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Prompt#18: It’s Post Your Poems Day!

September 8, 2010

Need to Know Basis

Was this prompt deceptively simple or challenging for you? Was it easy or not to state three important attributes of yourself? And what about that “other” person or persons or group? Stick to basics or perhaps sought a playful response? The most simple questions can sometimes be the most difficult to address. Don’t even have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few of other’s work, be inspired. There’s still plenty of time to discover a poem for yourself!

Leave the links to your poems in the comments of this post, then go visit your fellow writers’ sites and read their work. Remember to leave only positive comments in the spirit of sharing and not critiquing. We look forward to reading your poems!

  1. September 8, 2010 12:10 am

    I’ve missed you all. Didn’t truly write to prompt, but this little prose bit is related conceptually:

    Convocation Bingo

    • September 8, 2010 7:21 am

      Paul, if that’s not writing to prompt, then carry on doing it: a fantastic post: what an interesting life you are having. I echo whoever it was who suggested you write your memoirs – they’d knock Tony Blair’s off the top spot (thank goodness).

    • September 8, 2010 12:31 pm

      Wonderful Paul. Viv is perfectly correct! And thanks so much.

  2. September 8, 2010 12:53 am

    I hemmed then hawed, stalled some more, threw the first away, then wrote this tonight. A sort of conversation mixed of the two lists.

    Thimble and needle

    • Irene permalink*
      September 9, 2010 6:05 am

      Hrmph, I can no longer thread a needle easily. I am not Jack and I am not nimble.

      • September 9, 2010 10:37 am

        I might disagree. Besides, I’m the thimble, not the needle myself.

  3. September 8, 2010 1:33 am

    This was a difficult prompt. What I came up with was:

    • September 9, 2010 10:59 am

      There is such kindness in your statement of mortality and observation that we move beyond ego’s ambition and gather humility. Admire how much wisely shared in two brief stanzas.

  4. September 8, 2010 1:47 am

    I managed a short prose piece too:

    • Irene permalink*
      September 9, 2010 4:22 am

      Hello Yorkshireman, do you have a tremendous yearning to be young again?

      • September 9, 2010 4:31 am

        Oh no, Irene. Couldn’t do it all again!

      • Irene permalink*
        September 9, 2010 5:47 am

        Me neither! 🙂

    • September 9, 2010 11:20 am

      Tersely stated. Like the commence with disarming physical details but the speaker warning there is a potential to be bitten, and the cautionary note to listener to be diplomatically charitable. There is, for me, an intriguing irony.

      • September 9, 2010 11:30 am

        You are quite safe, the only thing to be bitten is my tongue! But I rely on a charitable nature!

  5. Irene permalink*
    September 8, 2010 4:06 am

    Hello wonderful peeps. I haven’t written anything. Get cracking (me).

    • September 8, 2010 6:12 am

      I have faith in you, Irene…You have too much to offer to ever silence yourself, I would hope,


    • September 8, 2010 6:51 am

      You just wrote items one and two.
      I sense a poem

    • September 9, 2010 11:27 am

      Statement of the posture reminded me of blowhards have encountered, the waking of the bear in the den whose posturing is intimidating until your apt observation that the pompousness is not real in threat – just boring. The phrase ‘abrasions on the soul’ really stung for reminded of how verbal violence can deeply harm.

  6. September 8, 2010 5:50 am

    I don’t know what I did. It simply wrote itself:

    • September 9, 2010 12:48 pm

      This is as you state, poetry emerging from nowhere and asking for a voice. Although the speaker of this poem insists it is ‘not about me’ so much information about attitude, behaviour is conveyed with deft selection of words, images. Breath-taking final line.

  7. September 8, 2010 6:13 am

    Almost scrapped it, but decided I was too lazy to start over

  8. September 8, 2010 6:46 am

    I couldn’t convince myself to take me seriously
    do you need to know this?

  9. September 8, 2010 7:10 am

    Not really satisfied with mine. Oh well. A Few Too Many

  10. September 8, 2010 7:14 am

    Oh dear, slapped wrist, Viv. I put my link in the wrong place:

    and now I’m off to read all your lovely poetry.

    • September 8, 2010 7:38 am

      Thanks Viv for re-linking your poem over here. What you shared and wrote is just too good to be missed!

  11. September 8, 2010 7:35 am

    There isn’t much to say

  12. Irene permalink*
    September 8, 2010 9:27 am

    Thanks to both your faith Elizabeth and Barbara, I stayed up late and wrote something prompty. It’s a work day tomorrow but I’ll visit soon enough.

    Tell me about yourself, Delores

  13. September 8, 2010 9:42 am

    Here’s mine, with a picture of a celebrity!

  14. September 8, 2010 12:12 pm

    There is a poem there. Really

  15. September 8, 2010 2:39 pm

    You & Me

  16. September 8, 2010 8:31 pm

    not exactly to prompt, but here’s mine:

    I was the one (you won’t remember me)

  17. September 9, 2010 2:16 am

    Here is my poem –

    • September 9, 2010 10:31 pm

      Hope my comment made it through (no process acknowledgment).

      Stunning images. Vibrant! Emotionally too.

  18. September 9, 2010 5:12 am

    Hello, fellow poets! I’m happy to find We Write Poems thriving, I’ve been away for a while but look forward to continue on this side of the prompts for the time being. Here’s mine for this prompt: Cravings

  19. Irene permalink*
    September 11, 2010 6:46 am

    Mr Walker’s poem.

    need to know

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