Décima Challenge 27 Poets Collected

12 Poets from last week’s challenge of BLISS and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

I’m serious when I say you need to visit and read these this week. I think they’re some of the best we’ve had yet. A few sent me scurrying to a search engine to find the inspiration. And I was glad I did. Great discoveries.

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Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks: https://arthurrichardson.org/2020/10/15/bliss/


Charmed Chaos | Linda LeeLyberg: Reminiscing Summer


Don’t Forget The Half: Blissful Memories  First timer, Give her a visit and a welcome.


eastelmhurst.a.go.go: The Happy Couple


http://www.engleson.ca

PRIMEVAL POTUSK

He’s in a state, euphoric bliss,
something opaque, and somewhat mad,
deranged, demented, slightly sad,
his urge to share his COVID kiss.

He’s taken us to the abyss,
with megalomanic raving,
“I’m immune,” his new saying,
As if he is a chosen one,
Yet he has simply come undone,
Our souls are what he’s craving.


Frank Hubeny | Poetry, Short Prose and Walking:  Bliss – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking  


Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge:  Bliss – (Decima Challenge #27) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge 


Mindfills: The More I Live


MMA Storytime:  Thrills of Victory, Agonies of Defeat


Mystical Strings:   Glissful Love


Revived Writer:  Precious and Priceless


willowdot21:   Bliss is a Quiet Tap!


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Décima Challenge 26 Poets Collected

10 Poets from last week’s challenge of SWING and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Nice variety this week. A bit of humor, some family stories, nature, nurture, a bit of this, a bit of that, and etc. In other words, we got some good sttuff this week. (Don’t judge the poets by my lack of couth and grammatcal dexteritty and adeptitude.)

Yeah, I had to look up how to spell couth, what of it? I’m not ashamed to admit it.

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Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks: Captain Swing


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO.: The East Elmhurst A Go Go


http://www.engleson.ca

In the Swing of Things

I wait in my corner: a spring
in my step, smile on my lips,
ignoring that pain in my hips,
loaded for bear, but here’s the thing…

Much has changed, a pendulum swing,
a wearing down, more fits than starts,
my fair share of replacement parts;
Not quite bionic, robot bound,
and there are days I don’t hear a sound,
bred by Science, and not the Arts.


Frank Hubeny:  Swing – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking  


The Hidden Edge:  Swing (Weekly Decima Prompt #26) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Mindfills:  time-blanket-a-quadrille


MMA Storytime:  Winning Fights


Mystical Strings: A Failing Art


Ronovan Writes: Long Gone


willowdot21:  Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 26 (SWING) This week, it’s the A rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Décima Challenge 25 Poets Collected

12 Poets from last week’s challenge of STILL and their Décimas. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Nice to see some join in that missed the previous week. That almost made up for the ones out this week. Crazy world right now. I’ll do a better prompt word for #26 and it’s in the A rhyme spot so this should be good.

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Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks: https://arthurrichardson.org/2020/09/30/haiku-and-decima-challenge/


http://www.engleson.ca

The Debate

At the heart of a good debate
might be ideas proffered well,
a give, a take, a stunning swell
of thought on what might be our fate.

But no, not this, to decimate,
to thrash with rage, with vitriol,
the man, his clan; this playground brawl
demeans us all, a sadness, yet still
we watched until we had our fill,
grieving for what might next befall.


Frank Hubeny:  Still – Holy Spirit – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking 


The Hidden Edge:  Gin – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Like Mercury Colliding: if only… | like mercury colliding… 


Mindfills: ghost-a-decima/


MMA Storytime: And Still…


Mystical Strings: Call to Rest #Decima #Poem | Mystical Strings 


Revived Writer: Truly | revivedwriter


Ronovan Writes:

Someday – a poem. | ronovanwrites

Mad Mad…what was I talking about again? A poem. | ronovanwrites


The Tenth Zodiac: Behind those Eyes – The_tenth_zodiac


willowdot21:  Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 25 (STILL) This week, it’s the D rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Décima Challenge 24 Poets Collected

14 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of LOOK and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Thanks to all for making this a good week for the challenge. Great poetry. Go check out the ones you haven’t already.

