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Life of the Author (A Shakespearean Sonnet)

To be honest, this is my first attempt at a Sonnet.  Learned about them in college and it was a project in ELA last year.  I helped my student with this, but I never took it by the reins myself.  … Continue reading

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Character Acrostics: More Poem Fun

Basically, every letter that starts the line is going to be part of a word.  That word will be a character associated with each series.  Think I’m going to do 4 or 5 here, but two of them will be … Continue reading

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Path of Heroes Sestina

(A sestina is a 7 stanza poem. The first 6 stanzas have 6 lines where the final word of each line is used in each position once.  It ends with a 3 line stanza with two of the words in … Continue reading

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Cherish Their Childhoods

Gone in half a blink From needing nurturing To always out Rarely giving time Sequestered in their lair Like a cocooned larva * We rarely think ahead The humorous mourning Of our little ones advancement Weeping at milestones That grow … Continue reading

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Touching on the Sensitive

You have set out On a path of scars and tears To bring a subject That delves in shadows Into the light Whether people wish to speak Or ignore the social plight * Using fiction as your soapbox Weaving the … Continue reading

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That Single Step

A single step Taken slowly Making you feel every bruise That life has inflicted Exhaustion is your world Yet you wish to carry on To make progress And collapse with pride A burst of energy Born from such a tiny … Continue reading

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The Grand Finale

A long road has been written Through typos and twists You have seen it to the end Fingers worn and callused Pencils down to nubs The corpses of pens fill a drawer A cemetery you refuse to toss Keys on … Continue reading

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