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I don't want your fingerprints ...
(Work in progress)
(Sorry for the inconvenience)
I often scribble in the sand
The words I find so hard to say
And hope the wind will come along
And blow them all your way.
Author: Paul Callus
Contest: Five Lines or Less
Sponsor: Black Eyed Susan
A new borns cry
Tearful last good bye
Swaying waves of golden prairie grass
Shifting desert dunes - an hour glass
An acorn dropping among forest leaves
To mighty oak - a lifetime of dreams
The changing moon - to full again
Each morn' the sun - new skies begin
Eagles soar high - our hearts go there
These ripples in time - we all share
Pink and perfect mystery
to which I ply my finger,
she ripens so exquisitely
the longer that I linger
and fluff the modest blossom
with my gentle loving hand,
teasing, ever pleasing
so that now I understand
how beautiful the flower
that yields without duress,
blooming now so fully
in the warmth of my caress.
thick blanket of snow
snuggling the flowerbeds
with a winter wrap
6th October 2014
~awarded 4th place in Charlotte Puddifoot's contest~
~awarded 5th place in PD's contest~
A fragile winter butterfly
Flutters from the sky
So soft and yet her heart
Is cold and made of ice
But if I warm it
She will melt and die
Author: Elaine George
your golden trumpet fanfares
the dawning of spring
Contest: Creative Haiku
Sponsor: Charlotte Puddifoot
~awarded 1st place ~
~awarded 3rd place in under 12 lines contest~
Wind whistling through the weeping willow tree
Its teary leaves drip silently into the fast flowing river
They float freely dancing in the dappled daylight
Caught in the rustic reeds they plan their escape
10th December 2014
Your beauty deep inside
Behind those bedroom eyes
Most men will fail to find
With you only as a prize
I can see it clear as day
Shining from your soul
Hiding from the prey
It truly makes you whole
So wipe away your tears
Set your beauty free
Leave behind your fears
Come walk away with me
Erased for publishing
Nothing is heard
Thoughts now deferred
Float in my mind
Safe from all harm
Peaceful and calm
Soothing with balm
Time to unwind
7th December 2014
Sponsor:- Nette Onclaud
Syllable Counter: How Many Syllables
Theme 1 - Remember what peace there may be in silence
erased for publishing
Heart slowly dying
Memories re-fuelling forgotten dreams
Dreams to stir
Prayers to be answered
Penned 18 December 2014
Two peas in a pod
One still on Earth, One with God
Inspired By Nathan Leccese"s Contest "Two Peas In A Pod"
” You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars.”
We put down roots
and bear our fruits.
With dear offshoots,
we are like trees.
Stars wink their eye,
burn bright and die.
No asking why -
we are like these!
Written Dec. 7, 2014 by Andrea Dietrich for theme #2
for the Desiderata Poetry Contest of nette onclaud
The pathway I will lay for you
with seeds that I will scatter round
will soon have blooms come into view
so you can tread on fragrant ground
and feel your spirit fill with song
when we can meet among the blue
of blooms that will have sprung along
the pathway I will lay for you!
for the 8 Lines 7 Words Enjambment Poetry Contest of Rick Parise
Wintry white wisps wondrously whirl
Soft sparkling snowflakes silently swirl
Coolly carpeting countrysides carefully
Dazzling diamonds dancing delightfully
28th December 2014
the rapid beating
of a giving heart sublime
Tubby or not tubby
fat is the question!
21st November 2014
I sit alone and think of you
Of everything we've both been through
Silent tears pouring from my eyes
Like raindrops falling from the skies
I miss you so much every day
I love you is what I want to say
4th December 2014
Free as a bird
No wings to restrain us
Blown gently on salmon pink clouds
Contest: An American Beauty – Andrea Dietrich
Visual 5: Balloons
Checked Using How many Syllables 2,4,6,8,2
~awarded 4th place~
Autumn brushes her hair slowly
Letting the glorious colors
flow gently to the earth below.
Showing off vibrant colors
in contrast to summer's green dress.
Out doing the starkness,
of winter's white coat.
Autumn compares the mutable
shades of spring to her fall
Giving a sigh ,end of another season.
She packs her brush
as frost touches her tips.
liquid little stones
skipping and skittering free
on shared umbrellas
Wakened, the winged and winsome wind
wandered westerly while whistling witchery.
It waltzed whimsically within woodlands -
whooshing, then whipping willows.
Worn, it waned. . . whispering wistfully.
erased for publishing