Category Archives: Challenge

Sleeping rough; flowers around but all not well


Ha! Some windows of opportunity seem to be popping in and out of the internet. Let me see if I can get any of my stored posts through . . . Cut dogwood under stars rough bed to make, There … Continue reading

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Struggle Propaganda for Gaggles


How messy, taking courage as mantra that talk May lean on a magic way to exist; Stories feed the soul with struggle myths and don’t balk, For the vulnerable on which to subsist. © June 2019 Colonialist

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Grandchildren Made Noisy


                Scoot or swim; children with noose, A sign to learn from love; Swing, of late, glad noise let loose, Now, in weekend, made deaf by all above!   June 2019 Colonialist

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Dance, Proposal, and Acceptance


  Chill! Swirl in beam freely; Stick to drive through teeming hall; Kneel before sweetheart; dream can really Come true with sign to cheer us all!     My own proposal took place in a car parked overlooking city lights; … Continue reading

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Paws for Healing


    Needs mercy walking dog? No surprise, Rough cement past gate gives song of trials To soft pads: give heart, then, and rise To hope from booth at back of Vet’s — healed dog smiles! © May 2019 Colonialist

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Film Script


Alley shoot: a siren sound; Style: Detective, where clues abound; Lights give insight, live cameras shift — From tracks, to roadblocks, to permit, lift. (Of course  I took this slant after the film script editing exercise I have just completed!) … Continue reading

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Minimal List Cat Poems.


Day 30 and Final GloPoWriMo 2019 Prompt: I’d like you to try your hand at a minimalist poem. What’s that? Well, a poem that is quite short, and that doesn’t really try to tell a story, but to quickly and … Continue reading

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May 2019 Parliamentary Elections in South Africa


Cast vote not to win, but cut or diminish Overseer party power: Mouse may be worth more than rat at finish! Ideas to grin at in this hour Will crackle as factories once more flower. © April 2019 Colonialist

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Met a Poem About Poems


Day 28 GloPoWriMo 2019 . . . the concept of meta-poems – which are poems about poems! And now for our daily prompt. As you may have guessed, today I’d like to challenge you to try your hand at a … Continue reading

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Sonnet or Moonnet.


For the 27th day of Na/GloPoWriMo, I’d like to challenge you to “remix” a Shakespearean sonnet. Shakespeare Sonnet XII When I do count the clock that tells the time, And see the brave day sunk in hideous night; When I … Continue reading

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