This was another one from the November PAD challenge, this time on the theme of love/anti-love. It felt appropriate to post on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy the day, folks! Growing Pains Originally written November 24, 2020 “Eww! Girls are gross!” the …

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Today’s poem is from a poem a day challenge I did in grad school, way back when LiveJournal was a thing. I’m a little surprised I hadn’t shared it already, honestly; it holds up pretty well. The “Golden Sun and …

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I wrote today’s poem in November 2019 to the prompt “music.” It’s a Golden Shovel—a poem where the last word in each line matches up with some other phrase. This one uses the first few lines of Andrew Peterson’s marvelous …

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I don’t have much to say about this one. It’s another from my ill-fated book of poems from 2005 or so. I remember walking across campus one spring and thinking of this poem. The superstition comes straight from Madeline L’Engle. …

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I thought about posting a more thematic, political poem this week, but it turned out I had already published the one I was thinking of, and, eh, we can all go for something else in the timeline, right? So, here, …

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Not much to say about this one. It was from the 2019 November Poem a Day prompt “Alpha.” Me being me, of course I automatically jumped to the scriptural references. Happy new year, friends. God is in control. Alpha and …

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Merry Christmas, everyone! The Substitute Santa Originally written November 17, 2020 When Santa Claus is sick, what do you do? Poor Mrs. Claus was busy taking care Of him, and all the elves were out sick too. They couldn’t find …

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