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Long Gap of Changes

Written for: November 2021 PAD – Day 29 “Write a next poem.” When next we get together, sooner I hope than this last gap of fifteen years, while we cope each with their own demons, through cigarette smoke. So splendid … Continue reading

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“happier than her”

Written for: The Twiglets #220 – “happier than her” My dogs are happier than her dogs– they get to take walks. Her positive attitude accounts for her being happier than her negative brother. child sees happy frog he frolics on … Continue reading

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Ski Adventure

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge Two-for-Tuesday Write a worst case poem – what’s the worst that can happen? Write a best case poem.  Take the worst and reverse it. She is not a skier. Wobbled in boots, … Continue reading

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Love Later in Life

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting The Bar:  “Repetitive Forms”  (posted by Jilly) Your challenge, my fellow poets, is to write a Form Poem that makes use of Repetitive Lines. There are many poetic forms that use repetitive lines … Continue reading

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New Friend

Written for:  The Sunday Muse #18 Tiny, trusting that I will do you no harm. My arm held steady, hand still as you perch. My heart lurches with a happiness I have rarely known. http://thesundaymuse.blogspot.com/

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Dalai Lama

Written for:  Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1211 – The 14th Dalai Lama The name Dalai lama is a combination of the Mongolic word dalai meaning “ocean” and the Tibetan word (bla-ma) meaning “guru, teacher, mentor”. He was a vegetarian for … Continue reading

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A Boy In Love

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2016 Challenge – Day 20 What goes unsaid?  e.g., unrequited love, hidden contempt, spoiler He could never say it aloud for fear of starting to stammer. Instead he lived under a cloud, depressed but ever … Continue reading

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Tent of Lights

Written for:  The Mag #297 Under my tent the city vanishes. Step into the light. Quite a selection of magical gifts awaits you. Trees that talk, gingerbread houses filled with surprises, and confections that melt on the tongue. Step into … Continue reading

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A Fit Moment

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2015 Challenge – Day 30 “Let the Moment Begin” poem. Life is filled with moments–good and bad–and they all have to begin sometime. Share yours (in poetic form) below. No, you cannot go to the … Continue reading

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One Poem

Written for:  Creative Bloomings #177, “A Spark of Ideas” Create a poem inspired by a line in a Margaret Atwood poem: “We are learning to make fire!” One poem leads to others, notebooks pile up crammed with writing and crossing … Continue reading

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