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Arthur Richardson | Poems, Polemicks and Licks: https://arthurrichardson.org/2020/09/25/the-stream/


Bob Fairfield:  https://bobfairfield.org/2020/09/23/ronovan-writes-decima-challenge-prompt-24/


Charmed Chaos:  Shades of Blue Charmed Chaos


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO:  The Mantle – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


http://www.engleson.ca

Directions of A Truly Concerned Literate Citizen

The storm skirts in from the far west,
the east to some, to some the same,
but no matter the gale, the name,
I huddle, wait for nature’s test.

In most things, I am a person blessed,
pleasure found in my cozy nook,
the odd glance, a slight probing look
at the gloomier side of life,
hardship, war, hunger, so much strife,
glad for the bliss of a good book.


Frank Hubeny:    Look – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


The Hidden Edge:   Six Months (Weekly Decima Challenge #24 – Look) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Like Mercury Colliding:    dark days | like mercury colliding…


Meanings and Musings:  Truth will emerge – MEANINGS AND MUSINGS


Mindfills:  https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/look-a-decima/


MMA Storytime:  The Journey


Mystical Strings:   Looking for Love #Poem | Mystical Strings


Prairie Chat:  Quest – PrairieChat


willowdot21:  Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 24 (LOOK) This week, it’s the C rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Décima Challenge 23 Poets Collected

11 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of FALL and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

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EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: The Nature Of Evil – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


http://www.engleson.ca

Wither the Weather

Nature seems in a foul mood,
Fires, hurricanes, floods, and all,
the smoky skies: we enter Fall
anxious …but what should we conclude?

Fatalists state that we are screwed,
the end is near or fairly close.
Optimists won’t say adios
just yet, suggesting we amend
our harmful ways, forestall the end
with green tech plans quite grandiose.


Frank Hubeny:  Fall – Décima – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


The Hidden Edge: Fall – (Weekly decima challenge #23) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


The Indie She:  https://indishe.wordpress.com/2020/09/17/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-23-fall-this-week-its-the-b-rhyme-line/


Like Mercury Colliding:  alternative mentality | like mercury colliding…


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/09/17/soul-food-a-decima/


My Fresh Pages: Life’s Pearls Décima – My Fresh Pages


Mystical Strings: Autumn Dream #Poem | Mystical Strings


Ronovan Writes: NO!


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 23 (FALL) This week, it’s the B rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Décima Challenge 22 Poets Collected

10 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of TIP and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

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EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: Satan’s Ball, Or Kneel For the Right Reason – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


http://www.engleson.ca

The Poet When Asked

When asked when he most likely penned
the poem that ensnared the sun,
not unlike a Babe Ruth home run,
he said, that ode’s my sweetest friend.

It’s my heart, my mind, a rich blend
of verse, of dreams, that still of night
when the eye sees beyond the light,
that place outside this earthly plane,
past love, past death, past grief and pain,
a journey where the muse takes flight,
heaven bound to an untold height.


Frank Hubeny:   Blend – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking  


The Hidden Edge: Let’s Dance – (Decima Poetry Challenge #22) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Like Mercury Colliding: I Don’t Get It – A Décima | like mercury colliding…


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/09/14/in-the-end-a-decima/


MMA Storytime: A Blending of the Arts


Mystical Strings: A Simple Gift #Poem | Mystical Strings


Prairie Chat: Bell Ringer – PrairieChat


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 22 (BLEND) This week, it’s the A rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Décima Challenge 21 Poets Collected

11 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of TIP and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

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Charmed Chaos: Lost Charmed Chaos


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: A Gentleman’s Proper Demeanor – eastelmhurst.a.go.go   


http://www.engleson.ca

The Return

I go back there from time to time,
A modest outing to be sure,
Where memory shares so much more,
A passage back to youthful prime.

Each breath I take, a dazzling rhyme,
Each view, high definition clear.
The days, so sharp, they seem so near,
yet know that I’ve but touched the tip
of remembrance with such a trip;
fleeting, it might well disappear.


