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This week's Poetry Friday entry are the terrific poems from yesterday photopoetry of 15 words or less. Here was the picture:

And here are the poems!

Watch your step
you never know where they go
way down
into depths of despair
-- Anne McKenna

Watch Your Back
Planks remain bare

Poisonous vines
don't tread visible paths

They climb directly
into your heart

--Laura Purdie Salas

Breath catching
Heart palpitating,
searching depths
Mastering fear,
Take a step!
been afraid too long

-- melissa


I'm so glad
I'm not Jimmy Stewart
In that movie
Here I go!

-- slatts


The view--spectacular!
But now....

Spinning, spiraling....

Where's Jimmy Stewart
when you need him?

-- Kathy Q.


and round
redwood tight-gripped
I wish
had so graceful
a bannister.

-- sartorias

Wasn't sure
where I was headed.
Pick a card,any card.
Life's a gamble.

--  Martha Calderaro

Round and round
One step down.
Round and round
Two steps down.
All around. Ground.
-- Louise Henriksen

July 9 Post - 15 word poem
Cycles, circles go around,
Until the way of dusty death and ground.

-- G Grenley

Each day
fans out
from Summer
but connected
in their uniformity
of season.

-- Diane M. Davis

Steps too narrow.
Feet too long.
I think I'll stay
up here.

-- Cynthia Cotten



Board, so bored,
with the same steps.
Time to stop looking back and go up.

-- Sue Douglass Fliess


The Board Monster
Board monster's here.
Couldn't nail him down.
It spins wooden paddles
spanking kids in town.

-- Joyce Lansky

Here I stand at the top of the stairs
Wondering which way to go.

-- Barbara Van Deusen

Jama has the round-up of all the Poetry Friday posts today!

the body falls
into an upturned truth
its been waiting to meet
all its life

-- Shutta Crumm


There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


( 9 comments — Leave comment )
July 10th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
I absolutely LOVED these!!! the powerful and perfect image captured in that photograph definitely helped the flow of words and the imagination!! Wonderful way to start my Friday. I've enjoyed this post!
July 10th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
Oopps, forgot to include my id with the last comment!
July 16th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
I do think it's a great way to start a Friday. I'm glad you enjoyed them.
July 10th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Fabulous way to start my Friday. Thank you for sharing!
July 16th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Thanks for reading. Some of the people are really talented. (and some of the people are really slow to post replies, like me...yikes!)
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July 16th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
There were a lot of fear based poems, weren't there? (Sorry for the delay and I have been missing your blog. Need to get caught up soon.)
July 11th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Darn I missed Poetry Friday again. Oh, well those that didn't wrote some very nice poems. Loved the picture-prompt.
July 16th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
I miss Poetry Friday a lot lately. I'm going to try and get back on track but you know, we only have so many hours in our days.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

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