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Narrative Poetry
Tell a short story in a four-versed poem, three lines for each stanza.
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 25th Nov
Love so he hugged her beloved...
Breedlove
Breedlove 27th Apr
Wind's Will Take down your...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 29th Mar
you waved goodbye while swinging...
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Answer a Question with a Question
Answer the previous respondent with a question, rather than a statement/answer.
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 25th Nov
Where will we go from here?
archie23
archie23 10th Oct
Any enclosure can take any shape,...
Thesilverymoon
Thesilverymoon 9th Oct
Can a box have round edges?
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Write a five line poem, each line has one more word than the previous line. Line one has one word, line two has two words and so on until the fifth and final line, which has five words.
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 25th Nov
cat fine hair on my bed he said...
Green_Arrow
Green_Arrow 12th May
Mommy? Why does this rock say ...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 24th Apr
I realize that you've many...
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10W
Short poem or prose containing exactly ten words.
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 25th Nov
where will we go now when all no...
Green_Arrow
Green_Arrow 1st Oct
Daphne saw an Outlaws tattoo ...
archie23
archie23 17th Sep
She purrs within my soul My...
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7th March 8:07am
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Ask a Question
Answer the question before you, then ask a question for the next person.
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 25th Nov
fun is what one makes of it.... ...
dejure
dejure (vick) 24th Nov
i think it is but where is the...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 18th Nov
Isn't it?
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3-5-3
What can you say in 11 words? Write a 3-5-3 poem.
Green_Arrow
Green_Arrow 24th Nov
Simon looked outside and saw the...
TheParadigm1982_40
TheParadigm1982_40 23rd Nov
Time is fleeting Sands of the...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 7th Nov
Pretend I live in a world of...
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2468
Write a quick poem or story in a 2 4 6 8 configuration
Green_Arrow
Green_Arrow 7th Nov
Sarah heard a sudden noise coming...
archie23
archie23 28th Sep
-NOBODY KNOWS- Cool breeze...
dejure
dejure (vick) 27th Sep
dark roads hides all sinister...
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27th July 12:44pm
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Complete The Sentence
Fill in the blank, and then leave another partial sentence for the next person.
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 7th Nov
What does hate look like when...
Thepunkpoet
Thepunkpoet (Michelle Chelley Rice) 3rd Nov
The victim: Still has a voice........
robert43041
robert43041 (Viking) 25th Oct
,,,,,,,about the nonsense you just...
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Edited 2nd March 9:29am
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Imagery Poem
Write an Imagery poem; descriptive write on any or all of the five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell). Two stanzas with four lines each.
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 7th Nov
Touches fingertips on velvet...
Bluevelvete
Bluevelvete 3rd Nov
Smells of the rain imbue a deep...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 31st Oct
Memories yet he sings still ...
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29th February 7:56pm
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Short poem on one word
Write a poem based on one word and leave one word for the next person to write about.
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 7th Nov
I rode the tail of destiny Fell...
Bluevelvete
Bluevelvete 3rd Nov
from the ashes of sorrow ...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 31st Oct
It's tractable they say but I...
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Six Word Challenge
Write a short poem of 2 or more lines with six words total. The last line must be a single word.
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 7th Nov
You are gone but never forgotten
Bluevelvete
Bluevelvete 3rd Nov
It consumes parasitic is it's ...
archie23
archie23 6th Oct
Butterflys flying through eternal...
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23rd April 2:29pm
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Three Words Game
Create three words all starting from the last letter of the previous player.
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 7th Nov
Sorry Song Sung
Thepunkpoet
Thepunkpoet (Michelle Chelley Rice) 3rd Nov
Savage Sable Slaves
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 31st Oct
Silence Sleeping Soundly
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Short and Sweet
Write a short, four line poem.
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 6th Nov
I returned home found it empty ...
Bluevelvete
Bluevelvete 3rd Nov
I looked for you every time my...
archie23
archie23 28th Sep
Realiy's brutal ways tend to...
