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Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 5 (Madness)

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 5 is an article which includes a word prompt as a challenge for us to write something of our own choosing like a short story or poem. The hope is that this word helps us to find inspiration while having some fun writing.

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Ditching Those Winter Coats

It feels great to ditch those winter coats for a few days. Mother Nature is giving us temperatures in the 50's and 60's so we have nothing to complain about.

The crocuses in my flowerbed are blooming & the hyacinths have peeped there heads up through the ground so Spring is definitely on the way.

One day it even reached 68 degrees making us believe that Summer was around the corner.

Feeling a bit of spring fever we dash over to a nearby park where we take a long awaited walk.

We follow the shorter trail which goes around a pond. No need to over strain those muscles on the first day.

We are greeted by others who have the same idea. Some are riding bicycles, a few are taking their dogs for a walk, and a few are attempting to cast a line into the water hoping to catch some fish.

It is a pleasant day as we watch more signs of nature come to life. Squirrels are lingering everywhere. Up high in the trees and down low on the trails hoping people bring them a few treats to nibble.

When we sit on a park bench to rest, geese walk right up to us. They don't seem afraid at all.

Like the squirrels, I believe they want us to feed them.

My Inspiration

I have been told recently by Shauna Bowling that it seems every aspect of life inspires me to write.

I suppose she is correct since my mind never seems to shut off. No matter what I am doing my brain is constantly thinking about something.

I can look out the window to watch the snow fall or see a thunderstorm approaching and words jump into my thoughts.

I can be listening to YouTube or the car radio. I can be taking a walk in the park or watching my kitty's play.

Words even tumble around inside my head while I'm trying to fall asleep. Then I cannot rest until I sit up in the bed and jot them down.

I have lost some thoughts forever by telling myself it can wait until morning.

Alyssa from Ohio tells me she can also easily crank out a poem by listening to her inspirational music playlist.

I know we all have different rituals, but I'm hoping these word prompts can make writing a little bit fun.

So, let's get started.

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Word Prompt = Madness

The word prompt this week is madness.

This word can cover alot of ground. I am anxious to see where everyone goes with it.

It can be extreme foolish behavior, simply being mad at someone's actions, actually being insane, or for sports fans it could be March madness in basketball.

I'm certain some of you will come up with even a different interpretation and that will be great.

So let's have some fun as we jot down a few lines on the page.

Look for this article under the Hubpages news feed and paste a link in the comment section.

I will try to keep it posted at least 3 times a day.

I look forward to reading everyone's penmanship, so entertain me with your best ink.

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Pamela Olgesby First Poem

First let me say I am very impressed this week with everyone's creations. It was very difficult to choose which ones to highlight.

I am proud of each and everyone of you.

I think these word prompts are creating just the spark we need to get us into the writing mode.

Hopefully I haven't missed reading anyone's work, but in case I did please send me a message.

Now, on to this week's spectacular work.

We should all take a moment to read Pamela Olgesby first poem ever.

Her beautiful and majestic words honor our national symbol, The Eagle.

No one will be disappointed with her creative muse in this one.

She knows how to toss her hand into the poetry platform. She has mastered it on her first attempt. Nothing can stop her now.

She is a Poet.

The link to her work is below.

"Majestic Eagles" by Pamela Olgesby

Greg Cain Touches Upon Everything Majestic

Greg Cain put a lot of thought into his sensational piece.

His poem, "So Very Majestic" touches upon everything from a majestic Shire horse to a beautiful sunset. It even includes a majestic car!

He has provided photos with each majestic idea he shares with us.

It is truly a real work of art.

Take a look at his poem with the link provided below.

"So Very Majestic" by Greg Cain

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Week 4 - Word Prompt

Responses to Word Prompt Challenge - MADNESS

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

Week 5 ~ Madness

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

Week 5 ~ Madness

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

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

Week 5...was madness

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

Word prompt ~ madness

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

Week 5 - Madness

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

Madness

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

Take a moment to read Alyssa's poem for the word prompt "Madness "

https://letterpile.com/poetry/poetrypromptweek5

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

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

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

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

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

Word prompt...madness

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

John,

Thank you.

I'm mot sure why it's not showing up in your feed.

Maybe something to due with our time difference.

In any case, I did receive your article.

I am so pleased you chose my word prompt to write your 500th article.

Congratulations!

I must say this poem on Tomorrow is absolutely Awesome.

I guess Tomorrow really does come.

" you must embrace tomorrow,

It's your new beginning too."

This part is so important. Reminding us all that we can have a fresh start.

I am familiar with card games like Pitch & Eucher, but not this particular game.

Like you I was taught from an early age & I really cannot find others who play cards.

Except for my mother who was holding weekly Eucher games with friends her age each week until Coronavirus hit.

Thanks for taking me down memory lane.

