Tag Archives: Age

Dragon in the Doldrums

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle  #463 Words:  now, breath, hold, room, dread, shout, creep, inhale, cloud, want, crash, panic Never had a problem inhaling, holding his breath, and exhaling a cloud of fire that filled a room. He spread … Continue reading

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“so you say”

Written for:  The Twiglets #181 – “so you say” So you say you are a former Miss America? I’m not buyin’ it. So you say you love me and it will never happen again– liar! time speeds up with age … Continue reading

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Stuck Inside My Mind

Written for:  Poetic Asides – Day 2 – Countdown T-minus 9 “Write as escape poem.” I studied myself through my thoughts– tightly clenched. Old woman who could not find her way out of body or mind. https://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides

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Swallowing Fear

Written for:  Poetic Asides #512 – Write a disappointment poem. I could not disregard my fear– bike riding after years. Could I still balance myself? Loved it as a child. Rentals at the beach. Now winter wipes out the chance. … Continue reading

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They Come and Go

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Longing  (posted by Sumana) “What do you long for?” “I cannot resist sharing one of Ran’s poem I Come and Stand at Every Door.” [It’s a plea for peace from a seven-year-old girl, ten years … Continue reading

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Passed Young

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #265 – Young At Heart “Fill in one of the blanks and use that as you title.”  __________ Young   OR   Young ____________ I passed young on the road a while back, hitch-hiking, flowered with … Continue reading

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Dog’s Complaint

Written for:  Sunday Muse #78 His best work, he claims, is done outdoors where charcoal clouds can burst, pouring ice rain on us both. He is talented, hard-working–a perfectionist as you can see from his crumpled up papers in garbage … Continue reading

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Aging Actor, Few Choices

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration:  Curtain Call “Your poem/story begins with a character peeking out from behind a closed curtain.  Action!” A red curtain! Of course. She wouldn’t have it any other way. A soft gray would … Continue reading

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“you look older”

Written for:  The Twiglets #137 – “you look older” You look older than my Uncle Ted and he’s dead. Who says you look older? Oh, the mirror. As a teen she colored her hair to look older. As an adult … Continue reading

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Nod to Maya Angelou

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – July 11 – “The Poets I Wished I Was” “Claim a favored poet and try to write her/him in their style. We all say “I wish I had written that!” Well, now’s your opportunity to … Continue reading

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