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Quotables
Make up an original quote (not one which already exists). Quotes posted here may feature in our weekly "DU Quotables" spot on Facebook (you will be credited by username if your quote appears).
Thepunkpoet
Thepunkpoet (Michelle Chelley Rice) 3rd Nov
Scars are the fossils pain left...
archie23
archie23 17th Sep
Perhaps I am too bold for my own...
archie23
archie23 13th Sep
ARISE.......
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Three Word Inspiration
Write a poem using the three words suggested in the previous post, along with providing three new words for the next person.
robert43041
robert43041 (Viking) 25th Oct
Your birth brought pain Life...
LightningBug
LightningBug (Kathy J Anderson) 25th Sep
massage me with your words, send...
robert43041
robert43041 (Viking) 14th May
Poems are a lifeline I like to...
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Making Up Is Hard To Do
Make up a word not in the dictionary. Next person makes up a definition for your word, and supplies a new (made up) word for the following person.
archie23
archie23 23rd Sep
A type of slang inspired by the...
ClassyBird
ClassyBird (ClAsSyBiRdMeLlA) 22nd Sep
POPCORNOGRAPHY - Erotic images of...
archie23
archie23 17th Sep
Melongairest Def. The title of...
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9th March 11:42pm
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Anagram with a twist
Create a word or phrase made by transposing the letters of another word or phrase. Change the root word or phrase after seven answers.
archie23
archie23 18th Sep
GIVE ME WORDS
archie23
archie23 18th Sep
Seriously, my unknown Sweetiepie,...
archie23
archie23 17th Sep
D.O.A. on a mini A-A- glint
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19th September 5:11pm
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Word Play Ideas
Please suggest potential new Word Play challenges here.
archie23
archie23 17th Sep
I....Primal Boa Revision ...
cold_fusion
cold_fusion 2nd Aug
A zero stiffens an... ...
archie23
archie23 31st Jul
Gentle lament in ice oil... ...
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29th January 00:59am
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Limerick
Write a Limerick; a humorous five-line poem that rhymes AABBA. Enjoy, we are all novices here.

archie23
archie23 16th Sep
I'm fucked up and now out of...
DevonJones409
DevonJones409 23rd Apr
If I was a cow in the field ...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 22nd Jan
There was a girl from Rome who...
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20th April 3:44pm
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20 Word Challenge
What can you do with 20 words?
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 30th Aug
Sometimes there's a gold band...
Bluevelvete
Bluevelvete 30th Aug
the pain is effervescent, filled...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 5th Aug
I wanted you to call me and...
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Metaphor Challenge
Provide a definition for the word suggested by the previous respondent, together with suggesting a new word for the next respondent.
archie23
archie23 10th May
NOTHING........
archie23
archie23 8th Apr
Empty scratch off......
archie23
archie23 13th Mar
BLACKJACK
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21st September 7:01am
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Epic collaborative poem
A short four line poem. Start each entry with the last word of the previous poem.
Green_Arrow
Green_Arrow 12th Feb
Truth is that it doesn't matter...
CArpeNoctem_
CArpeNoctem_ (CN_) 21st Nov
Hair fluttering over defeated face...
nostalgic_hue
nostalgic_hue (Alienist) 18th Nov
confusing, lips of crimson, and...
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Micropoetry
Write a poem of 13 words or less.
archie23
archie23 25th Nov
She knew the dance that she had...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 23rd Nov
Linden leaves on pretty flowers a...
Green_Arrow
Green_Arrow 23rd Nov
She came on stage with only body...
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Poem on Song Titles
Write a six-lined poem based on an actual song title. Don't copy the original. You may include a link of the song concerned.
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 30th Apr
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIW...
Breedlove
Breedlove 27th Apr
Cleaning out my Closet (Eminem) ...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 10th Mar
Angel of Mine (Monica) I found...
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