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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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A FUTURE SONNET

In The Sunday Whirl, Brenda selected some ‘dark’ words for Wordle #16, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/wordle-16/. The words she selected were: tender, swept, torments, rusty, prophets, notes, crawling, walk, cement, sun, scars, morning. As contrary as I am, my first thought was to … Continue reading

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ECHOES

Wednesday’s poetic prompt for Poetic Asides, http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/, was to write an “Empty” poem. I hadn’t done any free verse for a while, so I let “empty’ lead the way. ECHOES by Mike Patrick Echoes rattle in this old room. It … Continue reading

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CHIVALRY IS DEAD

Margo Roby, in her Tuesday Tryouts, http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/tuesday-tryouts-something-old-something-new/, suggested making four lists, of at least six items each, of things old, new, borrowed and blue. I wonder where she came up with them? I was recently telling Margo about FreeMind, a … Continue reading

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PANTOUM #1, MY WANTS ARE FEW

The prompt for Carry on Tuesday #113, http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/, was to use the first line of an Oliver Wendell Holmes poem, “Little I ask, my wants are few,” in a poem. Meanwhile, Margo Roby has been encouraging me to write a … Continue reading

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FIONA

I’m still in a bit of a free verse run, and when I saw Margo Roby’s free verse for the prompt for We Write Poems, http://wewritepoems.wordpress.com/, I thought I would give it a try. The prompt was to write about … 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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SILVER STRAND

It’s funny how something simple can take on a different appearance under different lighting conditions. Our granddaughter was the flower girl at a wedding last week, and while she is beautiful and priceless, as we were twisted in our seats, … Continue reading

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I’M SORRY

One of Big Tent Poetry’s http://bigtentpoetry.org/ NaPoWriMo prompts is “Write a poem that starts with: I am sorry about ________.” I worked off vivid memories on this one. I’M SORRY By Mike Patrick I’m sorry I forgot our anniversary. Somehow … Continue reading

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BORN TO AN ETHIC

Writer’s Island http://writersisland.wordpress.com/ is having a free write (no prompt) month during NaPoWriMo, but a poem I read yesterday started an idea—I guess that counts as a prompt. Then, after reading the paper today, I began feeling a little hostile; … Continue reading

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