Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I'll Never Know #20

I'll never know how good of friends
We could have one day been
I'll never know the dreams you had
Or see your smiling face again.
I'll never know if you'd have liked
The story that I penned,
Yet just from my description
You swore you'd recommend.
You left too soon, so suddenly
No time for me to try
To let you know how much you meant
Or even say good-bye.

Caren E. Salas

Prompt #20 "I'll never..." This poem is for my friend Lori Eget. We met on a vacation and were instant friends. She seemed to have that effect on people. You met her and just felt like you'd known her forever.  Then one day I found out she had passed away. Her family didn't know me well enough to notify me, so I missed whatever service there might have been. I think about her all the time and wonder how our friendship might have grown, but I'll never know...

No Excuse #19

Good enough
For walking away,
The way you walked away from her.

Caren E. Salas

Prompt # 19 An "excuse" poem

Sweet Dreams #18

All day long
Until the night calls
And we go back to dream again.

Caren E. Salas

Prompt #18: a sweet or a sour poem.

Just Words #17

They're just words:
Chronic pain. Auto-immune.
Until they are not.

Caren E. Salas

Prompt #17 - "Afflicted

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holy Cow! #15

Holy cow! She said
As she watched the band perform
"We will remember"

Caren E. Salas

I know November is already over, but I'm still determined to finish the Poem a Day prompts, even though it's more like a poem every few days, haha, #15 prompt (wow, I only got through half, how sad.) was "holy ____" . I couldn't think of a thing at first, but then I was watching a video of my daughter's band performing a beautiful, touching and patriotic field show, "We Will Remember". The band had just done a spectacular visual and a woman in the crowd cried out "Holy Cow!". There were really not a lot of words to describe the feelings that overwhelmed the crowd. So I thought, I should do a haiku, because the form is perfect for when you have a lot to say, but don't need a lot of words to say it.