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Monday, April 20, 2015

Q is for Quotes


Many websites have quotes galore
To find what you are looking for,
Two sites are Quote Garden and Brainy Quote
Both of these sites get my vote,

Of course there are quotes on love and hope
Even quotes by the Queen or the Pope,
Search for odd words like oatmeal or boats
Even words like those have quotes

Quotes are special and resonate
They touch us and they captivate,
Quotes expressed in different ways
Inspire us on the darkest days.

This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 





and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

P is for Perfectionism



How many of us fall for the perfection trap?
It’s easy enough to do,
I’m here to say it’s a load of crap
It’s time to be kind to you,

Perfection is impossible to attain
So you might as well not try,
Perfectionism can drive you insane
And plague you til you die,

Instead you should try to improve and grow
While having fun on the way,
If you falter, just go with the flow
Tomorrow is another day!

Accept yourself and don’t compare
Spread your wings and fly,
Love yourself and be aware
Perfection is a lie!


This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 





and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.




Friday, April 17, 2015

O is for Oatmeal



Every morning Owen eats his oatmeal without fail
He gobbles up a gigantic bowl, but he’s skinny as a rail,
He pours on milk and whistles a tune
Stirring and stirring with a great big spoon,

Smack, smack, smack, and slurp, slurp, slurp
Drip, drip, drip, and burp, burp, burp,
He scrapes to the bottom to get the sugar beneath
And then when he’s done, he puts in his teeth,

How can he stand the texture, it’s like eating glue?
So slimy and bland, with a grayish hue,
Doesn’t he know how disgusting it seems?
I think I’ll stick with my Coco Puff Dreams!

This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 





and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

N is for Nothing


Today I played flute at a volunteer lunch
When I returned, I faced a time crunch,
The words weren’t flowing, my head was foggy
I was feeling tired and a wee bit groggy,

So this poem is about NOTHING, NADA, NIL
Feel free to stop reading if you’ve had your fill,
I wrote about NOSTALGIA and NATURE today
Those poems went NOWHERE, I’m afraid to say,

But perseverance is my middle name
I must keep up with this blogging game,
So I dive into the writing NOW and away I go
In India, it’s Friday and they’re on the letter O!

This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 





and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

M is for Music


For this poem, I wrote it in a ballad form and tried to use lots of M words.

Max, the musician, played music in the square
People often passed on by, as if he wasn’t there,
No one gave him money or paid him any mind
Until Maura appeared, a girl both fair and kind,

She stopped for a moment and listened to his song
He looked up with surprise when she began to sing along
Her voice was smooth like mocha fudge, he could listen to her all day
He fell in love with her that instant, and asked if she would stay,

A massive crowd gathered round, to listen to her sing
Max proposed to her that night, even though he had no ring,
They married in the month of May in the market where they met
They were so swept away by love, they barely noticed their debt,

Crowds came to hear Maura sing and she became a star
People came from all around, some even came quite far,
Finally their music paid off and began to make them rich
And now they have three kids named Melanie, Mark and Mitch.

This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 




and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

L is for Letter Writing



Do you like email? I’ve got something better
What about writing a snailmail letter?
Letterwriting can be such fun
Let me tell you how it’s done,

Buy some stationery or a card
Making a decision can be hard,
Such cute designs and so pretty, too
Why not treat yourself, to a few?

Get a pen and start to write
Early in the morning or late at night,
Writing with a pen is better than typing
Get that pen and stop your griping,

Share some news about how you’re feeling
Letter writing can be so healing,
Ask some questions about them, too
Letter writing isn’t just about you,

Put it in an envelope, don’t delay
Address it, stamp it and send it away,
If you follow the steps and see it through
Your friend will send a letter to you!


This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 




and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.




Monday, April 13, 2015

K is for Kindness



A compassionate eye, a smiling face
Encouraging words expressed with grace,
Helping hands to do our part
Reaching out with a caring heart,

Kindness costs nothing, but means so much
Even a simple hug or a gentle touch,
So share some kindness and you’ll feel good, too
Go ahead and begin, it’s easy to do!


This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 




and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.