Fragments of Childhood (Vol. I) 2018

I have a couple of poems published on Scribe Base. I don’t see a way to re-blog so I am putting the link here.

I am grateful to be included in Fragments of Childhood (Vol. I) 2018.

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Summer of Innocence II

Sticky rivers run down my hand.

Under the summer sun,
Sweet chocolate swirl melts on my tongue.

As the song fades in the distance,
Meet me behind the shed.
I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.

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– This poetry form is called a Cherita. The photo is from pxhere.

Summer of Innocence

A playing card in the spokes

Jumping tree roots and ditches
Multicolored streamers and banana seats

The bike makes the girl
You call me names but smile when no one is looking
And you don’t tell your friends you held my hand

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– This poetry form is called a Cherita. The photo is from Pinterest.

Christmas Reminiscent

Little ones with wide eyes
Rejecting sleep with heavy sighs
Anticipation across the nation
Eagerly awaiting an overnight surprise

A sleigh on the roof
The tap of a reindeer hoof
It ‘twas a dream or so it seemed
Drowsy faces behold the proof

Underneath the Christmas tree
No sign of slumber left to see
When gifts are spied, it can’t be denied
“Santa came!” come shouts of glee.

child, christmas, time– Written for First Baptist Church of Worcester Poetry Fest Challenge 3: Free Verse (I ended up with a rhyme scheme anyway. I don’t know if it is an official form or not. That’s just the way the poetry flows sometimes 🙂 Photo from pixnio.com.

60 Second Cowboy

With the outlaw Butch defeated again, The Lone Ranger hoisted himself up onto Silver, smiled and tipped his hat at the thankful damsel, and gave a swift kick. They rode off into the sunset. “Let’s go, Bobby,” Mom said.


– Written for Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting 13 #59. Photo prompt. WC 39. “60 Second Cowboy” won 2nd place in this contest.

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