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Power Unleashed

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Mini-Challenge:  Juice (posted by Brendan MacOdrum) For this challenge, write a poem about power in your life and the world. Write about family or creativity or instinct, plugging in or playing … Continue reading

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The Open Sea

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #309 Words:  carry, sea, mean, shake, born, post, pick, trigger, string, beam, nothing, poor They carried his ashes out to sea, that sailor born with nothing but dreams. A Navy man, retired, drawn to … Continue reading

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No More Blood

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~War and Peace

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Here Lies . . .

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge – Day 18 Two-For-Tuesday  Write a life and/or death poem. Here lies Freddy, always up for travel–just not on the Underground. She climbed life like a mountain, each age brought new heights. She … Continue reading

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Crying Wolf

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge – Day 14 Pick a popular saying and make that the title of your poem, then write your poem. He threatened she called he behaved He broke ribs she called flowers forgave him … Continue reading

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Black Ribbon

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge – Day 7 Write a discovery poem. I do not need a reminder to recall my mother’s death. Found black ribbon in a binder. I do not need a reminder. Could I have … Continue reading

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In the Chapel

Written for: Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Fireblossom Friday: Incongruity Where setting does not match action or character does not match setting Gusts of gloom blew, seeming to follow mourners inside the chapel. He lay in a mahogany casket, looking … Continue reading

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Where Do Dreams Come From?

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #285 Words:  carved, brown, body, dreamed, doors, papers, fingernails, bled, fire, stone, soldiers, prayers I dreamed my fingers bled, broken by trying to hammer nails into stone. I dreamed of brown doors– thickly carved … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye To Childhood

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #278-Baker’s Dozen Words:  volume, now, machine, lounge, collide, symbol, couch, grave, card, cushion, groove, grind, never Volume of mourners gathered together at graveside was symbolic–a testament to love everyone had for this mother, mother-in-law, … Continue reading

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Side By Side

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Social Stigma Your Challenge: Compose a new poem with a motif of social stigma. “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”― Audre Lorde … Continue reading

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