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participating again in the April month of poetry, fourth time in a row, will update daily
Cosmos’s 2020 April Poetry

2017 April Poems

April 2018 Poems

April 2019 Poems

Welcome to Cosmos's 2020 April Poetry. This is the fourth attempt to do this. For this year I am doing things a bit different. Since I am in Korea I will be posting a day later from here starting April 2 which will be April first in the U.S.First I will update my poems daily here (along with audio clips, photos clips, and links to various prompts etc)

Second I will update my links on the following sites where I have been posting poetry for some time – all my April poems will be here regardless of whether I post them elsewhere – I will be posting one to two per day on these sites and writing anywhere from two to five per day, with many of them not being posted at all so I can accumulate some “unpublished poems” but I will list them all here either as posted or unposted. The posted ones will have audio, photos and links occasionally to other sites.

Here are the sites along with the links to my poetry posted there.

All Poetry

Cosmos Funnel

Comma ful

NaPoWrMo National Poetry Month contest like the NaNoWrMo novel contest in the fall, they will have daily prompt as well

Poetry super highway will also be doing a daily prompt

Poetry Soup

You and others can see your poems on your PoetrySoup poetry page here:

Poetry Nook


‘Poetry Circle


Hello Poetry


Poetry Magnum Opus






Writer’s digest daily prompts

And on my various FB poetry sites will post my poems on five different sites per day and since I’ve lost count of how many I am following well that could be a lot, but I will list them as I post on them in case anyone is interested in finding poetry and writing groups on FB

Finally, love to hear how others are coping both with corona virus, and with the April Poetry month. I suspect that there will be a lot of interest this year since people are staying home!

And a plug for another service – Hoopla which is available via library downloads have lots of classic and other programs that Netflix may not cover and they have some great K Drama and K movies with subtitles. Just saw the Librarian three TNT movies that were pretty good – sort of Indiana Jones meets X men sort of vibe.

Now let’s get to the poems shall we? I will update this daily

Wednesday April 1 posted

Wednesday April 1 Hope Springs Eternal in our Winter of our Discontent writer’s digest prompt Posted

Hope springs eternal in the winter of our discontent

On the daily news that fills us with dread
Perfect storm of hatred, fear and despair
Everywhere we go nonstop fear broadcasted

Despair fills my heart as I turn on the news
Everywhere we are in the midst of the pandemic
Simply put death is at hand

Planning for the future yet waiting for death
At worst we will all die not today but soon
In the long term we are all dead

Remembering the dead all around us
yet I end this poem with a word of hope

hoping for the best
while preparing for the worst
all I can do to stay sane
as I await my fate

on this dismal date
April 1 is indeed
April Fool’s date
is that our fate
this endless dance with death?

and to end with a sign of hope
I know that if I have you by my side
I will survive I will survive
until the end of time itself
takes us to the other side

based on writer’s digest daily April poetry month challenge to write a poem about hope

I am jake Cosmos Aller the one an Only poetry super highway prompt

I am Jake Cosmos Aller the one and only
when people meet me they are transformed
by my spirit my compassion and my dreams
as all I meet fall under my spirit
I look into their eyes bewitching their souls
as they bewitch my soul as well
becoming mad kindred spirits
walking on the road of life itself
going together no one knows where
it will all end but we will get there as one spirit
united by my cosmic spirit
understanding grows as we converse
deep into the night with each glass of wine
we dive deep into the cosmos inspired by name

the virus from Hell has arrived posted- all poetry contest, poetry soup version is the Virus King has arrived = as poetry soup did not like the word “Hell”

the virus from hell has arrived
catching the world unprepared
it erupted out of China
then began its terrifying reign
wiping out thousands of people
destroying jobs and economies
killing people left and right

it seemed like something
out of our worst nightmares
but at least it was not
the dreaded zombie flu
perhaps that is next's fall's

as the virus from hell
prepares for a fresh assault
to finish us all off

second poem for april poetry month © 2 hours ago, john Cosmos Aller

Thursday April 2 posting

The Bombs that Took Her Away - from writers.com prompt - posted all poetry and poetry soup

one day I woke up from my dreams
finding my self all alone
no one was there to hear my screams
staring at my now quite dead phone
I plugged in my phone read a note
it was from my lovely wife

My Wife had just gone out to vote
smiling thinking of my life
I got ready to face the dawning day
The TV showed the bombs that took her away

Kimchi Blues Poetry Soup prompt April 2

based on poetry superhighway prompt for day 2


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This article is about the Korean dish. For people with this surname, see Kimhi. For other uses, see kimchi (disambiguation).


