Posts tagged ‘challenge’

November 14, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

There are always New Year’s resolutions
that end up broken
faster than a speeding bullet 

Daily goals
Weekly goals
Bucket lists
Wish lists

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June 28, 2017

Loving You

by Abigail Gronway

Loving you
did not come naturally
and you sure don’t make it easy.

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May 31, 2017

Not, Never I

by Renwick Berchild

Surrender, not I,
I will pluck a stem of hemlock, eat it,

let be licked by a savage storm at sea, no havens
no safe harbors for me, I would rather be beaten

than surrender, rather be severed from my legs
than lie down, rather run

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October 21, 2016

Another Haiku

by Rhyme In Time

Predicament harsh,
Impossible conundrum–
Gird for harder climb.


April 29, 2016

Tongue-tie Poetry Challenge Accepted

by russtowne

Poetry challenge: Tongue Twister poem.

Keeping with the “M” alliteration theme:

Meanwhile, meandering

manly monks mollified

mildy miffed mean

maniacal mongrel monkeys

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April 30, 2015


by Jem Croucher


So April reaches its last day
It’s been a beauty, I must say

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December 14, 2014

What’s In A Challenge?

by Venkat


challenge not emotion
it is a stormy wind

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December 20, 2013

Bah Humbug

by graypoet

Christmas poem: Challenge.


Quiet moments watching the snow fall
Thinking of times past and days yet to be
We mold our future by the days gone by
Like most, I think of those close to me.

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December 19, 2013

Occasional Invasion

by Kerrie Ann Salsac

Christmas Poem: Challenge

cover image

A cushioned layer dampening all sound,

moonlight on white making darkness brighter,

I shiver and wrap the blankets tighter,

as snow is falling, softly to the ground.

The heavy heart inside me grows lighter

as the world outside, wrapped in it’s new shroud,

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December 17, 2013

Christmas Alone

by Kerrie Ann Salsac

Christmas Poem : Challenge

Sonnet 3

It’s a cold winters night, I’m all alone.

Wandering down the high street, I wonder

about the friends and family I’ve known.

Where are they now? All huddled together?

All warm inside, whilst I’m left asunder,

traipsing through snow in such ruthless weather?

Why am I out here, when  I miss them so?

The crackling fire, the sparkling tree,

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December 10, 2013

5 Words, 5 Haikus: Growth

by Rana
budding flower by *xsoxprettyxburningx on deviantART

budding flower by *xsoxprettyxburningx on deviantART


The once wriggling

parasite of the womb, now

emerges in bouts

of cantankerous

wails and greedy fingers that

grasp forth to the sky.

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August 24, 2013

Move on

by Devina

Poetry Challenge: Limerick

Why do you take their crap

It’s an elaborate trap

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August 17, 2013

Silly Boy

by Apurva

Unwell, tired, baggy eyes,

barely open, is the end nearby?,

or maybe its not, he seems all right,

face aglow, eyes shining bright,

as LOVE walks by, silly boy!

© Apurva

August 2, 2013

Poetry challenge, Loop poetry.

by Harry

Loop Poetry is a poetry form created by Hellon.

There are no restrictions on the number of stanzas nor on the syllable count for each line.

In each stanza, the last word of the first line becomes the first word of line two, last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3, last  word of line 3 becomes the first word of line 4.

This is followed for each stanza. The rhyme scheme is abcb.

Example below.

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May 13, 2013

Poetry challenge: Landscape.

by Harry

I would like to thank everyone who took part in the

Nonet poetry challenge it was successful with 30 entries.


For this months poetry challenge,

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March 19, 2013

Bright Happy Future (Poetry challenge: Easter Bunny)

by Chatty Owl

Warm tickles of the sun,
in egg-yolk-yellow.
I rest my eyelids shut,
as if assuring world around me
I’m fine.
Inhale the breeze,
soak in the fluffy clouds,

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March 17, 2013


by dokurtybitz

Poetry challenge : Easter Bunny.

From thoughts and imagination
One slowly emerging from
Primal innocence
Comes the shocking illustration

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February 23, 2013

Poetry challenge 3

by Harry

Another monthly challenge for you all.

Write a snippet of dialog overheard today and use that as the opening thoughts of a poem.

You can also leave your poem in ” submit a poem here. “

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January 31, 2013

Poetry Challenge: 2.

by Harry


January’s poetry challenge is to write a poem to or about a person close to you using any of the senses except sight. 

I’m looking forward to reading all your entries.

You can post in this challenge at anytime.

The entries so far.

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January 1, 2013

Acrostic poem: HOPEFUL

by willowdot21


H– Haven opened up it’s doors, turned on the taps so on the earth rain pours

O– Oh! not again is the plaintive cry that raises from the people in-between their sighs!

P– Please stop this rain before we float away we want to live another day.

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December 16, 2012

LOVE : Acrostic Poem

by Venkat

L– Life’s challenge to be

O– On the spot each day

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December 10, 2012


by billgncs

a poetry prompt to write a romantic poem with mud, old shoes and TP. I think someone has a sense of humor

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July 26, 2012

years after..

by timzauto

days go by faster and faster

looking up ,  I see years after

all time disappears , I keep looking back

no longer young , my memories unpack

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