#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 31st/17 “Detritus”

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 31st/17 “Detritus”


All Hallows Eve, when all creatures abound
as witches, vampires and other costumes
trick or treating or lighting bonfires
carving pumpkins into jack o lanterns
apple bobbing and divination games
children go from house to house with their bags

sweets given by the crowd are bags and bags
witches with their cauldrons always abound
people play on each others tricks and games
Mum made them or from old siblings these costumes
paraded on the streets at night are lanterns
old furniture, papers and wood for bonfires

hotdogs and hamburgers eaten at bonfires
they’re filling up through the night their sweets bags
dimmed then gone out are flashlights and lanterns
rumours of further doom abound
some authentic, some fakes, these costumes
zombies roam in doom and gloom games

hide and seek or of no return games
burning leaves and woods bonfires
as celebrants revel and dance with costumes
dark bags under eyes or energy bags
detritus after the festivities abound
paper with candles ready-made lanterns

of sparkling swans, stars and angels lanterns
raising to another level some games
that garden with stone carvings abound
prepare for Guy Fawkes night early bonfires
children ask for the Guy with their pennies bags
with iconographic patterns some costumes

sceneries for plays and masks costumes
tapered served as thermal chimneys lanterns
fish and chips with salt and vinegar in bags
played through the night when evil comes games
being lit for the celebration are bonfires
in the risqué humour of Hitchcock abound

all costumes were part of the games
some lanterns lit for bonfires
bags and bags of energy abound


My feet brought me to this dirt
Don’t know why it gives me comfort
A creek where no one swims
Is this society’s urban paradigm?

No children playing
Nor dogs barking
Even birds have departed
All we see is flood and mud

People left their detritus
After eating chips with fish
Milk cartons and bricks
Just to get their kicks

Sometimes even shopping carts
Development thwarted
Left my car, diary not so full
When my mind so roomful

Time to think, to reflect
Perhaps there’s a new prospect
On love, work and other themes
While I’m walking by the stream

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 30th/17 – blue

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 30th/17 – blue


A lovely afternoon and we are walking up the mountain. The wind brushes my hair, the scents of the flowers in the air and we can hear birds singing. A chill creeps into the air, but just a nip to let us know a new season is at hand.

all over the hill
the scent of blooming bluebell
blue wild hyacinth

blue wild hyacinth
as we walk up the mountain
swaying with the wind

swaying with the wind
soon the hill will be aflame
riot of gold and red


Don’t turn around, there’s a ghost
Strange feeling all over
Dust unsettled over there
Rough day ahead for us all

Do not turn around, there’s a ghost
Almost strange but not for her
Maher doesn’t mind, she’s dusting
Asking rough questions, feeling the blue
Do not turn around, there’s a ghost



you rang
out of the blue
my yang

at peace
with humankind
one piece

For: #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 30th/17


#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 29th/17 – History

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 29th/17 – History


I love you and that’s the key
And as long as you love me

You make my life so wonderful
Don’t care where you’re from, we’re blissful

Doesn’t matter ‘bout your history
We get on fine and you make me glee

I’m sure we can face the world together
I’m so happy with you, you’re a dazzler

With you, we can explore and challenge, for sure
And there’s such a thing as a forevermore


there’s an eerie feeling
and the light’s so bright at the window
spirits are uneasy, if only they could talk
an abandoned house with history
what was it, we don’t know

war or peace, night or day
a clandestine affair
furtive meeting of a secret club
an untrustworthy deal that went horribly wrong
or it was an old ancestral home
where children grew and left
not came back

For: #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 29th/17


#SoCS and #JusJoJan Jan. 28/17 – “wood/would”

#SoCS and #JusJoJan Jan. 28/17 – “wood/would”

I shoulda walked naked in the streets with head high
I woulda rock and roll as loud as I coulda at home
I shoulda surf the waves with glee in the lake
I woulda fall in love with the guy hundred times
Like I was in cloud nine all the times
I wish I shoulda woulda coulda
But life is tough and I’m a coward
So I shouldn’t wouldn’t couldn’t

Wouldn’t it be good if you’re here?
Holding my hand to give me cheer
Watch the world as they slowly pass
And on the table our wineglass by the pier

Wouldn’t it be suave if we dance?
The light of the moon, that’s romance
You look into my eyes and how
My heart is beating fast somehow, like I’m in trance

Wouldn’t it be nice if we talk?
Like there’s no one else on the block
We have the whole time to ourselves
Reading poetry from the shelves and stay ad hoc

Wouldn’t it be great if we stay?
Like this forever and a day
And the challenges we can take
And all the best that we can make, we both say aye

For:   The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS and #JusJoJan Jan. 28/17


#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 27th/17 – Incomplete

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 27th/17 – Incomplete


Without you, life is incomplete
You’re the last piece of my puzzle
The one who keeps me on my toes
And the summer to my winter

You are my morning and my night
Without you, life is incomplete
My highest mountain, deepest sea
Yin to my yang, my other half

We’re different but doesn’t matter
Two hearts, one soul, that’s important
Without you, life is incomplete
We face challenges together

Being with you is wonderful
The feeling of being secured
Knowing no matter what, you’re there
Without you, life is incomplete


We’re so different
You are tall and I am short
You like football, I’m not keen

I feel cold, you don’t
I eat rice, yours – potatoes
But we’re still together, right?

For: #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 27th/17


#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 26th/17 – Extraordinary

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 26th/17 – Extraordinary


The most extraordinary creature she has bechanced upon
Their index fingers touched and then he was gone
“Wait, you haven’t told me your name,” she called
“Mataas na Kahoy,” he told her and she’s enthralled
“I wish you could stay longer, you’re such a phenomenon.”




one of the most fascinating places I’ve been
tons of geological oddity of honeycombed hills
stun I was when I first saw these crazy structures
none of the other places can be compared to their frills

how extraordinary they are and at the same time chaotic
bow to its fantastical topography matched by human history
row and row of marvellous troglodyte-style architecture
show us more of towering boulders of otherworldly beauty

For: #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 26th/17


#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 24th/17 – Elusive

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 24th/17 – Elusive


Atlantis, where would you be?
Just jiggle if you can hear me
My Uncle Beau has feet of a sow
I’ve always dreamt of milking the cow

Atlantis, how could you be so elusive?
I find that numbers are an easy alternative
Transferred to the dreams of the unaffected
For in black the Madonna was highlighted

Atlantis, am I seeing what I’m seeing?
All the spirits have began humming
The snow leopard will soon be back
All horses running on racetrack

Atlantis, are you here to stay?
It was Grendel that Beowulf did slay
And you find yourself at the bottom of the lake
I’m familiar with that! For goodness sake

Atlantis, how wonderful can you be?
And perhaps spin into how you must be
Nonstop raids on my liveliness and mind
I have fallen into the perplexity of my mind


Oh love why are you so elusive?
What force of nature made me see you?
Your alabaster face among the crowd
Your eyes shining like diamonds
The way you walk, so elegant
I was going up and you down
On a cable car on top of the Alps
I could have said “Hello”
You could have seen me
You could have answered “Hi”
And that could be a start of us
Of friendship that might last
Instead of dreaming here alone
An alternative of “hello” is “goodbye”

For: #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan 24th Elusive