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Sailing

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I used to know a guy in Michigan
He asked me if I would like to go sailing with him some weekend
I asked what kind of boat
He said he used a pickup truck not a boat
I thought that was weird
What lake I asked
No lakes, garages he said
His name was Bruce
This is a true story

p.s. I don’t know about e.e., he probably won’t be capitalizing

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The Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest #43

I suck at poetry, so this challenge by Chelsea Owens is perfect.

A Sense of Loss

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Oh, Dear.

Where have you gone,
can you not see me,
hear me, feel me near?

Why are you so still,
so very quiet,
unlike you, like this?

Oh fear,
something is amiss, Dear.

I cannot see, touch, nor hear,
just sense cold, an absence,
you’re no longer here.

I don’t know what to do,
but I cannot stay,
like this, without you. 

Oh dear.

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I don’t often try poetry, but when I saw this image, Woman with Long Hair by Man Ray (1929), and read my friend Björn Rudberg’s (real poet) poem RAPUNZEL’S MIRANDA… I knew I wanted to try something. The old photograph immediately reminded me of Graceland Cemetery in Chicago, a deep sadness came over me and I felt a sense of loss.

So, here’s my entry for Kerry O’Conner’s Real Toads ~ Camera Flash!

 

 

 

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