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October Poetry Challenge: Day Seventeen

Safe Inside Wind rages outsideBut we are warm and laughing Rage on, wind. Rage on. I'd love to see the efforts of your poem in the comments below! I understand that these are first drafts and I hope you offer my humble words the same grace! Remember, Keep Showing Up! See you tomorrow for Day… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Seventeen

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Sixteen

Will You Be My Friend? We didn't talk much in high schoolBack when you were the tough skater girlAnd I was the introverted book wormBut I still remember one time you made me laughIn health classThe teacher asked what we would doIf a boy pressured us for sexAnd you said offer him a sockI was… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Sixteen

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Fifteen

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words But I thinka tiny word can mean just as muchBecause few pictures are as beautiful as"us" I'd love to see the efforts of your poem in the comments below! I understand that these are first drafts and I hope you offer my humble words the same grace! Remember,… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Fifteen

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Fourteen

A Month of Hunting A barren wasteland stretches before meTauntingly whiteI straighten my shouldersGather my breathAnd place fingers on keysI plunge forward grabbinginspiration by the tail, the horns, the flankSinking my teeth deep2 weeks down2 weeks to go I'd love to see the efforts of your poem in the comments below! I understand that these… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Fourteen

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Thirteen

Hunger: Lack Thereof As I sit with pen and paperPouring over cookbooks and blogsSearching for the most nutritious, delicious sustenanceA weekly ritual I mostly abhorIt hits me with convicting suretyThis is one of the biggest blessings I take for grantedAnd I'm so gratefulFor the hassle of planning what to eatOut of an abundance of available… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Thirteen

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Twelve

Unapologetic Taste A shopping story Pillows, rugs, and curtains, please Millennial Pink. I'd love to see the efforts of your poem in the comments below! I understand that these are first drafts and I hope you offer my humble words the same grace! Remember, Keep Showing Up! See you tomorrow for Day Thirteen!

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Eleven

How I Tire of Shoulds and Shouldn'ts Today I was reading a bookA book I've already read beforeThree times in factAnd someone said, "You shouldn't reread! There isn't enough time to read all the books you want the first time"And I thought, "Yes, that is quite true"And then I tucked my nose between pagesAnd continued… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Eleven

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Ten

Mirroring If it's true that people becomeLike those they surround themselves withThen I dare sayI'm doing alrightThey teach me selfless loveThey keep me laughingThey offer helping hands, hugs, and foodThey listen, pray, inspire, challengeTo say I'm lucky is an understatementSo I'll just say thisIf I become more like themThen I'll become better I'd love to… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Ten

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Nine

Life's One Constant It terrifies me how life can deteriorate in a moment, a breath, a blinkA car crash, a diagnosis, an act of violenceIt enthralls me how life can blossom in a moment, a breath, a blinkA confession of love, a delivery, an act of selflessness And through it allRain or sun, plenty or… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Nine

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October Poetry Challenge: Day Eight

I'll Bless the Rains Down in Africa A ringing in my earFollowed by the most glorious sound"Darling! How are you?!"With her gushing voiceAnd our shared laughterThe painful chasm closesMy best friend no longer feels 2,104 miles away I'd love to see the efforts of your poem in the comments below! I understand that these are… Continue reading October Poetry Challenge: Day Eight