Recycle! Reuse! Here are three poems that I dashed off recently for Jenny-O's blog "Procrastinating Donkey". She has a regular feature called "Poetry Monday" and each week there is a particular theme. I used the themes as titles too.
A CHILDHOOD HERO
Dad was wise and Dad was strong
In my eyes he could do no wrong
He didn't wear a magic cape
Or take on a different shape
No he wasn't a hero quite like that
With comic expressions like "Yikes!" and "Splat!"
For Dad was human like you and me
Being the best that he could be
He taught me the difference between right and wrong
And proved that the wise may also be strong.
THUNDER & LIGHTNING
When God created everything
Lightning sparked from his fingers
And the skies were filled with terrible thunder
It was elemental
A celestial alchemy
Like the night that Frankenstein’s monster
Rose from the dead
And on that day
The Day of Creation
God’s own God
Made even brighter forks of lightning
That cracked the skies
As even louder thunder
Boomed like wildebeest
Migrating through the Serengeti
And the God of God’s own God
As the endless rain teemed down.
The day my mother died
A violin cried
Wailing A minor up in the air
Its plaintive sound was everywhere
But looking back it was just in my head
A note to self
That Mum was dead.