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Thursday, April 27, 2017

POEM-IN-YOUR-POCKET-DAY

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DREAMS - by Langston Hughes


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow



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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

POETRY CHALLENGE #51

In 1790, while free Blacks paid taxes to support schools, their children were not allowed to attend these schools. Imagine that you were a Black child back then...

WRITE A POEM TELLING WHY YOU SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO GO TO SCHOOL LIKE ANYBODY ELSE


Saturday, April 22, 2017

A POEM FOR TODAY

A POEM IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY





IS THIS THE FUTURE?




NASA
Discovered
A new planet on the
Horizon much like
Earth  500 light
Years away orbiting a
Dim red star much like
Our sun the closes match
To earth yet
Cousin or  evil twin?




Thursday, April 20, 2017

THURSDAY POETRY PROMPT



WRITE A "ONE" POEM






1



Lone wolf
Runs with the pack
Sometimes runs
Alone refusing
To conform doing
What it takes to
Stay safe keep the
Pack safe not always
Playing fair wild on
The prowl constantly
Looking for prey





Wednesday, April 19, 2017

POETRY CHALLENGE #50



A woman opens her front door and finds a bouquet of flowers on the doorstep...

WRITE A POEM DESCRIBING THE EVENTS THAT LEAD UP TO THIS MOMENT






Friday, April 14, 2017

A POEM FOR TODAY


INAPPROPRIATE LOVE NOTE






Sweet sweet child sweet
Like fresh fruit from the
Vine I hereby declare you
Mine dropping as you did
From high in the sky so
High out of nowhere you
Appeared like dew drops
On tree leaves like air we
Breathe are you a figment
Of my imagination like a
Ghost I saw in the dark or
Are you the answer to a
Prayer that pounds inside
My heart


Thursday, April 6, 2017

A POEM FOR TODAY



THIS TOO SHALL PASS



This too shall pass this too
Shall end goes for everyone
Person place or thing no
Matter how big you are no
Matter how much you worth
Final bell will ring one day
To commit you back to earth
I'm gonna miss me when I'm
Gone

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

POETRY CHALLENGE #48

Pick up the book, magazine, or newspaper that is nearest to you and open to a random page. Start your POEM with the first line at the top of the page and end it with the last line at the bottom of the page.




Tuesday, April 4, 2017

DEDICATION



THE DR. IS OUT
for Maya Angelou


Without knowing you
Taught me the meaning
Of love and understanding
Of myself as a person of
Color in all things to no
Longer be afraid to lift
My voice and sing rise
Above the friction of life
Relegated to the second-class
Citizenship lane to rise above
Life sentenced to the iron bars
Of a caged in soul which now
Sings all praises to you daily
For healing me for making me
Well enough to lift my voice
To rise still rise