Super Hero Madness

I want to be your super hero.. by InTheWayOfPerfection
I want to be your super hero.. by InTheWayOfPerfection

Super Hero Madness

Super hero madness
everywhere you go
It seems like the children
always want to know

How they can be super too
with a super suit and name
being someone else
the biggest part of the game

They all want super powers
across the world to fly
and super human strength
to save us from the bad guy

I tell them they should wait
to grow up big and smart
and save us from ourselves
by returning to the heart.

© LTM 11/04/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 4

Blanket of Memories

Life Flashes Before Your Eyes by NaomiiBoxPhotography
Life Flashes Before Your Eyes by NaomiiBoxPhotography

Blanket of Memories

Blanket my soul
in blessed memories
even the ones that hurt
I want to see them all
when death comes for me
and my life flashes
before my eyes
Proof
that I lived
an active participant
that love was always there
and if I never taught
at least I learned
To carry that knowledge
that love
those memories
wherever I go

Always

As I entered this life
delicately draped
with a clean slate
I hope I leave
lingering dreams
for memories

© LTM 11/03/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 3

PB&J

pb and j by OcheerioO
pb and j by OcheerioO

PB&J

When I was very young
two simple things fun
indelibly came undone

Peanut Butter was okay
in one small dose a day
a few crackers on tray

Jelly was an awful sin
a slow poison under my skin
the only cure, more insulin

It seemed like forever
these two never together
between bread not much better

Things have changed in 30 years
healthy jellies allayed my tears
and better treatments appeared

It warms my heart, this little thing
a peanut butter and jelly fling
Skip the milk I never liked drinking

A childhood memory returned again
I can count on now and then
in its original blend

Yet ingrained in me this broken rhyme
That sugar was a deadly crime
I still panic the idea sometimes

© LTM 11/02/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 2

 

* I DID write a poem for day #1 of PAD, but want to hold off posting it for just a bit. It will go up before the end of the month. 🙂

House of Cards

house of cards. by hanselbender
house of cards. by hanselbender

House of Cards

Searching and viewing
picking and choosing
sitting and waiting
paperwork shuffle
drafting revisions
Chinese whispers
and passing the buck

Trying to buy
to finally move
delay after delay
extensions in sway
on the last leg now
only to find
double bait and switch
was the main game at play

We could just stop
cut our losses and walk
grieve the ideas
invested with care
not to mention the time
and money we’d have wasted

Just three more days
a last chance for all
and either way
ceremoniously or not
all win or all lost
these games shall
come to a close

The end

© LTM 11/01/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 1