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24 Syllable Challenge

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In the Daily Prompt Thread I've included several 24 syllable "poems".  At Writing.com there is a daily challenge to write a poem in exactly 24 syllables, no more, no less and include some form of the given prompt word.  Sometimes it produces some very good poems.  Most of the time it is more an exercise in stretching the vocabulary and condensing your thoughts.  No high poetry here, just quick, attempts to expand your writing. I've found in writing these short pieces, they have often led to inspiration for longer poems.   I thought maybe someone else would like to join me in this exercise so I'm setting up, a separate thread.  I'm stealing the prompts from the original forum.   I don't write one every day and this is not a contest, no winners, no losers.  Just have fun writing.

 
24 Syllable Forum

Let me regale you
with the merits of this forum,
poets disciplined
to stretch and to condense.
~~jvg

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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Prompt:  Lilac
 

Mom

 Lilac and lemon drops
flavor my memories
of my miniscule grandmother
we all called Mom.
         ~~jvg

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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May 18 deadline 4 PM Eastern Standard Time 

Prompt:  travail

Marathon

Muscles burn,
throat parched,
one more stride,
the travail forgotten
in the triumph
of finishing the race.
                ~~jvg


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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May 19 deadline 4 PM Eastern Standard Time

Prompt:  writhe

I'm Home

Her soft, furry belly
on full display
as she writhed in anticipation 
at her mistress's return.
                      ~~jvg


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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May 21 

Prompt: beckon

Temptation

After a long month of denial
the aroma wafting 
from Mom's apple pie
beckons to me.
                     ~~jvg


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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July 5 Prompt  Amber

My Molly

She languidly rolls on her back
begging to be scratched.
Her amber eyes
match her plush, furry, belly.
                 ~~jvg


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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July 6  Prompt - wraith 

Grandpa said he saw 
my Mom, who'd passed long ago,
the week before he died.
The wraith whispered his name.
                           ~~jvg


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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July 8     Prompt -  torrid

Temper, Temper

Her temper tantrums range
                   from torrid
                   and horrid
to limpid pathetic
though oh so athletic.
         ~~Judi Van Gorder


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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