Train Coming

Whistle blows up ahead
Train coming around the bend
Tracks vibrate, makes ground move
I stand on platform waiting
I see the long snake like cars come into view
Weaving around the track
Train decends in smoke and stream
To stop at train station
Waits as we get on
A toot to the whistle train ready
To continue on its daily journey

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Street Music [Revision]

Sweet melody of faint music
Down distant street I hear.
Notes flowing up my way
In a jazzy kind of beat.
Hear the rhythm of blues
Makes me bounce along the street.
Closer I get to music crooning
More I would like to hear.
Around a corner I finally reach
Music, I hear what a beat.
A music player, playing a saxophone,
Jazzing along to his own rhythmic song.
I stopped to listen to his melody;
Took out my sticks to join the beat.
Our sound carried on the winds
People heard and stopped right through.

Vertigo

Swimming waves go across
Slightly diagonal; spinning
So heavily pulling down like
Tons of bricks. Teetering like
A top it all comes crashing down
As one stumbles unsteady on their feet
Carpet comes up; it seems to fast
Balance is off par in one’s head
Vertigo has come to claim someone.

5 Sad Dog Haikus On Sick Owner

Here are more haikus from what a dog would write.

Owner not feeling
Well, I feel mopey, no walk
Stay near for comfort

Outside breaks are done
By someone else, big long sigh
No long walk today

Check on my owner
Before I head out; short walk
Look OK for now

If owner won’t eat
Will be very sad, no play;
I won’t eat food too

Two days unhappy;
Owner was in bed too sick;
I feel very blue

30 Poems In 30 Days: April Challenge Vol II – Update

Good news, my book “30 Poems In 30 Days: April Challenge Vol II” has been published. You can find the paperback version either on Amazon or CreateSpace. It is also on some other channels too like Amazon Europe and other offline and online retailers. The kindle version is going to be coming out soon. The kindle version for Amazon is also done and ready to buy.

Amazon link for book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1543076629/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1490228561&sr=8-4&keywords=30+poems+30+days

Can pre-order book now.
Amazon link for e-book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XRW9YHL/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1490228561&sr=8-2&keywords=30+poems+30+days

CreateSpace link: https://www.createspace.com/6092111
I have promo codes for this site for “preferred customers”: 10% with code YVYM2S6S

Also Next weekend starts April Poetry month, hence the reason getting this book out. If you want to be a part of the challenge. signup here

Changing Ground

Green ground high with its waving grass
Blowing lightly, delicately left and right
Unti grass gets short haircut
Waving stops until blades grow again
Then harsh winds; cold temps fill the days
Ground becomes brown as green grass withers and dies
Leaving dreary, desolate, barren lanscape
As seasons changes for the worst
Leaves ground unhappy and depressed
Waiting for sun to show its smiling face again

Ireland

Oh, what I’d give to visit you
Quaint old towns; with thatch roofs
Wild countryside with grasses blowing
Rich history one can still travel dirt roads down
Maybe I will me a four leaf clover
Known to give good luck
Or catch a wee leprechaun hiding somewhere among the meadows
Hoping he will lead me the pot o gold at end of a rainbow
I’ll walk down historic streets
Drive from Dublin to Galloway Bay
In search of a few ancestors that traveled before me
One day I’ll visit you and marvel at your quaint and beauty