I will post a link to your article at the bottom of Tomorrow word prompt article.

Forgive me if my comment doesn't make sense or is a little shy of words...we just took 2nd Covid-19 vaccine yesterday.

Having a few problems, but he is worse than me.

Fever, sore arm, my nose is running...but he has the chills, etc.

We will be fine. These things should subside in a couple of days.

I will look for your article in my feed.

When I find it I will comment again.

Your poem / article is Terrific!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 25, 2021:

Brenda, week 6 is still not appearing in my feed. Here is the link to my response to “Tomorrow.” https://letterpile.com/poetry/500-Articles-Tomorro...

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

Madness...i posted both 5 & 6 in feed

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

Madness

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

Madness...post links here.

Be back later. I took 2nd Covid-19 vaccine & I'm gonna get a little rest.

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

Pamela,

I posted this beneath the article.

I'm in a bit of a hurry this morning...going to get second Covid-19 vaccine.

I have not had time to read it yet.

I will read it later today and get back with you.

Thanks & have a great day.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 24, 2021:

This is my response to your challenge.

https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/Tomorrow-...

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

Madness

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

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 22, 2021:

Word prompt madness

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 22, 2021:

Last week's...madness

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

I'm running behind today...

Here is last week's...

Madness

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

Last one tonight

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

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

If I've missed anyone's articles or poems this week for Madness...please let me know.

Thank you.

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

Vanita,

Thank you.

That is a great addition to your article.

Have a great day.

Vanita Thakkar on March 20, 2021:

Some additions to this article .... reflections, quotes .... all are welcome for going through the updates ....

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Madness-A-Poem

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

Last one tonight...

Madness

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

Madness

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

Madness...post links to your work here

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

I just posted a different type of poem for the word, "Madness".

Here's the link.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Poem-The-Last-Straw...

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

Word prompt...madness

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

Madness

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

Take a few moments to read Pamela Oglesby writing for Madness.

She has 2 wonderful poems which touch madness showing how it relates to the whole world.

Her first one is acrostic poem. She hits the nail on the head on this one.

Her second one is on mental illness which is written in a cute manner that shows illnesses associated with it.

Here's the link

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Madness-Per-Brendas-...

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

Pamela,

I'm so delighted you are writing more poetry.

Your first acrostic poem is excellent. You have gotten this one right....everyone looking for revenge.

I love the second one on mental health as well. We can all be inflicted by these and having a friend goes a long way.

I will post a link on the article.

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

Madness

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 18, 2021:

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Madness-Per-Brendas-...

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

The link to the poem I wrote for Madness.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Poem-Madness-Strikes...

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

Word prompt Madness

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

Word prompt = Madness

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

Madness

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

Please try to put your links here.

Thanks

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

The prompt is Madness

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

Alyssa,

I'm so looking forward to the warmer weather.

My crocuses are blooming and the hyacinths are next.

We might have a bit more of the coldness but it won't be too long now.

I just read your poem for "Majestic ".

I think it is Awesome.

I am posting a link to it in the article.

I can't wait to see what you come up with for madness.

I've been working on mine a little this evening.

Take care.

Alyssa from Ohio on March 16, 2021:

Hasn't this weather been fantastic? My garden is already starting to show signs of color. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Magnolia tree blooms this year. It's also getting closer to hummingbird season! :)

I love this weekly word prompt series and I'm excited to give 'Madness' a try. Have an amazing week!

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

Check out Ann Carr's poems for the word prompt challenge.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Poetry-Response-to-W...

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

Please post a link to your article here.

Thank you

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

Manatita44,

Oh Wow!

I don't know how I missed this one.

I'm so sorry Manatita.

I will post a link to it on the bottom of that article.

If I miss any, please send me a message.

This is an absolute fantastic article.

You touch upon the newness brought forth in our lives.

A new cycle in everything on this earth...painted in your beautiful words as only you can do.

It's amazing!

Thank you for letting me know.

Have a great day.

manatita44 from london on March 16, 2021:

I wrote mines over two weeks ago: https://letterpile.com/poetry/Newness-Aspiration-a...

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

Links to everyone's responses are on the bottom of this article.

Misbah, John Hansen, Ravi Rajan & Vanita Thakkar have submitted so far.

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

Vanita,

Thank you for sharing your work with the rest of us.

It fits the word prompt "Madness" perfectly.

It is fine that it is not a new write but you miss out on that instant fun from challenging your thoughts.

Your words describe the madness of some people who pretend they have good social values or morals that appear to have power.

They tend to look down on others as they fall deeper into their own insanity of madness.

Great write.

I will post a link to the bottom of my article.

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

Ravi,

Thank you.

I am delighted to see this word prompt inspired you to write this poem.

I love the quote by Friedrich Nietzsche.

