Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve

He was puking into the wind
But then realized and turned around
High-fiving with a corsage
I was hopeful about the corporal
Skirts held high
While praying to the porcelain god

© 2010 by Tammy Newman. All rights reserved.

Disclaimer: I really have no idea where this came from. Just seemed to flow. Giggle. Adding it to the wonderful collections of One Shot Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Season's Reason
Jesus is the reason
For the season
We are reminded
Every year

Jesus born to die

If Jesus is the reason
For this season
Then maybe this season's
Reason is you and I

© 2010 by Tammy Newman. All rights reserved.

This post was inspired by a recent sermon. Adding it to the list of great poetry in One Shot Wednesday this week.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Arrow Shot

The arrow shot
Straight and true
Devour mine
Dark purlieu

© 2010 by Tammy Newman. All rights reserved.

This posted was inspired by Claudio Muffarege's stunning photo seen here entitled "The Arrow Shot". To see more of his work and other poetry inspired by his photo visit One Shoot Photography Sunday.

December Baby

It's a girl
It's a boy
It's december

Little cone head
Knitted cap covering
Squishy cheeks
Asking to be poked
Mittons containing
Perfectly manicured nails

Thomas and Robert
Tammy and Beth
Rhonda and Shaun
Jesus too

Yuletide birthdays
Joint celebration wishes
Santa wrapping
Trees and nativities
Dickens dinners and
Birthday cake

Friends are away
For the holidays
But never do they forget
To wish you a happy
Birthday in their
Holiday set

© 2010 by Tammy Newman. All rights reserved.

Posting inspired by Sunday Scribblings prompt of December and today being my birthday. I've been overwhelmed how all of my friends have remembered me on this day. :D

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Music Inspiration

Spinning twirling
Swooning and sway
Skirts held high
It's a wedding march
Walking to her husband
Slowly and confidently
Seeing him before her
Gleaming her glory
Light on her toes
A tune recognized
But not clear in her mind
She's been here before
Returning to love lost
Finding home in what was once familiar
Finding refuge
In a music box

© 2010 by Tammy Newman. All rights reserved.
This was an interesting exercise for Moondust Writer's Thursday at One Stop Poetry: free write to a piece of music and see what is inspired.  Editing stops when the music stops. 1st 1/2 of December by George Winston

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

If I were an Ornament

Me as an ornament
If I were an ornament
So tiny and small
I would sit on the tree
And look at it all

I would smile at the laughter
And games that were played
Grin at the snuggles
And presents laid

I would sparkle and shine
Working my bling
Enjoying all the love
On my popcorn string

© 2010 by Tammy Newman. All rights reserved.
This was inspired by a gift I was given tonight at our staff party. I'm lucky to know and work with such amazing women. Each of the two years we have been in business we have drawn names and exchanged ornaments. Each year I see how well they know me. This year, it was me as an ornament...the one in the picture. I so love it. I'm pleased as Christmas punch to be participating in this week's One Shot Wednesday with this ditty.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Sled

Magpie 44

Mittons with strings
And pink colored faces
Mufflers knitted and 
Brakes prehistoric

A dray
Hauling goods
And toboggan

Standing tall
Against the wall
Mom's painting of a Christmas
Tradition: Animal's Tree
Winter playgrounds
Waiting on

© 2010 by Tammy Newman. All rights reserved.
Inspired by Magpie Tales photo prompt and old memories that were also painted by my mother and posted on her folk art blog. And oddly that is the correct spelling of luging (derives from luge) according to online dictionaries. Shrug.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Annual Christmas Shopping Adventure

We were Sunday driving
On a Saturday
Savoring country roads
Sandwiched in trees
Dusted with snow

Cafe gas bars
Red barns and cows
Passing Santa and
His reindeer
Listening to holiday tunes

Braking for moose
And trucks
My 4 month old Lance.
She didn’t see me

Hopeful about the Corporal
And everything fine
No bumps, scrapes, or bruises
We’re lucky this time

Driving home in a rental
Beep beep
In your lane you stay

© 2010 by Tammy Newman. All rights reserved.

This lyric is inspired by recent developments and being tossed into the One Shot Wednesday ring. Thankfully nobody was hurt during the accident and in spite of everything mom and I had a crazy fantastic time.
Shopping Success in North Conway

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ode to Allergy
Something has changed
Within me
A new sensation
That was always there
I’ve tried to ignore it
But it grew black
Aching my hair

And Migraines
Upset stomach too
Or allergy stewing?
Brewing its

Could it be that the
Nectar so sweet
That I adore
Has been causing me
Uncomfort and more?
I never knew
I chose to ignore

My friend
My companion
My java so warm
Betrayed by a love
I can’t take it
No more
I pray loudly
Flu let it be!!

© 2010 by Tammy Newman. All rights reserved.

This lyric is inspired by recent developments and being tossed into the One Shot Wednesday ring.