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Haiku Train – Weapons

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Haiku Train – Weapons

When did they begin
Will they fly away so far
Will we ever know

Stop and think about
Life is valuable, right
Put those weapons down

He pulled the trigger
Loudly it popped and birds flew
What human has fears

Cast away relics
Leave old thoughts behind, will you
Shadows need their men

The sun rises hot
The day offers vocation
Live life for that day

Heated dropped trod down
Smoking from the charge let loose
What purpose is there

Put that weapon down
Bluebirds don’t need fear to fly
Cardinals won’t rise

Place it on the ground
Walk away like you mean it
Hold your head up high

It all starts and ends
When hot metal drops the spin
Can we just begin

Go ahead you mean
Let that heat melt into tears
Watch the widows cry

Where’s your comfort then
Will you step up to the plate
Or another strike

Put those weapons down
Look them in the eye and know
You can make them cry

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I am a little late focusing on the Wednesday prompt from Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides

“For today’s prompt, write a weapon poem. Write a poem with a sword, gun, or some other weapon. Or describe a weapon. Also, remember that all weapons aren’t obvious. Words can be weapons, ideas, thoughts, and more. Have fun weaponizing your poems today!”

This was a hard poem to wrote, but as I put it in Haiku form and made a Haiku train, it came to me as I went along the tracks. In light of this days and, unfortunately, so many days events, it seems just as timely as ever to put a poets voice to this.

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10 Things of Thankful – 2nd Week of February

It’s that time again to express my 10 Things of Thankful or TTOT

1. So, I did this for another challenge called The Six Sentence Challenge. I thought it fit in the theme of gratitude. You can hop over to read my actual post on my blog. Organ donor, that I am, I am hoping there is something left of me to help somebody else. Right now, I am grateful my organs are serving me well.

My Post (88)

2. Along the same theme, I had a decent report at the doctor this week as far as numbers go. There are some goals, but I like that my doctor listened to me, I mean REALLY listened.

3. I mentioned the 14 Words of Love last time, but I am going to share what I posted that has meant a lot of love backs. It makes me happy when I can do something that sparks thoughts about how to make this world a better place. So here’s the graphic:
My Post (95)

4. Birthday weekend was lovely last weekend with my daughter. She turned 43. We went out to eat a couple of times and spent some good quality time together. I don’t have pictures other than those in my heart.

5. My daughter finished my loom blanket, so now I need to crochet the panels together. I am happy to get it. I will take a picture when it’s completed.

6. Valentine’s Day was sweet to spend with my love. We had a home cooked meal, neither having energy to brave the wild. He’s working long days and we will wait until the weekend to go out.

7. About 3 years ago we were given an ice cream machine and we truly love ice cream about #1 on the favorite things list. I have an awesome recipe which I make using erythritol and stevia since I try to avoid sugar. Here’s the Recipe: Low Carb Dairy Free Ice Cream and I made a batch last night.

8. House Slippers. I was given Uggs for Christmas and they have saved me from falling. That’ a great bit thankful!!

9. Weather has been pleasant and making it easier for me to walk to the mailbox.

10. Convenience Foods. Most of the time I do things from scratch, but lately I have been too busy and I am grateful that there’s about anything you can get in a convenience form.

Those are my 10! How about you?

Would you like to join in? Here’s the LINK to TTOT!!