From Bicycles to Airplane

Wright brother Orville

At the top of the hill trying to fly

From a little toy that built a dream

Building bikes

Need balance

Don’t fall off

Leave the ground

Let’s stay up not go down

Watch the turkey vulture fly

Wilbur went day dreaming

Built a lite glider

Need for a windy place

Privacy

Kitty Hawk

Wrote a letter

Answer yes we can

Wide open space

Lots of sand

Wind like the Sahara desert

Little boy Tommy Tate

First to fly

Two minute flight for Wilbur

Went home to Ohio

Built a wind tunnel

1902 off the sand dune

a thousand times

Roll

Pitch

Yaw

These three created flight

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From Bicycles to Airplane

A Clearing

My daughter and her husband purchased five acres of land, lots of trees on it and a pond.  There is an old house there, three sheds about to fall over, two old boats that might still float, an aluminum travel trailer that hasn’t traveled since 1998, and lots of work.  She says she is feeling overwhelmed.

I remember when my husband and I were young and worked all day on weekends to clear land to build a house.  I tell her that I don’t know how we did it.  I can still clear brush and trim branches and find a yellow McCoy mouse cookie jar discarded in weeds.  She too will find her surprises.

 

old abandoned house

still remnants of who was here

earth cycle passes

 

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dVerse haibun prompt on surprises – the big surprise was that the cookie jar wasn’t broken

A Clearing

Change A’Comin

you change a diaper to get the shit out

obviously change is good

yet why is it resisted

unless you need to change a tire

without it you cannot roll

last minute change to your airline ticket

will cost you some more dough

if you change the ingredients in a recipe

it won’t taste as good as told

you’re hot you change the temperature

when you see it coming

don’t resist your change

or think it is just for others

after buying something with a dollar

you expect to get your change

 

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dVerse prompt on change

Change A’Comin

Song of Satan

I fell like lightning 

Cast out in all my glory

With a song

I go on singing

It was I who made Eve eat the fruit

Cain did my bidding and Abel died

I sing the song of war

All evil both night and day

Blessed I threw the spear

I intercede with hosts of demons

When you possess me

All hell will sing
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dVerse prompt on a monster’s point of view

Song of Satan

Iowa Bootleg

In the era of prohibition came Templeton Rye

a bootleg whiskey with a golden shine

smuggled in cases for many to try

favorite in speakeasies across the state line

even in Chicago Al Capone said it was fine

numbered small batches still being made today 

from that same old recipe its here to stay
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dVerse prompt on rhyme royal about a whiskey made in Iowa

Iowa Bootleg

What Grammar?

Mrs Pousche teached
from English Grammar and Composition
where placed each adjective
in sentence structure diagram
prepositional phrases too to or two
it was more then we knew or new
what could we do
being of only fourteen
thinking not of our English
or our composition
we sought the favor of boys
not teachers and spelt our words
void of there meaning
happily rejoiced at the moment
happily rejoiced in the moment
happily rejoiced of the moment
happily rejoiced for the moment

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dVerse prompt to throw grammar out the classroom window

What Grammar?