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Paid Passage – A Poem

Some have the price of pristine virginity and rise obscenely don’t think I wouldn’t but I can only afford to take you as tired as I marked by every touch once you are mine you give too easily for loyalty

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Poetry prompt – A twist in the tale

For this prompt you need to write a poem which has a surprise twist. The poem should be made of four stanzas of equal length – no more than eight lines each. The twist must be all in the final

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Gorilla – A Poem

I had seen you on television where you were easily ignored but here you breathe twenty feet from me black as coal with the same potential to burn from the set of shoulders like cannonballs through massive chest articulate fingers

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Bad Company – A Poem

Fear sends out spiders not knowing where they will spin their webs stronger than despair sticking faster than rumour more permanent than infamy Stay in the honest air away from me, myself mine-shafts deep, dark pitifuls basements and belfries of

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The History Displays: Part Two – A Poem

I am with you Dedalus I run but am cast so precisely by the nightmare of history that I flow inexorably where the curve of eschatology takes me I can break my hands forever under millennial tonnes of creed cracking

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The History Displays: Part One – A Poem

We cannot speak out-shouted by history where we should cry we bleed We don’t need self-pity that wears itself out refusing cures and cries “I hurt, so you cannot cut me.” before wielding its own knife But that is who

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The unforgettable unremembered – A Poem

Having written far too many form poems, here’s an unexpurgated squirt of untamed odic pleasure 🙂 The Unforgettable Unremembered I’ve long lost the lighted eyes of the earliest girl I kissed The face of my inaugural drop of inhibitions Is

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Rubato – A Sestina and Poetry Challenge

The sestina is evil, having a complicated form based on sixes which is explained further below. I tried this out due to a personal challenge from Crabby, who I will make suffer in return! So this weekends Poetry challenge is

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Distance – A Villanelle

The distance between may never be crossed As the span that parts the living and dead It cannot be held, and cannot be lost With the crawl of a slowly numbing frost I lie in the snow and dream you

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Poet Priestess – A Poem

So revered had she become That other scholars travelled Hard days for her counsel The motes she bestowed Could be sold for sums Which bought whole lives Remembering her roots Each month she visited The town square Offering advice for

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