A to Z The letter “C” – April 4, 2016

Candy Caraway
Created a commotion
Crooning “Copacabana” as she
Careened ’round Carruthers’ Cafe,
Costumed in a cream coloured cambric costume!
“Uncannily cautious,
Curiously coy!”
Critics commented caustically:
“Cream cambric clashes colossally
with classic calypso castanets!”
Conga, calypso and Caribbean dance coaches
Clavered, clamoured and finally clambered
Cleaving consistently to clothe’s codes
centring on colorfully creole colours…
Candy Caraway,
Chuffed, cutely chirruped:
“Caramba! My cheesy chemise and costume
changes … crimson cream
creates a colourful costume
complimenting Caribbean Calypso –
critics – clamour no more!”

© G.s.k. ‘16


C is for Creation

NaMoWriPo – A to Z Challenge (B) – April 2, 2016

Blessings boisterous boy
Beaming broadly, blessings!
Bounding brave bold boyo
Bound bravely battle-wards;
Bold, brazen and buoyant
Bewondered by blarney
(Betrayed by balderdash)
Bravely bound battle-wards …
Babbling bold benighted blandishments,
Before being butchered
By bedevilled bombs.

© G.s.k. ‘16

I would there be some sweet blessing
That I could grace upon you now,
Though you disregard affection
And fly off wantonly into battle’s arms,
Not knowing all men’s truths,
You just heed banal propaganda –
Promulgations made by withered men
Without memory of light or love –
They bless you with their blandishments
Beseeching your supreme sacrifice
As they sit inside their bunkers safe
Far from the battle’s fumes.

Ah the stupidity of youthful
Fascination with blood and honour!
Ignorant of history
And the tons of youthful cannon fodder –
Pages – no full volumes filled
With lists of nameless boys,
Turned to meat and mud …
And what has it ever changed,
Their supreme sacrifice,
Except to make some old jerk
More powerful …
Who then in turn must die …
And ’round and ’round the old game goes
For all of endless time.

© G.s.k. ‘16

B is for Blessings, Breathing and Being

A is for Awakening – A to Z Challenge – April 1, 2016

I woke up with the feeling I should try to write a poem using words that begin with A ….

Awaken august aerial Augier
Announce April’s auspicious actions
Avoiding anguished answers
Angle after affirmations
Avoiding anxious abandoning
Angelophany allowed,
Auspicious ascertainment,
Awakening astonishment,
And Affectionate alleviation.

© G.s.k. ‘16


A is for Awakening My Voice

Awaken to Live – A to Z Challenge (Cleave Poem – NaPoWriMo) – April 1, 2016


Awaken now my love let hope into your heart
See, the sun is shining, no longer lament your sort
Feel the warmth of spring, winter’s time is passing
Hear the black-bird sing – forget the howling winds
No longer grope in slumber, for a new dawn is born
Awaken now to life – rejoice my love, rejoice!

© G.s.k. ‘16