Skip to main content
Updated date:

Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 36 (Strength)

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

"Poet Anne Waldman gives advice to young poets ~ Lousiana Channel "

Article Summary

"Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 36 (Strength)" 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.



In the last few weeks our little community has been hit with a few surprises.

Comments have temporarily been disabled so it's necessary to establish a new way of contact to keep these word prompts in the loop.

I do have a few emails into the team at Hubpages and I'm hoping to receive answers soon.

So far I received this response:


Unfortunately you cannot use the forums as a commenting system. We are working on adding comments to and the Network Sites. This will be released at a future date.


Team HubPages

So Matt gave us a basic answer that they don't want us to post comments in the forum.

So for now....Don't post links in the forum.

I've been hoping to list a Title without providing a link and then giving my detailed response to everyone's work on the word prompt series.

So I was excited when Matt sent me another response to one of my questions. Here us his reply:


You may start a discussion about someone else's article, but make sure you don't start discussions about your own articles.

Team HubPages

So, we're gonna give this a try.

I ask that any articles for the word prompt be sent to me via email placing the word prompt it is for in the subject line.

We have a great bunch of Writer's here on Hubpages and I believe we can get through this if we work together.

Certainly we'll see a rainbow at the end.

Also, please keep in mind a few Hubbers who are recuperating.

Bill Holland (billybuc)

Pamela Oglesby

Audrey Hunt (vocalcoach)

Brenda Arledge

Take a few moments to read some of their past work to support them until they feel up to being creative again.

We're all in this together.



We are surrounded by ideas which help motivate us to write.

Just take a moment to look around you, then pay attention to what is happening.

Maybe you watched a neighbor dash inside with her hands full of groceries in the soaking rain.

Or you hear the neighborhood kids playing tag football on a sun shiny, brisk fall day.

One of our Hubbers, Dream On, (Michael Arrigo), has a knack for writing poetry based on events in his daily life.

I encourage you to visit his profile and take a moment to read his work.

You will learn how to use ideas from your life that effect you each day.

Word Prompt = Strength

Our word prompt this week is, "Strength."

I had actually picked this word out over the weekend before I encountered health issues and before we lost the ability to comment on each other's work.

"Strength is the quality or state of being physically strong.

Or the capacity for an object to withstand great force."

When I think about the word strength, I immediately think about super glue.

We've all seen clips of people going to emergency rooms after an encounter with super glue.

Or maybe you thoughts drift towards Samson in the Bible who loses his strength when his hair is cut.

Maybe you face a struggle in life and find your inner strength.

Or you find your strength is stronger when you pray to God and allow him to help you.

Sometimes we come across people who amaze us with their strength. No matter the adversities they encounter, they stay strong. Nothing seems to defeat them.

I think we can find a few good writes with this one, so let's pick up our pens and jot down a few lines.

This one will be different without the ability to comment, but we will find a way that works.

I plan on posting my reply regarding your work with just the title listed and no link until a new system gets worked out. This will be posted under Community News.

Only send links to your new writes via email. Do Not Post Your Links on the Forums.

Remember I might be slow to respond as I continue to deal with health issues.

"Vertical Worship ~ Strength of My Life by Music Meets Heaven"

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

— Bruce Lee


Highlights This Week

They say things happen for a reason and like clockwork the universe provided me Kyler Falk's word prompt suggestion just when I needed it.

Thank you so much Kyler. I also loved and appreciated reading your comments on everyone's work.

Your word, "Sonder" turned out to be very popular.

I'm proud of how everyone tackled this one. Each article shows a different insight, which truly shows how differently our minds work.

Learning a new word was a bit of fun and I look forward to bringing us challenges like this one again soon.

Since we've lost our ability to comment, I want to point out a couple of new writes for our word prompt articles which I hope you found on the newsfeed.

"This World Was Meant To Be Free ~ John Hansen" This one is for Freedom ~ Week 29.

"Clouds: Brenda Arledge Poetry Prompt Response Week 30 ~ Alyssa Nichol"

If you've never heard of a cloud salesman, then you want to read Alyssa's work.

Also a different take on Sonder by Farah N Huq ~ "Taking A Plunge Into Emily's Mind."


John Hansen

John Hansen's poem, "A Sense of Sonder"shows us the meaning of the word, "Sonder."

He tells us how one ponders other people's lives as they cross in front of him.

He knows nothing about his colleagues life but he asks questions.

He realizing we should take more of an interest & get to know those around us. They also have a vast life.

In "SONDER ~ an Acrostic Poem" his first 2 lines say it best:

"Sometimes we can be self-absorbed

Oblivious to all those we encounter"

This is often how we go about living each day.

We need to stop being deaf and dumb and take time to realize everyone has place in this world & his life is much like our own.

If you haven't read this one, please follow the link below.


Pamela Oglesby

Pamela Olgesby view on Sonder has a perfect definition:

"We realize the people passing us by on the street also live a vivid life that is just as complicated as ours.

We should care about others as we do not know the path they are walking."

She adds a Video by "Brantley Gilbert ~ Hard Days" which really fits this word.

Her quote from the Bible

Matthew 7:12 :

“So in everything, do unto others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." shows us to be kind and loving to each individual.

Her poem "People We Meet" ponders the question, "Why don't we seem to care about other people?"

Each day we pass others without giving them a second thought, while their life might be a valuable gem...just like our own.

Her Acrostic Poem reminds us to reach out to others with compassion and a helping hand. Then same manner we often treat ourselves.

Her video "Never Walk Alone by Hillsong Worship" is another good one.

For when we walk with God, we are not alone.

Take a few moments and follow the link below.

"Writers On Writing: Lee Child On Starting Writing After 40" by Astral Road Media


Previous Word Prompts


Responses to Word Prompt


Related Articles