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Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 6

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 Word Prompt Helps Creativity / Week 6 is an article I write weekly where I post a word to use as a writing prompt. Hopefully this word will create a sense or feeling helping us to jot down a few lines of a poem or short story. The only rule is to have fun writing.

Poetry Prompt: Writing Gratitude Etheres by Liz Garton Scanlon, children's author"

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Officially Spring

It is so refreshing to see the official date of Spring kickoff.

In my little corner of the world, the first day of Spring was spectacular.

Mother Nature blessed us with a picture-perfect day.

We had temperatures in the 60's with the sun brightly shining. A light jacket sufficed the entire day and night.

It really put us in the mood to embrace warmer weather.

But despite the date on the calendar, the forecasters say Old Man Winter might not be done with his wrath.

Out west, Colorado is getting pounded with a Spring Snowstorm. They already have 27 inches and more is expected.

I realize this storm will track towards Ohio, but I honestly think it will transition to rain before knocking on our doorstep.

In any case, we are having beautiful weather for the next few days and I plan on enjoying each second of it.

Okay, that’s enough of my rambling for the day. I’m certain you have better things to do than listen to me talk about the weather. So, let’s move on.

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My Inspiration

I must admit my inspiration changes like a drop of the hat. One day it might be a song I hear on the radio or YouTube. The next it could be something as simple as looking out my window.

I could be reading when an idea suddenly hits me out of nowhere.

On top of these random thoughts, I usually take part in many different challenges on social media platforms. There are so many it is often hard to choose which ones I want to participate in.

But the main take away for me is to have fun writing. It breaks apart my otherwise hectic day with a few moments where I can let my mind just relax.

Whatever thoughts pop into my head I write down. Then I jumble them a bit here and there, changing it until the meaning becomes clear.

We all have our own methods, so use what works for you.

So, on to the word for this week.

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Word Prompt = Tomorrow

This week's word prompt is "Tomorrow".

I think this word has many possibilities. My immediate thoughts turn to the quote, "Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do today."

Or the movie "Annie", when the little orphan girl sings the song "Tomorrow".

Post Links in Comments

Post your links in the comments of this article. I will keep it listed under the Hubpages news feed at least 3 times a day.

I'm anxious to see your creations, so let's start penning down our thoughts. Tap away on your mobile phone, computer, or simply start jotting down a few thoughts with a pen and paper.

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Sensational Writing

Last week the word prompt, "madness", seemed to be quite inspiring.

It was very interesting to read everyone's sensational work. Judging by the comments, I think most Hubbers enjoyed them too.

It was difficult for me to choose whose work to highlight. Each one of them is terrific and reading them all was alot of fun.

I hope I read everyone's work, but if I missed anyone please let me know.

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John Hansen Hits It Out Of The Ballpark

In my opinion, John Hansen's knocks this one out of the ballpark with his collection of 3 poems on madness.

His first one is an acrostic poem using the word madness.

The last line in his poem sums it up. "Sanity is missing from such fragile minds."

The second one is written in free verse. His first paragraph describes the feeling of madness.


"My mind’s like a volcano

Sitting dormant, so it seems.

But suddenly it may erupt

With full force so extreme."


The third one he pens using his very own sentence challenge.

He chose the following quote by Wei:

"Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of society only because their intelligence isn’t understood."

All of them describe what madness is and how one feels inside wondering if sanity or madness will prevail.

If you haven't had the pleasure of reading John Hansen's article, please take a few moments to look it over.

The link is directly below this paragraph.

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Misbah's Refreshing & Inspirational Poem

Misbah has taken the word, "Madness" and put a refreshing spin on it.

She has written a poem with a Sufi spiritual turn.

I honestly didn't know the meaning of Sufi, so I turned to the old dictionary. It seems it focuses on getting closer to God through a spiritual learning process.

Either way, I am pleased with her words. She takes us on a thought provoking journey with a refreshing point of view.

She paints a picture of a girl who is heartbroken. She finds God on her path, but others call her crazy.

If you haven't read this one, please take a look.

I have placed the link below.

"Writing Poetry Using Prompts by Johnny Savage"

Previous Weekly Word Prompts

Responses to Word Prompt

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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

Week 6 - tomorrow

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

Take a moment to read Alyssa's poem on "Tomorrow "

https://hubpages.com/literature/poetry-prompt-week...

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

Tomorrow

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

Tomorrow

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 06, 2021:

If you haven't read everyone's work.

It's listed at the bottom.

Tomorrow

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 04, 2021:

Tomorrow

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 03, 2021:

If you haven't read Ann Carr's writing on "tomorrow " and "hope", please take a moment.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Poetry-Tomorrow-and-...

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

Tomorrow

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

Tomorrow

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

Tomorrow

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

Tomorrow

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 30, 2021:

Tomorrow

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 30, 2021:

Stop & take a moment to read!

Fran has written her first poem.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Challenge-by-Brenda-...

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

Tomorrow

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 28, 2021:

Tomorrow...read everyone's work.

Links at bottom

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 28, 2021:

Tomorrow....

