Posted in Poems

Requiem for a mosquito

Why are you this close,
mrs. mosquito?
Don’t you have any friends
to cuddle up to?
Could you at least try
to keep your nose
out of other people’s business?
Because you’re getting
under my skin
and in my blood.

And yet so shy,
dear mosquito,
that you only dare to sing
when it’s dark,
whether solo,
or in a choir.
Please tell me why
you only appear
at night?
Did you perhaps
do something
that cannot see
the light of day?

I beg of you,
let me behold
your graceful dance
in all her glory.
Step into the spotlight
with your slim body
and elegant limbs.
Show your face
and I will worship you
up close.

For now alas, I fear,
I have,
my dear,
full of adoration
with my ovation
clapped you
to death.

I’m so sorry,
that sucks!


The last bit was inspired by the comment of the talented Rick Dijs on the Dutch version of this silly poem.

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Touch of sun

.

Yellow rose

you blush

in springtime colors

.

Your fragance

subtle

as a touch of sun.

.

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Nights Apart

 

thinking of your kisses

I lay my hand upon your pillow

and dream myself into your arms

 

❤ for my V-man

MC Driessen blogs

 

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Rainbow Hues

When mind is full
But stomach empty
Mindfulness
Becomes a burden

When mind is empty
And tummy full
Mind your own business
Don’t become a burden

Don’t let contempt
Shade our world in red
Don’t let compassion and respect
Be principles of the past

Trust in yourself
Believe in others
And color through cultures
In rainbow hues

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Breathe

~

When life

throws rocks at you

and you feel scared,

dodge

and play ball

~

If the trees

grab with wood fingers

try to hold you down,

smile

and hold their hands

~

When the wind

swishes your clothes

entangles your limbs,

dance

and hold it tight

~

Breathe, my child

breathe

live

feel

~

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photo by Pinetribe.com

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Gentle Sentinels


When life’s too much
and tears at the fabric
of your soul
take a breath
and slow down
to the heartbeat of the trees
Feel their blood
dripping gently
through bole and limb
Feel their roots
digging down deep
into Mother Earth
stretching out
to brothers, to sisters
Feel their arms
reach for the skies
gently rocking
to the playful wind
among their fingers
the bark tough but alive
Ground your feet
plant your toes
surrender your weary thoughts
to these gentle sentinels
Feel one
become one
and let go
All life is connected
and offers freely
draw strength
from us all

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For Nancy & Bert

Posted in Personal, Poems

Angel

Today an Angel was born
in hope transformed
from woman and daughter
to memories

Hollow arms, empty
crave for her warmth
they stretch, defeated
in search of her presence

Patches of laughter
echo through silence
in light and shadow
her energy is captured

Forever young
Forever loved
Forever
Angel

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For Nancy and Paul, who lost their daughter Heather.
She is now reunited with her brother Declan.
Much love,
Marion