Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November 26, 2013 Writers Digest/ November PAD Challenge /deVerse

Today is the final “Two for Tuesday” prompt of November. Let’s make the most of it. Here are the prompts:
  1. Take the phrase “Free (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Example titles might include: “Free Bird,” “Freedom Isn’t Free,” “Free Offer,” etc.
  2. Take the phrase “(blank) Free,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Example titles might include: “Fat Free,” “Stone Free,” “How to Be Free,” etc.Minutes from 


Coyote Roams Free
Black mountains
Sharp edge
Again the sky
Light grey 
To cobalt blue
The village lights
Sparkle against
The snow
Coyote roams free
Scavenges whatever
Comes his way

Grandmothers
Sleep peacefully
Free at last
No worries of
Holidays
Only memories
Of days past
Decorate the tree
Bake the cookies
Lay the table
All responsibility
Fell to her
Worked
Morning to night
Nothing forgotten

With the joy of the
Holidays
Also the hurry
And flurry
No time to
Remember
Christmas past
Grand Parents
Parents
Aunts and Uncles
Cousins and such
It comes each year
Ready or not
Only coyote roams free









9 comments:

  1. Hi.. I think this is supposed to be linked up to dVerse... the link is wrong so I will correct it.. Love how you tie it together to the coyote roams free.. the concern of holidays.. very well done..

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  3. nice...love the cobalt blue... the village lights sparkling against the snow...such a visual image... and oh the loads of work that has to be done before a holiday can make it heavy... sometimes i just put on my coyote costume and roam a bit through the forest...piece of freedom...smiles

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  4. Coyote roam free... A lot of pressure with the holidays and family.. mostly gratitude that even though the responsability can be much those loved ones are in our life. Happy Thanksgiving .

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  5. Gorgeous opening verses. Yes, they really do come and go so quickly--holidays and loved ones both.

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  6. smiles...christmas used to be about grammas house growing up...it became a very special place...and yes ready or not the clock is ticking at this point...christmas is coming...

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  7. Rich with imagery and sentiment! Beautiful Annell =)

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  8. Lots of lovely concrete images, mingled with experiences that we have all shared too. I really enjoyed this.

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  9. Lovely. The comparison of the coyote to the family is beautiful. It captures the mixed feelings of the holiday season very well. Poignant.

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