My first attempt at writing one liners. I always liked poems for the brevity of expressions. One liners challenge the poet to say what’s in his mind in as few words as possible but still be meaningful to the readers. Hope my readers will find these meaningful.
Trapped by your charm, drank poison.
Your heart hides my silver bullet.
Pain of separation ravaged my heart.
Imprisoned by your charm, I’m blind.
Hurry, the bell tolls, why dither?
Temptress, your arrow pierced my heart.
May deserts bloom from your tears.
Your kiss turned hemlock to nectar.
Your mellifluous voice soothed my journey.
Hidden in your smile, my life.
day will come
when our paths diverge
a new life waits you
while I walk alone
down memory lane
what lies ahead, destiny
death will knock on the door
when the time comes
but tonight fill my cup
this moment that
I am with you
pour me so much love
that it overflows
let me satiate my thirst
and drown in your love
let me capture the
moments we have left
and fill my heart
so that the poison
never touches my
and when the grim reaper
stands behind me
shall I say
I have no fear of thee
for I have loved
everyone has to drink
the poison he concoctes, and
when the going gets tough
not look for a scapegoat
the deal may be rough
but need to row own boat
and if not willing to laugh
at misfortunes on the road
then it’s time to pick up the stuff
and let the life boat sink
because no one else will drink
the poison on his behalf
This is a series about the neighborhood flowers and flowering trees that I saw and enjoyed on my walk in the neighborhood during the stay at home months. Many of the flowers I don’t know much about and depend on Google lens to get a name. If there are mistakes, apologize for my ignorance.
I just don’t understand who names plants. No rhyme and reason at all. Not sure why this is called Chinese privet unless the person in charge of naming this first saw this in China. In fact this is so ubiquitous in our area that I would have completely missed it except for the loud humming of myriads of bees as I was walking by the side of a house. People use it in many homes as boundary dividers or as ornamental hedge. I walk by these every day and never give them a second glance. But the humming of the bees made me look to my side and I found the hedges erupting with this beautiful and very mildly fragrant flowers. Later on I read that the small berry like fruits that the plant produce are poisonous. No wonder people use this as boundary hedges.
thy sublime beauty
hides a mystery
fruits you produce, if eaten
will cause misery
A Rose is a rose
Came to you seeking solace for my lonely heart
Quenched my thirst drinking from the well of your love
What poison did you make me drink my love
Chronic heartache is the only friend I now have left
Do not hate life that much
To drink my poison in one gulp
Want to savor the taste coursing
Through my veins
Those hiding behind their masks
Of various shades of
Politics, religion or nationalities
Have reduced me to the level
Depriving me of my choice of poison
Now death comes unannounced
At places most unexpected
Somebody, somewhere pushing a button
Rains death from the sky
Or death by some misguided
Blowing himself up
Spreading fear all around
Like animals looking over my shoulder
Death may be lurking just near
Give me back my choice of poison
I do not want to live a life of fear
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade , that’s what everybody tells
Without sugar lemonade is sure sour as hell, so choose your poison well
Vitamin C will protect you from cold, diabetes from the sugar will kill
Three line poem, maximum 100 words, based on the photo above