Dusk Blessings (NaPoWriMo 2020)/Poem In Your Pocket Day

If I haven’t completely lost my mind, we’ve come to the end of this year’s NaPoWriMo—what a month it’s been!! 

And I’m fairly sure it’s “Poem In Your Pocket Day”…the poem I offered in 2013 follows the haiku.

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Mother-of-pearl dusk

Silver’d gray-blue, faintest pink

Day o’er-flowed blessings

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

In 2013, I wrote under the name Jael Sterling.  I saved this limerick, written for Poem In Your Pocket Day that year…and dusted it off to share🙂

Poem in Your Pocket Day—2013

I keep a poem in my pocket,

More treasured than heirloom heart locket.

Words filled with God’s grace

Light a smile, wreathe my face—

Worst days, I’m still starred on His docket.

©Jael Sterling, 2013/©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Dark Ponder

When toll is tallied

How many pandemic deaths

Will be suicides

Masks conceal more than nose, lips

Eyes to eyes may glimpse spirit

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Tender, wounds of life

Virus quite handy for blame

Count those still standing

When once again we gather

Embrace, full faces open

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations,  2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Everyday Tears (NaPoWriMo 2020)

Everyday tears, rain

Relentless torrential storm

Rattling soul’s windows

Perspective shattered, blinded

Buffeted heart languishes

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Dusk-blue sky purples

Seeps aubergine by midnight 

Prayers lost among clouds

Shuffling through Shadowed Valley

Shards of trampled hope crackle

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Hollowed out echoes

Screaming voice within hoarse, burns

Gratitude gray ash

What happened to Yesterday

Silent sulfurous smoke plumes

 ©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.