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Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 8

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 Prompt Helps Creativity / Week 8 is a new series I write to challenge our creativity. I toss out a single word for Hubbers to use as a prompt for writing. Hopefully this word creates a few thoughts or feelings that we can jot down. I also try to highlight a few pieces from last week's word prompt.

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This week

On April Fool's Day Mother Nature brought back a glimpse of Winter. It was a cold and blustery day with snow flurries scattering through the air.

It was quite the proverbial shock since we just had temperatures in the seventies.

By the next day the white flakes disappeared but we were still forced to drag out those winter coats. Last night got down right chilly, in the teens.

Today the wind is still howling but Spring is trying it's best to come back with conditions improving in the fifties.

The forecast ahead looks bright and cheerful with temperatures reaching the seventies each day next week. So, we just need to hold on until Monday.

Hopefully that will cure my nagging cough too. In any case, let's move on to this week's word prompt.

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Inspiration

Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated. It causes us to do or feel something. Usually this is in the form of being creative.

We all seem to get inspired by different avenues. To some it's listening to a song on the radio or YouTube. For others it's watching a movie or video. Maybe it's as simple as watching the rainfall or taking a walk.

Peggy Woods can take a stroll outside in her backyard, or snap a few photos while she's on vacation, or simply step into her kitchen preparing something delicious.

John Hansen can take any topic we toss his way and write a magnificent piece. He does this weekly in his series "Poems from the Porch." Or he simply grabs a book off his bookshelf and becomes inspired to jot down a poem.

Manatita44 is our guiding light. His gets his inspiration from divine teaching, meditation and prayer. He reaches out with his words to inspire and teach us along the way.

Bill Holland can take a walk with his dogs Maggie & Tobi and capture the emotions of the people they meet along the way or he can reminisce about the good old days with family & friends.

Pamela Oglesby is inspired by her life long work as a nurse. She writes very informative pieces on healthcare. Plus she has recently been inspired by word prompts to grace us with poetry.

Where to Find the Hubbers Mentioned Above

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Word Prompt = Fairy

For this week's word prompt I decided to go a different route and see if we can conjure up a bit of fun.

The word prompt is "Fairy."

The definition in the dictionary is:

"a small imaginary being of human form that has magical powers, especially a female one."

This is the example listed in the dictionary:

"She believed she had had fairies at the bottom of her garden"

I am hoping we can use our imagination to conjure up with some cute poems or short stories.

[Note: Please only use this definition for Fairy. No others will be accepted.]

"If I could be a fairy now,

I'd learn a lot of things,

What flowers find to talk about

And what the birdie sings.

I'd fly around the garden.

With the butterflies for hours,

I'd find out if the honey-bee says "Thank you" to the flowers."

— Author Unknown

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Highlights of the Week

Wow! Hope certainly brings out our inspiration.

I am very pleased with the outcome of everyone's work.

I love the way Bill Holland describes"Hope":

"It is such a simple little word. Four letters, that is all, but so much meaning packed into those four letters"

We definitely see this significance written inside everyone's articles.

If you missed reading any of them, they are listed at the bottom of the article, "Word Prompts Help Creativity / Week 7."

I have provided the link below.

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Misbah's Inspiration to Never Lose Hope

I think we can all agree that Misbah did a beautiful job on this one.

During these trying times of today we need to embrace hope more than ever.

In this piece of work she gives us the message of Hope.

Each day, no matter what you are facing, never lose hope.

Her thoughts, as well as her poetry, reflect on the nature of mankind and what gives one hope.

It is perfect timing for Easter.

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Pamela Oglesby - Have Hope in the Lord

Pamela is becoming quite the poet.

She has graced us with another excellent poem on this week's prompt, "hope."

No matter what happens in our lives, she reminds us to have hope in the Lord.

My favorite part is this one:

Stay positive when things look gray

The darkness will surely go away

Mistakes occur on too many days

People gossip in so many ways,

My hope is in the Lord

This poem reminds us to look to God. Times may look bad but he is there for us.

He will show us the light!

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Kyler Falk - Paving the Way for Hope

Kyler has written heart felt poem about having hope to make this world a better place for his son.

