Pink Elephant

Pink Elephant NaamaYehuda (2)

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

There’s a very pink

Elephant on the sidewalk

With nail polish

Half done.

Children stare

Babies point

But many others walk on.

As in many a living room

Where elephants silently stand,

Perhaps New York City adults

Aren’t easily stunned.

 

For Square in September

 

Liberty Sail

Liberty sail IngeVandormael

Photo: Inge Vandormael

 

So she stands in the harbor

Greeting weary souls’ sails.

Her eyes had welcomed

The many

Who fled war, harm, travail.

She faced cannons

Of hardship,

Wept as terror sought

To prevail.

She marks the better

We can be,

The stories nations

Can be proud

To tell.

Through many storms

In the harbor,

She lights the way

In the gale.

As hate now amplifies sorrow

Seeking to see her bounty

Curtailed,

She hopes her pledge ‘cross the ages

Won’t become one made

To no avail.

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: our world

 

Pink Remembering

Pink park NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Spring recalls

How bushes previously bared

By frost and freeze,

Found a new lease

To bubble forth

A pink exuberance.

It is a good remembering

As fall emerges

To reclaim

The bushes’ leaves

Ahead of winter’s

Naked sleep.

 

 

For Pink: September Squares

 

Autumn’s Call

EarlyFall NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Trees will soon

Heed the call

To dress leaves

To enthrall

In the glorious

Ball

Foretelling cold

Yet to

Fall.

 

 

For the Sunday Stills challenge: Autumn

 

Pink For A Queen

pink patch NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

There was a small patch

Of pink

In the large sea

Of green.

Flowers with

Heads together

Like bouquets

Fit for a queen.

 

 

For the September Pink Squares Challenge

 

 

Questions of Color

Colorless park NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

What will be

Of the day,

He so wanted

To say,

If you suddenly

Drain

All the color away?

Will the birds’ calls

Remain?

Will leaves still

With wind sway?

Will it be

As before

Or fade wholly

To gray?

 

For Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Trees

 

Go Postal

zipline NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

If you’ve a parcel

To post

Or a letter

To hurry,

There’s a zip line

Ahead

So please

Do not tarry …

 

 

For One Word Sunday Photo Challenge: Rules

 

Not Amused

Not Amused NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

There is plenty

Not amusing

For this bovine

To project,

When she’s placed

Right where her cousin

Is being served

As steak.

 

For Kammie’s Oddball Photo Challenge

 

Remembrance Rose

Rose AvivRozenZvi

Photo: Aviv Rozen-Zvi

 

Reaching high to the heavens

Rising up

To the sky

A single rose of remembrance

Captured by a

Child’s eye.

So we pause for the many

Hate had barreled

To die,

And remember the courage

Of all who

Violence defy.

 

 

 

For Cee’s Flower of the Day

 

Haphazard Town

City Lights2 SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

One does not need a plan

To get lost

In this new town

She thought

Right before

She did.

 

 

For The Weekend Writing Prompt: Haphazard

Dedicated to my friend F.C. who at least had the wherewithal to call the local cavalry …