A Writing Update
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by afstewart
4M ago
Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com It's been a while since I did one of these here on the website, so here goes. It's been a rough November. It started well, coming off getting the new versions of both Colours of Poetry and Tears of Poetry formatted and uploaded for distribution. They are both available ..read more
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Remembrance Day Poem 2022
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by afstewart
5M ago
Here's my annual poem for Remembrance Day. Photo by Bogdan R. Anton on Pexels.com Echoes of War Wander the lonely hillscovered in scarlet poppiesas the cold November windblows the yesteryear of war. Boom the guns,acrid smoke and soundBoom the guns,as the soldiers fall Wander the lonely hillsjust above the bonesas the cold November windwhispers voices ..read more
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Happy Halloween!
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by afstewart
5M ago
A little Halloween poem for you from Poetry of Monsters and Madness. The Hessian When the swirl of autumn leavesstirs the dank smell of loam and dirtand the bright moon shimmers throughthe shadow of bare-boned oaken trees When the witching hour whispersto the prowling echoes of the deadand that reverberation of hoofbeatsthunders down the lonesome ..read more
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#OctoberFrights Day 4: Dark Poetry with Monsters
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by afstewart
6M ago
Welcome to Day 4 and my annual October Frights Dark Poetry segment Photo by samer daboul on Pexels.com Shadows in the Mirror Shifting glassin the darkreflectionsof facesthat shouldn’t beMama, mama,he cries out,nightmares are realShush,it was a dreamThere are nomonsters Mama smilesreassuringly Until the morningwhen the lightrevealsa missingchild Within the Woods Like reaching fingersunder moonlightthe branches ..read more
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A Wednesday Poem
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by afstewart
10M ago
I didn't quite finish the drabbles this week so I'll give you a poem instead. I wrote this one for a writing exercise, I hope you enjoy. Drabble Wednesday will be back next week with Frankie and Joni. Photo by Alexander Krivitskiy on Pexels.com Unsatisfactory Conclusions in a void, empty and isolatedconnectiveturn your back on ..read more
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Day 30 – National Poetry Month: Sharp Edges
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by afstewart
1y ago
So we come to the last day of this year's National Poetry Month. I give you a free verse poem from the prompt Sharp Edges. Enjoy. Photo by Thiago Matos on Pexels.com Sharp Edges Sharp toneDeep cutinto whatis your psycheA wallop in your gutfalling, falling within a dark engulfing fuseWords bury you, a smothering debristriggering ..read more
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Day 29 – National Poetry Month: Hidden Midnight
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by afstewart
1y ago
Today's poem is a triolet from the prompt, Hidden Midnight. Enjoy. Photo by Amar Saleem on Pexels.com Hidden Midnight Within a tick of the winding clockas the witching hour passesShadows form and devils flockwithin a tick of the winding clock,while the shapes of death stalkagainst your eternity and ashesWithin a tick of the winding clockas ..read more
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Day 28 – National Poetry Month: Collywobbles
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by afstewart
1y ago
Today is a silly day, with a free verse poem from the prompt, Collywobbles. Enjoy. Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Collywobbles Oh, I have the collywobblesthose flutters in my tummyMy nerves are all a jangleand feeling ever so funny Really, Rupert?I told you not to eat the fishIt smelled quite off Oh, I have the ..read more
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Day 27 – National Poetry Month: Paradise in Nightmare
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by afstewart
1y ago
Today's poem is a bit of a chant poem and a bit of a free verse poem, from the prompt Paradise in Nightmare. Enjoy. Photo by Joonas ku00e4u00e4riu00e4inen on Pexels.com Paradise in Nightmare Live the High Lifesipping champagneGilded age of dreams,at someone else’s expenseYour paradisebuilt on nightmare Boom or Bustlet the gold flowNever mind the ..read more
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Day 26 – National Poetry Month: Wait on the Clock
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by afstewart
1y ago
Today I give you the annual Blitz poem, from the prompt Wait on the Clock. Also, the Blitz poem has a title rule, so I did not use the prompt as the title for this one. Photo by Steve Johnson on Pexels.com Godot with Wound(from the prompt Wait on the Clock) Wait on the ClockWait ..read more
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