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Betsy’s Poetry.

#OctPoWriMo entry #6 — Tantalizing

Tantalizing Tantalizing temptations show a future that will never materialize A desirable object that will always be just out of reach Promising to quench your thirst, but leaving you forever parched Offering delicious fruits that can never be harvested Don’t … Continue reading

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#OctPoWriMo entry #5 — Sharp

Sharp The pain starts with pins and needles. That sounds so harmless, cute even, like what folks say about waiting for a surprise. It is not. Not harmless. Not cute. Pins and needles are distinctly different. Needles are sharper and … Continue reading

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#OctPoWriMo entry #4 — Purple

Purple Where are the purple people? The red states and blue states united across party lines to do what is best for the nation as a whole? I know they are out there. Purple prose floods the internet, trading insults … Continue reading

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#OctPoWriMo entry #3 — Sparkling

Sparkling She is a sprite, a glowing dot, daughter of a spark from the burgeoning fire. She dances just outside reality, watching her mother ignite the flames. She is learning her future job, seeing how to turn up the heat. … Continue reading

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#OctPoWriMo entry #2 — The Void

The Void When we mess up writing a check, we scrawl “Void” across it, and it becomes uncashable. When we cannot come to agreement on a contract, we stamp it “Void”, and it becomes unenforceable. What about our other bad … Continue reading

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#OctPoWriMo entry #1 — Time

Time Events float in space, distinct, independent, until we force a connection– an order—based on time. In doing so, we restrict our vision, seeing only events we define as Past. We think them gone, immutable, and deny ourselves views of … Continue reading

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My First Rifle

for his fifth birthday, Davey got a Cricket rifle, single shot though it was loaded by mistake a single shot is all it takes the present was so gaily wrapped no sign how badly judgement snapped to make and sell … Continue reading

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No Pizza for Me

I’m allergic to the sauce and to Italian cheeses so growing up (and later) we made our own mock pizzas Crescent rolls spread flat were topped off with velveeta I must say they went fine with my limeade “margarita” Work’s … Continue reading

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Five Million Shades of Green

Set the clock to spring and the earth will bring five million shades of green End the winter’s drought when we’ve done without five million shades of green No more the gray-blue shades of darker evergreens that fade: juniper, holly, … Continue reading

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Easter Tradition

Come Easter in my backyard what wonders shall I see? Pink eggs peeking through the grass, are waiting just for me. My empty Easter basket, lined with a neon nest, will soon be decorated with the finds I love the … Continue reading

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