Tag Archives: Illness

Sight For Sore Eyes

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Fireblossom Friday:  “The Distorted Lens”  Your task is to write from the point of view of someone who is seeing reality through a distorted lens. Pairs, pairs, pairs– single does not exist … Continue reading

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The Worried Patient

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #311 Words:  chains, throat, surface, mixed, burst, nut, label, matter, punch, simmered, color, won Surface of her throat was the color of red fruit punch. Felt like rusty chains were being dragged over it. … Continue reading

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Why Am I Dying Alone?

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads, Flash 55 PLUS! Write a piece of poetry or prose on a subject of your choice in precisely 55 WORDS.  For the OPTIONAL EXTRA part of this challenge, I invite you to choose … Continue reading

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Waiting for Normal

Written for:  Poetic Asides – Write a “when everything stops” poem. I wait hours for normal vision and balance to return, rooms to stop spinning.

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Without Leaves

Written for:  Carpe Diem Theme Week 3: Magnolia Blossoms, haiku by Soseki Natsume; (3) ginkgo leaves are falling This week I will introduce haiku written by Soseki Natsume to you. when they strike the bell these gingko leaves are falling … Continue reading

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Cruel March

Written for:  NaPoWriMo – Day 4 – Write a poem in which you explore what you think is the cruelest month, and why. The month of March is cruel, not simply for inclement weather. March plays by its own rules, … Continue reading

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Grandfather’s Gift

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #233 words:  wire, possible, spill, head, keep, present, change, step, gift, skeletons, mouth, moon Moon spills over his grandfather’s old writing desk, a gift bestowed on him before the silver-headed patriarch stepped into the … Continue reading

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Snapshots of the Mind

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #232 Words:  cold, days, pause, gasps, loss, snare, angels, dust, dial, slap, left, remember Gasping on this cold morn, he feels a slap of wind, a momentary loss of breath. Staggers, snared in a … Continue reading

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When There Was Just a Bit Left

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads-“Play it Again, Toads! Welcome to the 24th Play it Again, Toads! where archived challenges of this Imaginary Garden come to life again.  Have fun exploring the sidebar (2011-2015) and selecting your own or … Continue reading

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November Reprieve

Written for Poetics Aside November Challenge 2015 Day 1 – Write a day after poem. Love of October marred by Meneire’s Third attack of this month, last night Why October? No one knows. Disgusted, and desperate, I need a respite. … Continue reading

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