Poetry Corner


My blog, my rules.

I’ve been doing posts more frequently than suggested by the guides to successful blogging I occasionally read. I just have more to say, I guess.

This is going to be a mini-post, I think. That means, I’m not going to hit the traditional 500 words I strive for in every post. The 500 word recommendation is another that comes from the guides I peruse. I like the length. It forces me to focus on word choice and economy of style.

Does anyone have any feelings about the length of my posts? Too long? Not long enough? I’d love to hear.

As the title suggests, this post is actually a poem composed after… Well, the context is pretty obvious (I hope).

I don’t write poetry regularly. I might get back to it. Please share your opinion.

And remember,

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To the young woman with a stroller

On a shady, sunny day I spied you approaching
Your mien suggested a mom, not a paid surrogate
As we neared, i ping-ponged my perspective
Baby carriage to sidewalk to mom’s carriage.
My face lifted into a smile not just for you
Three daughters of my own, distant memories

Distant lives.

On the shady, sunny day, while trees waved hello
I smiled at a young mother passing by a phantom
Her frigid demeanor begged the question
Perhaps a simple smile once upon a time
Conjured up an ogre, a tragic unhappy ever after
And so we passed. You continued on your way
Unburdened by that tiny moment. Distant memories.

Distant lives.




10 thoughts on “Poetry Corner

  1. Cool! It’s good. I like the line repetition. If you’re still not working you might try Coursera ModPo. It’s free online. And it’s fun. This is my third year. It started 10 September, but you can sign up any time before the ten weeks are over. Once you have access you always have access. Participate as much as you want. It’s on FB, too.

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      1. Thank you. I’ve been writing it for a while now with a minimum of feedback, wondering if I was being too self-indulgent, too inward, too everything.

        Thanks for taking the time to read it, to provide thoughtful comments, to reach out.

        Cheers Anni,


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