Beth Parker

January 4, 2009

Another Year

Another year
has passed us by
Sometimes time
just seems to fly

So much has changed;
so much the same
Resolutions
made in vain

Perhaps this year
I’ll make a change
Lose some weight
instead of gain

But losing weight
is such a chore
It’s likely next year
I’ll weigh more

So I’ll just save
myself the shame
Of failing at this
changing game

And wait to see,
if anything,
Just what change
the New Year brings

Copyright 2009 Bethanny M. Parker.  Reprint rights to this poem are available for $5.  Click here for details.

December 17, 2008

Loneliness

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Loneliness
So quiet, so still
Like a faucet
Drip-drip-dripping
My life away
In the stillness of the night
And no other sound
Alone

Copyright 2008 Bethanny M. Parker. Reprint rights for this poem are available for $5. Click here for details.

December 15, 2008

Winter

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This poem is an etheree.  When writing an etheree, you start with one syllable on the first line and work up to 10 syllables on the tenth line.  You can either stop there, or work your way back down to one.

Wind
bitter
biting cold
ice, sleet and snow
everything is white
looking out my window
I see ice-coated branches
sparkling brightly in the sunlight
I put on my coat and hat and gloves
to play outside in the beautiful snow
I roll snowballs and build a snowman
My hands and feet and nose are cold
It’s time to go back inside
get away from the cold
drink some hot cocoa
stay out of the
ice and snow
Winter
Brrr!

Copyright 2008 Bethanny M. Parker. Reprint rights for this poem are available for $5. Click here for details.

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