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Where Is the Food When Mother Is Not?


Yerka Jacek - Mind Fields Between Heaven and Hell

Yerka Jacek – Mind Fields Between Heaven and Hell

Where Is the Food When Mother Is Not?

Where is the food
when mother is not,
searching — plates and bowls
hit or miss? Open fridge.
Ransack cabinets.

I read a fairy tale,
that food grows ready:
creative cuisine,
not difficult to get:
a hundred people —
a hundred eggs.

Without Mom, a sudden collapses?
Everywhere needs an eye —
Or the glassware might fall:
a place to cry
a place to laugh.

Here’s Mom.
The harvest
we will collect.
Enthusiastic cheers.
The smell goes down the hall.

I shall help.
Always help.
Help in the kitchen.

Yes, Mom is back.
Heat up the pot.
No more stale, old
Piss-water tea.
Take a broom and dustpan.
Sweep up confusion.

The cold kitchen
will soon be warm.

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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 162

Also posted on:

OpenLinkNight ~ Week 98

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Journey With A New Friend


Wilde Beast Bumping Heads

Wilde Beast Bumping Heads

Journey With A New Friend

Each new friend speaks a new language.
Unique histories to share.
So much to say, it’s a traffic stall.

Rare books of knowledge.
Scriptures delineating a process.
Each new friend speaks a new language.

Shared representations?
A journey that is just introduced?
Unique histories to share.

Wilde beast bumping heads
on a prehistoric plain.
So much to say, it’s a traffic stall.

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Today’s challenge was to write Chained verse which links together stanzas by carrying a rhyme over from one stanza to the next.

This simply means that you use a rhyme scheme which repeats a rhyme from one stanza in the succeeding stanzas, in this case a pattern of:
a-b-c
d-e-a
f-g-b
h-i-c

Written for:

the imaginary garden with real toads

A Mini-Challenge for Sunday – Chain II

Also posted on:

the art and tree chatter of aquariann

Also written for:

Open Link Night ~ Week 84

Photo Credit:  mikeojohnson photography © 2007

for the thousandth time


Friendship by rebela-wanted

for the thousandth time

for the thousandth time
you burst in without knocking
(it’s permanently open to you.)
I sniff the spirit
that signals your presence
(an experience one never forgets.)

who else could mitigate?
conterminous affairs, alleviated;
exposed to your core, renovated.
stronger, we camouflage indifferences,
and prevent piercing yelps
from penetrating some phony smile.

long conversations,
sometimes called debates
(yelling like fireworks.)
from outside, a facade —
they might call it abuse
(it’s a form of obedient respect.)

together we start a candy bar.
sobriety, in our minds.
no need for questions
to answers well known.
dispensing honor. beaming pride —
behind childish laughter.

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Written for:

Mining the Memory–dVerse Poets Meeting the Bar

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Verse First ~ Committed

Also posted on:

FLY IN

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Photobucket

Photo credit:  deviant art

Cinderella Limerick


Prince Contemplating What to Do Next Regarding Glass Slipper

Cinderella Limerick

A prince stepped out into the hall.
he was leaving a very big ball.
He carried her slipper
that fell when he tripped her.
To return it, he must not forestall.

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Written for:

Mad Kane's Limerick-Offs

Crowing About Limericks (Limerick-Off Monday)

Also posted on

Wordless Wednesday by David

Also posted on:

Poetics – Modern Day Mythology

Image from Cinderilla or The Little Glass Slipper

Treasurer Limerick


Treasurer Limerick

The Treasurer had to eat crow
when he did not have enough dough
he tried to cut spending
excess borrowing and lending
but the economy just wouldn’t grow.

