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Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday POETRY

Write a "nothing better" poem


A Love Supreme




There are no words

To express that which

Is now and forever more









Prompt by RL Brewer's Poetic Asides Blog

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday POETRY PROMPT

WRITE A "DREAM" POEM



I Wake Up Screaming




When my head falls
Off the pillow in bed
At night sometimes a
Battle begins in my sleep
With me, myself and I,
But only when my head is
Low like that I'm
In too deep, my dream
So real I scream










*Prompt by R.L. Brewer's "Poetics Asides" blog



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

THURSDAY POETRY PROMPT

WRITE A "SOMETHING NEW" POEM





Romantic Implications




It all started in
Brooklyn, New York
Circa 1967 sitting in the
Lowe's Pitkin movie with
My girl, arm around her seat,
Hand on her right breast, fondling
New, unexplored teenage fantasies.
It was so thrilling and passionate when
She turned and softly French kissed
My trembling mouth.
007's You Only Live Twice
Never had a chance to be watched.





*Prompt by R.L. Brewer's "Poetic Asides" blog

poetry CHALLENGE #37

Write a poem using the expression 'LET FREEDOM RING."

Use it in the BEGINNING, MIDDLE, OR END of your poem.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

THURSDAY POETRY PROMPT

WRITE A "MOVIE INSPIRED" POEM



A Spike Lee Joint


It made me
Want to riot, strike back at
Society on my block, those
Who did not approve of
Famous Black faces hanging
On the wall of Sal's neighborhood
Pizza parlor.
Figures like Jackie Robinson,
Althea Gibson and Paul Laurence Dunbar,
Luminaries all.
But even so, even though they may
Concede eventually,
We still got to fight,
Fight the powers that be, and
Always Do The Right Thing.
But please don't,
Don't throw a garbage can
Through my shop window,
Me Black too.








***Prompt as posted by R.L. Brewer's "Poetic Asides" blog



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

GENERATING IDEAS for a poem


IDEAS are the building blocks of all good poetry writing. BEFORE you begin writing it is important to DEVELOP IDEAS to write about. To generate ideas for your poetry, BRAINSTORM.

Brainstorming is the unrestrained offering of thoughts in your head that want to be fully recognized.

THINK of all the possibilities...

poetry CHALLENGE #36


WRITE A POEM USING THE FOLLOWING WORDS:

EXILES - PERSECUTION - HOMESICK - YEARNING