Dragon (Pleiades)

Dangerous enemy
         Daring eyes beguile me
            Dark promise deep within
             Demands stun my senses
              Determine my dire course
                  Drugged, my innocence lost
           Dragon lover unchained

My friend Greg, Memoirs of a dragon,  wrote a “U” themed Unicorn Pleides from a dragon viewpoint and dared me to write a “D” themed Dragon Pleides from a unicorn viewpoint. Not sure how well I met this challenge, but I had fun with it. Dragons and unicorns are sworn enemies, but mine are star crossed lovers.

Pleiades: The title is one word.  The first word of the sentence matches the first word in the single title. All first words start with the same letter as the title.  There are 7 lines, each 6 syllables! I cheated and reversed this so that the first word of the last line matches the title.

Stand (Free Verse)

Stand…..
when dirt and detritus mar your clean image
when storms rage and acid rain pits your pristine walls
when the weight of the world breaks through your surface

Stand….
and allow the fullness of time to soften your edges
and allow your pilings to resist the forces of water
and allow the weight of weary travelers to rest on your back

Stand
so I can breach the chasm between Here and There
so I can peek over your side, safe from silent currents
so I can pretend we have conquered the natural elements

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Poem #2 for Voices of Poetry and Prose Photo Prompt Mondays. Can you guess what it is? Go check her photo out! Then go to my other blog and see my OTHER poem! LOL, I had time on my hands today at the orthodontists’ office…..

Misery in Paradise (Senryu)

Frozen mirthless smile

Misery in Paradise

Tear-filled cenote

One’s state of mind can make a dump a paradise and a paradise a dump.  It is not one’s surroundings that lead to happiness it is how one views it.  That being said, there are places in the world that go hand in hand with bliss, and when one is in these magical spots and is filled with misery, the unhappiness seems so much bleaker.

I am in Kauai, but I count the hours until I can go home, for to be made unhappy in such a place raises unhappiness to a plane all its’ own.  I came for some peace and balance but it eludes me in my present company.

Senryu: same as Haiku structure but the theme is generally related to relationships or feelings while Haiku stresses nature

Betrayal (Pleiades)

 

Betrayal heists lovelorn
bitter ruminations
beneath joyful veneer.
Burdensome jaded thought
brings depressed spirits low.
Borrow from father time;
better luck tomorrow.

Betrayal takes many forms, but each begin with and Expectation that is disappointed by an Action.

Pleiades: The title is one word.  The first word of the sentence matches the first word in the single title. All first words start with the same letter as the title.  There are 7 lines, each 6 syllables! 

 

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