Royal Flush – (a soliloquy)

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EER_0485 (2)Words draw me to places yet unexplored

Stretched across the page like a mountain full of trees

Some of value tall and strong others just scraggly bushes

What draws me to write incessantly // hours on end

Filling pages with cobwebs of past // present // and future

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So many like me write on and on, words unheard // never read

Yet they write, like me;   seems they just can’t help themselves

What magic is in these words // the morphine of the soul

Stimulation like no other is my well written page

Compelling me to keep seeking that one last high

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I am an Alzheimer’s poet // words flowing day after day

Yet with no memory tomorrow of what I wrote yesterday

There’s magic in words, shuffling the cards and dealing

A new hand every day… new words, new thoughts written

Perhaps one day soon I’ll be…

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WritePhoto # Portal

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KL Caley is the host of WritePhoto

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

This week’s prompt is a post with a difference – our August guest photo!

Portal – Image by Rebecca M. Douglass

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a puddle with leaves and trees reflected in the surface.

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As I walked, avoiding the rain water in my way

Something glinted, sparkled like gems in my eyes

Looking towards the source of light, I found

That I was looking down at my own reflection

A little puddle of water on the road reflecting

The sky, the clouds, and trees around it

So much beauty concentrated in such a small space

Made me think how we pass ignorantly, the wondrous views

That nature has scattered all around us as a reminder

To look up, look around us and admire the world we live in

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Photo Challenge # Doors

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Weejars is the host of Photo Challenge this week.

Image credit Pobble365

Use the above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

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Doors are portals
Exit or enter, your choice

The exterior is for all to see
Decorated according to the taste of the inhabitant

What lies inside is a mystery
Till you’re granted permission to enter

When hospitality is extended in good faith
Never exploit this generosity, repay it with kindness

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Weekly Prompts Wednesday ; Spectator

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Sue W and GC are the hosts of Weekly Prompts

This week the Wednesday Challenge from partner Susan and myself is SPECTATOR .“

How you choose to respond to this challenge is entirely up to you – Words, Pictures, Poetry or Rhyme.

Please tag Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge

When we are actors, playing our roles on life’s stage

We lose the ability to be objective or unbiased

Occasionally we need to extract ourselves from the drama

And observe life as a spectator, from a distance

Deeply involved in our daily struggles, we forget often

That we aren’t the only players in this arena

Looking at life as it happens, from the angle of an outsider

We do learn how to put things in their proper perspective

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I was taught this wisdom by my late father in law! And I have benefited a lot from this advice at time…

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Reena’s Xploration Challenge # 196 – The misfit

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Reena is the host of Reena’s Xploration Challenge

Welcome back!

PROMPT #196

There is no restriction on length or format of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured in the Weekly Wrap.

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No matter how hard I try, I’ll always be the odd one out

The society judges me by its skewed standards and I don’t fit


Conformation is not my aim nor my desire in life


Being like everyone else never held any appeal for me


I like being different, I like my individuality


If I am a square peg in a round hole, I am rather proud of it


They call me a misfit, and aim to hurt or provoke me


They don’t know that I crave this title, am absolutely good with it

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A Day Without Writing

Words Flow

This a free flow writing where I just put down words as they came to my head.

A Day Without Words

To go a day without

Not t putting a word down

With my mind fought

How to not put down a word

Not that anyone heard

In my mind only and not for all

My heart it does fall

Putting the words away

Maybe nothing to say

But no my words flow

Thoughts they grow

So not a day with out words

Words they will be heard

©️ Chris Chonos

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Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday, August 26, 2021

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Welcome to Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday! This is the day of the week where all members of the Go Dog Go Café Community are invited to introduce a Poet or Writer they enjoy reading.

Participating is really fast and simple- in the comments below, post the link for the Home Page of the Poet/Writer you are introducing to us and tell us briefly why you think they are special.

We encourage all of you to visit these blogs (or social media pages) and get acquainted with some great new writers. You never know who you might meet. . .

Happy reading…

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