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Forty Years

Written for:  Poetic Asides #417 – Write a complicit poem.  For those who are unsure, complicit is an adjective that basically defines a person who helps commit a crime or some other form of bad activity. Forty years crept by, as … Continue reading

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Murder

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 10 Write a going somewhere poem.  Where is the poem going?  And who is traveling along? Or what?  And Why? A foul crime has taken place aboard the Orient Express. … Continue reading

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Bare Room

Written for:  The Twiglets #44 – “a bare room” Even a bare room has remnants of scents–a whiff of cologne in the closet, a hint of orange floor polish on empty planks of wood. Even a bare room can jar … Continue reading

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Mock Courage

Written for:  The Twiglets #39 – “boneless courage” Made his bones. Went out with the guys to celebrate his newly won respect. He basked, boasted, toasted, strutted. Next morning cops found him lying in the gutter, every bone in his … Continue reading

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Hidden

Written for:  Elizabeth’s Creativity Challenge – Day 24  Word:  Shadow He had no idea he was being shadowed by a detective. Rejected by a woman who discerned he was defective and dangerous–his psychopathic darkness having surfaced in daylight–he strangled her. … Continue reading

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Rage Unrestrained

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #276 Words:  drive, add, sit, spray, handle, mess, window, law, film, tray, pot, vent Broke the law, saw window, drove through it. No handle on rage. His venting  sprayed a mess of shattered  glass … Continue reading

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The Unskilled C.I.

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge – Day 5 For today’s prompt, write a wire poem. A wire poem could be about something that needs wires–like maybe a robot, TV, or automobile. But birds huddle on telephone wires, … Continue reading

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Another School

Written for:  Poetic Asides #370 – Write an evacuation poem. Today’s prompt is inspired by Hurricane Matthew churning through the Bahamas and toward the United States, but there are any number of reasons for people to evacuate. And myriad possible … Continue reading

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A Year In The Life Of America

Written for: Poetic Asides #365 – Write “a year in the life” poem. For today’s prompt, write a “year in the life” poem. It could be a poem about something that takes a year to happen, a summary of a … Continue reading

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Two-Timin’ Simon

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #261 words:  travel, charge, stretch, chip, bullet, slime, trust, sail, stay, stand, burn, crook You ain’t nothin’ but a slimy crook smooth-sailin’ around my cool waters. Well, I am not takin’ a bullet for … Continue reading

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