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Provocative and intelligent take on the topic
 
Facing the Truth: The Case for Reparations: http://youtu.be/Pm9DJuTrO8Q
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 A full English-language set. Easy catch, really. Reel me in with A scrabble board On a table On a shady Porch in summer Or anytime Anywhere on Line or right here Add a chess clock A ...
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New poem - Into the void
This is the event horizon. There is no time, there is no looking back at the waterless moons or the stars that follow me, their light nearly gone. I end to begin and there is no fear as gravity squ...
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This past week has been very busy but extremely fun and refreshing for me at the same time.  A very good and old friend of mine, with her family, visited us from Canada.  This is a friend I met in college so we're talking of ...
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Epiphany!
Epiphany!

How many of you have these attributes:
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2Rq4SN/jerrybrito.org/post/6114304704/top-ten-myths-about-introverts

Why do I sometimes find myself having little patience w/life?  Perhaps it is because I don't give myself what I need?  Maybe some me time?  A friend I work with shared these myths with me today and I JUST had to re-share here.

I can relate to EVERY one of these.
Myth #1 - Introverts don't like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don't talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are...
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+Alison Marlowe - I stole your tagline because I am trying to do this, too, and it struck a chord in me.  Thank you.

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept."
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April 23 Challenge

Birthdays and the 23rd

And I'm writing this in a fog on a foggy night 
Even under the darkness 
of the eternal blue
so easy to turn this from 
me to you
Take the cheap rhyme where I can
as this already spins out of hand
This really isn't about me at all

Under the eternal blue
of the forever darkness
Trying to write my way out
or maybe through
To that other side where
I'm no longer missing you
But I'm still in the fog
Walking through a foggy night 
trip trapped under the eternal blue 
Of circles and daffodils and circles
and squares and lilacs 
and
and
and
Daddy
and Daddy
and Daddy
and

I feel it now 
that weight,
the weight of all the years
Stuck in my throat
Caught in my heart
on just this side of an avalanche of tears
and Daddy
and Daddy
and

Moving at light speed
On this foggy night
Writing from the fog
Under the eternal darkness
Of the forever blue

Who would think
after all these years
I'm still missing you
In fits and starts
tumbles and turns 
It still comes back to
this isn't about me

But all about you.

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(Yeah, this was too weird. I saw the challenge and thought about writing something original but as I looked up the links, one of the poems I had already written seemed to fit. I read through it on Google Keep and saw it was written on the 23rd of February :-o )
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30 Days, 30 Poems For National Poetry Month

SUBMIT
The April 1st  Challenge is now open.
Write a poem on the topic of “April Fool(s)”  [Yes, really.]
Poets will have until about 8:30 AM Eastern Time (USA) to submit their entry to the challenge.

VOTE
Vote by commenting on entries for the April 1st Challenge.  Voting will be open for 7 days.  A winner will be announced on April 8. If the winner so chooses, their poem will appear in our ebook of all the Challenge Winners

UPDATE
The Challenge Calendar has been updated. The April 5 challenge is now up:
https://plus.google.com/113857656101490626024/posts/Xp1anmSdbBo


What is this fool's errand you ask? Somehow you have missed the original announcement!  But if we 'scape the serpent's tongue, we will make amends 'ere long, else the Jonathan a liar call, so give me your hands if we be friends and Jonathan will post the original announcement right here:

National Poetry Month: 30 Days 30 Challenges


Hey Community,

It’s a long announcement, please bear with me.

I have what I think is going to be an exciting announcement concerning National Poetry Month. We have a heck of a challenge for all of you that want to do the equivalent of a double marathon -- but with poetry. At the same time, there will be plenty of opportunity to participate at your own comfort level.

During National Poetry Month we will be holding a 30 Days 30 Challenges month long event.

How it will work:
Every day of the month there will be a new challenge.  Poets will have 24 hours to post their response to the challenge. We will be announcing the most of the challenges four days ahead of time.  This way you will have some time to work on them. Submissions will be made to a new (temporary) category: 30 Days 30 Challenges

Six of these challenges are going to be quite difficult. It may take you a week or more to complete some of them, and we have spread them throughout the month so none of them are too close together. Still, it wouldn’t be very fair of us to tell you about these a mere four days ahead of time. So, on Sunday March 16th, we are going to tell you what these six challenges are and when you will have to post them.  This will give you over two weeks to get ahead of these über challenges.

All of the 30 challenges will be posted in one post. The post will be continually updated with new challenges based on the time frame I described above. This will be posted in a new (temporary) category called: Challenge Calendar. In addition, reminders will be posted daily in the [mod] Announcements category.


Why Participate?:
All members will be able to vote by commenting on all poems submitted to the challenges.  Voting for each challenge will be kept open 7 days after each respective challenge closes.

The winning poem for each challenge will be announced in the Contest Winners category.  It will also be published in a free ebook anthology that I will edit and publish at the close of National Poetry Month. (If the author so chooses.)

Everybody who completes all 30 challenges will be honored at the end of the month. In addition,  if you complete all 30 challenges and have not won any of the daily challenges, the moderators will choose one of your poems to be in the anthology as well. (Again, if the author so chooses.)

Members do not have to complete all 30 challenges if they do not wish to.  Winning poems for each challenge will be included in the anthology even if the author does not complete every challenge.


It Gets Even Better:
Excited? Hold on, because I am about to blow your mind.  Contrary to everything that you have been ever told . . .
                                                                                  
                                                        MODS   CAN   WIN

We will be creating a third temporary category: Mods Can Win. Every poem any of the mods post anywhere in the community will also be cross-posted to this category during the whole month of April. Each mod will also have one poem included in the e-book, and the community will be able to vote to decide which one makes the cut.


One More Time -- Fast:
Three new (temporary) Categories: Challenge Calendar, 30 Days 30 Challenges, Mods Can Win.

Each day a different challenge. Two weeks for the six most difficult ones. Four days of notice for the rest. Twenty-four hours to post.

Vote on your favorites. Winners for each challenge will be published in a free ebook. Complete all 30, and you are guaranteed a spot in the book.

Mods will win, you get to choose which poem by each will be included.


Questions? Comments?  Please use the comment form below.
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This is not an extensive travelogue and it doesn't cover all I saw during my trip, but rather these are some really subjective impressions of traveling in and around Mexico City, Guanajuato, and Pu...
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mother,fuck, nowhere near me. Oh well, we are going see AFI in Reno maybe I can talk him into a show
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CRAZY OPTICAL ILLUSION
How many circles do you see?
(there's actually just 4...wild huh)
#opticalillusion  
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My name is Adriene. I blog under the name Sweepy Jean and write poetry under the name A. D. Joyce.

I'm a lifelong resident of New Jersey and a graduate of Rutgers University with a B.A. in English literature. Writing has always been a passion for me and poetry, an obsession.

My poems are about me, about "you," about being a woman, about the fine details, about the world, and about humanity. It's not always pretty but it's always beautiful.
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