Keys of Ups and Downs

๐Ÿ“ธ Picture-Prompt-Poetry Wednesday!

This week’s pic depicts a pair of two hands playing a keyboard piano.

Once upon I sat to play
Surged out feelings I can’t say
An aged keyboard taught to me
Ups and downs of diff’rent keys

Tuned from higher, lower chord
My swift fingers tapped the board
Feeling lost in the melody
As new thoughts, lit up in me

So from that I recognized
Like the sharps and flats combined,
A vibrant life that I’d be fond
Comprise of not just single sound

– Maya ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™

My Travel Buddy (Tri-P Wednesday)

๐Ÿ“ธ Picture-Prompt-Poetry Wednesday!

Good day everyone!
This week, for the Tri-P weekly entry, I’m joining in a photo prompt from the blog segment What Do you see #187, hosted by Sadjie

๐Ÿ“ธ Grin
How cute!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™

So for today, I chose to hike
Point out the place and brought my bike
Ready to go, then realized
My little buddy can’t stay behind

Fetching him back at Dolly’s house
I plan to get him, then announced
Hiking is fun with company
Hence, trip buddy must come with me

So off we went to the mountain trail
Jumping happily, wagging his tail
My little buddy didn’t fail
As we both chase the calming gale

Whenever plan on having fun
Don’t forget to bring someone
A little friend with fur or fam
Two precious things are better than one!

This was the scene that came to mind while looking at the photo. I haven’t tried hiking with my dogs yet, but I know they’re really fun to have a trip with, so I might as well try for a little buddy-hike adventure sometime. LOL.

What do you think of this post? What do you also see in the photo? (To answer, you can participate in the “What Do You See” prompt here).
Do you travel with your dog? Moreover, have you ever tried hiking with them?

Featured photo from Tumblr, Pinterest

Tri-P Wednesday: When Time Runs Out

๐Ÿ“ธ Picture-Prompt-Poetry Wednesday!

This week's featured picture shows an art of a non-digital clock, held in a man's hand. 

The photo is from Sunflowerman, Pinterest

Here it goes:

When the tick-tock slows down at one moment
And things make flash before they cease

When darkness usurps the dazzling shroud
As the sun faintly hides behind the clouds,

It is time for a quick decision
On how to use remaining strength,

To do what you’ve never been done
Or to live the life of a chosen one

To eat the best or worst-tasting meal
To be saved, or perhaps to be awakened

To abide by teachings or to develop your own
And make a difference before leaving soon

To believe in people’s goodness and make it real
So one last time, you help them heal

Whatever choice it is
Choose the unforgettable before time runs out,
The meaningful deed, and the one that counts

Every Wednesday I upload poems based on the featured photo for the week. You can see my first Tri-P Wednesday entry here. 

What do you think of this post? Do let me know in the comment section!

Thanks for reading Lovies!

-Maya ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฐ

Tri-P Wednesday: Old New Teddy

๐Ÿ“ธ Picture-Prompt-Poetry Wednesday!

I’m now gonna start posting poems inspired by art pics every Wednesday.

I quite had a hard time facing blogging so I thought of doing prompt poetry once a week for blog content. I will also be doing this for the following three reasons:

1. Picture prompt is convenient and it makes writing poems easier for me, specially in quick writing.

2. I love scrolling through Pinterest, so I’d be using arts from there as subjects.

3. Going back to my goal which is to improve in writing, I want to write more to enhance my poems and eventually have a cleaner entries.

The featured photo for today shows a set of old stuffed toys. There is a white teddy on the left, sitting dreamily.

So here’s for this week:

Old and worn, but still so dear,
My little teddy, I hold near
Its stitches unraveling, it’s fur worn thin,
Memories flood back, looking at him

How many hours did we play,
Me and my teddy, every day?
My old little teddy, I used to feed
How great of comfort in times of need

From battles fought to tales I spun,
Memories of childhood, that kept me young
And though this teddy may look so old,
With my arms and heart, I will still hold

Teddy reminds of a beautiful past,
And memories that will forever last
My little teddy, through time, has worn,
But your undying value remains unshorn.

What do you think of this post? Let me know in the comment section. Good day, friends!

Truly, Maya ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Featured Image from Wang Fine Art, Pinterest


One dismal night, when all was quite
Behind the clouds of mundane white
The moonlight sheen shaded the sky
Above it all, it gleamed so high

Illuminated the dark in sympathy
That warmed my heart, then felt weary
At last I found good company
Moment in time, heart flowed with glee

During dark nights, it tranquilized
Outshone the bleak along with stars,
Soothed up my wounds and healed my scars
But relying quick was not so wise

It went hastily as how it came
Being attached, turned out so lame
Things didn’t go as how I pleased
When peace from what I found have ceased

Whatโ€™s left of hopeย have gone with nights
Didn’t return, ignored all cries
On cloudy dusk of such a gloom
I learned new thing, a one that’s doomed-

I can’t keep all love ones to stay
None lasts so long, and so I say
Those I’m still with, who’ve never worn
Their being here’s something alone

Featured ๐Ÿ“ธ Credit

The Red Canoe

No one steered the canoe when it came back

Floating by the waves of still
Smudged with scarlet paint

There was no shaggy looking man
In the seat
Waving and laughing like I had expectedย 

My mind made a flash on his promising smile before leaving
Vested and armed as he went
Reassuringly told me “I will come back”

I sought for a clue,
A sign of life – barely fighting arms, or whatever spared on war
On its minuscule, will ignite the smallest hope

However, a row it only has been
A red canoe on it’s own

I closed my eyes and,
tears after tears fell through them
Sorrow engulfed broken heart

Image Credit- The Red Canoe by Paul Hedley Thompson