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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 34 (Habits)

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 34" is an article to help inspire our creativity.

I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination.

The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

"Writing Poems: Three Strategies for Getting Started ~ Interlochen Center for The Arts"

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Stupid Is ~ As Stupid Does

This sounds like a bad joke at a bar, but it's reality.

A man is sick for two weeks and eventually goes to the doctor.

A Covid-19 test is performed and comes back positive, but he doesn't believe Covid even exists.

So, they decide to do a second test for coronavirus just to make sure and it confirms he has the virus.

He goes home and tells everyone he has a head cold, but he feels fine now.

The next day he goes to a community gathering when he was told to quarantine.

Things like this make me think the whole world has gone mad.

How can he believe Covid doesn't exist since he actually has it?

How can he risk the health of his fellow friends and humanity as a whole?

No wonder this deadly virus won't go away.

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Put Yourself In The Situation

Last week I choose the word photograph for our word prompt, hoping it would inspire each of us to be creative.

Afterall, they say a photo is worth a thousand words.

When I look at a picture, I instantly have thoughts and feel emotions.

The same is true when looking at life. No matter what we do or where we go, life is like a picture.

We constantly express sentiments by what we perceive each and every moment.

As I observe life's encounters, I try to reach deep down inside my soul.

I try to put myself in the situation and imagine how I would feel.

Then I write down descriptive words to get my point across.

I usually go back over it a few times until it sounds just right. Somedays, I let it sit overnight, then look at it again the next day with a fresh set of eyes.

Word Prompt = Habits

This week I've chosen the word "Habits" for our word prompt.

A habit is something that you do often and regularly, sometimes without knowing that you are doing it.

I know there are a few easy ones that come to mind like smoking cigarettes and drinking, but there are so many more ways we have habits.

Maybe you buy the same toothpaste each time.

Or you wear that perfect cologne or perfume. No other one will do.

Maybe you drive the same route to the grocery store or work each day.

Or you wake up at the same time each morning and start your normal routine.

Maybe you go to your favorite park the same day each week or visit your favorite restaurant.

Do you open your window blinds at the same time each day?

Do you do laundry on a certain day each week?

Maybe we eat a snack between meals or we skip breakfast altogether.

There are so many things we do that become our habits.

Are you an open book? Do others know your daily routine? Or do you mix it up a little bit?

We all have good and bad habits or know someone who does, so let's see where our muse takes us with this one.

Pick up your pens and jot down a few lines.

"Cole Swindell ~ Some Habits"

Habits are not a finish line to be crossed, they are a lifestyle to be lived.

— James Clear

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Highlights This Week Juliet

This week our word prompt, "Photograph" inspired a lot of different writes.

Might I say, we have quite a few talented writers here on Hubpages and I'm delighted to read your work.

This week we also had a few new writers join us for our word prompts.

Let's welcome Juliet Acedera and read her work, "A Photograph of You."

Her poem shows us how we keep those memories alive even if we never see the person's face again.

Also, let's give a warm welcome to Farah N Huq.

She wrote us a piece on the word prompt Fear titled "Underneath The Rubble of My Fears".

It describes how one feels when he lets fear consume his life.

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Those Eyes Stare ~ John Hansen

John Hansen reminds us how much we value photographs.

We keep them hidden away in every nook and cranny and when we look at them oftentimes we don't even recognize the faces, but we keep them anyways.

In his poem, "The Photograph In the Hall" he tells us of a photo hanging on the wall.

He doesn't recall all the faces and the eyes seem to stare at him.

He wants to take the photo down, but he knows his family won't approve. Needless to say, it will not budge and the ladder keeps crashing down.

Maybe he's going mad, but as time passes by it adds a few new faces.

It now shows his Grandpa and Grandma.

I love how his poem depicts someone living alone with a photograph on the wall that seems to run the house.

The faces in the photo are watching his every move & makes little children cry.

In the end, all those faces seem to have two familiar ones, his Grandma & Grandpa.

In his poem, "Photograph ~ an Acrostic Poem" he tells us that those childhood photos hold clues to secrets kept while we were playing as children.

In "Camera vs Gun ~His Haiku - he shows us how a camera can capture an image when it shoots, unlike a gun.

If you haven't had the chance to read his work, please follow the link below.

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Photos Tell His Story ~ Umesh Chandra Bhatt

Umesh Chandra Bhatt tells us how this word prompt inspired him to dig out those old photos.

In his poem "Photographs in My Albums" he shows us an elderly person, living all alone as he comes across a cupboard full of old photos.

Each one tells a story and if he pieces them all together. You come to know his life.

If anyone wants to know him, they can look through the photos and see his life.

He includes a great video.

Follow the link below to read his work.

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Picture Story ~ Rosina S Khan

Rosina S Khan shares a bit of her life with us in "A Picture Story Showing the Metamorphosis of a Newborn to a Graceful Teenager."

She shows us how pictures capture our essence as we are growing up as her father took lots of pictures which she will treasure all of her life.

