Plea, by Britta Benson

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Here’s my response to this week’s W3 Poetry Challenge set by Michelle Navajas. ( This week, there are two guidelines: 12 lines of free verse, must include the word ‘adorable’.

Here’s what I made of it.


verse tumbles, not so steadfast,
a doddle, bout, just because. 
Blank page, 
impatient, curious, aghast, still waiting,
willing verse to collide, carry
meaning, questions, nonsense. ‘Please, 
clash, crash into my empty nest.
Pound, punch and strike me!
When the light falls on my white,
I want to be black-eyed and bruised, dark purple swirled, blood red curled.
A dancing rainbow soul. Adorable. Deplorable. Anything but vacant.’

17 thoughts on “Plea, by Britta Benson

  1. Oh Britta! This one indeed stumbles and tumbles and dances with abandon! I am enamored of the visual of the blank page that begs to be ink blotched and smudged and penciled and erased to prove the worth of the words!! Holy Cow this one is good!

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    1. Thanks, David. I am always looking forward to the next W3 challenge and I really appreciate all the work and effort you put into this project and your blog. Takes me to very interesting poetic places every time.

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