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Poetry Medics NAPO

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David_Macleod
David Macleod
Guardian of Shadows
United Kingdom
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Poetry Contest

National Poetry Month Practice

You are probably familiar with NAPO - 30 poems in 30 days. Well looking forward to this we at Poetry Medics have three challenges with three competitions
the number 30 is the key factor

Challenge 1

Write a poem on any subject
Must only be 30 words long (excluding the title)
Word count is crucial I repeat 30 words exactly
no collabs
New write
have fun with the Poetry Medics NAPO challenge

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SatInUGal
Kumar
Fire of Insight
United States
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COOKING CURRY

start with joy
that's the secret
tailor everything
to continue
that expression
say the juvenile
ebullient eyes
of ancient master
here again
to teach us forever
how to add flavor
Written by SatInUGal (Kumar)
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Tallen
Fire of Insight
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Soul Angel

I've known
a while
she chats with
seraphs
in celestial
bodies of light
and vibration.

no more time
for my lower
frequency
and dreams.

still, she waits
for my
arrival.
Written by Tallen
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David_Macleod
David Macleod
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excellent start to kick off the competition - thank you SatInUGal  :-)))))

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David_Macleod
David Macleod
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great stuff  - thank you Tallen

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Jade-Pandora
jade tiger
Tyrant of Words
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Sappho

O never was there such a time,
When poetry would plumb & mine
The days of Sappho speak.
A woman never meek,
When sandals’ passion creaked
To cadence, meter Greek.



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Sappho was an Ancient Greek lyric poet. She was required reading for Greek citizens, and her influence on Greek literature & thought is immeasurable.

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David_Macleod
David Macleod
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thank you Jade - great entry :-)))))))))))))))))))))))

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theEgoEffect
Barona
Thought Provoker
Colombia
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what we never knew

We end up missing
what we never knew;
Chasing memories
we've never seen;
Wondering when
our paths were skewed;
Longing for times we've never been,
Hoping for anything but
solitude.
Written by theEgoEffect (Barona)
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Eerie
Fire of Insight
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Orison of Night

She paces
to and fro—
beset with ornate jewel
...casting gold;
a piece to illuminate
the grand expanse.
 
For nightfall is the place  
where secrets go
to hide their eyes.
Written by Eerie
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Hepcat61
geoff cat
Dangerous Mind
United States
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the eyes do not see the past

have your eyes
not shown me my heart    
since before God smiled?  
   
since before time itself  
had laid its path?    

los ojos no ven el pasado,      
pero van a revelarlo
 
Written by Hepcat61 (geoff cat)
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David_Macleod
David Macleod
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Great stuff theEgoEffect, Eerie and Hepcat61 for three wonderful entries :-))))))))))))

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ReggiePoet
Reggie
Thought Provoker
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Such a Dumb Show


I will spend my thirty word mission
To make sense of the “human condition”
That is silly, I know—
We are such a dumb show
Likely end by uranium fission!


Written by ReggiePoet (Reggie)
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Bender
Jarlath
Fire of Insight
Ireland
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Restless

Born from a cosmic remnant,
thoughts swimming in celestial monasteries.
Past lives swirling in disarray,
in the mind of today's shell.

Unable to find unity,
a particular kind of hell.
Written by Bender (Jarlath)
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