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Poetry Prompt #8

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  • Sumyanna
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    No worries, it seems life has happened to me as well. Am going to post the next prompt (a bit late) been on vacation. Thanks!

  • Muttado1sb
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    They have definitely made me write in different ways then I had. So as MHenry says, thanks, Sumyanna!

  • Muttado1sb

    Peace, what a concept.
    So many places
    where it was not long ago
    and it’s return is wanted.
    So many places
    where it would be welcome,
    even if only for a short spell.
    Because without peace,
    life has become
    jagged for far too many.
    Without peace
    there is little left on the street
    to please far too few.
    Peace should not be
    temporarily otherwise engaged
    but fully engaged
    in the space above our necks.
    We should help peace give birth
    where it is needed
    and return it from
    where it has fled.
    Peace should be
    occupying our sidewalks,
    occupying our neighborhoods
    occupying our world.
    Peace, what a concept.
    Last edited by Muttado1sb; 07-03-2016, 10:36 AM.

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  • Joe Bobbo
    This post is now a sticky topic. (Sorry for not doing so earlier, real life things happened.) From here-on out, I will attempt to keep the current prompt as a sticky.
    Last edited by Joe Bobbo; 07-01-2016, 07:28 PM.

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  • MHenry
    The thing about write stuff you never otherwise would have written. I like that. Thanks for opening my eyes to this delightful exercise, Sumyanna!

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  • MHenry
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    Nicely done, Bison!

  • MHenry
    The Homeless Hippie

    She had peace tattooed on her neck
    A hippie flower child from the 60's
    Now living on the sidewalk near the street
    Where she had given birth to the child
    In whose home she was no longer welcome
    She sat on the curb for a spell, in her jagged skin
    Wishing she could return to the time when she
    Knew how to please others and herself

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  • RhymeLovingWriter
    Sounds like quite the relationship! Nice job on the prompts!

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  • Bison
    Giving it a go....

    You got a jagged glass heart
    And it feels like magic as it tears me apart

    I still visit that street where we met
    I still remember all the stars you set

    Aside for a night of peace and quiet
    But we never found one in our amorous riots

    Your lips on my neck turned to teeth
    That sank into flesh you called sweet

    Those sidewalks could talk but they
    Won't ever mention that day

    When your spell shook the sky
    And turned the day to night

    I will welcome my end
    If we never cross again

    From birth to death in an empty hospital
    I never truly knew you; not at all

    If love to loss my heart grows tender
    Please oh please return to sender

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  • Sumyanna
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    Poetry Prompt #8

    Here is the next word list prompt. Here are 10 words to inspire your writing. Use them to create anything form of poetry. The main thing is to read something into these words - and let them tell you a story.


    The minimum word use is set at 3 words. I have found - trying to use as many as I can helps me stretch my writing. It is good practice.

    Please post your writing here - so everyone can see what you came up with. Part of the joy in doing this exercise is to see how many different ways these words can take you.

    ~ Sumyanna