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This Poem is Risky

Written for: November 2022 PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 17 “For today’s prompt, write a risk poem. Most of my family is really into the classic board game Risk, but there’s more to risk than fake armies and real dice. … Continue reading

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Take it on the Wing

Written for dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #164: Winging It (posted by whimsygizmo) “It’s Quadrille Monday here at dVerse, that fun day when we cling to our keys and bring poems of just 44 words into the writing ring. As … Continue reading

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A Three O’clock Race

Written for: Friday Writings #51: The Power of Three “The number three pops up in nursery rhymes, stories, songs and catchphrases too. Three Blind Mice, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Musketeers, Three Little Maids From School Are We, Three … Continue reading

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“soft fruit”

Written for: The Twiglets #303 – soft fruit If original color is spotted with black, if you squeeze it, and it spurts out mush, don’t eat it–rotten banana. My grandparents stewed prunes. Went beyond soft. bite into ripe plum juices … Continue reading

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Silly Jingles That Stick

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #409 Not Just Another Commercial Jingle “We’ve all seen and heard the catsup (ketchup) ad about the slow dispensing of that product. Anticipation. All good things come to those who wait. What are you … Continue reading

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Halves

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #311-Fifty Percent “Write a “half” poem.” Half a cake is better than whole when you are on a diet. What is half of a semi-colon– a comma or a period? In the supermarket there … Continue reading

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Oh My Aching Knees

Written for:  Go Dog Go Cafe – Tuesday Writing Prompt:  “Write a pieces of prose or poetry around the phrase, “on our knees”. On our knees we searched for my keys increasingly displeased by the wide hem of trees from … Continue reading

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Heart Rates and Pocket Watches

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poets:  Internal Rhyme “Some of us were (are) stuck inside for a period of time. We have become internal. So why not play with internal rhyme. Sure, it’s not actually a “form” but it … Continue reading

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focus

Written for:  The Twiglets #150 – “just focus” Focus. This is number one. This is number two. Which looks clearer? Okay, let’s do it again. Focus. Hokus-Pokus if you focus on my right hand you will never see my left … Continue reading

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But You Said . . .

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm:  Pun-Ku  (for Sal) (1) Unlike the haiku that allows for a less than strict adherence to the 17-syllable rule, the pun-ku must be exactly 17 syllables long. (2) It contains only four (4) lines … Continue reading

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