A Secret Space

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A Secret Space

 

There was shelter –

An upturned water tank

With an entrance hole —

My secret space

In the brittle summer bush

Where I’d hide,

Dark and bruised and splintered.

 

In those childhood days

I was an outlaw of sorts,

Travelling alone,

Not fitting anywhere,

Listening to cicadas throbbing

With song,

Beyond words,

Wanting nothing

But the arc of my mother’s arms

 

 

Dianne Bates

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Poetry Prompt #37

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Hi everyone, here’s a visual prompt for you this week. What does the image suggest to you? Think yourself back to childhood and let your imagination roam freely. This is my final Poetry Prompt as I hand over to Jeanie Axton, who has generously offered to look after this site. A big thank you to everyone who’s been submitting regularly. I’ve enjoyed reading your poems and connecting with you during the past few years. Please keep your contributions coming in. Send poems to Jeanie at poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com as a Word or Text file attachment and add a few lines about your writing process.

Happy writing!

Teena

Poetry Prompt #36

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Get set to create! It’s poetry prompt time. Monday certainly comes round fast, doesn’t it? I received a great response to last week’s I Wish prompt. What will you come up with in response to this? I’m sure it will inspire some wonderful poems. Don’t forget, if you’ve missed a prompt you can always catch up.

Please email your poems to me at teenawriter@gmail.com as a Word or Text file attachment and add a line or two about your writing process.

Happy writing!

Teena

Poetry Prompt #35

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Welcome to the workaday week. Mondays come round quickly don’t they? I hope you’re in creative mood because I’m really interested to see what you come up with in response to this week’s poetry prompt. There are so many possibilities.

Thanks to everyone who has so enthusiastically embraced these weekly prompts. Your contributions to this site are much appreciated, so please keep them coming. Remember, if you’ve missed a prompt you can catch up later. And if you have other poems for children, feel free to submit them. They can be previously published as long as you retain the rights. Send submissions via email to teenawriter@gmail.com as a Word or Text document attachment and add a line or two about your writing process.

Happy writing!

Teena

 

Poetry Prompt #34

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Hi everyone, here’s a visual prompt for you this week. What does Spring suggest to you? Think yourself back to childhood and let your imagination roam freely. I’m really looking forward to seeing what wonderful poems you come up with … it’s always exciting to check my in box and read the latest submissions. A big thank you to everyone who’s been submitting regularly. Your support for this site is much appreciated.  Please keep your contributions coming in. Don’t forget, if you’ve missed a prompt you can always catch up. Send poems to me at teenawriter@gmail.com as a Word or Text file attachment and add a few lines about your writing process.

Happy writing!

Teena

 

 

Poetry Prompt #33

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Welcome to Monday and to put you in the mood to write a poem for children, here’s a picnic fun-time image to spark your creativity. I’m looking forward to seeing what turns up in my in box in response to this one. A big thank you to everyone who’s been submitting regularly. Your support for this site is much appreciated.  Please keep your contributions coming in. Send poems to me at teenawriter@gmail.com as a Word or Text file attachment, add a few lines about your writing process and don’t forget to include your name. It saves me checking back on the emai

 

Happy writing!

Teena.

Poetry Prompt #32

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Get set to create! It’s poetry prompt time. I’m sure this image will inspire some wonderful poems about other eras but don’t lock yourself in to only one interpretation. What else can you come up with in response to the prompt?

Thanks to everyone who so enthusiastically supports this site with regular submissions. It couldn’t be what it is without your generous contributions. Don’t forget, if you’ve missed a prompt you can always catch up.

Please email your poems to me at teenawriter@gmail.com as a Word or Text file attachment and add a line or two about your writing process.

Happy writing!