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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 11(Proof)

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 11 ( Proof) is an article where I try to give Hubbers a small spark to be creative.

I choose a word to use as a prompt. We then use this word to write a poem, an article, short story, or whatever journey our muse takes us down.

The object is simple. Have fun while writing.

"Paperback Writer" by The Beatles

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Tuning Out

I honestly have not turned on my television set during the day for the last three days. I find myself waiting until late at night when I can catch a little comedy.

I am so tired of hearing the news, which seems to break into regular scheduled programming constantly.

All the news is tragic & seems to fill me with sadness. It makes me wonder what our world coming too.

The last one I watched was about the police fatally shooting a teenage girl who was sixteen.

They had responded to a bunch of teenagers out of control and fighting.

This particular girl that was gunned down had a knife in her hand. She was lunging towards another girl with the intent of harming her.

No one knows what the outcome might have been since the police did manage to stop her, but now she is dead.

Since she was a black girl, this has stirred up alot of anger.

But it doesn't matter whether these kids were black or white, they were all involved in this altercation.

What is important is a family is now weeping.

But why is this even happening? Why aren't the parents teaching their children better?

Why are these kids out running the streets? How do they get weapons in the first place?

There has to be an answer. We need to get life back on the right track.

Anyway, for right now, I'm tuning out.

Let's put all this away and get started on our word prompt.

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Inspiration

This week we've learned from John Hansen that inspiration can come from many forms. He was inspired by a word prompt and a song.

I encourage everyone to find their muse with whatever method works for them.

Sometimes I find myself driving down the road listening to the radio and that perfect idea comes to mind.

Trust me. It's not the greatest scenario.

I have to try to remember the name of the song, so I can jot it down the minute I park the car.

Then I have to find it on YouTube. All along, I am hoping the idea is still lurking somewhere in my thoughts.

Somedays I get lucky. Other times it is lost for eternity.

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Word Prompt = Proof

This week I've chosen a word that I believe can go in many different directions.

The word prompt is "Proof."

This word can mean many things. It can be evidence or an argument to validate something is true.

Such as a guilty verdict, or the existence of God.

Or it can mean the proof is in our actions, like when we display love or simply make mistakes.

Proof can also be the alcohol content of an alcohol beverage or bottle.

I also think it has something to do with photography.

I'm not sure how this word will go over, but try to have a bit of fun with it. Try not to overthink it.

Mistakes are proof you are trying.

— Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Highlights This Week

I am always amazed at the diversity of work written each week.

We were honored to see Tobe Dike write her first outstanding article for this word prompt.

She says life is gift, a mystery, an adventure.

She list inspirational things that life has taught her.

Her poem "Rules for Life" rings so true.

She reminds us to leave a little space for ourselves each day and that we shouldn't dwell on the past.

We need to live every day like it's our last.

"Poem About Life"

In this one she reminds us that no matter what struggles we face in life to keep going, to pick ourselves up and try again.

Her words paint an inspiration for all of us.

If you have not had the pleasure of reading, please do. The link is below.

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John Hansen

John Hansen shows us how inspiration can come from many forms with his poetic work, " The Ode to a Natural Life."

It was inspired by "Henry Lawson, The Song of a Prison 1909)."

His words describe the feelings of on an innocent man behind bars for life while he is doing time for a crime he didn't commit.

John's muse certainly woke up for this one. As he tells this story, you feel like you are right there with him behind those prison walls.

It's quite the masterpiece.

If you haven't had the chance to read it, take a moment.

The link is below.

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Pamela Oglesby

Pamela did a wonderful job on this one. She has written three excellent poems as well as an article where her words show the value of life.

Her words point out that we all have struggles, but how we face each day gives meaning to our lives.

She points out a few verses from the Bible which help many to find strength.

Finding the light of God has helped many people cope with Life, including those afflicted with addiction.

She takes us on a personal journey of her own life. She shows us that what we do in life has a purpose and a meaning.

That if we lead a meaningful life it is more fulfilling. Helping others not only gives meaning to our life but makes us happy as well.

Her acrostic poem on Life tells us the importance of living each moment like it is our Last & Enjoy it.

Her Haiku is true. We walk alone in this journey as we find our purpose.

Her last poem, "Life Meaning" is what we all strive for in life.

To come to that final day with memories that fill us with satisfaction. To know we lived a good life.

In Pamela's words "We should enjoy each day as we strive and make decisions that impact the rest of our lives."

