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Carnivore Castle

Written for:  The Sunday Muse #27 They grow giant dandelions that grab you ’round the ankles, should you have the courage to venture that far. Steps slide as you face the door; braying of a banshee, if you ring the … Continue reading

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Are You Tempted?

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #216 – “Pandora’s Box” – What’s in the box? This poem is a box of weathered wood and rusted locks. Scares you, dares, you to open it up–contents dormant for years. This poem exploits … Continue reading

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Poe Woes

Written for:  April 2019 PAD Challenge – Day 3 Two-for-Tuesday – Write a stop and/or don’t stop poem. Edgar Allen Poe used blood and woe in tales so eerie the raven flew off–weary (also for https://poemsofgardengnomes.wordpress.com/

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Whistling From Below

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #345 Words:  whistle, yard, eggs, push, skin, muffle, pry, close, touch, clay, pit, listen Listen closely. Muffled whistles, haunting, pushing sound under my skin like pin-pricked goosebumps. Touch my face, feels wet, thick as … Continue reading

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Doorway

Written for Poets United Midweek Motif~Doorway(s) Your Challenge: Write a new poem with a doorway motif, one with doors open or closed. Darkness.  Crescent moon– Only arc of light to fall On face of brass knocker, Raising hairs on back … Continue reading

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The Aura At King’s Mill

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #322 Words:  dream, two, middle trim, blind, knock, sticky, drizzle, know, hill, mill, king She dreams an amber aura hovering two feet above King’s Mill, abandoned thirty years ago. She stands, blind to all … Continue reading

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A Threatening Triolet

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Fireblossom Friday:  “I Put A Spell On You” Sometimes, a duplicate of a living person takes form, called a Doppelganger. The double does things the original person is unaware of, but others … Continue reading

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Open At Midnight

Written for:  Play It Again Toads! – Words Count with Mama Zen (from August 7, 2013) Today, my friends, we gonna work some voodoo. Just take some everyday ingredients, a bit of the fantastical, stir it with your words, and … Continue reading

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The Prisoner of Grace

Written for Quickly Below are some random book titles. Avoiding any that are familiar, pick one or two that appeal to you, jiggle your curiosity, or send you off onto a tangent. Maybe you want to rewrite one of the … Continue reading

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Behind the Wooden Door

Written for Poets United Midweek Motif~The Door “Listen, there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go.”—e.e.cummings Thick wooden door is barred with iron. She wonders why she’s invited. In front of her stands lion- headed knocker. She … Continue reading

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