Poem without a Name
Fly across the sky
With jowly and gloomy faces.
Makes leaves dance high
Like kites with no traces.
Sings a warning cry
Winging to safety she races.
Soaks flowers that sigh
Opening into sweet wet embraces.
Peeks out, almost shy
As life fills empty places.
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I dedicate this next poem to Davina. Without her encouragement, I would never have tried this poetry challenge. She is a wonderful friend, an excellent editor and a very gentle writing coach. Just in case, you find any mistakes in this post, please know that Editor Davina did not get to see this one before I published:~)
What is gentle?
Gentle is a soothing touch to a troubled soul.
Gentle is a slight nudge to get the ball to roll.
Gentle is always finding a way to be kind.
Gentle is a lesson for the angry mind.
Gentle people listen to the anguish of another.
Gentle people give freedom; they don’t smother.
Gentle people open their hearts without strings.
Gentle people care, even when life stings.
Gentle is knowing the right time to tease.
Gentle is accepting and not just easy to please.
Gentle is tender, but knows how to be strong.
Gentle is finding the way to right a wrong.
Gentle people understand how to give and take.
Gentle people know how to bend, but not break.
Gentle people help others up the slippery slope.
Gentle people give those who are lost… hope.
This is my fifth post of the poetry challenge I gave myself. For this challenge, which began on July 1, 2010, I made this commitment:
“For the next three months, the first and last Thursday post will be devoted to poetry – learning to use my non-dominant style of writing. I welcome anyone to join me and write some of your own poetry!”
Next Thursday will be my last poetry challenge post. I’m planning a fun post for this one and will be using at least one of my older poems that I guarantee you will not believe I wrote:~)
What about YOU?
What challenges have you given yourself lately?
What challenges would you like to give yourself? Come on, fess up…there’s one hiding in the wings, just waiting for you to say, “I’m ready!”
Would you consider going PUBLIC with a challenge to yourself? If so, what parameters would give to this challenge?