April 2021 – National Poetry Month Week 1
April 1 – A haiku
The toll of the bell
Another hour, day, or year
No way to return
It is amazing
To finally eat
A restaurant’s food
To sit down again
And make someone else
Wash all the dishes
April 3 – Sonnet
“Always be nice to one another”
This is something that children should learn
To treat a classmate as you would your brother
And to give respect if you want some to earn
All people have the responsibility
For all of their actions and words
Don’t blame others for your incivility
Don’t forget turds beget turds
When did compassion disappear?
When did greed become mainstream?
We now live in an ugly atmosphere
Where a life is worth less than a centime
I feel this is the beginning of our apocalypse
Our country is heading towards its own eclipse
April 4 – Easter
A stone is rolled away
And chains are broken on this day
The Tomb lies empty, serene, and bare
There’s a whisper of joy in the air
He once died and has risen, Alleluia!
We are freed from Death’s Prison, Alleluia!
April 5 – Limerick
There once was a television station
Who claimed to inform all the nation
But professional creed
Change into “mislead”
And sent us to eternal damnation
Tiny yellow flowers peek out from the soil
As hosta leaves unfurl into green splendor
Tiny cheeps from the azalea thickets
Spring has arrived!
April 7 – a haiku
Is it even possible
Or just fakery?