you will choose the flowers
what colour they should be
how they should be arranged
into a bouquet for all to see.
church wedding or hotel ballroom?
you know, i’d always go with a waterfall.
the food, the drinks, the wedding cake
videos of all your guests having a ball.
don’t forget your dress
the colours for the wedding party
the men in tux of course
last time i checked, you still couldn’t tell me.
wedding invitations, photographers
all the other nitty gritty
of an event occurring once in your life,
for dear sis, you will be a wife.
Poem A Day Challenge Day 19
You come to me steaming,
I bend my head closer to breathe you.
You tantalise me,
with your noodle goodness.
Goading me to slurp more of you.
I don’t quite care for the fish though,
Or the mint garnish,
Nor the treacle-like sauce served with you,
You’re so sour and sweet,
And oh so spicy
I think I can eat two bowls of you,
I really do.
Poem A Day Challenge Day 18
“Take me to your leader!” It said.
This being in front of me.
I stared at It,
It landed on my lawn,
In a ship obviously from space.
It crashed into the gnome.
Narrowly missed my home.
“Take me now or I will zap you!” It demanded.
All I heard was meow meow meow since it crash-landed.
Poem A Day Challenge Day 17
Sometimes, the silence is noisy,
And sometimes, it’s lonely in the middle of a crowd.
Sometimes, I shiver in the sweltering heat,
Other times, I feel high, deep underground.
Sometimes, I feel like I’m drowning on dry land,
And at other times, the wide open space suffocates.
It used to be that the night is so bright,
Now often, the day is dark.
So many times, I’m shouting softly,
Crying for help, smiling helplessly.
Poem A Day Challenge Day 16
We took the balloon with us (it was green)
The note said we had to.
I picked-up the mask as well (it was V for Victory, like the movie)
on the way.
And no, I didn’t forget the leather strap.
that all the buttons on my blouse were in place,
Didn’t want them to be slashed away.
Hard work, this.
Poem A Day Challenge Day 15
It took seven whole days
and seven whole nights.
we were done.
Our best creation,
The whole world will fall
at our feet
at our genius.
We plug the flashdrive
into the computer.
it whirrs in anticipation
our eyes wide with fascination.
A box pops up “Virus detected.
Poem A Day Challenge Day 14
Oh, dear heart,
Did you decide
to give yourself away
Plainly, you’ve forgotten.
Don’t you remember,
when you were stomped
into itty little bits?
Year and years it took
to piece you back
Don’t, dear heart.
Poem A Day Challenge Day 13
newborn kittens mewling softly
letters handwritten lovingly
a strong shoulder to lean on
on the radio, my all-time favourite song
the last piece of chocolate cheese cake
after a long run, how my muscles ache
that first, tender kiss
ticking off `bungee jump’ on my bucket list
Poem A Day Challenge Day 12
Stuck at the bus stop,
Leaves afloat, they spin.
“Here, my handkerchief,” you offer.
I take them from your fingers,
I let my touch on your skin linger.
I wipe away the rain,
From my face and from my body.
You follow the path of my actions on me.
I return the cloth back to you,
Damp, you take it from my hand,
You hold my wrist and gently you bend.
Until your lips a breath away from mine,
Until anticipatory pleasure turns to pain,
You smile at me and say, “I love the rain.”
Poem A Day Challenge Day 11
Palm trees, I’m dreaming.
I sit in their shade, lounging.
Cabana boys massaging,
Tropical drink in hand, sipping.
Me, in a yellow bikini, chill-axing.
Poem A Day Challenge Day 10