Category Archives: Poetry Challenges

I’m (not) Okay

When you asked me how I was today Did you know the words that I would say? Or did you think that ‘I’m okay’ Would answer you, in the same way It’s answered you most every day Though really, I … Continue reading

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When the World is Your Toy

When you are small, Life is filled with great joys, And so many things, That are better than toys. There‚Äôs the straw in your drink, You can suck, You can blow, If you blow into milk, You can make bubbles … Continue reading

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The Ant and the Magic Penny

An ant took a trip To the kitchen one day, And he put a magic penny In his pocket on the way. The penny weighed him down, But he really didn’t mind Because the penny was magic And it made … Continue reading

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The Joy of Childhood

You run, jump and laugh And when the fun has been had, Sleep takes you swiftly.

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Everything Changed

Everything changed when we learnt of you, When we found out we’d be three, not two. Everything changed as my belly grew, As we quickly fell in love with you. Everything changed the moment you arrived, Blinking, wrinkled, very much … Continue reading

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Matter over Mind

Mind over matter Is easy to say, But what if your mind Doesn’t feel the same way? What if your mind Is all crooked and bent, And knocked out of shape, And exhausted and spent. What if your mind conspires … Continue reading

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And so she drank

Disappointed, She looked at her bounty. Two cats, one fish, A child that didn’t love her, And a husband, estranged. Her time had been wasted. The oxygen she breathed Better spent on another, And so she drank. Oblivion, her only … Continue reading

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