Wednesday, October 29, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day Twenty-Nine - Untitled

Today's prompt was to write the phase of love you are in. I am currently single, and not dating so I decided to write about my ex-boyfriend. The relationship we were in was not a good one. The only time it was good was when we were friends, before we became couple. It was one of those young and foolish type of deals. The good thing about the relationship is that it has taught me a lot. I definitely do not plan on traveling that same road again.

I thought that I'd try this poem in a Tableau form. The title is "Untitled" for now.


Gentlemanly facade
He wore it very well
Rose-colored eye glasses
Controlled what I could see
His disguise had be fooled
And I became a fool

We started out as friends
So warm and so sincere
Is what he seemed to be
It was all like a spell
And so hard did I fall
 For now it felt like bliss

His facade quickly fades
My glasses still are worn
Hindering my clear view
Of who he really was
Yet I could not see it
I refused to see it

His way it had to be
If not I was selfish
At least he had thought so
And I did believe him
I always took the blame
For that which had gone wrong

I starting not to like
Who I was becoming
While I was with him
Still I turned a blind eye
Under a rose-colored glass
Telling me all was good

Shattered became that glass
And it helped me to see
Who that guy truly was
It was time for me to leave
And to rebuild myself
Better than I once was

Here's my happy ending
To be free from it all
His lies, his many games
Focus now on the truth
Rebuild a better me
And I am now happy


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 28 - Ode to Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

The prompt for today was Hunger (+ Secondary Emotion). I thought about what to write today, and I just decided to write an ode to Chocolate Peanut Butter pie. My weakness is almost any dessert with peanut butter and chocolate in it. There is a Reese's Overload Cake that I enjoy making and eating - of course, I only make it when I have friends to enjoy it with. I can't eat that big thing by myself. There is a Chocolate Peanut Butter Sundae that I enjoy getting when I go to my local Baskin Robbins, I can go on and on. I do enjoy Chocolate Peanut Cream Pie (I think that is what it is called) when I go to Wegman's for my Writing Workshop Meetups. I'd thought that I would write a light-hearted poem about that today.

Ode to Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

The first thing I look forward to
When I walk into the restaurant
A good slice of Choco-Peanut Butter Pie
Is all that I would want

The waiter possibily already knows
How this dessert is my obsession
Yet he still brings a plate of it
And I enjoy my seven minutes of heaven

My after work comfort as I dive in
I can't imagine any moment greatere
Than enjoying my Choco-Peanut Butter Pie
Oh wait! Am I done already?! Hey, WAITER!!!


Monday, October 27, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day Twenty-Seven - Do Not Wake Me Up Now

Today's prompt for October Poetry Writing Month was to write about sleeping. I spent all day pondering how I might write this, and I had trouble thinking of where I wanted to go with this.

I decided to touch on times when I was a teenager. I was going through some tough times at that time. I will get into details, but I remember looking forward to when the night times came, and I could just crawl into bed and cry myself to sleep. Sleeping and dreaming felt like the only times I felt at peace, because I dreaded facing the nightmare that the morrow might bring.

Do Not Wake Me Up Now

Please, please do not wake me up now
I am not ready to leave this peaceful safe dream
Let relish my time sleeping upon a silver cloud
Just as I am tucked in my an alabaster moonbeam

I am not ready to face the nightmare of tomorrow
The dreams of now are where my comfort began
I don't want to leave it to cry more tears of sorrow
Please let me enjoy this tranquil time while I can


Sunday, October 26, 2014

OctPoWriMo - Art in a Small Coffee Cup

I thought that I'd write about coffee art for today.

Art in a Small Coffee Cup

Designs made with coffee, milk and cream
Beautiful art in a small coffee cup
Much goodness in my little java dream
Designs made with coffee, milk and cream
Swirls and shapes on a pool of vanilla bean
It almost seems a crime to drink it up
Designs made with coffee, milk and cream
Beautiful art in a small coffee cup

Credit: MegaPics

Saturday, October 25, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day Twenty-Five - Sunset

Sorry, folks, I'll have to leave you with another Cinquain. I came down with another bad headache today. :-(


Sky fades
From pink to black
As the sun disappears
Behind the trees for the nighttime
It sets

- Leslye

Friday, October 24, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day Twenty-Four - Moving, Sewing, Writing Stories

Today's prompt for OctPoWriMo was to pull inspiration from the shows, "So You Think You Can Dance," "Project Runway" and/or "Ink Master." "Project Runway" was a guilty pleasure of mine years ago. I enjoyed seeing what the designers would put together during each weekly challenge. Which is why I enjoy NaPoWriMo and OctPoWriMo, because it's fun to see what people come up with with each prompt, I feel the way about LinkedIn's Poetry Challenge.

Today, I thought that I'd touch on "So You Think You Can Dance," "Project Runway," and "OctPoWriMo" and put it all in one poem, talking about how each different activity can tell a story.

Moving, Sewing, Writing Stories

He dances
So fluidly
Free of all inhibitions
Moving, gliding and grooving
Around the dance floor
Telling his story
Through dance

She sews
A vision of her design in mind
She sketches it out first
To see how it may look
To the eye
Assembled as she cuts fabric
In pieces
And putting them together
Creating shapes in a pattern
Of a gown
Tell her story
Through design

I write
Words dance around my mind
Hours are spent pondering
How to bring them together
What message I want to convey
What mental picture I want to create
Often told in rhyme
Words on a page
Telling my story
Through poetry


Thursday, October 23, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day twenty-Three - Speeding Lights/Speeding Life

October Poetry Writing Month's prompt for today was "Another Chapter Begins..." I spent today pondering how I would write this. Are there any new chapters in my life? At the moment, the answer is no. Since my my AVM rupture and my surgery, I feel my life had slowed down, or stalled even. I thought that I'd try to explore those feeling today. While walking home from where I get off the bus, I saw a lot of cars just passing by me, and I thought that I'd compare that to life. I do remain hopeful that the future will fall into place for me.
The poetry form that I decided to use is a Rispetto. I will definitely rewrite this poem next month because there's so much I want to add to it, and right now, I don't how to add what I want to it.

Speeding Lights/Speeding Life

 Large dark space, bright lights
Coming by oh so quickly
Looking as red and white lines in flight
Bright red and white blurs all I see

Those fast lights feels much like life
Daily occurrences is the rife
Everywhere I turn, they're every place
They move fast, but slow is my pace

 This is what life is like for me now
Life just passing by so fast
So fast I cannot find my way around
By me will my life just pass?

Lights so bright I cannot see them
I try to make my way through therein
I cannot see where it is I am going
Where my future lies is unknowing

Will my future ever be as bright
As those that quickly come and go
Those ever so speeding lights?
Don't ask, because I just don't know


Credit: FBCoverStreet