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Previous Word Prompts

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Responses to Word Prompts

"You Write The Words" by Jeromy Deibler

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 09, 2021:

Week 11 ~ Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 26, 2021:

Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 19, 2021:

Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 17, 2021:

Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 16, 2021:

Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 14, 2021:

Post links for proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 13, 2021:

Word prompt proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 12, 2021:

Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 12, 2021:

Links for

Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 11, 2021:

Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 11, 2021:

Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 08, 2021:

Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 07, 2021:

Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 06, 2021:

Read everyone's work on proof...link at the bottom

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 05, 2021:

Ann Carr has provided us with two prompts in one piece.

Proof & Today.

Be sure to stop a moment and take time to read her writing.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Poem-Proof-of-Today-...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 04, 2021:

Catch up on reading everyone's work.

Links at bottom of article

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 04, 2021:

Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 03, 2021:

Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 02, 2021:

Take a moment to read Vidya D Sagar's piece on Proof.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Poem-Proof-of-Divini...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 01, 2021:

Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 01, 2021:

Take a moment to read Nithya Venkat's poetry on "proof"

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Proof-Right-or-Wrong...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 01, 2021:

Read everyone's fantastic writes!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 01, 2021:

Anymore links in "proof"?

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 30, 2021:

Take a moment to read Alyssa's poem on proof.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/poetry-prompt-11...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 30, 2021:

Misbah

I posted a link in the article & I left comments on your post.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 30, 2021:

Take a moment to read Misbah's writing on "proof."

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Proof-needed-as-per-...

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on April 30, 2021:

Brenda, here's the link to my response

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Proof-needed-as-per-...

Hope you will enjoy

Blessings

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 30, 2021:

Take a moment to read Tobe Dike's piece on proof.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Proof-of-Life-Inspir...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 30, 2021:

Take a moment to read Greg Cain's on " proof"

https://letterpile.com/poetry/The-Proof-Is-Out-The...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 30, 2021:

Take a moment to read EK Jadoon's (moondot) response to proof.

https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/Proof-of-...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 30, 2021:

No problem. You're welcome.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 29, 2021:

John,

You & your muse are very welcome.

I hope your muse continues to stay a bit.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 29, 2021:

Thank you Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 29, 2021:

John,

I posted a reply beneath your poem.

Great work. Your muse is still here.

I will post a link in the article.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 29, 2021:

Here is my link, Brenda:

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Proof-of-Prior-Learn...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 29, 2021:

Post links for "proof"

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 29, 2021:

Post links for "proof" here

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 28, 2021:

A different take...another one on the prompt fur "proof"

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Poem-Whats-It-Gonna-...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 28, 2021:

Post prompts...proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 28, 2021:

Hey...take a moment to read Charlie Halliday's work on " Proof"

https://letterpile.com/poetry/its-in-the-eating

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 28, 2021:

My attempt at this word prompt...Proof

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Poem-100-Proof-Shes-...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 28, 2021:

EK,

Sounds great!

We all have busy lives.

If you can jot down a few creative lines we'd love to read them.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 28, 2021:

Devika,

No problem.

I'm not gonna worry about how my name is spelled.

It's okay.

Just gave fun writing & enjoy the day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 28, 2021:

Post links here for proof

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 28, 2021:

Hi Brenda sorry about the misspelling of you name.

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on April 27, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

I will try to write something creative on this word prompt. I didn't take part in any of your words prompts before. I think because of my busy daily routine.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 27, 2021:

Post links for "proof" here.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 27, 2021:

Post links here

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 27, 2021:

Take a few moments to read Pamela Oglesby's piece on " Proof."

She covers about every angle in these cute poems.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Poetry-Inspired-by-B...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 27, 2021:

Post links for Proof...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 26, 2021:

Proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 26, 2021:

Take a moment to read Ravi Rajan's acrostic poem for "Proof"

https://letterpile.com/poetry/The_Truth-Always-Pre...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 26, 2021:

Yes John,

I agree.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 26, 2021:

John,

I just found it on my feed & left a comment.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 26, 2021:

Ravi,

You have done a wonderful job with this one.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

I will post a link in the article.

I left a reply on your work.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 26, 2021:

Post links here...Proof

Ravi, I'll be reading yours in a few minutes

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on April 26, 2021:

Thanks John for your comments

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 26, 2021:

I haven't been able to find your article on my feed Ravi...but I read it and you did a wonderful job.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on April 26, 2021:

Hi Brenda my contribution to "proof".Hope you like it.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/The_Truth-Always-Pre...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

Amani,

Wanna try this one...proof

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

Alyssa,

Thank you.

