I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.
"Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 56 (Hunger)" 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.
"Everything you need to write a poem (and how it can save a life) ~ Daniel Tysdal / TEDxUTSC"
Words Follow Us
I'm amazed how words seems to follow me wherever I go.
Just the other day I was having an ultrasound done at a local hospital, when the gentleman performing it began reciting poems he had written.
He had no idea I was a poet myself, but it instantly lightened the mood.
Needless to say, I was quite impressed with his words and was totally surprised by the way he repeated his poems from memory so easily.
I'm sure that was God's way of comforting me.
I eventually told him I wrote poetry and the two of us enjoyed a delightful conversation.
I'm happy our paths crossed, even if just for a short while.
This is the way it usually goes with writer's. We stumble across the most surprising things when we least expect it.
Your Muse Wakes Up
There's times when I think my inspiration has left me, but then I find it just around the corner.
So, don't give up if the words aren't coming easily, because they will appear when the time is right.
Don't stress over it. Sometimes all we need to do is relax without putting a time table on ourselves.
I know I often have deadlines to meet and I find myself struggling at the last minute.
This is not the best way to write, but surprisingly my creativity kicks into gear when it's crunch time.
My advice though is to let your muse strike on it's own. Don't try to force it.
When the right moment arrives, you'll be astounded by how easy it is to pen your words.
Your inner creative force will take over.
Word Prompt = Hunger
This week's word prompt entered my mind when John Hansen told me about a new opportunity to submit a poem to Bards Against Hunger 10 year Anniversary Anthology.
This seems like a very worthy cause and I encourage each of you to take a few moments to read the submission requirements. The deadline is September 15, 2022.
As for the word, "Hunger" it can have a few different meanings.
The first one that comes to mind is the feeling of discomfort one gets when he not eaten food.
That moment when our bellies grumble and we feel a little bit weak.
In some areas of the world, starvation from hunger is an epidemic. There are many people who cannot afford to feed their families or who live in impoverished communities through no fault of their own.
Climate, war, economic slowdowns, such as the recent Covid-19 pandemic, all play a big part in hunger.
The next one is an intense desire to succeed or learn.
We want to excel at a specific goal we've set for ourselves.
This is often the case for actors and writers.
There is also a feeling of being unwanted, and unloved, when a person feels forgotten by everyone.
According to Mother Teresa, this hunger is far greater than the poverty of a person who has nothing to eat.
I can only imagine the work that will be written for this one.
I vision a few very serious pieces, as well as ones with a glimpse of humor.
So lets pick up our pens and jot down a few lines.
I can't wait to start reading them.
Wanting something is not enough.
You must hunger for it.
Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.
— Les Brown
"Hunger (lyrics) ~ David and Nicole Binion"
"What Causes Hunger" by World Program USA
Highlights This Week
This weeks submissions were great. I enjoyed reading each and everyone of them.
I've seen stories about love and about how the tiny cosmos of life affect us.
We also had another Hubber join us in writing a piece for the word prompts this week.
Let's welcome Christine Coulsen.
Take time to read her work "A Tiny Poem ~ Response to Brenda's Writing Prompt 55."
Diana L Pierce ~ Nothing Surprises Me
Diana L Pierce writes us a poem that is so simple, yet it covers the idea of nothing in a few lines.
In her poem, "Nothing Surprises Me" she shows us those feelings.
Nothing that happens in life surprises us.
We could find out that there are little green men from another world and it wouldn't astonish us in the least bit.
Yet everyday occurrences seem like such a mess, when it's just a day filled with confusion.
We can handle anything, even if it seems we cannot.
- Nothing Surprises Me
This poem was inspired by Brenda Arledge's word prompt week #55. The word is NOTHING.
Love Touches Us Differently
Sweet Little Nothings ~ Janis Leslie Evans
Like those sweet little nothing's that certainly mean so much to us when we're in love.
The way someone stares at us with that glow in his eyes or brushes up against us.
The tone of someone’s voice or the familiar fragrance we become accustomed to smelling.
It's in those simple little things we say are nothing that are actually everything to a person in love.
So take a moment to read Janis's poem. I’m sure you will enjoy it.
The link is posted below.
- Sweet Little Nothings Poem
Sometimes we don't need to do anything special to win over our partners. Our love interest can be content just observing and receiving sweet little nothings by the things we do or say.
"Sarah Kay, Poetess/Storyteller ~ TEDxEAST"
Previous Word Prompts
- Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 55 (Nothing)
- Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 54 (Happy)
Responses to Word Prompt
- Hunger Is Not a Game ~ but It Can Be Poetry
- The Hungry Beggar
- World Without Hunger: Poem
- Poems: Hunger
- Hunger Poems About Love and Life
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