Tag Archives: News

Updating Dad (a sonnet)

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #295 – Yesterday and Today “Today is Father’s Day. As we did with Mom back in May, we can pay homage to the man who had a hand in giving us our start. Write … Continue reading

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Snooze News

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Trimeric “Trimeric is a four stanza poem. The first stanza has four lines, and the remaining three stanzas have three lines each. The first line of stanzas two through four repeat the … Continue reading

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“On The Scene”

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration:  Get The Scoop! “You are a news reporter.” WRITE THE COPY OF YOUR STORY ABOUT A WOMAN WHO GIVES BIRTH DURING A BANK ROBBERY ATTEMPT. THE THIEF IS HAILED AS A HERO! … Continue reading

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Dear Alice

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 22 “For today’s prompt, write a correspondence poem. Maybe write a poem that would fit on a postcard or in a letter. Or write a poem about correspondence school. Or … Continue reading

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Unsettling World

Written for:  Poetic Asides 466 – The the phrase (adjective (noun), and replace it with the title of your poem. I watch the news through finger slats hoping to see just half the terror. Morning arrives, more tweeted spats. I … Continue reading

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shock

Written for:  The Twiglets #91 – “a slight shock” more than a light shock when he was hit by lightning Each item is a slighter shock on the evening news A shock-jock promoting hatred on a radio station in Madrid … Continue reading

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keeping

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1427 – Huanca The Huanca are a Quechua people living in the Junín Region of central Peru, in and around the Mantaro Valley. At around 500 BC, they were incorporated into the Wari Empire. Despite efforts to … Continue reading

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Shame in the City

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night #211 (posted by Grace) Tenants in the Bronx are tortured by chill ill winds outside and in. Families, elderly, ailing, boil water in large pots to warm a tiny spot on kitchen … Continue reading

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Nature’s Constant

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads:  Weekend Challenge – The News (posted by Brendan) The amount of news we are now confronted with is immense. In 2011, information scientists deduced that Americans took in five times as much information … Continue reading

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WFUN

Written for: Poets United Midweek Motif~News Media Write a new documentary poem OR a new poem that comments on news media “All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.” ― … Continue reading

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