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Sunburn Poems

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Premium Member Rolling On The Savannah

Here's a puzzle, what's black, red, black, red, black, red?
This one's a challenge, is it several pieces of jam and toasted bread?
No points did you earn
'Twas a zebra with a sunburn
Rolling on the savannah, trying to get relief before bed!

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Categories: sunburn, silly,
Form: Limerick

Err Spray
Little Peep Boo
gonna give a ghost face
sneak peek preview
And the Casper Whine burgs
ain’t gon like
the skeleton keyhole truth

We be thee former chain gang,
(y’all know us)
the Menace to Society butt pang

Yeah, klan bruh ... we got the lynch spirit
hanging broken limb...Read More
Categories: sunburn, imagery, perspective, self, wisdom,
Form: Bio
Premium Member A Sand Crabs Lot In Life
Grains of sand 
hiding small burrows;
every tiny sand crabs, the Emerita Analoga
needs its burrow.
intense sunlight’s warm but
has its dangers, even for a tiny crab’s skin.
xiphosurans, cousins to the sand crabs,
don’t need to stress and 
worry about the sun
as unless they...Read More
Categories: sunburn, animal, appreciation, nature, ocean, poems, poetry, sea,
Form: Free verse
Somethings gonna get you;
somethin' got it's eye on you;
Open and shutting mouth
What's a beak gonna do;
Chew you up and down;
Peck you on your sunburn arm;
Spit in your eyes;
Scratch your thigh;
Why, Oh why;
It's crawling out you onto your lips;
A fever blister...Read More
Categories: sunburn, adventure, analogy, animal, anxiety, bird, conflict, confusion,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Worshiping Violence
like Heaven and Earth,
could only be universally transcendent
creative energy

If also unitarian immanent
recreative integrity.

This may appear to be a glitch
to those who believe
we have a manifest divine destiny
to grow
grow and multiply
without concurrent responsibility
to harmony within one shared web of life,
integrity strength...Read More
Categories: sunburn, earth, environment, games, god, slavery, spiritual, violence,
Form: Political Verse

Why Old People Cry
Do you ever wonder why old people cry?
reasons unknown to you and I 
here are some thoughts that come to mind
there are many more I'm sure you will find.

A well loved son killed in the war
now only a photo kept...Read More
Categories: sunburn, loneliness,
Form: Rhyme
The Beach is Out
salt, sand in my hair
shark sightings
strike three - pain, sunburn

June 14, 2019

Maureen McGreavy - contest: Magiciada 13 or 17 

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Categories: sunburn, angst, beach, sun,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Winds of Change
The orange globe hung over the horizon ready to hand over the torch

To a waxing moon ready to watch over the cycle of disbelief and hope

An epilogue to old beginnings and fresh start to the calm of the evening

Ripples embraced...Read More
Categories: sunburn, change,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shimmer and Sultry

Shimmer and Sunburn

It's sultry and hot, a toasty day.
But having central AC, for me,
is perfect in every way.
There are beautiful clouds that are 
swimming like fish in the perfect California sky.
The ecstatic sun kissing each shimmering rose bush
.... one by...Read More
Categories: sunburn, rose, summer, sun,
Form: Rhyme
Increasingly Palindromic Seasons
Spring's luster is dewed anew each morning
While Summer moods doom fear of Winter's cost.
'Til Fall, the redness sender gives us warning
That soon Winter's spider redips its web of frost. 

Spring's flower is a sire wolf fang piercing ground.
Summer's sunburn warming...Read More
Categories: sunburn, word play,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Sensing Nature
Beautiful flowers ~ trees in bloom 
Monarchs mating on mimosas 
Bedded below the willow ~ fawn 
Close your eyes ~ shush ~ did you see that
Lingered aromas ~ beauty scents
Vegetation growth ~ fruited vines 
Mother greenery ~ father earth...Read More
Categories: sunburn, nature,
Form: I do not know?
Infinite Amber
Thus brighter spots in a deadened swamp
Do become trapped in viscous sap
To remain as unfinished bastions of hope
Stuck infinitely as amber to be marvelled

