Helicopter’s Child

Mother hoverslike a dragonflyher helicopterexpectationsslice throughmy endeavours I am an unsung noteset on rotatewaiting for an openingto flee the slaughter. (Image my own.)

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Toddler Takes Over

Look at me – all authority and control – productivity overload until emotion, undisciplined, toddles in, waves her curls disrupts feed her sugar – a bribe to settle her down – she’s having no part of it topples organization, sabotages rationality – child’s mind taking over.

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Adult Child

So my luck – father’s favourite child, me, no boy for him… he drinks – thousand morning scold – knows I respect, make peace and, you’d think protect them star – wishing god was there, us together, working it. (Friday is Magnet Poetry online.)

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A Child Glows

Child, delightful youth, my heart’s jewel, you are light-bearer, hope for the future – antics haphazard, laughter contagious, spreading joy, sparking imagination – I pray that your spirit remains joyously vibrant, that reality dawns gently – does not spoil the radiance of your glow. (Written in honour of my granddaughters, for dVerse pub, where Lillian […]

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Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge: Child, Safe

Hush Child; you are safe – torment ended, threat dispersed – we have survived, whole. (Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt ┬áis child & safe.)  

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