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Poetry Day 19 — “What do you want?”

Prompts, etc. for today's OctWriPoMo include: "What do you want?"   ...your poem might address someone else... yourself ... a thing, person, place, or something else entirely.  One of the suggested forms is contrapuntal .  "In the poetic world, contrapuntal poems are poems that intertwine two (or more) separate poems into a single composition–often by offering… Continue reading Poetry Day 19 — “What do you want?”

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Poetry Day 18 — The Tale of the Flipped Script

image link Today's prompts for OctWriPoMo include: Castles, fairy godmothers, glass slippers, and enchanted roses. When you hear the words "once upon a time" these items might be what it brings to mind. Say those four words aloud and it might make you anticipate something magical, something ethereal, something beyond the ordinary. When was the… Continue reading Poetry Day 18 — The Tale of the Flipped Script

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Poetry Day 17 — Trigger

image link Part of today's prompt for OctWriPoMo is:  Does madness rule over me/you/us/them?  Does madness fall from the sky in misty dampness, occasional showers, and torrential flooding downpours?  Do I/you/we/they hold the reins, controlling the madness?   Use your brainstorming to create a poem that expresses your thoughts/feelings around “madness”.   Invisible finger on the… Continue reading Poetry Day 17 — Trigger

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Poetry Day 16 — Catch me when I fall

Today's poetry prompts for OctWriPoMo includes: Catch Me When I Fall. Finding that person who will support you at every turn is such an important part of any relationship. Also significant is what happens after the fall. How would you describe the balance between giving support and receiving it? I didn't follow the form prompt… Continue reading Poetry Day 16 — Catch me when I fall

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Poetry Day 15 — Blanket coverage

image link Part of today's prompt for OctWriPoMo is:   What protects you like an umbrella? What shields you? What covers you? Thinking about this briefly, it was clear that there is nothing comparable to the protection outlined in the 23rd Psalm of the Christian Bible.  I use it daily and it is the unfailing blanket… Continue reading Poetry Day 15 — Blanket coverage

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Poetry Day 14 — If I Were Me

Part of the prompts for today's OctPoWriMo I chose to follow are, "If I Were Me" and a shape poem.   It probably won't show up as a tree on small screens!   An oak tree takes hundreds, if not thousands, of years to grow from an acorn and into a mature tree. Nobody questions it.… Continue reading Poetry Day 14 — If I Were Me

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Movie Review — Damsel (2018)

image link from imdb -- Damsel (2018): It's the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.  Written and Directed by:  David… Continue reading Movie Review — Damsel (2018)

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Poetry Day 13 — Attitude & Price

Today's offering is in the following form: The Blitz Poem, a poetry form created by Robert Keim. The prompts for today's OctPoWriMo includes, "If I Were You. Are there things you sometimes need to get off your chest? When was the last time you felt strongly that someone needed to see things from your point… Continue reading Poetry Day 13 — Attitude & Price

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Poetry Day 12 — Lunch with Mom

Part of OctPoWriMo prompt today talks about tortured in the context of love, where, "Torture is defined as 'the action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or to force them to do or say something, or for the pleasure of the person inflicting the pain.' "  One of the suggested… Continue reading Poetry Day 12 — Lunch with Mom