I'm working on this week's

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

Ladt one tonight....tomorrow

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

Tomorrow

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

Tomorrow

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

Let me know if I have missed anyone

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

Sorry...overslept

Here's the word prompt...

Tomorrow

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

Please let me know if I have missed anyone's work... on prompt

Thanks

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

Tomorrow

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

Tomorrow...word prompt

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

Tomorrow...

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

Post links here

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

Post links here...tomorrow

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

Guess I forgot to put my own work on here. It's there now.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Poem-Treasures-in-My...

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

Vidya D Sagar has written a sensational piece of work for this word prompt.

Take a look

https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/Poems-on-...

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

Word prompt....tomorrow

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

Tomorrow

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

Stop what you are doing....Read John Hansen's 500th article.

A great response to the word prompt, "Tomorrow".

https://letterpile.com/poetry/500-Articles-Tomorro...

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

Here's the last one for tonight.

Tomorrow

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

John, I just saw your comment on my forum post in email...I hope you can find this link.

I keep posting it.

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

John...i reposted

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

Tomorrow

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

Post links here...I will try to get to them later.

Took 2nd vaccine today. I'm gonna rest.

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

Please stop and take a few moments to read these excellent pieces of work.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Dua-a-prayer-poem-on...

Misbah

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Tomorrow-Poems...

Vanita Thakkar

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

Pamela Oglesby

You will be happy you took the time.

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

Vanita,

I just left you a comment beneath your poems.

I loved them! Thanks for introducing us to Doha also.

Vanita Thakkar on March 24, 2021:

Thanks, Brenda. I look forward to your comments after you are through with your vaccination. Health and safety are above everything else. Take care. Lots of love to you, dear friend.

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

Vanita,

Thank you.

I posted a link in the article & will read your work later.

Gotta go get my 2nd covid vaccine.

Talk to you soon

Take care.

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

Misbah,

Thank you.

I will post it beneath the article as soon as I can.

I haven't had the time to read it yet. Talk with you soon.

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

Post links here...thanks

Misbah from The Planet Earth on March 24, 2021:

Hi Brenda

Here’s the link to my poem

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Dua-a-prayer-poem-on...

Hope you will enjoy this one

Vanita Thakkar on March 24, 2021:

Hi, Brenda,

Here is my response to your word prompt on Tomorrow :

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Tomorrow-Poems

Thanks for the inspiration.

Hope you enjoy it.

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

Post here

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

Misbah,

Sounds great!

Please post it to comment section if you can find it.

I will post it in the morning.

I am having my second Covid-19 vaccine in the morning, so tomorrow I might be a bit delayed.

Have a great evening.

Misbah from The Planet Earth on March 23, 2021:

I am working on it Brenda

Will be publishing it tomorrow morning

Blessings

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

Word prompt...tomorrow

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

Post links here...thank you

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

Tomorrow

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

You are welcome!

I see I'm not the only one that likes your Haiku.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on March 23, 2021:

Thanks Brenda

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

Abby Slutsky,

Thank you so much for your kind email.

I'm glad you like this idea.

Take care.

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

Take a moment to read Ravi Rajan's Haiku's for this prompt.

They are sensational.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/The-Seasons-of-Tomor...

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

Ravi,

Thank you so much!

These Haikus are perfect!

Your words have definitely captured the essence of each Season.

I will post a link to your work at the bottom of the article.

Great job!

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on March 22, 2021:

hi Brenda my response to tomorrow is as below :

https://letterpile.com/poetry/The-Seasons-of-Tomor...

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

Ravi,

Thank you.

I hope you will jot down a few lines.

Have a great night.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on March 22, 2021:

Thanks, Brenda ." Tomorrow" is an interesting prompt.

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

Word prompt...tomorrow

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

Post links here

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

Rosina,

Thanks.

Why not join us in the fun?

I am always amazed with everyone's writings.

Take care.

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

Misbah,

Thank you.

You are a very talented writer.

I am familiar with Rumi...but I think that's it.

Thank you for explaining this to me.

Have a great day.

Rosina S Khan on March 22, 2021:

I am eager to see what HP writers come out with this week's prompt. I know it will be a load of fun. Thanks Brenda.

Misbah from The Planet Earth on March 22, 2021:

Oh Brenda, This is so sweet of you.

Thanks for sharing my link. I am so glad you like it. John's was awesome. I have read everyone's and all have shown great efforts

Listening to weather was not that boring...lol..

I am not sure if HP gives us any category for Sufi poetry. Islamic mystical poetry is known as Sufi poetry, it is s one of the best-known forms of Islamic literature. The works of Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī are among the most popular poems in history, and the influence of Sufi literature on Persian, Indian, and Southeast Asian Islamic writing has been profound. Sufi poetry is admired for its beauty and for its exploration of mystical experience through metaphor.

This kind of literature is most closely associated with the Persian language, but Sufi poetry also flourished in Arabic, Turkish, Urdu,Hindi, and English language nowadays.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead

Blessings always

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

Here is week 6...word prompt

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