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  It's time for the amazing Madness! Poetry , a time of writing poetry under the constraints of word assignment (the words are ridiculously challenging), length of creation, and time restrictions (36 hours to create and submit - 36 hours to vote on each bout).  The 64 competitors eventually - beginning of June - pare down to a single winner of the Thinkier Award! Here's my poem I submitted as an entry for Ed DeCaria, the creator/mastermind of Madness! Poetry.  It got me a seat in Round 1!  Let's hope the words flow for Tuesday, when the bout begins for RJ Clarken and me!  Madness Demons be within our brains Prodding us to wax inane; Inventing verse and astute stanza With words like dame ‘n’ extravaganza! Oh, to live as those who’re sane, or To be at one with life mundaner. But no… the sobriquet of poet Is our lot, and we all know it. Polish pens, unearth slick paper, Prepare for the wildest poetry caper! This Madness comes but once a year, We’re loco, though, for life, I

Progressive Poem

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Oh, my word!  How could I have done this.... I have gotten so caught up in "stuff" lately, that the Progressive Poem, for the first time ever, was forgotten about!!! I hadn't even read a line before just now at 3:30 pm Easter Sunday!  Can't believe it! But here I am scrambling, rambling... ready to roll! Each poet is offering two lines from which the next poet can choose, then that poet is offering two lines, and so on. Let's see what we've got.... I’m a case of kindness – come and catch me if you can! Easily contagious – sharing smiles is my plan. And now I've been given the choice of two lines from Mary Lee... I'll spread my joy both far and wide Or Puppies, babies – what makes you giggle? I think I am going to go with -                                                          I'll spread my joy both far and wide   So: I’m a case of kindness – come and catch me if you can! Easily contagious – sharing smiles is my plan.   I'll spread my joy