Category Archives: Poetry

Saturday’s Mix–24 June 2017 – Shifting the Piano

The task today is to write a short prose or poetry piece that illustrates the importance of sound in the world around us. Bang, crash, hold on! Hold your end up! Ugh…can’t, thud, ugh, puffing, puffed. What’s wrong with you? … Continue reading

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First Line Friday -June 23rd 2017 – My Parents.

This week’s first line: My parents are not generous, with money or affection.    Expectations are low Father works away Mother is ill, Spends her days in bed Says she is ill unable to cope We kids run wild, except … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge #170 – The Distant Boy

Image: – Axcy @ Deviantart The distant boy floated His thoughts on the girl The one who nourished his waking moments A girl precious beyond words With whom he longed to spend his eternity. Like a vagabond, of no fixed … Continue reading

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Music Prompt #6: “The Cave” By Mumford & Sons #musicchallenge #amwriting #music 

There were days I wondered Did you have a heart? Days when the torment Just never stopped. We’d go somewhere Potential to be good You’d find issue in a word Pull me aside, in front of family Berate me as … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge #169 – Growing Up Was No Fun

Image: Jean-Daniel Beley Summer arrived shirts were off. The boy loved the long days Endless games in backyards Exploring the surrounds Stepping into places forbidden. From morning till evening He met with mates Picked sides, made plans Some days riding … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge #168 – Plodding Along

Image: Cetrobo As if the flat was hard enough The suggestion of mountain ranges Wading upstream amidst natures predators Was too much to contemplate. He was a plain man Beset with faults and flaws With social skills that struggled to … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Mix–3 June 2017 – Behind My Place

Image © morpethroad It’s always been there A farm behind my place. There was a dairy once, Fields that grew potatoes Attracting a mechanical digger And rows of men and women Dragging metal drums as they made the harvest, Filled … Continue reading

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