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Neighborhood Memories

Written for: Poetic Bloomings – Prompt #341 “Home Is Where The Poem Is” “Take the place you were born, where you grew up, or somewhere you lived, and use it is the base of your poem.” This poem is . … Continue reading

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Contents of Childhood

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration – Metaphor You “Write in your poem (any form) based on this metaphor: “A Chest of Childhood” Poem, story, diary, and book, Good Humor chocolate cake pop. Seems a breeze, now that … Continue reading

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Mr. Peabody

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Final Artistic Impression “Over Loved and Stuffed with Toril Fisher”  (Imagined by Margaret) “My earliest memory of “security” (other than my mother) is a flat, rather plain teddy bear, aka Teddy. He … Continue reading

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native town

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1673 Troiku Month (2) my native town “Today I have a haiku for you to create your Troiku with written by Santoka Taneda: my native town far, far away– hurgeoning trees. © Santoka Taneda my native … Continue reading

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Reminds Me Of . . .

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  “Comfort Smells”  (posted by Gina) “Today I ask that you write a poem about a smell that takes you to a time when you would just collapse into a safe place especially when … Continue reading

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Childhood Stuff

Written for:  Quickly Write a minute poem (60 syllables), 3 stanzas, each 4 lines.  First lines have 8 syllables, lines 2,3,4 have 4 syllables. I think of all my childhood toys metal slinky, wood tinker toys color form shapes Board … Continue reading

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Remembering Childhood

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads:  Micro Poetry ~ Binding With Briars                   (posted by Kerry) This weekend, our frame of reference is “Binding With Briars” – from the final line of the … Continue reading

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Uncomplicated Years

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Nostalgia The word “nostalgia” comes from two Greek roots, nostos meaning ‘return home’ and algia ‘longing’. However neither poetry nor politics birthed the term, rather it came from ‘medicine’. In the seventeenth century nostalgia was … Continue reading

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Folding Chairs

Written for:  The Twiglets – folding chairs Hard metal, cold folding chairs arranged at kid’s table whenever company came. Never comfortable. Folding tray tables, also popular in my childhood, were easily purchased provided you could sit for hours pasting green stamps … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye To Childhood

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #278-Baker’s Dozen Words:  volume, now, machine, lounge, collide, symbol, couch, grave, card, cushion, groove, grind, never Volume of mourners gathered together at graveside was symbolic–a testament to love everyone had for this mother, mother-in-law, … Continue reading

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