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My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Today is WOW.... ( Words of Wednesday)

WOW.... ( Words of Wednesday) here at Dodge Writes, which means the blogs we follow are going to be crammed into two or more poems. If you are joining us today on this adventure please note it is not necessary for you to do these prompts this way, but we do hope you stop in at each of these wondeful sites. You will enjoy each of them.

For our prompt today we are doing a Dectina Refrain. The form is a syllable count of 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 and then a repeat of lines 1 - 4 to stress the point made there. It was invented by Catherine Mackie. It is a bit like an inverted nonet with a twist.

One Stop Poetry @  Post your poem, read the others and get read !!

Three word Wednesday @ This week's words:
Evident; adjective: Plain or obvious; clearly seen or understood.
Illusion; noun: A false idea or belief.
Tragic; adjective: Causing or characterized by extreme distress or sorrow.

Gratituesday @  Lisa asks us to Write a letter of gratitude to a friend or family member. Make it a point to tell that person how they make/made a difference in your life.

Carry on Tuesday @ Our 100th prompt! The last words spoken in the film Love Story...Love means never having to say you're sorry

 Write a letter Wednesday @ write a letter to the person you see in your mirror!

Now you know why we call today WOW !!! And here we go... OURS ARE...
Dear Me...
Are those laugh lines I see,
there, where all those tears used to be ?
I told you good days would find you one day,
and you believed, now they are here to stay !
You needn't worry about your past,
those bad times, have left you at last,
leave them lay, you have more to do,
memories to make with the ones who love you,
live happily and laugh out loud,
forgive the past, don't be too proud,
the rest of your life is yours to live,
be excessive with the love you give.
All my love... Me
means you
are never 
completely wrong
yet having the strength
to know the right time to
swallow your pride , take the blame,
allow your loved one to be right,
and mean it when you say you're sorry
Love means you are never completely wrong
You may never truly know
But it is evident to me
that without you life is tragic
our friendship was meant to be
You're truly a gift I treasure
and will 'till the end of my days 
it is no illusion we two
are friends, forever and always


On our other blog JL Dodge Writes we are on day 13 of the
NaPoWriMo: 30 NEW Writing Prompts for National Poetry Month 2011  and the letter K for A-Z blogging Challenge for the month of April. This is of course a shameless plug. We would really enjoy it if you have a look and join us in these challenges @

WOW out !!


  1. All three of this are lovely. But the first one captured my heart!

  2. Love means you are never completely wrong!!!! I agree

    Nice threesome woven with love and hope

    Thanks for sharing them with One Shot

  3. I like all three, but that first one is something else. Pulls at the hearstrings. Susie

  4. I'm a bit behind the times.
    Great work from everyone. Here is my offering.

  5. rich collection of poetry.
    well done.

    Invite you to share your poetry with our poetry potluck today,
    Random poems, poems unrelated to our theme are welcome!

    Hope to see you in.
    Bless your talent.