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Army Days

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #291 – “Memorial Day” “Use Memorial Day to spark your poem.” World War Two hastened my father to enlist– army man. He never spoke of horrors, not to his children, only tales of pranks … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Came Home A Soldier

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2020 PAD Challenge – Day 10 For today’s prompt, take the phrase “The (blank) Who (blank),” replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, … Continue reading

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Hear The Cries

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Prosery:  “The Rock Cries Out . . . “ (posted by Frank Tassone) “Today, the United States celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A modern prophet, Dr. King’s tireless advocacy of … Continue reading

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Landai

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Write a Landay (or a series of Landai) – (posted by Sanaa) “Landay” is  a traditional Afghan form which consists of a single couplet. There are nine syllables in the first line … Continue reading

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As Hope, As Reminder

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – Hiroshima Day 2019:  A Reflection on Peace  (posted by Frank Tassone) Shigeo Hayashi [Public domain] “Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Last year, we commemorated this memorial … Continue reading

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“spring snow”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1675 Troiku Month (4) spring snow “Today I have chosen a haiku by a modern haiku poet. I never had heard from him, but he has written wonderful haiku, but also haiku inspired on war. In … Continue reading

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Do Not Waste Time

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  Turn! Turn! Turn!  (posted by Lillian) “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to … Continue reading

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Unlike Minded

Written for:  The Sunday Muse #42 While vivid color and appearance is similar, minds and hearts are not. One mind races with plots and bloody hand -prints to the apex–dominant, dictator, conqueror–with shrunken heart. The other mind clearly sees people … Continue reading

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Lessons From History

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday:  “Peace Memorial” (Hiroshima Day)     (posted by Frank) That’s right! Today marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. And the city of Hiroshima will once again hold its annual Hiroshima … Continue reading

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Lace-Curtain

Written for:  Poetics Aside 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 25 Pick an intriguing and/or seldom used word, make it the title of your poem, and then write your poem. In windows she hangs lace curtains, tries to fit in. … Continue reading

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