Time stamp

How many moments

Forgotten on cards set aside

For the next trip

And the moments that need to be kept

Separated from then and now.

Time stamps returning thoughts

Of days gone by,

Moments forgotten and not recalled

When revisited by chance.

Sleeping dog unaware of the watcher,

Rugs cluttered with toys in playful moments

And spring shadows sculpt beauty

As she waits for acknowledgement 

Of a day that slipped by or so thought

Yet resting here now among momentos of yesterday,

I smile quietly in deepest thought 

As I see the changes.

We all turn more tired and grey

Time putting its stamp on us all

Setting minutes aside for the discovery

Of youth found once more.

Playing with the new computer and inserting an old camera card, memories come to life once more…..sleeping dog and playful dog waiting to pounce…..and pouncing dog with cat who is no longer on earth, but a sweet memory….the fat squishy cat who was also fond of hanging with her dog friends investigating the old wood pile for chipmunks….ah, sweet memories indeed.


2016 NaPoWriMo *Day 1*

Elements of a life

Inside and outside
Find me there
Window of the soul.

Stand behind glass thoughts
Eyes opened to light.

I feel everything
Empath world
Close doors to the pain.

And now, our prompt (optional, as always). Today, I challenge you to write a lune. This is a sort of English-language haiku. While the haiku is a three-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable count, the lune is a three-line poem with a 5-3-5 syllable count. There’s also a variant based on word-count, instead of syllable count, where the poem still has three lines, but the first line has five words, the second line has three words, and the third line has five words again. Either kind will do, and you can write a one-lune poem, or write a poem consisting of multiple stanzas of lunes. Happy writing!