Just Ten (Twice)


Just Ten (Twice)  (Not Including Titles–Ha!)

Dizzy With It

Headache slings hammock
between closed eyes, tries
to slow swing.


Writing Technique

One way to hold a pen–
as a life raft–


Two ten word poems for Victoria Slotto’s prompt (and Brian Miller’s ten word form) at dVerse Poets pub.

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22 Comments on “Just Ten (Twice)”

  1. Polly Says:

    Poor little Elipant looks blitzed 😉

  2. Oh I love the pen as a life-raft… very good.

  3. “(pen)as a life raft” is a really cool phrase. Well-penned.
    Hope headache is not troubling you anymore. 🙂

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Thank you–unfortunately, it seems a little bit of a problem in the dryness of the cold where I am! Appreciate your kind comments.

      On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 9:41 AM, ManicDDaily wrote:


  4. billgncs Says:

    I did a virtual gasp at the life-raft, super!!

  5. Grace Says:

    I love that life raft ~ And I hope you are feeling better K ~ Charming artwork 🙂

  6. brian miller Says:

    ha. holding the pen as a life raft….nice
    the first one made me think of the drunk spins….(which i have not had in a very long time)…thank goodness

  7. Mama Zen Says:

    Oh, I love that second one!

  8. claudia Says:

    i only had a headache like this once when i was about 16 and drank way too much… i never went there again…oy…that was a very healthy lesson… smiles on the life raft way to hold a pen..

  9. Both of these really hit the core. I’m not prone to headaches but from what I have experienced this is easy to relate to. And the one one writing…well…we can all relate to that.

  10. lolamouse Says:

    I can relate to your headache poem-I have frequent migraines! Your second is creativity at its essence!

  11. I rarely ever have headaches so I’m glad I can’t relate to the 1st poem… smiles… The 2nd… writing is my life… I certainly hold my pen the way I hold the one who gave me life

  12. Kathy Reed Says:

    Genius on the second tenWord..k

  13. Poet Laundry Says:

    I think many of us can relate to that second one for sure!

  14. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) Says:

    Oh yes, I have often used that life raft!

  15. Trudessa Says:

    I know how the elephant feels I had a migraine come on today.

  16. ds Says:

    Ha! Love these! Sorry about the migraine, but oh YES to the pen! Thank you (and thanks for your very kind comments earlier; please don’t ever apologize for critique. I need it. Desperately.).

  17. hedgewitch Says:

    Nice little dip into the deeper-than-it-looks pool of this form, k. First one is one of the best descriptions of a headache I’ve heard.

  18. M Says:

    perfect 2nd pen ~

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