Under the Weather

Do you know that the expression under the weather means feeling ill? by ABQ A spell of heat rising sharply, At whatever time I try to flee. So, I opted not to resist, To keep still is quite an ease! Half dreaming, half the pain, My breath was left in vain. In awakening hours laid, Better drop and shut my

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A Demonstrative Night for a Soul

by ABQ Exhaustion, that creeping pain in the back. Hallucination, that stolen sleep from stress. Abduction, that too much time at work. Suffocation, that fresh air in restriction. Weekend, that’s a day to look forward. Sunrise, that’s what you miss at rest. Noon, that’s when I awoke in crime. The day, that’s what I forgot about. My instinct, this luckily

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Acrostic Poem

by ABQ Do you know what an acrostic poem is? It is a type of poem in which the initial letter of each line forms  a word. Francis by ABQ Forever Run           to             me And Nothing will go wrong! Caress me for I am yours! my heart speaks of your name!  my Sweetheart.. ..my FRANCIS.   I made this poem for Valentine’s Day. 

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To My Exemplar

by ABQ I was asked to draw a man and I drew a stick figure. Without your face, I couldn’t guess a mental image at its best. I was asked then to fancy living a life assuredly free. Without your guard, I wouldn’t feel sweet immurement behind steel. I was asked to define next my ideal married man. Without ado,

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A Couple’s Daily Stint

This is a poem about the role of husbands and wives. These days, they say couples have an egalitarian gender role.  However, since men and women are wired differently, there are still some aspects about work that each gender does best. by ABQ My eyes got bigger (uncontrollably) when you gazed at your toys (intently). The frenzied look in your

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Imagism in Poetry

What is imagism in poetry? Simply put, it is using clear visual images in a poem.   This is a poem I made for a poetry contest.  The poetic style that I wanted to employ at first was imagism. I tried to use visual images in my poem. However, readers often commented that it is hard to imagine. Probably, it’s

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