Iron Poet Challenge #35

  Iron Poet Challenge #35 Poetic Form:  Haiku Theme/Prompt: Anticipation A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression. Writers: Nerisha Kemraj, Michael Cottle, Wes Choc, Maureen Larter, Mamie Willoughby Pound, M. Henderson … Read more

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 #15

Iron Poet #15 Meter / Style: Free verse Theme / keyword: madness No more than 36 lines (including blank lines) The word “madness” itself does not have to be used. Any form of the word, synonyms, concepts, etc. may be used. The Iron Poet allows thematic reference as opposed to the use of the actual … Read more

Iron Poet #13

  Iron Poet #13   Style: Catalog Poem Theme: The poem must tell a story through the listed items.   Brian Rogers I Will Never Be the Same Hello I say with boundless shame, A first time father, his heart aflame. I smiled again and speak her name And I will never be the same … 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