Doctor Verse | Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew says it well.

Whispers and Echoes

Don’t edit yourself

Poetry is the fever

Let it heal your mind

Bartholomew Barker is an organizer of Living Poetry, a collection of poets in the Triangle region of North Carolina. His first poetry collection, Wednesday Night Regular, written about strip clubs, was published in 2013. His second, Milkshakes and Chilidogs, a chapbook of food inspired poetry was served in 2017.


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Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Center your thoughts on this prompt. Pun intended.

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Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
The sun and I wish you good morning. Yeah, well, that didn’t happen! The best laid plans…. eh? We do our best. We adapt. We roll with what comes our way. And if there’s a story in there somewhere (isn’t there always?!), then even better. We roll all our emotions and reactions into one big dough ball (huh?) get our cut outs and parse words and sentences and…yikes. Getting lost here. Hey, speaking of roll – I got some new shoes for the car and she’s ready to rock and roll up 95 N in, oh, an hour ago! So here’s this week’s prompt word. Take it, roll (there’s that word again! I’m goin’ already!) it around a bit and see if you can put together 6 sentences of a story or a poem, or next scene…

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Sunday Writing Prompt, July 4/21 – Treasured Trash

This looks like a great challenge!

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Welcome back to,Sunday Writing Prompt!

What constitutes “trash”? Dirty diapers…yes. Rotten food…should probably be composted, but yes, something to discard. What about that barely beaten sofa you upgraded? Or the vanity that still holds a breath of life, but needs a little TLC. Grandma’s attic…everything needs to go! Garage sales and thrift shops are all about turning one’s trash into another’s treasure. Even a spouse, who their significant other decided to “discard”, but became the most valuable person in YOUR life! It really comes down to perspective…

I’ve been looking everywhere for this!”

Paid $3.00 for a painting I discovered was worth $50,000!”

He is the best Stepdad I could have ever imagined!”

Adopted this puppy from the pound, and he became my best friend.”

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I encourage you to write about “trash” that became treasure. Base it…

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Seasons – An Acrostic

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Spices set out as a recipe is planned

Extra helpings just in case the taste has waned

Asking closest relatives for their seasoning secrets

Selecting just the right amount so the pot is not spoiled

Offering to share the results of seasoned foods

Nothing is much better than the loving care that goes into cooking


This is my contribution to the Six Sentence Story responding to the prompt “Season”