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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 48 (Sand)

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 48" (Sand) is an article I write to help inspire our creativity.

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

"Carpe diem. Seize the day." ~ Dead Poets Society

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Free N95 Masks

The word on the news is "Free N95 Masks" will be made available for free in the United States.

There will of course be a limit of three per person, but it's a step in the right direction.

Back in the beginning of this pandemic, I was told by my Nuerologist that N95 masks were the only ones that could possibly provide protection.

The other thin masks do nothing to protect us from tiny particles.

However, I couldn't find these anywhere to purchase because all of these masks were being supplied to hospitals and other venues associated with the medical field.

The public was completely prevented from purchasing them.

So while I'm grateful our government is finally stepping up to the plate, it also makes me sad that so many people had to become infected and die before they decided to help out the common man.

Had this effort been put forth in the beginning, maybe we would have better control over this virus now.

These masks will be available this week at a pharmacy near you.

So, I urge you all to get your allotted supply.

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When You Least Expect It

Inspiration can hit at the oddest times.
It can be as simple as kicking back watching a television show.

Like this weekend when I took a few moments to watch one about Utah. It showed these beautiful sandstone formations and my thoughts started running wild.

I learned how the wind blows sand to form dunes which eventually turn to rock, but over time they break down and become a piece of sand again. Then the process repeats.

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It made me think life is like a piece of sand.

We begin as a tiny embryo and then develop over time.

We encounter many wonderful adventures along our journey, but we usually repeat the process many times before we get it right.

Once we finally reach our destination it seems like the aging process begins and it won’t be long before we face the day when we meet our maker.

I haven’t jotted anything down yet, but I was definitely inspired and I’m certain my muse will eventually turn those thoughts into a poem.

So, pay attention and see where your thoughts take you when you least expect it.

Word Prompt = Sand

As I explained earlier in this article, I was watching a television show about how sand comes together to make unique formations in Utah.

In any case, after thinking about this word I decided it would make an interesting word prompt.

"Sand" is a small grain of sedimentary material which is most commonly formed by rocks eroding over the years.

It's familiar to see it by the ocean or in a desert and it has an assortment of different colors.

Tell us a story about a day at the beach making sandcastles.

Write us a poem about one little grain of sand.

Help us to understand how sand is important to a beautiful pearl.

Tell us about a vacation where you put your toes in the sand.

Maybe you can explain how sand keeps time, like in an hourglass.

Maybe you can't wait for summer to return so you can toss your beach towel on the sand and enjoy those sun rays.

These are just a few ideas, but I'm certain your muse can and will come up with a few others.

So, let's pick up our pens and jot down a few lines.

Time is like sand in the hand that keeps on falling.

— Dhruvil Shah

"Morgan Wallen: Sand in My Boots (the dangerous sessions)"

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Highlights This Week

Please welcome a couple new members to our word prompt series.

Hubber, Andrea Lawrence who shared with us this poem, "Treasure, A Poem Per Brenda Arledge's Prompt" and Rosauldo Ponce who wrote us a poem for "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 46" (Forgiveness).

Take a few moments to read Rosauldo's work, "Forgiveness: Love's Most Powerful Residue."

This week in John Hansen's article, "The Treasures We Seek" he tauts us with an excerpt from a short story he is writing, "The Treasure of Calibishie" which left me hanging on the cliff wanting more.

I can't wait to read it in entirety when he finishes, but in the meantime we can wait in anticipation as we keep reading his work.

You can read his article by tapping this link:

"The Treasures We Seek"

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Andrea Lawrence ~ Paradise Awaits

Andrea Lawrence's poem, "Treasure Paradiso" tells us how time seems to be running out.

In fear, we try to touch those last diamonds of life to make each moment precious.

As we are cut off from the rest of humanity, we try to make sense of it all.

We wonder if this is the natural order of things. Perhaps a plan by God.

Or maybe we can defeat this pandemic once we figure out the science behind it. Perhaps it's in the numbers.

So many thoughts to consider as we watch humanity disappear.

We stand divided, thinking perhaps our education isn't enough to meet our needs.

Maybe we've become accustomed to life the way we know it and we're unwilling to change.

We need to get past this!

We need to feel love & compassion for one another.

We need to see the beauty surrounding us and
work together to find a solution.

We need to stop being prisoners and reach out. There's a glimmer of hope in all things.

Let the stars shine in your life once again .

Let those who are weak and tired return to the earth.

As if a sacrifice was made to give the world back a sense of harmony and balance.

Remove sadness from your heart.

This is an exceptional piece of poetry which I urge everyone to read and decipher the meaning on their own.

If you haven't had the chance to read this one yet, please follow the link below.

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Nithya Venkat ~ Treasure of the Heart

Nithya Venkat tells us the word "treasure" can refer to a wealth or precious moments in life.

Her poem, "Treasure Each Moment of Life" is beautiful.

It reminds us to treasure each moment.

It tells us that when things look grim to not give up. A rainbow will appear.

We only need to look inside our hearts to find treasure.

Each one of our wishes is woven into our dreams.

Her poem "Treasure - an Acrostic Poem" tells us we can treasure each breath we take. As we capture timeless moments making them into precious memories.

"Advice For Aspiring Writers ~ Ian McEwan"

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