Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Verse First ~ Ghosts & Spirits & Scares

Verse First ~ Ghosts & Spirits & Scares!


Welcome to VERSE FIRST, where simple notions prompt amazing poems.
Today's notion?

GHOSTS & SPIRITS & SCARES!

It is, after all, nearly All Hallow's Eve.  You must have expected this one! Without further ado, write a piece about ghosts or spirits or scares. In honor of the day, make it either exactly 31 words or 31 lines. No fewer. No more. GO!

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22 comments:

  1. Kim, Great prompt for this time of the year. I decided on being a minimalist and chose 31 lines. Ghosts on my mind this week...

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  2. here you go...a quick rattle of bones from my brain...

    'bump in the night'

    bump in the night
    bump in the night
    covers pulled tight
    i deny the dead
    their place
    in my life

    this works
    for neither of us
    so we settle for coffee,
    both black-no sugar
    & sit silent

    together
    saying so much

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    1. Bri, glad that people still drink coffee no matter what

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    2. smiles. i am all about coffee....even if its with my skeletons...smiles.

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    3. some people run on coffee, other run on tea ;)

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    4. hey i can rock an earl grey for sure...smiles.

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    5. You and your coffee, Brian! I am ever-amused by your dedication to the brew!

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    6. yeah, earl grey followed by coffee.. i understand ;)

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  3. sorry i missed the food prompt last week kim...i had it written but it was way late...

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    1. No problem. And if you ever want to post "way late" go for it. I seem to run perpetually late these days, so will feel like we're in the same groove!

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  4. Fun. I used to love Halloween. Now I tuck everything in and pray.

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  5. Unboolievable!
    Sorry....I had to go there
    ;D

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  6. will be back in the morning to read all your horror stories ;) have a fun halloween! i love this time of year.

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  7. Hello everyone,
    My first time writing a poem with word count...Happy Hallow's Eve.

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  8. Hello Friends, happy Halloween....thank you for the great prompt Kim...tried to scribble 31 words... :)

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  9. Hope I counted right..happy all hallows!

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  10. Happy Halloween All! thanks for the cool prompt, Kim.
    http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/the-cowboy/

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  11. Great prompt, Kim. Fun! Happy Halloween! :)

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  12. Brian, I love your poem.....sorry, kids, am under the weather, just barely hanging in online.......next week should be better. Boohave yourselves tonight! Cackle.

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  13. Great prompt, Kim. Happy Halloween, folks!
    I love your poem, Brian..ewww! Smiles...

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  14. And I am finally sitting down to read them all. Thanks for participating poets!

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