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participating again in the April month of poetry, fourth time in a row, will update daily
#980590 added April 9, 2020 at 2:14am
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April 1 to April 3 poems
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

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

seeing ghosts in old Saigon

Seeing Ghosts in old Saigon all poetry contest old poem -

I walk around the streets
Of old Saigon
Seeing sensing the undead

The ghosts of the war
That haunted life
So many years ago

So many people died
For a war
That never should have been fought
For reasons that are still not clear

A great tragedy unfolded
In a land half away
Around the world

The ghosts smile at me
And then they disappear

Leaving me in the present
Life goes on
impressions from my second trip to Saigon in 24 years © 12 months ago, john Cosmos Aller

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 myself 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

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

Thursday April 2

Morphing monsters - old poem for writing.com Dark Dreamscape

Morphing Images from a Hellish Nightmare

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
Drop acid, Smoke weed
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

Kimchi Blues Poetry Soup prompt April 2

based on poetry superhighway prompt for day 2

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Various forms of contemporary kimchiCourseBanchanPlace of originKoreaAssociated national cuisineNorth Korea
South KoreaMain ingredientsVarious vegetables including cabbage and Korean radishVariationsBaechu-kimchi, baek-kimchi, dongchimi, kkakdugi, nabak-kimchi, pa-kimchi, yeolmu-kimchi, gat-kimchi Cookbook: Kimchi
Media: KimchiKorean nameHangul??Revised RomanizationkimchiMcCune–ReischauerkimchiIPA[kim.t??i]Kimchi (/?k?mt?i?/; Korean: ??, romanized: gimchi, IPA: [kim.t??i]), 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 decades
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

Humor keeps us sane
it is a piece of what we need to do
to prevent us from getting
the dreaded corona virus
coming up your nose

Pensively prompt - unpublished

First Kiss with My wife
Creative talent unleashed prompt

It was 1982
when I first met my wife
the love of my life

In 1979 she came to me
in a dream
and then she walked
off a bus
eight years latter

a few weeks later
we went for walk
in the woods

and ending up kissing
passionately wild kisses
as we walked in the woods

and the kisses
led a few weeks later
to our first night together
as man and wife

but I will always recall
our first kiss
of our life together

Birth of New World
Creative talents unleashed prompt

the first interplanetary travelers
arrived on the new planet
called new Eden
and watched the birth
of the new world

hoping that humanity
can get a new world
and avoid destroying new Eden

hoping that god
has given the world
a new home world

Peacock Speaks
Creative talent unleashed prompt

as the virus spreads
around the world
the peacock in the zoo
speaks up

talking on behalf
of their fellow species

he called upon humans
to free them from their zoo prisons
and let them be free

before it was too late
and humanity met their fate
becoming a ghost in the wind

Iguana Talks to Mankind
Creative talents unleashed

the wise old Iguana
woke from its nightmares
of the end of the world
as humanity faded away

the iguana was scared
but afraid of the future
and he would miss
his human friends

six word poem
creative talent unleashed

masked woman
waiting to kiss

Space Poem
writer digest prompt day

Inner worlds beckons in these dark times
No one knows where it will end
No one understands the future
Everyone must descend deep inside
Remembering their dreams

Cosmic dreams fill my head
Of the future we can dream
Some offering hope
Most of us can still dream
Only then can we become free
So that we can escape our fate

Search for the holy grail
Writers.com daily dew drop prompt day one historical article

for thousands of years
people have been searching
for the fabled holy grail
in hopes that it will lead
to eternal life

then one day
the holy grail is found
millions die
from drinking the tainted grail

Berkeley maps
Writing.com daily dew drop prompt maps

growing up in Berkeley
back in the day
we still were allowed
to free roam

and so I went
everywhere on foot
or bus

walking to Solano avenue
drinking coffee
at Peets coffee
eating Chinese food
in Berkeley’s china town

walking downtown
walking to CAL
eating top dog

experiencing the late 60’s
transforming Telegraph

and walking in the woods
in Tilden park
high up in the hills
overlooking the bay area

Recalling those I have lost
Writing.com daily dew drop

over the years
I have known so many people
and now when the virus
is spreading out around the world

I will soon be hearing
that this person has died
and that person has died

I will outlive many of my friends
from around the world
part of getting old
something that I fear

one day perhaps
people will hear
that Jake has died
and they will say

that they barely knew me
and wished that they had
taken the time
to become my friend

Just as I think
about all the friends
I am about to loose
to this killer virus
running amuck

corona fears

the word fills us with dread
spreading around the world today
will we all survive this

writing.com formal poem - The Tritriplicata is a new form invented by Arjan Tupan, "Story Teller, Cross Pollinator, and Ideator" from Papenveer, Nederland.

His form is based upon the number 3 and has 27 syllables in 5 lines, arranged with 3, 6, 9, 6, and 3 syllables in each line, respectively. The poem should present a snapshot with a volta or turn which provides a fresh perspective, as described in the following link: https://thecreative.cafe/calling-all-poets-try-a-new-poetic-form-39c1bb966d14 , and demonstrated here:https://medium.com/le-giroflier-royal/tagged/thinking-of-europe .

So, break out your linguistic paint brushes and grow a panorama along the "Form of the week: Tritriplicata" thread on "~ The Poet's Place Cafe~" discussion forum.

corona fears

the word fills us with dread
spreading around the world today
will we all survive this

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