Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dear John

Well, not really John of course...
Dear Superman,

We've been together for a long time now. But,
it just isn't working anymore
for me

You have many good qualities like

your big, broad shoulders,
baby blue eyes
and sterling character -
always fighting for

And, you really know how to
sweep a girl off her feet.

But Baby, I can't take it anymore...
I know you try, but I'm just
so frustrated with that
faster-than-a-speeding-bullet thing.

I hope we can still be friends.
But don't call.

Sincerely, Lois

This foolishness was written in response to a prompt from Magpie Tales.  It's a great site, go see for yourself! Also submitted to dVerse for thier cartoon topic. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Woo Hoo - Interview!

The delightful Sherry Blue Sky of Poets United interviewed me for their 'Life of a Poet' series.  You can read it  here: Poets United!  Thanks so much Sherry!  By the way, this is a great writing community for anyone interested  in both information about and encouragement with their writing.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Time Passed

In the frosty morning
each grass blade coated, silvery,
crunches as I step.
A leaf falls
and another
and a thousand.
They are so lovely as they die

When did this happen?
I wasn’t paying attention, then
I turned and summer was gone. 
Days diminish;
November closes in
dark and stark and raw.

This was written for Mr. Knowitall's Flash Friday 55.  To see lots of 55 word poems and stories click on the name.  Try one yourself!

Monday, October 17, 2011


Your absence
is a very real taste
on the back of my tongue,
a heaviness
stooping my shoulders,
pressing on my solar plexus.

Filling my lungs
is such hard work.

My chest echoes,

This is in response to the prompt: longing, loss, losing and failure at Gooseberry Garden, although I was a too late to link it to their site.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Give it up sweetie.
I know what you’re thinking
but, your goose is cooked.

This haiku was inspired by the writing prompt at Magpie Tales and is also linked to The Poetry Pantry at Poets United.  And yes, I know they're actually ducks, but I can't resist a good (or bad) pun.