I think we can all relate to this part:

Hope is but a dream, a distant friend,

And where we need it now there is only a then.

In the days we are living in it is so hard to find hope, but Kyler finds his in the eyes of his son.

In this next part he writes:

I find my place in the eyes of my son,

It is for him my every battle is won.

Hope is his reward less important than none,

And he shall receive it, or I'll never be done.

It is refreshing for a father to have this kind of love for his son. He will do anything to pave the way ahead so his son can have hope.

This is a great tribute to his son, as well as hope.

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Responses to Word Prompt

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

Fairy

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

Fairy

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

Fairy

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

The prompt was Fairy.

Alyssa has combined hope, fairy & friendship.

You can read her work here

https://letterpile.com/poetry/poetry-prompt-weeks-...

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

Fairy

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

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 13, 2021:

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

Fairy

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

Read everyone's work on Fairy

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 11, 2021:

Fairy

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 11, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 10, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 10, 2021:

Catch up on everyone's work on Fairy..

Links at bottom of article

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 10, 2021:

This weeks article on word prompt...fairy.

Read everyone's work on Hope.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 09, 2021:

Post links for fairy here

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 09, 2021:

Links for Fairy

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 09, 2021:

The prompt is Fairy

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 09, 2021:

Please put links here

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

Week 8 - Fairy

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

Links here

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

This week's....Fairy

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

This one took me awhile & it's not quite the way I want it yet. Hope you like it.

My poem on "fairy"

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Poem-Magic-Writing

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

Stop and take a look....

Fran Rooks wrote us a poem.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Fairy-The-Challenge-...

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

Links to your writing on fairy

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

Here is link to Ann Carr's writing on fairy.

Take a look.

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

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

Post links here

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

Stop for a moment & read Pamela Olgesby's writing on Fairy.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Fairies-and-Fairy-Ta...

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

Read the ones already written from links at bottom & post links here...

"Fairy"

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

Post links here...fairy

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

"Fairy "....this one is a bit challenging.

Still working on mine.

Post your links here.

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

Yiu can read the resoonse so far in the links at bottom of article

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

Post links to fairy here.

I'm still working on mine

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

Take a moment to read John Hansen & Chrish Canosa's poetry for the word prompt "Fairy."

Here are the links

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

John Hansen

https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/Grumpy-Fa

Crish Canosa

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

Chrish,

Thank you.

I had to look up a few words so I could understand this one.

Nice writing after I finally got it.

I will post a link in the article.

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

John,

Isn't that the way it goes...one week we have a writing spree then the next we are lucky to write one.

Your series today is quite good.

I really enjoyed the first one about the internet.

Everything you mentioned is factual.

I loved Ann's challenge to you also. You wrote an excellent piece.

I must say the one poem that I think is exceptional is fairies live in the garden.

I love the journey you take us on.

If we could see the fairies.

It flows so naturally and paints a vivid picture in my mind.

I can see the fairies laughing & having fun.

I enjoyed the one on Hope also, but Fairies is my favorite.

I will post a link on each of those articles.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 06, 2021:

Here's my fantasy contribution Ms Brenda my brain don't stop murmuring words hahaha and so I wrote it down, thanks for prompt! Kisses!!! https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/Grumpy-Fa

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 06, 2021:

Here is a link to my responses for Fairy and Hope, Brenda.

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

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 05, 2021:

WORD PROMPT = FAIRY

here is link to one I wrote for a contest on Allpoetry.

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14513604-The-Moment-I-S...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 05, 2021:

Post links here.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 05, 2021:

Fairy

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 05, 2021:

Take a moment to read Ravi Rajan's poem on fairy.

It has a bit of a twist at the end.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Red_Fairy

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on April 05, 2021:

Thanks Brenda

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 05, 2021:

Ravi,

Your poem definitely captures one's attention.

The ending took me by surprise and reminded me of our famous Roswell incident where they claimed it was a weather balloon.

It's interesting how everyone was in fear & believed it to be a fairy.

I will post a link in the article.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 05, 2021:

Peace,

Welcome to our word prompt series.

I hope you write a few lines for us.

Take care & have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 05, 2021:

Ms Chrish

Thank you.

