January 20, 2019

Remember Your Kindness

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Remember that time long ago when

Your heart was emboldened by gentle

Kindness? Reflect that into your life.

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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
  • May or may not be rhymed
  • 9 syllable lines
  • Number of lines depends on number of words on the bumper sticker

December 2

Who Would Jesus Execute?

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Who designed capital punishment?

Would you acknowledge our ignorance?

Jesus knows enough are innocent

Execute mankind’s indifference.

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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
  • May or may not be rhymed
  • 9 syllable lines
  • Number of lines depends on number of words on the bumper sticker

May 2

Beach Body

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The radio speaks to me telling

Telling me to get my body beach ready

Ready for surf and sand and bikinis I suppose

Suppose I am insufficient already

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But on my commute I begin to ponder

Ponder the needs of going to the shore

Shore ready body doesn’t make the list

List includes towel, sunscreen, money for the store

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I complete my internal inventory

Inventory needs for a beach ready bod

Bod healthy and happy who can move through water and sand

Beach ready body is about mechanics not facade.

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(A Loop Poem)

April 29

Reflection

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On our recent adventure we took pictures of each other.

Home, we shared them telling what we love about one another.

Each of us focused on our features we liked least during the view

The things we can mention we love about ourselves are few

The quirky details we love about the other are untold,

We believe the other an amazing site to behold.

But looking in the mirror we see a face wrinkled and old

If only we could look through the loving eyes of the other

And see what the other can see with kindness and love anew.

When we love ourselves as we love the other, love becomes bold.

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(A CinqTroisDecaLa Poem)

February 14

Oh Brown Shower Spider

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Oh brown shower spider

What do you do all day in here?

Catching insects I never knew were there?

Spinning webs or raising a large spider family?

Enjoying the humidity in this woodstove dried home?

Forming an army of silent patient shower spiders?

Waiting for the just perfect person to bite

to become the next world saving super hero?

Oh brown shower spider, you are welcome here.

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(A Shape Poem – as seen in the picture)

A spider has 8 legs and this poem has eight legs and eight words per leg.