January 5th, 2012

Clockwork War

New verses in "With Mortal Flesh and Iron Will"

There are two new verses in "With Mortal Flesh and Iron Will" thanks to continuing discussion of the post "Let's Talk About Ebooks of My Poetry."  This poem now has 8 of 12 verses posted; join the discussion to reveal more verses.  It belongs to the series The Clockwork War and features quadriplegic soldiers who want to keep fighting. 

There is also a great discussion under the Monster House poem "Zee" regarding people with disabilities and the portrayal of disabled characters in speculative fiction.  That one is fully visible now.
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Poem: "The Girl He Brought Home"

This poem came out of the October 18, 2011 bonus fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from rix_scaedu and eseme.  It was sponsored by rix_scaedu.  "The Girl He Brought Home" belongs to the Monster House series and comes after "Not Mine."  You can find other poems in this series via the Serial Poetry page.

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Poem: "The Crackerjack Princess"

This poem came out of the January 3, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from wyld_dandelyon and sponsored by janetmiles.


The Crackerjack Princess


There's a game that only
the smart girls get to play.

It's hidden under a layer of action-packed heroes,
but if you can figure out the code,
it will unroll a whole world of adventure under your feet.

There's a game that only
the crackerjack hackers ever see,
a game that no boy would go looking for
because the games are already made for them.

If you know the code,
the princess will tear off her pink dress
and take up a quest in her silver armor

while a gentleman in fancy pantaloons
screams for help from a castle window.

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Poem: "All the Things"

This poem came from the January 3, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from Dreamwidth user Jjhunter and haikujaguar, along with the original source of "Clean ALL the things!"  (The entry "X all the Y" on Know Your Meme is also fun.)  This poem belongs to the series Practical Magics, and you can read more on the Serial Poetry page.

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