MUSIC SERIES – Sunday Rains

This poem was inspired by The Escapist, the second half of the song Death and All His Friends, by Coldplay.

Sunday Rains

 

When I am in my Sunday chair

with a cup seated lazily

on the woven wicker coaster,

its steam rolling over the rim,

 

I can look out the latched windows,

through the misty streets of New York

to the dimly lit country house

hidden five miles past Bozeman.

 

The station becomes Fairy Lake;

the stairs a winding waterfall

for people in suits to go swim

in the waters of the subway.

 

I suppose that makes me the shrubbery;

a scrub far beneath the hedge funds

waiting for rain to trickle down

on the tin roof of my apartment.

——

 

Hello there!

 

Did you like this poem? Let me know by leaving a like and a comment!

Want to keep up-to-date on all my posts? Follow my blog!

Want to see more of my work? Check out my blog’s site!

Feel free to share any of my work!

 

You can follow me on social media! 🙂

Instagram: @cassadyblog

Twitter: @cassady_orha

Facebook: @cassadyorha

Advertisements

Dinner for My Dog (and Other Haikus)

YouTube

The electric lull

hums from the computer screen

like a lullaby.

 

Book Shop

The scent of paper

coated by distinguished dust

lingers at the door.

 

Singing in the Car

My thumb taps the top

where the window meets the door,

my voice in the wind.

 

Tripping and Falling

I can taste the dirt

between the blood on my lips

and the dry concrete.

 

Dinner for My Dog

His skittering steps

turn into the thumping bounds

to get to his bowl.

——

 

Hello there!

Did you like these poems? Let me know by leaving a like and a comment!

Want to keep up-to-date on all my posts? Follow my blog!

Want to see more of my work? Check out my blog’s site!

Feel free to share any of my work!

 

You can follow me on social media! 🙂

Instagram: @cassadyblog

Twitter: @cassady_orha

Facebook: @cassadyorha

MUSIC SERIES – The Jungle

This poem was inspired by My Hero, by Foo Fighters. Also, Happy Veteran’s Day everyone. Support your Vets. ❤

 

The Jungle

 

Walking down the rainy sidewalk

with a knapsack tied to a branch,

dressed in a heavy blue jacket

and a bit of distinguished scruff,

 

is how I have come to picture

the veteran on the corner

of Fifth Street and Towne Avenue

when I see him from my car door.

 

I wonder if that’s how it felt

when he trudged through the winter mud,

wrapped with the weight of his country

like a cloak to keep back the cold

 

or if he condemns the forest

of chains fenced in to keep him out;

kept the prisoner to a war

inside the concrete jungle called home.

——

 

Hello there!

 

Did you like this poem? Let me know by leaving a like and a comment!

Want to keep up-to-date on all my posts? Follow my blog!

Want to see more of my work? Check out my blog’s site!

Feel free to share any of my work!

 

You can follow me on social media! 🙂

Instagram: @cassadyblog

Twitter: @cassady_orha

Facebook: @cassadyorha

MUSIC SERIES – The Bannerman

Hey there. This poem was inspired by Queen’s We Will Rock You. Oh, and make sure you go vote! 🙂

 

The Bannerman

 

The thunder of cavalry boots

roars along the cobblestone road

like the crack of rain from the clouds

as they rush to form their ranks

 

and spattered in cold blood, long dried

rises the ancient bannerman,

like a conductor with his wand

sending instruments off to play.

——

 

Hello there!

 

Did you like this poem? Let me know by leaving a like and a comment!

Want to keep up-to-date on all my posts? Follow my blog!

Want to see more of my work? Check out my blog’s site!

Feel free to share any of my work!

 

You can follow me on social media! 🙂

Instagram: @cassadyblog

Twitter: @cassady_orha

Facebook: @cassadyorha

LOVE POEM #116 – Serenades

Serenades

 

The echoes down the corridor

called out to my wandering eyes

as though my cold bench was a ship

clasped by a siren’s serenade.

 

Is this how lonely Dido felt

when she heard the crunch of dry leaves

beneath the pious Aeneas

before he parted the forest?

 

For when he rounded the corner,

that song of Cupid ignited,

turning my metal caravan

into a bed of burning coals.

