Tag Archives: Illness

Explanation To A Dog

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Terza Rima “Terza rima is a three-line stanza using chain rhyme in the pattern ABA BCB CDC DED. There is no limit to the number of lines, but poems or sections of … Continue reading

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Long Time Pal

Written for:  Sunday Muse #58 Ah, doesn’t that feel good, Samson? My hands will stroke your face and mane as long as you’d like. I remember riding on your back for the first time. I was terrified. An instant affinity … Continue reading

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old friend

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1669 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (16) white crane “Today I have a beautiful haiku by a classical master, Kikaku, an apprentice and very close friend of Basho. They loved each other dearly. Here is … Continue reading

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an embossed sky

Written for:  the Twiglets #93 – “an embossed sky” sky embossed in blue sun-streaking September day blotted out by ash   a memorial wall embossed in etchings names of the dead   Air declared safe by the governor as responders … Continue reading

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Witness

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Scream The Scream by Edvard Munch   Instead of anguish tearing up body and mind as I watch a dear friend slipping slowly from life, unable to speak as family and friends comfort each other, I … Continue reading

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A Tanaga

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Fussy Little Forms:  Tanaga (posted by Marian) For our weekend fussy form challenge, let’s head to the Phillippines and try the TANAGA. the tanaga is similar to haiku and tanka, being a … Continue reading

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Sight For Sore Eyes

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Fireblossom Friday:  “The Distorted Lens”  Your task is to write from the point of view of someone who is seeing reality through a distorted lens. Pairs, pairs, pairs– single does not exist … Continue reading

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The Worried Patient

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #311 Words:  chains, throat, surface, mixed, burst, nut, label, matter, punch, simmered, color, won Surface of her throat was the color of red fruit punch. Felt like rusty chains were being dragged over it. … Continue reading

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Why Am I Dying Alone?

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads, Flash 55 PLUS! Write a piece of poetry or prose on a subject of your choice in precisely 55 WORDS.  For the OPTIONAL EXTRA part of this challenge, I invite you to choose … Continue reading

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Waiting for Normal

Written for:  Poetic Asides – Write a “when everything stops” poem. I wait hours for normal vision and balance to return, rooms to stop spinning.

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