Poetry of the Soul

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. ~Thomas Gray

Insert name here February 25, 2010

Filed under: Awards!,poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 12:18 pm

One, two, three glimpses into another life.

Often times that’s all we’ll ever get

Before the door is closed.

One hello

Two names

Three sentences.

One, two, three steps

And they’re gone,

Never to be seen again.

(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010

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Thank you so much for this award Jingle!!!  I am delighted and honored to receive it!

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/

I would also like to nominate kseverny for perfect poet!

http://kseverny.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/my-first-accrostic-by-kseverny/

 

Syntax February 24, 2010

Filed under: poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 5:50 pm

Teach me how to kiss
To move lips in rhythm
To nuzzle hearts with noses.

(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010

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Live February 23, 2010

Filed under: poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 10:31 pm

The clouds are crowding in again
Blocking out my life.
I can’t see the path anymore,
All I know is there’s no other door.
And love, sweet love, it’s running away
and life, sweet life, it’s the only way.

And I decided I don’t need me
No, I don’t need me,
No, I don’t need me to live my life.

(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010

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Shift February 19, 2010

Filed under: poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 3:58 pm
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I want to know if

The air here tastes different

Than it does at home

(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010

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The Circle of Friends Award!

Filed under: Awards!,poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 3:48 pm

I want to thank Ishabelle for nominating me for this award!  I am very honored to be receiving it!  I would like to pass it on to bloggers whose sites I have greatly enjoyed!  And please don’t forget to check out Ishabelle’s wonderful site, Chocolate High, at  http://ishabellemanalo.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/circle-of-friends-award/

My Five nominees are:

1) Brian Miller at  http://www.waystationone.com/

2) Jingle at http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/

3) Kseverny at http://kseverny.wordpress.com/

4) Jennifer at http://dragonflypoet.wordpress.com/

5) Michele Spector atartiste7.wordpress.com

 

Sunshine Award! February 18, 2010

Filed under: Awards!,poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 8:34 pm

I greatly appreciate this honor!  Thank you to Jingle for nominating me for the Sunshine Award!

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/the-14th-sunshine-award/

Rules to Accept the Award:

  • Put the logo on your blog in the post
  • Pass the award onto 12 bloggers
  • Link the nominees within your post
  • Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blogs.
  • Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

My nominees are:

1) http://postcardsfromdoggerland.wordpress.com/

2)http://tasmith1122.wordpress.com/

3)http://artiste7.wordpress.com/

4) http://justmeshakirack.blogspot.com

5)http://nohaemile.wordpress.com/

6)http://www.waystationone.com/

7)http://fiftysomethingpoetry.wordpress.com/

8 )http://ishabellemanalo.wordpress.com/

9)http://theworldofyes.wordpress.com/

10)http://awordslife.wordpress.com

11)http://dracegannon.wordpress.com/

12)http://dragonflypoet.wordpress.com/

 

The Treasure Stone

Filed under: poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 9:16 am

The dirt packed alley ways

wage war on weeds slowly

creeping.

Descendents of prairie planes

no longer welcome,

they find refuge between the worn

chain link fences, beneath

the summer sun.

Pitter patter children’s feet

sink mud, squelch.  Toes glory.

A sword of pine branch,

no sheath, no handle, straight blade,

fights a growing forest of cheat grass.

Reaching final destination,

scratched by tumble weeds,

raw hands dig deep, uncovering

a simple smooth stone treasure.

She holds it to her tiny breast

and  thinks

this must be

forever.

(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010

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