hope, love, passion, places
by James Fraser |
Good morning to you
On this lovely day
Independence is the word
If i may say
I wish i was there
To share with you
A kiss on your cheek
And say how do you do
Take you to lunch
Spend the day
In the warm sunshine
The American way
In the evening we will fish
As hunter gatherers do
Play some music
A dance for two
Into the night
As the owls hoot
In our birthday suits
Dried and refreshed
A nightcap for two
As we lie on the bed
Just me and you
But the toll of the day
Tires us so
With your head on my chest
We fall into dreamy flow
by Bobby May |
Her pooper scoper is filled with laughter
A kind and gentle soul always encouraging me
To pickup after her poop, she is a hoot
Her kindest and friendliness on soup
Blends these two together
JEN on the other hand has a love of understanding
A poem she once wrote left me gasping for air
If you put these two together in one simple poem
It would be called
This is not a song to be sung but the melody of Two
Givening to one
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Date Created: 10/01/2020
by Cherie Fleming |
animal, children, cute love, daughter, dog, pets,
The Naughty Little Puppy
She's lucky she is cute!
All day long she's chewing things.
I've yelled so much I'm mute,
still she's chasing kids on bikes.
She's lucky she is cute!
She chewed my favorite boot
The first night on Christmas eve.
She even pooped on route
To our home that fateful night.
She's lucky she is cute!
My daughter's in cahoot
With this naughty little dog.
They yell and bark and hoot.
She feeds her from the table!
They're lucky they are cute!
The leash works to recruit
The children to her side, but
Her training's in dispute.
Surely guidance is required.
She's lucky she is cute!
Oh that naughty little puppy...
She's lucky she is cute!
by Eve Roper |
While flying over a little new town
A nice friendly place called Hooters I found
It must have been opened for owls like me
For my large eyes to roll at what to see
A big building of large red stone and bricks
Full of big plump young good looking stacked chicks
A favorite hangout after sundown
Judging from all the hoots and other sounds
Tonight this old bird will give it a try
I will hoot the hoot and have some stir-fry
The nice environmentalist love me
Now I don't have to sit in this old tree
by Peter Lewis Holmes |
I love weed; Afghan Red to be precise
It is my favourite illegal vice
I do it in the bath and in the hall
I smoke it in summer and right through fall
I smoke in class and in canteen
I smoke when cops are on the scene,
I light up when in academic gown,
a practice that made my former
And on the bus it is a hoot, to fill the
Air with devil’s suit; to draw it in
And keep it down, is much preferred
On trip through town
So if you feel life’s closing in, forget
The doctor or the gin, it’s weed that
Makes the world go round, its soothing
Pleasure…it has no measure... this
wicked vice, I'll always treasure
by Katherine Stella |
adventure, fantasy, funny, girlfriend-boyfriend, happiness, imagination, inspirational, life, love, nature, people, romance, sea, seasons, uplifting, war
< beneath swollen moon
silhouttes conjoinment dance
by Brenda McGrath |
I am from Georgia, and am a real Southern belle,
I love to be on the front porch with iced tea, and sit a spell.
My hair has to be just so before I go out,
And my makeup is one thing I never go without.
I say “Ya’ll,” and “I’m fixin” to go…
It’s the grammar of a Southern belle you know.
I say “Please,” “Thank you Ma’am,” and “Oh shoot,”
And if you don’t like me, I don’t give a hoot!
Contest 213 Any Form, Any Topic Max of 10 lines
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Awarded 10th Place
by Sara Kendrick |
Owl always love you
You are a hoot at midnight
I just love the way you say whoooo, whoooo...
