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Ode to a Junk Drawer

Published April 25, 2017 by kdorholt
The prompt we had today was to write about a small space. I took a liberty with the ode form by making an iambic pentameter and a,b,a,b/c,d,c,d etc. rhyme scheme verse to write an ode to a junk drawer. Ahem!
Ode to a Junk Drawer
Oh you should have another name than that
Tradition gives to spaces used like you.
The term we have is harsh and it falls flat
Of all the praise, in fact, that is your due.
When notes and letters mess and crowd the scene,
a single paper clip alone you’ll hold.
The clutter and disorder you help clean.
You make us more effective, truth be told.
And how about we need a stamp or dime
or glue or ruler, tape, pencil or pen?
You come to rescue my kind every time.
You are a true lifesaver, rock–a friend.
You hold receipts and torn dry cleaner stubs,
abandoned gum, shoelaces–blacks or browns–
the jack of hearts, the ace and three of clubs,
a scissors, tape dispenser, stamps of clowns.
Your store of bits and pieces, so it seems,
is endless in its bounty–size and scope.
You store what’s needed, all the stuff of dreams.
You are a constant, calming source of hope.

Sonnet for My Grandson

Published April 23, 2016 by kdorholt

*Write a sonnet. My grandson celebrates his seventh birthday tomorrow! Sonnet subject?   No-brainer!

Oh did you know that bright and right spring day
That you would be my sun and renew all?
And did the yellow buds that herald May
Spring forth at your first dawning, infant call?

For you’ve changed every day since then.
Rebirthed in me a love of life so true.
I am convinced that wonders waken when
They hear the faintest, stirring sigh from you.

But Nature discounts ardent inquiries
And looks the other way in playful scorn.
It whispers through its winds and rustling trees
That I should praise the fact that you were born.

Oh, Nature’s wrapped in mystery and show,
You, Grandson, best its miracles . . . I know!

A Goodbye

Published March 10, 2015 by kdorholt

A Goodbye*

I say, “Goodbye,” my Logyn Bess is leaving.
Her life’s design has challenged her to roam
with Matt and Gonz to place of sun and peaches.
They seek their dreams and go to make a home.

Just light the candle when you need us near you,
and feel our arms entwine you with embrace.
Light glimmers long with candle’s gentle flaming
and stands for us bestowing constant grace.

Oh, as you wander let your heart remember,
your family’s love surrounds you with its glow.
As you embark now on your new adventure,
our spirits travel with you as you go.

I say, “Goodbye,” my Logyn Bess is leaving.
A bittersweetness coats this mother’s soul;
for all I ask in life is your contentment
and know your destiny I can’t control.

Adorn your neck with pearls and softest sliver,
And think of me, as always, on your side.
I say, “Goodbye, my Logyn Bess, you’re leaving.
You fill me full with joyfulness and pride.”

*Inspired by “Alexandra Leaving” by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson

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