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Poetry Word Prompt #2

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  • RhymeLovingWriter
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    Awesome job.

    Thank you.

    Working from prompts is new to me.

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  • Sumyanna
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    Wow - I love the style of this one. Love where you took those words DWAYNE.

  • Sumyanna
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    Wonderful lines! Love how you took this one in a different direction Raku!


    They laid the lash next to the
    Shackled necklace
    Stained red,
    where the last man who sought
    Freedom bled
    and we could still hear
    the ghostly echoes of his pleading
    as he cried out
    to those whom
    were, to mercy,

    And though many shook
    beneath the shadow of the
    Flagellating reminder,
    of he who reached beyond
    his ebb,
    and stumbled
    never again to rise,
    the deeds of men
    are an uncertain education,
    for that, for which, some men,
    stands to deter,
    hath often left another enticed,
    and brutal lessons,
    are themselves a teacher,
    whom spurs to mettle mustered.

    So I,
    made darkness my companion,
    and found comfort
    in the fading light,
    armed with stealth
    and determined cunning,
    slipped inside the cobbler's wagon,
    so I,
    no less accustomed
    to proprietary countenance,
    hid carefully inside
    the box of cotton.

    I whispered a prayer,
    to thank the long-passed fiddler
    who spoke
    the road to freedom
    in rhyme,
    and summoned hope
    for fortune's favour
    as faith blocked doubt
    from entering mind.

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  • Raku

    Thank you for this little reminder
    You really are the perfect teacher
    I was once stuck in this dark empty box
    But you gave me freedom due to our talks

    You carefully filled me with light
    and oh wow what a sight
    No longer am I blocked in this cage
    I can now keep rhythym and rhyme on this stage

    Be careful you quickly cried
    Yet I don't need to with you as my guide
    For now you will have to watch me like a drone
    One day though, I will thrive all alone
    Last edited by Raku; 05-25-2016, 05:47 PM.

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  • RhymeLovingWriter
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    I look forward to looking at your book Sumyanna. Thanks for attaching the link!

  • RhymeLovingWriter
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    Thanks Sumyanna. I like the idea of these prompts more and more because the poem sort of takes you where it wants to go (as opposed to starting out with an idea you work everything else around). Fun stuff.

  • Sumyanna
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    I promise they do. It may take time - but I do have to say that you do realize the benefits pretty quickly. When you are able to write about things that you normally wouldn't - then when you write about what is true and heartfelt, it sings more beautifully. I guess it is all in the practice. As with all things - there is great benefit. Hope you find that too.

    By the way - I have written (am writing) an online book about writing prompts - to help people see how I do through a writing prompt (whether it be an image or words). I thought I would share in case you think it might benefit you. Here is the link:

  • Sumyanna
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    Oh wow - fabulous as well. I love how this one tells a story. Wonderful poem.

  • Sumyanna
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    Oh I do love this one. Sorry I got quiet there for a bit. The kids are finishing up the school year and we were trying to get done early. Love where you took the words.

  • Tashi
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    To be honest, I don't do these sorts of challenges enough. I should really because it does challenge me to do write I haven't done before or something that's out of my comfort zone.

  • RhymeLovingWriter
    Thanks for the like Tashi. Do you like doing these kinds of prompts? I'm finding it a little challenging, but trust what Sumyanna said about it helping me stretch my boundaries.

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  • RhymeLovingWriter

    Did I thank you
    for the reminder you
    so carefully implied,
    that night I cried?

    As teacher touting
    freedom (while box building)
    instead of leading
    to light

    You blocked my way
    You broke my rhyme

    And I will
    be the same

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  • RhymeLovingWriter
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    Nicely played Tashi!