Saturday, October 28, 2017

Day 28 – Belonging

Long, long ago, people found out when they joined forces, belonged to a tribe or group, life became easier and more satisfying. It was also safer, thereby providing a better chance of survival.

When we band together, we are cared for, feel comfortable and needed, and contribute to the good of all. We satisfy the basic human need for love and belonging by cooperating with others.

Spouses, partners, family, and friends satisfy  our need for love and belonging. So do groups, clubs, organizations, sports teams, and workplaces.

Alaska Drummers. Annis Cassells (c) 2010
Free write for ten minutes about belonging and see where it leads you. Where do you belong? What tribe, group or club? With whom? How did you know it was your place of belonging? What is it that makes you feel like you belong? How do you help others feel they belong?

For further inspiration, check your local newspaper for articles that portray or suggest belonging. Look for events that one might join and find their place of belonging.

Suggested form: Clarity Pyramid  -- a 7-line poem consisting of two triplets and a single line. Usually displayed  center aligned. Click the Shadow Poetry link for detailed explanation and examples.

Word Bank Prompt
Affirmation
Clash
Community
Country
Estranged
Family
Flag
Home
Team

Visual Prompts

Coos Bay 2016. Photo by Marilyn Wilson (c) Used with permission.

Africa, 2005. Photo by Judy McDole (c) Used with permission.

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.

23 comments:

  1. HI Folks,
    My entry for today.

    https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/rapture/

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  2. a florette from me :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/10/28/day-28-belonging/

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  3. My belonging poem: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/10/28/look-or-look-away/

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  4. Day 28 "Listen"

    https://prettykooldame.com/2017/10/28/octpowrimo-day-28-listen/

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  5. My poem for Day 28:

    https://wordswithannie.wordpress.com/2017/10/28/which-one/

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  6. I chose to write two clarity pyramids about belonging. Day 28's offering: http://tao-talk.com/2017/10/28/day-28-octwripomo-work-and-train/

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  7. I've never written a clarity pyramid before, so I had to give it a try: Home

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  8. Back on track!
    http://biancasbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-28-belonging.html

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  9. Day 28 Clarity Pyramid - Trust experiencewriting.com/2017/10/28/writober-day-28-underwater-living/

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  10. Posting for Sudha Reddy:

    Hello and a Good day,
    The prompt is belonging-

    There are so many layers into the depth for this topic.
    My favorite, human need , after love....
    I pray that all babies , that are born into this world , would feel that they belong somewhere in the humanity.
    Feeling belonged and loved brings the best of the people.
    And contrary is true too.....

    LOVE
    Hurting
    Belonging

    Basic human need
    Life of love or hurting
    And everything in between

    Proportion to empathy and compassion in ( your own) the world

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    1. More hurting in my case, if I'm to be honest.
      A beautiful poem.

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  11. Here's another depressing poem from yours truly.
    LONE

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  12. My poem for today

    http://stepstimestwo.wordpress.com/2017/10/28/faithful-companions-2/

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  13. Today's poem. It took a while to finish it, my day didn't quite go as planned, but... I'm happy with the result, which is all that I can ask for :)

    http://www.awritersuniverse.com/2017/10/i-belong.html

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  14. Twenty-eighth Day of #OctPoWriMo. Today's Theme: Belonging
    www.poemsbyannis.blogspot.com

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  15. I tried a clarity poem http://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.ca/2017/10/clash.html?m=1

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  16. A haiku and an acrostic
    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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  17. My entry :

    https://amritapauls.blogspot.in/2017/10/silhouetted-memories.html

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  18. https://kryptic.blog/2017/10/29/earth/

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  19. 'Charge'
    https://medium.com/@tolu/charge-7a3aaa19d3a7
    #OctPoWriMo
    28/31

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  20. http://missdragonlady.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-28-belonging-tribe.html

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  21. My 28th day poem - https://zwabisabi.blogspot.com/2017/10/bardo.html

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  22. https://mandibelle16.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/octpowrimo-28sunday-writing-prompts-poem-bop-what-releases-pain-amwriting-poetry/

    Couldn’t get on the sight to see the theme so a I did my own.

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