climate change

I’m linking this “sun/Son” quadrille (44 words) to  dVerse Poets pub   where we’re diving into the subject of climate crisis this week…


 

powerful star
commands our
entire system solar

glorious light
shines too bright
for human sight

his light maintains
so life sustains
planet’s green plains

will we war
for what we adore?
been done before

apostasy done
spiritual war won
when earth falls into sun

 

 

“Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”  (Psalm 2:12 KJV)

discipline

 

little buddy red-
faced, setting the stage
to fly into kicking and sweating rage

wiser granny said-
stop your fretting, my child
there’s no use getting unruly riled

now go to bed-
buddy, until lesson you learn
to let kissing cousins have a turn!

 

 


Quadrille (44-word poem) including the word “fret”… with Kim at dVerse Poets

hellfire-breathing

 

that ancient dragon
cunning serpent
epitome of evil
father of lies
the deceiver
our accuser
murderer

satan still prowls
“seeking whom he may devour”
whether sinners, saints, saviors

his loyal minions
destroy families
enslave addicts
abuse children
pervert truth
entice fools
incite wars

beware!

 

 


Linking with dVerse Poets where De Jackson invites us to write a quadrille (44 words) on “dragon” theme…

stereo-typical-saturday

 

kids up too early

cranked TV up

LOUD

running up & down

the stairs with nerf

guns

whooping-it-up

you decide it’s time to

MOM UP

and whip-up breakfast

before natives turn

entire

house upside-down;

sssshhhh, don’t wake

~ UP ~

your father now!

 

 


44-word quadrille for dVerse Poets where De chose the word (you guessed it):  UP!

rise!

 

disciples and Jesus
share passover meal
Judas betrays him—
kiss seals the deal

arrested, on trial
in kangaroo court
soldiers spit, hit,
crown him for sport

Pilate denies
hate crucifies
Messiah dies

tomb found empty
wondrous surprise
because he lives
we, too, will rise!

 


The day after Resurrection Sunday and linking a quadrille (44 words) for dVerse prompt using the word “rise”.

salute to charlie shulz

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snoopy as flying ace

the world war one
flying ace sits at a
table in local pub
drinking root beer

when the ominous
drone of an enemy air-
craft sounds overhead.

pulling down goggles
and wrapping on scarf,
he hops onto trusty
sopwith camel—

“curse you, red baron!”

 

 

 

 

 

Posting as my response to De at dVerse poets with quadrille prompt on word: “ace”

trolling for squeals

 

“Grandma, you be the troll!”

Playing with
granddaughters
by swingset; two are
swinging, one is climbing
up ladder to slide.

I take my place
under slide platform
and patiently wait
for little “billy goat”
to walk above me;

“Who’s that tripping over my bridge?”

 


Linking to dVerse poets where Frank hosts a quadrille prompt on word “troll”.

 

kiss the bride

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth– for your love is more delightful than wine.” –Song of Songs 1:2

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A quadrille (44 words) for dVerse poets

you, me, and tea

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after the

tea steeps

let’s pour it,

steaming, into

travel mugs to

drive south

away from

bitter winter

over steeps

across desert

through cities

onto island

where sun

smiles for

sandy miles

where we

hide from

hazy sea-spray

 

between

 

steep dunes,

sipping tea

 


Mish invites us to write a quadrille (44 words) on word “steep” at dVerse Poets

ch-ch-cha-ching!

 

we pull on a mask

or put on the face

true identity, you ask?

hidden without trace

 

surgery can reduce

or augment one’s chest

we wax, tan, and mousse

to look (expensive) best

 

switch your gender

buy youth extender

monied culture of pretender

ch-ch-ch-changelings!

 


Join De at dVerse…for a change

to citizens of secret kingdom

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”   – Jesus  (John 16:33)

 

what have you to fear?

suffering betrayal and injustice by ones you trusted

evil gaining power to wreak havoc and violence

 

what have you to cheer?

love, grace, forgiveness…received and given

good stands stronger than evil and will overcome

 

peace has your back!

 


A quadrille with the word “cheer” and something secret…linking to dVerse poets pub!

 

spoiler alert

A quadrille of 44 words for dVerse poetics…

 

Dad took us to stock car races,
figure 8’s, Indy racetrack tour:
our family waiting at famous light
tower for bus driver to announce,
“Gentlemen, start your engines!”

Mom was relieved my brother
didn’t put spoiler on first car or
choose Nascar driving career.

 

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