Tag Archives: School

Odd Child Out

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads:   (posted by Marian) Just One Word: Gormless Me again, Toads! Just one word to inspire your poems this weekend: gormless Dunce cap in corner under blackboard of chalked letters and numbers which all … Continue reading

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Fears Of A New Kid

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #388 Words:  stalls, chance, mouse, round, story, emerge, vents, clay, puddle, hinge, pulses, chain New kid in school has a round clay-colored face. Mousy strands of hair emerge from his scalp. He knows his … Continue reading

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Hurting Heart

Written for:  Poetic Asides #424 – Write a sick poem. One school shooting after another Each time new horror sickens my heart when I see their faces–father, mother. One school shooting after another Anxiety for our safety hovers, pall shrouds … Continue reading

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The New Kid

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #312 Words:  play, push, stone, answer, bag, band, back, agent, laugh, smoke bare, reflect Bullies laughed after pushing the new kid onto the stone floor of the playground. Easy target, they thought. Kid carrying … Continue reading

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Spanish Test

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge – Day 12 Write a guilty poem. Giggling girls copied each other’s answers on test. Sage Spanish teacher wrote, “Roving Eyeballs.”

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Team Chant

Written for:  dVerse Poets, I’ll Say It Again (and Again and Again) (Posted by Victoria C. Slotto in Meeting the Bar: Critique and Craft) Our team is the best, it beats all the rest. High school colors black and red; they … Continue reading

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Flame

Written for:  dVerse Poets – Quadrille #19 – Exactly 44 words  (posted by whimsygizmo) For today’s Quadrille challenge, I want you to include the word spark. Use it as a noun, or a verb. Make sparks fly, or spark an … Continue reading

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Total Count

Written for:  Poetic Asides #366- Write a “plus one” poem It could be a math poem. Or a poem about including a guest (or “plus one”). Or a poem about doing something just “one more time.” Or the new person … Continue reading

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Starting School

Written for:  Carpe Diem Haiku Special #178 Write a poem in the same sense, tone, and spirit as Michael Welch: first day of school— I eat my buckwheat pancakes in silence © Michael Dylan Welch What will we do– learn how … Continue reading

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The Automat Caper

Written for:  Daily Post Prompt, “Saved by the Bell” Tell us about a time when you managed to extract yourself from a sticky situation at the very last minute. What a thrilling feeling! We are playing hookey from school, fooling everyone. Sun … Continue reading

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