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In Simpler Times

Written for Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Mini-Challenge:  “Out of Your Own Words”  (imagined by Magaly Guerrero) Grandma loved wearing red nail polish, fanning out her fingers in admiration. In her bedroom, silver brushes and combs adorned her … Continue reading

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When Holidays Change

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – MTB–How to Write a Villanelle  (posted by Frank) Hello, this is Frank Hubeny. Today’s form is the villanelle. Colin Lee used this form in a poem last month which gave me the idea to focus … Continue reading

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West To East

Written for:  Poetic Asides #391 – Write a reconnect poem. Moving back, west coast to east. Family, long-time friends– all of us are older now, and need each other.

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Their Fiftieth

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge  Day 19 Write a memory poem. Mom, I am thinking about Eating dinner with family gathered, Dad Making a toast On your fiftieth wedding anniversary, Recalling his words, You are the gem in … Continue reading

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Our Tiny Tree

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge – Day 13 Write a family poem Sad to watch your family shrink, especially a small sized one like ours. When I move back to my roots of family members, our tree will … Continue reading

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Scent Reminders

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads  (posted by Susie Clevenger) “Bits of Imagination”~Perfume ‘I am sure even reading the word perfume will take your thoughts to a favorite scent, be it from a bottle or the scented air of … Continue reading

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Values

Written for:  Quickly #25 – Value What do you value in your life– friend, pet, husband, wife? What do you value when you vote– ability, tranquility, civility? What do you value in your child’s upbringing– education, morals, or a bluebird … Continue reading

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Long Distance Waiting

Written for:  dVerse Poets – Haibun Monday #29  (guest host:  Michael) As your guest host today I am asking you to consider the concept of WAITING. We all do it at least once a day. We live in a world … Continue reading

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Written for:  Carpe Diem #1127 penitence The Road to Santiago, one of the most famous (and most  beautiful) pilgrimages has secrets, but also along the way you can find wonderful villages, cities and beautiful places like churches and cloisters. Somewhere … Continue reading

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Last Night

Slim blue candles burn in silver holders of menorah. On this last night of Hanukkah, no holder remains empty. Eight days of prayers always said by my father, head bent over candles’ light. When I was a child, Grandpa was … Continue reading

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