I am glad that you chose me
To be your tree mate
I wouldn't want to be out on a limb with anyone but you
by Kenneth Fordham |
adventure, animals, life, love, nature, visionary, longing,
The stillness of night,
Hoot Owl calls, longing for her,
Springtime in the air.
by Jerry T Curtis |
A friend once wrote me
How they wished they
could write like Seuss ..........I said they could-----by example
Green eggs and Ham, well I'll be dammed
Just serve them up to me
Cats in their hats, imagine that
A tasty sight to see
One Fish, Blue Fish
Red Fish, Two Fish
The menu's quite extensive
Take Ten Apples Up On Top
They're truly not expensive
They make a soup here that I love
They claim it's made with Yerdle
I read the can, now understand
It's really made from turtle
Now I must go, but you should know
That Horton gives a Hoot
Next time we come, to dine with you
Let's have Grinch, with Lorax soup !
by Rosy Love |
I carefully break the crusty circle
As I lift a slice of cheese;
The chewy, stretchable goodness
Clings and breaks off as I please.
I lift it close with both hands
And inhale its warm, cheesy smell;
It sends a spasm of hunger
Deep into my stomach’s well.
I temptingly take a nibble;
The gooey warmth fills my cheeks;
My tongue finds pepperoni and pineapple,
And the flavors explode in peaks.
The fluffiness of crust, the chewiness of cheese,
The spiciness of meat, and the tanginess of fruit
Collide in my mouth, sends my taste buds whooping
And my stomach grumbles and gives a hoot!
I can no longer refrain!
I can no longer restrain!
I stuff my face until
I can no longer contain.
by Victoria Anderson-Throop |
childhood, food, funny, me, me,
Olives are so sweet to eat
Avocados are a treat
I love fruit right off the trees
Sneaking honey from the bees
Bread so soft it floats on air
Curly noodles shaped like hair
But I hate broccoli and peas
And tofu burgers make me sneeze
If you force me to sit and eat
food you think should be a treat
If you want me sitting there
You can leave me, I don’t care
Night will come and bedtime too
Owls will fly and hoot at you
Me and food will still be there
Sleeping when you come down stairs
by Bala Naga Lakshmi |
depression, emotions, feelings, love, mom,
I carry the torch for thee
Why did you give up me with glee
Was it you wouldn't be caught dead
to identify me as your blood
Did I cork up my love
or were you cheesed off with this low dove
Were you cut to the quick
because of this dimwit pig
Are you coming apart at the seams
due to my first gleam
Why make me a fish out of water
Was I not a thing or matter
You couldn't give a hoot!
as I a worthless boot
Were you tokophobic
How long should I blink my tears back and endure
When will your invisible palms to wipe away my tears come out
My life a story not a tale
Will it not tug at your heartstrings
by Liberty Robbins |
love, nature, , Lullaby,
If ever there were a winner here
It would be Me, Myself, and I
The one you have so chosen
To hold beside you under nighttime sky
While owls hoot a lullaby
And my heart cries out a little ditty
Goodbye says my heart
To the fear, the
The unrest, so unsettled in my soul
by Tom Quigley |
care, humor, love, wife,
The forecast says, not a cloud in the sky,
Great prospects for spousal action today.
Since my sweetie likes a clean-shaven guy,
Better find my razor without delay!
The girl doesn’t like my scruffy kisser
When it scrapes her face it makes her cranky.
Elsewise, no razor. I wouldn’t miss it.
Don’t give a hoot if it’s a bit manky.
Don't fear, Chewbacca, it's not gonna hurt.
Mow the front lawn; it’s a big tangled fray.
Come on, Sasquatch, make a little effort.
No, it wouldn’t kill you to look okay.
Ah! Smooth, clean face makes hers a happy face.
Now shall we adjourn to our happy place?
by Jack Ellison |
Love can be strange, love can be a hoot
It can make you crazy, make you jump through hoops
Bottom line though is this
Love is complete bliss
When that one comes along and your heart does loops!
© Jack Ellison 2015
by Joe Maverick |
They are flowing like linen,
Like water; in the air
And the cosmos above,
They can fill the soul to its weal and whole
With echo, with sensations,
Or the sense of true love,
Not just a skin-deep (feeling) deceitfully leaving
An inner dimension that yearns for a teaching...
