Tag Archives: death

“a great silence”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1391 – A Great Silence  (Taken from a poem of Rumi’s) birds sing leaves rustle no human sound © Chèvrefeuille   Here is my attempt: sad silence one voice less that makes me smile a good friend is … Continue reading

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Flower Feud

Written for:  Hedgewitch Flash 55 Pink peonies protest the addition of red geraniums, citing their dull appearance. Geraniums joke, remember, we live longer than you. In the end, it is the poppies that must remind all the flowers of the … Continue reading

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sculpted

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1309 – Earth’s First Clay  (verse of Khyyam) With Earth’s first Clay They did the Last Man’s knead, And then of the Last Harvest sowed the Seed: Yea, the first Morning of Creation wrote What the Last … Continue reading

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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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