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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: June 16, 2020      Views: 154

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For more than 50 years I wrote and set aside my writing hoping someday, as I came into a life of repose, I would be able to review, organize and find my inner voice through my writing. This wonderful site provides such a safe haven, instruction, crit - more...

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A child's lament
"The Family Next Door" by JLR
Across the darkening expanse between
our house and the family next door
they sat gathered, I couldn't be seen.

The carpeted floor, dark wood dining table
with a platter, plates, bowls, and real creme,
so much food I thought the table unstable.

Not staring like a boarish swine,
just being stuck on just how stark
the difference, from their table and mine...

oh...mine, a well-used reassigned
card table, with a bent leg, propped
with a book with a broken spine

Our dishes with the cracks and a chip
or two showing strains from being thrown
but not shattered, the last time he did flip.

Pressing my mind to search across the zones
of time for a twinkling of sameness
in their family and mine...

Coming again, ever so alone...
there was no sameness, their family and mine.

Childhood writing prompt entry

Writing Prompt
Write a rhyming poem about your childhood. It can be good or bad, happy or sad.
No more than 20 lines.
No free verse.

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TODAY'S WRITING PROMPT Childhood POETRY CONTEST
Write a rhyming poem about your childhood. It can be good or bad, happy or sad.
No more than 20 lines. No free verse.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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