Category Archives: Midweek Motif

Almond Blossoms


The blossoms that Vincent van Gogh
Painted so long, long ago
Have not lost their sheen;
They’re still white and clean
As almond blooms should be: like snow.

 
Limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “‘Almond Blossoms’ by Vincent van Gogh”

Writing Prose


A poet who tried to write prose
Gave up when her fingertips froze.
She went back to rhyme,
Her words were sublime,
And thawed out her fingers and toes!

 
Limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Temptation”

Temptation


I’m tempted to eat tons of sweets.
I dearly love sugary treats.
I think they taste yummy
When they hit my tummy—
Let’s hear it for lots of sweetmeats!
 
 
My temptress is coffee, you bet.
To caffeine I’m deeply in debt.
It keeps me awake,
So for caffeine’s sake,
I won’t kick my habit just yet.
 
 
Do not lead me into temptation!
I want to avoid the sensation
Of falling from grace
And losing my face—
From sinning I need a vacation!

 
Limericks © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Temptation”

Writing Poetry


A poet who couldn’t not write
Wrote verses by day and by night.
When asked why she did,
She said, “Look here, kid,
It keeps me from croaking, all right?”
 
 
I write mostly tiny haiku.
I find it delightful, I do,
To write short and sweet,
Not unlike a tweet—
Here, let me create one for you!


 
Limericks © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Writing Poetry”

Garden

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona.


 


Tired of politics,
I seek solitude’s garden
to restore my soul.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Solitude”

A Woman Empowered


A woman empowered is stronger than stone.
A woman empowered won’t crack like a bone.
  
Empowered by wisdom, a woman can see
That too many people are just like weak tea:
  
Insipid and boring and tasteless as well.
To be with such people’s like being in hell.
  
So women with power avoid the mundane,
And seek hidden wisdom in wind and in rain.
  
They listen to rivers and mountains and stones;
They strengthen their brains and their backs and their bones.
  
And someday that strength will set all things to rights,
For women of power don’t back down from fights.

   
Poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
   
    
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Empowerment”

The Weird Neighbor


The weird neighbor down the street
Glued some golf balls to his feet
And sprinkled rancid raisins in his hair.
  
People couldn’t help but laugh
When he bought a green giraffe
And taught the beast to dance—it’s true, I swear!
  
Then things started to get worse
When the neighbor drove a hearse
And carried living people to their graves.
  
So the neighbor’s now in jail
With no hope of making bail—
Unless, of course, it’s true that “Jesus Saves.”

   
Poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
   
    
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Neighbors”

The Tomcat


My neighbors’ old grey tomcat visits me each day.
I feed my neighbors’ tomcat when they go away.
The neighbors are quite grateful. The tomcat? Not so much.
He flicks his tail and glares at me near the rabbit hutch.

   
Poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
   
    
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Neighbors”

Kindness


Kindness can’t be overrated;
With it no one’s ever sated,
For by kindness we all live—
Getting it, we want to give.

   
Poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
   
    
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Kindness”

Blackbird


This blackbird flies straight through the cloud.
By weather he will not be cowed.
In rain or in snow,
And when chill winds blow,
This blackbird remains quite unbowed.

   
Limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
   
    
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Cloud”