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Things Could Be More Reliable


Smiley On Mountain

Smiley On Mountain -> This has nothing to do with this poem, but it’s an Eight Lane Road, so I think it fits the overall theme. Besides, I think the living embodiment of an emoticon on a mountain is a very cool concept and needs to be published.

Things Could Be More Reliable

Things could be more reliable:
piss water tea, more stale than old;
valves that leak with familiar beat.
I will only come here at night,
boulevards emptier than roads,
dim lights glow from windows of homes.
So many memories, where I cry,
buried in your shoulder with grief.

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Written for:

Poetics Of The Road

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Poetry Pantry #249

Today, I wrote the poem for D’verse Poetry prompt by billgncs to write an Octet, which is an eight line poem. For more of a challenge, we could write 8 syllables per line and also try to make it be about the road. So this is my attempt.

Image Credit: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2015 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

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Journey With A New Friend


Wilde Beast Bumping Heads

Wilde Beast Bumping Heads

Journey With A New Friend

Each new friend speaks a new language.
Unique histories to share.
So much to say, it’s a traffic stall.

Rare books of knowledge.
Scriptures delineating a process.
Each new friend speaks a new language.

Shared representations?
A journey that is just introduced?
Unique histories to share.

Wilde beast bumping heads
on a prehistoric plain.
So much to say, it’s a traffic stall.

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Today’s challenge was to write Chained verse which links together stanzas by carrying a rhyme over from one stanza to the next.

This simply means that you use a rhyme scheme which repeats a rhyme from one stanza in the succeeding stanzas, in this case a pattern of:
a-b-c
d-e-a
f-g-b
h-i-c

Written for:

the imaginary garden with real toads

A Mini-Challenge for Sunday – Chain II

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the art and tree chatter of aquariann

Also written for:

Open Link Night ~ Week 84

Photo Credit:  mikeojohnson photography © 2007

Three Radio Button Senryu


Three Radio Button Senryu

radio buttons
arranged on your screen
select just one choice

users click buttons
each other choice deselects
marked just like check-box

various verse forms
arranged in groups of twenty
right click with your mouse

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Written for:

Poetics – Button, Button

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zealous wives


Beheading an adulteress wife in Saudi Arabia

zealous wives

His zealous wives were suddenly possessed.
Zealous women were guillotined, as demons.
Wives were beheaded then, if caught!
Were guillotined! Then, many punished mercilessly,
suddenly, as if punished relentlessly by
possessed demons, caught mercilessly by Allah.

A 6 x 6 square poem, which is identical either up and down.

His              zealous       wives             were              suddenly       possessed
zealous     women        were              guillotined   as                     demons
wives         were             beheaded    then                if                       caught
were           guillotined then              many              punished       mercilessly
suddenly  as                   if                     punished      relentlessly  by
possessed demons      caught          mercilessly  by                    Allah

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Written for:

Form For All: Square Poems

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Z is for …..

Image credit: Facts For Working People Saudis after beheading more sinners. Can we send them more money?

stock-market robots


Forex Robots

stock-market robots

network administrators’ jobs
trading with merril lynch or schwabs
bipedal robots on the loose
things only humans did produce by busy mobs

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Today’s challenge was to write a Florette. This is how it is described:

In the simplest terms, a single stanza is laid out as follows:

Rhyme scheme: a, a, b, a 
Meter (syllable count): 8, 8, 8, 12 
Fourth line requirement of internal (b) rhyme scheme, onsyllable 8.
The completed poem should consist of two or more stanzas.

xxxxxxxa
xxxxxxxa
xxxxxxxb
xxxxxxxbxxxa

Written for:

the imaginary garden with real toads

A Mini-Challenge for Sunday – Florette

Photo Credit:  Forex Robots

sunset tunnel


Bridge

sunset tunnel

end of world
planned pre-extinction
puzzled driver won’t return

no more ginger-filled
usual morning cup
postponed indefinitely

tears burned
evening light
white-fronted entryways

pleasure
slowly spilling
down ragging river

stretched pathway
leads to invariable demise
sunset tunnel

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Written for:

the imaginary garden with real toads

The Sunday Challenge ~ Featuring Kat Mortensen

Photo Credit: Kat Mortensen © 2012 of Poetikat

three cultural revolutionary tanka


Children in Their Natural Wild State

three cultural revolutionary tanka

highest dimensions
souls reawakened
flourishing forces
veil between worlds uplifted
revolutionary wave

insurgent powers
on catastrophic courses
charge into the fray
take advantage of the weak
holding only humble hope

sensory rebirth
down to earth metaphysics
new world envisioned
cultural independence
streaming literary works

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Written for:

the imaginary garden with real toads

The Frog in His Fresh Waters

Photo Credit: mouse medicine

Tattooed Baby


Tattooed Baby

the cute little infant was only nine months old
some have said it was a night of heavy drinking
the scanky tatoo artist was her stupid beau
she was employeed as a stripper at the town bar
mother arrested for Tattooing her Baby

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Written for:

 

American Sentences

My son pointed out to me that snopes reports this as FALSE. I am not reporting this story. It’s a funny poem, written for a prompt. So, no. This is not real. Yes, the tattoo looks fake because it is fake etc.

Photo Credit: Crazy Weird News

I found more pictures of this baby on Drill Baby. It’s not a real baby. It’s a work of art.