Visions From Kool Aid

photo by Chris Galford

So he lives!
Spray upon white brick
Smile, Ray Bans
Peace flashing
Visions from Kool-Aid breakthrough…
Sun beam reflects light

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The above poem, in Shadorma form, was written for One Stop Poetry’s Sunday Picture Prompt Challenge.  Chris G. took over and Lansing-graffitied the post for today. Check it out at One Stop Poetry.


“Shadorma is a 6 line poem (sestet) of Spanish descent with no set rhyme scheme. The shadorma is a syllabic poem with the following structure: 3/5/3/3/7/5″

32 Responses to “Visions From Kool Aid”

  1. Short and sweet.
    Nice poetry🙂

  2. What a fun poem! Took me back to the old kool aid ads!

  3. Freedom to express our views in any format either writing, graffiti, poem or otherwise should not come under any conditions…. He lives on.

  4. Sweet piece! Making light of a sometimes volatile topic.

  5. I think I just had a Kool Aid flashback. Your poem fits the goofy but cheerful image perfectly. Not of course, that you’re goofy or anything…Nice one, adam. I liked.

  6. Short and fun and you picked up the words well. Nice.

  7. Lovely work full of fun

  8. Koolaid breakthrough…nice he grew up! that’s rasta baby!

  9. lynne(the word bar) Says:

    So the Kool-Aid guy is as “kool” as he looks.. Fun poem..Liked your take on this!!

  10. peace!…yay…love the ray bans …cool shadorma adam

  11. i’ve only ever met one carrot who could play saxophone. well okay, it was this red haired dude.

  12. Ha! Mr. Kool-Aid! (The yellow punch flavor?) You nailed that one, Adam.

  13. made me smile.

  14. Like the light tone of the poem…was fun to read.

  15. love it! love, love the shadorma, sometimes i think in that meter🙂
    also, fair trade kool-aid? i’d buy that.

  16. Short and sweet🙂 nice and happy!

  17. ha, he does look like mr koolaid….nice play adam…

  18. it truly looks like the Kool-Aid guy….nice take peace and Ray Bans…bkm

  19. I always thought kool-aid was nasty, but this poem tastes good🙂

  20. Kool poem.😉 It has that hot childhood summer feeling.

  21. libraryscene Says:

    Takes me back to the old commercials, breakin’ through the wall; peace ~

  22. Adore that you show homage to Kool Aid in your piece! I love it! Short, sweet and summer fun all wrapped up in poetry. Much enjoyed! ~ Rose

  23. Kool-aid man has one thing to say on this matter…Oh yeah! Heh. Fine work Dustus!

  24. Sweet like Mr. Koolaid himself =) Thank you for including info on form Adam. I am learning!

  25. lovin the Koolaid man!

  26. Had to Google Kool-aid Man, couldn’t remember him. Love your happy choice in this, but I paused on breakthrough… (as you intended); so many thoughts flow fast through that breach. Can get deep there. Love it!

  27. moondustwriter Says:

    Too Kool!!

    Hope all is well Mr. D

  28. Alegria Imperial Says:

    Such a fun poem, Adam! I love that last line. Truth is, your poem is what inspired me to try out Shadorma! Thanks so much for this wonderful space and your poems.

  29. Fun poem. By coincidence, I wrote a Kool-Aid related limerick yesterday: Fried What???

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