Stand With Me

 

Journey

Journey – Art Credit Stuart Glazer http://www.stuartglazer.com

Stand with me at the protest edge
And listen to the speaker’s words.
Carry a banner that says you care,
And sing old gospel songs!

Scream “Hands up” with thunderous cries
That echo through all suburbs!
Send a message loud and clear,
Our nation must change forever.

There is no excuse for what was done
George Floyd has gone to heaven.
Give us the life that all should have,
Equality is not an option!

©2020 cj holm

Charade – Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge (3/23/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 298 Bad / Play
(Writers note —  Bad = a dyslectic Bay)

Who decides what’s bad
in the lover’s games they play
-Me too, she exclaimed

                              ©2020 cj holm

ronovan

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/03/23/haiku-poetry-prompt-bay-play/

“Remember you are just an extra in everyone else’s play.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.”
-Mark Twain
“Oh what a hit we made
We came on next to closing
Best on the bill, lovers until
Love left the masquerade”
-Henry Nicola Mancini / John H. Mercer

Haiku/Senryu Challenge (2/24/20)

first

The first taste of spring
is held for the purest love
-Chaste Cherry Blossoms

                                                             -CJ Holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 294 Chaste / Taste

ronovan

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/02/24/weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-chaste-taste/

 

“A chaste woman ought not to dye her hair yellow.”
                                 -Menander of Athens

Dance With Me

Created for Susi Bocks Challenge

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Here in this orchard
won’t you come to dance with me
and share my sweet fruit

                                              -CJ Holm

IWH weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge 33 – August 20, 2019

I couldn’t resist adding some dream elements to the B & W image you (Susi) provided

tree

Warrior’s Death

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Paintings from Norse mythology Peter Nicolai Arbo, Valkyrie’s Death Oil on canvas 1880

Hero’s tears tumble
on lips pursed in dying breath
-life’s struggle over

noble effort undertook
cost of honor bravely paid

                                        -cj holm

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #103 – 10/1/2018 Fall & Try – Synonyms Only

Per Colleen’s Tanka Challenge, I chose tumble and struggle as my synonyms for fall & try

(Tanka Form 5-7-5 7-7)

join-us-every-tuesday

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/10/01/colleens-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-recap-no-103-fall-try-synonymsonly/