This is a prompting Blog

My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Today's Prompt is BOOK OF LOVE

Today is Chapter seven in the book of love.
Here is how it goes...

Chapters                         Forms of poetry
1) Parents                     1) Tanka
2) Siblings                    2) 15 words or less
3) Spouse                     3) Crapsey Cinquain
4) Children                    4) Acrostic
5) Friends                     5) Flash 55
6) Pets                          6) English Sonnet
7) Self                           7) Free Verse

The rules are ...
Once you use a form you can not use it again, we are looking to have all seven forms used in the book.
Once you use a chapter you can not use it again, all the chapters must be used.
You may use any form with any chapter as long as you do not repeat them.
Bandit and I are doing ours in the order given for both the chapters and the form.
So our book of love looks like this

1) Parents   A Tanka poem
2) Siblings  15 words or less
3) Spouse   A Crapsey Cinquain
4) Children   An Acrostic Poem
5) Friends  in a Flash 55
6) Pets   An English Sonnet
7) Self  Free Verse
Free Verse
~Loving Me~
As long back as I remember
I could never see
the love I felt I needed
would ever come to be
through years of hurt and pain
from those I truly loved
all I found was tears
my heart was so unloved
I changed all that I was
to gain nothing but more fears
love was never enough
it got worse through the years
Then one day it happened
a bright spot in the dark
I found the love I needed
a new place to embark
I had it all along
there on my mantelshelf
dusting it off I finally found
a way to love myself
Now my days are fulfilling
and love comes easily
because the love I give so freely
comes straight back to me


  1. I fully agree with the last two lines.

  2. The love was there in friendship did it show,with hope that friendship's mirror would reflect back to you.