Frank Hubeny: Tip – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking   


The Hidden Edge: Tip – A flash fiction, decima – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge   


The Indie She:  https://indishe.wordpress.com/2020/09/03/ronovan-writes-tip-this-week-its-the-d-rhyme-line/


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/09/04/serenity-a-decima/


My Fresh Pages: Iceberg’s Tip Décima – My Fresh Pages


Prairie Chat: Outhouse Blues – PrairieChat  


Ronovan Writes: But Never the Biebs- a poem. | ronovanwrites 


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes (TIP) This week, it’s the D rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Décima Challenge 20 Poets Collected

13 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of SMILE and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

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Charmed Chaos: As Daylight Wanes Charmed Chaos


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: About The Great Society – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


http://www.engleson.ca

The Survivors. In anticipation of Hurricane Laura

They stand in the way of the wind.
As it roars through the southern seas.
Fierce, careless, it whips water, trees,
Men, women, shattered and skinned.
And once humanity is thinned,
Disposed of by nature’s guile,
Those who live, with stubborn smiles,
Endure as poor mankind must,
With faith, with toil, and with trust
That it was all worth the trial.

Bob Fairfield:  https://bobfairfield.org/2020/08/29/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-20-reflections-of-a-morose-minstrel/


Frank Hubeny: Smile – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


The Hidden Edge: Just Smile – Ch#58 (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


The Indie She: https://indishe.wordpress.com/2020/08/28/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-challenge-prompt-no-20-smile-this-week-its-the-c-rhyme-line/


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/08/29/ringed-a-decima/


MMA Storytime: A Bloody Smile


Prairie Chat: Just A Moment – PrairieChat


Ronovan Writes: Ew Gross or A Stalker Gawk Cur- a poem. | ronovanwrites


revivedwriter:  https://revivedwriter.wordpress.com/2020/08/28/smiles/


Ruth Blogs Here: The Lost Smiles… – Ruth Blogs Here


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 20 (SMILE) This week, it’s the C rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Décima Challenge 19 Poets Collected

10 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of RIDE and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

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Charmed Chaos: Three Feathers Charmed Chaos


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: A Distinctive Local Personage – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


http://www.engleson.ca

The Lady (Person! Woman! Man! Camera! TV!) From The East

The sun darkened, the day was done,
Cold night arrived, an escaping bride,
approached by horse, a fearful ride
and rider routed by the sun.
“I am lost,” she said. “The last one
of my tribe. We dwelt in the east,
lived well, each day a blessed feast.
Then, the Orange Man bought my soul.
Alas, I could not pay that toll.”
I took her in. Her and her beast.


Frank Hubeny: Ride – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking 


The Hidden Edge: Ride It Out Ch#53 – (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/enchanted-a-decima/


MMA Storytime:  Place Your Bets


My Fresh Pages: The Fall Décima – My Fresh Pages


revivedwriter:  A Rocket-Ship Ride | revivedwriter 


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 19 (RIDE) This week, it’s the B rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Décima Challenge 18 Poets Collected

12 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of STAYand their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

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EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: The Wrong Girl? – eastelmhurst.a.go.go 


New Love in a Pandemic

This is it then, each breath, each way,
we stand apart, six feet or more,
To make the point, as death lists soar,
It is a fresh and fearful day.
I want you close. We cannot stay
apart, we cannot miss our time,
ardour turned on a viral dime.
Love should be wild and grandiose,
Yet intimate, held sweet and close,
Not seen as a public health crime.

http://www.engleson.ca


Bobby Fairfield: https://bobfairfield.org/2020/08/12/ronovan-writes-decima-challenge-18-spectacle-in-seaworld/


The Hidden Edge:  Stay Focussed – Ch#47 (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Frank Hubeny: Stay – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking 


imanikingblog: Stay | imanikingblog


Meanings and Musings: She knows – MEANINGS AND MUSINGS


Prairie Chat: Stay – A Décima Love Song – PrairieChat


MMA Storytime: Not Ready to Retire


revivedwriter:   Wanting To Stay | revivedwriter


RonovanWrites:  https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/08/12/a-boys-folly-a-poem/ 


willowdot21:    Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 18 (STAY) This week, it’s the A rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Décima Challenge 17 Poets Collected

