Submission Guidelines for Full Marathoners

Submissions to the 2022 Poetry Marathon Anthology are open now and will stay open through Friday, the 22nd of July! For the first time the anthology will have two different editors. Make sure you submit to the right editor. Ofuma Agali, is this year’s full…

Submission Guidelines for Half Marathoners

Submissions to the 2022 Half Poetry Marathon Anthology are open now and will stay open through the 22nd of July! For the first time the anthology will have two different editors. Make sure you submit to the right editor. This year’s Half Marathon Editor Cristy…

Hour Twenty ~ The Second Breakfast ~ A Haiku

Write a poem using  one of the following titles: The Watchtower Second Breakfast Books for Beginners The Woman with the Top Hat Echo Husband   Haiku The second breakfast gives life, lifts spirit of health, take it every day.

Congratulation Half Marathoners

Congratulations Half Marathoners! I am so happy that you have completed 12 poems in 12 hours! That is wonderful. Thank you for joining us in this madness. In the past I have personally verified that everyone who applied for a certificate was eligible and then…

Congratulation Full Marathoners

You did it! Congratulations! I am very impressed! You wrote 24 poems in 24 hours. This is an achievement that few poets ever accomplish. Although, if you are a returning marathoner, some of you might be accomplishing it for the second or third time or…

to stardust you shall return

Stardust is what we are made of and we shall return to that I will not be tied to the earth The wind will pick me up Throw me out into the stratosphere and I will slip between the spaces in our magnetic shield to…

Cowboy Feng’s Spacebar and Grill

Perfect matzo ball soup Is one thing you will find here Musicians who have played together For many years Their homes are long gone Lost two hundred years ago Kept safe in the walls Of the restaurant they run Many don’t stray far Or you…

Tenderness

I am gentle with most I am firm with those who need it To myself, I am savage Every mistake is a marr, a sin Sometimes I wish I could show myself half the tenderness That I give to others

Red Umbrella

I can always find you By your red umbrella That you like to carry On very grim days Because you say It makes things a little brighter And in the midst of a downpour You make me smile

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