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Thursday Prompt #27 Healing

November 4, 2010

H e a l i n g

Write a poem that heals.

This means directly, immediately. Mind, that we’re not asking you to write “about” healing. Rather, look for and allow the poem to be healing in and of itself. We acknowledge this may not be an easy prompt. Maybe you’ll look, you’ll write and not feel you have reached where you want to go, not completely. That’s alright. Consider it a beginning.

Look wheresoever you please, what direction your compass might so choose – heal the partner in life who is ill, or child or parent or friend. Broad or narrow, as how you so cast your gaze will do, although the more specific and real and close, perhaps then the more meaning you’ll find for yourself. Maybe the healing will be directed for yourself as well. How you define healing, that too is all your own choice.

Maybe you’ve never thought about “healing” like this before, as an act in which you might be a seed. That’s alright. Allow yourself then to consider something new, a new way for your words to have meaning here. Consider it a worthy challenge, even whether you directly believe, or not. And whether or not it is even realized, in this moment or another you’ve not yet met. Maybe you’ll start out without a clue what to write; and maybe that’s just perfectly right and fine. Maybe your words, your poem won’t be like anything you’ve written before; allow yourself to be surprised.

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. November 5, 2010 8:08 pm

    For everyone who writes in English even if it’s only their second language.

  2. November 12, 2010 6:59 pm


    It is a site where impression was received wonderfully.

    I was very healed.

    My site is a site of the herb of healing.

    Please come.

    Thank you.


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