——

 

Hello there!

 

Did you like this poem? Let me know by leaving a like and a comment!

Want to keep up-to-date on all my posts? Follow my blog!

Want to see more of my work? Check out my blog’s site!

Feel free to share any of my work!

 

You can follow me on social media! 🙂

Instagram: @cassadyblog

Twitter: @cassady_orha

Facebook: @cassadyorha

MUSIC SERIES – Zombies

Spooky season is almost over, but I wanted to write a poem inspired by This is Halloween…so here it is. 😀

 

Zombies

 

You will see them on the sidewalk

in search of sweet morsels;

their legs scraping along the way

as they savor their treats.

 

They lurch into a sudden sprint

toward my small corner house.

I can hear their fingers scratching

as they try to get in.

——

 

Hello there!

 

Did you like this poem? Let me know by leaving a like and a comment!

Want to keep up-to-date on all my posts? Follow my blog!

Want to see more of my work? Check out my blog’s site!

Feel free to share any of my work!

 

You can follow me on social media! 🙂

Instagram: @cassadyblog

Twitter: @cassady_orha

Facebook: @cassadyorha

MUSIC SERIES – Goblins at the Door

Gettin’ into that Halloween spirit with a poem inspired by the Monster Mash. 😉

 

Goblins at the Door

 

Growling, griping, groveling

the goblins come gallivanting,

smashing my gardens underfoot;

demanding tribute to their devilry.

 

They gnash and flip and wail

until I fling open the oaken door

and they stare in startled silence.

So, my pretties…starburst or skittles?

——

 

Hello there!

 

Did you like this poem? Let me know by leaving a like and a comment!

Want to keep up-to-date on all my posts? Follow my blog!

Want to see more of my work? Check out my blog’s site!

Feel free to share any of my work!

 

You can follow me on social media! 🙂

Instagram: @cassadyblog

Twitter: @cassady_orha

Facebook: @cassadyorha

MUSIC SERIES – The Scarecrow

So this poem was inspired by In the Hall of the Mountain King…which I understand is a little weird, but hey, don’t question the Muse.

 

The Scarecrow

 

They pinned me on a sunny cross

like a vegetable Jesus Christ

with the same patched up purple cloak

and my own crown of prickly straw.

——

 

Hello there!

 

Did you like this poem? Let me know by leaving a like and a comment!

Want to keep up-to-date on all my posts? Follow my blog!

Want to see more of my work? Check out my blog’s site!

Feel free to share any of my work!

 

You can follow me on social media! 🙂

Instagram: @cassadyblog

Twitter: @cassady_orha

Facebook: @cassadyorha

MUSIC SERIES – Bicycling

Hi there! This poem was inspired by Bicycle Race by Queen! Think I should look up a song to write about? Let me know in the comments!

 

Bicycling

 

The whipping of the wind

and the snickering of the spokes

is all I can hear when I bicycle

past the green blur of tree.

 

Everything seems to blend

like a spattering of paints

mixed together in one big stroke

until I brake and it separates.

——

 

Hello there!

 

Did you like this poem? Let me know by leaving a like and a comment!

Want to keep up-to-date on all my posts? Follow my blog!

Want to see more of my work? Check out my blog’s site!

Feel free to share any of my work!

 

You can follow me on social media! 🙂

Instagram: @cassadyblog

Twitter: @cassady_orha

Facebook: @cassadyorha

MUSIC SERIES – Stamps

This poem was inspired by Postcards from Far Away by Coldplay! Have a song you think I should listen to? Let me know in the comments!

 

Stamps

 

The soldier stands in the corner

careful to secure his fifty cent mark

behind the lines of somber words

with his back to a capital monument.

 

Far away, he finds himself again

in a field full of blissful smiles

where rain only falls on his letters

and blotch the standard-issue black ink.

——

 

Hello there!

 

Did you like this poem? Let me know by leaving a like and a comment!

Want to keep up-to-date on all my posts? Follow my blog!

Want to see more of my work? Check out my blog’s site!

Feel free to share any of my work!

 

You can follow me on social media! 🙂

Instagram: @cassadyblog

Twitter: @cassady_orha

Facebook: @cassadyorha