Sketch Poetry


New sketch book remains blank and so very new.

Chalk board with chalk beckons me to play.

Lego Movie song ear worm sings loud 

everything is awesome, everything is cool

Lego Movie game with wild west music

laughing boy while daddy naps in the sun

everything is awesome, everything is cool

I play in the chalk, promising not to erase 

cats chase bird shadow shows on the blinds

a dog sleeps, tongue out, dreaming dreaming 

another windchill warning day

with the sun warmly laughing at us

teasing with thoughts of spring while

the polar vortex twists us in frozen knots

I long for paints, colored pencils and flowers.

Ugh winter be gone ye shall not last 

that is truth, and in it the seed of a lie

for winter always returns, she is like that

frozen bird song as magpies eat apples

I let myself dream of things to come

and wonder is it the cold medication

giving me visions and wonders of spring

or am I really seeing an end to

cabin fever  the cows and horses

steam in the cold sunshine and look

at me like it is my fault that spring

isn’t tempering this winter yet.

Grandma would be proud of me

I feed them all, tame and wild, so

maybe our wait won’t be so hard.

everything is awesome, everything is cool


Claudia asked us to sketch a poem, perhaps even use a sketch of our own, and not edit or fuss at it. Just let it flow and be. This is just what I did. Enjoy. Stop by dVerse to see what the other amazing poets have contributed today. And please share your own. And leave love. Always leave love.