Monday, June 27, 2022

DAP Poetry Monday: Give me a D. A. P.



Seeking a cheerleader.

Skills required: Encouragement and Tenacity

Applicant must know how to give a D.A.P.

Must know what it spells

And what it means to support.

Ability to get along with other cheerleaders,

Real or Imagined; a plus.

(Head-high kick to head-high kick)


Monday, June 13, 2022

DAP Poetry Monday: No fun in funeral


Writing together

(Click, delete)

Laughing together

(Click, delete)

Arguments, Hugs, Plans


(Click, delete)

Memories of all above

From the sister I chose…

(Click, save)

Friday, June 3, 2022

DAP DAT Inspiration 6422

22 Martyrs of Uganda 

A bronze, bas-relief of the 22 Catholic Martyrs of Uganda, gifted to Presentation College, Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago. It was given in 1960 to the Christian brothers who founded Presentation College. Photo by Sean Crepin

The Uganda Martyrs are a group of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity in the historical kingdom of Buganda, now part of Uganda, who were executed between 31 January 1885 and 27 January 1887. They were killed on orders of Mwanga II, the Kabaka (King) of Buganda.

22 of the Catholic martyrs were canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964. They are commemorated on June 3rd.

St. Kizito being baptised by St. Charles Lwanga at Munyonyo, who was just 25 when he was murdered.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Poetry Monday: Admiration


We smile when the food comes to the table.
Polite smiles until the waiter walks away.
We needed this food
To swallow 
A long day 
With mixed emotions.
There is quiet at the dinner table.
Rhythmic chewing and swallowing takes everyone 
Into their own thoughts.
Knife into fork.
I'm finished.
Baby girl began speaking.
Proud parents are smiling.
An effervescent Joi,
Captures her audience then releases them to a moment of silence. 
A statement than a question 
To her dreamy eyed mother,
"Just looking."
I smile
She smiles
We smile and she knows, but still asks
"Because you exist. Can't I admire you now and then?"
Admire her as one would a blue sky
Or misty mountains.
I see her.
She sees me.
She smiles.
I smile.
We smile.


Monday, April 11, 2022

DAP Poetry Monday: Hungry like a wolf


Hungry like a wolf

Howling to be seen and heard

Barking at the past


Hungry like a wolf

Ushering the dawn of change

With my noshing teeth


Hungry like a wolf

Conjuring my own food source

To a permanent plate

Monday, March 21, 2022

DAP Poetry Mondays: #CorpLife


Today is World Poetry DayHeld every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Practiced throughout history – in every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace.

World Poetry Day was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999, "with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard".

Here is my contribution...

Corporations aren't...
People, Loving. In to you.
Life is optional

Living that CorpLife.
Hashtag; Nobody cares, bro.
Hearts are optional

--DAP Tales

Friday, February 25, 2022

DAP my characters: Kenji


Meet Kenji. I am currently working on his story and this is what I imagine him to look like. To be fair, I have been working on this story for over 12 years. Eeep! Sometimes, to help develop a character, I put the name in Google images, just to see what a person with this name would look like in general. Usually it fits. LOL!

Kenji Watanabe
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Likes wood-working and does that for a living
A Hermit (most of the time)
Hasn't had a relationship for 10 years 
Once engaged but not married
A good cook
Only visited Japan once.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Monday poem -2-7-22


A vase shattered

In the smallest pieces.

Years of humble cracks

Withstanding the torments of tempests.

But now,

With nothing but a baby's breath,

The vase shattered.

Small pieces of painted daisies,


Only to find,

It isn't hollow


Terraformed steel. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

A DAP new year


"Meow — it’s a good time to be you. So long as you live, love and dress yourself with the guiding principle that fortune favors the bold, there is no limit to what you can attract or to what heights you may ascend."-- Predictions from the NY times

Here's to hoping that every word of this prediction will come true.

Monday, January 24, 2022

DAP-Poetry Mondays


A haiku is often a three line poem that consists of a phrase and a fragment where two of the lines comprise the phrase and the other line is the fragment.  The fragment is either in the first or third lines.

Haiku are written in 17 syllables or less - preferably less according to the many online reputable sites. Haiku in English work the best around 10 to 12 syllables, otherwise they can become too wordy and this can cloud the image.

These days a haiku captures one or two moments by using clear and vivid images...roses evoke spring, fallen leaves relate to autumn, etc. The poets go outdoors and observe their surroundings; they write down images to capture a succinct scene. A reader should be able to read the haiku and "see" the images from the words. It's challenging. Basically a haiku is an unfinished poem - the readers interpret what it means by putting the images together.

On September 15, 2013, I uploaded to poemhunter my first poem. I was (and still am) proud of it.

Fingers like lighting

Now, typing insatiably

The printer vomits

Now this is my new poem for 1-24-2022

Seeking, 22 windows

The median in a house

Filled with our sunshine


I haven’t decided if I want to make this a podcast as yet. I really need to work on my video editing skills, so my poem exercises may come in handy.