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The best of them

I searched far and wide for the best of the best. I walked across deserts, and sailed across oceans. I flew through bright blue skies, and dark grey clouds with no end in sight. I searched Earth's centre, its edges, and all that was in between them. The answers were many. But, only one struck … Continue reading The best of them

Sun everlasting

Let me tell you of the lady that came visiting me the other night. It was a Saturday night. Life's daily task completed, all was still and calm in my mind as I laid down and waited for death's far removed cousin. I heard a soft knock. I looked up, and there she was at … Continue reading Sun everlasting

Bottled up

Bottle of pain leaks. Daily, tears flow and blood seeps. Fragile is her heart. Therein, we died, but, I live, still. Therein, I buried your kisses and your caresses of my tresses and crevices. Therein, I laid pains, and, the chains wrought from times when you made it rain on my skin. Therein, I sat … Continue reading Bottled up

The cyst poem

❤Aweni 2019 For more information on sebaceous cysts, visit https://patient.info/skin-conditions/epidermoid-and-pilar-cysts-sebaceous-cysts-leaflet

Rain drops

Pitter patter I thump Gently then loudly on their roofs Their thin veils And their moods My aid is at hand Wrapped as one We make sure They feel our wrath and love He tells me where to go I know what to do I wet the appetite of the lil babe Buried deep in … Continue reading Rain drops

Miss Dainty

One hop, two hops, twirl A dainty form on life's stage. Cheers, boos, laughs or cries, Dainty moves with no remorse. Will she spend time on time past? Most certainly not! ❤Aweni Adams Image and poetry ©Aweni Adams 2019

Rodeo #3: Travel with a Twist Winners

So many talents on display here. I absolutely adore every story and I had to share. The competition was stiff.
Congratulations to Colleen on winning first place! I didn’t see the twist coming at all.

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

By Sherri Matthews

Well, we asked for travel stories with a twist, and we got ‘em.  Thank you so much to all who entered, 29 in all. You’ve taken us around the world (twice), to Rome and through most of Europe, to Morocco, Lima, on sun-drenched holidays including the Caribbean and Hawaii, up mountains, along the coast, to a Harry Potter conference in San Francisco, a monastery, Lake Michigan, Key West, Rock Springs and the weird and wonderful Garbled Creese. We’ve walked, ran and hiked, and travelled by car, cruise ship, plane, bus, motorhome, and broomstick.

The high quality and enjoyment of every story, however, did not make it easy for the judges.  I don’t like this part of the job! First, I verified every story’s word count and sadly had to eliminate 2, one just under, one just below 99 words. Then we narrowed it down with each of…

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“The Wild Hunt,” A Nonet Poem

“The Wild Hunt,” A Nonet Poem

Keep reading if like me, you haven’t heard of a Nonet poem before. Colleen educates us on what a Nonet poem is. I absolutely love her take on the form though the story behind it gives me the heebie-jeebies.

Colleen M. Chesebro

This week, I’m adding another poetry format to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge that is similar to the Etheree, except there are nine lines instead of ten. Everyone loves the Etheree, and I just couldn’t wait till the beginning of the new year to add a similar form. ❤ Many thanks to Jane Dougherty for the suggestion.

You can find the instructions on how to write the Nonet poem under the menu item: Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Challenge Guidelines.(P.S. I need to update this page)

For this week’s challenge, I used the word algid for cold, and purest for safe.

How to write a Nonet Poem:

A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc… until line nine finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject. 

line 1 – 9 syllables
line 2 – 8…

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Guest Post: “Poetry & Me” by Robbie Cheadle

Guest Post: “Poetry & Me” by Robbie Cheadle

Colleen M. Chesebro

Today, Robbie Cheadle, stopped by to talk about a topic that is dear to my heart: poetry. I’ll be reviewing this book soon. ❤

Robbie and her friend, Kim Blades, collaborated on a poetry book called “Open a New Door.” This is a new release and you will find links to the book below.

Author & Poet, Robbie Cheadle

I always like reading poetry. I enjoyed the descriptions, rhythm and word combinations. When I was a very small girl, I enjoyed nursery rhymes and rhyming songs and as I got older, I read books like The Hobbit and Emily of New Moon and really enjoyed the poems included in these books.

As an adult, there have been a few poems that have
completely captured my imagination.

“Dante’s Inferno”

The first poem is “Dante’s Inferno,” which is the first part of Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century epic poem, Divine Comedy. The Inferno tells the…

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When We Take Our Nose Out of Our Book, We Learn to Change Our Story — The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog

An inspirational write up by Lisa J. I had to share with you. I hope each and everyone of us find the light and that when we do, we find the strength and grace to live in it and not its shadow.❤ - Aweni   We are all human, and no matter our upbringing, family, … Continue reading When We Take Our Nose Out of Our Book, We Learn to Change Our Story — The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog