Sunday, December 12, 2010

Birthday in 160

my nephew is turning six
a milestone with emotions mixed.
He travels through life
with endless passion
and an abundance of energy
I wish I could cash in.

**It's hard to believe I have shared almost six years with my beautiful nephew already.  Time sure does fly.  If I were to ever have my own son, I'd want a replica of my nephew :) Happy Sunday, everyone.
this is a post for Sunday 160 hosted by Monkey Man. What can you say in 160 characters including your spaces?  I'm also linking up to One Stop's Sunday picture prompt.  check out the challenge here.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Snowing 160

Soft white butterflies
now cascading to earth
Oh such pretty
white flakes this cold gave birth
inches of silver torrent
nuzzle grass like a new

** this is a post for Sunday 160 hosted by Monkey Man.  what can you say in 160 characters (including spaces)?  Give it a try :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

where for art thou, summer? (55)

you could cut off my fingertips
and use them for ice
that's how cold it is;
Ms.Winter never plays nice.
my nose looks like
it is Rudolph's twin
and the coat I'm wearing
is much too thin.
If I must endure
I'll have to inquire
please warm me up
and start me a fire.

**this is a Friday Flash 55 hosted by Mr. Knowitall (G-man).  I think winter is making her entrance...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Insomnia and Change

Restlessness takes hold
it's one am in the morning
a cyclone of thoughts
storm my mind in warning
as the tornado outside
my window is forming.
the rain beats down on my
windowsill and the wind
is loudly howling as I
lay in my bed, chaotic thoughts
seeping through closed eyes.
Visions of  the vintage past
mixed with what the future
could bring, the question remains-will I at last
be able to release what I endlessly grasp
and allow for the next unknown forecast?

*This is a One Shot Wednesday post.  Stop by for a visit if you're interested in posting some of your own delightful poetry and/or looking to read some delightful poetry from others.
*the photo came from the always faithful, "Google Images"