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Dreams In A Field

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #454 Words:  guns, throb, still, songs, mob, spring, children, mean, seal, listen, fields, dream Their fate is sealed– the poverty-stricken, mean, street children whose hearts still throb with yearning to listen to songs, and … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Life

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  Black History Month  (posted by Anmol) “As many of you must know, February is commemorated as Black History Month. So, today, we will be celebrating some amazing African American poets, in particular, and … Continue reading

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Lean Times

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration – They’re Only Words WEASEL AS MANY OF THESE WORDS INTO YOUR POEM/STORY: MECHANIC, SINISTER, SPAGHETTI, BATHTUB, NEWSPAPER, BARREN, SHOE Shoes stuffed with newspaper to keep out the chill. Indoors–minimally furnished,  barren … Continue reading

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Give All You Have

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #392 Words:  tithe, maybe, chide, wormhole, trial, decide, ride, just smooth bright, vial, tide The tithe decided upon seemed exorbitant. A tenth of a wormhole does not leave much wiggle room. Those that hope … Continue reading

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Money, Money, Money

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Money (for World Savings/Thrift Day) Write a new poem with money as its focus. Dwell on what money is and does, reveal it. (Posted by Susan) “Don’t tell me what you value, show me your … Continue reading

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In A Cold Place

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #338 Words:  hazy, home, earth, rasping, holy, poverty, saint, crazy, frozen, rope, folded, gusts Poverty entered every fold of their cold lives, freezing lines on faces into tight frowns. Wind gusts whistled through insufficient … Continue reading

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Written for:  Carpe Diem #1333 – José’s Sandals (A Christmas Tale from Paulo Coehlo) On Christmas Day, a special boy learns the true meaning of gift-giving. silence a new king is born love came to the world © Chèvrefeuille (our host) … Continue reading

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Riches

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Wealth The subject of Wealth is today’s topic: whatever wealth means to us. “To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace”–Confucius Weekend Glory By Maya Angelou Some clichty folks don’t know … Continue reading

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Roadside Beggar

Written for:  Carpe Diem #607, Roadside Beggar (by Nana Fredua-Agyeman) Write a poem in the same tone, sense, and spirit. looking at the sun for a silver coin – roadside beggar © Nana Fredua-Agyeman Seeking sustenance Hand-lettered sign held close Homeless … Continue reading

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