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Ronovan writes Decima prompt #52 Darkness before morning

The announcement that we all expected

came cutting through the usual noise

of children occupied with toys,

from household chores thoughts deflected,

eyes and ears to screens directed,

sombre is the next announcement

as they hear the dark pronouncement

today life has come to an end

for well loved husband, father, friend

reflecting on a life well spent

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Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt #203

Whilst in San Remo on holiday

I visited the graveyard one day

to find old Edward Lear‘s grave

and in these words my respects gave

I’m sorry sir but have you heard

everything you wrote was quite absurd

curious poems and stories tall

enjoyed by children and by all

you can be sure we will not forget

your wonderful nonsense alphabet

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Ronovan writes #Haiku challenge #351

Watch new life erupt

from the comfort of slumber

Spring awakening

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Ronovan writes #Haiku challenge #350

His chirp continues

through the soft orange twilight

while street lamps waken.

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Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt #201

While I was sitting in my room

from next door’s radio came a tune

a few minutes passed as I listened

feeling slow tears as my eyes glistened

knowing I’d heard the tune before

probably from some movie score

Barber’s Adaggio for strings apparently

which William Orbit arranged so fluently.

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Ronovan writes Haiku challenge #349

On crisp morning air

calm rhythmic breaths form soft clouds

birth of Winter mists.

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Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt #200 Clubbing it

Last Saturday we went down the pub,

later on, we carried on to a club,

imagine my surprise when I saw my sister

naked, pole-dancing in the, “Buena Vista.”

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Samiscribbles weekend writing prompt #199 #Tables of Terror

Discoveries found quite episodic

gave to us a list that rang melodic

so even those who would feel it all too much

of a strain could successfully remain in touch

and not appear to their peers quite so dense

as they recited the names of the elements.

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #55

burlingham-henge-1

I looked at my neighbour

and she looked at me

then she smiled, bowed her head

and asked if I could see

that we and all the the other posts

were painted quite brightly.

I asked her for the reason

and with a smile of glee,

she said tonight when the park is closed

we will dance round the old dead tree

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 155 #SynonymsOnly End/Hurry

1FC18AC1-FC35-4973-A8CF-18EEC7FFD143Hare, knew the result

was a foregone conclusion

no point in rushing,

the triumph of the tortoise

became the stuff of legend.

 

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