December 22

 

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Remember Who You Wanted to Be

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Remember the vivid dreams of youth

Who you did and did not want to be

You followed your heart which was the truth

wanted to fly, teach, cook, surf the sea

To make real change in the voting booth

Be loved, be calm, be true, be free

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(A Bumper Sticker Poem)

Bumper Sticker Poems – a form I created, inspired by cento and golden shovel poetry, with the following guidelines:

  • Using a bumper sticker as inspiration use the words in the bumper sticker as the first word in each line of the poem
  • The theme of the poem may or may not have anything to do with the message of the sticker
  • Title should be the words of the bumper sticker
  • Should be rhymed
  • 9 syllable lines
  • Number of lines depends on number of words on the bumper sticker

July 10, 2018

Religion

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Marbled sunset is my stained glass

I have faith in the sassafras

my parish is the biomass

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to the orthodoxy of nature I am beholden

humbled by the buzzing bee in the sunflower golden

the feisty spirit of the small chipmunk does embolden

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Eternity I find

in rocky shore line

and how stars align

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Nature’s dogma guides

her rules I abide

through each moon and tide

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Scripture in leaf veins

bright bird song ordains

cathedral in rains

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(A Christ-in-a-rhyme Poem)