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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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Substitute Truth for Lies

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #393 Words:  smug, memo, truth, corrupt, delete, mock, catch, hope, note, born, fire, liar Catch that smug-born liar, and memo him the truth. Send a note, and hope it will set a fire under … Continue reading

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Saying The Words

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  “Blame and Forgiveness”  (posted by Frank) Either one. Or both. There are no other constraints. It need not be about the poet’s own life. She found it easier, less tiring, to forgive even … Continue reading

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No Remorse, No Forgiveness

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 11 For today’s prompt, write a forgiveness poem. Earlier this month, I shared an apology poem prompt, but it’s one thing to apologize; it’s something else entirely to forgive … Continue reading

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Leopard Lesson

Written for:  The Sunday Muse #22 They warned me–it is not like I was ignorant of what could befall me– my might and fright, should I venture indoors. We need a leopard, they said, for quick scene in film. Look, they … Continue reading

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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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