Weekend Writing Prompt #55 – Twaddle

Weekend Writing Prompt #55 – Twaddle

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Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Twaddle- 98 words

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem/prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem/prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

Writing Twaddle

Twaddle a slang word in English
meaning talking a lot of nonsense
tempted to write meaningless words
it would be like a child reading a book

Father said if I didn’t know a word
I would not try to learn what it was
I would always say “wheelbarrow”
That saying was said all my schooldays
but it has never left my mind ever.
Now I have written ninety-eight words
well, some of it was twaddle,
most of it was making a statement
that you can write anything you like
even if it is a thought, mostly just piffle.

98 words

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Weekend Writing Prompt #54 Fountain of Knowledge

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Weekend Writing Prompt #54 Fountain of Knowledge

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Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Fountain – 53 words

Book of Wisdom

the fountain of knowledge
the organ of the soul sings
as it flows freely from within
writing a book of wisdom
points of the years gone by
future generations will smile
turn back the hands of time
as they reflect on your past
bringing a pool of hot tears
remembering a loved one

53 words

Sammi Cox challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  

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Weekend Writing Prompt #53 Quiescent – Dawn

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Weekend Writing Prompt #53 Quiescent – Dawn

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Quiescent Early in the morning

the silence just before dawn

pause and enjoy the moment

sharpness of an early morning

quietly piercing the inner soul

every day dawn is different

listen carefully, not a sound

beautiful wonderful feeling

let it wrap around the body

slight mist on the steep hills

fog rising from the still river

no distractions joy and peace

tranquility is a real blessing

fragrance from the garden

some a little smelly, mildew

sweet smell of honeysuckle

as the sun starts to warm up

the environment preserved

a few moments of quietness

deep within the now quiescent

intimacy of my still warm body

spiritual moment, body filled with confidence

107 words

Sammi Cox challenge is simple: this weeks word is Quiescent.

  • your poem / prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

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