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Thursday Prompt #24 Crossroads

October 14, 2010

C r o s s r o a d s

Crossroads, and intersections, have long been a symbol for the journey and the need to make choices and decisions about where we will go from here. This week’s prompt is about just such crossroads. How did you get here, from there? Where would you be if you’d turned left, instead of right? Are you an individual who simply puts your head down and keeps moving forward? Are choices hard to make? Was there ever a point in your life when you realized that you may have made the wrong decision? Are you currently standing at a crossroads? What would happen if you stay? If you go? Mythology is rich with this symbol and could offer different types of inspiration. Hecate is the Greek Goddess of Crossroads. Don McLean wrote and sings a song titled Crossroads that you might want to see (youtube video).

Whatever your thoughts and feelings about the Crossroads in your own life, or the lives around you, form a poem on that subject matter and bring it back here to post next Wednesday.

Come back next Wednesday when you see,It’s Post Your Poems Day!” and leave a link to the poem on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, then please, post your poem in the comment itself.    ***    You are invited to respond to the prompt given here, but if you have something else you’re just itching to share, please feel welcome in doing that. Our first desire here is to encourage you to write and learn and share.    ***    When leaving comments to other’s poems, please be appreciative and encouraging. We are not a poem “critique” site (unless someone specifically asks for that). Be kind with each other (and yourself!).    ***    Please consider including a link with your blog poem back to the prompt response here at We Write Poems so that others may see and join our community. More participants do make better soup!

  1. October 14, 2010 6:59 pm

    The crossroad, decision-making theme reminds me of Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken.” Although, I believe his message was that we’ll never know what lied on the road not taken.

  2. Amity permalink
    October 15, 2010 1:46 pm

    glad to be sharing this week’s prompt on crossroads.
    Happy sharing !

  3. October 18, 2010 7:03 pm

    hello, my first time.
    Thanks for the inspirations,
    Happy Reading!

  4. October 20, 2010 4:26 pm
    If I already said this, where is it???

  5. October 21, 2010 7:17 am

    Thank you for posting this..

    mirror at crossroads


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