Twin Oaks


twin oaks
twin oaks

Twin oak trees, grown together over years,

provided sheltering arms for each other

while homing nesting bird-life every Spring.

They withstood storms and drought together.

Roots exposed by erosion and wind-drift

reveal how closely their lives intertwined

as animal families built homes within the roots.

 

 

© Lynne McAnulty-Street, Rotorua NZ, 2012
In response to a Writers’ Block challenge

 

Rain Stomping


FIAF 41

“No Mom, I don’t wanna coat! Nor a hat!
It’s not cold! It’s neat and it’s wet!”
The higher the kick, the harder the sneaker
Smacks down and the better the splash.
“Let me down the bottom of these steps here!
Water’s building up to a deep, deep pond –
I wanna be in there!”

(c) Lynne McAnulty-STreet, Rotorua NZ, 2011

Amazing Cake … ( a Real Writers challenge


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AMAZING CAKE

Amazing cake, how sweet thou art,
And made ‘specially for me
As soon as all the guests are served
I can politely leave.

With chocolate icing all around,
And green icing as well
And  cherries there – one for each year
From here I can’t really tell

I hope the pale layer is real whipped cream
And not whipped-butter shit
‘Cos when I’m served my glorious slice
I want to enjoy each bit

The Sun Is The Eye … (a CRC challenge)


Photograph credited to http://vladstudio.deviantart.com/art/Sun-Eclipse-130835903

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The moon has given the sun an eye
at last, with which to see through us.
It is the eye of a tiger, a lynx, a lion
a dragon. It sees our sins, our lust.
How rarely it has the chance to see
what’s been wreaked on earth by we
who’ve deforested green, salted the earth,
eroded hillsides, filled rivers with dirt,
diverted or dammed god’s rivers and streams,
built cities of wealthy nightmarish dreams –
overcrowded, stressed and under-nourished.
The sun sees we’ve ruined what flourished.
People are losing their hope and their faith
replaced for some with a longing for death.
The sun sees how climates we’ve changed;
while we wring our hands like beings deranged..

© Lynne McAnulty-Street, Rotorua NZ, 2012 June