August 4, 2021

These are special requests poems, someone sent me the bumper sticker idea.

ONE

Jesus, you have everything some girls

Love to see in another human

You are determined, smart, handsome, kind

But you cannot be trusted with love

Everyone flocks to you, everyone

Else doesn’t know your truth, everyone

Thinks, that humor, that knowledge is all

You’re made up of but I know you’re

An untruth, under that guise you’re an

Asshole, a sham of a gentleman.

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TWO

Jesus yes! to casual sex, he

Loves my breasts, my ass, my hips, my face

You do too – but not casually

But you are too serious for me

Everyone has opinions, no one

Else matters, who cares what anyone

Thinks, you want long term commitment and

You’re ready for forever, but I’m

An explorer, curious to learn

Asshole from saint with no strings attached

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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 each word 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 6

Morning Ritual

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After waking up

Before you head for coffee

While I still slumber

You walk around the bed and

Touch my foot, my heart is thrilled

*

As I tip toe by

Letting the darkness stay dark

I gather my clothes

Letting my love sleep her sleep

Until the spoon makes her wake.

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My alarm goes off

Gather my clothes then head down

My shuffle is slow

The clang of the spoon wakes her

With her I start the new day

*

Eyes closed but aware

You are starting your long day

Before it begins

You lovingly touch my foot

Then creak down to make coffee

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(A Somonka Poem)

Two versions:

1st = me then he

2nd = he then me

November 1

Heart and Sole

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The places where our feet go together

Are always the best places to be

Regardless of location or weather

As long as we are there as a we

Looking down to see our soles and leather

Brings smile to face and soul with guarantee

Things will be great where our feet are together.

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(A Sicilian Septet)

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

*

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

*

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

*

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 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?

*

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?

*

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)

July 27

Long Distance Hug #2

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My mom made me a hug of wool

To comfort me when she could not

Some sad days it gets used a lot

*

Embraced when the world seems so cruel

Or I can’t face the rat race

Or for woes that seem minuscule

*

Love disguised as stuffing and knots

Mom crocheted me a hug of wool

*

Dear Mom crafted a hug of wool

Dream a better gift I cannot

Beats any from a shopping spot

*

More treasured than any fine jewel

This striped tail, arrived in the mail

In a box on the vestibule

*

When I’m down I have this upshot

The best mom made a hug of wool

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(A High Octain Poem)

July 26

Long Distance Hug

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My mom made me a hug of wool

To comfort me when she could not

Some sad days it gets used a lot

*

Embraced when the world seems so cruel

Or I can’t face the rat race

Or for woes that seem minuscule

*

Love disguised as stuffing and knots

Mom crocheted me a hug of wool

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(An Octain Refrain)