man overboard, oyogi!

Oyogi, Japanese for “swimming”, prompt featured at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

father joined navy

Unknown
Anchors Away!

tells stories of sailors who

learned to swim at sea…

necessary life skill while

aboard aircraft carrier

lifespan

 

breathe

receive

leave

believe

achieve

grieve

bereave

 

 

to be human

 

i am not a beast

i am not genderless

i am not invincible

i am not a victim

i am not innocent

i am not perfect

i am not alone

 

i am a holy breath

i am engendered

i am vulnerable

i am an overcomer

i am forgiven

i am in process

i am connected

 

Linking to dVerse Poets pub…cheers!

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Sammi Cox at Author Aspiring hosts ten-word challenge on theme of symmetry.

 

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Symmetry

creates

balanced beauty

of mirror images

determined by

Designer

sometimes i surprise myself

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blog posts!

count chocula aboard?

My tropical vacation dreams began to snap, crackle, pop when a mysterious caller milked my ear with the news, “You have won a trip on the Kellogg’s Caribbean Cruise line. The reduced price is a special, ‘k, and includes the total luxury cruise experience.” Crazy cocoa puffs! I was gonna enjoy drinks fruity, pebbles between my toes, and sun on my face.

A few weeks later, I was boarding the good ship, Lucky Charm; recently commissioned by Gen. Mills of the Chex navy. At the top of the gangway, we were greeted by our uniformed (uninformed?) Cap’n Crunch wearing a pirate’s hat. Passengers spread out across the deck to wave “Cheerio” to friends on the dock. As we were leaving port, I noticed the life rings looked unnervingly like giant froot loops and the inflatable rafts rather like puffed wheat.

At our first port of call, I felt thirsty so joined the queue at the island cider shack, Apple Jack’s. Back on board, I listened to a live country music band, the Corn Flakes, just for kix. They played their #1 hit, Harvest Crunch, but the lead singer’s voice was too husky for my taste. After a fabulous buffet meal featuring crab alpha, bits of caviar, sushi, and other sole food, we were entertained by a magician doing trix with silly rabbits. I decided to retire to my bunk early.

 

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awakened by noise

fear of cereal killer

on mystery ship

 

 

 

 

 

 


Haibun in response to Lillian’s fantastical noodling poetics at dVerse Poets!

con-fuzzed (sans caffeine)

 

mental mist

fuzzes horizon here

in world’s small bubble

of murky emotions

and fogged forgetfulness

how to know which way to go?

aimless pointing in

indecision’s direction

la futura obscura

 

 

a promise is to keep

double bands of shiny gold

worth more than karats

love’s forever promise bold

heartfire’s diamond facets

 

God witnesses our vow

joyful organ music plays

life as farmer’s wife now

better together…we stay

 

lost my wedding ring

after laying it down

while wall-papering;

forgotten with frown

 

replace with simple band

but heart hurt for a time

when mother passed away

her diamond became mine

 

set her lovely gem in gold

with another band below

blessings of our sons be told;

five small diamonds in a row

 

jeweled gift as valued token

from one lover to another

living out our pledges spoken

create family, father, mother.

 

 

 


Linking to d’Verse Poetics with Sarah’s “love token” prompt!

know the feeling?

 

ride inside

mean washing machine

soiled, soaped, and spun out.

 

roll into

round hay baler

tightly wound, rightly wrapped.

 

pass through

giant rotisserie oven

toasted ’til broasted, go round ’til browned.

 

lie under

road steam roller

laid flat in tar, rode on too far.

 

 

Linking with dVerse Poets where we try to convey an emotion through things…

 

millennial ninjitsu

 

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“ninja”

 

my mom’s a secret ninja

she’s trained~yes, that’s a fact

in ancient arts of sabotage

(it’s cooking skills she lacks)

she’s stealthy and she’s deadly

~real domestic arson hack~

our kitchen sink is piled high

with pots that she burned black!

 

 

 


Just for fun…you didn’t assume it was (auto)biographical, did you?!

 

thank you, friends!

 

I’m happy to receive 500 “follows”…thank YOU for reading my blog!

 

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elemental valor

Linking to Haiku Horizons prompt: forge

 

as blizzard winds roar

think washington’s army in

valley forge winter

 

 

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March to Valley Forge by Wm.Trego, 1883.  mountvernon.org

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