Category Archives: Poetry

Poetry Challenge Day 7 – Poem From the Past & A Guest Poem

A few days ago, I decided that during this poetry month of April, I would share poems from the past every 7th day.  Today, I will share a poem that I wrote back in 1990.  It is the first poem that I cared about, born of heartbreak, and written from the heart.  I think it’s safe to say it was inspired by things deeper than nature or the weather.

The paper is now worn and tired, but the words will never lose their meaning…

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By KMc
©2013 GraceWithoutTears
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My guest author is my cousin, whom I have met twice.  I love that I’m related to her and love that we’ve connected on FB.  She actually sent me 2 poems, but the 2nd one will have to wait till the 14th when I share another poem from the past, and another poem from her.  Enjoy!

GIVE IT A TRY

I have a cousin named Kristy
Whose poetry has inspired me

What are the tools?
I don’t know the rules

Give it a try, what’s to lose
Words put together
But I have to choose

Fear and hesitation
Could be my occupation

What the heck
I’ll stick out my neck

Having fun
Until I’m done…
Now!

By Darlene, 4-6-13
©2013 GraceWithoutTears
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Poetry Challenge Day 6 – Shades of Gray

SHADES OF GRAY

Shades of gray and white and blue
Skies of peace on one side of you

Sheets of gray falling to earth
Springtime growth to gain new birth

Rolling floating thick and bold
Painting the sky with stories untold

Thin and wispy sky peeks through
Sunshine glows with beauty true

Every direction sees something new
Shades of gray and white and blue

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By KMc
©2013 GraceWithoutTears
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Poetry Challenge Day 5 – Tales of Life

TALES OF LIFE

Tales of daily life drone on
Shared through poem, not through song

Flat and dry the words do seem
To share with magic, I only can dream

Insignificant the things I share
Of daily life, here and there

Surface words deeper meaning not found
Each day passes, while time goes round

Through words a picture stamps the mind
Advanced vocabulary, I soon must find

To make the tale of interest to all
Myself a poet, might someday I call

By KMc
©2013 GraceWithoutTears
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Poetry Challenge Day 4 – Clouds

CLOUDS

Faces in the Clouds

Puffing Swiftly Passing Blue

Smiling at You

By KMc
©2013 GraceWithoutTears
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Poetry Challenge Day 3 – Walmart Garden Center

WALMART GARDEN CENTER

California

Sunshine Bright

Soil Pots Flowers

Plants Palates Busy People

Full Warm Springtime Cool Empty

Faceless Quiet Cars Spaces

Cement Open Pavement

Gray Cloudy

Washington

By KMc
© 2013 GraceWithoutTears.  All rights reserved.

Poetry Challenge Day 2 – Bills

Bills

The pile grows
With each day passed
It won’t go away
The problem’s in mass

Envelopes, sealed
To open is pain
Not knowing, bliss
Reality disdained

Inevitable, unavoidable
Time marches past
Organize the pile
Everything opened at last

Worse than expected
Too many to count
Every bill imagined
Due now, no doubt

Stretch thin
Through the summer
Chip them away
Such a bummer
Work till they’re gone
Life is funner:)

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By KMc
©2013 GraceWithoutTears
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Poetry Challenge Day 1 – Puppy Haiku

Puppy Haiku

Rough and tumble play
Blur of black and white motion
Fluff ball puppy fun!

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By KMc
© 2013 GraceWithoutTears.  All rights reserved.