Monthly Archives: April 2020

Yakety Yak

Written for:  Blogging From A to Z – “Y” High up on the Himalayas, yaks make their home. Shaggy hair and thick wooly coats keep them adaptable to ice cold weather. Yaks have up-curving horns, and are sociable animals gravitating … Continue reading

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World View

Written for:  Go Dog Go Café – Tuesday Writing Prompt – “My World” A deep feeling of sadness permeates my world. Why does it feel overwhelming all at once, I wonder. Deaths of family, and friends, changes in relationships, dreaded … Continue reading

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Total Chaos

Written for:  Poetics Aside April 2020 PAD – Day 29 Write a “Total (blank)” poem. Pushing through aisles is absolute chaos Rushing to shelves of meat With mask, no visible smiles this virus is beginning to break us Pushing through … Continue reading

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iron gates

Written for:  The Twiglets #174 – “through iron gates” What will I find on the other side of iron gates? Cold to the touch like the bars on cages in the zoo weeds twist on brown grass neglect shows sorry … Continue reading

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Backward Joys

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2020 PAD Challenge – Day 28 Write a “look back and/or don’t look back” poem. Look back to what brings you joy A child’s face with cherished toy First romance with handsome boy https://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides   … Continue reading

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Xenarthrans

Written for:  Blogging From A to Z Xenarthrans are not part of life in our country. Fifty-nine million years ago, they appeared in South America, part of the group of armadillos, anteaters, and the ever popular sloth. Unique joints include … Continue reading

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The Warthog

Written for:  Blogging From A to Z Unlike its cousin, the pig, warthogs are darker, stouter, with tusks that serve as elongated teeth. If you fancy manes, warthogs have those as well. Not having good sight, warthogs have a tremendous … Continue reading

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Overwhelming

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2020 PAD – Day 27 Write a massive poem. A virus of massive proportion Days of death counts rising Frayed and frightened people quake. Protesters start uprising. When will this horror be contained? End of … Continue reading

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Content

Written for:  Sunday Muse #105 Done with this world, throwing in the towel. Foul diseases, people sneezing. I have a fish-eye view, sitting on my chair, gazing at ocean and sky. Why would I leave? The fish do not look … Continue reading

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Buyer Beware

Written for:  Sunday Whirl, Wordle #453 Words:  virus, stroke, fly, call, left, lock, singe, death, mask, sell, lose, spread His singed death mask went viral. Word spread. Calls, messages left. He was bereft of funds, so began to sell his … Continue reading

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