I love your excitement!

I hope you get to read everyone's work.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 05, 2021:

Nithya,

Thank you.

It should be interesting.

Take care & have a nice day.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on April 05, 2021:

Tried something new here Brenda. Hope you like it. This is for word prompt "fairy"

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Red_Fairy

Peace Tobe Dike from Delta State, Nigeria. on April 05, 2021:

Thank you for this! It's inspiring. I'd definitely try to do this.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 04, 2021:

I can't wait how these awesome people will execute it! That was a magical opening Ms Brenda !!! Blessings, hope all is well.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 04, 2021:

A great article with poetry prompts that inspire us to write. Thank you for the wonderful prompts. Fairy-is a magical word. Looking forward to reading all the poems in response to the prompt.

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

Fairy

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

Word prompt "fairy"

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

"Fairy"

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

Peggy,

Thank you and you are very welcome.

I'm delighted you enjoy reading these.

Yes, fairies should be interesting.

Happy Easter!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 04, 2021:

Brenda, you are inspiring many poetic responses to your word prompts, and I enjoy reading many, if not most, of them. Thanks for the mention, and thanks for the word prompts. Fairies should be fun poems to read. Happy Easter!

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

Misbah,

Thanks.

I'm glad you found it.

I'm not sure why it wouldn't appear on your feed if you have usually been seeing them.

I do think this prompt will be alot of fun.

Happy Easter!

Misbah from The Planet Earth on April 04, 2021:

Brenda, I don't know how but I missed this hub of yours. On my feed it did not appear. Thanks for find in page option on browser that I Found it to make a comment. Fairy is a very different word. Seems like we will be having more fun this time.

Happy Easter to you and your family Blessings always

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

Sorry John...didn't mean to type "ate"...supposed to be " are ", but it is funny if you ate welcome.

Take care

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

John,

Thanks and you ate welcome.

I am delighted that some are enjoying my word prompts.

I think it helps to make writing a little fun.

"Fairy" is different, but so many things csn be written.

Like maybe stumbling upon one...or one helping you with special magic.

Just let your imagination run wild.

I hope you get inspired.

Happy Easter!

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

Manatita44,

Thank you so much!

I'm glad you like this article.

I was happy to mention you and your work. You are an inspiration to many.

I hope my next prompt on "fairy" conjures up a few interesting pieces.

Happy Easter!

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

Ann,

Thanks.

I had not heard of that story before...interesting how they could actually fool people.

I think this one will get those imaginations stirring.

Have a Happy Easter!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 04, 2021:

Brenda, thank you for a wonderful article, and also the mention. I know so many people are looking forward to your weekly prompts now, and they are providing a lot of inspiration. I still haven't tackled "Hope" yet, but there have been a lot of excellent replies so far. I think "fairy" is different, but I am very tempted to use it to inspire a poem, so let's see.

manatita44 from london on April 04, 2021:

Brenda you did a lot of work on this one and also took in the virtues and inspirations of some poets. Thanks for the mention. You've also done a succinct but beautiful summary on the poets responses to 'hope.' Kudos to all.

Fairies are a very enthralling subject. Your piece is wonderful. There are also a couple of exquisite rhyming poems here too, including Kyler's brief piece. Excellent job!

Ann Carr from SW England on April 04, 2021:

'Fairy' is a great word to choose! Conjures up all sorts of things. Conan Doyle believed that three girls had fairies at the bottom of their garden - they had rigged up a scene and took photos. It worked and fooled a lot of people!

Ann

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

Rosina,

Thanks.

I enjoy doing this and I love reading everyone's creations too!

I do hope this one spurs some creativity.

Take care.

Rosina S Khan on April 04, 2021:

Brenda, I like your idea of word prompts every week. I am sure this week's word prompt "Fairy" would stir up creative HP writers to write many beautiful poems. I read all the poems of last week based on word prompt "Hope". I think Kyler's poem is my fave. Keep this going. I really appreciate it.

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

Ravi,

It's a bit different, but I am hoping it will spark some imagination.

I look forward to reading your work.

Have a great time.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on April 03, 2021:

Thanks, Brenda." Fairy" is an interesting prompt to think about.

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