Welcome to my world of words. 

My latest project is a collection of poems for children which feature artist Anastasia Semenova

Enjoy!

Rain

Soft rain

A moist caress

The lullaby of water

 

Rain

Hard rain

A wet punch

The roaring wave thrashing

 

Rain

Sporadic Rain

A sudden jab

The peace of Rainbows

 

Rain

No Rain

A dry earth

The crackling of nature

I recently saw a Facebook post about “THE SKINNY”

It’s a poetic form that follows this format.

1) eleven lines
2) second, sixth, and tenth lines are identical.
3) all lines are one word, except the first and last, which may be longer, but must use the same words (rearranging is permitted.)

 

The following is based on a bible verse.  Can you figure out which one?

Life

Bones

dead

empty

dry

Bones

faith

connection

hope

Bones

Life

I am a Rhyme

 

I can’t believe that I’m not real

I have a voice yet cannot squeal

Stanza’s grouped in metered rhyme

Filled with stories, throughout time

 

When I rhyme, my voice is singing

Words on ends of lines are ringing

Truth be told, there’s lots to say

When I write poems to end the day

 

Alliterations play with beginning sounds

On garbled, grunting, gregarious grounds

An ending rhyme will all sound the same

The scheme of each may be a different game

 

A B A B A B A or  A A B B C C A

All the endings are at play

When rhyming scheme

Is what you say

 

Meter is the beat of rhyme

All your words should stay in time

Clapping while you read each word

Should help the music that is heard

 

But not all poems rhyme

They may be

Sonic and crash

Lovely and shy

Quiet and flowing

Like butterflies dancing

Emotionally dripping

Tearful candles sadly weeping

To write is to feel

 

Copyright - Sonja McGiboney 3-2-2020

I’m a Choco’holic

 

Bouncing around is my big, bubbly belly

It flops up and down like a huge bowl of jelly

My hips are size ten but my belly size humongous

“Stop eating chocolate!”  Now, that is outrageous

 

You are what you eat and I eat a lot

Of sweet dark confections some even with nuts

Though my belly grows larger with each tasty bite

My sweetness grows too and it just feels so right

 

Chocolate is versatile I’ll give you that

Doesn’t matter the vessel, it’s still full of fat

But what of the euphoria from that tiny peace

I’ll times it by twenty though my weight will increase

 

I know eating chocolate will make me a cow

I’d love to quit, but don’t really know how

I’ve tried for a day to eat bananas and berries

But the monster unleashed is incredibly scary

 

It’s fatty, it’s sugary, I know it’s bad

When I think of these things it makes me feel sad

But

It’s taste and it’s texture combines on all fronts

It makes me so happy and that’s what I want

Copyright - Sonja McGiboney 3/2020

 

I live in a rural area

But still, I don’t depart

I don’t need an order from anyone

As fear has hold my heart

 

My daughter returned from Europe

Earlier than she planned

She ran from all the countries

That were closing up their lands

 

She asked if she could stay here

Quarantined inside our home

But she heard my hesitation

Its weight felt like a tome

 

This virus has seeped into our lives

And separated family

It creeps as silent as the night

Is gruesome and is deadly

 

Though I cannot hug my daughter

Nor see my wonderful son

Nor watch my daughter-in-law graduate

Nor get hugs from anyone

 

I hold dear the hope that coming soon

Will be days when the virus dies

So me, my husband and family

Can continue with our lives.

 

‘Till then I stay a hermit

Inside my home secluded

With tiny jaunts into the woods

Until this is concluded

 

By Sonja McGiboney

4/8/2020

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