Category Archives: Freedom

STEP FORWARD

Imaginary Gardens with real Toads, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2011/10/da-iawn.html, asks us to write a cywydd llosgyrnog: a Welsh poem of any number of stanzas. Each stanza has a strict meter, containing two eight-syllable couplets and two seven-syllable interlacing rhymes on the third and … 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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THE FUTURE BECKONS

The Sunday Whirl, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/, served up random words from the dictionary for their wordle 17. The words are: tremor, enmesh, tuft, seditious, neither, tread, pledge, sporadic, stigma, plaster, hinder, sacred. To me, they didn’t seem random at all. ‘Seditious’ set … Continue reading

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IF I SHOULD DIE, THINK ONLY THIS OF ME

Prompt #17 for Carry On Tuesday, http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/, was to use all or part of “If I should die, think only this of me” (the first line of Rupert Brooks poem, The Soldier). I simply used it as the title of … 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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TYRANNY’S DEMISE

A Wording Whirl of Sundays http://sundaywhirl.blogspot.com/ wordle prompt this week contained, “burrows, murmurs, common, unafraid, inky, glow, undulate, purple, gaudy, heart, spin, abyss.” I’d be lying if I said this one did not give me problems. Reading through the wordle, … Continue reading

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