SkyBird Bound

flutterby by chaosia
flutterby by chaosia

SkyBird Bound
   -for my Sister

Take off and fly
SkyBird bound
your spirit is not tethered
to any ground

Dragons don’t dream
of places that seem
any better than this
or reminisce
over fallen stars
and their memoirs
Time marches on
too soon it’s all gone
They explore possibilities
with ease in the breeze
where landings are seen
few and farther between
Everything
becomes wing
Flight becomes sight
tears become might
heart becomes art
to the end from the start
and love for love’s sake
is never a mistake

So take off and fly
SkyBird bound
your spirit is not tethered
to any ground

© LTM 4/27/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 27

Shoe Fly

SHOE FLY by CharlyChive
SHOE FLY by CharlyChive

Shoe Fly

A lonely sandal
lost in the dunes
far from the water’s edge
makes me wonder
how one foot can tread on
naked
while the other’s still dressed

until I recall
things I have lost
without a clue
as to
where they went

Why is my mind so bent
on this familiar event

Maybe this shoe
just slipped away
It was time for it to go
to grow
It has evolved
adapted to its environment
is happy doing its thing

And some day
its former partner
will fly away
too

only for them
to meet again
in the end

© LTM 4/23/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 23

Technicality

Queen of Technical Nonsense by zancan
Queen of Technical Nonsense by zancan

Technicality

What nobody knows
cannot be expressed
vocally or in written form
The unknown hiding
completely out of view
The invisible unknowing
can drive you mad
yet it is what we
have always had
I find certain peace
in the release
of those things
I do not know
I do not wish to know them
for the most part
Ignorance is bliss
There are too many things
I already know
that I wish I could forget
If nobody knows them
that includes me
and it might just be best
to let those things be

© LTM 04/29/15

2015 April PAD Challenge: Day 29

My Blank, The Blank

Blank by Heymilie
Blank by Heymilie

My Blank, The Blank

My blank
is THE blank
It is the best blank
of all
No other blank
can hold a candle
to my blank
The simplest reason
is this one for sure
It is my blank
It is my blank
and your blank
should always be
the best blank
for you

Fill it in

© LTM 04/20/15

2015 April PAD Challenge: Day 20

Sweet and Sour Personal Power

Sweet and Sour by dthehippie
Sweet and Sour by dthehippie

Sweet and Sour Personal Power

Sweetly sour
the aftertaste
of “Oh, so close”
versus
“Oh no, this is
all wrong”
Satisfaction over desires
the path to happiness
can be such a bitter pill
when the Universe
repeatedly slams NO
right in your face
Have a little grace
step back the pace
reread the fine print
lost in the tint
of rose-colored glasses
Want what works
work what you want
Somewhere in between
you’ll see
Get what you need
attachment released
to a desired outcome
Sounds ho-hum
but there’s nothing humdrum
about outer/inner peace
Sweet and sour
yet still power
to continue on
your wayward fun

© LTM 11/18/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 18