting it on the same space as "Lion or Lamb" makes such a powerful statement. The loss is tangible in both poem, and so is the hope.

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  9. Lion or Lamb....we all face them both within ourselves. A powerful write in both of these Annell!

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  10. I think that something lamb is a typo but then I think it is a good one. Nice write. Love and Light, S

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