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NaPoWriM0: Poem – Teaching – Lauranelle – “Home Pedicure”


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And now for our prompt (optional, as always)! Many years ago, “didactic” poetry was very common – in other words, poetry that explicitly sought to instruct the reader in some kind of skill or knowledge, whether moral, philosophical, or practical. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write the latter kind of “how to” poem – a didactic poem that focuses on a practical skill. Hopefully, you’ll be able to weave the concrete details of the action into a compelling verse. Also, your “practical” skill could be somewhat mythological, imaginary, or funny, like “How to Capture a Mermaid” or “How to Get Your Teenager to Take Out the Garbage When He Is Supposed To.” Happy writing!

Thanks to NaPoWriMo for the prompt. For more information please see their website. Today’s form of poetry I will be using is a new form called a Lauranelle which you can find more information on at Shadow Poetry.

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The Lauranelle, created by Laura Lamarca, is a hybrid (variation) of both the Villanelle and the Terzanelle forms. The poem is 22 lines in length opposed to the 19-line length of the aforementioned classical forms. Lines MUST be 10 syllables in length and also MUST be in iambic pentameter.Rhyme scheme is as follows: aba bcb cdc ded efe fbf ggA(1)A(2)

Lines 1 and 2 MUST be repeated at Lines 21 and 22.

Poems can either be formatted in stanzas or as a whole piece without line-spacing.


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Easy enough to give yourself a pedicure,

Soak your feet in water and epsom salts,

Buy foot file, file calluses, heels forsure.


Trim your nails straight across, good results.

File toenails with crystal file, perfect shape.

Apply oil, push back cuticles, default.


If you’ve experience, trim cuticles, wait,

With nail polish remover, rid oil on nails,

Use buffer on your nails, makes polish take.


Brush on your nail clear base polish, don’t inhale.

It’ll dry fast, apply a good brand of colour polish.

Let dry, apply a second coat, don’t flail.


Once second coat colour dries, find solace.

Apply another coat if colours see-through.

While it dries, apply a clear top coat of polish


Allow your nails to dry an hour or two,

Soak your feet in water and epsom salts,

Later,  if your calluses return on you.


During the week, apply a new top coat.

Moisturize your feet each night and then, gloat!

Easy enough to give yourself a pedicure.


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Poem: Free Verse – ” Writing Freedom of Art” 


. Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. ― Leonard Cohen

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What do you do when there is no freedom in art?When your controlled by rhyme schemes, 

By repetition and meter? 

I thought this was creativity and freedom,

No one said I had to sign on the dotted line,

No one told me these forms we’ve created are stencils,

And stencils, don’t allow for drawing outside the lines,

If there is no freedom elsewhere, give me liberty of art.

To write in every and any form, to choose the guides we’re taught,

Though I love a fantastic rhyme and a a unique poetry type,

I’m getting lost behind all the hype,

Whatever became of free expression?

Words that tumbled out of you that had no edges,

They came out and simply were, 

They are;  you can’t conform these thoughts,

They’re not meant to be placed in parallelograms,

To exist inside triangles, or even in infinity, 

These words only are, and exist because they must,

Aren’t these words the language of your heart screaming out,

Your art in the form you can honestly behold and serve, 

Finding strangers to comprehend this secret language is absurd,

Each heart speaks so significantly and in it’s own dialect.

We know the words, but do we know how they connect the lines back to a person,

Their inner most thoughts and feelings,

Passions running high and talent divides,

Those who run with freedom of words and say as they like,

Those that let the heart-words speak in loud voice,

Those who nurture a writer’s spirit know only,

The driving need and insistence laid upon your spirit when you were gifted with your voice.

This art that calls, jeers, and whispers; never giving way.

Zooming out to restful images of nature, lying in the grass where you can finally breathe.

Not suffocate on iambic pentameter, or be caught in couplets or quatrains.

Idyllic pastoral poetry might give you reprise,

Floating on clouds, powder puffs in the sky,

Sifting bare feet in sand and jumping as the tide licks your feet.

Writing your secrets of peace and tranquility; the sane that stops the insane, 

Art still calls as a lark in the morning, a jaybird singing melodically, 

Free-verse, or prose poetry, the futuristic form of many a poet,

A burden of the old and the new, confiding they find each other crude,

But any voice who has a song, just sing, your words or story,

Your words are diamonds, polished or rough, waiting to explode in jewelled luminescence. 

Waiting to be incense to a world who needs to hear, breathe in the smoke of truth; have your Liberty.

Freedom of voice, it’s an art to be free to write,

What strikes you at the time, and to be able to stop, when exhaustion lingers, 

To not be chained to an inner voice who constantly begs, “write.”

To let out that voice when you wish and write in your chosen method.

No stencils, merely pen and paper.

Maybe keys on the iPad, as it glows white light into midnight.

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©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 

Alice in Wonderland: Logic Need Not Apply


Some thoughts for Jaden on Alice in Wonderland. I love this book!

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Alice in Wonderland is my favorite book. Not a Johnathan Franzen novel, not Hemmingway, not Fitzgerald or Dickens or Orwell or anyone you’d expect a self-described writer to say. Alice in freakin’ Wonderland.

Some of you are probably going “…Why?” and some of you may be nodding your head in agreement. For the people in the former group, this is for you.

Would you believe me if I said Alice in Wonderland is one of the most subversive, radical, and rebellious books of all time? That it forever changed the landscape of children’s books? It has an incredible importance in literary history when looked at in context of the Victorian era. Here’s why:

In Victorian England, children’s books were supposed to do a number of things. Firstly, they should teach a moral, so reading served doubly as lesson time for children. The morals children’s books would teach fell in line with…

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Moral Monday’s Flash Fiction: Too Involved


Thanks to Nortina from Lovely Curses for hosting Moral Monday’s. Today’s prompt reads: ” Don’t take on more than you can bear.”

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Shelley introduced her teenage daughter to Kelsey with pride. “Charlotte’s so involved, tell Kelsey what you do besides school?” 

 Charlotte said: “I play volleyball, basketball, and soccer after school and weekends. I’m head of the student council and grad committee. I sing in choir and take piano lessons. Also, I read with children in primary school.  At church I play piano and read Bible verses during the service.”

Kelsey was slightly shocked. “You do all this? When do you get to have coffee or see a movie with your friends?” 

Charlotte frowned, “I’ve no time for activities with friends.” 

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