Twinkling stars in a vast abyss
Orbiting a much larger force
As a spiral galaxy in all of its...Read More
Categories: sunburn, memory,
Form: Prose
Words can sting
Like a sunburn that never fades.
You were the sun,
And like Icarus
I flew too close. 
My wings
and I fell to the Earth.
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Categories: sunburn, heartbreak, hurt, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Summer Flush
The beach was packed with bodies burnt bothered,
reeking of sweat, dried salt and sunburn cream.
The sea writhed and churned as the crowds gathered
to take a swim to beat the heat and scream.
The sky darkened as storm entered the scene.
The crowd...Read More
Categories: sunburn, beach, rain, summer,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Three Word Two Liners
Farmer's last cry 
Birds fly by 

Growing grey hair 
A rocking chair  

Too much drink 
Head in sink 

Clouds slowly divert 
Sunburn high alert 

Robots having sex 
Must be complex...Read More
Categories: sunburn, word play,
Form: I do not know?
Whimsical Ziggy Starman Space Odyssey
Your whimsical 
Words and whiles and ways 
Are like Vaseline on a chapped baby's bum
Or camomile on sunburn skin
Conservative journeys traversing the vacuum 
On the dark side of the moon
Only the true believers 
Are destined to see
If Apollo goes...Read More
Categories: sunburn, celebration, columbus day, creation,
Form: Free verse
A haiku Anthology - Theme Summertime
wildflower meadow
as tall as a muntjac
cuckoo cuckooing
farmers haymaking
grasshoppers stridulating
don't touch a stinkbug
wood admiral glides
honeysuckle its host plant
humid the hot nights
warm is the river
fish rising leaping for flies
life seeking cool shade
inverted swimmers
water boatmen taking in air
cygnets follow pen
as fall approaches
swifts are...Read More
Categories: sunburn, june, nature, summer, sun, sunshine,
Form: Haiku
A Cellular Memory
He spoke to me and I
felt his words 
on the back of my neck
as near as a sunburn,
yet I dared not look at him.

He sat closer than I was comfortable
yet I could not move away
my heart beating – a timpanic...Read More
Categories: sunburn, abuse, anxiety, body, heartbreak, senses, women,
Form: Narrative

They muted us with
a poisonous smile 
and political power. 
Then they beheaded
our hills, massacred 
trees, buried ponds…
We mistook their new 
concrete buildings
for development. 

They sit in the chill 
of a/c rooms with 
prostitutes. Venom
from their deeds’ 
fangs affects the 
earth’s...Read More
Categories: sunburn, inspirational, weather,
Form: Free verse
Time Will Tell

My soul I will never sell
Even if I got to go through hell
Time will tell
If I'll excel
And propel
Doing poorly or swell
Wherever I dwell
Crooked or parallel from any citadel
And hotel
Are you the lion, cheetah or gazelle?

Can't afford to lack
Got to stay...Read More
Categories: sunburn, dark, how i feel, perspective, poetry, rap,
Form: Rhyme
Somewhere Else
Wish I was somewhere else today
I ain't partic'lar where
Maybe upon a mountain top
Breathin' that cool blue air

Or I could fish a mountain stream
Catch me a big fat trout
Maybe wander to Galveston
Get a sunburn, no doubt

I had a love in Texas...Read More
Categories: sunburn, dream,
Form: Quatrain
Hair Everywhere
Hair Everywhere

Hair Everywhere

Every part of my body looks rather shoddy because it’s covered with hair
   There isn’t a place, even my face, that has managed to remain bare
Time goes by, and I don’t know why, but it just...Read More
Categories: sunburn, funny, teenage, vanity,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Rise Early for the Coast
To get the most from summer trip to coast
start early dosed up with coffee and toast,
avoiding almost, the hot sunburn roast,
an uttermost certainty on seacoast,
when lying reposed in slumber engrossed,
you sleep well post noon, with your tardy host.

26 April 2017...Read More
Categories: sunburn, beach, travel,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Tropes On My Island
Tropes On My Island

To go to Tonga like this had not been my plan

Recommended though it was on the lonely planet

Om mantras were now my only companion

Planting seeds in my inner world and mind

In the interest of survival fire rubbed...Read More
Categories: sunburn, growth,
Form: Acrostic
Travel Light
On the starship Enterprise,
with Captain Kirk and Spock by my side,
all decided to go for a fast ride,
teleporting us back because Bones had died,

But before we went we let Spock do the cremation,
since he had a very good imagination,
flying as...Read More
Categories: sunburn, adventure, humor, travel,
Form: Light Verse