The Brutal Attack

2021 April PAD Challenge Countdown: T-minus 9. For today's prompt, write a cause and effect poem.

2021 April PAD Challenge Countdown

When my crocuses and hostas begin poking out of the garden, I know it's time for the APRIL Poem-a-Day Challenge. This year as last year, Robert Brewer at Writer's Digest Poetic Asides is offering a pre-poeming countdown, counting down the 10 days leading up to the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today’s prompt, take the … Continue reading 2021 April PAD Challenge Countdown


My poetic friends over at Poetic Bloomings have introduced a new form--the Waltmarie. (Sounds like a dance, doesn't it?) The form was created by Candace Kubinec (Rhymes with Bug). Marie describes the form on her exquisite blog Pictured Words-- "The Waltmarie is a 10-line form of any subject. The even-numbered lines are 2 syllables, and … Continue reading Haunt

Enter into Peace

 The Writers Digest November Poem-A-Day Challenge

November PAD 2020

We've had a full moon, Halloween, a time change, three barometric pressure migraine alerts, snow, a hurricane, fires, an upcoming election, and oh, yeah . . . a continuing pandemic. Sigh. So, who's ready to poem. The Writers Digest November Poem-A-Day Challenge begins today. It's fun. It's free. For today’s prompt, write an enter poem.

Oatmeal Cookies and a Win

Want to Gain a Few Pounds? I'll help you. (Kidding/not kidding) Sunday we began packing away my recently deceased father’s clothing. This duty had been on hold since COVID because my ailing mother lives in the same house as my dad had and we need to protect her from the virus. We didn’t last long … Continue reading Oatmeal Cookies and a Win