Lips – Stream of Consciousness Saturday


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “lip.” Use it as a word, or find a word with “lip”in it. As always, use any way you’d like. Enjoy! 

What wondrous things
we call the lips
lift our hearts in song
or gentle kiss Continue reading “Lips – Stream of Consciousness Saturday”


Dance in the Rain

TT 4.9.19

Rain falls and
lightning strikes
in the heart of darkness
alone tonight

For love will come
and love will go
the rain will fall
and wind will blow

When in love’s storm
our hearts are lost
we chance the fire
and never count the cost

I learned to dance
in the rain,
sing the song
forget the pain

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For Kat’s Twittering Tales

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Why are you smiling?

50 word thrs 4.8.19

Why are you smiling?
on a dark cloudy day
when the sun is not shining
and there’s nowhere to play

Why are you smiling
a joke I couldn’t hear
or is it because you
know how I care

When I smile back
I see the whole world
in your eyes

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For 50 word Thursday brought to us this week by Teresa at thehauntedwordsmith

The inspirational words:  “Why are you smiling?” River Dixon, Beyond the Field

Til next time ~Keep Smiling ~JPP

True Colors – a Quadrille

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For dverse poets quadrille

The word for the quadrille today is “troll” or any variation or arrangement of it somehow in your poem.

Depression is an ugly thing
that turns life the dullest grey
no games to play, no songs to sing
then you look at me and say
“I see your true colors and
you’re beautiful like a rainbow
you are the brightest of the trolls”

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Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Weather’s Treacherous Alchemy

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For the Sunday Wordle – I’ll give it a whirl. 😉

Treacherous Alchemy

The mix of salt and pepper skies
which brings the warmth of spring
can make the spirit sing
and the heart swell to life
But cloudy days are chill
with winds that sting and bite
but the pull still strong
of the moon in bright song
peeping through clouds so bashfully
belies weather’s treacherous alchemy

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

We are Poets

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Written for dverse poets

What is the poetic hum in your life? What hums in the background of your life that inspires you as you unconsciously listen while you work and live? Is the drone always there or do you have to cultivate the inspiration?

We Are Poets

I sit at my desk
and stare at my inbox
how can this be my destiny
to work for a living
staring at cubicle walls
and columns of numbers
I am a poet Continue reading “We are Poets”

Tuneful Tuesday March 19 – Gypsy

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Up today on Tuneful Tuesday – poetry inspired by some of my favorite songs: Gypsy. Yeah, you could say I’m a Stevie Nicks fan. Awesome songs, awesome voice, awesome personality. Need I say more, the original urban gypsy.

Gypsy Dreams

Velvet, lace and paper flowers
I loved the gypsy that I was
Like lightning, love strikes once
or maybe twice
but it lights up your heart
Continue reading “Tuneful Tuesday March 19 – Gypsy”