Five Micro-Poems

A selection of five of my short poems.


Egg

My skull cracks open,

painfully, wet and gooey,

a condor emerges.

 

Paradox #1

Real life is based

on a true story.

 

Riddle #1

If black widow spiders

were given beautiful wings

would they become butterflies?

 

And They Said I Ain’t Romantic

You are the Pepto Bismol

that relieves my existential nausea.

 

Bali

Woman, I’ve already left

but you still believe I could never leave.

Just as on the dreamy isle of Bali the people

refuse to admit the revered but persecuted miniature tigers

that roared magic into their lush hills are gone forever.

 

“So What World am I Supposed to Live in?”

Taking her to school, out of the blue, my daughter says,

“You’re only happy because you live in your own world.”

© ChairmanWow 2023
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marvo

Taking her to school, out of the blue, my daughter says,
“You’re only happy because you live in your own world.”

I love this as I can relate to it and it conjures up great imagery in my mind.

Guaj

Some fascinating thought here
Good stuff!
Answer to ridde#1 no it would probably be called a Malania

Dodgem

I love these ‘micro poems’, the art is in saying much with little – Bravo!

Dougie

Bhi

CW, 5? I read 6 – bet you just threw in the extra one as you knew the readers would want more.

supratik

Marvelous micro-poems! I remember there was a time when I used to write micro poems and would post them as five small poems, three micro poems, I never ever dared to call them haiku or senryu, but they would depict something about life. I loved all the poems. This should have been nibbed. I think you could have worked a little on the length and meter of the micro poem, Bali. Keep writing.

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