Posted in Duo-rhyme

Galactic Free Fall

What happens when two stars collide
while cruising on a midnight ride?
Do lawyers dash upon the scene
expecting settlements to glean
a boatload of celestial green?
But should it be two stars careen,
those lawyers need not intervene
to file a lawsuit or a lien.
For shooting stars are short on pride
and take each accident in stride.

© Susan Schoeffield

Another poem written for the 1/28/15 prompt at Poetic Asides to write a “free” poem.

Posted in Rispetto

Space Odyssey

Space Odyssey

The weight of a meteor rests on my heart.
No shelter is found in the earth’s atmosphere.
My voyage to freedom I begin to chart
and travel alone through the final frontier
To ease a spirit impaired by gravity,
I release my demons to the galaxy.
As moonlight caresses the remnants of scars,
I will linger here and dance among the stars.

© Susan Schoeffield

Written for the Creative Bloomings “Inform Poet” prompt to write a Rispetto poem. More information about this form and examples can be found at Shadow Poetry.

Posted in Pensee

Romance In The Sky

Romance In The Sky

Passion
stirs the darkness.
The stars sparkle in courtship,
flirting with their hearts’ desires
who eagerly flirt back.

The moon
smiles in delight
at the starry flirtations.
Romance thrives on the subtle charms
of the midnight hour.

© Susan Schoeffield

Posted in Pensee

Should I Be In This Place?

Poetic Asides November 2013 Poem-A-Day Challenge – Day 23: an “I shouldn’t be here” poem

Should I Be In This Place

Should I
quietly hide
in the clouds to gaze upon
the stars dancing in moonlit skies
to songs only they know?

Should I
try to capture
the soft and graceful steps of
this waltz in evening’s ballroom,
my words will sound hollow.

I should,
instead, enjoy
the scene in silent awe as
those involved in this astral dance
ignore my intrusion.

© Susan Schoeffield

 

Posted to Poetic Asides on 11/23/13 at 2:35 p.m.