Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Day 30. Questad Poem

Members of our family
There must be a million different breeds
One likes to sit under my feet like a footrest
They will listen to your problems no matter what
Another chases her tail like a spinning top
They all happily welcome me home each day with tails madly wagging!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Day 29  Hyperbole Poem

When you first look in your baby's eyes
You'll never be the same
Your life will be a roller coaster
Nothing will ever be tame.

They capture your heart forever more
And wrap you with their finger
You'll never ever be free again
You'll always want to linger.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Day 28. What If...I Might

What if I could play an instrument?
I might accompany myself

What if I was a better singer?
I could make a difference in song.

What if I could write a song?
I would write a song to help someone.

Would you listen to my song?
Day 27. Lantern Poem

Heaven's reward
Day 26. Limericks Poem

There once was a couple so fair
They thought they were walking on air
Then one bright sunny day
They were shown the right way
Now they are a happier pair
Day 25. Arbor Day Poem

I remember the day
I got my first glasses
I went outside and
Looking up at a tree,
I exclaimed, "It has leaves!"

Ever since that day
I am one of the masses
Who enjoys the sights and
Sounds of all kinds of trees
And I always think, "It has leaves!
Day 24. Poem in my Pocket

I have a poem in my pocket
It isn't on a locket
I've saved it on my cell phone
So I won't leave it home

Writing poems every day
Is helping me to say
I'm a poet and now I know it
This is a happy fit
Day 23. Clearview Poem

Justin and Shadea said they were done,
But the rabbit is dead and sadly gone,
We'll have our ninth little new one
Sometime in the fall, oh, what fun!!
Day 22. Nature Color Poem

Yellow sunshine in the morning
Now why do I feel like yawning!

Red roses smell so nice
Glad we're done with the ice.

Green grass all over the place
I'm thankful for Heaven's grac

Giggle, Gnash, Gnaw
Snarle, splish,splash
Moo, Meow, mumble
The are the sounds as our old car rumbled
Down the old bumpy highway, when I was a child.
We called her Bunky Junky as we tumbled
Down mile after mile after mile! 
Day 20.  Gratitude or Prayer Poem

Because of Him I think
Of all the blessings He gives
While of the water I drink
And eat the bread, He lives!

He atoned for all my sins,
And died upon the cross
So I can live again
My soul will not be lost.
Day 19  Free Verse Poem

As I contemplate the meaning of Easter
I consider all that occurred long ago
How our brother chose to save us
Because of His great love.

I know I can be with Him again
But I must do my part
By living my life as he did
My reward is Eternal life.

My family is eternal
And together we will be
Forever in His loving arms,
This is my greatest desire.
Day 18. Color Poem

Yellow is the color of sunlight
Yellow is joy
Yellow is a daffodil
Yellow is a soft duckling
Yellow tastes like lemonade
Yellow smelss like fresh sun-dried laundry blowing in the breeze
Yellow sounds like peeping chicks
Yellow feels like a warm hug
Yellow looks like bright buttercups
Yellow makes me happy
Yellow is warmth after the winter.

Yellow is sun, sunlight, and ducks
Yellow is kids playing in the sun
Yellow is buttercups, daisies, and lemons
Yellow is warm sunshine
Yellow is happy quacking ducks
Yellow is butter, honey, and lemonade
Yellow is being out in nature on a warm sunny day
Yellow is a field of bright flowers
Day 17. Tanka Poem

Ten years ago our
son got married to his love
and now they are four
Happiness ensues each day
they come to visit our home.
Day 16. If I Were and If You Were Poems

If I were a train 
and you were a track
You'd keep me in line
With nary a crack

If you were a jailer
and I was an inmate
You'd unlock the prison
and let me escape
Day 15  Holiday Poem

Flowers all around me
Easter choirs singing
Leg of Lamb or ham are yummy!
Soft flower petals
Day 14. 5Ws Poem

My daughter-in-law, Melinda
Is having a birthday today
She lives way out in Grantsville
So we will celebrate another day
Then we can show her how much we love her!
Day 13  Rhyming ABAB Scheme

Sunday is such a special day
I love the day so much
It is my eternal life's doorway
That provides me with Heaven's touch.
Day 12. Haiku Poem

Losing a child
The sun comes up anyway
Then your heart still beats
Day 11. Nonet Poem

There are days when the news scares you so
You want to go into a hole
But there is beauty around
Each day that you can see
So keep your head up
Look to the stars
Let fear go
Be strong
Day 10  Spring Senses Poem

Spring looks like colors bursting all around me
Spring sounds like children laughing and playing outside
Spring feels like warm hugs from the sunshine
Spring smells like newly mown grass clippings
Spring tastes like all the flavors in the world
Day 9. Grammar Poem

Books I read
Paper and digital
Keep me reading happily
Like living another life
If only I could do it al
Day 8. I Am Poem

I am happy and loving
I wonder if I'll touch many lives
I hear angels singing
I see them on the wing
I want to be the best I can
I am happy and loving 

I pretend to be confidant
I feel that I really am
I touch the stars in the heavens
I worry I haven't done enough
I am happy and loving

I understand that God lives
I say I love my Lord
I dream I am a leader
I try to help each person
I hope I can do my best
I am happy and loving.
Day 7  Cinquain Poem. Pattern two

Double trouble
Always having fun
Twice as much love
Day 6. Acrostic Poem

Early morning
A new beginning
Spring returns
To remind us of
Every soul's
Day 5  Cinquain Poem

Squares of fabric
Careful piecing swatches
It is good to be creative
Day 4 Quatrain Poem

I recently wrote this poem, loosely based on Dr Seuss's style to honor one of my co-workers who was retiring. 

Oh the things we could say
As Sylvia leaves us today
Make us sad make us crabby
Make us shout "No Way"!

But she's going to leave
There's no trick up her sleeve
So we have to say "Par-Tay"!
And that you will need to believe!
Day 3  Triplet Poem

Seeing fun movies is our way
Of having a really good day
And that is certainly okay!
Day 2. Couplet Poem

My Grandchildren make me smile
And that makes me smile a while!
Day one of National Poetry Month 2014