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Open Fire

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Autumn PAD – Day 3 “This prompt sort of plays in with our first two prompts. A fire can combat the cold and could supply the smells of which we wrote. But what about fire? … Continue reading

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ghost warriors

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #41 Soliloquy no Renga “ancient warriors ghosts” “For this weekend “challenge” I will give you a hokku (or starting verse) to work with. The goal is to create a renga on your own and not … Continue reading

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“all too often”

Written for:  the Twiglets #81 – “all too often” all too often life seems unfair often, too many children are caught up in circumstances they do not understand all, too often, does not mean everyone All too often, she said, … Continue reading

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suffering

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday -“compassion”  (posted by Xenia) Children die every night on television. When do you register the fact that this slaughter is real? Is there any hope left in the hearts and minds of … Continue reading

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Oh Chute!

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Day 16 Write a poem that incorporates the idea of a child’s game.  (posted by Rommy) Oh chute, broken ladder, and I was going to prune that tree, you know, the one … Continue reading

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“a children’s game”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1392 – A Children’s Game  (Inspired by a poem of Rumi’s) playing doctor plastic tools and bandages innocence of children http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/

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Bound Together

Written for dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  Threads of Feelings  (posted by Sarah Connor) In 1739, Captain Thomas Coram opened the London Foundling Hospital. He’d been inspired by the number of destitute children he had seen on the streets of … Continue reading

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Another Day

Written for:  Poetic Asides #428 – Another ________ Another day, another shooting another casket, another child lost. More time wasting, leaders sit disputing. Another day, another shooting in blood and grief the country is stewing. No action taken, look what … Continue reading

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The Rage

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting the Bar:  “Brevity”  (posted by Frank) The theme today is brevity. In particular it is to write a poem with no more than five lines. There are no other constraints. The rage of … Continue reading

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Hurting Heart

Written for:  Poetic Asides #424 – Write a sick poem. One school shooting after another Each time new horror sickens my heart when I see their faces–father, mother. One school shooting after another Anxiety for our safety hovers, pall shrouds … Continue reading

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