13 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of PRIZE and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

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EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: An Important Tea Party – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


Donald at Six, Sixteen, Sixty-Six…Always

You would think there would be more thought,
You know the way second thoughts are,
They sneak up on you from afar,
Or near, and suddenly, there you are: caught!
You can struggle. So many have fought
their better nature; set in their ways,
they will be the same all their days.
For Trump, there is only one prize:
to win by hook or crook or lies
and sycophants voicing cheap praise.

http://www.engleson.ca


The Hidden Edge: The Prize Ch#39 – (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Frank Hubeny: Prize – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


imanikingblog: Prize | imanikingblog


like mercury colliding: little piggies at the market – a rant | like mercury colliding…


My Fresh Pages: Second Prize Décima – My Fresh Pages


Prairie Chat: Décima Challenge #17 – PrairieChat


MMA Storytime: Some Prize In Prizefighting


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/08/06/once-upon/


revivedwriter: A Greater Prize | revivedwriter


RonovanWrites: https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/08/05/to-have-love-a-decima-poem/


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 17 (PRIZE) This week, it’s the D rhyme line. | willowdot21


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Décima Challenge 16 Poets Collected

13 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of GROW and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Visit

Haiku Challenge 316 Poets Collected

For Haiku Poetry links from the past week’s challenge.

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My Fresh Pages: Shrinking Décima – My Fresh Pages


Bobby Fairfield: https://bobfairfield.org/2020/07/30/ronovan-writes-decima-poetry-prompt-no-16/


Prairie Chat: Nobody Knows! – PrairieChat


MMA Storytime: A Black Belt In Patience


Frank Hubeny: Grow – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


The Hidden Edge: Keep Control – Ch#30 (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Kat Myman: In Too Deep – A Décima | like mercury colliding…


Revived Writer: To Grow and Outgrow | revivedwriter


Mindfills: https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2020/07/30/shoes-a-decima/


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 16 (GROW) This week, it’s the C rhyme line. | willowdot21


RonovanWrites: Now Democracy – a poem. | ronovanwrites


Stine Writing: Grow – A Decima – Stine Writing


A Later Vow

I woke that morning quite aware
crust had formed on my mortal soul.
It wore me down, taken its toll:
My dreams, my heart, my lover fair.
One might well ask what did I care,
For there was one fact I did know
Age has not left me time to grow
Beyond the man I am right now
Still, I thought, I will make this vow:
Laugh, be true, and go with the flow.

http://www.engleson.ca

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Décima Challenge 15 Poets Collected

11 links to the Poets from last week’s challenge of KIND and their Décima. All links open in a new window when clicked on.

Visit

Haiku Challenge 315 Poets Collected

For Haiku Poetry links from the past week’s challenge.

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My Fresh Pages: Whispers Décima – My Fresh Pages


Prairie Chat: No Finer Pals – PrairieChat


MMA Storytime: Follow the Rules


Frank Hubeny: Kind – Poetry, Short Prose and Walking


The Hidden Edge: Ch#23 – (Just one thing) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge


Revived Writer: Be Kind | revivedwriter


Mindfills: Apple Pie Décima


willowdot21: Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 15 (KIND) This week, it’s the B rhyme line. | willowdot21


EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO: Miss Kitti’s Flowers – eastelmhurst.a.go.go


imanikingblog: A Different Kind of Kind | imanikingblog


RonovanWrites: To Peace and Pride- a poem. | ronovanwrites


Out for a Troll One Wednesday Morn

He was stirring the pot a mite,
a product of a rankled mind,
Much malice; few would call it kind
And so, I thought to shed some light.
His knives were out, so was the shite
And kindness seen as artless sham,
A weak response, simply flimflam.
Oh, some said, “don’t be such a douche,
Don’t be ornery, sign a truce.”
“Nay”, he said, “that’s not who I am.”

http://www.engleson.ca