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  • April 15th, 2009 | 11:52 PM
15 Words or Less - PhotoPoetry

Laura Salas, aka[info]laurasalas  , is off on another round of school visits promoting her new book STAMPEDE.  She asked if I would like to host 15 words or less photopoetry this week and I said sure! This is no pressure, lots of fun. If you're not familiar with it, you can read the guidelines here.

Here's this week's picture.


 

What does this make you think of? Where do you think the keys are for all those locks? Does it make you smile?

If you'd like to play, just choose any topic this image makes come to your mind and write a quick 15 Words or Less poem. Your poem doesn't have to describe this photo. The picture is just a jumping-off point.  Basically look at the picture and write a poem of 15 words or less inspired by the photo. Please add your byline to the poem so I can include it in the poetry Friday roundup.

Go on. You know you want to.

There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



Comments

( 23 comments — Leave comment )
(Anonymous)
April 16th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
SHACKLED
I’m all locked up,
I don’t know why…
Better to ponder,
than sit and cry…

- Fred Higgins
susanwrites
April 16th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
Re: SHACKLED
Nice to see you here, Fred.

I had the same feeling when I saw this picture - locked up and don't know why. You don't think we're under any stress, do you? LOL
dmayr
April 16th, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
PICKLOCK'S FINAL EXAM

From experience
one finds that
the key to
most locks
is not
using a key.

susanwrites
April 16th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
I love this! So true...the key is no key at all....sort of like the power that we always have inside of us.
writerlinda
April 16th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
LOCKED UP

In this room
feeling locked up
With no key
there's no escape

Linda Bozzo
susanwrites
April 16th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
So cute, Linda, to see your poem with your book dog poking his head out. :) I feel like he helped you write it.
(Anonymous)
April 16th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Lockdown!
"They're having a party.
Can I go?
Oh, don't be so dramatic.
Just say no."


Cindyb
susanwrites
April 16th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Lockdown!
Nice, Cindy. I like you have managed to squeeze in rhyme as well. Hard to do with so few words to work with.
(Deleted comment)
susanwrites
April 16th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
Re: First Warm Day of Spring
Oh Pat, I really like this. It works on several levels. People need to read it a couple of times to make sure they get it all.
beckylevine
April 16th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
Passages
In and out.
Or not out?
Who comes?
Who doesn't go?
Scattered.

-Becky Levine

(Thanks for hosting, Susan!)
susanwrites
April 16th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
This really mirrors a confused teenager worrying about peer pressure to me. Your mileage may vary. ;)
onegrapeshy
April 16th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
My brain
Without coffee
Locked
In disarray
susanwrites
April 16th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
I hear that! Hmmm...but what is my excuse for the disarray AFTER several cups of coffee?
onegrapeshy
April 17th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
You bought Maxwell House instead of Seattle's Best?
susanwrites
April 17th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)
LOL
madwriter
April 16th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
I'm left wondering what all those locks might be hiding. :)
susanwrites
April 16th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah...that alone could be quite a short story, couldn't it?
ext_84884
April 17th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
Key to Her Heart
He searched for the key to her heart
Like so many others before him

Rick Wainright
susanwrites
April 17th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)
Re: Key to Her Heart
Twang went my own heartstrings. Nice.
sealy38
April 18th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
Locks
Locks waiting.
What to protect?
Peace.
Love.
Friendship.
Fresh air?
writearoundsue
April 30th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
15 words or less
Me

A place where I can be
Me
Big
Small
Skinny
Fat
Me
I am home.
susanwrites
April 30th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Re: 15 words or less
Love this, Sue! And don't we all need a place like that?
ext_174445
April 30th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
One unlocks your dark-clawed fear,
Another your heart's muse.
The rest, who knows?
Now choose!

--Kate Coombs (Book Aunt)
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

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