Tag Archives: Illness

Respect for Dignity

Written for: Poetic Asides PAD November 2020 Challenge – Day 27 “For today’s prompt, write a what’s next poem. Do you see hope and optimism? Are you only able to see doom and dismay? Or is it possible you can … Continue reading

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Days of Dark Times

Written for: Poetic Asides PAD November 2020 Challenge – Day 10 “Today is another two-for-Tuesday prompt day. You can pick one prompt, pick both prompts, or even write one poem that attempts to do them both. For today’s prompt: – … 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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Light Torn Away

Written for:  Sunday Whirl Wordle #452 Words:  dream, torn, light, lift, mourn, tiny, fire, truth, shy, shock, lock, stories Light torn from day lifted away, and replaced by a firestorm of shocking illness. We are locked in a nightmare of mourning … Continue reading

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Color Associations

Written for Sunday Muse #99  (posted by Fireblossom) She paints an apple in black patent for contrast to inner snowy fruit, bolder than rosy reds or Granny Smiths. Thinks of Snow White and the poisoned apple. Illness is seen as … Continue reading

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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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