Category Archives: Poets United

UNBLEMISHED

Poets United http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2011/11/thursday-think-tank-74-winter.html, for Thursday Think Tank #74, asks for a winter poem. UNBLEMISHED by Mike Patrick Pure white snow reflecting a noonday sun. All flaws are covered, blemishes hidden. Here, away from the crowds, no laughing children mar its … Continue reading

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DIFFERENT

At Poets United, The Thursday Think Tank #68, http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2011/09/thursday-think-tank-68-red.html, the prompt is “Red.” DIFFERENT by Mike Patrick There is a breed of men who are different. They don’t naturally fit in polite society. Their home is the battlefield. They don’t … Continue reading

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PRISM DANCER

The Thursday Think Tank, prompt #66, at Poets United, http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/, was “Glass House.” PRISM DANCER by Mike Patrick He sought a prism dancer, reflecting through the light, showing off her sexy moves as she walked about at night, revealed within … Continue reading

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TINTED WINDOW BIAS

For Poets United Thursday Think Tank #65, http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2011/09/thursday-think-tank-65-windows.html#more, the prompt was “window.” They wanted us to think about it for a while before writing and posting. I thought long enough to try to come up with a different angle. TINTED … Continue reading

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OLD INK

While stopping by Norma Martiri’s blog, http://normamartiri.wordpress.com/, I noticed in her home section a short poem called The Write Time. It triggered a free write, which turned into a free verse poem. Because of the subject matter, it fits into … Continue reading

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ONLY THE GRASS

Poets United’s Thursday Think Tank #59, http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2011/07/thursday-think-tank-59-grass.html, gave us a prompt of, “Grass.” No process notes today. This one is too personal. ONLY THE GRASS by Mike Patrick The grass is uniform, mowed to perfection, leaving a field marred only … Continue reading

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SONNET FOR A HOTEL SIDEWALK

Enough free verse for a while. Poets United, http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/, challenged the writers to write something from the point of view of an inanimate object. For some reason, my mind jumped to a hotel on my old beat when I was … Continue reading

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NO WORDS

For the Poet’s Pantry, on Poets United http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/, I wanted to post something appropriate for Father’s Day, showing the love and respect I feel for my father, and that I was a father too. Today is going to be too … Continue reading

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