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“tired old words”

Written for:  The Twiglets #129 – “tired old words” See what you made me do. No. I swear I’ll never hurt you again. You know how much I love you. old words fresh wounds overcome by exhaustion, too tire, too … Continue reading

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Closed Chambers

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #404 Words:  walking, soft, song, trials, heart, back, hope, booth, gate, cement, surprise, mercy Trials of the heart deserve mercy. Once a soft song of hope filled the chambers, but strangers left the gate … Continue reading

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Love’s Demise

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 30! Write a Stop and/or Don’t Stop poem. You are crushing my heart, I never thought we’d part–’til now. We may have had our rows No reason to break vows … Continue reading

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A Sijo

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings – InForm Poet:  Sijo “Sijo is the classic form of unrhymed poetry in Korea. Sijo have three long lines. Each line varies between 14 and 16 syllables, with the middle line the longest. The first line … Continue reading

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fool

Written for:  Haiku Horizons – “fool” he says good-bye, her eyes pool with hurt, she says, what an April fool https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/

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Reaction and Love

Written for:  Miz Quickly – #5 – Write Hard “Each of the following lines from The New York Times is likely to provoke an emotional response of some kind. Choose one of these or write a VERY BRIEF simplification of … Continue reading

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Echo of Broken Words

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #304 Words:  whistle, prints, echo, thread, ring, apart, wheel, broken, gnaws, fall, touch Echo of your broken words rings in hollow tones, whistle-threads that tangle, and gnaw at my insides. Like a damaged wheel … Continue reading

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Get Her Out Of Your System

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge – Day 16 For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) System,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. … Continue reading

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Howling in the Street

Written for:  Quickly’s Thursday “Too Much of a Good Thing” How do you know when to quit? How do you learn? We are choosing a prompt from a listing. My choice is:  She was howling. Animal shriek.  Wolf loose in … Continue reading

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A Hug

Written for:  1sojournal – Day 14, Creativity Challenge-“Hug” Hugs are versatile. Lovers meet after long absence, and cling to each other. Is a friend sad, upset, rueful, in mourning? No magic wand exists to vanquish pain, but a gentle hug … Continue reading

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