Stripes ( an ode to Mr Johnson)

See the men in the
Pretty pinstripes
Singing their songs on the dock
Watching the trucks roll by.
Sweet lifting melodies
Floating on the air
Starched pastel shirts
Flying like flags,
Where is the parade
As the folks sing along
Sitting and tapping their feet
To the happy music.
Oh the barbershop quartet
That is the life for me
Singing with smiles so bright
Joy in the air
Like birdsong
To the ear.

To my favorite well dressed pinstriped pal.
Care and share lives.

Goodnight moon (NaPoWriMo)

Today the last day of,the challenge I thought I would hook it up with the hump day hubby prompt. The theme is write a poem about goodbyes and the hubby prompt was moon flowers so here you go my friends.

Little star
Curled
Slowly unwinding
Under moonlit skies
Short time
Beauty unfurled
Hello and with morning
Comes goodbye.
little moon flower
Your beauty
Finest pastels
Pinks and blues
Whites like the shining
Lights high above
You open to the moon
Showing your splendor.

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Your crowning moment
Open you arms to the night
Waving hello
Then in dawns early light
Curling and drop in a bow
Goodbye for now.
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Mirrored soul

Gaze into the glass
See the truth behind the eyes
Look deeply at what you see
And reach out
In peace
Touch the places that hurt
The soul covers so much area
Within
And stand before the mirror
And accept
All that is.
Nothing perfect
Some things may not seem right
But perfection is what was created
We just close our eyes
Seeing through others
Perceiving through shallow
Remarks
Believing the lies whispered.
Stand tall
Love and embrace all you see
Because you are your unique self
Cannot be anyone else,
There is only one you
And magnificent is the soul
That can shine
Through the insecurity,
Embrace the essence
That is you,
Love the self
That can look into the eyes in the mirror
And say out loud
I love you my friend.

As I get older I find I change as years pass, hair getting grey more and more, not so thin but I am not 17 anymore and I can say I like who I am, embrace what I see,
These were thoughts last night getting ready for bed as I looked in the mirror exhausted,
Gave myself a saucy smile and said goodnight beautiful.