Category Archives: Poetry

PAD Challenge Day 9: Shelter

Simplicity calls out from the clutter and entrapment of modernity How much space and stuff and adornment is really needed? Where is the line drawn for contentment with place? Wood, drywall, cement, some siding and paint? Or timbers and canvas, … Continue reading

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PAD Challenge Day 8 Prompt: Violence

The squawking grows louder and more intense I fly out the door to see what the ruckus is about All goes quiet and appears normal Back inside the house the alarm goes up again This time the crows and squirrels … Continue reading

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PAD Challenge Day 7 Prompt: Self-Portrait

The silver streaks are overtaking the blond highlights Of shoulder length hair, Well earned wrinkles replace the smoothness of youth Softened by tears and fears overcome Blue eyes dancing next to laugh lines Deeply etched by joy and sorrow Reading … Continue reading

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PAD Challenge Day #6 Prompt: Night

    The birch dance with the spruce trees in the amber light of dying flames Flares up again with the spitting and whistling of cedar The crack of twigs in the nearby wood reveal unseen visitors Coming in for … Continue reading

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PAD challenge Day 5- Prompt: discovery

It’s hard to discover something when you’re not looking When the eyes of your heart and soul and mind are shut up tight From the ravages of the modern madness of busyness Being deliberate, opening your senses to the physical … Continue reading

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PAD Day 4: Prompt- Since______?

I wasn’t able to get to this until tonight, and I found this prompt the most challenging. I prefer a topic. Since digging in the garden is out of the question today I’ll dream of crumbly soil sifted between my … Continue reading

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PAD Day 3, Poem #2 Messages

Have you forgotten? Have you forgotten who you are? Have you forgotten the dreams and plans and schemes? Have you forgotten the beauty of giving into creativity? Of doing without analyzing? Of throwing caution to the wind? Of following your … Continue reading

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