A Bizarre Eulogy

I recognize the work this marker did,
Helping to color all the dino-cats,
With its quite useful hue of grayish-green.
So sad since I that hue’s decline have seen:
I’ll miss that marker, but it’s work is done.

At least it’s been used up, did not dry out,
Fulfilled its purpose, a good marker-life.
For people perhaps that could be a guide,
To find their purpose and to live it well —
To do what one was born for, fear aside.

The picture I colored that inspired me to write this poem, a tribute to my dying marker

I endeavored to write in blank verse for this one. Linking with DVerse OLN, before DVerse goes on summer break. 🙂 

Sometimes

Sometimes, you’ve just got to color.

I want to be reading a book. Instead, I am more often coloring or sleeping lately! 😅
I wrote a tanka after beginning to color the above picture. 

Pusheen coloring
Filled with magical creatures,
Mermaids, centaurs, more

Imagination is freed
Despite the brain and body

There’s a whole list of things I could share with you for One-Liner Wednesday, but this is today’s. 🙂 After not coloring anything for at least 2 months, I’m on a roll! A sushi roll, it seems.

Flashback Friday — two for the price of one!

I appreciate Fandango’s Flashback Friday because I get to go back and have my memory refreshed about some of my own writings! XD I vacillated between sharing two poems, with completely different tones. Here’s a link to the one I didn’t choose, and below I have the one that’s much happier, which was what I originally had decided to share. It was in response to a challenge to write from the perspective of a color.

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For a Change

This is for FOWC: Malleable and also for Brian’s prompt about paired opposites. I decided to write in tercets today, for a change. 🙂


Time to train the malleable mind,
Never too late, new neural pathways to find,
Although no plan is neatly outlined.

Where to begin when one feels like a mess,
When surroundings are daunting due to loneliness?
It is a worthy goal, nevertheless.

The brain can change, it is not static,
Stability can calm what had been erratic,
There is still hope — this truth is emphatic.

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Even when there’s no apparent hope, there are kittens 🙂 My neighbor’s kittens make me happy.

Rainy Days

There are supposed to be “scattered showers” where I live today, which tends to make things emotionally more difficult for me, but even if it is rainy, the day won’t be a disaster. It’s a good sign that I’ve already gotten through the first half of the day. 🙂

A rainy day? No need to sob.
Need some comfort? Sounds like a job
For the fluffiest robe, blanket,
Silliest rom-com you can get,
Maybe a cup of hot chocolate,
Curl up next to your favorite pet.

(Pusheen the cat doesn’t mind rainy or cold days. 🙂 )

This silly poem is brought to you by SoCS. Side note: I wish I had a dog or a cat.

Which Pet Is Better?

For FOWC: Amuse and the MVB Prompt: Meow (because I wrote about cats). My family probably won’t get any new pets anytime soon, but maybe I will get my own dog or cat later. I like both for different reasons.


If my family gets another pet,
Should we welcome a dog or buy a cat?
It’s been some years but we are not sure yet.

Yet we are sure that either will amuse,
Despite most cats and dogs differing much.
Cats are not likely, are they, to chew shoes?

Dogs are much more effusive with their joy,
Yet cats have royal presence and more peace.
Either type would be a good girl or boy.

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Pexels.com

I find this picture pretty hilarious for some reason, so it seemed perfect for this post!

Poem for My Birthday

I wrote this preemptively, 3 or 4 weeks ago, but I didn’t want to forget about the idea I had. The way things have tended to be during the past year or so, I felt that it was okay to congratulate myself in advance. 🙂
Update: linked to the Writers’ Pantry on 6/20/2021.


 I have done it:
I have gone around the sun again.
I have gone many thousands of miles per hour,
Seeing a variety of seasonal scenery,
Only to arrive back in the same place.

There is no way I am the same person.
I have fought and won
Bloody, but currently
That has to be enough.

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I colored this picture last October.