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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

JOUR DE LA TERRE


This poem is for poet Sanaa Rizvi's 
Jour de la Terre - Earth Day (12)

Jour de la Terre, harvest day
day to reap your work
Plow the soil, plant a seed
watch it grow to meet your needs

On Jour de la Terre
we celebrate the soil
We nurture it, we treat it 
as nobly as a royal

Men and women and children
depend on the soil and rain
for out of them, with the help of the sun,
come our fruits and grain

Beasts and birds, they embrace the dirt
for reasons that contrast
they depend on her, Mother Nature
queen of green and Earth

Jour de la Terre, awareness day
day for the planet of life
Soar the skies, swim in the bay
may good things be on the way

           
                          Copyright © 2016 by James Nikolao Toma


Jour de la Terre is French for Earth Day.


Friday, April 15, 2016

DAY TO REMEMBER


This was written for fellow poet, Sanaa Rizvi's 
PROMPT NIGHTS 4:


Pour me drops of glorious sunshine
and link your precious hand through mine
Lean in so I could give you a kiss
on a cool, breezy day as this

this is a day to remember
a day to laugh together
with a splash like you
a pineapple and coconut juice

Pour me drops of glorious sunshine
and walk with me under the blue sky
Let me play the ukulele for you
so you can relax and let loose

this is a day to remember
a day to sing together
with a mermaid as you
a woman of beauty and value

Pour me drops of glorious sunshine
because you are one of a kind
Lay your golden head on my knee
as I serenade you with songs so sweet

this is a day to remember
as the day we promise each other
our endless love and pure trust
that will never fade or rust.




Saturday, April 2, 2016

JUST A DWEEB


This was written for Poet Sanaa Rizvi's
PROMPT NIGHTS 10:

Surely you jest you are a superstar
what have you done so far?
are you making lots of money?
no, so where does this come in?
Surely you jest you are a superstar

Surely you jest you are a celebrity
what movies have you starred in?
are you making a contribution to society?
no, so why do you think this is so?
Surely you jest you are a celebrity

Surely you jest you are Langston Hughes
but can you sing and write the Blues?
are you a bestselling author like him?
no, your books aren't even on lists
Surely you jest you are Langston Hughes

Surely you jest you are a pro
like have you the likes of Elvis or Monroe?
like are you even a sex symbol?
laugh out loud, you're just a toilet bowl
Surely you jest you are a pro

Surely you jest you are a Master
wait, do you even have any powers?
wait, do you even have followers?
you're so stupid you're a bore to the core
Surely you jest you are a Master.

Surely you jest you are somebody
when you are basically just a dweeb.
lots of love to everybody
from yours truly.