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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #10 – Forgiveness Poem

Write your own forgiveness poem in three or more stanzas. Forgive me for waiting to so long do this free write! It was a very busy day. Currently, I am bleaching my hair. My scalp is burning (yowch). I have 15 minutes to bear the burn. Let's do this. I'd like to give myself a… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #10 – Forgiveness Poem

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Wounded Writers Ask: Free Write #9 – 10 to Zen

Write your own ten to zen (10 TO ZEN is a list posted by the non-profit organization Global Meditations and Synchronized Social Actions. The repetition of “let go of” is a sentence starter...) paying close attention to what makes you feel free and secure in all that you are (and strive to be). Wicket from… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask: Free Write #9 – 10 to Zen

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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #8 – Root Words

Pick a noun or a verb and, in 10 lines or less, write a definition about something or someone. Don’t worry if your memory is accurate or not. LET GO. Let this definition honour your history. Period. Wicket from Word Well - who today is the hubby. TIME (sheesh. he's knows me too well.) Time: (noun)… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #8 – Root Words

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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #7 – Hot Rivets

Hot Rivets - a very unique poem where the last word of one line must rhyme with the first or second word of the next line. (From author/illustrator Julie Larios) Write a free-verse poem making sure that the final word rhymes with the first (or second) word of your next line. Wicket from Word Well: MIRACLE… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #7 – Hot Rivets

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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #6 – Love Don’t Mean

Eloise Greenfield’s (1978) Honey, I Love is an oldie but a goodie. It includes many short poems but “Love Don’t Mean” is by far my favourite from this small yet powerful collection, probably for its simplicity. Love don’t mean all that kissing Like on television Love means Daddy Saying keep your mama company till I… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #6 – Love Don’t Mean

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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #5 – Kennings

Free Write #5 - Kennings If this word is new to you, as it was to me, it is a literary device in which a poetic phrase substitutes for a noun. A memorable kenning occurs when one element of the phrase creates a striking, unexpected comparison. Ex. sky-candle (the sun). (With thanks to Mike Schmidt.) Write 5… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #5 – Kennings

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Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #4 – Keepsakes

List 10 cherished items or keepsakes that you would bring with you to any place in the world to help make that place l-o-v-i-n-g-l-y-y-o-u-r-s. You might even add a line or two beside each object that explains its significance. Word from Work Wicket - which is the title of the song I'm listening to by… Continue reading Wounded Writers Ask – Free Write #4 – Keepsakes