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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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Tasting Childhood

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Empire of Scents (posted by Grace) Our poetry challenge is to dive into the world of scents. Drizzle your verses with spices, if you are a lover of food. Make us happy or sad, … Continue reading

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Childhood, A Picnic

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Picnic Summer gathered neighbors for a ride out to Valley Stream, Long Island carrying bulging baskets of food, coolers chunked with ice and canned sodas. Moms brought salads and tubs of cut fruit. Dads dared … Continue reading

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Growing Up Brooklyn

Written for:  NaPoWriMo – Day 18 Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates “the sound of home.” Think back to your childhood, and the figures of speech and particular ways of talking that the people … Continue reading

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Back To Innocence

Written for:  Six for Wednesday-1 from Brenda Warren & Elizabeth Crawford Katch Words: wonder, pushed, soul, wrong, clear, deep Sometimes I pass an iron fence, and the deep scent takes me back to playing iron tag. I look and listen to … Continue reading

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Tastes

Written for:  NaPoWriMo – Day 6 Write a poem about food. As a child, my variety of foods was limited. If vegetables were canned, they were banned from my tastebuds. Salad, if I had no choice, lay limp in a … Continue reading

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Bazooka

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub, Quadrille 3 We want a poem of exactly 44 words, including a word we provide. So far for Q44, we’ve danced…we’ve lulled. Today, I want us to bubble. Bazooka bubblegum tasted best. If you flipped baseball … Continue reading

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