June’s National Accordion Awareness Month. Now you’re aware!

Since Medium income is “bellows” expenses,
I took my accordion down to the square.
I realize my instrument offends the senses.
Tips bad, but bonding with my current mare. 😍

Background …

“Learn to play accordion. Practice while you’re traveling.”
This, my girlfriend advised. She wanted chicks ignoring me.
Home now, I…

Or a casualty of not being curious or…

How I was tricked into participating in World Naked Hiking Day

I shared with friend Laura I’ve got Monday blues.
Laura’s a writer, and my off-color muse.
“Bag your routine” she said, “hike in the buff.
It’s World Hiking Naked Day — show-off your stuff!”

When I said, “I’m up for that.” She rolled her eyes. …

Time to find a poem to go home with 😉

ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ chance to
ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ one-line dance.
ㅤㅤㅤ It’s goodbye, they said.
ㅤ ㅤ(shaking my head — There’s
good in goodbye?) But don’t cry.
ㅤㅤ While time together may’ve
ㅤㅤㅤㅤpassed, memories of
ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ ㅤus will last.

©2021 HHThorpe. All rights reserved.

My final one-line poem is inspired by…

NCiR’ Pilin’ On

A response to Joe Váradi’s translation, “Confession (Vallomás)”

Sir, your response I am pleased to receive
to the offer I thought we’d discussed.
I’m not sure we’re on the same page at this point.
Your double entendres have left me nonplussed.

Yes, I did write that I’d like to be friends.
I’ve heard you’re a man a woman can…

One Line Poetry Prompt for May 12, 2021

I’m blessed, right?
Surrounded by
caring friends,
loving family.
Why am I exhausted?

Don’t get me wrong.
I love being with people
because I hate
being alone
with my thoughts.

©2021 HHThorpe. All rights reserved.

Author’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Trying to tell the difference between what…

Does not include Mexico’s Independence Day

Saluting the occasion
of France’s invasion
that Mexico resisted —
most Cinco de missed it?
Not — you’re thinking,
Margarita drinking?
Corona pub crawls?
building walls?
David beat Goliath.
Celebrating the triumph!

©2021 HHThorpe. All rights reserved.

Author’s Note: Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo doesn’t commemorate Mexico’s Independence…

NCiR’ Pilin’ On

Inspired by Laura Sheridan’s “Happy Birthday, Will

Remembering William Shakespeare’s birthday,
Ms. Sheridan wrote a beautiful poem.
She praised the plays the playwright had penned.
With these fun facts, you’ll feel like you know him.

Will was eighteen; Anne was twenty-six.
With child was Hathaway when they were wed.
Anne birthed their daughter, followed by twins. …


Your poem is so charming.

It has my heart warming.

Rhymes that I should have heard

left me scratching my beard.

Rhyming I'd normally choose,

but your piece gave me a goose.

Rhymes or not, I'll live with both,

drawn to your flame, like a moth.


Harper Thorpe

Engaged citizen, poet, musician, humorist, family man. I value irreverence, soulfulness, and a big heart. Offering insight, introspection, shock & aw shucks!

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