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Time and Space

Time goes by, and I realize I have not put much online lately.  It isn't that I haven't been writing, but because I have.  And I have been busy with life. I don't know if anyone has invented this poetry form or not.  I will have to research it.   I would call it a Shuffle.  I have written the poem to have alternating lines.  The first Stanza is non-rhyming, the second has the same rhyme throughout, then the lines are alternated to make the third stanza.   Better understood after reading it! Time and Space So much time,   . Wait... short the time,   Something's wrong - Each battered soul   Desires as I     
       A contented walk   No stress or grimace

       Though time runs short      In joyful Autumn    I dare to linger     so little space    but long the race    confounded pace    in need of grace       to find a place    without dark trace    clouding face    so much is chase    such a fickle embrace    ere sweet flakes of lace. So much time,    so

Scareful

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Michelle H. Barnes of Today's Little Ditty interviewed sloth fan, Rebecca Herzog, who gave the poetic challenge of writing about what a monster might be afraid of.  I started with one thing in mind, and it grew and twisted by the end.  Hope you had a scareful Halloween! Scareful Upstairs in my darkened room I love to scatter dust with broom, Then eat a snack of lovely bugs Like beetles, worms and slimy slugs. I pet my rat, I catch my bat; Content with where each web is at. And I am hummy-glum in gloom…    Until… I hear the dreadful chilling sound    Of children -      Up the stairs they bound With awful, joyful sounds of giggling - Their bodies, hands and lips all wiggling - A disgusting and revolting sight Made worse when they turn on the light! I shiver-hide behind a box Avoiding sounds of happy talks Trying not to be so scared Of children with their shiny hair. Why don’t they have a webby do? Why do they scream a silly “boo!” When will they all