The Beauty of Nature (Diamante)

Rampart Reservoir, Colorado

The Beauty of Nature (Diamante)

Lake
tranquil, calm
mesmerizing, soothing, moving
reservoir, mountain, rocky, beautiful
comforting, warming, embracing
warm, sandy
Shore

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Marring humanity (freeform)

greed-dollar

Irritating box of bits and pieces
Cookies, viruses, programs and sleazy spam,
logins, passwords, endless pop-ups
causing perpetual perturbation.

Vacillating human condition
politics, extremists, thieves and crooks,
excuses, retaliation, turf wars
only add to our escalating degradation.

Capitalism fuels our society
buying, hoarding, monopolizing and greed
homelessness, starvation, desperation
blaring for help on every device.

Vying for the latest technology
faster, stronger, expensive and tempting
credit woes, foreclosure, bankruptcy
Disposable money begets a mother lode of chattel and woe.

Getting Inspired (Nonet)

ballet view

Where do you get your inspiration?

Patterns, nature, a bright color,

Birds, words, a musical note!

Pen to paper scribbling

Thoughts and images

Formulating

Your vision

For the

World.

Breakfast (Acrostic)

cinnamon roll coffee

Basking in the aroma of fresh baked cinnamon
Rolls and coffee, I sighed deeply for it was
Early morning.  Scanning through
Another section of the newspaper, I can hear the
Kids slurping down the remains of their
Fruit-flavored cereal as I start to
Assemble their lunches. Once complete I rush to
Send everyone out the front door
Throwing kisses and backpacks to hurry-scurry kids.

Fish’n

sea cucumber

Setting out to catch some fish
I needed something for the main dish.
I outfitted my line with the latest rig
hoping to catch something rather big.

A nice fat salmon from the lake,
was what I wanted to take
for dinner tonight would be a fryin’
and the hosts’ tale wouldn’t be lyin’.

As my mind began to wander,
on delightful foods to ponder,
I felt a bite on my line
Oh yes, that salmon will be mine.

I tugged and pulled every which way
muttering aloud for it to sway
till finally, the sea let go of its treasure
how big was this fish, I would measure.

My line burst from the water, up toward the sky
my stomach lurched and I felt like I was gonna die
as I gave my prize a long hard look
’twas not a salmon on my hook!

Staring hard at this ugly mound
I could not bring this homeward bound.
For what I snagged from its aquatic slumber
was but an ugly sea cucumber!

LOVE (Acrostic)

lovepainting

Lessons in living with
Others that have a profound and
Valuable effect on your
Everyday life and you like it.

Living with another person that shares that
Oneness with you, know’s all your quirks,
Vies for your attention and
Enjoys your company every day.

Learning to laugh at yourself and take
One day at a time, savoring the
Very essence of those special moments that
Evolve the mundane into an everlasting love:)