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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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Pick Up The Phone

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – “Something’s Missing” Sometimes things end up looking like a gap-toothed smile because something is missing. It could be a vital something or just a thing that makes you feel a bit uncomfortable. Write that something. … Continue reading

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Tragedy

Written for:  Poetic Asides November Chapbook Challenge – Day 10 For today’s prompt, write a tragic poem. Two courses of action here: Write a poem that is heavy, or write a poem that is light. Or write a poem that … Continue reading

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Mowed Down Dreams

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads, Kerry Says ~ It’s Blowing in the Wind Our Challenge today is to select a line or lines from the work of Bob Dylan, and use it as the spring-board for a poem. … Continue reading

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