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Hello, poem peeps! De Jackson here, aka WhimsyGizmo. It’s my favorite poeming day again, Quadrille Monday, when we pen our poems of exactly 44 words (not counting the title), and including one word we here at dVerse provide.

Today, I want you to crack the whip on your muse. Crack a joke. Crack us up. A mirror cracked. A book cracked open. The crackling of a fire. A crack of lightning. A crack of light under the door. The crack of dawn.

Get it? Crack open your pen and give us a poem of 44 words using some form of the word crack.

Cracking. Crackling. Cracked. Crackled. Crackage (I may have made that one up, and so can you! Have fun with this.)

Okay, get cracking. Just don’t step on any the cracks in the sidewalk along the way (all that “break your mama’s back” business.)

Here’s some inspiration from the Bard:

From Shakespeare’s King Lear, Act 3 Scene 2

And we don’t mean to crack down on ya, but the rules still stand:
A poem of precisely 44 words, not including the title, and literally making use of some form of the word “crack.”

New to the Q? Here’s what to do:
Pen us a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting the title), including some form of the word crack. Link your poem to dVerse using Mr. Linky below (and please link back to dVerse on your poem post), and then make way ’round the blogiverse to read some of the best poets around. And the Q’s open all week, so come back for seconds, and thirds. (Poetry’s addictive, ain’t it?)