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“So Cliche” Featured Poet, Doug MacIlroy

Congratulations to Doug MacIlroy, AKA “Ironwoodwind“!  He was the drawing winner this week for the “So Cliche” poetry prompt from Reason 2 Rhyme.  Not only is Doug an active member of the writing community and all-around great guy, his words (both prose and poetry) have a habit of lifting up his readers and making them see the beauty around us.  His poem below answered the challenge to “choose a clichéd phrase and turn it around.”

“Mind of Peace”

Gandhi, Kennedy, King

 In search of a higher, better way

 Had their minds stilled

 By men who had none

 And knew little


Thanks to all the participants this week, and here’s a sneak peek at Monday’s prompt…

Select one particular day in history (the world’s or your personal experience) and write a poem contrasting the same day in the present.

The prompt page will be live on Monday, July 2, with a place to post your poem in the comment section, or link directly to your page.  Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with next!

Click here to find out more about Reason 2 Rhyme!

14 thoughts on ““So Cliche” Featured Poet, Doug MacIlroy

  1. Dear Karen,

    Woke to find a link to this page in my mail box. Imagine my surprise.

    I sense rapid growth ahead for Reason2Rhyme and am grateful to you for helping writers to expand their horizons by providing an ingenious incentive for their imaginations.

    Thank you for such a wonderful beginning to my day. (I have already begun contemplating the calendar for Monday’s prompt.)



    • You had a lovely poem, Doug, and I was so please your number came up for the feature!
      I hope we get many more participants who want to try out their words with some friendly readers. Thanks for all your support!

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