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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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The prompt for this week from Poetic Asides http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/, is to write a “welcome poem.” My first thought was, you are welcome by my side, but before I could type it, it had evolved into another organic poem; growing places … Continue reading

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Poetic Asides prompt for today is to write a snapshot poem, think of a photograph or painting still life bring this particular moment to life. I tried to think of a photograph or a painting, waiting to come to life. … Continue reading

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Poetic Asides http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/ PAD prompt for day 10 is to write a ‘never again poem.’ This is from a true incident, which occurred in good old VT-21, in the Navy when I was twenty years old. I only wrote about … Continue reading

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Poetic Asides http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/CommentView,guid,747bdfaf-d3f5-4fc2-8884-007386c07d4b.aspx#commentstart prompt for day seven of NaPoWriMo is to write a “what if” poem. WHAT IF? By Mike Patrick What if my fingers had never touched your face? Would my life have gone on? It wouldn’t matter. Life … Continue reading

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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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Poetic Asides for day three http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/CommentView,guid,05ddad48-5549-40a7-b222-d8074dd01ddb.aspx#commentstart of NaPoWriMo gave a prompt of, “write a poem in which you imagine the world without you.” I dutifully wrote my poem and managed to save it as a draft and never posted it … Continue reading

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For NaPoWriMo, Poetic Asides http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/ wanted a brief postcard poem communicating what it is like where you are and to make it personal. So much of what I’ve written lately has been rather dark, it’s time to lighten things up. … Continue reading

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