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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.

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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.