At one point the photographer used a rose to distract the girls so he could take their picture.

Her pictures show us the importance of each year. Each one has value and meaning.

Nothing can take the place of a photo frozen in time.

To read her work, follow the link below.

"How To Understand Poetry ~ High School English Lesson ~ Laura Randazzo"

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Previous Word Prompts

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Responses to Word Prompt

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 24, 2021:

~ Habits

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 23, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 21, 2021:

Take a few moments to read Rozlin & Alyssa's work on Habits.

https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/poetry-pr

~ Alyssa Nichol

https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/Habits-A-...

~ Rozlin (RozlinMohsin)

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 21, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 21, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 20, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 20, 2021:

Take time to read Vidya D Sagar's writing on Habits.

https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/Poem-Heal...

Vidya...I haven't read this one yet.

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

Read everyone's work

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

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

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 18, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 18, 2021:

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

Post links ~ Habits

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

John

I'm trying to get it put back on the newsfeed...not sure why you can't see it.

I commented twice to get it reposted.

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

Trying to get it back on the newsfeed...but it's not going there after I comment.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 17, 2021:

I read A Bs powerful piece but can’t find it in my feed to comment. It sees the effect on habits on the bigger picture though.

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

~ Habits

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

Take a moment to read

A B Williams writing on Habits.

https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/Habits-My...

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

Take a moment to read John Hansen's work on Habits.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Bad-Habits-Dont-Let-...

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

John

Your muse did quite well on this one.

I loved it!

I'll post the link and look for this in the newsfeed.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 17, 2021:

Here is my response, Brenda: https://letterpile.com/poetry/Bad-Habits-Dont-Let-...

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

~ Habits

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

Take a few moments to read my work on Habits.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Response-to-Word-Pro...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 15, 2021:

I'm working on my response.

Hope to have it posted Saturday.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 15, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 15, 2021:

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

Peggy

Thank you.

We are indeed creatures of habit.

I'll do my best to enjoy each moment of this week...but it ain't gonna be easy.

Still though...there's always something to smile about.

Take care & have a wonderful day.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 14, 2021:

We all are creatures of habit. This word prompt should spark many ideas. Enjoy the balance of your week, Brenda.

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

~ Habits

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

Chitrangada

Thank you.

I imagine we all have a few habits.

Good & Bad.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 13, 2021:

Nice thoughts and excellent write up. Thank you for sharing another word prompt. Well, who doesn't have bad habits, along with some good ones! Looking forward to the responses.

Well made points about, Stupid ones.

Thank you for sharing!

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

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

Rosina

Thanks.

I'm hoping habits will be inspirational.

Take care.

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

Misbah

I imagine I have a few too.

I'd hate to hear my Mom's list...lol.

Maybe I'll ask her what she thinks.

Take care and have a great day.

Rosina S Khan on October 13, 2021:

Thank you, Brenda, for the analysis of my write-up.

"Habits" is indeed another great prompt. I look forward to the interesting responses other writers come up with.

Have a great day!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on October 13, 2021:

Bredz, 'Habits' is another good prompt. I have a lot of bad habits. If you don't believe me, ask my mother. Lol! Every day, my list of bad habits grows longer and longer. ;)

Blessings and Love to you!!!

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

Vidya

Thank you.

I usually think about others before I think of myself...but that's just me.

Have fun writing.

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

Bill

Thanks.

That would probably be one interesting book.

Take care & enjoy each moment.

Oh...Happy Birthday!!

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

John

Thanks.

I just couldn't think of any other word...Stupid fits.

We will see where our muse takes us.

Enjoy the day.

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

Pamela

Thank you.

I debated about telling that story, but others need to know to protect themselves.

I usually can't think of anything right away either.

Have a great day.

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

Liz

Thank you.

We'll find out shortly.

Have a great day.

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

Ms. Dora

Thank you.

I agree...Wish people would care about others.

Take care.

VIDYA D SAGAR on October 13, 2021:

People can be so careless when it comes to their health. They don't realize that they risk other people's lives along with theirs. It's real stupid. Thanks for another great great prompt Brenda. Looking forward to reading all the interesting responses. Have a great day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 13, 2021:

I could write a book about habits, but I'll leave the responses to this prompt to the other talented writers here on HP.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 13, 2021:

Yes, stupid is as stupid does. There seems to be a lot of it going around. “Habits” is another interesting word prompt. I have no idea where this will take me. Thank you for giving us inspiration each week, Brenda.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 13, 2021:

Unfortunately, stupid is everywhere. You made a good point with that story.

All the articles about photographs were so enjoyable. I always draw a blank when you give out a new prompt. It has to sit with me for a while.

Thanks for all your hard work, Brenda.

Liz Westwood from UK on October 13, 2021:

Photographs certainly prompted great creativity. I am sure that habits will yield a good crop of interesting articles.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 13, 2021:

Stupid is real, is everywhere and is destroying other people's lives.

Thanks for including the work of other poets. Great job you're doing.

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