ROUND ONE: 3-aura vs. 14-scaremongering

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3-aura what does it mean?
Fowl Call
By Donna JT Smith

There’s an air of paranoia, a flooding mood of doom,
An aura of foreboding, a dark and dismal gloom;
A small scaremongering chicken has scurried ’round the town
Shouting out for all to hear, “The sky is falling down!”
“A piece of atmosphere and bits of nimbus clumps
Have fallen on my feathered head and given me these lumps!”
Be careful where you walk, my friend; heed well his fowlish calling!
How can you dare to sleep tonight with danger of
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falling?

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14-scaremongering what does it mean?
Scaremongering
By Kerry E.B. Black

Beware gossip’s dangers Making monsters of strangers
Producing panic profound.

Scaremongering ways Create quite a craze
Affecting most everyone.

The trouble with lies One can always surmise
Is truth is quite like the sun.

What is spread in the dark like fire from a spark
Shrivels when facts are around.

 


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  • deborahhwilliams

    Donna, what a clever take on the Chicken Little story! And Kerry, interesting use of capital letters. Two unique poems!

    • http://www.mainelywrite.blogspot.com Donna Smith

      Thanks! The “scaremongering” seemed to just fit in with my “aura”, so had to go with both!

  • http://www.mainelywrite.blogspot.com Donna Smith

    Nice job with scaremongering, Kerry! Not a word used too often.

    • http://www.facebook.com/authorKerryE.B.Black Kerry Elizabeth Blickenderfer

      Yours is a charming adaptation of Chicken Little, Donna. Well done!

  • Carol Samuelson-Woodson

    Donna, you show-off! Ha! Very impressive Chicken Little rendition. Kerry, “panic profound” is an apt description of what I’m feeling as the vote on Fight B approaches.

    • http://www.mainelywrite.blogspot.com Donna Smith

      It just seemed to fit, so I let it in!

    • http://www.mainelywrite.blogspot.com Donna Smith

      Good luck on your bout!

      • Carol Samuelson-Woodson

        Thanks, Donna!

  • http://www.thinkkidthink.com/ Ed DeCaria

    I really enjoyed both of these, too. I could have easily seen Kerry’s winning a Round One matchup, and I feel that her Scaremongering may have even more staying power than Donna’s Fowl Call if read many times over, but Donna you really nailed it with your clever twist on a familiar story, and while using both prompt words to boot. Congrats!

    • http://www.facebook.com/authorKerryE.B.Black Kerry Elizabeth Blickenderfer

      This was such fun! I am honored to have participated. Congratulations, Donna!