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“be fearless”

Written for: The Twiglets #202 – “be fearless” The lion said to the mouse, ‘be fearless.’ The mouse did not listen. If I were fearless, I would: go skydiving parachute jump ride a motorcycle not need any light in a … Continue reading

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Spirits of Halloween

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday Happy Halloween! (posted by Frank Tassone) “Feeling the goosebumps of this spooky season? Channel your inner paranormal, and write your blend of prose poetry and haiku, with allusion to Halloween. If inspiration … Continue reading

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Homeless Child

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration It’s Tragic! Write this poem: “The greatest tragedy is –––––––––” A child is left alone scared, hungry. You look at her and wonder how this can be. You bemoan– she looks young, … Continue reading

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The Foolish Eavesdropper

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #111 – What’s That Rustling in the Eaves? “eavesdropping” (posted by Kim) Under eaves surrounded by oak trees, a boy crouches in silence, listening to voices threatening violence. Shall he call the cops, … Continue reading

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Seasons Scuffling By

Written for: Poets and Storytellers United Writers’ Pantry #36: Change of Season (posted by Rosemary) “Hello wordsmiths, this is Rosemary. And we’re in September already – so soon! Here, it’s the beginning of Spring. For most of you it’s the … Continue reading

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The Kindness Of Strangers

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – July Covid-19 P.A.D. – Day 9 – “Doing The Dozens” “Through the years there have been some great motion pictures that have graced the “silver screen”. And these films gave us some memorable quotes. I … Continue reading

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The Need To Flee

Written for:  Poetic Asides #521 – Write an unsettled poem. Rapid heartbeats urge me to flee which cannot be. Stomach churns. At night–heartburn. I take deep breaths, think of what others are going through. Never think that it’s only you.   … Continue reading

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Ghost Town

For:  Poets and Storytellers United – Writers’ Pantry #18 – “Indulgences” (posted by Rommy) World is in a vise, gripped by a spaceship filled with a newly- discovered  virus. It has become the Black Plague  of our 21st century. Little … Continue reading

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Overwhelming

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2020 PAD – Day 27 Write a massive poem. A virus of massive proportion Days of death counts rising Frayed and frightened people quake. Protesters start uprising. When will this horror be contained? End of … Continue reading

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Skeptical

Written for:  Poetics Aside April PAD Countdown:  T-minus 2 “Write a hope poem.” My best hope now is for a genie in a bottle to grant me a wish of restored health and calmness. https://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides   https://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides

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