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Monday, February 28, 2011


rainbow of promise

gives hope for bright tomorrow

a vow or mirage

Saved by the Bell

(Written for Carry on Tuesday Prompt: Saved by the Bell)

Alone I walked through endless night
And empty thought.....I roamed
Toward nothing.

Soundless pain by my side
Cruel companion silently guiding
To nowhere.

Falling slowly into the void
Round and round, downward dove
Into emptiness

Giving in to the endless night
Walking toward endless death
Unwilling to fight


A small sound, like a bell
Called me back from hell
To hope

A hand pulling me up
Words drawing me back
To live

Monday, February 21, 2011


(Writers Island Prompt #8 for 2011: Foretell)

All through life men live by greed
Ambition drives them to succeed.

Is the measure of successes
The cars he drives or how he dresses?

There is no time to smell the flowers;
To earn the most takes many hours.

So when his final days are done,
He can look back and say, “I won!”

Or rather, will he sadly list
All the special moments missed?

If man could see his future clearly,
I think he’d cherish love more dearly.


Wednesday Poetry Prompt: 123 - Isolation

Alone in her truth,
separated by secrets,
sequestered in pain,
cloistered by memories chains.
Heartache secured by taboo.

Family secret
alienates from the world.
Forsaken child grieves,
is unable to connect
forlorn, never knowing love.

G.K.Bostic - 2/21/11

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Different Ending

This series of tankas is in response to the
Carry On Tuesday - Prompt #93:
a line from Shakespeare’s best loved play, Romeo and Juliet
parting is such sweet sorrow

Juliet did say
Parting is such sweet sorrow
To sweet Romeo
But their love was not enough
To stave off fateful demise.

Now I say to you
Before you leave me lonely
You’re no Romeo
Life will go on without you
Love of self will walk in hope

Remember Shakespeare
But know your heart is leaving
Without loss to me
Moving to bright tomorrow
Parting is such sweet sorrow

Sunday, February 13, 2011

World Peace

Written for Carry on Tuesday Prompt #92
This week, the opening of a love poem by Cortney Kuchta, One Wish
"If I could have just one wish"
(Use any part of it within your poem or prose)

My son is on the right with the sunglasses

If I could have one wish today
T’would be for peace upon our world
For that would surely be the way
To bring my son home flags unfurled.

He’s in Afghanistan right now
Where danger lurks beneath the ground.
Where I.E.D.’s will not allow
A sure safe passage to be found.

Although I am a realist
And know that wars are here to stay
My wish for peace would still persist
If I could have one wish today.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Epiphany of Love

An Etheree Poem - Written for Writer's Island
Prompt #7 for 2011: Epiphany

of you
come rushing
into my mind
awakening me
like an epiphany.
Finally I understand
I need your gentle cashmere touch
upon my skin, and your scent to breathe.
All doubt removed I’m ready to be wed.

but lest you forget, I am a woman
who will always have need to be me,
to live independently free,
to say what I think and feel.
If you will let this be
your epiphany,
then we shall have
a union
blessed with

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Written for Writer's Island Prompt #6 for 2011 - Beguile

What is this beguiling tryst
meeting in my murky mist
stirring brain activity
arousing creativity?

Imaginary murmurings
sublimely whispered in my ear
as synaptic syntax scheme
waking from a dormant dream

Daring damsel dance with me
frolicking through fantasy
take my hand and let us fly
creating romance you and I…

Or am I just a foolish child
once more taunted and beguiled
left alone with naught to write
by cruel tantalizing sprite…

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Music of Life

(For Carry on Tuesday prompt #91 & OneShot Wednesday)

Life….a symphony
Love….a mellifluous melody
Friendship….a harmony of humanity

Loneliness…..a sonorous silence

Love life and life will love you back.
Love people and they will love you back.

A rhapsody

Thursday, February 3, 2011




Funeral gloom

Launched into eternity

Departed from this terrestrial sphere..

But too soon this passing from earth's dwelling,

From those I love and what is to come...I beg a reprieve.

G.K.Bostic - 2/3/11
Here is a link if you'd like to learn about Fibonacci Poem

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Another World

Come into my world and see what I can see.
Count the many tiles that run ahead of me.
Can you hear the voices calling out my name?
Crashing, clashing spirits dragging clanging chains?

Crying, wailing voices chase me down the hall…
(Clever people say that they’re not there at all)
Creatures great and small climb upon the walls
Climbing all around me…can you see them crawl?

Clocks that tick too loudly beat upon my brain
Could you quiet all the noises, could you take away the pain?

G.K.Bostic on 2/1/11