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Prompt #42, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

February 23, 2011

Safe Place

Were the seas a little rough, either real or imagined? Did you decide just precisely what a “safe place” means to you? Was it there for you while you wrote your poem to share with us? Perhaps an alternative came to your mind, and you imagined a safe place for someone other than yourself, a shipwrecked sailor, a child lost on the streets of a city, someone homeless and alone? Now is the time for good and kind poets here to respond. Share with us please, your result.

Don’t have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few done by others here, 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!


Please remember to include a link with your blog poem post that links right back to here, this “Post Your Poems Day”, so that others reading your poem can also share in this community poem experience – maybe even someone new to We Write Poems!

If you are new to WWP, please be welcome to look around and read. The full prompt description you can find under “Recent Posts” on the top right of our page.

  1. February 23, 2011 12:09 am

    I found a bank for my safe place

  2. February 23, 2011 12:15 am

    Thanks very much for inspiring the first haiku in my Out on a Limb Haiku Quintet.

    • February 23, 2011 4:01 am

      Oh, I can’t comment on your blog, because it won’t let me do it with Name/URL, so I’ll say it here:
      Such a brilliant way of putting it. So light the wording, yet so consistent. I liked the poem a lot.

  3. Irene permalink*
    February 23, 2011 12:26 am

    Boohoo I don’t have a poem yet! Think think… no I’m not writing about the thunderstorm outside my window and wondering if my kids are safe coming home.

  4. February 23, 2011 12:43 am

    Mine is also a haiku, experimentally, and about a child’s sense of safety.

  5. February 23, 2011 1:35 am

    They say it may snow tonight. Is there a safe place afterall? (and no comparison, you who are feet deep in it… )

  6. February 23, 2011 3:46 am

    I found it in a word photograph:

  7. February 23, 2011 3:47 am

    Mine turned out yet another of my “and then again…” poems. Here it is:

  8. February 23, 2011 4:11 am

    I am not sure there IS a safe place:

    • Irene permalink*
      February 23, 2011 6:07 am

      Me too.

  9. February 23, 2011 4:40 am

    sometimes, what we thought to be a safe place gets rocked
    and we need to be strong

    • February 23, 2011 11:22 am

      I couldn’t comment on your blog but just wanted to say what a beautiful poem you wrote about such a sad event.

  10. February 23, 2011 5:57 am

    My safe place: William Henry House

  11. February 23, 2011 6:01 am

    This week, I tried to find The Way Back Home


  12. Irene permalink*
    February 23, 2011 6:07 am

    It turned out more philosophical than I expected.


  13. February 23, 2011 6:07 am

    My safe place “Kitchen”” can be found at

  14. February 23, 2011 7:04 am

    Not sure about this one:


  15. February 23, 2011 7:49 am

    Still working on mine, argh!

  16. February 23, 2011 8:36 am

    It’s a collection of safe subjects!


  17. February 23, 2011 9:11 am

    I liked the prompt, it was challenging.
    My title stinks, but that is something to
    be dealt with another time.

  18. February 23, 2011 9:45 am

    Late today, I’ve been struggling.

    I’ll be back to read later.

  19. February 23, 2011 3:28 pm

    Well, my first time here..hope you like

  20. February 23, 2011 4:31 pm

    mine can be found at

  21. February 23, 2011 6:37 pm

    a wonderful prompt glad i was able to participate… visible the invisible

  22. February 24, 2011 6:15 pm


  23. redchair permalink
    February 24, 2011 6:17 pm


  24. February 25, 2011 12:02 pm

    So many havens, so many memories… taking a break from protesting on behalf of public workers in Madison to answer this call…

    SOLIDARITY FOREVER. The unions make us strong. Amy

  25. February 25, 2011 1:35 pm

    It is hard for me to remember to return so many days after the prompt is given as I am trying to write every day but here is my response to a safe place. And I hope I am not posting it for a second time. LOL I have enjoyed everyone’s work that I have read here.

  26. February 25, 2011 5:04 pm

    Song Of The Crystal at Scrambled, Not Fried


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