Friday, October 5, 2018

Day 5 - Denied



According to Merriam-Webster, “denied” has several meanings:


  1. Declared untrue
  2. Refused to admit or acknowledge
  3. Gave a negative answer to, refused to grant, restrained from gratification of desires
  4. Refused to accept the existence, truth, or validity of


What does “denied” mean to you?
What does it feel like to be denied something that you want/need?
What does it sound like to hear that “NO”?
What does it look like when you are denied your desire?
What does it smell like to be denied?
What does it taste like?



THE PROMPT:

Bring all of your senses with you and explore being denied in a 10-15 minute free write.

Write a poem using sensory words to express being denied or being in denial.

WORD PROMPTS:

Denied
Refuted
Rejected
Spurned
Vetoed

Remember that our prompts are only suggestions - go wherever the muse takes you.
In the meantime, read other participants' poems, share the #OctPoWriMo hashtag on social media, and add a link to your own poem in the comments below.






Amy McGrath is a poet, fiction/non-fiction writer, and visual artist. She is a volunteer at The Muse Writer’s Center in Norfolk, VA and a co-facilitator of the Poets on the Page blog and Facebook group. When she’s not writing or painting, she has been known to appear in local community theater musicals and occasionally shows up for karaoke nights. She is currently painting a series of portraits of her ancestors, both biological and adopted, and she is working on her outline for this year’s NaNoWriMo project. She is the mother of two teenage boys and lives with her husband in Virginia Beach.

42 comments:

  1. Good morning everyone! This is my take on denial and how it prompts me to react...

    https://peacockpoetryblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/when-life-gives-you-lemons/

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    1. That is such an inspiring poem, Sam Allen. You are really a great motivator :)

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    2. That means a lot Sunita! Thank you! :)

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  2. ouch! to be denied!
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/day-5-denied/

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    1. A powerful write there Ladylee. A determined self. :)

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  3. sux. super cereal.
    https://wordflorilegium.com/2018/10/05/denial/

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  4. here is my take
    https://syncwithdeep.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/hurt/

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  5. I'm going to chew on this prompt for some days, it perfectly fits a workshop I'm participating in. This is my start for the prompt: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/denied/

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  6. Today's prompt can have many meanings. For me it's -
    Rejected heart

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  7. Today's prompt reminded me of my favorite quote, which I made it a point to integrate into my post.

    Big, Bad World

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  8. Day-5
    This is just an instant write. Loved that prompts. Some rant here.

    https://musingssurvive.blogspot.com/2018/10/she-is-alive.html

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  9. http://castingsuspicion.blogspot.com/2018/10/denial.html

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  10. Weeeeeelllllll....
    My offering took all the rules, beat the living crap out of them with a baseball bat, and left them for dead in an alley. It's raw, it's rude, and it's far more prose than poetry, although I think prose is too pretty a word for it. Harsh subject matter and a lot of profanity, definitely not for those with more delicate sensibilities. Proceed at your own peril.
    Devastation (NSFW)

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  11. That's spoken word slam poetry right there. Powerful stuff, and right on the money.

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  12. and here it is...laid bare. https://talesofafamily.blog/2018/10/05/a-disclaimer/#more-14674

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  13. Here is my link for denied ...

    https://poetryforhealing.com/2018/10/05/confirmation/

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  14. Mine may be a bit controversial. It is something that is very close to my heart. Love Denied

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  15. My response to my own prompt... https://wordpress.com/post/seekingmeme.wordpress.com/2138

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  16. This one took a whole day's thinking about! But I think it is my favourite that I have written this month so far:

    http://biancasbookblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-2018-day-5-denied.html

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  17. Mine is more about a strong feeling of rejection rather than anything specific.

    Wasting Away @ Namysaysso

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  18. Letting my poem speak for itself today.
    http://lunaticpoet.com/octpowrimo-day-5-denied/

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  19. https://debbiegrav.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/positive-rejection-octpowrimo/

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  21. https://tao-talk.com/2018/10/05/day-5-denied/

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  22. Here's my take on today's prompt -

    http://iscriblr.com/no-means-yes/

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  23. Day 5: Denied experiencewriting.com/2018/10/05/octpowrimo-day-5-denied/

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    1. Felt that one. Quick and hot and effective. And true.

      Thanks

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  25. It took me all day to finally, FINALLY arrive at this point. It was worth it, but now I'm exhausted XD

    Title: "Pinhead Eyes"
    https://spiralartist.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/pinhead-eyes-day-five-denied/

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  26. I did not expect this one..

    My day 5 Offering

    https://thewabisabiwriter.blogspot.com/2018/10/gratitude-echos.html

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    1. "The path forward was through."

      That will stay with me. Loved the poem. Thank you

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  27. I keep forgetting to post my link here. Today I remembered. Please enjoy. https://goo.gl/GXyxnG

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  28. Here's my take.
    https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/denied/

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  29. Blitz poems are hard. Ain't no denying!http://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2018/10/sing-your-song.html

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  30. Day 5 of my take on Denied

    https://midwestfantasy.wordpress.com/2018/10/06/denied/

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  31. https://rhscribbles.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/day-5-denied-octpowrimo-2018/

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  32. https://scribblesfrommetoyou.wordpress.com/2018/10/06/veto-this-octpowrimo2018-5/

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  33. Denied...

    It hurt deep
    Like no tomorrow
    It is pitch dark
    Like no way out
    It felt heavy
    Like hundred tons
    Hurdles all around
    Hurricane in the heart
    Hacking Human comprehension
    Like no way out

    Time is every thing
    When it is not your time
    Duck in for a while
    Let the time pass by
    Circumstances can be changed
    In the end truth will triumph
    To save the decency of humanity

    At times a lot is lost
    But see what is left
    To live with conviction
    you rise again and again..

    Till the time is right
    And circumstances changed

    Denial is relative to life
    But sometimes, it could be the END
    But only if you let it ..
    Denial is not for ever
    hang in there with persistence
    resilient to change the circumstances
    Denial is for ever only if we give up easy
    A tough fight with conviction and courage is worth loosing... sr

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