Oklahoma Tritina a Difficult Rhyme

In a Tritina: The lines are grouped into three tercets a set or group of three lines of verse rhyming together or connected by rhyme with an adjacent tercet and a concluding line. Thus a Tritina has 10 lines. Lines may be of any length. Their length is usually consistent in a single poem.

a cowThe Oklahoma countryside reflects soft green rolling hills dotted with fat red cattle grazing.

 

a cloudThe sky offers tie dyed blue hues scattered with marshmallow clouds and the sun is shining.

 

 

a flowerLemon tinted wildflowers decorate the pastures drawing butterflies with shimmering wings.

 

 

a birdThe pond is rippled by a gentle breeze and the scissortails sail balancing on outstretched wings.

 

 

a bassThe black bass propels herself into the sky to catch a dragonfly and the cattle just keep  grazing.

She is so graceful as her tail twists around and her gills open wide with her dark eyes shining.

 

 

a turtleThe turtles hang round harvesting blackberries  so deep purple they look black and shining.

 

 

a gooseThe farmer’s geese waddle to the pond splashing water skyward, flapping snow white wings.

Life stirs and moves, the clouds roll changing shapes, still the cattle unaware keep on grazing.

 

 

a butterflyIt’s amazing, cattle grazing unaffected by Oklahoma’s butterflied, scissor tailed, goslin wings.

 

Running Into An Old Friend/ A Rhyme

 

 

a friend 2a friend 4

It had been too long since last we’d seen each other.

Seems like we are controlled by time,

Instead of taking hold of it.

Seconds tick away and years flash passed.

Then life events pull us together one more time,

And we embrace with hearts and heads filled with wonder.

Questioning how we so easily let time escape us,

In moments we are bringing each other up to date,

As our hearts began to warm again  toward one another,

And our internal clocks connect themselves synchronizing,

Correcting and resetting as if we saw each other yesterday.

Longing For Those Enlisted In Serving America/ A Yearning Rhyme

Too far, too many miles away,

As night falls my heart makes itself known.

Friends say, You can hear their voice,”

“You can see their face on your phone.”

Yet without that human touch,

There is no spark to strike a flame.

a away

How I long for the day,

When that airplane sets you down.

Missing you is agony.

Seconds stretch into eternity.

My arms reach out.

The distance is too far.

a home

Magically in Love/ A Rhyme

I started believing in magic as a young woman

And set out on a quest to find a life mate,

Who was as sensual as an enchanted willow,

With inner peace and strength like a majestic redwood,

a red

Who when facing the fiercest winds would not bend or break.

Someone who would dance with me,

When the band stopped playing.

a dance

 

Hopscotch with me in the sweet spring rain.

Chase me barefoot through rich green summer meadows.

Teach me to roll down long wildflower covered hillsides.

Make me clover crowns and daisy chain ankle bracelets.

a leaf

Rake up huge drifts of autumn leaves,

So we could run, jump and tumble in their warm colors.

Share a picnic by the fireside during snowy winter storms.

a fire

Someone capable of handling the tough decisions,

Keeping us ever honest and humble,

While illuminating my nights with his marvelous mystical charm.

My friends and family thought I was ever so silly,

And then I introduced them to you.

Home For The Holidays/ A Rhyme

 

 

a holiday 2When I was young and a holiday came round,

We chose a loved one’s home and all filed in,

Aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and beyond.

There was food to feed a nation,

a feast

Mushy, hankie called for kisses

And breathtaking, rib squeezing, too tight hugs.

Yet what everyone remembered upon returning home,

Was the kinship, the sharing.

Bringing one another up to date,

On spotlighted and tender moments within individual lives,

And the blessing of family connections.

