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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 59

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 59" 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.


Wanting Someone Around

Is it a natural tendency to want someone around when we don't feel well, or is it something we learned as a child?

From past experience, I know I'm an absolute bear when I'm sick, but I still like knowing someone is there.

I haven't been feeling well the last few days. Quite honestly, I don't feel like standing up to cook.

So, I'm settling for a few simple things, like peanut butter and jelly with a glass of milk or a lunch meat sandwich.

I had a few quick microwave dishes like Dinty Moore Beef Stew and Chef Boyardee Ravioli because they are easy to fix, but I've tossed some tv dinners in the trash.

All I can say is, I don't want something that looks disgusting staring back at me from my plate.

After all, these frozen entrees don't resemble the picture on the box.

Regardless of the food, there's this silence that is extremely eerie, even among the road work that's being done outside.

Since it's nearly impossible for anyone to get to my house because of the surrounding roads being closed, my fur babies and I are alone.

Don't get me wrong, solitude can be a blessing.

I can kick back and not worry about getting dressed. I can sleep whenever I want too.

Plus these kitty cats are great. When I wake up, they are both usually sleeping on the bed with me.

They must love their mommy very much because they don't even bother waking me up when it's time to feed them.

Yet, I still wish someone was here.

Maybe it's a feeling I learned when I was young, or perhaps I'm just realizing how empty this old house feels when I'm sick.

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No worries though, I feel a bit stronger and Thanksgiving is tomorrow.

As soon as I feel up to it, I'm gonna go into the kitchen and get a few side dishes ready. So, all I have to do tomorrow is pop them in the oven.


The World Is Waiting

Inspiration is a funny thing.

My muse becomes active at the most inappropriate times, when I least expect it.

Like recently when I attended a wedding reception and my thoughts started drifting out of control.

Or those restless nights when I cannot sleep. I am forced out of bed, just to jot down a few lines.

Surprisingly enough, at three or four o'clock in the early morning, when I should be fast asleep.

Not to mention when I'm simply taking a walk or watching television when ideas come poring out waiting to be put onto the page.

Honestly, we have no decision.

Our muse just takes over control.

We are just an instrument, a tool that it uses to spread the words it wants the world to see.

So sit back and relax.

Enjoy the journey your inspiration sends you, laugh as you travel down the path.

Then write your masterpiece, for the world is waiting.

Word Prompt = Purpose

Ms. Dora Weithers wrote an article titled, " 20 Purpose Quotes from The Pursuit of Happiness by Nadine Collins" which helped to inspire this word prompt.

To me, this is the perfect time of the year to discover or reevaluate our purpose in life.

When I first heard the word purpose, my mind automatically jumped to this really cute and heart touching movie, "A Dog's Purpose. "

You'll understand why, when you listen to the trailer for the movie I posted below.

It's cute, it's sad, it's uplifting, and I know you will enjoy watching this movie if you ever get the chance.

Purpose is the reason something is done. It's what we value in life and what we aim to complete as a goal.

Our purpose is why we exist.

It in itself, writes out the story of our own lives.

So, tell me what purpose is to you or to the world.

Or is it as simple as, "We do things on purpose."

Let's give this one a try. Pick up your pen and jot down a few lines.

"A Dog's Purpose" ~ Universal Pictures

"Justin Bieber ~ Purpose"

"Thus Song Will Get You Running Towards Your Goals! ~ by Team Fearless"

If your path is difficult,

it is because your purpose is bigger

than you thought.

— Unknown

"Thus Song will Make You Think About Your Purpose in Life ~ by Team Fearless"



The word prompt, "Generation" caused our muses to spin quite a few articles and poems.

For the most part, we all agree each generation is different, but it's how we handle it that matters the most.

Gianella Labrador's work, "Pondering on Generations ~ Things I Find Toxic" is an insightful article pointing out tips for each generation to accept the next one.

Chitrangada Sharan's article, " The 24 X 7 Generation" tells us how the magic of wifi has changed our lives and how the older generation needs to help the younger ones, instead of saying " back in the day..." to make a point.

Brenda Arledge's article, "What Is A Generation Gap?" includes several poems and thoughts to ponder. As each generation passes, are we really any better off?

Let's all welcome Val Karas who has joined us this time by responding to the word prompt with his piece, "Generations Change ~ People Don't" it is a satirical poem but it actually points out the truth.

You can read more about this one below.

Each one of these and more are listed at the bottom of "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 58 (Generation)" if you want to read them.


" Generation Poetry - Allegories For The Ages" ~ John Hansen

John Hansen starts his article, "Generation Poetry ~ Allegories For the Ages" with a piece he was inspired to write based on a poem written by William Blake.

It's called, "Growth." It shows us how we feel sad and miss those good old days as we watch our children grow up striving to be like us.

In "GENERATION ~An Acrostic Poem " he shows us how every generation believes they are right. They never appreciate the way of life as we knew it.
So, we miss those good old days as we reminisce in isolation.

In "Life's a Revovling Door" he shows us how each generation has problems tolerating the new one.

Like the way music changes from one generation to another.

He reminds us that we need to learn a lesson from the past and change the way we handle it.

I really love his last lines:

"No lifetime's better than the next,
Life's a revovling door."

John does a great job of capturing the issues that exist between each generation.

Follow the link below to read John Hansen's work.


" Generations Change - People Don't " ~ Val Karas

Val Karas writes us a poem,
" Generations Change -- People Don't: A Satirical Poem" that really makes a great point.

He shows us how each generation has its own way, but nothing changes our human traits.

We are the same as the people from another generation.

We feel the same inside.

Even if we have momentary lapses as the quote by Chad Kultgen suggests.

People don't change.

The new generation doesn't change a thing.

They just repeat the same manner of life with a slightly different version.

Like why one generation enjoys country music, while another one enjoys rock-and-roll or rap.

We still have feelings of love and hate.

Some of us relax with a special beverage that makes us feel like winners, even if we're losing the battle.

To read Val's work follow the link below.


"How to Work With Generation Z in a Tech (Sweat) Shop" ~ Ravi Rajan

Ravi Rajan tells us a story, " How to Work with Generation Z in a Tech (Sweat) Shop."

It's about a never ending cycle that happens in the life of a worker who is the middle man.

He works at the beacon call of the wifi dealing with different time zones that often wake him up in the middle of the night.

Meanwhile, he waits for his Gen Z boss to give him necessary information.

This article is both funny and true.

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