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THE POEM READING

I’m finally coming to grips with enjambment through using it until if feels right—well, it will never feel right, but it has become acceptable; perhaps something like when my daughter started dating. Anyway, I thought I’d give it one more … Continue reading

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NO GIRLS!

Here we go again. Big Tent Poetry http://bigtentpoetry.org/ first prompt for this week is to write a poem about a tree house or club house rules. For NaPoWriMO day 11, I was thinking 5- to 7-year-olds. NO GIRLS! by Mike … Continue reading

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DESTINY’S DAY

The final prompt for the week from Big Tent Poetry http://bigtentpoetry.org/ was to use ‘lung’ in a poem, so for day 10 of NaPoWriMo http://www.napowrimo.net/, true to my promise, I gave it a shot. ‘Lung’ was for me the most … Continue reading

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ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD

Poetic Asides http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/, prompt for day 9 of NaPoWriMo is to write a poem using a specific time. Again, following my heart instead of the directions, I went off prompt. ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD By Mike Patrick “Take … Continue reading

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THE LEGEND OF CREVE COEUR LAKE

Thought I would combine Writer’s Island http://writersisland.wordpress.com/, free write for NaPoWriMo, with Big Tent Poetry http://bigtentpoetry.org/. Okay, so I couldn’t come up with anything to match Big Tent Poetry’s prompt, “write a poem using lung.” I still had the other … Continue reading

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MUSINGS OF A CLOWN FISH

I’m about out of prompts I can work with from this weeks Big Tent Poetry http://bigtentpoetry.org/2011/04/monday-prompts-april-4/. All that was left was write a poem with lungs in it, or one that starts with “The legend says ______,” or finally, one … Continue reading

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DID YOU HEAR ABOUT BRINDA?

NaPoWinMo http://www.napowrimo.net/ decided to give us a break for the seventh day by tossing us a seven-section prompt. I used to cringe when I saw this type of thing; now, before I’ve finished reading all the way through them, a … Continue reading

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MISS PERFECT

Poetic Asides http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/ prompt for day five was to either write a goofy poem or a serious poem—or perhaps a seriously goofy poem. As we all know, Seriously goofy is an oxymoron, and that falls right in line with the … Continue reading

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WHAT FOOLS WE HUMANS BE

Worldle NaPoWriMo #4 – Wordle Prompt from Beyond The Bozone http://bozone-bw.blogspot.com/2011/04/wordle-prompt-for-your-use.html. WHAT FOOLS WE HUMANS BE by Mike Patrick What fools we humans be, wasting time fishing for compliments from our omnipotent thrones. Looking down, superciliously, at the harried lives … Continue reading

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HAULING HAY

Sometimes it’s handy to be old. There are so many memories to sift through when looking for something to fit unusual prompts; like Big Tent Poetry’s NaPoWriMo prompt, “Write about getting undressed somewhere besides the bedroom or bathroom.” Ha! Gatcha! … Continue reading

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