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I Want To Live!

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration:  P(l)ay It Forward Instead of writing a person’s regression in a past life, write the progression (future life) of that character. Yes, I was caught . . . you might say I … Continue reading

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“picking peas”

Written for:  The Twiglets #128 – “picking peas” I pick peas over kale. Picking fresh peas out of the pod affords you a tastier experience, than frozen. Plus, it’s fun to squeeze the pod and watch peas pop out. Minding … Continue reading

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Barring the Mind

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – “Somewhere in the midst of Stirring April”  – (posted by Sanaa) The Mind Is Its Own Beautiful Prisoner the mind is its own beautiful prisoner. Mine looked long at the sticky moon … Continue reading

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Wrong(ed) Man

Written for:  Poetics Aside #447 Write a release poem. Staunchly, he proclaimed his innocence from a cell for twenty-five years. Evidence pointed toward guilt until his case came up for review in light of DNA– not a match. At last … Continue reading

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Forty Years

Written for:  Poetic Asides #417 – Write a complicit poem.  For those who are unsure, complicit is an adjective that basically defines a person who helps commit a crime or some other form of bad activity. Forty years crept by, as … Continue reading

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Behind Iron

Written for:  dVerse Poets – Quadrille #40 – “free”  (posted by whimsygizmo) Today, let’s go free-falling. In other words, I want you to write us a poem of exactly 44 words, including some form of the word free. Vague vibrations … Continue reading

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Prisoner

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge – Day 1 Two-For-Tuesday:  Write a stay poem and/or write a go poem. So long he waits on death row praying for a stay of execution, a better solution to the electric … Continue reading

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Two-Timin’ Simon

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #261 words:  travel, charge, stretch, chip, bullet, slime, trust, sail, stay, stand, burn, crook You ain’t nothin’ but a slimy crook smooth-sailin’ around my cool waters. Well, I am not takin’ a bullet for … Continue reading

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Cellmates

Written for:  Poetic Asides November Chapbook Challenge Write a together again poem.  It can be good, bad, or just awkward. New cellmate due. He paces space from corner to corner, wondering who he will have to get used to next. … Continue reading

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