“There is always some madness in love But there is also always some reason in madness”

You did a wonderful job on this one!

I will post a link at the bottom of my article so others can find it easily.

Have a great day !

Vanita Thakkar on March 16, 2021:

Hello, Brenda !! Here is the link to my poem on your word prompt - Madness.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Madness-A-Poem

Hearty compliments to you, dear Brenda on your enthusiasm in inspiring and igniting creativity. I could not write something new, but could find a poem I wrote earlier that could match this word prompt ....

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on March 15, 2021:

hI Brenda this is the link to my contribution to word prompt "madness"

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Is-This-Madness-or-L...

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

See ya all in the morning

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

John,

I just finished reading your work & placed a link to it on the bottom of the word prompt article.

You really out did yourself on this one. I love it!

I think everyone else will also.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 15, 2021:

Here is a link to my contribution, Brenda.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Collective-Madness-P...

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

Word prompt is MADNESS

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

Madness....ink your words

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

Word prompt = MADNESS

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

Ann,

Thank you.

That is fine. We all have other things we need to finish.

Whenever you have one ready..send me a message.

I csn repost it under the Hubpages feed.

Take care and I wish you the best with all of your writing endeavors.

Ann Carr from SW England on March 15, 2021:

I'm keeping a list of your prompts, all of which I will get round to. I can't resist a challenge!

You give us lots of ideas and I will try to keep up with them, whilst following my list of draft articles languishing on my desk-top.

Thanks, Brenda.

Ann

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

Ravi,

Thank you.

We would be happy to read your work.

Grab that oen and scribble a few words down.

Take care.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on March 15, 2021:

Thanks, Brenda Madness is an interesting prompt to write a poem. Would surely think about it.

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

Misbah,

I just read your piece and it is fantastic!

God truly is everywhere we look. Great write.

Here is the link for everyone to read.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/I-have-seen-the-univ...

I have listed it at the bottom of the article also under responses.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on March 15, 2021:

Hi, Brenda, this is my response to your challenge

https://letterpile.com/poetry/I-have-seen-the-univ...

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

Pamela,

Thank you.

I have to think it over also...right now I haven't got a clue.

I'm sure you will come up with something rewarding.

Just have fun with it...no pressure.

Whatever jumps into your thoughts.

Take care.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 15, 2021:

Madness is an interesting prompt, Brenda. I have to give it some thought for a while and then see what can write. Thank you for giving us a new prompt each week. I enjoy reading what everyone writes.

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

Chitrangada,

I can only imagine the pieces this one might stir up.

I can't wait!

I hope you will read them with me & toss your hat in the ring too.

Take care.

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

Nithya,

You are right! It does seem to be putting our thoughts into the writing mode.

There is some excellent ink out there.

Take care.

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

Rosina,

Thank you.

I'm glad you are reading what everyone comes up with.

These prompts seem to be stirring up some great writes.

Take care.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 14, 2021:

This word prompt is too interesting. I am sure, we will see some unique and creative pieces.

Thank you for sharing, Brenda.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 14, 2021:

Great word prompts. Brings out the creativity in us and sets the gear in motion to put ink to paper. I enjoy reading the many poems in response to your prompts.

Rosina S Khan on March 14, 2021:

Brenda, I have read Greg Cain's excellent poem in response to your prompt word "Majestic". This week's prompt word is great too- "Madness" which I appreciate. I would like to read what others come up with.

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

Last one for tonight...see ya in the morning.

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

Misbah,

Everyone is doing such a great job with these word prompts.

I seem to look forward to them.

Take care & thanks for the blessings.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on March 14, 2021:

Brenda, I appreciate your efforts

It's always fun to read poems on your prompts

I have read both poems on Majestic

Pamela and Greg both did very well

Thanks for the noble efforts

Sending Blessings

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

Peggy,

Thank you.

Me too!

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

Manatita44,

Thank you.

I think it helps to have a little fun mow and then.

Not to mention giving those thoughts a little jar.

Take care.

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

John,

Thank you.

This one today got a bit of a late start.

I imagine this word will toss up a few good ones.

As for the pics...thank you.

I'm just glad we could finally get out of the house.

Look forward to seeing what you come up with this week.

Take care.

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

Amanda,

This is something I started posted each week.

You will find the word prompt in the article.

This week's word prompt is "Madness".

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

I am enjoying reading many of the poems inspired by your word prompts.

manatita44 from london on March 14, 2021:

Noble endeavour and the mere act of getting humans out of their comfort zone is commendable and gives room for personal growth. Excellent!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 14, 2021:

I am starting to look forward to these word prompts each week, Brenda. “Madness” should arouse some great responses. I am already tossing it around in my head. Thank you for these. Lovely pics from the park too.

erikmama on March 14, 2021:

Where do we find 'word prompts'?

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