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Rated: 18+ · Poetry · Writing · #2107491
Prompt Words: chalk, lines, handwriting, frightened, paper, smoke, blows, marked
Frightened
by the frost bitten winds of winter
the Ode Master's
arthritic handwriting trembles.

As smoke blows across a paper moon
leaving charcoal smudges
on the walls,
the ancient poet
hobbles to the window.

Sirens,
like fingernails on a chalkboard,
penetrate his brain.
generating lines and stanzas eulogizing
those marked
by the Reaper's scythe.

Line Count: 15
Form: Free Verse
Prompt Words: chalk, lines, handwriting, frightened, paper, smoke, blows, marked
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