Daily Prompts- Are you listening?

Do grant me some respite

From the gelid stares, icy rebuttals

Is it printed on my forehead?

Is this my lot in life, I ask them

There is no excuse for this behavior

Yet I am always put in that zone

Where I stand alone and despised

Am I not a part of you?

Am I not a person like you?

Am I finally getting through to you?

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Respite

3TC;

Finally, Lot, Printed

FOWC;

Zone

RDP;

Gelid

Word of the day challenge;

Behavior

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Daily Prompts

Want to see the diversity of life, visit the zoo

There are so many animals in all shapes, sizes, and colors

Empirical evidence that coexistence is possible

No one needs to feel more powerful or privileged than others

When you look around your garden you’ll see again

All plant life in perfect harmony with each other

Then what explains the urge of humans to feel superior

To people who are different in looks and background

How could the color of skin or race determine

What lies beneath is what is of paramount importance

A conversation in earnest needs to start among us all

Caution is required when addressing issues of sensitivity

Do speak up and share your views and concerns

Come together as one whole not pieces divided

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Caution

3TC;

Garden, Determine, Conversation

FOWC;

Empirical

RDP;

Explain

Word of the day challenge;

Zoo

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Daily Prompts- I search

I look to unravel the arcane

In the plethora of fact lies the undiscovered

Deep inside the known lies a wealth of unknown

The perfection is concealed in the shell of imperfect

In the vista of the salty sea are hidden pearls

Name the names and label the facts

It is still not enough to satisfy

The desire to explore the hidden

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Plethora

3TC;

Perfection, Inside, Name

FOWC;

Arcane

RDP;

Salty

Word of the day challenge;

Vista

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#FOWC

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Daily Prompts- Oops

There are orators that inspire us to great deeds

And then there are the windbags that just put us to sleep

I don’t begrudge you this seat in the auditorium

When sitting in the front row you futilely resist the urge

To close your eyes just for a minute and then

Suddenly realize you had drifted away to the land of nod

Without permission from your mind, you dozed

And now noticed you turn the color of beetroot

Just pretend to be in deep thought and ignore all those

Who were disturbed by the occasional snores

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Inspire

3TC;

Color, Suddenly, Permission

FOWC;

Begrudge

RDP;

Windbag

Word of the day challenge;

Futile

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#3TC

#FOWC

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Daily Prompts- Poetry

Thousands of thoughts swirl in my brain

Disturbing the restful frame of my mind

They demand that I put them on paper succinctly

Rhyming and rhythmic like a river‘s flow

Well-loved words creating verses unusual and enticing

As I gaze to the horizon, I dream of verdant greens and cerulean bays

And start to craft lines that portray the beauty

That my thoughts evoke in my mind and want me to convey

Once my imagination is clad in the garb of words

No one will be able to abolish it without glancing over

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Succinct

3TC:

Restful, Unusual, Loved

FOWC;

Abolish

RDP;

Cerulean bay

Word of the day challenge;

River

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Daily Prompts- My baby

The day you were born I wrapped you in soft cotton sheets

I still remember the smell of that bar of baby soap

Listening to the rhythm of your calm breathing

Was enough to put a mother’s mind at ease

But, as usual, the time slips away from us unnoticed and quickly

Now you are matriculated in a collage, but you were

A baby a little while ago and I remember it clearly

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Matriculate

3TC;

Rhythm, Cotton, Bar

FOWC;

Baby

RDP;

Enough

Word of the day challenge;

Usual

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#3TC

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The droning voice puts me to sleep

The prolix too long and tedious to follow

But it is another way to beat insomnia, I think

Gives me a respite from counting sheep

The uncertainties of my day all hide in oblivion

The unpredictable, and the unheard all alike

Till I wake up to the brilliant sight, fire in the sky

I switch off the audiobook which had been running all night

I didn’t wake up cranky this morning

I have discovered a new way to fall asleep

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Prolix

3TC ;

Respite, Unheard, Naked

FOWC;

Cranky

RDP;

Fire in the sky

Word of the day challenge;

Unpredictable

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#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

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Daily Prompts- Put the fear away

Life should be a celebration

Never be afraid to live it fully

Silenced lips need to smile more

Don’t shield the heart from sorrow

Let it experience the good and bad both

Dive into it headlong and try to stay afloat

No one can be a paragon of perfection

When we live, mistakes are often made

Don’t let the chatter of critics stop you

Reduce those naysayers to the diminutive status they deserve

Puff up your chest with pride and never be afraid

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Afraid

3TC;

Shield, Chatter, Silenced

FOWC;

Diminutive

RDP;

Paragon

Word of the day challenge;

Celebration

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#3TC

#FOWC

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Daily Prompts- What If?

Water in the lake rippled and the waves traveled outwards

The highs compensate for the lows which cascade on and on

Till this turbulence become faint and die altogether

An idea born in the mind creates the same waves

What if!

What if this had not happened or what if it had

Sometimes these doubts take over as the main theme of life

Apropos of what we have, we hanker for what was denied

Ignoring the gifts we are endowed with we run after

The things we think we should have granted to us

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Compensate

3TC;

Rippled, Cascade, Faint

FOWC;

Apropos

RDP;

What if

Word of the day challenge;

Theme

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#3TC

#FOWC

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Daily Prompts- I am what I do.

Dry parched throat evokes a desire to quench the thirst

When the body is low on energy it craves sustenance

When there is a prickling deep in my soul

An awakening ripples through my conscience

Some thoughts coherent some jumbled, surface

Where we stand and how we respond

To whatever is happening around us makes us the person we are

See my actions vis a vis my rhetoric and rants

Our actions speak louder than our thoughts and mere words

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Coherent

3TC;

Birthday, Thirst, Dry

FOWC;

Vis-a-Vis

RDP;

Ripples

Word of the day challenge;

Awakening

#Keepitalive

#YDWP

#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

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