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Glory is:

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Glory “Paths of glory can be many. Which do you want to traverse? The First World War poets well realized “that war is not glorious and the people they are fighting are not their enemy.” … Continue reading

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President’s Day

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Pub Talk:  “Poetry and Political Provocations” (posted by Bjorn) Don’t be provocative just to shock, it has to be based on what you truly believe. There has to be a purpose beyond to be … Continue reading

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What Is the Future?

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads  “What the?  (posted by ManicDDaily) It’s about whats! As in,”[A] child said what is the grass” that opens Whitman’s poem. Yes, it is very much about grass, but it also winds from and … Continue reading

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Battle of Smart and Stupid

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 9 Take the phrase “Battle (blank)”, replace the blank with a word or phrase; make the new phrase your title. I’d love to debate you, says Smart, thinking has become … Continue reading

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An Even Year

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Open Link Night #210 – “Breaking for Holidays” (posted by Bjorn) dVerse Poets Pub is taking a two week break. An even years is coming due. I plan to stay away from doctors, oft … Continue reading

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A Love and an Anti-Love

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 28 Two-for-Tuesday – Write a love and/or anti-love poem. Writing words dance in her head small phrases stick together love of language as ideas become writing and written words are … Continue reading

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Speak Up!

Written for:  Poetics Aside #415 Write an I Believe You poem.  This could be a poem about someone’s vision for the future or someone’s story of the past. It could be a poem about a real person, a fictional character, or … Continue reading

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At This Time

Written for:  Haiku Horizons:  “coin” ignorance is bliss wealth begets wealth (to coin two phrases) https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/

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Reaction and Love

Written for:  Miz Quickly – #5 – Write Hard “Each of the following lines from The New York Times is likely to provoke an emotional response of some kind. Choose one of these or write a VERY BRIEF simplification of … Continue reading

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Why?

Written for:  The Twiglets #37 – See it Why can’t you see it? Seems clear as plastic wrap to everyone else–though you are not wrapped as tightly– that you’re unfit for the job. https://thetwiglets.wordpress.com/

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