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Word Prompts Helps Creativity ~ Week 44 (Patience)

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 44 (Patience)" 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.

"Poetry Breaks: Charles Simic on His Writing Process" ~


Final Mailbag Countdown

On Monday our friend and Hubber, Bill Holland, announced in his article, "The Writer's Mailbag: Installment 391" that in a few short weeks he will be writing the final chapter.

He tells us he will write nine more articles, taking us to number #400 and then call it quits.
It's hard to believe that brings us to the end of February, a time when we peer around the corner waiting for Spring.

This is such a wonderful time of the year to begin new adventures and I wish Bill & Bev all the best.

His articles in these series are always helpful and quite interesting.
It's almost like he’s standing in the same room with you.

If you've missed any of Bill's articles, or have never read his series, please follow the links highlighted above.

I must say, my Monday’s will never be the same, but I truly understand.

Each and everyone of us should follow our dreams.

We only get this road once, so make it count.



One of the best ways to find inspiration is to read poetry and short stories written by others.

We may not write in the same manner or style, but as we read we gain a new perspective and sometimes it kickstarts our muse into gear.

We often find ourselves writing a poem or story which is similar to the one we just read, but from a different angle using our own emotions and feelings.

Another way is to create a poem or story based on a movie, a song on the radio, or your favorite book.

Tell us how it makes you feel. Compose your words to describe the message you depict. Or maybe you have a totally different opinion all together.

Just listen to that little voice in your head.

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Word Prompt = Patience

This week a couple days before Christmas I had to go to our local Walmart and needless to say it's the season when patience runs low and the craziness is in full force.

The self check out lines were long, and only 1 out 4 checkout lines with a cashier were even open.

Suddenly, without warning, eggs began to fly out of nowhere hitting a gentleman in the head who was standing next to me.

People were irritated and it was time to get the hell out of dodge. Luckily, I was the next one to be checked out.

So this week I chose the word, "Patience" for our word prompt.

Patience is the ability to wait for a long time without becoming annoyed or upset.

Tell us a story about what patience means to you and give us a few examples of how to keep a lid on it.

Maybe, like me, you are standing in a long line waiting to check out at a grocery store or similar place.

Or you are at a doctor's appointment but the doctor seems to be running late.

Maybe you are in your vehicle caught in a traffic jam.

Or your at your favorite restaurant, but your order is taking forever to arrive.

Make it funny, sad, happy, or whatever your muse decides.

I'm certain there are lots of different scenarios for this one.

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

"Why Being Patient Is Important ~ How To Be Patient in Life ( motivational video) by Mario Motivation"

Patience is not the ability to wait,

but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.

— Joyce Meyer

"Patience ~( Herbert the Snail with Lyrics) by Wesley's Wuppets"


Highlights This Week

This week we've learned how difficult it is to chose what we want to eat for breakfast and that we should eat a healthy breakfast to keep our BMI low.

That we don't mind serving our love ones breakfast in bed, especially when they are ill and how our traditions for breakfast changes over the years.

We learned a fantastic idea for hosting a Halloween breakfast for children, along with a few recipe ideas.

Breakfast gives us energy and helps us to make better choices, but some of us are too busy rushing around.

Then there are those who 's interest isn't on eating breakfast at all.

To read all these exciting articles, follow the highlighted link here ~ " Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 43 ( Breakfast).

They are listed towards the bottom.

Tough Decision ~ John Hansen

John Hansen writes us an intriguing poem about deciding what to eat for breakfast.

His poem, "What Will I Have For Breakfast?" reminded me I really hadn't eaten any breakfast, except for a Hostess Dingdong and a Gatoarde.

He talks about eggs,but there not my thing.

Then introduces me to
Vegemite, which he claims is a tasty treat.

His poem, "Break Fast ~ an Aerobic Acrostic Poem" definitely makes one want to eat a hearty breakfast.

It's a one word per line poem and really has a forceful impact.

If you didn't catch John's work before then follow the link below.


Healthy Start ~ Pamela Oglesby

Pamela Oglesby tells us starting the day out with a healthy breakfast really benefits us.
At least our (BMI) body mass index is lower.

Her "Acrostic Poem" shows us how we can start the day out right with a nice breakfast.
Then smiling as we take a morning stroll since we gained energy from eating.

In her video we learn where the word breakfast comes from.

Her poem "Importance of Breakfast" tells us how a good attitude determines a successful day, so if we start it out right with breakfast we might reach our goals.

If you haven't read her writing on this one, you are missing out. Please follow the link and enjoy.

"How To Know When A Poem Is Finished ~ How To Write Better Poetry by Poetry Now"


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