#Inktober day 29 letter “Q” & haiku–lost lives

1-Inktober day 29- Q quandary-10-29-2018

quandary–
eleven lives lost
quickly engage–vote

© 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober Day 28 Letter “U” and haiku

1b-Inktober day 28- Letter U-10-28-2018

More thoughts for the lives lost in Pittsburgh.

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#Inktober day 27–Save Lives–Save Democracy-Vote

1-Inktober day 27-letter W-10-24-2018

Thoughts for the eleven lives lost in the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting.

rise weeping blue wave
walk that path–save lives–ensure
Democracy–VOTE!

© 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#Poetry Friday-#inktober- mother moon

1a-Inktober day 25- S mother moonshine-10-24-2018

mother moon 

silently,
   through layers of leaves
                        still holding on
                                    i spy your
                                          sparkling,
                                             spherical,
                                                           light

                       © 2018 Michelle Kogan

    Happy Poetry Friday! A short and sweet post today for our forthcoming Halloween… Celebrating Letter “S” for day 25 of #Inktober. Watch out for those ghouls, witches, and goblins–in whatever shape shifting they emerge…

…and remember early VOTING’s going on now

Checkout the full array of Poetry Friday posts at Kay McGriff’s blog A journey Through the  Pages. I’m looking forward to whatever she has planted on her site–Thanks for hosting Kay!

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#Inktober day 24 letter “R” sketch & haiga–

1-Inktober day 24- R remembering my father--10-24-2018 copy

Remembering my Dad who passed 2 years ago on Oct. 24th, xo

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#Inktober day 23 In Memory of Michael Bricis

1-Inktober day 23- P ppumpkins--10-23-2018

My inktober sketch and tanka poem today is in memory of a dear, kind, artist we just lost Michael Bricis.

PUMPKINS AND DIVERSITY (Letter “P”)
In memory of Michael Bricis–a master of the pen,
and whom we will all remember fondly.

Peaceful people like
Peaceful pumpkins that cross-
fertilize produce
unique, diverse species
with powerful perspectives.

© 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober day 22, 2018 Letter “O” & haiku

1-Inktober day 22-patiently waiting- megan--10-22-2018

oh so patiently
waiting , opal eyes steady,
open and ready…

© 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober day 21 2018 Letter “N” and haiku

1a-Inktober day 22-pumpkin numpkin letter N-10-21-2018

nary a moment
for nonsense but only for
you pumpkin numpkin.
© 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#PoetryFriday–Vote & #Inktober

1-Inktober day 18-19-Letter L10-17-2018

Happy Poetry Friday!

I’m here with a mix of poetry and art to raise consciousness for the US Midterm Elections. My illustration accompanies my poem which was inspired by Calef Brown’s prompt on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ blog site Today’s Little Ditty. We were to write a poem or tale  “that tells the story of two anthropomorphized objects.” Mine are letters, but I added a third voice in for kicks. Haven’t yet had a chance to post it at her site as the art is fresh off the drawing table. My art is also for #Inktober, which I have been partaking in all month.

 

L’EVOLUTON OF A POEM STARRING LETTER “L”
& INTRODUCING LETTER “K” AND “M”

Lovely letter “L” set out to compose a
List poem
But got sidetracked…
LLLLLLLLLLLLL,

He rolled the sound around in his mouth,
Looked over his shoulder, cleared his throat–
There’re too many lackeys not voting in the ‘lections.
Calling all lackeys for the last time to line up
And
Stop Lollygagging
Stop Lowbrowing
Stop Logjamming
It’s time for:
Lifting your voices
Loud and clear
Letting all know–

Pssst,Excuse me, Letter “L”
Remember you were going to introduce us… 

Oh la la la la la,
Which one of you can lockup this next ‘lection–

Me cried letter “K”
I’m kooky, kinky
Never kvetchy or uh klutz,
and last
I’ll help secure your kingdom.

Look at Meeee cried letter “M”
I’m always
Longing to Link Lively
Voters to a Lifetime of
Voting!

Letter “M” please step out of line
You’ve unlocked my lonely, lingering heart.
Together we’ll unleash
New love for the ‘lections,
Together we’ll lead the voters,
Together we’ll leave all lads and lassies longing for
The politics of the left,
And law and order will
Once again lead our lovely land!
Pssst remember, pull that LEVER and VOTE! 

© 2018 Michelle Kogan

 

Thought I’d share with you some pics and a video from the #Women’sMarchChicago March to the Polls that I attended last Saturday. It was in a word, INSPIRING. The message: to get out the VOTE; and one of the very special speakers, Heather Booth, who founded JANE in Chicago also added the importance of after and before to continue to ORGANIZE! Volunteering was mentioned a few times, talking to people in your own neighborhood and who may have similar views as yours but may not plan on voting or need a nudge–encouragement–letting them know their vote is important and needed!
#SwingLeft was represented there also and many other dynamic and fine speakers.

Here is your Charge–

If you are a citizen in the US
do your civic duty for the November Midterm Elections,
Go And
VOTE!

 

Brenda Davis Harsham at Friendly Fairy Tales is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup. She’s offering up a haiku about bees which is very tasty, so be sure to stop by–Thanks for hosting Brenda!

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#Inktober day 17 letter “J” & haiku

1-Inktober day 17-Garden Jamble10-17-2018

garden jamble
jungle vines autumns
jumbling by…
© 2018 Michelle Kogan

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