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A Realist Poem

Written for: Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #89: Keeping It Real (posted by Rosemary) Wikipedia tells us that Realism in art (including literature) is ‘the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality.’ It tends to focus on ‘the … Continue reading

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Long Silvered Locks

Written for: Sunday Muse #177 Ach, it is becoming too difficult to braid the hair I have stubbornly sought to keep. Deep veins and liver-spotted, arthritic hands, are gnarled like an old tree. Honey, would you please help me finish … Continue reading

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“it’s not you”

Written for: The Twiglets #221 – “it’s not you” Spotted a dark-haired man, tall with a familiar gait– but it wasn’t you. It’s not you nor is it me we just were never meant to be. mourns over loss of … Continue reading

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Cold Whisper

Written for: Go Dog Go Cafe – Tuesday Writing Prompt (posted by Devereaux and Beth) “Use the phrase “as winter whispers” in any form.” as winter whispers he catches the ear of Spring my days are numbered https://godoggocafe.com/

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Three Chapters of Me

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #304 My Life In Words “Your auto-biography begins here. Break up your life (up to this point in time) into three chapters. Give each chapter a title. Write three brief poems (one for each … Continue reading

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Self Analysis

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #297 – Survival “Write a survival poem.” Many of my actions remain mysteries to me. Yet, at my ripe old age of seventy-one, some glint-hints of light show through. I have moved often, and … Continue reading

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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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