d’Verse Quadrille #160 Poems that pack a Punch~ Such a Joke

…make sure your piece contains some form of the word punch and comes in at exactly 44 words total.


He loved correcting grammar
His eyebrows always shocked
And never missed a second
Resetting every clock.

More worthy than the next man
Such a perfect man
Oblivious to rolling eyes
Himself his only fan

He’d never ‘get’ the punchline
‘Cuz Aaron IS the joke.

44-words

d’Verse Quadrille #156- No Contest

Here’s how to join in:

  • Write a 44 word poem sans title including the word “wrap” and post it on your blog or website.
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  • That’s a wrap! Have fun!


  • It was MY moment of fame,
    An actor’s first claim,
    Selling a product
    And building a name.

    But the spotlight endorsed
    A child, of course,
    So, my moment of stardom
    Took a turn for the worse!

    Upstaged by innocence.
    “And that’s a wrap, folks!”


    https://dversepoets.com/2022/07/25/quadrille-155/

Ever More Precious


I’ve thought
my journey to be solitary;
among the many.
I’ve heard
and seen the world uniquely;
a vivid design .
I’ve felt
comfortably insignificant yet embraced;
Nature knows me.
I’ve learned
to recognize the what “is”;
not “should be”.
Love is ever more precious.
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If you’re new to dVerse or the quadrille, it’s simply a poem of 44 words, excluding the title. It can be in any form, rhymed or unrhymed, metered, or unmetered. You MUST use the word “embrace” or some form of the word in your poem (not simply the title).
Quadrille 121: Let’s Embrace | dVerse (dversepoets.com)