I'm so looking forward to this warmer weather.

I might be playing hooky a bit.

I hope I can get back to my walks in the park.

I hope you get vistors. Goodluck.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

Peggy,

Thank you.

Whenever you feel like it, please join in.

We loved to read what your muse comes up with.

In the meantime...sit back and enjoy everyone's work.

Take care.

Alyssa from Ohio on April 25, 2021:

It's been a week, that's for sure. What an interesting choice this week! I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with. I hope you enjoy the warm stretch headed our way. I'm looking forward to getting my hummingbird feeders put back out. Fingers crossed the magical beings come to visit soon.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 25, 2021:

Perhaps someday, I will have the time to join in on your word prompts. In the meantime, I am enjoying the creativity of many people who participate. The word proof is sure to spark more creativity! Enjoy the balance of your Sunday!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

Chitrangada,

Thank you.

It should turn out a few interesting writes from different angles.

I've been missing yours lately.

Maybe you will find time to jot down a few words.

Take care and have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

Misbah,

Great to hear!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 25, 2021:

Great article and great prompt. ‘Proof’ sounds interesting, and I am sure, we will see some wonderful creations.

Excellent work, as always. Thank you for sharing. Have a good day.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on April 25, 2021:

Oh I loved it

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

John,

Thank you so much!

Let's see if your muse is still around.

If so, it should be an interesting write.

Whatever the case, have fun writing down a few words.

Enjoy your day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

Devika,

Thank you.

Sounds great.

I look forward to reading your thought on this one - "proof."

Have a bit of fun while writing.

Take care and have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

Pamela,

Thank you.

This word prompt should bring in a few different selections.

I hope we get some good ones.

Hopefully this week it will be warm enough that I can spend time outside while reading them.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

Misbah,

Thank you.

It sounds like your muse is already conjuring up a little ditty.

I'm glad you like this one.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

Urwa,

Thank you.

We all have our different methods, just like our own unique style of writing.

I hope you will jot down a few lines.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

Ravi,

Thanks!

Your welcome.

I'm glad this word stirs those little cells into motion.

It can go a lot of different ways.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

Ann,

Thank you.

Try not to overthink these word prompts.

Just have fun with it.

If it starts seeming like a project, your muse might not show up.

I look forward to reading your work when you finish it.

Have a great Sunday.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

Liz,

Thank you.

I think this week's might be interesting.

I'm delighted to know you are reading everyone's work and we can't wait for you to write us a little something.

Maybe in between your other projects when you need a break...just jot down whatever your thoughts are giving you.

Have a bit of fun with it.

Take care.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 25, 2021:

Nice work again, Brenda. I am always looking forward to your word prompts each week. “Proof” offers much food for thought.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 25, 2021:

Hi Brenad I hope to take on this prompt and so interesting to know of proof in your words. Great work here maybe I will follow up on this one.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 25, 2021:

Proof is an interesting word, and as you said it can mean many different things. I look forward to reading articles about proof.

Your article is interesting, along with your music and famous quotes. I appreciate your very nice words about my article on life. Thank you for your words prompt articles, as they are all so excellent and you have inspired so many of us to write poetry. Thank you, Brenda.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on April 25, 2021:

We will be having many detectives here this time-- haha

what an exciting prompt, Brenda

Thanks for sharing

Blessings

Iqra from East County on April 25, 2021:

I appreciate the article prompted by your word this week. You are right, everyone to find their muse with whatever method works for them. Blessings Brenda and thanks for sharing.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on April 25, 2021:

Proof is again an interesting prompt that can go all the way from legal to love. Thanks for stimulating my "little gray cells" as the famous Hercule Poirot says it.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 25, 2021:

I thougt I would be ok with 'life' as a prompt but the muse is stuck half way through. I'll get there! In the meantime I'll try 'proof' or maybe combine them, we'll see.

You're right that the world serms to be going crazy - such disturbing times.

Thanks for another good prompt, Brenda.

Ann

Liz Westwood from UK on April 25, 2021:

I look forward to seeing the articles prompted by your word this week. I appreciate your resume too of the past week's articles from the last word prompt. I look forward to the day when there is enough time available for me to join in too.

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