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Hey there, beloved fellow poets. The world’s a mess. Let’s just poem.

De Jackson here (WhimsyGizmo), and it’s Quadrille Monday here at dVerse, my personal favorite prompt. We invented the Quadrille form right here at dVerse in early 2016, believing that limitation can happily breed extreme creativity. Therefore, by definition, a Quadrille is a poem of precisely 44 words (not including title) that contains some form of the word-on-demand, given by us. You can get as creative or crazy as you’d like with how you whip, wiggle or wedge that word in there (get hyphen-happy, play with parentheses, invent a new compound word, or rock an acrostic); just be sure you include the word.

Today, let’s go free-falling. In other words, I want you to write us a poem of exactly 44 words, including some form of the word free.

Freedom. Freeing. Freeform. Freefall. Freestyle. Freely.
Free at last…get your money for nothin’ and your chicks for free…free your mind, and the rest will follow…you’re free to do what you want, any old time (as long as you follow the rules of the Q).

New to the Q? Here’s what to do:
Just write a poem of precisely 44 words, including some form of the word free. Find a way to get creative if you’d like, but please be sure the word “free” is in there somewhere, and that your poem adds up to exactly 44 words, not including the title. Link it up by clicking Mr. Linky. Then feel free to visit some amazing poets right here as you work your way around the blogisphere. The prompt is open for the whole week, so remember to come back and read (and write!) some more!

I’ll leave you now with some Tom Petty: