Thursday, October 5, 2017

Day 5 - Finally I Understand

Photo by Judy McDole ©2017

Childhood holds wonder and mystery. We want to know the why and how and what about everything. As children trying to grow up and make sense of the world around us, adults often told us we’d understand, someday. When…

  • ·         we were older
  • ·         we became parents
  • ·         we had some experience under our belts
  • ·         we’d loved and lost
  • ·         we learned a thing or two
  • ·         we had to pay the bills


Brainstorm a list of the things you now understand that maybe you didn’t quite comprehend as a young person.

OR

Brainstorm a list of things you have come to understand through lessons learned or encounters as an adult. Many of us benefit from “teachable moments” (or years) where we make mistakes and then change course.

Choose one understanding--or several--and write your poem.

Word Bank Prompt
“Oh-h-h. Now I get it.”
“Aha.”
“I see.”
“But of course.”
“It’s true!”
Delight
Discover
Epiphany
Grow
Learn
Mature
Satisfaction
Triumph
Transform
Vision


Visual Prompt
Photo by Judy McDole ©2017

41 comments:

  1. My Day 5 Post
    https://mpjethwa.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/o5-octpowrimo/

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  2. I combined this prompt and a 30 Days of Haiga prompt to create today's work.
    My Autumn

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  3. On prompt: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/please-dont-make-me-understand/

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  4. My day 5 poem. Not quite on prompt. Or maybe, still... http://www.awritersuniverse.com/2017/10/what-makes-father.html

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  5. Checking the notification box...

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  6. Here is mine...

    https://wordswithannie.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/a-peg-in-the-universe/

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  7. Here is my contribution to this wonderful sharing platform, thank you
    http://vellur1.blogspot.in/2017/10/a-world-of-magic-as-child.html?m=0

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  8. today I write about transcendental knitting.
    https://theartistsdate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/day-5-poem-day.html

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  9. today I write about transcendental knitting.
    https://theartistsdate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/day-5-poem-day.html

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  10. Day 5 for me here : https://whisperingwithwords.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/growing-up/amp/

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  11. Day 5: http://biancasbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-5-finally-i-understand.html

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  12. Day-5

    http://musingssurvive.blogspot.in/2017/10/a-ray-of-hope.html

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  13. It's so true that as a child I have heard that one day when I grow up and be in the shoes of my parents , I will understand and realize so many things. As a child I have always been inquisitive and wanted to know about everything under the Sun.
    Today, I have found answers to some of those queries but the quest is on .

    My take on today's prompt :

    https://amritapauls.blogspot.in/2017/10/finally-i-understand.html

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  14. Thank you, Annis, for a lovely prompt, though I struggled a bit with what and how . . . to find a new poetic form: the Nonet. Happy writing! https://bethandwriting.blogspot.com/2017/10/october-5-letting-go.html

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  15. Here's some Lunes n today's prompt. https://only100words.xyz/2017/09/21/three-line-tales-week-86/

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  16. Day 5: I Reap What I Sow http://experiencewriting.com/2017/10/05/writober-day-5-why-is-there-always-a-cabin-in-the-woods-that-isnt-mine/

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  17. The Perfection Trap http://februarywriter.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-5-finally-i-understand.html

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    1. A wonderful reply to today's prompt :)

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  18. http://missdragonlady.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-5-understanding-when-i.html

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  19. Day 5: "Pause"

    https://indoketut.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/octpowrimo2017-3/

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  20. Day 5 :) https://scribblesfrommetoyou.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/octpowrimo-5-not-my-fault/

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  21. Day 5: https://instagram.com/p/BZ36xAKn-Em/
    It's not Shakespeare, but it's done. With a day fighting a migraine, that's a win.

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  22. I enjoyed this one. Here's my poem for today.

    Arrogance

    I've been having problems posting comments, especially on Blogger. I have an account there but use my Wordpress site instead. I don't know if my comments/likes are showing up.

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  23. Finally I Understand https://odhranwrites.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/finally-i-understand/

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  24. Trigger warning: eating disorders, depression
    https://seekingmeme.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/epiphany/

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  25. On dealing with DPN in oneself. Am I finally becoming an old person?
    'Caw'
    https://medium.com/@tolu/caw-afc9bc453d87
    #OctPoWriMo
    5/31

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    1. Age sneaks up on us, Tolu. We have to remain strong. Thank you. xoA

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  26. Posting on behalf of Sudha Reddy. Read her Day 5 Poem

    Finally I understand......
    Except that some of the understanding changes with new knowledge and with the change in our own perspectives....💕


    The Living Circle ⭕️

    Yes....’I get it’....... is KNOWLEDGE
    Knowledge is ever evolving and changing
    Ego is at its full existence..(I did it )
    Drop the competition and jealousy
    Away from Misery of human life....

    Aha.....’I understand this’..... is WISDOM
    Wisdom is ever growing and maturing
    Ego is on the way exiting
    Drop the guilt and vulnerability (of ‘not enough’)
    Taste the freedom of bondage....

    Wow...‘Finally I understand it.’.....
    Wisdom in action, is PURPOSE
    Egoless self in action
    Such action lives on as a LEGACY
    Lives beyond one’s physical existence ..


    Acquire the skill and knowledge, to improve the world within you
    With an Intention to offer them all back to the world around you
    Triumphant .....to complete a full living circle.......
    Cruising through the living circle
    Extract a life of one’s choice
    Giving and taking along the way..
    Then the chances are,
    you have understood the meaning of living to its fullest.❤️😊🙏sr

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    1. I like the distinction between knowledge and wisdom. Thank you. xoA

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    2. Thanks, Annis! I try not to be too dismayed.

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  27. it may or may not be poetry but here it is. day 5's offering http://tao-talk.com/2017/10/05/day-5-octwripomo-the-story-remains-the-same/

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  28. My poem for the 5th day: Revelation
    www.poemsbyannis.blogspot.com

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  29. Yesterday's poem took 2 days to write and publish. The post has two poems. http://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.ca/2017/10/moonflower.html

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  30. Oops. Here's my Day 5: serendipity756.wordpress.com

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  32. My Day 5 poem - https://zwabisabi.blogspot.com/2017/10/epiphany.html

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  33. For Day 5

    https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/spring-lantern/

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  34. a villanelle from me :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/day-5-finally-i-understand/

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