All posts by kdorholt

*Every Woman’s Dream (crowdsource poem/badge book/found poem)

Published October 16, 2017 by kdorholt

(This is a crowdsource poem. I used information I gathered from many people in a public place about the topic of their engagement, combined ideas to write one poem,)

My perfect paradise–
the summer sunrise
a castle in France
the ring glimmered
stunning than
strobe lights–
in his waiting hand

On that park bridge
on one knee
such hope claimed
his face like
the hero in
Nicholas Spark’s novel
or passionate play–
all Romeo and Juliet–
He used a
language I
could understand
while the wind
whistled and
whirled a song
my heart stopped
then beat faster,
I heard every word
*the word: engaged


*The Power of Poetry (blender poem/ badge book/found poem)

Published October 16, 2017 by kdorholt

Feelings to words
convey the intimacy
on a day
Like September 11th

intimacy and physicality
that greater role
no other art form
can boast

the amazing
consoling power
The Power of

relied upon solace

Pinsky, Robert. “The Power of Poetry to Console.” On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Np. November 2001 at 10:00 AM. Web. 4 April 2015.

*Rediscovery (best laid plan badge poem)

Published October 16, 2017 by kdorholt


As a child
I was a
most beautiful
British memory,
in fact, a
Turner painting

which attracts
throngs nearby
sleepy Tankerton,
reached by walking
the water–
“The Street.”

Call it
an inimitable
time capsule.

Foreman, Liza. “Ditch the Riviera For The 10 Most Smashing British Beaches.” Hello Sunshine. The Daily Beast. Web. 20 April 2015. I used the first and last five words in each paragraph.



*Suitcase (redacted poem)

Published October 16, 2017 by kdorholt

declared mentally incompetent
tugged by her feet,
the 28-year-old woman
dragged like a suitcase
writhing in pain
Stop it!
What are you doing to her?’
physical aggression
her pleas
she is loud
she deserved
greater sensitivity.
other courses of action
reason for hope. Emily Shire

Celebrating Autumn

Published October 7, 2017 by kdorholt

The trees brilliant–
burnished crimson, rust,
and varied yellow hues
lit by harvest sun.
Leaves rustled by the
crisp, cleansing air.
Eventually drifting
like monarchs to
the ground
forming mounds of
nature’s autumn jewels.
A generous gift,
this crescendo
of seasons. Yes!

No! My soul cries–
Decay smothers me,
bombarding my eyes
with beguiling beauty
Blood red and
jaundiced yellow abound.
Leaves withered with
blight-brown blotches
blown by remorseless
whorls of whining wind.
A season of cynically
seductive scenes.
A cataclysmic caution:
Death’s deceiving decimation.

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