Day 26 of NaPoWriMo 2020


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“We were goin’ to meet again and wait”
I stand under the tree in rain and wait

I stand accused of things that I never did
But, for you I will swear in vain and wait

Why not celebrate and toast what we have?
Iced and uncorked is champagne.  And wait.

Thirsty you have made me, thirsty I am.  How
long will it be?  How long must I abstain and wait?

For you, I’ll take on the world, but give me a sign.
I’m going crazy anticipating in this vein and wait.

‘Mirage’ conjures up the visions of exotic islands,
With nowhere to go, all I do is complain and wait.


Notes:  Day 26 of NaPoWriMo 2020.  Off prompt today as well.

Penned another ghazal.  I started with the first line from Bob Dylan’s song “This wheel’s on fire”.  Incidentally, this is 200th post on this blog, it took me a good 8 years to get there.

Bang A Gong Conversations

Day 25, NaPoWriMo 2020

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Bang A Gong Conversations


“In the cold air I construct long conversations”
Come lets have tea and have bong conversations

Shoot up lysol, inject some dettol, advises the genius,
Sarcastically, while having ding-dong conversations

Golden sand beach, waves gently lapping, and the
South beach bikini bods have thong conversations

Bathe in UV light and the virus has no chance,
The Bleach Blond says during bang a gong conversations

Diminished human activities, animals geta freer rein
From tree to tree, birds engage in birdsong conversations

‘Mirage’ gives a discourse, many listeners engage in
a little fantasy, part of just having lifelong conversations

Notes:  Day 24 of NaPoWriMo 2020.  Off prompt today as well.

The first line of the ghazal is by Lawrence Rabb from his poem Walking Alone.