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Categories: appreciation, art, blessing, poetry, word play, writing,
Premium MemberWhen Your Muse Refuses To Just Let You Rest
by Robert Lindley
When Your Muse Refuses To Let You Rest

Sick with pain, recent back injury gifting pain
yet I still do write, I struggle to write.
Even cutting against...

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Premium MemberTo Reena
by Julia Ward
At this concert of baroque music,
I turned ennui into elan.
It was not cacophony, not really.

So there I was, a dilettante
against all odds, not avant-garde,
less bona...

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Categories: word play,
Premium MemberThe Volunteer
by Beejadhur Sewumber
Vigour is needed
Opportunity arises
Love is shared
Unconditional is Service
Nurturing is done
Time is devoted
Excitement exists
Energy generates
Realism occurs...

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Categories: blessing, celebration, color, community, word play,
Premium MemberWhat is WHITE
by James Edward Lee Sr.
Why ? 
White, what's right and or wrong with it
Is it pure, is it natural
Supremely bred, seldom lead
White, what's right and or wrong with it
White...

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Categories: conflict, metaphor, perspective, word play,
Premium MemberSqueals of Conflict
by Freddie Robinson Jr.
Monsoon anger 
blood-tears abated
Waters calmed
by sheathed samurai
slanted palms
A poor, old man’s wisdom
saved a village
Pure rice patty knowledge 
was sown
in the season of serene
Kosher kismet karma...

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Premium MemberTEN WORDS
by John lawless
Ten Words


T’was a bone fide anomaly
an avant-garde cacophony
carte blanche imbued with déjà vu
soft ennui of élan
following an endless toque
the dilettante went flat
baroque


John G. Lawless
©1/15/2018

ten words

Anomaly
Avant-garde
Baroque
Bona...

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Categories: humorous, perspective, word play,
Premium MemberMeeting Half Way
by PAT Adams
They argued,and he said when time had passed,
"You're half smart but half dumb, in contrast!"
Since it took a bit
For him to say it
She replied, "You're...

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Categories: humorous, metaphor, parody, word play,
Premium MemberDonkey Breath
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

That woman is so magnetic beautiful,
as long as she keeps her coffin-mouth closed
Her vapor death got a mean kick ...
two hooves in the chest
A cemetery...

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Categories: fun, imagination, inspiration, passion, word play, words,
Premium MemberWHILE MOST KIDS
by Line Gauthier
While most kids enjoy their box of toys
My inner child’s pride is a treasure trove of words
I love to admire, touch and fondle them
I play...

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Categories: word play,
Nought Of The Five
by Duncan R. M. Ferguson
Big Mac jacket attack
tree feller whacks away
while tentative gropin'
Helen Keller feels entrails
rings of trees
to gauge years 
of coniferous
Kerouac with a stick
n' a sack maligns
to steer...

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Categories: word play,
Roll On Mixin' Bowl
by Duncan R. M. Ferguson
When the psych is ripe
the executioner will appear
Professional negative 
attention seeker
snarling hunts for the 
darling of the meeker
Looks like only Stevie
and Live will survive
the coffee...

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Categories: deep, encouraging, inspiration, inspirational, word play,
Floyd Mayweather
by Alex Duffy
My pen strikes the page like a punch from Floyd Mayweather 
I box my way through the storm and spar with my obstacles to stay...

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Categories: dark, death, god, leaving, word play,
The First Day of Forever
by Robert Liam McCallum
O’er the barrier, and into the last twilight,
Then past the point of never,
Comes a great surprise for the weary eyes,
For this is the first day...

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Categories: animal, humor, insect, murder, word play,
Kill a Man, Jaro
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Jaro was a killer
He bonked me on the head
He laughed and laughed
"You're dead, you're dead!"
Is what the killer Jaro said.

But I jumped up and kicked...

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Categories: 12th grade, analogy, destiny, word play,
Premium Memberponder this---if you will
by millard lowe
today we could blame the most high
 for our condition
 but to do so would be supercilious:
today is yesterday’s child
and tomorrow ‘s grandchild—

we cannot change...

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Categories: car, childhood, crazy, funny, word play,
Premium MemberDukes of Hazard TV
by Rhoda Tripp
Tom Wopat
Where ya at?
Generally crazy,
Or pushing up daisy?...

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Categories: animal, candy, mountains, nature, word play,
A Cold Day
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Chilly chilly boo
I love wee cockroaches
I will take them to
Ride in phantom coaches. 

