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 5, 2011

Today's Prompt is FINISH THIS LINE

Please use this as the first line in your write. You may use it in prose or poetry, any form you wish. OURS IS...

The clanging of metal could be heard
as a man slipped the keys into the door
finishing her prayer, she rose up off her knees
knowing this day will be like none before

Twenty-five years of unrighteous confinement
Today it all comes to a head
no more will she be alone in her hell
no more to lay down on this bed

Though it is true the fault was not hers
she knew it was a matter of time
all the appeals amounted to nothing
she still had to pay for the crime

The lock now open, she walks on through
finally free from the trap of his love
as she passes him by, he hangs his head,
knowing what broken hearts consist of



  1. The clanging of metal could be heard
    It rang across the square,
    Soot blackened the air, the smoke that rose,
    And the man who was working there.
    Silence filled the town that fell so still
    Between the ringing noise
    As the hammer swung to hit again
    Each blow killing the quiet joys.
    For the thaw had come as winters grasp
    Fast lifted from the land
    But it wasn’t a plough there shaping
    By the work of the blacksmiths hand
    And planting time would see little seed
    Sown in the fertile soil
    For the warming breeze that moved the air
    Brought news of a different toil.
    For the season of life’s renewal
    Also allowed the start
    Of the reaping of the flower of youth
    As war tore their lives apart.

  2. Well done the both of you,Poets will always amaze me,just how they can do poetry with what seems to be such ease.

  3. come on Richie, you need to try this one, write a story ! I know you have it in you !!!