October 26

Emerson

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It was a year ago today

I said goodbye to you

Dear cat

I just didn’t know what to say

Somehow I think you knew

Smart cat

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Your spunky presence filled the room

And filled my heart as well

Unique

The fifteen years ended too soon

So hard to say farewell

Tears streak

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(A Memento Poem)

October 25

Happiness Is

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Happiness is a sunny beach

Far from the summer’s white hot reach

Happiness is a muddy trail

With only boulders for guardrail

Tell me what’s wrong with gray skies

Nature’s all lovely in my eyes

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Happiness is a rainy day

Liquid music tapping away

Happiness is the thundersnow

Ominous green skies all aglow

What’s wrong with an obscured sunrise

Nature’s all lovely in my eyes

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Happiness is limbs dark and stark

Admiring the subtle bark

Happy is getting to explore

With the loving man I adore

Luckily I’ve come to realize

Nature’s all lovely in our eyes.

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(A Stave Stanza Poem)

October 24

Where water meets rock

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Resting beside rocks and water thought digesting

Digesting today’s news, aching muscles resting

Peace comes to me where the cold creek waters release

Release all stresses into the burbling peace

Seeking calm but getting a perspective tweaking

Tweaking expectations, transformation seeking

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(A Mirrored Sestet)

October 23

Hearts-A-Burstin’

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Vulnerable core suddenly exposed

Simply amazing how little it takes

When your heart breaks is it the sad that leaves?

Does the happy spill out when your heart breaks?

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Does bursting with happiness feel the same

As breaking with sorrow when the heart grieves?

Does the happy spill out when your heart breaks?

When your heart breaks is it the sad that leaves?

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Just how can a person know the difference

Between happy pains and the anguished aches?

When your heart breaks is it the sad that leaves?

Does the happy spill out when your heart breaks?

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(A Mirrored Refrain)

October 22

Samara

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Colossal samara sculpture spinning

The gentle breeze provoking giant seed

Around the garden at a ghostly speed

The bronze patinaed green and weathered well

Enormous silent, it has me grinning

The towering art, not aunaturel

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(A Wordsworth Sestet)

October 21

Now where did I park that car?

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Hope I find my car

This big concrete maze

Swallowed it

Cell phone of no use here

I may never find it

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Hope I find my car

I’ll be here for days

Wandering

Pressing lock a lot

Listening closely

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Hope I find my car

Retracing my ways

Filled with hope

Hearing my horn honk

Following the sound

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(A Cardinal Stanza)

October 20

Salvia elegens

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Pineapple sage, sweet scented mint – November blooms, glad to know it

Tropical plant, ruby red hint – soft light green leaves, had to sow it

Container bound, oh so fragrant – hummingbird bait, rad to show it

Matter of time, frost will kill it – yearly planted, mad to grow it.

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(A Magali Shairi Poem)