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State Of Mind

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Making much of Madness (Posted by Laura Bloomsbury) For this Poetics Challenge, write in the 1st or 3rd person of your own experiences (real or imagined) or your witnessing mental health issues. Or if you … Continue reading

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Hidden

Written for:  Elizabeth’s Creativity Challenge – Day 24  Word:  Shadow He had no idea he was being shadowed by a detective. Rejected by a woman who discerned he was defective and dangerous–his psychopathic darkness having surfaced in daylight–he strangled her. … Continue reading

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Bi-Polar

Written for:  Robert Brewer’s Dizain Challenge* * This particular form was a favorite of 15th and 16th century French poets, but it has also been employed in English by the likes of Philip Sidney and John Keats. Here are the basic … Continue reading

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Another School

Written for:  Poetic Asides #370 – Write an evacuation poem. Today’s prompt is inspired by Hurricane Matthew churning through the Bahamas and toward the United States, but there are any number of reasons for people to evacuate. And myriad possible … Continue reading

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Interpretation

Written for:  Poetic Asides #338 Write a stained poem.  Write about a stain on a shirt, staining wood, or stained glass windows (ekphrastic opportunity?). Of course, these are visual versions of stains. I’m sure there are metaphors for stains as … Continue reading

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The Scream

Written for: Carpe Diem #669, Scream […] “One evening I was walking along a path, the city was on one side and the fjord below. I felt tired and ill. I stopped and looked out over the fjord—the sun was … Continue reading

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