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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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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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How To Re-hope?

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #42 – “hope”  (posted by De) Today, write us a poem of hope. Of hopefulness. Or hopelessness. Or any form of the word therein that you choose. Invent your own word if you … Continue reading

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This Poem Is A Sign

Written for:  Poets United:  Poetry Pantry #340   (posted by Mary) “I am very sad about what is happening in this country.  We all have to resist.  And I hope those of you in other countries ‘resist’ in your own … Continue reading

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And The People Spoke

Written for:  dVerse Poets – Quadrille #25, dawn You might have noticed that we favor words for the Quadrille that can be used as both nouns and verbs. Or maybe you would like to make it dawnlike. Dawn is also … Continue reading

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New Position

Written for dVerse Poets:  Quadrille #24 De Jackson (WhimsyGizmo) here, and today, for our beloved Quadrille, let’s softly sneak in the word whisper. Or shout it. Noun it. Verb it. Slip it an extra letter or two to make it … Continue reading

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Adultify

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Play It Again!  (archived challenges) Today we revisit archived challenges of the Imaginary Garden. This affords us the opportunity to catch up on a recent prompt we may have missed or allows … Continue reading

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Trust

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Out of Standard, “Future/Tense” On November 8th, the next President of the United States was selected by the electoral college. This choice has sparked uncertainty in many of us. And look, many of … Continue reading

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The Ends Justify The Means

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge – Day 20 Pick a popular saying, make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Ends justify the means many politicians think. Tell folks what they want to … Continue reading

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November 9, 2016

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Inform Burns Stanza (or Habbie Stanza) Burns Stanza is a stanzaic sestet with lines of two lengths and two rhymes. Lines 1, 2, 3, and 5 are four feet long with the “a” rhyme. Lines … Continue reading

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