Today there are new faces, joined with the old,

All giving thanks for tightly woven bonds.

a thank

BANNED!! Attention World Travelers/ Look Here Before You Head Out

a ban 14Bolivia There is no McDonald’s. They opened there but so few people even showed up to try a McAnything they soon closed.

a baby walkerCanada Baby walkers are banned. Why? Research showed their use caused delayed motor skills.

a ban 15China Time Travel Content is banned from movies, shows, books and magazines. Also Avatar was banned because of the indigenous people revolting against Imperial Forces. The ban states that Avatar cannot be shown in any 2 D theater and China has no 3 D theaters. Also in Tunisia, China Jasmine is banned. It was the Jasmine Revolution that the Totalitarian Regime repressed  taking it to the level of banning anything Jasmine including the plant itself. The word Jasmine is banned and illegal to use in songs, text messages, etc.

a baby faceDenmark 24,000 government approved baby names exist.Creative names are banned. Any deviation from those approved require a special request.  ALSO: Ovaltine, Marmite, Rice Krispies and Vitamin D enriched milk are all banned along with other vitamin enriched foods and drinks as the government believes there is a problem with excessive vitamin consumption.

a ban 4France Ketchup has been banned from school cafeterias unless served with french fries as the government believed young people were losing touch with traditional cuisine.

a ban 11Iran Mohawks, mullets, spikes and pony tails are banned as being too European.

a ban 3Malaysia Yellow clothing is illegal: T-shirts, belts, hats, every clothes item even shoelaces were banned in 2011 as depicting Pro-Democratic demonstrators.

a ban 9Russia Goth & Emo dress is banned at school, government buildings and most public places.It is labeled as a threat to National security and dangerous to teenagers, encouraging antisocial behavior, depression and suicide.

a ban 6Saudi Arabia St. Valentine’s Day is banned for being completely against Islamic beliefs. All related things are banned around February 14th including all thing red, flowers and presents and this has created a great black market for the cupid and heart followers.

a ban 2Singapore  In 1992 when the streets , bathrooms and surfaces became so littered with used chewing gum it was banned from sale and use.

a ban spankSweden No spanking of children by teachers, parents or others. It is illegal.

a banU.S.A. Genuine Haggis is banned. Haggis is made from sheep’s heart, liver and lungs. All products containing sheep lungs are banned in the U.S.A.

Work Cited:

https://www.therichest.com/expensive-lifestyle/lifestyle/20-weird-forbidden-things-around-the-world/

Celebrating the Creation of You/ A Short Birthday Rhyme

a colt

 

Somewhere there is a new born colt wobbling to his feet for the first time and a tiny wren breaking through his shell. Probably they will never know this day is your day too.

a dew

Yet today the dew dropped more perfectly upon the earth, the mighty sun rose higher in the sky and the morning glory opened sweeter because it was your birthday.

a mg

 

Eating To Correct And Maintain Good Health

 

 

a salad

It is so easy in today’s micro-second, instant, fast food world to assist our health in failure and not realize we’re doing it. So much frozen food, canned soup, fast food drive-through goodies, sugary drinks, and packaged desserts like candy-bars, cupcakes, cookies and ice cream sandwiches that we have forgotten how good a fresh peach tastes as the juice runs down our cheeks.  Look at the health issues listed below and get ready to restock the kitchen with foods that aren’t just good but are good for the body.

a lemon

Group 1 enhances healing, builds red blood cells and fights anemia. This life renewing group consists of lemons & limes, oranges, grapefruits, apricots, mango, papaya, cantaloupe, watermelons, green meated melons, strawberries, wheat germ, green, red and yellow peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.Make lots of fresh lemon and limeade with stevia as a sweetener. Make fruit plates filled with raw orange and grapefruit sections.

a fruit

Make fruit plates full of fresh apricots, mango and papaya bits, melon plates are a great salad replacement. Strawberries are wonderful garnishments for a plate of food. Wheat germ is great added to cereal and take a celery stalk fill it with peanut butter and top it with wheat germ “Yummy”.Roast all 3 colors of peppers with potatoes and yams. Take raw Brussels sprouts and chop them up in your salad. They are wonderful and broccoli is good raw, steamed and fried with low sodium soy sauce.

