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Thursday Prompt #29 Swimming

November 18, 2010

S w i m m i n g

Time to visit the old swimming hole! This prompt is about the activity of swimming, whether the actual experience, or using it as a metaphor for life experiences. Do you remember the first time you went swimming, or the last time? Describe how it felt and what you got from that experience. Do you ever feel like you are simply treading water, and what does that mean to you? Are you a dog paddler, a floater, or do you use a butterfly stroke, a crawl, or some other means of moving through the waters of life? Have you ever been pushed into the deep end of the pool without instructions? Do you feel that you swim with sharks or tadpoles? Do you know an individual who only does a breast stroke and nothing else? Lots of possibilities with this one. See where it takes you and write a poem.

Swimming hole photo by Steven David Johnson.

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  1. November 18, 2010 2:52 am

    An old-fashioned touch here.

  2. November 18, 2010 4:44 am

    Oooh, I’m looking forward to this one: water is my element.

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