December 13

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Not All Who Wander are Lost

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Not for the exercise or a goal

All for the release of the static

who knew I would become addicted

Wander til the ache is in my soul

Are the results ever dramatic

lost only in thoughts unrestricted

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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

June 14

Cascade Trail

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The trail transforms from hard to soft

Looking up the sky is needled

Below my feet a tan carpet

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Moss covers rocks like a carpet

Ferns make eroded stream bank soft

Pine cones dot a trail that’s needled

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Shoulders brushed by branches needled

Hiking boots scuff up new carpet

All the green and tan make sounds soft

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I tread on soft, needled, carpet

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(A Tritina Poem)

June 9

Positivity is the buzz word

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The mosquito is annoying

And there is no doubt about it

Perhaps we can live without it

With my patience they are toying

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Masters of camping destruction

The mosquito is annoying

Being out I’m not enjoying

To avoid I need instruction

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Surprisingly they do some good

Repellent I am deploying

The mosquito is annoying

Helping frogs into adulthood

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I’ll think twice before destroying

Assisting with pollination

Now I say with hesitation

The mosquito is annoying

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(A Viator Poem)

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)

March 22

I See A Smile

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                                          Blithe

                                        Boulder

                                      Wearing a

                                New white hat of

                                        Snow

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(A Lanturne Poem)