Writing Prompt: The found poem

The found poem: Read a book and circle some words on a page. Use those words to craft a poem. Alternatively you can cut out words and phrases from magazines.

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Society

regarded

human relationship

was

the

error


Short, easy to understand, and to the point. It’s funny how I picked out those words from a motivational book. I was going to use a few magazines, cut out some words and visuals, and paste them on a notebook. But I couldn’t find any that I had the heart to cut up. 😛 I used a book instead and didn’t want to actually write in it, so I took a picture and edited it in a photo app called “Cymera”. I think this little poem speaks for itself and doesn’t need much explanation. What do you think?

Feel free to tackle this prompt yourself. Get creative. You can write up your own response to the prompt and send it to me, and if I like it, I’ll feature you. Features will happen weekly on Fridays – Feature Fridays. If you have a writing prompt you want me to write about, send that to me too. You can send those things to me here.

Thanks for reading. See you soon.

Prompt taken from Thinkwritten

Writing Prompt: The Letter Poem

The Letter Poem: Write a poem using words from a famous letter or a letter from your own collection.

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Words taken from “From Gandhi to Hitler

Friends;

For the sake of humanity

Resisted;

Because of impertinence

Appeal;

Whatever it may be worth

You;

Can prevent a war

Listen;

To the appeal

I anticipate;

I have erred in writing to you.


That was so interesting. Taking words from a famous letter and making a poem out of those words is such a cool prompt. The poem reflects something totally different from the actual letter itself, I think. If you read what was said in Gandhi’s actual letter to Hitler, you’ll get a completely different message. He was being very polite. The poem is more…direct? Demanding? What do you think?

Let me know what you think, and feel free to tackle this prompt yourself. Get creative. You can write up your own response to the prompt and send it to me, and if I like it, I’ll feature you. Features will happen weekly on Fridays – Feature Fridays. If you have a writing prompt you want me to write about, send that to me too. You can send those things to me here.

Thanks for reading. See you soon.

Prompt taken from Thinkwritten

Feature Friday: “The Vessel” Submission

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The Vessel: Write about a ship or other vehicle that can take you somewhere different from where you are now.

A short story submission by Martha Lueders

If I wore a cape, I’d transport myself to the edges of the globe. But I suppose a winged jet will have to do.

This was what I was thinking as I laid on the grass knoll outside of El Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I watched the jets soar overhead heading to unknown destinations. Their decorated tail wings glistening against the hot, afternoon sun.

Just a few hours earlier I had been sitting inside one of those winged beasts, peering out of the window at the exotic landscape below. The island brimming with palm trees was much different than my snowy, solitude back home. This was a chance to escape the icy tundra and absorb some Vitamin D as I embarked on my first solo, international adventure.

I glanced to my right and there was another winged flyer salsaing through the air — a kite. It cartwheeled through the air beckoning laughs from the young toddlers below who tugged on the kites’ strings.

Oh the freedom I’d feel if I was aboard that kite. The wind whipping through my curly mane, the cool atmosphere filling my lungs and my heart thudding excitedly against my ribcage.

I ached for that feeling. And, for so long, I thought it was unachieveable.

Yet, lying there on that grassy knoll peering at the jets and kites I felt as though I was careening through the air on the wings of a kite or with a cape strapped to my back. I felt thrilled to be here, in the unknown — living.

Without a cape or wings to soar the skies, I can still live wildly and unapologetically. It just takes a tidbit more planning and extra patience for my pilot.

For more inner thoughts and travel related stories by Martha visit Quirky Globetrotter.


A wonderful piece by Martha, and a huge thank you to her for showing off her talent. Do consider looking at her website and look around; see if you like it. She is a “journalist traveling the world, uncovering one hidden gem at a time”. I took a look around, and it is a neat blog and easy to navigate. Consider following her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well.

I started this new “Feature Friday” collaboration in which I ask people–usually bloggers, but non-bloggers are also welcome–to write their own response to one of the writing prompts here on the blog. They also have the option to make their own prompt and send it to me for a chance to get featured. In humble thanks for their work, I link their blog and any other social media accounts they want people to visit. I think this is going to be fun!

Thank you for checking out this talented person. Til next Feature Friday!

Writing Prompt: Dragon

Dragon: Envision a dragon. Do you battle him? Or is the dragon friendly? Use descriptive language.


Dragons are unpredictable and mighty creatures. If they sense the slightest hint of a future betrayal, they will act, and you will die.

Why are they like this, you might ask? Well, knights have been going after dragons for as long as we can remember. They “save” the princess if there is one, and take any kind of loot lying around in the cave. That is, if they manage to kill the dragon. They’ve gotten creative in their killings, too. Keep on Reading!

Feature Friday: Your Black Hole

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The Unrequited love poem: How do you feel when you love someone who does not love you back?

Your Black Hole

A poem by Nitin C. Nair

You fade away in my thoughts

Like those stars inside the Black Hole,

And while they cease to shine

You cease to Love me…

 

You drift away from me

Like those galaxies around the Black Hole,

And while they are lost forever

You disappear from my sight…

 

Wish I was your Black Hole

Better than the one you got attracted to,

And then we could be united forever

In the Darkness of Love…


Thank you Nitin so much for this awesome submission! Check out Nitin’s blog NitinNairWrites and the original post with the poem.

I just started this new “Feature Friday” collaboration in which I ask people–usually bloggers, but non-bloggers are also welcome–to write their own response to one of the writing prompts here on the blog. They also have the option to make their own prompt and send it to me for a chance to get featured. In humble thanks for their work, I link their blog and any other social media accounts they want people to visit. I think this is going to be fun!

Thank you for checking out this talented person. Til next Feature Friday!

Writing Prompt: Friendship

Friendship: Write about being friends with someone.

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I don’t remember exactly how it went down, but we instantly became friends that day.

It was when we were both around the same age, and we both signed up for a theatre camp. It went something like this:

I saw her and asked if she wanted to be friends. And she said ok! Little did we know that we were going to be best friends and have some amazing yearly traditions. Keep on reading!

Writing Prompt: Animals

Animals: Choose an animal. Write about it!

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Cats are very independent, and I suppose that’s what makes caring for them so easy. Sure, when they’re kittens, you have to potty train them and feed them the appropriate food. And if you live near a street, you should take extra care to keep them away from it when they’re young. But after that, cats are relatively easy to take care of. At least in my experience. I probably just got lucky with the cats I’ve had.  Keep on reading!

Writing Prompt: The Rocket-ship

The Rocket-ship: Write about a rocket-ship on it’s way to the moon or a distant galaxy far, far, away.

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January 12, 2020

NASA is accepting volunteers to go on a rocket-ship destined to land on Mars, which is about 48.34 million miles away from the moon.

They tested it in 2018, unmanned, and were successful after several tries. They did it with the SLS–Space Launch System rocket. It cost NASA about $7 billion in order to launch it. An insane amount of cash. Rocket-ships are expensive.
Keep on reading!