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All Thoughts Have Merit

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD – Day 15 “Write a prediction poem.  Make a prediction, write another person’s correct or incorrect prediction.” She said, careful, rain storms tonight thought she was right He said our snowstorm would be … Continue reading

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Feeling of Harmony

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 #240 – Motivation:  Harmony Think of how harmony comes into play in your world and write that thought in a poem. “synchronize with the nature order of life” When a group of friends or family harmonize, … Continue reading

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Lou

Written for:  The Muse #48 They called her Lou. She sang, performed on stage at times. Great -Grandma Eloise, an unforgettable character. Liked her liquor, jewelry, and dance. This is her old Victrola, a book of poems of which she … Continue reading

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Moving is Traumatic

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #239 – Motivation:  Nurture “grow and develop through encouragement” “Write a nurturing poem, or of a moment that had contributed to your growth.” When I returned to New York after eight years of living in … Continue reading

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losing branches

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Season Your Poetry Part II (posted by Toni) “Matsuo Basho invented the Haibun form during the Edo period while travelling on a journey – for enlightenment! He kept a daily travel journal … Continue reading

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Pilgrims Had No Black Friday

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #220 – “RUSHING THE SEASONS” “As we near the holidays, a lot of people seem to be in a hurry – rushing here, rushing there, rushing the holidays, the hustle and bustle is a … Continue reading

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Course of Eight Years

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – “Frustration and Heartbreak  (posted by Frank) Frustration and heartbreak are risky themes. The characters expressing these emotions of weakness look silly to some. That’s the risk. The reward, however, for writers who successfully take … Continue reading

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Learning How Hard Life Can Be

Written for:  Poetic Asides #449 “For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Learning (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: “Learning … Continue reading

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Years Later

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Fussy Little Forms:  Cavatina (posted by Marian) “Just recently came across this older Italian form, but to me, it seems like a sonnet variation–kinda? It features rhyme and syllable counting that together … Continue reading

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Under A Tin Roof

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 8 Write a family poem. Those southerners, Maggie and Brick had issues–who would Big Daddy pick? Mae and Goober had kiddies who rehearsed sappy ditties to sing to Big Daddy, … Continue reading

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