The essence of anger..! A view of green pasture,
At three in the morning
As owls hoot, or a mouse pipes,
These events are encrypted,
With other great mysteries
I grasp at their presence,
I strain toward a promise,
I sense deep fulfillment...
World Brightening words...!
© Joe Maverick 21-5-2009
amended 19 02 2012
by linda smith |
girlfriend-boyfriend, love, nature, passion,
Sitting by the crackling fire,
the two of us
alone in the dark.
The frogs' chorus
pierce the night air.
The solemn hoot
of the lonely owl, startles.
The heat carries the embers
and smoke to the heavens.
I watch the flames
dance across your lovely face.
The light reflected
in your eyes.
We sit together
listening to nature's cacophany
enjoying the night's spoken words.
Our silence communicates
one to another.
by Ann Anderson |
this life's not free,
the whole damn world
as accosted me.
don't give a hoot,
they are gun free happy,
they want to shoot.
I've lived my life,
slings and arrows,
the butchers knife.
But mamma says
take care of you,
be aware of the damage
this world can do.
the purest known,
for without her words,
would I have grown?
Mamma sleeps now
but her words ring true,
God bless you mamma
till I'm home again,
by mike dailey |
fathers day, for him, health, men, society,
Male Laser Lifting
At first I just couldn’t believe it
The spas out in sunny LA
Are offering “Male laser lifting”
For which some guys are willing to pay
The locals call it “tackle tightening”
Some call it just “ironing the ball”
It removes hair and discoloration
And wrinkles if I rightly recall
Some brag it improves their love life
Some claim that it feels good to boot
Some say you revert back to childhood
But what some say just don’t mean a hoot
No one who’s holding a laser
Is getting a shot at my jewels
I’m crazy but I’m not THAT crazy
Them’s that do simply are fools
by Dr. Upma A. Sharma |
I be an owl
You rest at night as I hoot,
Hanging onto the wires
as you sleep in your homes.
Then label me as a symbol
of misfortune and misery
forgetting the misdeeds you do.
I could see and turn around
yet the cheats and creulties
In your mind were invisible.
I thought you would love
And care and nurture us all
With gift of God to mankind.
Written Feb 8th, 2017
by Mick Talbot |
fun, life, love,
The joys of life are few for one.
Sharing each point of view more fun!
My life, my wife.
Forty-eight years of bliss, my wish.
A special love like this a dish.
No strife, all nice!
Three kids, one of each, all three cute!
Grandparents, seven, a ball, a hoot!
Young life, fun rife!
Great grandchildren four, we want more!
Much too soon, me, seventy plus four.
My life, no strife!
#rife, #strife, #diabolo-poetre
by david clark |
I heard a hoot owl calling in the silence of the night.
And soon he found another to hoot with in the moonlight.
It is easy in the silence to hear the solitary voices.
But not so easy in the din of the day when there are so many choices.
Do we fault a precious friend his difference or take heed to what they say?
Whether just a little to the left or right or as much as night and day?
It matter's not if you are Christian, Hindu Muslim Jew or none of the above.
You can always hear the solitary voice if you listen first with love.
by Donna Jones |
introspection, prayer, , Lullaby,
When I was a child I enjoyed the lullaby
Each evening of the whistling train going by
Thousands of tree frogs singing in harmony
With hoot owls language spoken so beautifully
The sound the wind makes blowing through the trees
Catching swirling dancing leaves
Momma and daddy's quiet whispers of love
The giggles of siblings from the room above
I closed my eyes with a prayer in my heart
Awaiting tomorrows promise ,of a brand new start
by Victor Buhagiar |
travel, true love,
The dark train hurtled head on,
in the star-studded night
to its projected destination.
The train hooted.
Sometimes it slowed
as a solitary station passed by.
Sometimes it flew
even though the lines were crossed.
The train hooted.
Clickety clack, Clickety clack.
The hoot hooted in delight
as peaks of ecstasy were reached.
Until the train arrived. Smoke ejected,
engine slowed to a stop.
But I assure you, my love,
the journey would have been no fun
had you not been with me.
7 January 2021