Friday, October 23, 2015

Let's Go Blue Jays Let's Go - Finish the Sentence Friday

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Now, people listen, we want to win
We won’t let the Royals do us in

We are the fans of the Jays
We lift our hands, we shout hooray

It’s been twenty three years
Since we won the first of two World Series
So let’s play ball and have some fun

We come in peace, we come in joy
Tonight we will toast to our boys

We’ve been around since 76
With Bats and Balls we’re pretty slick

We are the mighty Toronto Blue Jays fans
Tonight we play game 6 of 7
And plan to hit the balls to heaven

Now, people listen, we want to win
We won’t let the Royals do us in



Linking up to "Finish the Sentence Friday" over at Finding Ninee

Sunday, May 17, 2015

For Chris - The Rock


I have a rock I keep upon my window ledge that is my connection to you
They were handed out at your funeral so we had something to hang onto
It sits in sunshine almost every day
I pray your pain has left and gone away
Young children should never die so young
Your life had just begun
You are and always will be Garth’s best friend
For the rest of eternity
We talk about you after all these years
Remembering your courage, showing no fear
Until we meet again one day

You are in our hearts Chris Jackson






Join a great bunch of writers over at Carrot Ranch each week who write a 99 word (no more, no less) flash fiction from the prompts that +Charli Mills gives us. This week the prompt is to write a story or poem that shows a hard place and a connection. 



Friday, May 8, 2015

Spring and Sunshine



Spring uplifts my depression

The sun shines and awakens something inside me

New life springing up, trees budding, warmth beating down on the earth

Dark clouds no longer hang over my head

Rejuvenated and feeling like a brand new person

Sleep now comes easy

Hopelessness has turned into a promising future

Gloomy days are now filled with cheerfulness

Unimaginable pain has been uplifted

Despondent now hopeful

Seasonal affective disorder can be so debilitating

But once it has lifted life will return to normal

Never lose hope
Never give up
Never give in

Spring shall return

Just as sunshine does 


Join a great bunch of writers over at Carrot Ranch each week who write a 99 word (no more, no less) flash fiction from the prompts that +Charli Mills gives us. This week the prompt is to write a story about a snapshot of spring. 

This poem was written today in recollection of how I was feeling a year ago. 

Messages From Beyond

A spooky thing happened to me yesterday

As I was about to go down the hallway

Not sure why, but I turned around

I don't recall hearing any type of a sound

It was a shivery feeling that made me glance

I stopped, I starred, was I in a trance?

As I gazed at a picture upon the wall

I thought for sure it was going to fall

The picture was swinging and swaying

upon its nail

I started to feel faint and probably a bit pale

It was as if someone had touched it

To make it swing back and forth

Feeling eerie but intrigued, all just the same

Was someone trying to contact me

from beyond the grave?

A message perhaps, sent from above

Saying cherish the one in the picture, that you so love




©Copyright 2011 Susan Zutautas

Have you ever experienced anything like this before?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Oogley Woogley

Introducing Oogley Woogley
When I was a child I used to draw this picture all the time. I named him Oogley Woogley, he was a worm. Later in life when I would be sitting around with my sons we would be doodling, and I would draw this character for them. They just thought at the time that this was so cool and they would ask me to draw him all the time.
Today I was sitting here thinking back at some of the fun times I shared with my boys, and Oogley Woogley popped into my head. This poem was inspired from the thought. I cannot draw for the life of me, and this is about as good as it gets.

Oogley Woogley the Worm

Oogley Woogley was his name
Do you remember him, and how he became
From a squiggle on a page
Drew him up, and gave him a name


Decided once drawn, that he was a worm
Lived in our garden, hiding from birds


Going outside we would call him by name
Oogley Woogley, come play a game


Under a leaf, beside a rock
Out he would slither, and begin to talk


Happy to see you, shall we play
The sun is shinning it’s a beautiful day


Let’s go for a walk, down to the pond
We may find a friend for you beyond
That big rock or beside the tree
Or maybe under a shrub, let’s go see


Off we ventured along the path
Turning up leaves, looking through grass


All of a sudden we heard a squeal
Oogley had found something surreal
Close to the pond was a small log
With worms galore, atop a bog


As we stood watching Oogley go near
We knew our friend that was so dear
Had found a new family, we began to cheer


We said our good-byes and wished him well
Oogley Woogley take care of yourself


© Copyright 2011 Susan Zutautas

Thursday, April 23, 2015

I Wonder

Margaret Bruce Stirling 

I wonder if you’re looking down at me
From way up high above the trees

I wonder if you see the tears in my eyes
When I think of you and break down and cry

I wonder if you know how much I miss you so
Why of why did you have to go

I wonder if you hear my words
Talking to your picture, is that absurd

I wonder if you’re beside me
On the days I need a mother to be

I wonder if I’ll see you again
When I go to heaven in the end



©April 23, 2015 Susan Zutautas



This poem was written for Finish the Sentence Friday The prompt "I Wonder" 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fearful



Fearful of unknown
Anything happens healthwise
Cancer really sucks

Head it on full force
Think positive and fight hard
Strive to win battle



A 26 week writing challenge called A-Z Poetry and or Prose Challenge by +Ruth Cox over at her Poetry and Prose blog. This week the letter F. 




Sunday, April 5, 2015

Exuberant

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The snow is finally melting and the Sun is shining brightly

Spring has finally arrived here in what some think is the frozen tundra

I myself am feeling exuberant as my energy has returned at last

Getting outside more now and walking with my dog Maggie


Looking forward to the daffodils and tulips peeking up through the soil


A 26 week writing challenge called A-Z Poetry and or Prose Challenge by +Ruth Cox over at her Poetry and Prose blog. This week the letter E.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

The End Is Near - Flash Fiction

Thirsting for water
Not a cloud anywhere seen
Everything is dead

Trees are screaming out
Our leaves are all on the ground
Somehow please save us

Once what was luscious
Voluminous green pastures
Has now turned to dust

Spring arrived with hope
Not a flower to be seen
Dispiritedness

Oceans are depleting
Lakes and rivers are hollow
Ponds now memories

Scorching sun daily
Humans are seeking shelter
Underneath the ground

Not one animal
Can endure these elements
Soon there will be none

Annihilation time
Sorrowfully will soon show up
Such a travesty

Depression darkness
Gasping for relief to come

. . . . . 

This post is for a Flash Fiction Challenge by +Charli Mills over at Carrot Ranch. Please visit the ranch and join us in a 99 word (no more, no less) short story or poem challenge. 



Monday, March 30, 2015

Devastated

Devastated by the harsh words you wrote me
Even if in anger they were hurtful and unkind

Trying hard to forgive you
It will take a long, long time

I’ve done nothing but love and worry about you
Yet you spit on me as if I were your enemy

You’re jealous and hurt
Get over it
As my relationships will not change

Shut me out if you must
I’m not sure I’ll be here
When you come around again


As I am truly devastated



A 26 week writing challenge called A-Z Poetry and or Prose Challenge by +Ruth Cox over at her Poetry and Prose blog. This week it is the letter D. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Breathtaking


Waiting on a bloom


Surprise to my eyes today


Beauty astounding








This week I decided to jump in on a 26 week writing challenge called A-Z Poetry and or Prose Challenge by +Ruth Cox over at her Poetry and Prose blog.