Whispered Promise

Monday’s challenge for d’Verse Poets is a quadrille using the word whisper.  I’m also sharing with Real Toads for the Tuesday Platform.


The sun rises
as new day dawns
a silent promise
whispered directly
to my heart–
a reason to rise
and continue;
a reason to hope
and dream again–
human goodness
will prevail over
yesterday’s strife.
Certainly tomorrow
will dawn again
another gently
whispered promise.

Broken Heart

Today’s challenge for Real Toads is to write a poem that describes a human in terms of things, focusing on diction and imagery.  I’m also sharing at d’Verse Poets for their open link.



a mother’s love crumpled
up and tossed aside,
thrown out like
yesterday’s trash.
Breaking a heart
into shards of glass
left to be swept up,
never to be glued
into wholeness again.

Crossing the Bridge

I’m a bit late, but I’m joining d’Verse Poets with the challenge to write a poem about a bridge.  I’m also sharing with Real Toads for the Tuesday Platform.

A path through the garden,
winding and twisting,
leads to secret places.
Discovering along the way
truths timidly revealed.
Approaching with caution
a  simple foot bridge–
the path to a new start–
leaving all behind.
You can’t untravel
a garden’s path.