Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Day 10 - Power and Control

Photo by Judy McDole, © 2005

Power is a five-letter word that often gets a bad rap. That’s because people usually think of it in only one way: power = oppression, or “power over.” 

American psychiatrist William Glasser, in Choice Theory, teaches there are two other ways to express power:  “power with” and “power within.”  The word that nestles right up to “power” is “control”. They go hand-in-hand.

Try out mind mapping, making a graphic, non-linear representation, to expand your ideas for your poem about power and control.



Mind mapping is a powerful tool for unleashing and developing creativity and also for note taking. Read more about mind mapping in Melanie Pinola’s definitive post at Lifehaker.



Word Bank Prompt

The powers that be                                    
We’ve got the power
Girl Power
Power to the People
The powers vested in me
The power of the pen                                   

Empower

Powerless
Power outage

Control yourself
Out of control
Get ahold of yourself
Take control
Relinquish control
Beyond control
Control your emotions


Quote Prompt

Photo by Annis Cassells, 2010
Remember, our prompts are only suggestions, you can find your inspiration wherever your muse leads you. Please visit the other participants, share the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo, on social media, and share your link in the comments below. Let us know how this journey into poetry is going for you.




 

45 comments:

  1. My day10 post ::
    https://mpjethwa.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/o9-octpowrimo-2/

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  2. Day-10

    http://musingssurvive.blogspot.in/2017/10/determination.html

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  3. I missed yesterday. It must have gone into my SPAM filter. I'm back today - http://www.katelynthomas.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-10-powerless.html

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  4. My day 10 poem.
    Can't believe it's almost been a third already!It took me back to the old me, and how much I've changed since... Power over vs power within...
    http://www.awritersuniverse.com/2017/10/power.html

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  5. Day 10:Voyeur http://experiencewriting.com/2017/10/10/writober-day-10-voyeuristic/
    I had a lot of fun with this one. It took me from "power" to pronouns and gender issues.

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  6. https://kryptic.blog/2017/10/10/behind-the-wall-of-sleep-a-lake-of-fire/

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    1. The entire poem is powerful and the final line really packs a punch.
      I couldn't find a place to comment on the poem at the site. However, I'm working from my Chromebook and sometimes it can be glitchy.

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    2. Same thought here as Cara... such a powerful poem!

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    3. Unbreathe.... brilliant. I too tried to find the comment button, etc.

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  7. https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/felicific-family/

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  8. While you-all went light with this prompt, I went dark.
    Seeds of War

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  9. Day 10 : https://whisperingwithwords.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/power/

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  10. Power Struggle... https://februarywriter.blogspot.com/2017/10/day-10-octpowrimo-power-struggle.html

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  11. I combined today's prompt with the weekly tanka challenge.

    Inspired Art

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  12. My piece for Day 10:

    because we are different –
    https://wordswithannie.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/because-we-are-different/

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    1. Really enjoyed this poem, Annie. Thank you. xoA

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    2. Thank you so much, Annis. <3

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  13. Today, I take back control of my thoughts and stop renting space to the "recipient" of this letter - https://seekingmeme.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/letter-to-a-hypocrite/

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  14. Sharing for Sudha Reddy -

    If a child within us , is instilled with a value , stating that, ‘ you are not superior or inferior, but you are unique and special ‘.
    Then , may be ,we will stop looking for similarities in each other, as a reason to connect.
    Rather , we will learn , to connect with everyone .No matter who they are, and connect at a soul level.
    Then there is no power struggle or control issues.

    MORAL COMPASS
    Power over , with control......
    Guided by the outward consequences, as a moral compass
    Power and control for the outside position
    Craving with unquenchable thirst for a trip of tyranny.
    Self serving and feeling supremacy as vices
    Loneliness, restlessness and fear for loss of control famine
    Eventually perish into the pseudo control...famished life
    On the way ...Make many lives diminished to nothing.

    Power in peace...
    Guided by the conscience within , as a moral compass
    Humility and service as the values
    Graced with contentment and peace abundant
    With peace within, more peace follows
    Empowered , one has to feel , in control of the self
    Enriched with peace and joy in life
    On the way ...Make many lives flourish with joy.

    Power is a irreplaceable intricacy of human evolution
    As long as we relate to each other outwardly
    Power and control remain intimately woven with human evolution....πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ™

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  15. "Some skies are hard / And will break your neck / If you fly into them"

    'Wars of Glass'
    https://medium.com/@tolu/wars-of-glass-1c55b9336787 …
    #OctPoWriMo
    10/31

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    1. A dandy poem with an attention-grabbing opening stanza. Thank you. xoA

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  16. This one has a * for mature (over 18) readers only. Day 10's offering: http://tao-talk.com/2017/10/10/day-10-octwripomo-blue-eyes/

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  17. https://mandibelle16.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/octpowrimo-day-10-sunday-writing-prompt-free-verse-equisite-possibilities-amwriting-poetry/
    Today’s free verse piece!

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  18. The passive power of waiting for nature...
    https://odhranwrites.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/maple-leaf/

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  19. Day 10: Power of the Pen
    www.poemsbyannis.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm cheering very happily for this one!

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  21. Late as always here is today's http://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.ca/2017/10/the-answer-is-busking-in-wind.html

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    1. Feels like a nice windy day, awesome poem!

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  22. Day late and a dollar short....
    http://missdragonlady.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-10-powerless-in-darken.html

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  23. Day 10 : #OctPoWriMo

    Prompt: Power and Control

    I would like to emphasize on "empower" today through an old composition of mine which talks about the power of education. This is inspired from a real life person who is very close to my heart and I respect her loads for the beautiful work that she does. She spreads not only knowledge but also love and her warmth is certainly infectious. Kudos to her efforts!

    http://amritapauls.blogspot.in/2017/10/dreams-fulfilled.html

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  24. http://biancasbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-10-power-and-control.html

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  25. Here's my day 10: serendipity756.wordpress.com

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  26. This is my Day 10 Poem https://zwabisabi.blogspot.com/2017/10/holy-grail.html I had a few different notions to explore for this prompt. Again a bit surprised where I went with it

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  27. https://wordpress.com/post/indoketut.wordpress.com/1030

    "Drylands" - it took a while but here it is.

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  28. a mirror sestet from me :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/weve-got-the-power/

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