MicroPoetry Phrase Challenge

MicroPoetry Phrase Challenge: Write a 12 line poem using the phrase, ” Old neighborhood.”

The phrase challenge allows the writer to flex their creative dexterity, and imagination skills by taking a group of two or more words, and building a poem/short story around it.


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  1. “Old Neighborhood”
    Glam up! Lose yourself by conforming.
    Shine on! Strive for beauty, cover yourself.
    The message to fit in directs the self,
    torn down dreams. Wrong if not
    owned by society. Lost if not
    directed by community. There is no
    soul in the self. Smile. Say Yes!
    reduce inner judgment.
    They do not want “you.” (silly girl)
    “You” are a platform.
    A continuation, a replica.
    The “I” cannot breathe if not authentic.

    MadamePhilosopher, aka Angela Shaffer, 16 Feb 2016
    I’m a bit rusty, again – or still – Raja, but many thanks for the prompt!



    My old neighbourhood The pride of my life Life begins with merry My childhood days; Interesting and memorable Wish I could turn back The hand of time To enjoy once again, This sweet savour That brought me thus far With a love of a woman Whom I called my mother


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