General Poetry posted May 22, 2024

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My one phobia


by JLR

Phobias Contest Winner 
Dangling leaves of mountain laurel
growing tall in the depths of cool shade
away from the hot noon sun,
deceivingly colored with vibrant hues of greens
cloak the hidden copperhead wrapped around
the laurels twisted limbs.
Its deadly venom is primed to be pumped
into the thickest skin of folks poking
around in places reserved for nature's residents.
Unprovoked, it is just a slithering snake.
With no tell-tale rattle to be very wary of. 
But don't tempt fate!
Its fangs carry death if not treated fast.

Writing Prompt
Write a 10-15 line free verse poem about a phobia you may have. We all have something that very much frightens us. No rhyming patterns.

Contest Winner


A free verse about my phobia
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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