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How We Live

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2020 PAD Challenge – Day 18 Write a message poem. This is not a time to think only of “I”. Pandemic status pleads that you don’t forget others–the homeless, those whose bellies feel empty–standing on … Continue reading

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“holding light”

Written for:  The Twiglets #170 – “holding light” She was enchanted by fireflies holding light. Lit candles hold their light, flickering and tattooing shapes on the wall. people close to me take away light held inside their death dims my … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Roundel Here are basic guidelines: 11 lines three stanzas (quatrain, tercet, quatrain) the opening of the first line becomes a refrain of the fourth and 11th lines and rhymes with lines two, … Continue reading

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Suffocating Darkness

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration – Sexton’s Room “WRITE A SOMETHING INSPIRED BY THIS LINE FROM ONE OF ANNE SEXTON’S POEMS:” “THE BLACK ROOM TOOK US LIKE A CAVE” Dark, dark, dark. I could not see my … Continue reading

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Lady of Death

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #2: Myth-placed  (posted by Rommy) “Today I’d like you to craft your pieces around the idea of a mythological time or place. This challenge is open to both poetry and prose pieces … Continue reading

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D.U.I.

Written for:  Sunday Whirl,  Wordle #432 Words:  middle, hope, divide, rally, reign, resign, villain, disguise, shade, chain, shoot, shame One afternoon in November when clouds reigned over sun, middle divider on highway was slammed by a villainous drunk driver. Shame … Continue reading

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Picturing Black

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  On Shades of Black  (posted by Anmol) “This is Anmol (alias HA) and I welcome you to another week of dVerse Poetics. Today, I am prompting you to think of what comes to … Continue reading

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Cop Culture

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Found Poetry “FOUND poetry is all about taking words that were not meant to be a poem in their original form, and turning them in to a poem. These words/phrases/sentences come from … Continue reading

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My Last Day

Written for:  Poetics Aside #489 – “Write a death poem.” Flawless beach day.  Amorous lover helps me erect a sensational turreted sandcastle. We amble along shoreline, enthusiastic as kids over fan-shaped and nacreous shells. A plaintive cry of seagulls echoes … Continue reading

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Perils of Plastic

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Plastic Bags  (posted by Susan) “So. I still use plastic bags quite often, mostly for food and for keeping books dry next to my water bottle. My friends use plastic bags to pick up what … Continue reading

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