Category Ponder Rosa

Life Upside Down

My most recent verse was written with my notebook upside down It reads rather darkly, but I don’t think that could be the reason why The implications could be staggering enough to make me frown All the times I’ve moped and moaned, gnashed my teeth and cried Remember all the mawkish cheer, eyes twinkling, sung […]

Nothing to Fear

He walked through town, Late one afternoon, Wearing a Cheshire smile I asked him, “why?” And he said, “Come walk with me a while.” We strolled on, Looking for a dark street, A lawn, an open field Somewhere we could stand Or sit, or lie Manufactured light Obscured, occulted A  phrase turned oddly, Thought, I […]

Reason to Ask

Let us sit down quietly, gathered all together Let us speak of what’s vital, wind and weather Listen to the trees that shade us, are our home Bless beings we eat, wear, the grass and loam Sit peacefully, talking rarely with gentle voices Opening our very being to embrace all choices Acknowledge our connection to […]

My Secret Treasure

Digging a deep hole I find my darkness grows “No way out,” they say, “But through.” Pretty sure I’ll burn Long before I tunnel through The Earth Time to change Direction, but which way Should I turn Follow my nose Or wait for a sign A glimmer in darkness A will-o-wisp A jewel, or golden […]

The Joke’s on Me

Gravity weighs heavy Upon my head Dragging me earthward Back bent Joints stiff, sore Creek and complain Zombified at rest Effort to lift my head To rise, move Insecurities worn As extra pounds Meaningless rituals To hide behind my face My public visage Humor real, cultivated Though dark and cynical Smiling feigned confidence Which can’t […]


  Do we start restricting our children much too soon Compromising their ability to shoot for the moon? Yes, they are exuberant at home, out in public, too Dangers abound and they must learn this from you I’m sure I was such a child, drove all the adults nuts Smart, curious, one to ask, remark […]

Standing on My Head

  This morning I decided I would start wearing My whole head right on the bottom of my feet It means I will no longer get to wear an earring But I’ll see where I’m walking down the street I’ve decided to leave my nose to sit atop my neck That way, I can smell […]

Nary a Thought or Care

  My cat has come to like me, at least that’s what I think, Kneads me hard; her sharp claws into my soft skin sink. Clearly her inflicting pain must be a sign of her affection C’mon, she is a cat, but maybe not after serious reflection Dogs worship us, even though they’ll yank us […]

Governments’ Fear

  Strange, disturbing and unnatural, the sight I witnessed earlier today Two people, women, sitting outside, talking in the old-fashioned way No phones, smart or dumb, no tablets, no pads, no games, no e-readers, Could I detect anywhere. Should I go  and warn our fear-filled leaders? Anyone not plugged in twenty hours per day might […]


The last day on our calendar changes odds to evens Repeats in opposition then, as regular as the seasons And we adjust our reckonings with a day thrown in Which lets us catch up to the sun and so begin again We treat each new year as new time, a new beginning Resolve to change, […]