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Poetry Pokes At the Mind

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Mini-Challenge, “Resistance” – (posted by Brendon) Mailer once said you should never fall in love with your own writing, because when that happens it means you’re writing crap. But how are … Continue reading

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Twitter Me This

Written for:  Poets United  Midweek Motif~”a bundle of contradictions” (from Ann Frank’s last letter)  (posted by Susan) Make one new poem with the motif “a bundle of contradictions.” Alternatively, make a new poem with a motif inspired by Anne Frank. … Continue reading

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This Poem Is A Rumor

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #332 Words:  light, nothing, ditch, vine, mighty, silver, boil, lost, tell, middle, rumors, seams This poem is a rumor, a whisper of light and loss traveling up silver-seamed vines, growing from nothing but colored … Continue reading

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See Through Closet

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #324 Words:   bellow, deny, sly, weave, rent, drop, decline, smile, child, fate, blossom, closet Do not bellow at me. I will drop you like a stitch unravel your weave to twisted yarn, pluck you … Continue reading

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Altered Sayings

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads Recycle a Saying (Poetry and Flash Fiction with Magaly) I invite you to take a famous proverb, change some of its keywords, then use the altered version to write a new three-stanza poem … Continue reading

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Written for Quickly #18 – Whole Cloth Begin with a lie. At some point mention a specific date. Include one small animal and one large one (names will suffice). Before you finish, correct the lie in such a way that … Continue reading

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Mistakes

Written for:  Elizabeth’s Creativity Challenge #25, Mistakes The people were tired, uninspired by politicians. Here is a businessman with no experience in government. Let’s send him to The White House. He claimed disgust, and ineptitude regarding handling of military, Wall … Continue reading

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The Ends Justify The Means

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge – Day 20 Pick a popular saying, make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Ends justify the means many politicians think. Tell folks what they want to … Continue reading

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Call Me A Cab

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge – Day 9 For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Call Me (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write … Continue reading

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Two-Timin’ Simon

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #261 words:  travel, charge, stretch, chip, bullet, slime, trust, sail, stay, stand, burn, crook You ain’t nothin’ but a slimy crook smooth-sailin’ around my cool waters. Well, I am not takin’ a bullet for … Continue reading

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