Saturday, October 7, 2017

Day 7: And Then I Went Too Far

We are already at the end of week 1 of OctPoWriMo 2017! Glad you're still here. If you're here for the first time, just jump right in and know that all prompts are optional. Keep the wonderful responses coming!


We've all done it, haven't we? Said or done something that was just too much, crossing some line (intentionally or not). For today's prompt, perhaps it's a confessional - a chance to tell about a time that you went too far. Perhaps you were witness to someone else "crossing the line". Maybe this poem will be a work of complete fiction about a character from your imagination violating a code of conduct or ethics. I can't WAIT to read what you come up with for this one!

Happy writing!
Amy McGrath

Word Prompts

and then I went too far
crossed the line
offended/disappointed
boundaries
confessional


39 comments:

  1. Everything I tried, I just couldn't get the words to work. Maybe I tried too hard. I don't know. This one is going to have to wait.

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    1. Thanks for sharing that it sometimes just doesn't work. I think it happens to all of us, and it's good to know we're not alone.

      Reading you comment somehow inspired my opening line: "There’s a line words cannot cross"

      Thank you for everything you give to us.

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  2. Inspired by today's prompt, and Morgan's observation of not getting the words to work": https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/bounds/

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  3. Had to dig deep for this one. This is where my poetry took me:

    https://wordswithannie.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/overshot/

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    1. I am glad the muse did not overshoot you :) thank you for sharing!

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  4. http://biancasbookblog.blogspot.nl/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-7-and-then-i-went-too-far.html?m=1

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    1. Ooh, those first four lines! I love it when litlle words tell a big story. Ace.

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  5. My day 7 post
    https://mpjethwa.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/o7-octpowrimo/

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  7. Had fun with this one. Needs some pruning eventually. Ah, the irony!
    http://www.katelynthomas.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-7-pear-shaped-confession.html

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  8. Good morning Everyone. Here is my entry for today. Off prompt: ) A haiku.

    https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/reflection-3/

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  9. A cinquain (form learned from zannie!) Day 7's offering: http://tao-talk.com/2017/10/07/day-7-octwripomo-arrow/

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  10. My day 7. A long and whiny poem, maybe, or maybe not a poem at all. Words needed out though.
    http://www.awritersuniverse.com/2017/10/the-day-you-went-too-far.html

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  11. I went completely off prompt today; just a sweet little haiku that tugged at my heart. http://februarywriter.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-7-off-prompt-haiku.html

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  12. Posting Sudha Reddy's Day 7 Poem.

    Day 7 prompt - and then I went too far .....

    When I go too far.... then it becomes counter intuitive.

    I have to confess that.... this has been my biggest challenge to keep a check, so as not to cross the line.... and inadvertently offend a loved one .


    There are some clear lines, but there are those difficult ones to recognize. Crossing a line for one is not so much a problem as for others .....
    to keep a clear mutually agreeable boundaries in each relationship is more intuitive than a measure.

    What saved me or not , many times ....depended on my intentions, truthfulness of the content and my willingness to readily express a sincere apology.

    Most of the credit goes to the people around me, who are more than generously forgiving, as they are the epitome of empathy , compassion and love.
    And they are willing to accept me unconditionally.
    This has to be the Grace of God....
    For which I am deeply Great full....forever

    TEMPLE

    Our heart is a place of worship
    Where relationships are worshiped
    It is powered with unconditional love, trust and respect
    The walls are raised with empathy and compassion
    The air is infused with pure intentions
    The Truth, a pleasant breeze is flowing through the openness
    The boundaries are wide but yet clear
    The roof is a relationship that is nurturing the mutual growth
    Then, there are no lines to cross....they tend to resolve into each other
    You and me come to merge into one.....
    There are no egg shells left to walk up on..
    The floor is formed of pebbles of friendship for forever
    Life feels like a smooth and free flowing river


    Our heart is a place of worship
    Where relationships are worshipped.
    Then, Life is a serene free flowing river ...😊💕🙏sr

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  13. Had penned down a short story in the recent past rotating around mystery and thrill. Lets see if can imbibe that concept with this prompt today.......

    My entry :

    http://amritapauls.blogspot.in/2017/10/in-quest-of-unknown.html

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  14. http://poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-2017-day-7-too-much.html
    Today's was quick and dirty. Wrote while waiting for my shift to start. If anyone is offended by profanity, don't read it.

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  15. Day 7 done somehow. But something unusual. Here : https://whisperingwithwords.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/crossing-boundaries/

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  16. Day 7: The Point Of No Return
    http://experiencewriting.com/2017/10/07/writober-day-7-the-upside-down/

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  17. It is a dark one today...
    https://odhranwrites.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/come-too-far/

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  18. So many ways this could have unfolded today, but I was doing "research" at my BFF's house. https://seekingmeme.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/just-another-saturday/

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  19. I tried this one from the opposite perspective.
    here's the link: https://saschadarlington.me/2017/10/07/sticks-and-stones-amwriting/
    Thanks!

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  20. oops...put this on the wrong day...
    https://kryptic.blog/2017/10/07/boundaries-are-eclipsed/

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  21. Since I remember almost nothing of long division, I have applied whatever is left to myself.

    'Long Division'
    https://medium.com/@tolu/long-division-a37d802b188d …
    #OctPoWriMo
    7/31

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    1. Thought-provoking poem. This line struck me:
      "The civilization of my opinions
      Is fragile."

      Thanks. xoA

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    2. Thanks, Annis! I probably should get a Blogger account so that I can make and get notified of comments more easily. :)

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  22. I shared an older poem, it's fitting with how I'm feeling.

    Heart Level Listening

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  23. Seventh Day's poem: "If You Know What's Good for You"

    www.poemsbyannis.blogspot.com

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  24. 16 minutes late again....

    http://missdragonlady.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-7-pantoum-little-tea-cup.html

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  25. Just rushed with this one. Posting a day late.

    Day -7

    http://musingssurvive.blogspot.in/2017/10/lost-count-haiku.html

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  26. Blitz poem http://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.ca/2017/10/step-back.html

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  27. I really must try to get these finished and posted on the day!
    This is my day 7 poem

    https://scribblesfrommetoyou.wordpress.com/2017/10/08/octpowrimo-7-crossing-the-line/

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  28. Day 8 somehow. Here I go : https://whisperingwithwords.wordpress.com/2017/10/08/write/

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  29. My Day 7 - I will use the prompt another day as this one had to come through https://zwabisabi.blogspot.com/2017/10/seeking-anteros.html

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  30. https://indoketut.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/octpowrimo-2017-3/

    This time I went to far.

    Anke Hodenpijl

    https://indoketut.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/octpowrimo-2017-3/

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  31. a terzanelle from me :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/day-7-and-then-i-went-too-far/

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