in grandma’s eyes

 

Dear Babyface,
birthed by God’s grace;
let me hold you, kiss you, squeeze you,
while you’re sleeping, let me tease you:
misshapen head and wrinkly skin,
you sport a double…no, triple chin!
your pudgy nose is slightly pimpled,
your chubby cheeks are sweetly dimpled.
I admire all I see ‘cuz, Babyface,
you look like me!

 


I submitted this poem to Lyrical Iowa last year. It received 3rd Place in the “humorous verse” category and was published in their 2018 collection. Linking to dVerse Poets where Lillian hosts Open Link Night with “Ah, sweet youth” theme.

feliz navidad

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!!

(and linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s countdown)

 

 

birth of baby boy

God’s love in every language

lies crying on straw

 

 

Merry Christmas!

blessings (to the fourth degree)

 

a precious girl gifted by God above

another sister multiplies the love

her name is biblical, Anna Noel 

a coo that’s softer, sweeter than a dove

 

her liquid eyes deeper than sky of blue

she follows and reflects emotions true

with roundly curving cheeks and hair so fair

dear granddaughter, we’re all in love with you!

 

 


A rubaiyat of iambic pentameter with stanzas of 4 lines, rhyme scheme: AABA, and linked to dVerse Poets where Frank is hosting tonight. logo-napowrimo

civil (?) rights

Joining Real Toads in Imaginary Garden today on the theme:                                           “I Have No Mouth but I Must Scream” -title by Harlan Ellison

 

unborn baby girl
dodging abortion’s
sharp instruments

has mouth but
voice not heard
muffled in womb

unsafe sanctuary
tiny life unwanted
no fault of her own

they shout about
women’s rights,
“now let me grow

into a woman
strong, nurturing
seasoned in love —

help! it’s got me!
torn me…bleeding”
hear silent scream

reprieve

CDHK’s prompt from Jane Reichhold’s “Dictionary of Haiku”:  peace

 

longest hour of day

crying baby falls asleep

parents enjoy peace

follow the light

 

light of the

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photo by lynn

world shines

in baby’s eyes

 

happy flame of

solitary oil lamp

flickers from barn

 

starlight burns

unusual brightness

above sleeping village

 

angelic aether

outshines campfire

of blinded shepherds

 

holy spark

igniting faith fire

in heart’s cold hearth

 

For God, who said,”Let light shine out of darkness”, has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.                                                                   2 Corinthians 4:6

 

a lil’ rhyme

 

The moon shines bright

upon this night

such pretty sight

for us to peep.

 

The full moon’s light

makes clouds take flight

outshines starlight

comfort we keep.

 

The moon’s far height

angels’ nightlight

please do not fight

just go to sleep!