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On January 27th, we offered a challenge to write in the Brady's Touch form and applying our 'Word of the Week', which was Acquiesce. A Brady's Touch poem consists of Two Cinquains (5-line stanzas), with both stanzas having syllabic lines of 9/9/8/8/2 as well a rhyme scheme of: abxcd and abxcd, where 'x' is unrhymed. We chose 5 poets as our Best Entries and announced it on March 13th, so without further ado, grab your favorite beverage, take a load off your feet and enjoy the inklings of these 5 remarkable poets!


On a journey hand in hand we ride While eyes, mind focus on home that bind We witness the sights and sounds rare Let not erring desires surmount Confess With courage on a journey we stride Varied scenes along the way we find In acquiesce, ideals profound Wisdom earned in endless amount Profess

© Feliz Ruiz


Summer season is on dreary drought Acquiesce for the raindrops to fall Flowers weary heart cannot bloom Chanting the rain with joy not tears To grow Acquiesce the thirst yearning to sought Healed the pain, seed the love to live tall With peacefulness the heart tranquil Hot summer scorch the heart with fears To show

© Concepcion Macuto


LOST IN SPACE I acquiesce kindness and forget. To the person who tried to trespass. To my peaceful life and my heart. To my world that is full of love. Be free! I lost in space and was in regret. I just let it slide and let it pass. Even I am hurt by your lies I choose to love more than above. I'm free.

© Rosie B. Licudo


CHILDREN Children are one of life's profound gifts Providing joy when times are not right Giving us light moments to share, To their fun ways, we acquiesce, and seized Their loving and fun ways give us lift, Forget our worries, make us feel light Timely reminding of God's love, That many things can give us peace, we missed! © Joey V. Fernandez


Life Unfolding With all the things unfolding in life Do not resist nor struggle that much We must acquiesce what God gives Whatever burdens on our souls He lifts. In life, we are so muddled with strife Baffling to cope with problems we touch. Surrender to Almighty God However difficult it tolls He bids. © Mildred Par

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