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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 58 (Generation)

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 58" ( Generation) 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.

"Paula McLain: Accepting Inspiration & Writing Advice for Poets and Authors ~ by MentorPublicLib"

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High School Rivalry

This weekend was the last week for our local high school football teams to play and as usual, our two rivalry teams went to battle.

Miami Trace Panthers, which is my alma mater, and the Washington Court House Blue Lions, where I currently reside.

Miami Trace consists of all the farming communities surrounding Washington Court House, Ohio and The Washington Court House Blue Lions is everyone who lives right in town.

Ron and I always tried to go to a few games to support them, so I decided to go tonight.

It was ultimately a great idea, except there was no where to park. I ended up parking a few streets away from the stadium and walked.

Unfortunately, I was worried about walking back to my truck alone in the dark.

Needless to say, I didn’t stay for the entire game and I was petrified as I used the flashlight on my cell phone to guide my way back to the vehicle.

I won’t be doing that again, but I did finish listening to the game on the radio.

On a plus note, the game was full of excitement.

It was a tied game all the way until the 4th quarter.

Each time one team scored, the other one would follow suit.

Then the Blue Lions missed their extra point and Miami Trace gained the lead with their next touchdown.

Sadly, it didn’t last. The Blue Lions scored a touchdown making the score 33 to 28 with only 8 seconds left in the game.

Both teams played well, so I’m not disappointed.

Besides that, they both get to play in the playoffs.

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Inspiration

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Inspiration Is Everywhere

Inspiration is a funny thing. It inspires us when we least expect it.

I can be in line at the grocery store when my thoughts suddenly start churning.

Or sitting at local pub watching people.
If you haven’t noticed, other people give us a wealth of information.

Just by sitting back and watching them, we have enough knowledge to write a book.
It’s totally amazing.

Then again by just simply stepping outside our front door there are enough details to jump start our muse.

From the flowers growing in our flowerbeds to the little creatures that romp and play, there is always something right at our fingertips.

So, there is no reason to say we cannot find some inspiration.

It exists literally everywhere.

Word Prompt = Generation

I've chosen the word "Generation" to be our next word prompt.

This is known as the time it takes children to grow up into adults.

I always thought of myself as one generation, while my mother and grandmother different ones.

I remember whenever someone snapped a picture of the three of us together, they would say we represented three generations.

I was born in 1960, which makes me "A Baby Boomer."

I'm not sure who developed these names, but there are a few of them and I suppose they will keep going.

A picture describing the time-line for each generation is included in the photos above.

The generation today is a far cry from the stories I heard from my grandparents.

It does makes me wonder though, are we any better off?

I'm not certain what kind of spin we can put on this word, but let's give it a chance.

Let's pick up our pens and jot down a few lines.

We need to learn across generations that there is as much to learn as there is to teach.

— Gloria Steinem

"GEN X: You're The Weird Ones ~ In A Good Way by Karen McCullough"

Highlights this Week

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Highlight

The word prompt, "Seasons" sparked alot of wonderful stories and fine poetry.

Ravi Rajan certainly shows us how one can find a season of forgiveness in his aspiring piece, "A Season For Forgiveness."

A. B. Williams words show us how many of us feel in her article, " The Seasons of Life Shape and Reshape, They Teach and Oftentimes, They Wear Us Down; Either way, Seasons Change Us."

She tells us how our best laid plans get torn apart, yet we still go on.

Chitrangada Sharan's article, "We, and The Seasons: Poem" she reminds us how we look forward to each new moment and hiw we appreciate the ones who are in our lives.

Chitrangada tells us how each season in life changes us and how we must embrace it to move forward.

Then she tells us how it feels to experience each season.

Brenda Arledge's article, "Poem: Life and The Seasons We Live" expresses how we are only here on earth for a season and how each season teaches us different lessons.

She says our destiny is written in the clouds and we must accept eCh season.

The featured artists this week are Janis Leslie Evans & John Hansen. You will find their work below.

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Janis Leslie Evans ~ "Seasons of Me"

Janis Leslie Evans created a fantastic piece of work with her poem, "Seasons of Me Poem."

In "Seasons of Me" the last part says it all.

"I am all seasons
Driven by rain, wind and air
Turning me on Earth's axis
Seasons of me"

She has truly reached down into the depths and created a masterpiece from her thoughts.

She uses wonderful quotes in her article too.

Follow the link below to read her words.

  • Seasons of Me Poem
    Humans are like seasons, as unpredictable as the weather, going from hot then cold, as they interact with each other. People are seasonal. ~ Janis Leslie Evans
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"Poems For All Seasons" ~ John Hansen

John Hansen paints us quite a picture with his
poetry "Poems For All Seasons."

In "What Do the Seasons Mean to You?" His last few paragraphs of stanzas show us how our muse changes with each season.

Both "Nothing Gold Can Say" by Robert Frost and "Autumn Movement " by Carl Sandburg paints vivid pictures of the seasons.

Frost proves to us that even a short poem can be our best one.

This one won a Pulitzer Prize.

Then John writes us an acrostic poem, "Your Acrostic Poem ~ Seasons".

"Seasonal Haiku" reminds me how the seasons changing are so different in other parts of the world, with hot temperatures in some areas while others get the cold frigid weather.

John Hansen tells us about his favorite time of year in "My Favorite Season."

It's a time when magic seems to be everywhere, no matter where you live.

To read John Hansen's article, follow the link below.

  • Poems For All Seasons
    These poems (except those by Frost and Sandburg) were all inspired by a word prompt "seasons" by friend and fellow poet Brenda Arledge. ~ by John Hansen

"So You Want To Be A Writer by Charles Bukowski ~ a kid with a camera"

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