 

a egg

Group 2 fights anemia, produces antibodies, reduces fluid retention, regulates blood sugar and insulin levels and fights stress, depression and fatigue. This health renewal group contains  lean pork, eggs, turkey ham, sunflower seeds, vegetable oils, cider vinegar, peanut butter, whole grains, wheat germ, bran, soy, pecans, walnuts, peanuts,

a green

raw green leafy vegetables including cabbage, spinach, greens. sweet potatoes, yams. potatoes, potato skins, asparagus, avocado, raisins, apples, oranges, peaches and bananas.Pork loin roasts are great cooked in the crock pot and served as roast or pulled and barbecue sauce added for a great tasting sandwich, or chopped and chow mien made. Eggs are great deviled, turkey ham makes a wonderful sandwich on wheat bread with lettuce. Sunflower seeds are good in salad or as a snack. vegetable oils like soy and sunflower make great oil and cider vinegar dressings for salads. Raisin Bran cereal is great. A handful of nuts in a bowl with lunch or dinner is a healthy addition. Make salad. Make slaw. A baked sweet potato with butter is a delight. Potato skins are always good. Sliced avocado or guacamole is wonderful.  Asparagus raw chopped in a salad is delightful. Apple slices with orange segments, sliced peaches and chopped banana with a spoon full of whipped topping is a great dessert.

a cake

Group 3 helps regulate blood pressure, builds and maintains healthy bones and prevents insomnia.  Think oysters, smoked salmon, cheesecake, cocoa, almonds, yogurt, cheese, green vegetables, whole grains, milk and garlic. How about oyster stew, salmon steaks, salmon mixed with cream cheese, pimento, celery, drained picante on whole grain crackers is a true delight. A slice of cheesecake or custard is a treat. Cocoa and dark chocolate (sparingly) breaks the monotony. A cheese tray with grainy crackers brings smiles. Garlic is so healthy so have Italian food once a week with lean meat and tomato or Alfredo. Drink a glass of milk on occasion. Green vegetables include green beans, fried okra. Change it up for variety.

a pick

Group 4  aids with respiratory issues making breathing easier.  Eat pickles, vegetable juice, tomato juice, pickle juice, cider vinegar, bananas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, spinach and watercress. Pickles are a great garnish for any plate. V8 juice is a great drink to go . with a meal or as a snack. People with asthma often crave pickle juice and vinegar. It’s the potassium and magnesium.

a alf

Group 5  aids with disease resistance. Think alfalfa, cabbage, spinach, kale. lettuce and egg yolk.  Alfalfa sprouts are good in salad so is sliced hard boiled eggs, fresh spinach and kale. Cabbage is good steamed, fried and fresh in slaw.

a but

Group 6  regulates hair color and health. Desiccated liver capsules cause new hair to come in with colored pigment. also good are yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, citrus fruit and pineapple.  Fresh yeasty breads are wonderful. Make a biscuit batter and for the liquid add yeast. 1/4 cup warm water with 1 package dry yeast & 1tsp sugar. Let rise then add to biscuit recipe. Fresh pineapple is always good. Fresh squeezed orange juice at breakfast is a wonderful addition.

a glass

Group 7  promotes healthy eyes and vision. The sight givers are chicken, honey, lemon, chives, carrots. milk, yams, sweet potatoes, squash, cod liver oil, citrus fruits, Smoke a chicken or a turkey make a honey lemon glaze. Roast carrots, yams and squash and sprinkle with chives. Have a glass of milk to take that cod liver oil pill with or make some lemon pudding for a change.

a cran

 

Group 8  helps maintain the immune system. and prevents hemorrhoids. Start with cranberries, plums and prunes. Cranberry muffins and sauce are great on any day and not just holidays. Prune juice is good when heated and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Fresh plums always make a good garnish.

a tuna

Group 9  aids in fighting infection.They include white albacore tuna, eggs, green vegetables, sweet potatoes, yams, squash, carrots, pumpkin, papaya, cantaloupe, mango, strawberries, grapefruit. lemons, oranges and limes. Tuna salad with diced hard boiled eggs, pimento, sweet pickle relish and celery is yummy. Add some lettuce leaves & a slice or two of tomato.

a pie

Pumpkin pies are also good in July and all other months. Lunch tuna salad sand fresh strawberry garnish, pumpkin pie and a limeade.

a sal

It’s easy to grab an orange instead of a candy bar or a salad instead of an order of french fries. Think Healthy. Enjoy.

 

Works Cited;

https://unclewileys.com/index.php/content/view/37/34/

https://www.rd.com/health/healthy-eating/foods-that-fight-disease/