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Day 29 – OctPoWriMo – Topsy-Turvy

Day 29! OctPoWriMo prompt today is Upside Down. My mind went to how one minute things seem out of control and fear abounds and the next peace and calm prevail through the storm. The form is Acrostic. I like this form and have used it often. Hope you enjoy Topsy-Turvy!



Threw caution to the wind,
Opened all those closed doors,
Parted the Red Sea of my walls,
Sent those fearful demons on their way
Yo-yoing back and forth each and every day.

Truth be told, I thought they were gone,
Until the world became so crazy again.
Reality seems to have left us all.
Vanity and ego, the way of the norm,
Yet, I seem at peace now, living through the storm.


~CWylde © 2016



Day 28 – OctPoWriMo – Grains of Sand

Day 28 of OctPoWriMo takes a little different slant. The prompt challenge for today is Sea Shells. There were two suggestions for the poem format, a Monorhyme and Shape Poetry.
I’ve done the monorhyme before but have never tackled a shape poem. So, I took a few liberties, mainly because of the formatting requirements of wordpresse. I tried to take the shape of a shell, but who knows? Anyway, here is Grains of Sand!

     Grains of Sand

Grains of
sand warm, gentle
Memories rise sentimental
Waves  become inconsequential
Salt air …..       fundamental
In my recollective transcendental
Beach foraging through glistening shell.
Conch, mollusk.          None are incidental,
All are treasures to hold.    All essential.
Each are a study in ties    to the mystical
Oceanic tides that rise and fall.    So magical.
You see, this knowing is so …         fundamental,
Even a child sees water from womb, it’s classical
Arms of motherly bonds.             The pinnacle
Of all the world’s  connective miracle,
And understanding our desirable
Beginnings. My dear it’s incredible!
Grains of

~CWylde © 2016

OctPoWriMo – Day 27 – Favorite Scent

Day 27 of OctPoWriMo! Wow, this month is almost over. Today’s prompt is favorite scent. While the Camillia is my favorite flower and I love the scent of the flower along with jasmine, magnolia, and gardenia. I have to say that still my favorite scent is the rose. So, today I write of roses. The format is a Ghazal. Quite different and challenging. I am not sure I did the form absolutely correctly, but hey! I gave it a shot. Enjoy!

Wylde Roses

Time passes, lovers come and go, but lingering still are roses.
Given in promises, taken in acceptance, loving the roses.

Two hearts, two beings, separate somehow, united in becoming,
Small tokens that speak what words cannot, bonded in roses.

Red, yellow, white, all with hidden messages,
Only the two who share intent of it all speak with roses.

Give to her a note, a card, a jewel to fit her wrist,
She’ll smile, she’ll hug, but seal it with a kiss of roses.

Pay attention to the meaning of the Wylde missive,
As she holds on tight to the lessons of the roses.


~CWylde © 2016


Day 26 – OctPoWriMo – Left Out in the Cold

Day 26 of OctPoWriMo and the word today is abandonment. I could have gone so many directions with this. So I took the literal emotion of being abandoned and, hopefully, put a little humor into. The format is an Epitaph. Interesting choice for today’s, but let me play the way I wanted. Enjoy!

Left Out in the Cold

Didn’t happen overnight, you know.
Believed he would always be my beau,
Had no idea we just could grow,
So, there he went, and none so slow.


~CWylde © 2016

Day 25 – OctPoWriMo – Everlasting

Well, here we are in the last week of OctPoWriMo – day 25. The prompt today is Red. when I think of red, it’s about passion. Love between two lovers. So, this is the impetus of this poem. The passion found between two lovers that only get stolen moments in time and dream of a time they will have forever. The form is in Harrisham Rhyme. A new one for me, but as with other this month, one that I really like.



Hearts enfolded into each other,
Safeguarding what is shared between them,
Gathered in soft cocoons, lover to lover.
Dreaming of a time from which bonds stem.
Grateful for each moment they discover
Fulfillment in everlasting time, just for them.


~CWylde © 2016

Day 24 – OctPoWriMo – Fairies, Unicorns, Dragons – Whee!

Here it is, already! Day 24 for OctPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is “fantastical.” I love this possibility. The form is a new one called the Lento. So, without anymore, enjoy!

Fairies, Unicorns, Dragons – Whee!

Soar with wings of gossamer possibilities,
Adore those wishes, rise in extraordinary blisses.
Folklore abounds in marvelous potentialities,
Restore life’s promises in fairytale guesses.
Brownies frolic and dance abandoned,
Daisies flutter wild and free.
Merries, delights, and joys suddenly appear,
Fairies, unicorns, dragons – whee!

~CWylde © 2016


Day 23 – OctPoWriMo – Rebirth

On OctPoWriMo today, Day 23, there was no suggested format. So, I wrote how I felt. The word prompt is Undoubtedly. I seem to be on a theme of feminine empowerment, so I went with it. Enjoy!


I am not sure of a lot of things.
No deep wisdom is found in these words.
I reach back to wisdom beginnings,
For some piece of knowledge to work towards.

The woman in me longs to boldly sing,
Of songs that rise from deep within
As visions of truth their memories bring
Rising higher than high, let it begin.

What I do know is that love is love is love.
We all have flaws and imperfections.
We all have come-froms to rise above,
Yet through it all, we rise to the occasion.

Undoubtedly, time has brought us here,
To show our value, prove our treasure and worth,
So, throw away your doubts, dry that tear.
Embrace this amazing feminine rebirth.


~CWylde © 2016