Friday, October 12, 2018

Poetry Prompts Day 12-Tortured



What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “tortured” in connection with love? At first, we might be inclined to think of those intense feelings we associate with loving someone so much it hurts. Young love is fraught with the feeling but as we age and mature does it grow in a different way? And if so, how?



Torture is defined as “the action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or to force them to do or say something, or for the pleasure of the person inflicting the pain. “ But how often are we the ones inflicting pain upon ourselves in the course of growing or maintaining our relationships? Have you ever deliberately hurt someone you love and thereby tortured them, whether through passive aggression or a more vocal/physical action? Have you ever reacted in anger without thought how it would hurt someone else, especially yourself? And did you apologize or make amends?


Prompt:

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Love doesn’t always go well. There are bumps and holes and even chasms we have to figure out how to get across or around lest we fall, or else stay where we are. The hard and painful parts of love are necessary for the relationship to grow. Explore the feeling of being “tortured” and how it is a necessary part of love.

Word Prompts:

Afflict
Excruciating
Torment
Agonizing
Distress

Alternately

Appease
Aid
Comfort
Heal
Soothe
Relieve



Suggested Form:

Senryu is basically a haiku but it deals with human nature and emotions rather than only the natural world. For those of you wanting more of a challenge try the Terza Rima.


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Song Prompt:

Merril Bainbridge-State of Mind



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51 comments:

  1. Tortured

    Torn apart alive
    Perishing spirit
    Vacant soul....sr

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  2. REVIVAL
    Respect trust
    refill self confidence
    with empathy...sr

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    1. The best possible follow up to the first one! I hope they belong together.

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  3. I tried my hand at the Terza Rima Sonnet...

    https://peacockpoetryblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/12/passion-victims/

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  4. how give so many prompts and suggest such curt little style?
    one must be dense!
    https://wordflorilegium.com/2018/10/12/a-sorta-senryu-for-octpowrimo/

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    1. The prompts are a buffet. Take what you want. No more no less. We're about love and peace man! Not too dense not too intense.

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  5. This one took a botanical twist that even I wasn't expecting.

    http://biancasbookblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-2018-day-12-tortured.html

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  6. Oops..Busy weekend. Festival break around the corner and lots of work to finish before that. Another rushed post.

    Day-12 ..Trying this form for the first time. Too many rough edges :)

    https://musingssurvive.blogspot.com/2018/10/silent-torture-senryu.html

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    1. It's a lovely try, and the rough edges are what make it powerful.

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    2. Thank you Shuku. Much appreciated :)

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  7. https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/12/tortured/

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  8. A short one for day 12: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2018/10/12/hereditary/

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  9. Here is my Terza Rima for today's prompt. Hope I did the prompt justice.

    Seasons

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  10. I'm reblogging one of my old posts, sorry, quite busy today...

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  11. Noooot exactly on prompt, even though I used the prompt (if not the form recommendations, because today was a nightmare of busy, and brain cannot brain new forms.) Things went down a rather dark path, as much as I didn't want it to.


    https://shukuen.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-2018-day-12-legacies.html

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    1. This is heart wrenching. The remnants of war.You have expressed it so profoundly.

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    2. Thank you so much Sunita. It was hard to write, I had to stop more than once to breathe.

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    3. Very moving and beautifully written. Simple and heartbreaking.

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  12. today's offering was easy, but not easy at all
    http://tao-talk.com/2018/10/12/poetry-day-12-lunch-with-mom/

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  13. Hello! here's my link for Tortured

    https://poetryforhealing.com/2018/10/12/pressure/

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    1. I find these "this comment has been removed by the author" postings fantastic. It just adds to who you are creating me to believe.

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    2. Yeah I got the link URL wrong on that one XD

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  15. Well, I don't know if I got the last line right - it makes perfect sense to me and within the flow, but I don't know if it's a bit wonky or not. No matter, here it is.

    Also, I seem to be having trouble with prompts that would normally be among my go-to themes. Weird.

    Title: "Scratcher"
    https://spiralartist.wordpress.com/2018/10/12/scratcher-day-twelve-tortured/

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    1. That was good, really good. You got weird without sounding weird. Loved it.

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  16. https://barbarahuntington.com/2018/10/12/octpowrimo-2018-day-11-yag-operation-on-one-eye-and-the-second-noble-truth/

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  17. http://castingsuspicion.blogspot.com/2018/10/chemical-relations.html

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  18. Third time trying to comment to add my link. It doesn't like me today.
    https://wordpress.com/post/odhranwrites.wordpress.com/1053

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    1. So sorry! The link isn't working for me.

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  19. I was going to write a Senryu but this happened instead

    My day 12 offering...

    https://thewabisabiwriter.blogspot.com/2018/10/spokesman.html

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  20. Off-prompt. https://arhtisticlicense.com/2018/10/12/octpowrimo-day-12/

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  21. A poem written in the voice of one of Team Netherworld's major characters.
    Affliction

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  22. All about my pet monsters https://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2018/10/my-monsters.html

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  23. https://talesofafamily.blog/2018/10/13/yearning/#more-14714

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  25. Days 8 - 12

    https://scribblesfrommetoyou.wordpress.com/2018/10/13/octpowrimo20188-12/

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  26. The tortures of him not there...

    https://midwestfantasy.wordpress.com/2018/10/14/tortuous-ache/

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  27. It's not the letter "A"

    http://voxhumbugsite.com/2018/10/15/scarlet-letter-octpowrimo/

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  28. Combined prompts into this one shape poem piece. Hope that is okay! https://theresaly520.wordpress.com/2018/10/16/shape-poem-my-first-love/

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  29. Apologies for the delay! Life overtook my creativity!

    http://iscriblr.com/story-of-a-heartbreak/

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  30. My tortured poem is up. Hoping to catch up with the rest of the prompts soon!
    http://lunaticpoet.com/octpowrimo-day-12-tortured/

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  31. So behind but here you go.
    https://mandibelle16.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/octpowrimo-day-12-three-line-tales-lunes-conflicted-amwritingpoetry-3linetales/

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