Chili chili bean
I love flying foxes
You know what I mean
Here's some in...

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Categories: word play,
Premium MemberEulogies
by Maurice Rigoler

Eulogies are fine 
said the pastor.
It’s when they’re 
less than truthful
that they become 
hard to distinguish
from eulolies....

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Categories: art, death, humorous, life, word play, youth,
Premium MemberA Short Afternoon Tea With Death And The Devil
by Robert Lindley
A Short Afternoon Tea With Death And The Devil

Noonday tea with Death, the Devil was at his side
words never on the level, lies of sin...

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Categories: food, fun, happy, humorous, word play,
Some Sweetmeat with Mesquite
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Sweet, sweet, can't be beat
What a treat, love to eat
Veggie meat, cookie sheet
Oats and wheat down the street.

Take a seat off your feet
Here to greet...

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A MONOKU COMPILATION - PLAYING WITH CLICHE'S
by Mick Talbot
PLAYING WITH CLICHÉS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
recycle plastics... what goes around comes around
~~
thirty-six twenty-four thirty-six... fit as a fiddle
~~
where there's muck there's money... all that glitters isn't gold
~~
see the...

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Categories: 10th grade, allusion, anger, word play,
The Rain Story
by Krishna Dinkar
Every drop out there has a story to tell
And i think they are telling mine
The story of my rage...
As i see through these new eyes
Eyes...

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Categories: word play, words,
Premium Membertruth-thought-word
by Charles Coon
truth/thought/word

each of these
stand in their layer..
below conceals upper..
upper is subject
lower is object..
object alone
is an illusion..
the object's role
is to point
to the subject..

word conceals thought
thought reveals word
thought...

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Categories: humor, lust, poems, poetry, word play,
It needs to come off
by Ibidun O.
As you look over there 
there was that same spot 
That one weird looking spot 
that bugs you quite a lot 
 
Whenever you see...

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Categories: poetry, satire, simple, word play, words,
Poetry
by Amelia Harrell
I hate poetry.
                      ...

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Categories: feelings, jealousy, love, word play,
Premium MemberMy Jealous Adjectives
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Everyone she meets want to
sunbathe in her smiley face
My happy-go-lucky girl
with the sexy turnabout twirl
She’s got a wooing walking way,
sensual sway ... sultry sashay
And my...

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Premium MemberUPSIDE DOWN WORLD
by Line Gauthier
Flip flop look what’s landed on top
Straight out of the barbershop
Bald head’s a bowling ball
Leg up high for aerial
Come swift stumbling to a full stop



Submitted...

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Premium MemberCondiment Infidelity
by PAT Adams
Yellow Mustard joined Olive Oil
At the motel, Blue Cheese Lagoon
Afraid he was much too anxious
Because she said he came to soon!

But he then knew what...

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Categories: confusion, inspiration, word play, words,
Dead Verses
by Anna Szyszka
Inspired by creative spark to write another poem 
began to scibble outpouring thoughts for skeleton 
slowly poetic flashes enveloped and ligamented it
gripped  by writer's...

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Premium MemberThe Duck in the Pharmacy
by PAT Adams
Once there was a pharmacist in Brazil
Visited by a duck standing very still
He shook his head
When the duck said,
"Give me some lip gloss and put...

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Categories: humor, humorous, winter, word play,
Premium MemberUpside Down World - Frigid Wife
by Rhoda Tripp
There once was a snowman named Jerrit.
His wish was to embed his carrot.
So he stood on his head;
He could have stayed in bed.
If his cold...

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Categories: basketball, language, light, onomatopoeia, word play,
Swoosh, Swish
by Gershon Wolf
An ingenious device is a basketball net:
  Swish, swoosh, swoosh, swish---
      Its sweet sound made
    ...

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Premium MemberBRRRRRR
by John lawless
BRRRRR

it was so cold out today I saw a chicken with a cape on**

					**author unknown
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limerick joke VIII
by Duke Beaufort
Cross an elephant with a rhino
And create a noteworthy combo 
But all are confused
As the name to be used
For this mix is an el-eph-i-no...

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Categories: animal, crazy, farm, humorous, word play,
Singy Songy Sue
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Ticky Bicky Boo
Licky Mickey Moo
I'm in love with you
Little Tsuki Tsu.

Chicky Dicky Doo
Ricky Nicky Nu
Close your lips with glue
Kiss a kangaroo.

Tricky Picky Poo
Quicky Hicky Hoo
I'll...

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