I can't believe we are almost at the end of the Our Lost Jungle Thirty by Thirty Challenge. Thanks to Khara House for the prompts and words of wisdom. I liked the inspirational quotes that were part of each prompt post.
Khara designed this challenge to help foster habits of creativity. For me, it has reinforced the motto-Don't think. Write!
When I started responding to prompts, I tried to think my way to the poems. Now, I write my way to them. I just start writing down words-rhymes, synonyms, antonyms. A phrase or sentence will pop up. Before long, I hit upon the word or fragment that gives me the idea I want to pursue. I even tried putting 10 minutes on a timer and was surprised how often the idea came to me within just a few minutes.
Sometimes the result is a completed poem, sometimes it's a fragment that I think has potential and sometimes it's a dud. No matter the result, the best part of responding to prompts is seeing where the words lead me.
I'm looking forward to the next Our Lost Jungle Challenge. I know Khara's working on it!
The following poem was in response to the prompt-Sentiment.
I sat in the car
listening to the music,
down my cheeks.
It reminded me
that you would
never grow old and
that you were the
one who helped me soar.
I don't need the songs
to think of you; but
when I hear them,
I'm taken back in time.
So, I sit in the car
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