This is the only entirely autobiographical poem I've ever written. It was incredibly difficult and could only come out as free verse, which is fitting I suppose. I don't share it lightly, but for International Women's Day I think it's important to remind everyone that no matter what you've been through, someone else knows what it's like and has survived it as well. I don't for one second pretend that my situation was as dire as that of far too many women around the world.
Topic 19: Plato wrote in Phaedo that Socrates whiled away his jail time turning some of Aesop's fables "which he knew" into verses. Most poets through the ages have tried their hands at a fable or 2 and who are we - better than most poets? - better than Socrates?? Write a poem/fable, a poem inspired by a fable or a versification of a fable.
Form : any Line requirements: 8 lines or more Get involved for free at www.pigpenpoetry.com Lore Gather round children, I'll tell you
Topic 02: Write a poem inspired by the number two, couples, doubles or a dichotomy.
Form : any
Line requirements: 8 lines or more Duel I don't remember how the world turned grey
or why we stopped pretending -- just the way
we twisted into text and through our phones
we sank. I sent you sticks, you sent me stones,
and neither of us watched the ricochet.
We drained her world of joyfulness and play
and as she fell beneath our sad melee
we argued about -- what? Libido?