Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted August 29, 2020

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A Motley Crew

by Y. M. Roger

ABC Contest Winner 

    Though dreaded darkness claims the night

    Unbowed we stand in hope of light

    Viceroys with wings of faith

    Watermarked by hand of grace…

    Come, your kaleidoscope awaits!


Writing Prompt
Write a five line poem that creates a mood, picture, or feeling. The first word of each line is in alphabetical order. Line 5 can begin with any letter.

Contest Winner

Motley: exhibiting great diversity of elements OR being of different colors combined

Viceroy: person appointed to rule a country or province as the deputy of the sovereign OR a brightly marked American butterfly (Limenitis archippus)

Kaleidoscope: a continually changing pattern of shapes and colors OR a group of butterflies

Image of 'butterfly circle' at

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