A Poem For Bunkie And BeeBee


Once upon a time…it was a sweet time, it was.

Originally posted on Pam Tanzey, Artist:


Sunday Morning On Cameron Street

They run to the fence to bark at the same jogger

They see every morning.

She is long and shining so black beside his silver outline in this early light I squint

She pushes against him insistent.  She loves him.

She is his shadow.

She would rather have the jogger stop

And pet her

I can hear it in her voice

The Bell hound she has become, “No

Wait come back.  Pet me.”  But she stays back letting him be in front.

She loves him.  She is his shadow.

This is what he has taught her with so much pride,

This job he invented for himself when it was just the two of us lost and alone out here.

Now together across the frosted lawn their tails

Sway in unison

Like the Kit Cat clock in the kitchen where their

Bowls are.  Where I watch…

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Happy First Day of Spring Fellow Babies!


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“My Closest Friend…”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Friend in Need.”


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In Celebration of Pi Day – Duncan’s Dilemma


Happy Pi Day!

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A Room…A Word


A Room A Word

I’m glad you gave her

what I couldn’t.

A room of her own filled

with stuff that she loved,

what pleased her,

shoes with fringe and


a color tv,

that same velour recliner

you bought for all of your men,

patience for her unending

need of attention and

that bargaining chip that

I never shared with her, an

exchange of goods for


I had that with you though

the understanding that I

was there to be your audience

in my old shoes

and mismatched socks to ooh

and ahh over your newest

dress and feign envy

as if you were a princess, but

I was never jealous.

Not even once did I want to be you

or would ever trade places with you. Never

did I imagine myself a princess

or have need of admirers who

thought of me as such.

I’ve always known quietly

that I am the queen.

-Pam Tanzey

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Love in 10 sentences

Thank you themissiontomars for inviting me to share my thoughts on “Love” with an axiom of using four words in each sentence and each sentence to include the word- “love”and to conclude my writing with my favorite quote on love.



Love you excite me

You delight me Love

Love you astound me

You surround me Love

Love make me hazy

Make me crazy Love

Love I abhor you

I adore you Love

Love you’re a mystery

In my history Love.

-Pam Tanzey

My favorite quote about love-

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails

1 Corinthians 13:4–8a

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Poetry 201 Day Ten: Future, Sonnet, Chiasmus – Tell Me


Tell Me

Three pennies to throw for I Ching

Tell me oh wise one what truth will you bring

Tell me the future is in my command

Tell me oh wise one so I’ll understand.

But what future have I

If the past makes me cry

If the past makes me cry

Then what future have I?

Till your garden removing the weeds

And when all of the old weeds are gone

Find seeds you will love and plant them with joy

And know that it’s time to move on.

To welcome the future you must heal the past

Do whatever you must do and know it will last.

-Pam Tanzey

This poem was written for Writing 201:Poetry. The prompt today is Future, the Form is Sonnet (A sonnet has 14 lines of verse, this one is rhymes as ABAB BCBC CDCD EE) The Device is Chiasmus (a fairly straightforward reordering of words — where A and B are repeated as B and A)

Thanks for following along as I’ve learned the different poetry forms.

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Blogging 101 Day One Here We Go : Keeping an Eye on the CupCake


Poems and sketches and cupcakes…oh my!

Blogging 101 gonna give it a try

Badges and Headers and Widgets that’s why

Thanks, as always for stopping by!

(Two weeks of Poetry gets in yer blood!)

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Poetry 201: Day Eight, Drawer, Ode, Apostrophe – No More


No More

A shard of your mirror lies

in the drawer

The one you used to fool me

Until you let it slip

The one you used to rule me.

Pam Tanzey

This poem was written for Writing 201:Poetry. The prompt today is Drawer, the Form is Ode and the device is Apostrophe (a-POS-truh-fee) can produce such a striking effect in a poem: it occurs when the speaker in the poem addresses another person or an object (usually personified) directly.

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Writing 201 Poetry Day Seven: Fingers, Prose Poem – And I Walked Home Alone


And I Walked Home Alone

He was playing his guitar unaware of time or

waves of heat that hung above the sand and it was beautiful

just as I remembered from those summer nights when

June bugs crashed around the porch light.

Afterward we drank some beers and watched the moon come up

across the avocado grove.

He was playing his guitar and as I paused to listen

I watched his fingers dance across the strings just as I did

those summer nights so very long ago.

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