Friday, April 28, 2017

April’s scent - PAD Day 28



 April’s scented by
hyacinth, lilac,
alyssum and…
skunk cabbage.

PSC / 2107-Apr

photo by PSC / 2012


 

My offering for Day 28 of Robert Lee Brewer's Poem-a-Day (PAD).
Assignment: a poem about a smell
    
public domain photo credits:



 
 
 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Refugee Pest - PAD Day 27


public domain photo - Ellis Island - info below

Refugee Pest

I
don’t mean
to ramble but,
if I were fleeing your
forefathers’ motherland,
if my home were your
home, my children,
your children
would you
open your arms
to me
then?
If I were festooned
in your flag,
cloaked in the colors
of your country –
your company,
your school,
your team,
your cola –
might you, then,
 take me
in?

PSC / 2017-Apr
 

My offering for Day 27 of Robert Lee Brewer's Poem-a-Day (PAD).
Assignment: a "six word selection" poem
   





Wednesday, April 26, 2017

First Lady - PAD Day 26


public domain photo - details below

First Lady

What does she think?
How does she feel deep inside –
beneath that haute couture,
perfect hair and makeup,
behind that proficient smile?
Is she human?  Is she real
or merely a purchase –
 the supreme puppet,
a polished portrait?  Is there
someone underneath
that masterful application
of maquillage and camouflage?
At certain times
the shadows in her eyes
give me pause to ponder:  
is she happy
with the choices
that she’s made?
Does she ever wonder
these days
 if her current life
is worth the price
she pays?

PSC / 2017-Apr


My offering for Day 26 of Robert Lee Brewer's Poem-a-Day (PAD).
Assignment: a regret poem