Sensitive Topics

This week, my country men & women

Celebrate sexual & gender diversity

Yet, we all keep her & him in

Not in wholly the same body

Though love is spread over us equally

@douryeh

Summer

Do I enjoy it enough,

I sometimes ask

So quickly, the festive mask

Is replaced by the one that’s rough

Just go out, with your water flask

@douryeh

Covid19

Alas, it reached us again

Me & others, still enjoy immunity

Others had to go in quarantaine

They won’t suffer coming months, hopefully

Me, I’d like to smell again

@douryeh

Today

Army chopper above us,

As a notorious gang is brought to court

Beyoncé on the radio; minus & plus

Are concepts I wrestle with, as I sort

My papers ~ to disallow others to discuss

@douryeh

Happiness

Happiness with the small things,

Is fairly easy — it’s gratitude, joy

Happiness with major things,

Takes more effort to find & enjoy

It’s not fully in our hands to deploy

@douryeh

Stars Above

I look at the stars today

So many we have, in & out of the Milky way

If each represent a person,

I ask: Are you there, away from the Sun?

~ I wish everybody a happy Mother’s Day

@douryeh

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #160

Welcome to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenging bloggers to write a flash fiction piece or a poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits. The photograph below is from GaudiLab at shutterstock.com. For the visually challenged writer, […]

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #160

In the Morning, I look for information

Hoping for some news, perhaps diversion

What I saw, was beyond expectation

I look forward to futher publication

About this amazing observation

@douryeh

https://fivedotoh.com/2022/03/14/fandangos-flash-fiction-challenge-160/

Slice Of Compassion

Ukraine’s president talks today;

Mentions the very young Russian soldiers

Ill trained, scared, peowns in others’ play

Bodies deleted, kept from parents’ tears

Perhaps, compassion on a cruel day

@douryeh