Tag Archives: poetry challenge

Vice and Virtue

I am greedy for your charity. I lust after your chastity. While some may call me slothful, I prefer “procrastinatory.” I admit I’m green with envy at your temperate humility. and yet I take great pride in times my wrath … Continue reading

Posted in humor, humanity, poetry, daily prompt | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

that voice

Like an itch in my psyche, your insults taunt me. In truth, am I that abhorrent? Niggling accusations, crippling judgments, peripheral flashes of forgotten shame… That and more, you say. We’ve only scratched the surface. I really hate the sound … Continue reading

Posted in daily prompt, poetry | Tagged , , , , | 28 Comments

Bookends (Slaking the Muse)

I began April’s National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) with a poem about “Waking the Muse.” Now thirty days later (and 30 poems, though not all were posted), I will bookend the month with a sequel to the first poem. Hence: … Continue reading

Posted in humor, poetry | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Off the Wall

Forty scientists and engineers and computer programmers toil each year, a million bucks per annum spent, a decade now, with price so dear. Another study of fifty years, such value held in answers sought, in labs where winged subjects die, … Continue reading

Posted in Animalia, daily prompt, poetry | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Cruel Moon

“The moon is merciless,” she writes. Cruel and scathing, she tells us. Is this the same moon under which lovers swoon? The same moon toward which canids tilt sharp-muzzled heads and sing ballads torn from the depths of ancient heritage? … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, daily prompt, poetry | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Rough Draft

NaPoWriMo Challenge, Day 28:  “Draft a prose poem in the form/style of a postcard.”  Okay, maybe I took it a little too literal 🙂

Posted in daily prompt, humor, poetry | Tagged , , , | 22 Comments

In the Stars

I am Capricorn, the sign of the goat. Stubborn, hairy, smells bad? Not very auspicious. Born in the Year of the Rat. Twitchy, gnawing, no sense of fine cuisine? My tarot card is The Devil. Need I say more about … Continue reading

Posted in daily prompt, humor, poetry | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments