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Monday

Back on the draggin’ trail




Aboard now, we’re back on the fly.
Bid summer vacation goodbye.
As children board buses with books,
And roommates exchange leery looks,
The whip snaps, but something’s awry.

Our favorite month in the morn
Still leaves us bereft and forlorn.
The horses are hitched. We’re resolved
To goals that have not yet evolved.
We’re back on the wagon, but torn.

Thus, loaded, we urge on the pair,
As menacing deadlines ensnare.
And rampant run worries, alas!
The ropes, they unravel too fast.
We’re never with nary a care.

But fall holds its promise again.
Thus, autumn brings boldness to men.
While leaves sport the colors of earth,
We labor for all that we’re worth
And echo the lusty amen.

c2015 by Linda Ann Nickerson


This poem incorporates these blog prompts:

Curious as a Cat – favorite month
Meme Express – books
Three Word Wednesday – menacing, rampant, unravel
One-MinuteWriter - roommate
Sepia Saturday – wagon photo

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Image/s:
Walsh’s Royal Mail and Day Car
1885
Flicker Commons
Public Domain

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Thursday

Taking summer by storm



(What we did on our summer vacation)

The summer memories of the year
Have shifted into higher gear.
As barometric pressure drops,
We raise our hackles. Traffic stops.

An outlook optimal we seek.
The forecast has been mostly bleak.
Metallic-sounding pelts of hail
Attack us with each passing gale.

Midsummer plans are made of clay,
With cancellations and delay.
And polished sandals ne’er grow old,
But sit unworn to gather mold.

Our gardens grumble ‘neath the flood,
By verdant lawns reduced to mud.
Humidity pours spirits low,
Along with added overflow.

A new storm warning hits the air.
We gnash our teeth and pull our hair.
Vacation longings tug our hearts,
As weather spills clear off the charts.

Mosquitoes reaching record swarms
Do flourish with the frequent storms.
We gripe and groan and swat at sores.
Perhaps we’d better stay indoors.

This poem incorporates these blog prompts:

Meme Express – “storm warning”
One Minute Writer – “summer memories”
That’s My Answer – “pressure”
Theme Thursday – “rain”
Three Word Wednesday – “metallic,” “optimal” and “polished”
Thursday Challenge – “old”

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Image/s:
Pixabay public domain image

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Wednesday

Year-Long Limerick: A Mother’s Day Greeting in Rhyme


This sweet limerick affirms the never-ending commitment of most mothers. Why should we recognize moms only on Mother’s Day?



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Tuesday

Super Stepmom: A Mother’s Day Greeting in Rhyme

Stepmothers may take a bad rap in fairy tales, but many stepchildren know better.  This little rhymed verse adds a bit of whimsy to a warm greeting for a special stepmother on Mother’s Day.


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Stork Stupor: A Mother’s Day Greeting in Rhyme



What mother wouldn’t love to go out to eat on Mother’s Day? This light rhymed sestet pokes a little fun at the occasion, while affirming a mother’s good example.



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