Tag Archives: Funny

How To Treat Old Age

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Ode to Age You may write about youth, old age or even about a distinct period of history or literature. “Why so scrawny, cat? Starving for fat fish or mice…. Or backyard love?” — Basho … Continue reading

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Twists

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics,  “Twisted Adages”  (posted by Jilly) “For this week’s Poetics, we will start with an adage, or several adages, but we won’t stop there. I am asking you to craft your poetry around an … Continue reading

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A Look Inside the Medicine Cabinet

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics – “Medicine” White-capped orange bottles line top shelf. I need to discard outdated medicines, and would if only I could read the dates. Seems to be more dog pills than human’s. Shame I never recall all of … Continue reading

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Restaurant Ambience

Written for:  Poetics Aside #435 – Write a reserved poem. New restaurant, let’s try it. We walk in little bit before dinner crowd decides it is late enough to dine. Maitre d’, haughty in his penguin garb, looks us over. … Continue reading

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Where Am I?

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  “This One’s On Me”  (posted by Paul) We are of course a pub where only virtual drinks are drunk and where the the real selection on offer is the talent of the group … Continue reading

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A Evening On The Terrace

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – Hometown Haibun (posted by Mish) Think hometown. Bring to life a scene or experience from your hometown, whether it be a childhood or adult memory. Reminisce. Relive a moment. Describe to … Continue reading

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Ogden’s Giraffe

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Challenge:  Play Tennis With A Ghost  (posted by Brendan) Take a poem by another poet and write a response in the form of a letter. The Giraffe by Ogden Nash I … Continue reading

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From The Lips Of The Hookah-smoking Caterpillar

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – “Rhubarb”  (posted by Paul) What character(s) might have found a home in your psyche? How would they write if they were to pen a poem? Today I would ask that you tune … Continue reading

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reluctant hands

Written for:  The Twiglets #57 – “reluctant hands” Reluctantly, he hands her the remote. You can have capable hands, yet be reluctant to use them. My hands are reluctant to clean the house There once was a man so reluctant … Continue reading

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A Snarkey-Barkey Place

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Camera FLASH!  (posted by Kerry) Come trip with me, flee, my undernourished friends. Now I know you are weary -teary of being underground– let me expound. I speak of a snarkey-barkey place … Continue reading

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