Almost Mine, but Thankfully Lost

He wooed me with such pleasurable charm.

I wondered…what if there could be more.

He did everything perfect, there was no alarm.

So I ran at full speed through his revolving door.

But his heart was elusive like a sly black cat.

As he only intended to play for a season.

He was gone before we were and that was that.

Did you ever really care or have a reason?

For a while, I cried over that star that was never in the sky.

But I should have known, he was never meant for me to keep.

He couldn’t open up, too hurt from the past or just liked to lie?

Perhaps I was his game or he was just my lesson to reap?

Now I hope you find me in some of your dreams.

And you wonder ‘what if ‘and lose some esteem.


For Writing 201’s Day 10 Assignment:

Word prompt, pleasure.

Poetic form, sonnet.

Poetic device, apostrophe.

This was my first attempt at this pattern: ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. I think I prefer to rhyme each line so I am not sure this worked. Feel free to give honest feedback as I am trying to learn the different patterns and rhythms of poetry.


Coffee Shop

Music flows with rich coffee.

Local art has a creative place to brew.

Come inside! Find the time!

Alone, on the phone, or bring your crew.


For Writing 201’s Day 7 Assignment:

Word prompt, neighborhood.

Poetic form, ballad.

Poetic device, assonance.

Ode to Earth

Oh Earth, you are such a blessing to us all.

From North to South and East to West,

You offer us variety from summer to fall.

Views that inspire and catch our interest.

From the rainbow of hues that saturate your skies

The the colors gracefully fade into stars so bright

Shining down upon the waters, oh do they gleam!

Your fields of flowers equal Angels breathing sighs.

Magical creatures roaming both day and night.

This map of your beauty should never go unseen.


For Writing 201’s Day 5 Assignment:

Word prompt, map.

Poetic form, ode.

Poetic device, metaphor.

Ode writing was hard for me. I researched some more info on them and found a Horatian Ode pattern of a,b,a,b,c,d,e,c,d,e so I tried that for the challenge of it. Not sure this is my favorite, but it was worth a try.

Here’s a Secret. You are NOT That Great.

Your lies are something quite grand.

Making you the best in all the land.

But in reality

it shows insanity.

Because you’re not all that and you don’t understand.


For Writing 201’s Day 4 Assignment:

Word prompt, imperfect.

Poetic form, limerick.

Poetic device, enjambment.

My use of imperfect in this liar limerick is more implied than used, so hopefully that is OK. Enjambment was something I had to really read on to understand, but I think the third and fourth lines meet that requirement.

What do you think? Does this fit the liars and big talkers in your life you know? It fits tons of people I have met over the years.