Ghost Sky Dragon Swirl Girl

She’s all fire
and ice
cream cone luscious,
rosemary and peppermint
wings swinging
toward a lollipop sun.

We’ve only
just begun;
she and me,
we’re gonna chalk our way
to clouds and the significant
(s)way of roadtrip tunes
and cherry-trimmed
treats that leave our tutus
only (s)lightly sticky.

We’ll find our
-selfs some dandelion kites
to have
and hold,
…………..{make a wish}
and then we’ll blow ’em.

We’re gonna watch that moon,
s  w  o  o  n
in all her amber glow;

Cuz here’s the thing you’ve gotta
know, it’s
she’s not just a poet.

……………………………She’s a poem.



It’s my Shawna Girl’s birthday today. She’s not just a light in this world; she’s a spark. I’m so thankful she’s in my world. 

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14 Responses to Ghost Sky Dragon Swirl Girl

  1. Jane Swanson says:

    This twirled me right into the ending.

  2. Shawna says:

    Are you kidding me with this, my beautiful best friend?! Thank you. This went straight to my heart and my joy center. I love you sooooo much.

  3. Olga says:

    I felt the overwhelming joy you have for your daughter in this poem. Wishing you both a wonderful holiday season. 🙂

  4. Shawna says:

    I see dandelion kitties hiding in there. 🙂

    Sure, sometimes they die (via hard-blown wishes), but they always come back, because of dandelion reincarnation/9 lives, and all that.

    I am also picturing peppermint(-sticky) kittens. Those naughty little things get into everything!

  5. Shawna says:

    Plus, I LOVE the word “swirl”!

    A lollipop sun? Are you “kitten” me? Tee hee. So cute!

    Love: “we’re gonna chalk our way”

    “and the significant
    (s)way of roadtrip tunes” … Yes please!

    treats that leave our tutus
    only (s)lightly sticky” … Yes!!!

    We really do need serious tutu wardrobes.

    The ending really pulled at my heart. I love you. 🙂

  6. This is so wonderful… especially the conclusion. I would love to be a poem too.

  7. Shawna says:

    You should use parens to turn “selfs” into “selfies.” 🙂

  8. ihatepoetry says:

    Shawna rocks. No question. Great poem, de!

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