See You In Forever – A Senryu

temporary life
fleeting moments flesh and blood
spirit lives onward

I came up with a writing or poetry prompt yesterday, which inspired this poem today. The prompt is “temporary.” You may use it however you like. If you create anything with this prompt, I’d love to see it!

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Dog Chieftain – A Haiku

not that way! this way!
the little dog is captain
steering the human

I wrote this haiku based on a picture prompt found on the following blog:

Keith Channing at the Keith Kreates blog has writing challenges. His most recent is an ekphrastic challenge to write a story or poem based on a cute photograph of a dog standing on a woman’s back. The challenge can be found here: https://keithchanning.wordpress.com/2022/07/25/kreative-kue-370/

Revival – A Two-Verse Dreamku

i was a wizard
who had a spell-working wand
in last night’s grim dream

i stepped on a toad
and waved my magic baton –
it came back to life

This is based on one of the dreams I had on July 23.  In the dream, I was a wizard with a magic wand.  I carried the wand on my back.  I accidentally stepped on a toad and killed it.  When I felt it, I lifted up my shoe to see the dead toad stuck to the bottom of it.  I felt terrible and very saddened and sickened by what had happened.  I pulled out my magic wand and moved it in circles above the toad while repeating, “Come back to life!” over and over again.  The toad returned to life once more.  I felt glad.

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