Naughty Responses

The mere word


Prompts most folks to


Blush, maybe arch an eyebrow…

Wild wicked thoughts, images, dancing in back of mind.

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The Pi-Archimedes verse is:
○ a hexastich, a poem in 6 lines.
○ measured by the number of words in each line 3-1-4-1-5-9 to match the numerical sequence of the first six digits of Pi.
○ unrhymed.


Footsteps of the Mind

Prompt: Use the phrase “footsteps of the mind” in a poem.

Footsteps of the mind

Spiral, lead me to white sands

Where you, my heart, wait

Closing eyes, hear your steps now

Whispered on frothed ebbing tide

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Poet Gluttony  Today’s sentence: “Help!”

Thoughts squiggle, incoherent


Buffet: delicious challenges, prompts…


Poet finds hard to refuse…

Gluttony—drafts In-box full…words somersault, mum-tumble on page.

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Locusts of the Mind

Not satisfied to have devoured and left

The Past a devastation, gnawing locusts

Swarm recent season…their whirring become

A buzz saw in the brain…joining with echo

Of 2018’s dominoes crashed into each other

One by one, leaving soul crushed, cut

Bruised and bereft…faith shredded.

Yet I soldier on, sword and shield of

Wielded words…and sack of new seed

To plant barren ground for hopeful harvest*.

*Joel 2:25, “Then I will make up to you for the years That the swarming locust has eaten, The creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust”

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