The Iron Poet Challenge #33

The Iron Poet Challenge #33 Poetic Form: Free Verse Theme/Prompt: Fear of Missing Out/Fear of Regret                             (either or both fears– stated or implied)   Ode to Tommy Tucker Sean Bracken Tommy Tucker traipsing Through thoroughfares thronging Thrusting thriving thieving Listless loiterers … Read more

Iron Poet #28

Iron Poet #28 Style/Meter: Free verse Theme / Keyword: Gateway, door, portal, opening – something that one must pass through to start anew. The keyword does not have to be used, but if it is not, the theme must be recognizable. Closing Doors ~ Wes Choc Womb navigated My frantic weepings heard… Eager little arms … Read more

Iron Poet #26

Iron Poet #26 Theme / Keyword: Ditty Style / Meter: Jingle Poem The word “ditty” must be used, or a recognized version of it at least. Santa’s Secret Sale 5122016 ~ Nerisha Kemraj This is an itty-bitty ditty To tell a little tale About how Father Christmas participated In the Toy store Christmas sale The … Read more

Iron Poet #24

Iron Poet #24 Meter / Style: Iambic Pentameter. No more than 16 lines (4 stanzas of 4 lines) Theme / keyword: Soft Any version of the word “soft” may be used. Moonlight Soft ~ Sean Bracken Feet. Feet on the floor. Cold penetrating Ice. Having all power over nature Urges. Compelling my progression Ease. Release … Read more

Iron Poet #20

Iron Poet #20 In light of Bob Dylan’s recent Nobel Prize, let us honor him as only Iron Poets should. Take one verse from a Bob Dylan song and write a verse that mimics the theme and meter of that verse. For The Times They are a Changin’ ~ Bob Dylan Come gather ’round people … Read more

Iron Poet #19

Iron Poet #19 Theme: Limerence Style: Freestyle Limit 36 lines “Yummy” ~ D Lee Cox I smell you I feel you I see you I hear you but I’ve not tasted you Yet — “Straight Jacket” ~ Violet Teagan you hang in the back, beside a feathered dress, grazing my pink suede boots threadbare and … Read more

Iron Poet #16

Iron Poet #16 Meter\Style: Limerick Keyword\Theme: Elvis The word “Elvis” MUST be used! Johnna Murphy An old woman, quite overzealous was a rather big fan of Elvis So she gave it a fling tried to dance like the King and ended up hurting her pelvis Brian Rogers Now there goes a old man they call … Read more

Iron Poet #10

Iron Poet #10 Style / Meter: Limerick Theme / Keyword: Honk Any form of the word “honk”, synonyms, concepts, etc. may be used. D. Lee Cox “Livi’s Pug” Olivia had a pug who went by the name of Lulu Livi gave her a bonk Lulu snarted a honk Now Livi’s covered in dog goo Olvia … Read more

Iron Poet #9

Iron Poet #9 Style / Meter: Ode Theme / Keyword: your favorite musicians instrument The Iron Poet will judge and adhere to the parameters of an Ode set forth in the link above. Explanation of Theme: Your favorite musician – rock, country, classical, etc, – and the instrument they play most. Create and write an … Read more

Iron Poet #4

Iron Poet #4 Meter / Style: Sonnet [Shakespearean] Theme / keyword: twilight (clarification: NOT THE BOOK / MOVIE SERIES, BELLA) The word “twilight” itself does not have to be used. Any form of the word, synonyms, concepts, etc. may be used. The Iron Poet allows even thematic reference as opposed to the use of the … Read more

The Iron Poet #3

Iron Poet #3 Up til now Iron Poet has attempted to be lighthearted. Iron Poet noticed some poets took the serious road anyway. So, in a nod to thems that want to, this weeks Iron Poet is as follows: Meter / Style: Free verse Theme / keyword: beast Stanzas / Lines: no more than 14 … Read more

The Iron Poet #1 Debut!

Iron Poet #1 Debut! Theme / Subject: Bake Style / Meter: Haiku Length: 1 stanza The Haiku does NOT have to use the word “bake” itself. It must must at least, however, refer to any form of the word “bake”. Synonyms are acceptable, etc. Standard rules for Haiku apply. Tina Biscuit “Return” Swallows thaw our … Read more