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At The Clinic

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 #422: That Said . . . “Words said to children may be healing, or harmful. Inspiring or spirit-squelching. Today, we have three options to inspire our poems: 1. A memory of something said to you when … Continue reading

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Teen vs. Parents

Written for: The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #523 Words: drawing, space, time, beaches, mission, murder, boat, tight, speedy, air, found, weapon Do not make it your mission to spend all your time at the beach, dear. I understand how drawn you … Continue reading

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Beyond Suffering

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #136 “Let’s Linger” (posted by Linda Lee Lyberg) She lingers at her mother’s side, acutely aware of the depleted body lying in bed– ghostlike, ethereal as if she has already passed into another … Continue reading

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The Manikin

Written for: Go Dog Go Cafe – Tuesday Writing Prompt (posted by Devereuax and Beth) “Use the phrases, “red painted lips” and “silken hair”. Mother and daughter out shopping for a new doll. Passing a hair salon, daughter sees manikin … Continue reading

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What Would Mom Do?

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2020 PAD Challenge – Day 5 Write a moment poem. Yesterday afternoon, my sister and I were out walking, talking about the plethora of events, both daily and special, that cannot now be celebrated. We … Continue reading

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Green Eyes

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~A/The Moment “When we say a/the moment we mean it’s either a casual moment or a defining one. Your lines might be about any one of them.”  (posted by Sumana) “In any given moment we … Continue reading

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Have Another Piece

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 PAD November Chapbook Challenge – Day 29 Have (blank) Come on, have another piece of pie, I made it because it’s your favorite. You can always take a couple of Tums. In medicine chest, is … Continue reading

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Because

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 17 Write a reason poem. I do not need a reason. Why? because I am your mother. Cry all you want–no pierced ears. Dyed hair was bad enough; but this … Continue reading

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Unremovable Disguise

Written for:  Poetics Aside – November Chapbook Challenge 2017 – Day 2 Write a disguise poem.  (Halloween, spies, practical jokes.  Some people disguise their true selves on social media profiles–not to mention all the disguises used by plants, animals, and … Continue reading

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Just Another Sad Holiday

Written for:  Carpe Diem Namasté, The Spiritual Way #9, Mother’s Day “I have sought the Internet for some information about this holiday and I ran into the following:” ‘Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the … Continue reading

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