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Who Knew… Day 29 April PAD

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Who Knew…

All those years

I was the shy

silent one

 

The one who

most people forgot…

Ignored…

Never considered to be

of any importance…

 

Yet…

 

All those years

of being on

the outside looking in…

I watched…

Listened…

Observed details…

Learned…

 

No one ever knew

that they were

being mentally

recorded…

Every detail…

Every action…

filed away in

the deep dark

recesses of my

mind…

to be used when

needed in the future…

 

Bringing back

every mean word

and deed…

every hurt…

every time I

was left out…

ignored…

used…

abused…

abandoned…

Or…

neglected

by those thinking

themselves better…

superior…

entitled…

 

Because…

 

You see…

I have the

Magic…

the ability…

the power…

To bring each

and every one

of them to their

knees…

the ones who

wronged me

in any form or

fashion during

my life

 

They didn’t know then…

and most don’t know now…

I am a WRITER

And…

My works have

POWER…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Today’s prompt: write a nobody knows poem…

Me ~ Day 28 April PAD

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Me~

I matter…

I am human…

I am female…

I am flesh and blood…

I am caring…

I have feelings…

I am a person…

My life matters…

My love matters…

I matter…

Do not throw me away…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Today’s prompt: ‘Two for Tuesday’ …

1. Write a matter poem.

2. Write an anti-matter poem

Gypsy Child – Day 27 April PAD

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Gypsy Child

My life has

been a series

of travels…

adventures…

a gypsy of sorts

due to my

father’s profession

 

A new town…

a new home…

Every six months

or so

 

Attachments were

difficult due to this

rambling lifestyle

Connections either

made quickly and

just as quickly

forgotten

or…

not made at all

 

The lifestyle

shaped who I

am today…

An adult always

reluctant to commit…

to relate to anyone…

never to love

or be loved…

For fear the

past would

repeat itself

and be gone

before it could

really begin

 

Looking back…

my gypsy childhood

was my preparation…

a dress rehearsal…

for the inevitable

life of always

Being Alone…

Copyright © 2014 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Today’s prompt was to write a looking back poem…

 

Bloodstained Luggage – Day 26 April PAD

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Bloodstained Luggage

I am not one

to hobnob

with the elite

I do not

advertise those

who crossed

my path

nor critique

their perceived

greatness

Yet…

I muse over

the battered and

bloodstained

luggage that

makes me

realize memories

and zany adventures

dwindle with age

And…

the radiance in

your eyes and

shining from

your face is

all that remains

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Today’s challenge was to use several of the words created to Shakespeare as the inventor … see if you can pick out the ones I used!

Hills and Heather – Day 25 April PAD

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Hills and Heather

My heart belongs

across the Atlantic

My desire to return

a yearning deep in

my soul

To walk the

Hills and Heather

Retracing the steps

my ancestors made

To see purple and

thistle

And…

Feel the weight

of my plaid

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Today’s prompt was to write an across the sea poem…

… and Then There Was None – Day 24 April PAD

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… and Then There Was None

 

Oh… the absolute

horror as we watched

the event of 9/11

unfold before our

eyes on TV

 

Who could have

done this horrible

thing…

the senseless act…

the unimaginable…

 

As we watched the

towers attacked…

the planes flying

into them with

callous disregard

of life on land

and in the air

 

There were more

questions than

answers that day

…as there are

even to this day

 

We had been

attacked

Our trust breached

Innocents lost

And…

Before the day

was over where

the Twin Towers

stood was…

NOTHING…

nothing but death

and devastation

and tremendous

loss…

Loss of life…

Loss of security…

Loss of trust…

 

And then…

There was NONE…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Today’s prompt was to write a moment poem … 9/11 was a moment I can never forget …

Tired… Day 23 April PAD

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Tired…

She was so tired…

Tired of the struggle…

Tired of the inequity…

Tired of being treated

as something other

than human

 

The bus doors open

She steps aboard

Looked down that

long aisle to the

back and thought

 

Enough…

 

Today is the day

I refuse to be

something I am

NOT…

 

I deserve the

Respect…

the option…

the RIGHT…

to sit in the front

section of this bus

to sit in any seat

I choose

 

And…

 

So it began…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Today’s prompt … write a historic poem.

*This poem was written in honor of and dedicated to Rosa Parks and her strength, dignity and pride for the Civil Rights of all people regardless of color, gender, or race. The bus seat was/is symbolic for the fight that continues to this day.

Earth Day – Day 22 April PAD

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Earth Day

Today brings the

uncertainty and

potential violence

of nature

 

Typical Spring

weather in Texas

Potentially dangerous

storm with

deadly lightning…

torrential rain…

damaging winds…

golf-ball sized hail…

And..

Tornadoes…

 

Mother Nature in

all her power on

the one day to

celebrate her glory…

 

Just a typical

Texas Spring Day…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Today’s prompt…write a nature poem…

 

My Cat, the Diva — Day 20 April PAD

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My Cat, the Diva

The runt of her litter

and the only female

a darling little white

thing with a grey face,

head and ears above

a delicate pink shell

of a nose

her matching grey tail

extending from one

of several grey spots

along her back

four tiny white feet

creates a dainty

little girl

 

No other name

but DIVA

could describe

my lively girl

who holds her

own with the boys…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Today’s prompt was a fill in the blank from the poem’s title …

Wisdom – Day 21 April PAD

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Wisdom

Through the years

I have been told

by more than one

highly evolved person

that I am an

Old Soul…

 

That I have walked

this earth many times

and touched many lives

 

I don’t know about

that for sure…

But…

I am sensitive…

Empathetic…

Intuitive…

And…

Independent…

 

I seem to know

things I should not

Read people for

more than they

appear on the

surface…

And…

Feel the weight

of the world…

Universal pain…

A difference in

someone dear to

me even before

they are aware of it…

 

I react to the

subtleties of life…

love…

the cycles of both

Moon and Tides

And…

Observe everything…

everyone…

Put up my protective

shields…

And…

Go my Own Way…

 

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Today’s prompt … ‘two for Tuesday” … write a ‘what you are’ poem … or a ‘what you are not’ poem

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