#VerseLove – Cherita

Day 6 of 30 of VerseLove (my April theme is Poems)

Mo Daley of Michigan is our host today for National Poetry Month in #VerseLove at http://www.ethicalela.com. She inspires us to write a Cherita with these words:

The cherita was created in 1997 by UK poet ai li as a tribute to her storytelling grandparents. In Malay, cherita means “story” or “tale.” The form consists of three stanzas- one line in the first, two in the second, and three in the third. You may link your cheritas if you wish. The poem is simply designed to tell a story. So I wrote one, entitled Oomph!

An oomph! at 3,446 feet can’t be good.

Atop Black Rock Mountain, I heard her –

She’d fumbled her phone.

But did I stop recording?

Heck, no!

I laughed – and we haven’t stopped since. 

The actual oomph! where she says, “I ’bout dropped my phone!”

Psalm 126:2 

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

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