Wearing Shades

Down street I walk
One cool dog wearing shades
Passersby stop to marvel
Why one keeps them on?
I enjoy wearing them
I don’t mine at all
Keeps sun out of my eyes
And give others a big smile

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Dear America

The winds have changed in your fortune
As you sink low to what you were once
Once you had beauty; splendor to charm
The world seemed at your finger tips
Everone looked in awe at you
Oh, how you fallen from the world’s graces
Your children squabble among each other
Why can’t you control; reign them in
You have distance yourself from your past
Have changed from what we once stood for
Now, you usher in deception;
Fear from others hangs arounds you
But you can’t shake what you have become
You try to shake the yoke which bounds you
To accept all with open arms
But other push you down
Make you say things which once you were open to
Now you speak in ugly words
You don’t welcome like you use to do
You are not what I remember you use to be
Is it possible for you change?
Will you accept everyone,
Regardless of who they are?
If not, how can I be a part of your American Dream?

April 7th Prompt: Write a poem as a letter to America: a complaint letter, Dear John letter, love letter, invitation, thank-you, or cancellation. Avoid the clich├ęs. Surprise your reader and America.

Blank Slate

Walls close in, I can’t breathe
Air sucked out of my mouth
All around my world comes collapsing in
Folding into itself like the black holes in outer space
Unitl nothing, a blank slate awaits
Sitting on a stool for me to use
Pick it up, I start my life anew
Where I want it to go;
Not where they want it to go
It is my life;
I should be in control of it.

30 Poems In 30 Days: April Poetry Challenge

Good news, my book “30 Poems In 30 Days: April Poetry Challenge” 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. I am working on making the version good for kindle on Amazon. So once it is up there you will see another version to buy.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/30-Poems-Days-Poetry-Challenge/dp/1502485400/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1416533766&sr=8-2&keywords=N.K.+Hasen

CreateSpace link: https://www.createspace.com/5015360
I have promo codes for this site for “preferred customers”: 15% with code JUDZ56BL

I would have to say it was fun being able to publish another book of poetry.

5 Autumn Haikus

Autumn brings cool
Howling Winds whispering through
Trees with color leaves

Reds, Orange, Yellow
Leaves rustle with eerie words
With coming season

Autumn is season
Of falling leaves, falling down
Littering the ground

Autumn is time for
Harvesting, getting ready
For the holidays

Nights draw earlier
As Autumn announces with
Leaves under my feet