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SESTINA.. NPM #10

She told me to write a sestina.I looked at her with my eyes wide open“a sestina?” I asked.“Surely you mean Siesta,” I told her.She growled from her umbilicus,and the growl went all the way up to her eyes.‘Child’, she said; … Continue reading

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MY DAUGHTER and I. (NPM #9)

A Quatern. I was awakened by din early this mornI yawned and looked at the clockthe neighbor kept blowing the hornmy daughter entered the room in her new frock I braided her thick hairI was awakened by din early this … Continue reading

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Slavery and Freedom (NPM #8)

Slavery and Freedom White skin, standing tall on a frameof pride, attitude and bias. Black and brown skin, head bentbut spine straight, eyes steady and pious. One, a salve, the other a the masterholding up the status of the better … Continue reading

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NPM #7, A Poem incorporating broken automotive part, basket ball and a favorite beverage!

Here is my offering. I own a car, a jalopy of sortsIt stores all my booksand some spare partsof the said jalopyit chugs along the road,announcing its arrivalwith its worn muffler. Last night I drove this same caralong a park … Continue reading

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ODE TO A CARPENTER.©

(NPM #6 write a poem about Hands) This old patient, his long fingers artistic, he must have held them tip to tip his two fingers forming a steeple. I see scars and ingrained stains on the wrinkled skin of his … Continue reading

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The Night ( NPM day 5)

The Night © The night whispers-                        your smile conjuresa million desires!The caressing whisper,like a thunderous clapwakes mewith dreams in my eyes. Mystic music‘Whirling Derveshes’eyes closed-such trance;fingers traveling up from the torsoto the heart…right hand turns to the sky,and the left … Continue reading

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April 4th of NPM

(Include the following words in the poem: Equal, umbrella, tidy and weight) Regardless of the weight of known and unknown caresI tell myself to stand tall and finish the choresHow can the twins be identical or equal in etiquettewhen one … Continue reading

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BONFIRE ( A Dizain)

I didn’t know what a Dizain is. Honestly. I just weave my words in and out of the old brain and write some gibberish and pass them off like a poem. I had to look this one up. Val, are you … Continue reading

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Lost Love. (NPM #2)

Lost Love.© Do I feature in your dreams?Do you find me crowding your thoughts?Can you sleep at night,When I ache with my loneliness ? Your face in my eyes,Questioning my sacrifice,Letting you go away from me…. Your needs, your wants, … Continue reading

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A Love Poem (Scavenger Hunt,NPM1)

This is my humble offering on the first day of April., the National Poetry Month. Val has talked about two “simple rules” about the link and where it should go. Sorry, too old to understant that lingo. Hope you like … Continue reading

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