Tag Archives: love

The Cliff’s Notes

Fantasy reading romance novel book


I skipped a stone
On a placid day;
Waves burst alive
In serenade.
Ripples teemed
With glitterfish;
The lake went still.
I made a wish.


“I too am made
Of sugar and spice
And everything
Nice.
Don’t be afraid
Of this
Candy-coated
Hand grenade.”


Memory strands
Fray and break.
Our time together–
Bliss or mistake?
I can’t decipher
This tangled skein;
Can’t unwind
Thirst from rain.

Not so cryptic
After all–
Just the slide
Before the fall.
People do
What they have done;
I should have known
You’d turn and run.

Your verbal knife
Gleams sharpest steel;
I’m so quick to bleed,
So slow to heal.
But silence drowns me,
So cut away–
My hand is full
Of love’s band-aids.

~*~

Image credit to Jim Warren. Poetry from: free verse (curated from tweets).

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HC14: My Boo Cat [repost]

gatsby kitty cat love hearts

He is mostly sweet and cuddly,
A soft and friendly buddy,
Who purrs and chats,
A lovely cat
Yet every so often
He launches a stealth attack,
A furmissile of teeth
And vicious rippy claws,
Once, twice, and done…
Then back to being my
Little boo boo honey bun.

[Written in 2018 and he’s still my boo.]

~*~

Image is mine. Poetry form is free verse.

Reposted for Tourmaline’s Halloween Challenge.

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HC12: Frog

Frog swamp mist green eyes

As my sister before me, I went down to the pond;
The gypsy predicted my true love would be found
Around slippery stones and silvery fish
And he would awaken from my sweet virgin kiss.
These men had been cursed by witches of old
To exist as mere frogs in the muck and the cold
Until the time a pure maiden such as I
Unsealed their fate with a touch and a sigh.
I chose a small, unassuming green toad
Whose gaze followed me as I paced to and fro;
He seemed to be the one meant for me,
So I touched my lips to his skin gingerly.
At once he changed from creature to man,
But then not a thing went according to plan:
Instead of a noble or a knight strong and brave,
This was a demon come up from the grave,
A green-eyed evil one to steal my heart,
His visage handsome, his soul burning dark.
Now we’re bound forever, this monster and me;
I mourn every night when no one can see.

~*~

Image from Pixabay. Poetry form is rhyming couplets (multiple). Written for Tourmaline’s Halloween Challenge.

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PCF7: Autumn Fire

halloween

As the nights grew long and colder,
Love appeared in mid-October.
Clinging to a spiced apple kiss,
I had no power to resist
The golden flame of desire
As it burst into autumn fire,
When the trees shivered down
A red carpet on the ground.
But as the days grew shorter still.
Our passion waned and chilled;
Frost was not only in the air,
But in your distant, vacant stare.
Before we shared the pumpkin pie,
You ghosted off without goodbye.
I spent the holidays alone,
Wondering why love had flown.

~*~
Welcome to my Friday afternoon paint chip prompt. There are other paint chip prompts out there, but they’re very precise in what they ask for. Mine is open ~ write a poem, a story, a memory, whatever you like. Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “golden flame” and/or “autumn fire.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish. Prompt will continue until December 31.

Image is from Pexels. Poetry form is rhyming couplet (multiple). This counts for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt too.

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HC6: Treat

Halloween treat bucket kitty cat

Isn’t this the best treat? Better than candy is a sweet kitty to love and treasure. Cuddling a pet is also good for your emotional health. The beautiful orange tabby pictured was my daughter’s cat Zizi, who passed away earlier this year. RIP, dear friend. You are missed.

~*~

Image credit to Diane Karp. Written for Tourmaline’s Halloween Challenge.

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Wedding Smile

wedding rings marriage

No, not mine! I had the pleasure this past weekend to be a guest at the wedding of two dear friends. I’ve known the bride for almost 10 years and the groom for about half that. It was an honor and a privilege to share this very special occasion with them, and they gave me the honor of making a little speech as well.

Everything was perfect. The bride made her own dress, which was absolutely beautiful. We watched a sweet video of the story of their romance, ate tasty food, chatted with good friends, and enjoyed a fun selection of music. I teared up at their vows, which they wrote themselves, and I am sure others did too. The cake was gorgeous and delicious. As many of you know, I consider the cake to be the most important part of a wedding.

We even snuck in a round of Codenames while people were dancing! It was truly a magical experience… and it is my smile for the week.

~*~

Image from Pixabay.

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Strawberry Goodbye

bowl of strawberries

The last time I saw you,
We had strawberries and wine.
Golden hours slipped by
As lazy summer days
Acquiesced to autumn’s chill.
The earthy ripe sweetness
Grew sour on my tongue
While I tried to hold onto
Each fleeting moment,
Knowing it would be the last one.

~*~

Image is mine. Poetry form is free verse.

Written for dVerse Poetics.

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Too Soon, Too Late [mlm]

Too soon for snow, too late for rain,
Frozen dew veils your heart’s domain.
If only I had met you in the summer sun,
When days were long and love was young,
We might have stood a chance to feel
Something golden, something real.
Instead, I wait for cold dark night
To hide my tears from pity’s sight.

~*~
Image credit to Angela Kelly.
Poetry form: rhyming couplets.
Written for MLM’s Photo Challenge.

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SLS: Sweet as Honey

Woman hat sunflower field summer

Jim offers us a sweet prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday and I chose “Tupelo Honey” by Van Morrison, a love song that has always topped my favorites list. This was the title song from Van Morrison’s 1971 album of the same name and released as a single in 1972. It has the same melody as his “Crazy Love” and “Why Must I Always Explain.” It reached no. 47 on the US pop chart.

You can take all the tea in China
Put it in a big brown bag for me
Sail right around all the seven oceans
Drop it straight into the deep blue sea
She’s as sweet as Tupelo honey
She’s an angel of the first degree
She’s as sweet as Tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee

Aww. But why can’t we have tea and love? See, I don’t really understand that part ~ why should we throw all the tea in the sea just because we found a sweetheart? It’s all about compromising, I guess. Tea or love, can’t have both. Guess I choose tea, but I still love this song.

~*~

Image from Pexels.

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SLS: True Love

Couple silhouette romance

For Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday today, I present “True Love” by Glenn Frey of the Eagles (RIP). This song was from one of Glenn’s solo albums, Soul Searchin’, released in 1988. It was written by Glenn Frey and Jack Tempchin, and it was one of Glenn’s biggest hits as a solo artist. It hit No. 2 on the US Adult Contemporary chart as well as No. 2 on Canadian Singles.

The Eagles broke up from 1980 to 1994, reuniting with their cleverly named album Hell Freezes Over. They were together until Frey’s death in 2016. In 2017, the Eagles reformed with Frey’s son Deacon Frey and Vince Gill sharing Glenn’s vocals.

Well, it was true love – right from the start
True love, straight from my heart
True love, ain’t no doubt about it, baby
True love, now I can’t live without it

~*~

Image from Pixabay.

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