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Unscramble Challenge

By Penny FullerPublished about a month ago • 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
Photo by Suzanne D. Williams on Unsplash

-(Word unscrambled: METAMORPHOSE)


To say a thing aloud is to give it

teeth and claws-

surprise roommates.

The first can tear your heart

away from veiled homeports of self-denial

or fabric of fragile esteem.

But claws are needed

to pull away from past self

who hides your mesomorph parts

from the world

and can stop your talent from launching you

into the oosphere.


Don’t fear the digital peashooter of owns and memes

that spammers employ-

vivid semaphore signals,

operas of oomph made from mope and distraction.

Before you shampoo and resmooth

downy armor, once ruffled,

take a moment to peer at the roots below.

Call to the echo in chasms exposed

and let it remind you

who you were always meant to be.


But metaphors make pretty theorems

of the remote sherpa work

to phase into another


You cannot fortify with armor

the next hopes or they

will become as brittle and frozen in time

as the walls of a tearoom.


About the Creator

Penny Fuller

(Not my real name)- Other Labels include:

Lover of fiction writing and reading. Aspiring global nomad. Woman in science. Most at home in nature. Working my way to an unconventional life, story by story and poem by poem.

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  • Flamance @ lit.28 days ago

    Amazing job congratulations 🎉🎉

  • Anna 29 days ago

    Amazing poem! Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Heather Hubler29 days ago

    I felt transformed after reading this! Metamorphose was a fantastic word choice, and I appreciated all the words you were able to glean from it. The last few lines were so hard hitting. Thank you for entering this in the challenge :) Congrats on TS!

  • Vicki Lawana Trusselli about a month ago

    Loved the words 🌹🌹

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Wow did you go through a gamut of words here, fabulous work! Oosphere, semaphore....great job on this!! Congrats on TS.

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Brilliant & congratulations on Top Story!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Mary K Brackettabout a month ago

    Wow. Beautiful!

  • Sonia Heidi Unruhabout a month ago

    Wow. Just, wow!

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    This is beautiful. Congrats on the TS.

  • D. D. Leeabout a month ago

    Congrats on Top Story!

  • Lacey Dearieabout a month ago

    I learned some new words reading this! I love when that happens. Great poem

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    congratulations on TS. wonderful!!

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    Brilliantly done! Congratulations on a well-deserved Top Story!

  • Carol Townendabout a month ago

    This has some brilliant metaphors, imagery, and descriptions. The poem is a real gem to read. I loved it!

  • AliMartabout a month ago

    Like it

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Oh this is wonderful. Funny story - I thought one my recent fiction pieces for Just a Minute challenge got Top Story because I used the same image lol. I've subscribed on the basis that this is clever and so eloquently done! Great word choice and well written poem with lots of deep meaning, Penny! Congrats on Top Story!

  • Gloria Penelopeabout a month ago

    Wonderful story, congratulations on TS!

  • Impressive 12 letter word & entry with so many interesting words!

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    What a cool word choice!! And I learned some new words reading this piece. I feel like this is a treasure trove of begging to be unearthed!

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