Category Archives: Poetic Thursday

Poetic Thursday: Fabulous Fifties

Once again, it’s Thursday, so that means it’s poetry day with Pam and her boys at Two Spoiled Cats.

The photo Pam provided for this week’s inspiration was especially fun.

Although I didn’t grow up in the 1950’s, my two older sisters did.  So I enjoyed writing this poem:

Fabulous Fifties

Ponytails and bobby socks
poodle skirts, rockin’ round the clock.

Elvis’s swivel, Chubby Checker’s twist,
our favorite songs on the Hit Parade list.

“Bad” boys with heel taps were so very cool,
and we rushed home to see Bandstand after school.

The music then was the best we’ve heard,
and we still remember every word.

Those black and white snapshots are silent reminders
of a simpler time when the world was kinder.

Memories take us back, that’s the only way;
the question is: if you could….would you stay?

My sisters, June and Rose, with me in the 1950’s

Thanks, Pam, for hosting this fun meme every week.

~These Days Of Mine~

Poetic Thursday: Silly Man, Silly Poem

It’s Thursday again and time for poetry over at Two Spoiled Cats. Pam and her boys provided this unusual picture as our inspiration this week:

And here’s my silly poem:

Silly, silly man, he accepted a dare
to shovel snow in his underwear.

“Goodness, no,” said his wife, “you’re going nowhere
til you put on a robe, so the neighbors won’t stare.”

He called his buddy, who said: “that’s only fair;
you in your boxers, just too much to bare bear.”

The job soon finished and done with flair,
he’s now warm and cozy in his favorite chair.

Let’s hope he learned a lesson out there,
and this is the end of those ridiculous dares.

Yes, Pam, that was a silly picture warranting a silly poem.

~These Days Of Mine~

Poetic Thursday: This Kiss

Today is Poetic Thursday over at Two Spoiled Cats. Here is the photo that Pam and her “boys”, Teddy and Sammy, gave us for inspiration this week.

And this is my poem:

How many years since they first met?
And she’s not tired of kissing him yet!

He leans in for a kiss from his bride,
as proud as ever that she’s by his side.

Life is good, just a bump here and there;
wrinkles: they’ve got ’em, and he’s losing his hair.

They’re  in love, though no longer young;
happy together and still having fun.

They have some years on us, but Motor Man and I,
in so many ways, can identify!

I’m heading over to Pam’s blog to see what poems her other readers were inspired to write.

~These Days Of Mine~

Poetic Thursday: Mabel And Maudine

Time just goes by so quickly; I can’t believe it’s Thursday again. Not only is today Halloween, it’s also Poetic Thursday, hosted by Pam and her boys at Two Spoiled Cats.  I find myself looking forward to Thursdays to share my feeble attempts at poetry AND see what photo Pam has chosen for next week.

This is the picture provided for this week’s poetic inspiration. Cute!

And here’s my poem:

Mabel And Maudine

Oh, what shall we be for Halloween?
I know: you be Mabel, and I’ll be Maudine.

We’ll wear wigs of gray yarn with lots of curls,
and be little ol’ lady little girls.

Glasses and pearls make our costumes complete.
Folks will say: “Aw, you two look so sweet!”

Hmm, wonder how much candy we’ll get,
’cause we can’t even say “trick or treat” yet.

Happy Halloween from Mabel and Maudine!

~These Days Of Mine~

Poetic Thursday: The Blink Of An Eye

Thursday has rolled around again. Time for Poetic Thursday with Pam and her kitties over at Two Spoiled Cats.

Here’s the photo inspiration for this week’s poem:

And this is my poem:

No More Time Clocks

No more time clocks; no more bosses,
no more watching profits and losses.

No more alarms to start the day,
just friends to visit and games to play.

Each day they meet, and a new game begins,
but it’s the friendship that matters; not who wins.

And to all you young folks passing by:
this will be YOU in the blink of an eye.

~These Days Of Mine~

Poetic Thursday: Snug And Unplugged

It’s Thursday…! You know what that means: time for Poetry Thursday with Pam, Teddy and Angel Sammy over at Two Spoiled Cats.

This was our photo inspiration for this week:

And here is my poem:

Each one of us has an idea in mind
of the kind of place where we like to unwind.

It could be a mountaintop or a tropical isle,
maybe a place in the country is more your style.

Perhaps your spot is closer at hand.
It could be right there on your own plot of land.

Imagine a “tent” built with canvas and pine,
oh, the possibilities; what fun to design.

It’s rustic, it’s cozy and so very snug,
a place created to just relax and unplug.

But there’s one little detail I find hard to ignore:
if I’m sleeping outside….it’s gotta have a door.

To read other poems inspired by this photo, stop by to visit Pam and the boys.

Programming note: I’m taking a mini blogging break. My next post is scheduled for next Wednesday.

~These Days Of Mine~

Poetry Thursday: Pocahontas

As I have been for the past few weeks, today, I’m participating in Pam’s Poetic Thursday over at Two Spoiled Cats. This was the photo Pam provided last week as inspiration for this week’s poem:

I struggled with a poem for this photo and finally wrote about the Native Americans we studied in school and my family’s connection to one in particular.  Perhaps you’ve heard of her?

Pocahontas

Virginia History class in elementary school,
studying Native Americans when Chief Powhatan ruled.

He was a powerful man, but not quite as famous
as his intriguing daughter, Pocahontas.

Indian Princess, peacemaker, John Rolfe’s wife;
she accomplished much in her very short life.

She gave birth to Thomas, and there’d come a time
when he’d sell land to an ancestor of mine.

My roots are deep on this piece of the earth,
but can’t compare to those who were here first.

~These Days Of Mine~