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Poetic Thursday: Not As It Seems

We’ve reached the last Thursday in May, and it’s time for poetry with Pam and her boys at Two Spoiled Cats.

Each week, Pam provides us a photo as inspiration for the following Thursday’s  poem. This is the photo for today:

Here’s my poem:

Not As It Seems

Such a good place to see the sights,
but perhaps not if you’re afraid of heights.

An open balcony, it seems at first glance.
Would you step out there? Take the chance?

But take a minute to look again,
then step right out there, my friend.

For things aren’t always as they appear;
the reflections on the glass make that very clear.

~These Days Of Mine~


Poetic Thursday: The Gondola Ride

Another Thursday, and that means poetry with Pam and her boys, Teddy and Angel Sammy at Two Spoiled Cats.

Pam provided us with a cute picture for this week’s inspiration. (Love the gondolier’s expression.)

This is the poem I wrote:

The Gondola Ride

The gondolier continues to paddle along,
but no longer serenades them with a song.

It’s been 60 years since these two said “I do”;
he’d do it again, and she would, too.

To celebrate they booked this ride,
still happy to be by each other’s side.

The gentle motion, the gondolier’s song,
and the urge to nap became just too strong.

This photo snapped by a person nearby:
a small souvenir they didn’t have to buy.

It’s just another memory in this sweet life
they spend together as husband and wife.

In February of 2012, during the week of our 10th anniversary, Motor Man and I, along with our friends, Bev and Bill, went on a week’s vacation in California. On the day of our anniversary, we took a gondola ride around Balboa.

Our gondolier, Greg, was great…

and as you can see…

…we didn’t fall asleep.

~These Days Of Mine~


Poetic Thursday: When Evening Falls

It’s Thursday again and time for poetry. It’s always fun to join Pam and her boys at Two Spoiled Cats for Poetic Thursday each week.

Here’s the magical picture Pam provided us for this week’s inspiration:

And this is my poem:

When Evening Falls

Evening falls, and the park goes to sleep,
except for these beauties: they’ve a ritual to keep.

They travel in circles all through the day
amid smiling faces and children at play.

But when night comes, they run wild and free
to a secluded meadow lined with trees.

The moon and the stars their secrets share
in this place of which humans are unaware.

They’ll be back at the park before the dawn;
no one the wiser they were ever gone.

I first saw this picture a few years ago when my blogging friend, MJ (Emjay And Them), used it as the header photo on her blog. I’ve always thought it was fascinating, so it was fun writing a poem to make it ‘come to life’ this week.

~These Days Of Mine~

Poetic Thursday: The Contest

Welcome to the last Thursday in April. Today, I’m joining Pam and her boys, Angel Sammy and Teddy, at Two Spoiled Cats as I do every week for Poetic Thursday.

This is the photo Pam gave us for this week’s inspiration:

And here’s my poem:


“Step right up, ladies and gents:
here are today’s contestants.”

Trophies were given, we don’t know for what.
But don’t those swimsuits look awfully hot?

If those gals caught a glimpse of today’s swimwear,
they’d fall victim to the vapors, I do declare.

~These Days Of  Mine~

Poetic Thursday: Abandoned

Welcome to Thursday…. in case you’re like most of us, and aren’t sure what day of the week it is.

As usual, I’m participating in Poetic Thursday, hosted by Pam and her boys at Two Spoiled Cats.

This our photo inspiration for today:

And here’s my poem:


It seemed a good idea: the development was a “go”;
each home to resemble a French chateau.

But then, the unexpected happened,
and now the property sits abandoned.

Perhaps there will be a day
when somehow, new life comes its way.

Homes no longer empty, neighbors as friends;
needed: an investor with billions to lend.

Pam gave us some info on this ‘ghost town’, located in Turkey. It’s fairly new, just built in 2018, but it seems the developers ran into some financial difficulty after building this $200 million project. If you’d like to read more about and see additional photos, click here.

Have a good weekend, everyone. ‘Stay healthy, take care of your selfie’.

~These Days Of Mine~


Poetic Thursday: Playing

Thursday has come around again, and as usual, I’m joining Pam and her boys for Poetic Thursday over at Two Spoiled Cats.

Here’s this week’s photo inspiration:

And this is my poem:


I’m sharing something that I’ve been told,
and it’s quite an appropriate saying:

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old:
we grow old because we stop playing.”

What a fun picture, and credit for the last two lines of my poem goes to George Bernard Shaw. I first learned of this phrase when I saw it on a rubber stamp a few years ago. I’ve since used it on some of my greeting cards  and also previously here in a blog post.

It’s a good one to keep in mind.

~These Days Of Mine~

Poetic Thursday: What We Believe

Thursday again. Poetry again with Pam and her ‘boys’ over at Two Spoiled Cats.

Here’s this week’s photo inspiration:

And this is my poem:

Her wardrobe is bright, and her jewelry bold.
Pay her and have your fortune told.

Her ‘news’ could make your blood run cold,
or possibly be the promise of silver and gold.

Perhaps for some, but I’m not sold;
for me, no crystal ball scenes to unfold.

 It’s my belief, and it’s centuries old:
that no mortal knows what the future holds.

When I stop over at Pam’s blog today, I’m sure her readers will have  different interpretations of this picture.   And that goes for my blog followers, too.

Please know that my poem isn’t meant to judge nor offend anyone.

~These Days Of Mine~