Poetry Prompt #25

Poetry Prompt: Write a poem about your first kiss :)  (Mine was awkward also)

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Our Day of Passing anthology :)

Frank (Franco) Esposito and I (Valeri Beers) have poems in this anthology :) I have also read excellent poems by a lot of the contributors. I look forward to reading ALL the poems, short stories and essays :)

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http://www.luv2write.net/our-day-of-passing.html – go to Ingrid’s page to check out Our Day of Passing

COMING SOON Our Day of Passing: An Anthology of Short Stories, Poems, Fiction and Essays Do you have a macabre fascination with death and the afterlife? If so, then this anthology is definitely for you and best of all it will be FREE. Published from July 2015, it includes an eclectic and diverse mix of short stories, poems, fictions and essays related to the possibly slightly ghoulish subject of ‘death!

Contributors:Adam E Morrison
Aliki Barnstone
Allyson Lima
Candida Spillard
D B Mauldin
Dada Vedaprajinananda
David A Slater
David King
Dee Thompson
Dennis Higgins
Donald Illich
Edward Meiman
Eileen Hugo
Emily Olson
Franco Esposito
Ingrid Hall
Joan McNerney
Joshua Little
Kin Asdi

Contributors:Madison Meadows
Malobi Sinha
Marianne Szylk
Mark Aspa
Mark David McClure
Megan Caito
Michael Brookes
Michael Burke
Pijush Kanti Deb
Prince Adewale Oreshade
Rafeeq O. McGiveron
Richard Hennerley
Robin Reiss
Sasha Kasoff
Stephanie Buosi
Strider Marcus Jones
Talia Haven
Valeri Beers
Virginia Wright

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Poetry Prompt #24

It really is snowing this morning! :P

Poetry Prompt: Go through an older poetry notebook and REVISE past poem that you think need a change

FOR ALL Poetry Pasta readers, writers, lurkers I have a question:  do you think the poetry prompts I post are too general?  I got ONE COMMENT that they were.  Is there anything you would like to see on Poetry Pasta?

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Poetry Prompt #23

Poetry Prompt:  Write a poem about a dream you’ve had

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Poetry Prompt #22

Poetry Prompt: Write a poem about the Earth as if it were a tangible person, not necessarily your “Mother” ;)

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An Unfortunate Remark – by Donal Mahoney

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The old couple sits in recliners
after dinner the way old couples do
and she tells him what she saw
in the yard that first warm day
and it’s crocuses  and daffodils 
no tulips yet but she knows 
tulips will pop any day 
and he listens because there 
might be a quiz but then
 
she sees the gun in his lap 
and she asks why it’s there
and he says it’s in case 
she repeats the remark 
she made the night before 
because this time he’ll shoot 
the words out of the air 
quicker than a pheasant
in hunting season and 
 
blood will splatter 
on the ceiling and walls 
because this time she won’t 
put a hole in his heart as she 
did last night and maybe 
the two of them can return 
to who they were before 
she spoke and he survived,
hanging on to life.
 
Donal Mahoney
 
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Nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes, Donal Mahoney has had poetry and fiction published in various publications in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Some of his earliest work can be found at http://booksonblog12.blogspot.com
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Poetry Prompt #21

This is the year I learn how to rollerskate.

Poetry Prompt: Write a poem about rollerskating

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Poetry Prompt #20

Poetry Prompt: write a poem about a friend

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Poetry Prompt #19

Poetry Prompt: Write a haiku about any subject

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Here’s my haiku about a Dutch oven one of my best friends gave me

purple Dutch oven

I love it so very much

I will never cook

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Poetry Prompt #18

We’ve passed the halfway point of  National Poetry month.  How ya doin’?  Are you creatively stressed like me?  I have a lot of poem beginnings for the prompts :)

POETRY PROMPT:  Write a poem about a car race

my girl is racing today :)

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