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April A-Z theme reveal: Verses from vintage visages




Today is Theme Reveal Day for the annual A to Z Blogging Challenge. April also brings National Poetry Month. So here we go –


April’s Faces

The month of A to Z, it looms,
So bloggers fill with ink their plumes.
And poets pen a verse a day
For NaPoWriMo till it’s May.

My April inspiration lands
From photos passed through countless hands.
Each day, a vintage image might
Bring lines of dread or sheer delight.

So stick around. Come back and share
The month-long poesy, if you dare.
For life’s revealed in full array,
Though photos fade to shades of gray.
c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson


Image/s:
Adapted from public domain artwork


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Friday

Caveat for Scaredy-Cat





Decisions are difficult, sure.
Distractions may felines allure.
The deepest cat nap
Does end with a snap,
If Scaredy-Cat feels insecure.

While hunting an insect indoors,
He let out his manliest roars.
The bug he did swat,
But nothing he caught,
As She-Dog crept up on all fours.

He batted his paws in dismay,
As if to keep Doggy at bay.
Then shy kitty cat
Dodged both this and that;
Inevitable was the fray.

Perhaps he was down on his luck
Methought him shortchanged of his pluck.
Whatever his lot,
The tabby forgot,
And soon he was running amok.

‘Ere long, peppy pooch tuckered out,
Her antics past reasonable doubt.
Sir Fright took a leap,
Then curled up to sleep,
And rest for a subsequent bout.

This may be a pet tale encore.
It could be a sly metaphor.
Hey, if the fur fits
And mirror admits,
Consider it naught to ignore.


c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson



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This post incorporates several blog prompts:
Meme Express – luck
One-Minute Writer – decisions
Simply Snickers – antics
St. P Blogging - inevitable
Theme Thursday - insect
Image/s:
Adapted from public domain artwork


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