Thursday, March 17, 2016

Just One Miracle

Just one miracle
Just one prayer
To get me out of total despair

I must be strong
I must be brave
It’s too soon to go to my grave

I’m scared to death to die
Please stay by my side
If the day should come
Please stay, don’t run

Some days are filled with darkness
Some days are full of light
My favorite ones are the ones that make me smile bright

Sitting in the hospital, waiting on results
Hands sweating, heart beating fast
Finally the doc comes at last
Smile on his face
Best news
You’re in remission



3 years ago this September I was diagnosed with stage IV inoperable lung cancer. I was given 1 - 5 years to live. They were leaning towards the one year.  I’ve been in remission now since December 2014. I am still undergoing chemo as a precaution and handling the chemo quite well.


 I wrote this poem for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch. In 99 words (no more, no less) write about the idea of “just one.” 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Monster Under My Stairs

There’s a monster living under my stairs
How do I know?  I’ve heard him there

While trying to be as quiet as a mouse
He’ll sneeze and shake the entire house

He’s big, he’s hairy
He’s very scary

One step, two steps, three steps, four
Did the monster hear me open the door?

Five steps, six steps, then onto seven
Will I make it down to eleven?

Holding my breath all the way down
Hoping the monster has gone and left town

If you dare go down my basement stairs
Watch out for the monster
He may be there


This poem was written for a Flash Fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch. In 99 words no more, no less, write a monster story.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Universe - A Haiku



Intergalactic

Beyond imagination
Waits Discovery

Dust Bunnies

Dust Bunny



Rabbits multiply one, two, three
As do dust bunnies, just check and see

Get down on your knees, look under your bed
Don't be scared, it's okay
They're not alive, they're all dead

All those dust bunnies are waiting for you
To clean them up as they grew

Under the couch, under the chair
Dust bunnies not stopped can be everywhere

Get out that mop or vacuum cleaner
Become a top notch dust bunny screener

If you are sneezing and cannot stop
You may be allergic to this new dust crop
More than likely it will go away
When you get rid of the dust bunnies today

Don't wait till Spring, do it now
Clean them up and take a bow


© 2010 Susan Zutautas


Saturday, March 5, 2016

A Broken Heart - Haiku

Heartbroken alone
Hard to go on without you
Life seems so empty


Pillows drenched in tears
Sleepless nights of reflections
Emotional wreck

Love can be blinding
Ignored all the warning signs
Feeling like a fool


Paralyzed confused
All trust disintegrated
Friendship buried

© 2012 Susan Zutautas

Tuesday, March 1, 2016