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In The Midst

Written for: Go Dog Go Cafe – Tuesday Writing Prompt (posted by Devereaux and Beth) “Use the words, raising, minds, and burning in a poem. In the midst of a country burning, the people are still raising their flag, feeling … Continue reading

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Long Gap of Changes

Written for: November 2021 PAD – Day 29 “Write a next poem.” When next we get together, sooner I hope than this last gap of fifteen years, while we cope each with their own demons, through cigarette smoke. So splendid … Continue reading

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My Pal

Written for: Go Dog Go Cafe Donna Matthews challenge: rime couee form She is old and hobbles about, roams at night, tries sorting things out. What’s wrong, I want to ask as I look into soulful eyes. ‘though she can’t … Continue reading

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To Classes of 2020

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – July Covid-19 P.A.D. – Day 15 “Celebrating The Class of 2020” “Let’s give the Class of 2020 their due.” You did it! Perhaps without Pomp and Circumstance marches, but these times dictate a different method … Continue reading

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Blue Boy’s Encounter

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics: On Pride  (posted by Anmol) “I invite you to take inspiration from the poets and poems shared here. You can write a poem about pride, gender fluidity, sexuality, protest, et al. or you … Continue reading

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Two-Way Mirror

Written for dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – “Gratitude”  (posted by Frank J. Tassone) “Greetings Poets! Welcome to Haibun Monday, where we blend prose and haiku into something new. Frank J. Tassone here, and today, I want to reflect … Continue reading

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What A Turkey!

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  Beauty in Ugliness  (posted by Mish) “Find the beauty in the ugly. Open yourself up to discover something not as noticeable at first glance. Refuse to be repulsed by what you see. Embrace … Continue reading

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Dis/Obedient

Written for:  Poetic Asides #457 – Write a disobedient poem. Children who disobey their parents eventually learn they have not truly won a victory, and become sad adolescents. Rebellion can nearly guarantee attention will be paid. When you seek gratification … Continue reading

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Finger Paints

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings 2 #212 – “I Sing The Body Electric” Take a word or phrase that includes a body part and make that the title of your poem. Permission to mess up fingers and hands, dipping them into … Continue reading

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Pride Parade

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – “Unconventional”  (posted by Jilly) I am here to rattle the cages of structure and suggest some non-traditional writing in the realm of the Haibun form. While this won’t qualify as Avant … Continue reading

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