Stop the Madness


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Make it rain
Make it stop
Stop the presses
Stop the fighting
Fighting “the Man”
Fighting the pain
Pain of war
Pain of hate
Hate our differences
Hate our enemies
Enemies of peace
Enemies of the state
State of the union
State of the world
World religions
World without end
End of the world
End of the beginning
Beginning again
Beginning to see
See the possibilities
See the light
Light of the world
Light in their eyes
Eyes without a face
Eyes wide shut
Shut the front door
Shut up and dance
Dance for your life
Dance to the music
Music of the night
Music of the spheres
Spheres of influence
Spheres of power
Power to the people
Power to choose
Choose your destiny
Choose joy
Joy to the world
Joy of painting
Painting the town
Painting with a twist
Twist of fate
Twist and shout
Shout it out
Shout of madness
Madness for money
Madness to the method


Inspiration for today’s Blitz poem came from both the NaPoWriMo prompt (a list poem) and the Writer’s Digest prompt (a “stop” poem). 


Damage of Love

Today was a travel day for me, so I had lots of thinking time, but precious little actual writing time. After checking out both prompts, only one seemed to work for me and it was found at the Writer’s Digest site. The suggestion was to write about damage. I was in a bit of a rush to write this one, so I felt it was the perfect time to fall back on one of my favorite poetic forms – the blitz poem. To enjoy to the fullest – read it quickly and don’t think too much! 🙂

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Brain chemistry

Brain damage

Damage indicator

Damage control

Control yourself

Control freak

Freak flag

Freak show

Show cause

Show and tell

Tell me why

Tell the truth

Truth or consequences

Truth or dare

Dare devil

Dare to dream

Dream catcher

Dream house

House of cards

House keeping

Keeping the faith

Keeping up

Up town

Up all night

Night vision

Night light

Light a candle

Light my fire

Fire extinguisher

Fire and ice

Ice cream

Ice age

Age of reason

Age limit

Limit your exposure

Limit formula

Formula sheet

Formula one

One direction

One life to live

Live strong

Live free or die

Die for you

Die hard

Hard knocks

Hard to love

Love is a battlefield

Love-hate relationship



B is for Blitz

Today’s selected poetic form is the Blitz poem. This is one of my favorite forms to write and to read. I especially enjoy the stream-of-consciousness feel that comes with this form. 

Original art by Me

Original art by Me

Heart for Art

Broken spirit

Broken heart

Heart of darkness

Heart of glass

Glass houses

Glass blowing

Blowing in the wind

Blowing my mind

Mind your manners

Mind over matter

Matter of opinion

Matter of fact

Fact checking

Fact or fictional

Fictional character

Fictional world

World of Warcraft

World News

News of the day

News of the weird

Weird science

Weird dreams

Dreams of dying

Dreams of falling

Falling apart

Falling in love

Love and marriage

Love language

Language barrier

Language learning

Learning curve

Learning to live

Live in the moment

Live and let die

Die for you

Die another day

Day of mourning

Day and night

Night terrors

Night light

Light a candle

Light in the dark

Dark shadows

Dark fantasy

Fantasy novel

Fantasy art

Art therapy

Art and soul



It’s Coming!

I am honored to have been asked to contribute to another poetry writing month/challenge! I am contributing posts to the website for October Poetry Writing Month. Just like NaPoWriMo in April, we will be writing a poem every day in the month of October. You can check out the website HERE for tools and information in the remaining days leading up to October 1, then check back there daily for optional prompts and poetic inspiration! My posts appear on Wednesdays but I will continue to post my daily poems right here. Come on and join us! It’s a great way to push your creativity!

I wanted to write a poem today and was immediately pulled to the BLITZ poem form. I find writing a blitz almost as quick as reading one. I love the stream-of-consciousness feel of it and am often surprised by where the poem chooses to lead me. This one is called…


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Heart of Life

Hold on there

Hold my heart

Heart on my sleeve

Heart broken

Broken glass

Broken dream

Dream come true

Dream world

World peace

World hunger

Hunger pains

Hunger for more

More life

More love

Love me tender

Love lift me up

Up where we belong

Up yours

Yours is the night

Yours always

Always right

Always wrong

Wrong way

Wrong turn

Turn back

Turn away

Away from me

Away from here

Here we go again

Here it is

Is this the end

Is this all

All or nothing

All for one

One more day

One more time

Time will tell

Time stands still

Still waiting

Still standing

Standing on the corner

Standing for something

Something out of nothing

Something wonderful

Wonderful world

Wonderful life

Life or death

Life of luxury