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The Boy Who Came Home A Soldier

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2020 PAD Challenge – Day 10 For today’s prompt, take the phrase “The (blank) Who (blank),” replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, … Continue reading

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“innocent as air”

Written for:  The Twiglets #154 – “innocent as air” The air touches everyone, even those who are not innocent. innocent as air opinions and judgements unformed a newborn baby Do not blame unhealthy conditions on the air, for we have … Continue reading

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Working With Granite

Written for:  Sunday Whirl, Wordle #424 Words:  line, heat, year, safe, oil, finish, granite, single, scratch, discount, ship, seared Granite was discounted, and safely shipped. A flawless piece without a single scratch. This prompted further orders from the pleased manufacturer. One year passed. … Continue reading

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Wrong(ed) Man

Written for:  Poetics Aside #447 Write a release poem. Staunchly, he proclaimed his innocence from a cell for twenty-five years. Evidence pointed toward guilt until his case came up for review in light of DNA– not a match. At last … Continue reading

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Uncomplicated Years

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Nostalgia The word “nostalgia” comes from two Greek roots, nostos meaning ‘return home’ and algia ‘longing’. However neither poetry nor politics birthed the term, rather it came from ‘medicine’. In the seventeenth century nostalgia was … Continue reading

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