POETRY

The Shadow People

The shadow people are watching me

I don't know what they want

They are often times hard to see

I'm not sure why they haunt

 

Maybe they're from another plane

but maybe they are not

Maybe I'm going insane

They freak me out a lot

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

just popped into my head...

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Shining Very Bright

We all have a dark side

We all have a light

We really need to focus on

shining very bright

Author's Notes/Comments: 

We all have a dark side that contrasts with the light. I suppose opposites are necessary to compare but always strive towards the light...positive vibes,peace,love, higher vibrations....try to block out the negative dark stuff...that is the gist of this poem written a day early for the last day of #NationalPoetryMonth #NaPoMo #PoemADay #April2021 #Day30

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Moral Compass

Where is your moral compass

Do you follow it at all

Do you not have a conscience

It's simply criminal

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This was inspired reading about a juvenile that tied an electrical cord around a dog's neck and lit him on fire. This happened in Missouri and since they were under 12 they were not charged with any crime. So he is free to go out and do it again and harm who knows how many other innocent animals. Why do people do such horrible things? They said if he were older he would have been charged with a felony and got up to three years. The sentence does not fit the crime. They should be much harsher on animal abusers. They are living sentient beings and dogs with their unconditional love trusting humans for them to do such horrific things to them disgusts me. Do people not have a conscience anymore? Why do they do horrible things like this? I know I heard serial killers start out torturing animals and move up from there. Why they don't treat him psychiatrically at least so he never does something so horrible again is just wrong. Our system is broken and needs to be fixed. All life is precious. Live and let live. We need to protect those without a voice...innocent animals at the hands of psychos out there is really frightening. It needs to stop. Anyway, that is where this poem came from...I struggled with the title at first I called it Simply Criminal but I like Moral Compass better. #NaPoMo #NationalPoetryMonth #PoemADay #April2021 #Day29

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Fresh Morning Dew

Celery juice in the morning

is like drinking in fresh morning dew

it's incredibly refreshing

and really good for you too

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I recently got into the habit of having some fresh celery juice in the morning along with my organic juice cleanse and coffee with cinnamon and coconut oil and chocolate almond milk then a little later a banana and a few hours later a bowl of organic oatmeal with cinnamon,raisins,coconut oil,chia seeds and sometimes unsweetened cinnamon appleasauce...anyway that celery juice reminds me of the morning dew and it is so refreshing to drink. I love it and it is really healthy for you. It's good for lots of things and really feels like drinking in the fresh morning dew...anyway that is what inspired today's poem... #NaPoMo #NationalPoetryMonth #PoemADay #April2021 #Day27

Strange World

What a strange world we live in

don't know what to expect

Never give in

Don't get upset

Author's Notes/Comments: 

The Writer's Digest poetry prompt for today was to write a poem from a title blank world...so I chose Strange World mostly because my sister told me about a show yesterday on Netflix called The Circle that is very strange. It is reality TV that I usually do not watch but it's a game. It makes you wonder about how much of this stuff really happens online hence Strange World...so inspired by something I was watching yesterday and the title prompt... #NaPoMo #NationalPoetryMonth #April2021 #PoemADay #Day26

Snow in April

Snow in April is not that strange

these things happen when seasons change

not quite sure what to expect

there's no need to get upset

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I already did my day 21 poem so saving this one for tomorrow poem a day. I came across a prompt on writing.com site that inspired this one. #NaPoMo #NationalPoetryMonth #PoemADay #April2021 #Day22

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Multitasking

I think I multitask too much

I do too many things at once

I think I might enjoy things more

one at a time to just explore

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This came to me while listening to an online health summit and reading an ebook at the same time...how can you possibly get anything out of either doing both at the same time? I often listen to summits while doing other stuff online and wonder how much of that info is actually absorbed. It would be nice to at least try to do one thing at a time and really be in the moment and enjoy whatever it is I am doing rather than all this multitasking that most seem to do these days...a lot less stressful too. I am gonna attempt it and see what happens. It won't be easy. Old habits die hard... #NaPoMo #NationalPoetryMonth #PoemADay #April2021 #Day20

Censorship

Do you ever have nothing to say

or nothing to say out loud

maybe sometimes there isn't a way

to say it that is allowed

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

just some food for thought today...#NaPoMo #NationalPoetryMonth #PoemADay #April2021 #Day19

Do You

Do you have problems when things change

Do you want things to stay the same

Do you like when things rearrange

Are these questions deranged

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I was looking through Writers.com poetry prompts for this month and came across writing a poem about change so this is my take on that prompt... #NationalPoetryMonth, #NaPoMo, #PoemADay, #April2021, #Day18

I for one am not particularly crazy about change. I like to feel comfortable in familiar surroundings...but life is all about change...things change everyday...just gotta go with the flow you know...the only thing constant in life is change...I know I wrote a poem about that once...ha ha

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