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A tribute to my fellow bloggers


This post is dedicated to many of my fellow bloggers. I used the titles of their blogs to inspire my poem. My wish is to thank my fellow bloggers for their comments and support throughout my tenure here at WordPress. I hope no one is offended if I did not include them this time around. Once again thank you all for your support as I celebrate 8 years at Poemattic.wordpress.com. Happy Blogging!!

A kind of self-portrait by Melba Christie

On the edge of humanity

A place to congregate souls

I found an Alchemist’s Studio

who promised to heal our broken hearts

he warned us about pointless overthinking

because it could lead us to drinking

We all look for a source of inspiration

Sometimes through an open lens

Or even in a poem attic

Where we may find a laughing soul

Truth be told

Just ask the crow on the wire

Where he perches waiting to be called

To the poet’s corner

Or to the Literary Hub

Great muses all meet there

They all know a writer’s soul

and a microcosm explored

the poetry and art of the soul.

So we should stick together

Share our thoughts and the charmed chaos

We may find

Under seedbud, leaf and twig.

We all know

The art of blogging

Is slowly developed

And each time

A fellow blogger “likes’

Or comments on your work

It makes your day worthwhile

A Plea to a Narcissistic Man


Who is that hollow man?

Does he know how the mighty have fallen?

He needs to stop chasing the wrong things,

You are not always right

Do you even know, “The Seven Rules of Life”?

He who reigns within himself

Cannot find his own heart

And cannot have absolute mastery of himself

Many of us fear your kind of man.

People ask,

Have you no empathy?

You are not a king you know.

I wonder why

we deny what we do not understand.             

I hope we can all wake up from this nightmare.

It is exhausting to deal with his lies every day.

Who is that hollow man?

I hope he finds his heart soon.

I hope he stops chasing the wrong things.

I pray for him.

Attributes: As with all my Found Poems I list the posts from which I borrowed words, phrases or lines. Thanks to my fellow bloggers for the inspiration.

Dr. Eric Perry, PhD

PaulaB

euzicasa

Through Open Lens

Cristian Mihai

Pat Cegan

A Found Poem – Closing National Poetry Month


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A Found Poem

 

Flightless wings

know very well

Authenticity

lives in death

The song of May

reminds us

that Mother’s Day

is near

and a Mother’s fear

grows more today

Because

The Promised Land

no longer sows

Bluebells in the sunshine

Beside the old Trail of Hope

Where I used to collect

my dreams one by one

But despite the awful things

That spread on fields of my mind

I am not obedient;

Conformity is not my thing

I Pray.

I pray for kindness.

and want to spread the word.

Life is Good!

Lift your voice and sing!

Tomorrow will be May again:

Flowers scheduled to be in bloom,

let us forget the words of doom.

And for those who predict only gloom,

Just remember,

Tomorrow is another day.

and soon it will be Mother’s Day!

Let us rake the fears away.

 

As I mentioned in the video I created this Found Poem inspired by some of the titles, words and phrases used in the posts of my fellow bloggers at WordPress.

Attributions:

Pat Cegan

Ricardo Sexton

The Moral Traveller

John Coyote

Liz Bard

The Poet’s Corner

 

Haiku – Poets


 

Poets

Poets gather here

under the tree of life

ONOMATOPOEIAS!

 

Here is an example of an onomatopoeia poem. I invite you to write one for Poem In Your Pocket Day.

Running Water

water plops into pond

splish-splash downhill

warbling magpies in tree

trilling, melodic thrill

 

whoosh, passing breeze

flags flutter and flap

frog croaks, bird whistles

babbling bubbles from tap

*This poem is by Lee Emmett from Australia

 

 

A Found Poem –


The following poem is composed of my lines and lines from other poems I found on WordPress. I have included the attributions at the end.

Soft promises made

By hidden thoughts

Only I could see

 

I know you love the ocean

And the magic of its waves

You see at the distance  

a rowboat sway in peace

And nature whispers in the dark –

How much the earth loves you back

 

A super moon appears

To light the way

And if

If you want to keep a secret

And keep it well

Then I will tell

The world

Miracles are real.

Attributions: