HEART SONG – a ballad by Jean Kay

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Day 25 of  NaPoWriMo – “Let’s try a musical form — the ballad. Traditionally, ballads were rhymed poems that told a story of some kind, and were often set to music. If you have any musical talent, it might be fun to try and actually make a tune for your ballad!”  Here is what I sang on to my page this morning. I must now write down the tune before it leaves my head.

HEART SONG

 

What song do I hear my heart sing

as I greet this beautiful dawn?

A song of love or a song of joy,

like the birds sing every morn?

 

When our sun rises each morning

I will let my spirits rise too,

though I don’t know what the day may bring

or what I’ll be guided to do.

 

I can be happy regardless

of challenges coming my way.

I control my feelings and my thoughts,

I know I can have a good day.

 

Love is my constant companion

there is nothing I can’t achieve.

I need to apply my faith and trust

and be true to what I believe.

 

So what song is my heart singing

as I greet this beautiful dawn?

Its’ a song of love that’s filled with joy

I will sing like a bird each morn.

 

Repeat last verse.

 

Jean Kay

April 25, 2013

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ONE SMALL SPARK by Jean Kay

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Day 24 of  NaPoWriMo – here is my today poem

ONE SMALL SPARK

 

One candle can light an entire room.

How far does my inner light shine?

Am I a lighthouse for guiding others,

with a light that’s uniquely mine?

 

Am I shining out as bright as I can

or is my dimmer switch turned down low?

Like attracts like, so I must take care

to attract those with a brilliant glow…

 

By shining out at full power

overriding doubt, worry and fear,

remembering who I am and Whose I am,

so my direction will be clear.

 

Can one small spark make a difference?

Absolutely! I know that to be true.

My poems have inspired readers

to rethink their own point of view.

 

One good idea, like a small spark

has potential to ignite

into something big and positive.

Our instincts tell us it’s right.

 

We shine out through gifts and talents

and skills acquired on our way,

enabling us to reach our goals.

Let’s ignite that spark – starting today.

 

Jean Kay

April 24, 2013

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SIGHTING OWLS – A poem by Jean Kay

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For day 20 of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) “I challenge you to write a poem that uses at least five of the following words:…” I chose to use owl, miraculous, elusive, ghost, twice.

SIGHTING OWLS

Owls can be elusive

camouflaged by surroundings.

Most are nocturnal

flying silently in the dark.

Like a ghost they swoosh by.

Twice while out walking

I’ve heard owl hoots,

but dusk was closing in,

I could not see it.

Owl’s have forward-facing eyes,

they can only see straight ahead.

They can swivel their whole head

almost completely around

to see beside or behind them.

That’s miraculous.

Jean Kay

April 20, 2013

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PICK ME – A cat ad poem by Jean Kay

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Day 19 NaPoWriMo – prompt “Write a poem in the form of a personal ad! Or, if you like, try any kind of want ad.  Here is mine.

PICK ME!

Poomba

They named me Puffball Poomba
they call me Poomba, for short.
I’m soft, cuddly and house trained
as it says on my report.

I ‘m as cute as a button
and I’ll try not to ever push yours.
I promise to stay out of your way
when you’re doing household chores.

I’m pretty good with children,
unless they tease me too much.
I like to be brushed and petted,
I enjoy a loving touch.

I play with balls and toys
good at tossing them around.
I prefer toys I can claw at
not ones with a squeaking sound.

You know you want to adopt me
and I’d love to live at your house.
I like both wet and dry food
and the occasional mouse.

I need a home, you need a friend –
what could be better than that?
Pick me – you won’t be sorry,
I am an adorable cat.

And we did!

Jean Kay

April 19, 2013

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SOMETIMES – Anti-TV poem by Jean Kay

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For Day 18 of National Poetry Month (NaPoWriMo) “Today’s prompt is to write a poem that begins and ends with the same word.”  Here is mine.

SOMETIMES

Sometimes I get so frustrated

with how TV shows are rated.

“G” is not always entertaining

or good for children we are training.

We are showing them it’s okay to fight

with any weapon they have in sight.

Bullying, sarcasm, senseless noise

is this what we want for our girls and boys?

When did “comedy” change definitions?

There’s nothing funny in the latest renditions.

PG and whatever number they use

are nothing I’d want children to choose.

I give up in trying to define

what I’ll enjoy and feel is fine.

I would sooner be outdoors

or even doing dreaded chores,

I prefer to be writing rhymes

Do I watch TV? Sometimes.

Jean Kay

April 18, 2013

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