ethical questions

 

 

how long believe
blind rhetoric?

why hire doctors
to do harm?

instrumental rape
violates mother with child

what kind of ghastly
choice is offered?

by salt poisoning, chemicals,
or crunch of infant skull

when will men honor
mothers’ calling?

where have hope’s
children gone?

 

 



Linking with dVerse Poets quadrille prompt…sorry this topic is neither pleasant nor Christmasy. Yet our brokenness and sin is why Christ came…as an infant to a poor, young woman in seemingly scandalous circumstances. Would we have aborted Jesus?

A rock solid Q

“Q” for quadrille at dVerse Poets and “Q” for queue as in a line up of rocks.

 

Rock & Roll

Rosetta Stone

Rock of Gibraltar

Stonehenge

Ayers Rock

Easter Island

Rocky I & II

Blarney Stone

Plymouth Rock

The Sphinx

Rock-a-bye Baby

Rolling Stone

Hope Diamond

Rocky & Bullwinkle

 

“On Christ the solid Rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand.”

rode the mother road

Joining dVerse poets with quadrille #44 for “kicks” tonight 🙂  A “quadrille” is a poem of exactly 44 words, not including title…I counted hyphenated words as 2.

 

since nineteen

twenty-six, midway

thru roarin’ twenties,

classic car aficionados

cooly cruised or raced

rip-roarin’ midway

across america’s past,

passed, and passing

drive-ins, diners,

and wigwam motels

motoring along

singing a song

wheeling to

get their kicks

on route sixty-six!

 

 

 

 

 

hope surprises

Keeping hope alive with dVerse Poets in a “quadrille” of exactly 44 words…

 

hope dangles around courage’s neck,

name etched on soldier’s dog tag.

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image by lynn

 

hope throbs within young love’s heart,

hands held in first awkward clasp.

 

hope gazes into future’s eyes,

grandchildren carry family name.

 

hope laughs in fear’s masked face,

dove flies home after violent storm.

say “i do” again

Here’s a quadrille for dVerse Poets and Bjorn’s “bliss”ful prompt… it’s supposed to be heart-shaped but looks more like a carrot!

 

anniversary weekend

sunshine follows rainstorms

bike paths through tunneled shade

relax to rediscover love’s secrets

playful conversation answers

companionable silence, sit

touching, fingers entwine

between sips of wine

live band remembers

soul sways to tunes

breathe and listen

heartbeats in

syncopation

of wedded

bliss

 

 

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photo by lynn

elusive dream

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”   – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

What happened
to distinctly american
dream

of liberty & justice IMG_4629
for ALL,

equal opportunity
regardless
of race?

What happened
to respect
for human life,

our constitutional
law & order,

non-violent freedom of
speech & assembly?

What happened
to ONE nation

under God?

Wake to dream again!

 

 

 


Quadrille (44 words) for dVerse Poets  where De invites us to dream together!  

calm down, you’re not in control

 

hear!

fear not

a vision bright

be it angel or demon

bad politics or rad theology

apocalypse or alien invasion

hot warning of global warming

you can start living fearless

for I AM (is) with you

always…that’s aIMG_3668

promise, do

not be a-

frayed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My photo and quadrille linked to dVerse Poets for Victoria’s “be not afraid” prompt.

faith’s holy flame

 

when faith fails,

humanity refuses the Light

rebel hearts and minds

enveloped by darkness

devolve to beasts.

 

seek stranger sex but

cannot commit to love;

civilization crumbles,

children are crushed.

 

when wind blows,

flickering flame will

be snuffed out…OR

burst into blazing torch!

 


Connecting with dVerse Poets for 6th Anniversary and “flicker” quadrille (44 word poem) prompt.

vacation plans hatched

 

follow
hot pavement
highway 26 winding
thru Hatch, New Mexico,
small, world famous,
village heats up
every Labor Day
weekend for
Chile Festival
greenest valley
of state grows
best peppers,
pecans, cotton.
also home of
Sparky’s
green chile
cheese
burger
you’ll
wanna
drive
in

 


Quadrille #35 prompt with Kim hosting at dVerse Poets pub this week…

sound of rain

pitter – pat – patter

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on sidewalk

spitter – spat – spatter

on windowpane

beads drip

from

clothesline

baubles drop

from

leafed vine

gutters gurgle

cheerily

rivulets burble

merrily

umbrella unfolds

earthworm unholes

birdsong stills as

rain gauge fills

lightning tumbles

thunder rumbles

cloudburst pours

find shelter indoors!


Quadrille prompt on “sound” ideas with Victoria at dVerse

disappointment’s questions

 

cow pushes

hard, long

granddaughters

come along

to witness birth of calf

girls interested in kittens

already few weeks old

realize something wrong

in birth canal – nose, one hoof

show but never second foot

leg bent unnaturally

cannot push out

(naturally)

must pull

stillborn

 


Unfortunately, this was our experience yesterday…linking quadrille to dVerse.

it’s later than we think

 

twice every year

daylight savings time

messes with my inner clock

an insomniac’s seasonal nightmare

hard to say which is harder

on mind and body:

to spring ahead or fall back

why do we try to

interfere when time

doesn’t wish to be saved?

 


Time for quadrille #28 at dVerse Poets Pub this week!

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