Various forms of contemporary kimchi
Course Banchan
Place of origin Korea
Associated national cuisine
North Korea
South Korea
Main ingredients Various vegetables including napa cabbageand Korean radish
Variations Baechu-kimchi, baek-kimchi, dongchimi, kkakdugi, nabak-kimchi, pa-kimchi, yeolmu-kimchi, gat-kimchi
Cookbook: Kimchi
Media: Kimchi
Korean name
Hangul 김치
Revised Romanization gimchi
McCune–Reischauer kimch'i
IPA [kim.tɕʰi]
Kimchi (/ˈkɪmtʃiː/; Korean: 김치, romanized: gimchi, IPA: [kim.tɕʰi]), a staple in Korean cuisine, is a famous[1]traditional side dish of salted and fermented vegetables, such as napa cabbage and Korean radish, made with a widely varying selection of seasonings including gochugaru (chili powder), spring onions, garlic, ginger, and jeotgal (salted seafood), etc.[2][3]

There are hundreds of varieties of kimchi made with different vegetables as the main ingredients.[4][5]Traditionally, kimchi was stored in-ground in large earthenware to prevent the kimchi from being frozen during the winter months. It was the primary way of storing vegetables throughout the seasons. In the summer the in-ground storage kept the kimchi cool enough to slow down the fermentation process.[3] In contemporary times, kimchi refrigerators are more commonly used to store kimchi.

Oh yeah

I got the kimchi blues
every day since I first ate it
back in the day

long before i went to Korea
ended up staying on in Korea
after i retired from decade
in the Foreign Service

and ten years studying
and living in Korea
before I joined
the Foreign Service

When I first ate kimchi
I was hooked
sort of a spicier version

of German sauerkraut
which i loved on my top dog
from Berkeley high school days

then off to korea
in the peace corps
where I ate kimchi

every day for every meal
and eventually I woke up
dreaming of kimchi and rice

instead of pancakes and eggs
then I knew
that I had finally adjusted
and was becoming half Korean

and now I am a hopeless kimchi addict
need to have my spicy kimchi
which is so good for you

perhaps even defeating the dreaded corona virus?
who knows but I will be eating Kimchi
until my day is done

Friday April 3

Cosmic Poet Modified Bio Poem for poetry soup contest

I am wicked, wild, wacky, whimsical
i love my angela lee, coffee, nature
I can solve gun violence, homelessness and climate change
I feel anxiety, gloominess yet Joy-fullness as well
I fear the corona virus, cancer and developing Alzheimer's
Must publish my novels, ten books of poetry and movie of my life
Currently resident of korea, west coast of United States

Morphing monsters - old poem for writing.com Dark Dreamscape - not otherwise posted

more monster images

Note: From a real nightmare End Note

I am in a room
Drinking at a party
And smoking weed
Watching people all around me

Change into hideous creatures
Monsters from the deepest depths of hell
Everyone in the room
Has been transformed except me

The Chief of them all
Wears a Trumpian mask
Complete with orange hair

Half human half pig
His deputy
Wears the face of Putin

But his body
Half human, half horse
The other creatures wear masks

Many of them wear
Green Pepe the alt-right
Symbolic frog masks

And have T-shirts
Bearing alt right slogans
And Nazi symbols

And as they prance about
They chant alt. Right slogans
And neo-Nazi chants

Jews will not Replace us
And the rest of these creatures
Are hideous ugly beasts

With only a vestige of humanity left
And these monsters are engaged
In all sorts of foul evil deeds
Murder violence death

All around
And non-stop
violent drug-fueled orgies

As these creatures
Half human half monsters
Half male, half female creatures

Snort coke, cocaine, speed
Smoke weed and drink vodka shots
Scotch, bourbon and beer

The Trumpian Pig leads the charge
Starts engaging in sodomy with Putin
Who chases after people
Cutting off their heads with his sword

They turn on to their fellow creatures
Raping and killing each other
and eating their fellow creatures
All night long

Then they attack me
Jews will not replace us

And I wake up
As the sun comes up
Just another nightmare

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