Dread Darkness #22

Weekly Writing Challenge #22
Week of 1st February 2016

DOOR Template Instructions

(5) Words: | SENSE | SECURE | WALK | TIME | ALONE |

’28’ Form (4 x 7) or (7 x 4) first# is # of syllables or words per line
Second# is the # of lines in poem

london - Berkeley Square

London – Berkeley Square


Sense the cold dread

Walking in the night

Secure feelings have escaped

Abandoned along with time

Being alone longed for

Forgotten inside hopeless fear

Darkness once friendly play

Nightfall now is haunted

© jk 2016

the secret keeper Weekly Writing Prompt #22

Sandglass #21

Weekly Writing Challenge #21
Week of 25th January 2016

DOOR Template Instructions

Shadorma ( 3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5 )
six lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
~ ~ ~
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hourglass shaped supernova in progress

Supernova in progress – rare celestial phenomenon


Silence warns

Life’s jagged edge cuts

Eyes drip blood

Turn to sand

Heart pounding as drums echo

Time is closing in


© jk 2016


the secret keeper Weekly Writing Challenge #21

“a person without…”


Blanc Infini by Unknown


A person without dreams
Belongs to nothing
Carrying light is heavy
Darkness is no stranger
Enter this world carefully
Fallen doorways broken forever
Great is the ruin left behind
Hatred brought it down
Identity matters too much
Jaded those lacking understanding
Killing has become too easy
Love is slipping away
Melting into quicksand
Never to be honored again
Opening one’s heart is forgotten
People want a line of words
Quickly delivered on devices
Rapping our way to Nothingness
Staying alone like lonely people
Thinking dreams appear in ads
Understanding absent brains
Victory to the corporations
Workers fastened again in chains
Xanthippe nags Socrates brain
Yanking his beard causing him pain
Zany the dream that war is a game

© jk 2015

Appeared on ‘Expats Post’ 23rd July 2015 and on ‘the secret keeper’ 22nd July 2015.
I feel it carries meaningful social relevance.

Protect the Children #18

Weekly Writing Prompt #18
Week of 4th January 2016

DOOR Template Instructions


‘28’ Form [7 – 7 – 7 – 7]
4 lines 7 words
(alternatives are 4 lines 7 syllables)
(7 lines 4 words or 7 lines 4 syllables)



Wait to meet after the fight

Tear up – accept damages

Cease stressing – no one is wrong

Loud noises hurt the children

© jk 2016


the secret keeper weekly writing prompt #18 – 5 words: wait – meet – tear – accept – cease

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Murder…a poem

book coveer det. murdoch mysteries written by maureen jennings

#10 Murder...a poem by jk

Disclaimer: ‘Murder’ Is Not A Blackout Poem but Expect One To Appear

Origin of the term ‘Clock and Dagger: “Cloak and dagger” is an English term sometimes used to refer to situations involving intrigue, secrecy, espionage, or mystery. The imagery of these two items became associated with the archetypal spy or assassin: The cloak, worn to hide one’s identity or remain hidden from view, and the dagger, a concealable and silent weapon. Used often to describe an exciting story involving secrets and mystery, often about spies. The French refer to it as ‘de cape et d’épée’ and the Spanish use ‘de capa y espada’.

The term can be taken literally, and refers to wielding a dagger in one hand and a cloak in the other. The purpose of the cloak was to obscure the presence or movement of the dagger, to provide minor protection from slashes, to restrict the movement of the opponent’s weapon, and to provide a distraction.

An example of a real ‘cloak and dagger’ storyline: ‘She’s having a clandestine affair with the next-door neighbor—real cloak-and-dagger stuff, coded messages about where they’ll meet, pretending they’re not known to one another, arriving and leaving separately—so romantic!’

Definition collected from a variety of sources.

Devil’s Bargain #17

Weekly Writing Prompt # 17
Week of 28th December 2015

DOOR Template Instructions
‘28’ Form
(4 lines of 7 or 7 lines of 4 – Either in syllables or words)

terminated due to cause

Terminated Due To Cause – jk

(5) Words


The note I wrote in bloody parts

Words were chiseled deep strictly in stone

Not a flaw in my cutting language

My success was defeating the Devil’s Bargain

© jk 2016
First One for 2016

the secret keeper Weekly Writing Prompt # 17