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A Child’s Questions

Written for: Go Dog Go Cafe – Tuesday Writing Prompt (posted by Devereaux and Beth) “Use the words, ‘for reasons they don’t understand’ in a poem.” But, where are we going? Why do we have to leave? I won’t see … Continue reading

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A Teller of Tales

Written for: The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #451 Words: mouth, fluttered, door, ghost, sky, spring, step, weaving stories, boom, scuffling, temples Stories swept along from the mouths of one generation to the next. They told of ghost figures tattooed on his … Continue reading

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Young, Broken Hearts

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics: After St. Valentine’s Day he left the building. (posted by sarahsouthwest) “Write a poem about the Valentines that didn’t happen. The lost loves, the ones that didn’t work out: the holiday romance whose … Continue reading

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Street Games

Written for: Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #93: Kid Stuff (posted by Rommy) “Write about something you really enjoyed in childhood.” Street games of any kind played on cement. Never wanted to stop and go home. Statues, Iron Tag, … Continue reading

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Tales Told

Written for: Sunday Muse #167 Half a shipwreck, no deck, no sailors, just a rusty chain hanging down among the stones where it washed ashore. Clouds impose their steely swirls onto this hulk. In Summer, we climbed up the sides, … Continue reading

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The Days of Lemonade

Written for: Go Dog Go Cafe Tuesday Writing Prompt (posted by Devereaux and Beth) “Write a poem using “lemonade days”. Children set up a stand selling lemonade in days of Summer. Friends lent them a helping hand, dependent of course … Continue reading

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Party of Hunters

Written for: Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #69: Of The Hunt (posted by Magaly) “I invite you to write poetry or prose from the point of view of a character or speaker who is hunting, being hunted, or both.” … Continue reading

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Silvery Season

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #317 Christmas Word Cloud “Using this word cloud, write the gift of a poem for the rest of us. The RED words tell the Santa story; the GREEN touch on the Nativity.” North Pole’s … Continue reading

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Gerard Giraffe

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #316 Holiday Characters “This time of year, the television programming is inundated with holiday specials featuring animated characters like Buddy the Elf, Frosty the Snowman, Nestor the Christmas Donkey, etc. Imagine a character for … Continue reading

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Protected By the Moon

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Prosery Monday: Moonbeams and Moon Dreams (posted by Merrill) “Prosery is prose that includes a line from a poem. I will give you the line, and then you incorporate it into a short prose … Continue reading

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