Tag Archives: limerick

broken whisper

Written for:  The Twiglets #144 – “a broken whisper” If I whisper a promise into your ear, and do not follow through, is it a broken promise or a broken whisper? Her voice broke in the middle of a whisper. … Continue reading

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Plant a Seed

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration:  Old Wives Tales “TAKE AN OLD WIVES TALE AND WRITE IT AS TRUTH. WRITE ABOUT SOMEONE BORN IN A CABBAGE PATCH, OR A PERSON WHOSE FACE STAYS DISTORTED AFTER MAKING IT, OR … Continue reading

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“a weathered bench”

Written for:  The Twiglets #143 – “a weathered bench” weary old woman rests on a gray weathered bench color of thick fog Ancient maple tree hung over a weathered bench in the park. When tree was cut down, bench splintered … Continue reading

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“with few steps”

Written for:  The Twiglets #142 – “with few steps” He pointed his gun; came straight at me with few steps. sere land left no hope they took a few more steps, spied shimmering oasis In a few more steps he … Continue reading

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“questionable Ancestry”

Written for:  The Twiglets #141 – “questionable ancestry” I have a question regarding my ancestry– Will I still be me? She was thrilled. Her ancestry papers arrived. She tore open the envelope with her fingers, only to discover that she … Continue reading

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“a mile wide”

Written for:  The Twiglets #140 – “a mile wide” They stood together, the distance between them a mile wide. In terms of miles, she could only see them as linear. each felt lost, lonely divided by the sea a mile … Continue reading

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“brown salty skin”

Written for:  The Twiglets #139 – “brown salty skin” a pretzel with salt out of the ocean her brown skin gleaming wet a taste of salt I remember an old stuffed brown bunny with one eye missing, named Salty. He … Continue reading

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glow

Written for:  The Twiglets #138 – “glow in the dark” I remember black light posters that glowed in the dark.   If teeth, false or not, glow in the dark you’ve used too much whitener.   midnight sky pin pricks … Continue reading

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“you look older”

Written for:  The Twiglets #137 – “you look older” You look older than my Uncle Ted and he’s dead. Who says you look older? Oh, the mirror. As a teen she colored her hair to look older. As an adult … Continue reading

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truth, art

Written for:  the Twiglets #136 – “truth is art” Art is not necessarily truth. Sometimes life imitates art filling it with vigor and vibrance, or dragging it down to a low place of death. Truth is a perfect clear water … Continue reading

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