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Prompt #16: It’s Post Your Poems Day!

August 25, 2010

How many six-word memoirs did you write this week? Did you find it challenging, or did they seem to flow out of you uncontrollably? Share your links to your poems in the comments of this post, then read your fellow poets’ work. This is one of my favourite prompts, so I look forward to reading everybody’s memoirs and leaving positive comments, as you should!

  1. August 25, 2010 12:05 am

    True Work

    • August 25, 2010 11:07 am

      Couldn’t respond on your blog – a beautiful image beautifully spoken in the 6 words preceding it; I especially liked the “If Only” poem as well.

      • August 25, 2010 11:51 am

        Thank you GW. I had the site temporarily closed as I was doing some editing — it is open now… I will transfer your comment…


  2. August 25, 2010 12:07 am

    Here’s mine: SIX WORD MEMOIR

  3. tillybud permalink
    August 25, 2010 12:12 am

    Apologies: I posted my link the other day because I didn’t realise you had a specific day for it; rookie mistake!

    Here’s mine:

  4. August 25, 2010 12:28 am

    Here are my memoirs, plus two small poems based on the memoirs.

  5. August 25, 2010 1:22 am

    I wrote each line of my poem with six words. Memoir or not, it works for me:

  6. Irene permalink*
    August 25, 2010 3:17 am

    I hope this tickles your funnybone.

    six word memoir

  7. August 25, 2010 3:21 am

    On the fly. Hope to check you all out later. Meanwhile, here’s Six By Six atScrambled, Not Friedx

  8. August 25, 2010 5:09 am

    This prompt has some interesting possibilities.
    My life in a six pack of iced tea  

  9. angie permalink
    August 25, 2010 5:20 am

    thanks for the prompt — and the site!

  10. August 25, 2010 5:44 am

    Ended up coming up with Four Memoirs

  11. August 25, 2010 6:08 am

    A quick six word statement!

  12. August 25, 2010 6:25 am

    A Memoir and Other Suggested Topics


  13. August 25, 2010 9:46 am

    These were fun. Thank you to those who have already commented after I posted early not knowing exactly when to post–I need to make a poetry site posting calendar for myself! Anyway, here they are again in case you have not seen them yet.

  14. August 25, 2010 10:20 am

    My overall 6-word I wrote some time ago (still feels like the story of my life); wasn’t going to do the subtopics, but in the end, couldn’t resist. 🙂

  15. August 26, 2010 10:04 am


    Babies , house, garden,
    writing waitssomeday

    See poem run
    can’t find paper.

    Books, poems, notes,
    can’t find desk.

    paper, books, notes
    can’t find Mom.

  16. August 26, 2010 9:48 pm

    Poetry is never late…so here is my 6 word memoir..

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