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PASSING YEARS

I am going off assignments to finish my poetry unit.  I have enjoyed the assignments, but missed doing three of them.  I’m wrapping up with a poem I wrote a few years ago.  Back to my serious side, my blessed … Continue reading

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NURSING HOME LAMENT

“Living here wouldn’t be so bad,” the old man whined, “but I eat dinner and hardly know I’ve dined.   Gravy with no grease, potatoes without salt Toast with no butter, ice cream without malt   No more Tic Tac … Continue reading

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MITCHELL SCHOOL

(Lesson 7: Form: Ballad; Subject: Neighborhood; Device: Assonance) We talked of community, not neighborhood; We talked of counties, and towns We met in schools and courthouse lawns Wore overalls and dresses, not evening gowns. The building housed the public school, … Continue reading

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CHILD’S REFUGE

Assignment 6:  Form: Found Words, (The fourth word of hymn title on 25 hymns)  Subject: Face, (Face of my great grandchild) Device: Chiasmus  (Title and ending) Here are the words in the order I found them:   you, vision, and, thought, … Continue reading

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GRANDMA BETTER NOT BE THIN-SKINNED

“Grandma, you have old skin; I have new skin.  Smell it.” “Um, smells good, sweetie pie” “Grandma, what’s that?” “That’s called a mole, honey.” Grandma, why do you have those brown spots?” “I’m just getting old, baby.” “Grandma, I don’t … Continue reading

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TRUTH

Truth is a treasure-trove Rare and precious – Un-mined, un-cherished – Tucked in a chest, Hidden to the masses. (Lesson 2, writing201 (poetry)  Acrostic, simile, gift)

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