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News of the day

25 Apr
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News of the day

Where were the police at LAX?
“I’m not resigning,” says Mayor Ford.
Journalists killed by Senegal mob
and our son-in-law has a brand new job.

Leveraging was new to me.
More healthcare government outages planned.
Big trucks give auto sales record torque
but the kids are moving way up north.

The Queen of Nanaimo hits a dock
Tonight’s the night we push back the clock.
But heart-breaking headline of the day:
Soon the grandkids will be two days away.

© 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)

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Prompt – Inspiration
Robert Brewer at the Poetic Asides blog gave this prompt on November 2, 2013:

For today’s prompt, write a “news of the day” poem. The poem should use some sort of recent news event as a springboard. It can be a news story from today (this morning), but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, you could even go “old school” and find news stories from archived sources–like the “news of the day” from 1936 (to pick a random year).

I wrote it that day, just after having received the news that my daughter and her family were moving from a three-hour drive away to clear across the province from us.

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VintagePADThis April I’m celebrating National Poetry Month by posting some not-as-yet published poems from my files, along with what inspired them. If the prompt inspires you to write a poem of your own, you’re welcome to share it in comments. Whether you write or not, thanks so much for dropping by!

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Posted by on April 25, 2017 in Found, People, Personal

 

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2 responses to “News of the day

  1. Karen Eastlund

    April 25, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Violet: I hope your news happens as ours did. Our grandkids moved 3 days away, but it was a lovely place to visit… and then they moved back! So glad!
    I’ll try this challenge when I can.
    Best,
    Karen

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      April 25, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks, Karen! That’s a lovely sequel to your kids’ move. Our children too have moved to a place we enjoy visiting. And when we do visit, it’s usually longer than just a weekend, so we get to feel like part of the family pretty quickly. We try to visit about twice a year and very much treasure those times!

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