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Written for:

Mad Kane's Limerick-Offs

Crowing About Limericks (Limerick-Off Monday)

Also posted on:

Open Link Night ~ Week 79

Also posted on
Wordless Wednesday by David

Image from Econfix

four child with book senryu


four child with book senryu

sailing island-ward
tireless monsters await
where the wild things are

all the eggs have hatched
quaking and waddling road-ward
make way for duckling

man with yellow hat
curious monkey named George
unlimited fun

what words can you read
child with upside down book
living life forward

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Written for:

the imaginary garden with real toads

Sunday Mini Challenge

Also posted on:

Open Link Night ~ Week 54

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Photo credit:  Imaginary Garden With Read Toads Sunday Challenge

Olympic Torch Senryu


In the face of oppression the Olympic torch is carried through Britain alongside a Pit Bull. Maybe one day BSL will be lifted there and sights like this won’t be extraordinary.

Olympic Torch Senryu

shouting clear and loud
“eradicate B.S.L”
Our Olympic Torch

running with THE Torch
loving best friend at his side
limitless meanings

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Written for:

Prompt #154 – Meaning

Also written for:

#328 – Limitless

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haiku my heart summer rain

Photos credits: Facebook

Sonnet 24


Cloud Formations

Pilots are inexorably tied to weather. Under certain conditions, it would be certainly hazardous to fly. One day, when I was working at Edwards, one of my pilots was standing and staring at the weather. I stopped to watch him. It was so organic. His entire being was going up there, and he wanted to understand it, that day, to it’s fullest. The weather report would not be enough. Like a businessman reading the file on a prospective client, like an HR person reading about a prospective hiree, a farmer looking to see if it’s time to plant and of course, a sailor wondering where the prevailing winds will take him.

Sonnet XXIV

Just remember, if you crash because of weather, your funeral will be held on a sunny day. – Layton A. Bennett 

You stood there and gauged the patterns of air,
the clouds and the turbulence. Yet, the wind,
not robust enough to tousle your hair,
was able to make clarity rescind.
To and fro your eyes scanned the perilous
landscape. In your mind, a scenario
evolved, with way too many mischievous
heroics to feed your growing ego.
Then you pitched up into the nasty sky
as if you were controlling the weather.
Regardless of the conditions up high,
you would return on wing without feather.
Thus, as each day goes by in your young life,
you reappear to your offsprings and wife.

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I am responding to the prompt, “Write about a memorable encounter relating to work .”

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POETICS: Workin’ For It

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Photo credit:  Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2012 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

fruit essence facial mask


enhanced fruit mask

fruit essence facial mask

fine lines, wrinkles
acne scars
blackheads
coarse pussy pimples
hyper-pigmentation

mulberry
Tamakibigai
guava
rose of heaven

deep-cleansing
skin tightening
pore penetrating
healing
brightening
skin illumination

citron
Madonna lilly
queen of meadow
Bulgari honey

whitening
darkening
inflammation
collagen care
moisturizing

grape
manadrin orange
 Hawaiian papaya
Quadrangularis

anti-oxidative
mineral enhancing
suppleness inducing
high quality lipid beautifying
carbonated hot spring oil
yogurt based gel

all-in-one
protective
persistent
penetrative
professional
plasma
products

European quality manufacture
made in China

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Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 120

Also posted on:

Funny Bunny Fridays Week 11: Let Go, Relaxing Your Soul!

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F is for…FUN…

Posted for:

OpenLinkNight~Week 58

The Undomestic Mommy

Image credit: Klaus Enrique

space ship tanka


XCOR suborbital spacecraft

space ship tanka

my own little ship
travel into outer space
fantastic landscape
hypersonic travelling
transatmospheric spacecraft

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Written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

This week’s theme is: Landscape

Also Posted on:

Wordless Wednesday

Also posted on:

OpenLinkNight — week 46

Also posted on:

X is For (Xcor)

This week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Space Craft Technology Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

I went on a Press pass because I have a column on Nanotechnology now (see the right side of my page, there’s a link.) My column is writing poetry. XCOR had an interesting of their suborbital spacecraft. I want one. But you can buy a ride into orbit. Check out their website. It’s amazing that you can get into space now, and not be a superman astronaut. The spacecraft can be sued for payloads and experiments too, not just space travel. Seriously, check out their website, if you ever wanted to go into space, you can save up and go now!

Photo credit:  Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2012 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.