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Lesson of War

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #325 Words:  clear, fury, mission, pay, test, war, taunting, body, lesson, dirt, slide, disbelief Lesson of war–there will be bodies lying in dirt, with buddies looking on in disbelief, grief of this mission. Fury … Continue reading

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Hair Powers

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads Camera FLASH! Are you ready for the flashbulbs to go off? Here is our photographic challenge for November. They used to burn witches at the stake. This is all a mistake, darling.  They … Continue reading

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Power Unleashed

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Mini-Challenge:  Juice (posted by Brendan MacOdrum) For this challenge, write a poem about power in your life and the world. Write about family or creativity or instinct, plugging in or playing … Continue reading

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The Open Sea

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #309 Words:  carry, sea, mean, shake, born, post, pick, trigger, string, beam, nothing, poor They carried his ashes out to sea, that sailor born with nothing but dreams. A Navy man, retired, drawn to … Continue reading

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No More Blood

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~War and Peace

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Here Lies . . .

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge – Day 18 Two-For-Tuesday  Write a life and/or death poem. Here lies Freddy, always up for travel–just not on the Underground. She climbed life like a mountain, each age brought new heights. She … Continue reading

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Crying Wolf

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge – Day 14 Pick a popular saying and make that the title of your poem, then write your poem. He threatened she called he behaved He broke ribs she called flowers forgave him … Continue reading

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Black Ribbon

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge – Day 7 Write a discovery poem. I do not need a reminder to recall my mother’s death. Found black ribbon in a binder. I do not need a reminder. Could I have … Continue reading

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In the Chapel

Written for: Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Fireblossom Friday: Incongruity Where setting does not match action or character does not match setting Gusts of gloom blew, seeming to follow mourners inside the chapel. He lay in a mahogany casket, looking … Continue reading

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Where Do Dreams Come From?

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #285 Words:  carved, brown, body, dreamed, doors, papers, fingernails, bled, fire, stone, soldiers, prayers I dreamed my fingers bled, broken by trying to hammer nails into stone. I dreamed of brown doors– thickly carved … Continue reading

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