Wednesday, October 2, 2019

OctPoWriMo Day 2

Changeling: a child believed to have been secretly substituted by fairies for the parents' real child in infancy. Online Google Dictionary


Photo by MDragonwillow

When I was a small child, I used to daydream that there was a mistake and my parents weren't my real parents and my real parents would be magical, loving, and I would be as special as they were.

Unfortunately that wasn't the case. It doesn't matter how old you get, to know if your parents couldn't love you just the way you are, how can anyone else. I think it is ingrained at a cellular level. Logic goes out the window when time after time you are proven right. Yeah, I need therapy.

Poetry Prompts:

In the shadows, did you ever secretly wish you were someone else, either as a child or an adult? Free write for ten minutes asking yourself that question and see where it leads, dive into the darkness. Take pieces from that and create a poem.

Suggested Poetry Type: Minute Poetry This poetry type popped out at me. As soon as I read the poem example I knew this was the one. It reads like something I would have written when I was a child or teen. I just wanted to be loved. Now I know better. Of course I'd love to have someone love me like that, although I'm beginning to think it isn't possible. Even if it is, I have to love myself first.

Word Prompts:

child's mind
what waits in the darkness
fantasy world
what is real

Music to listen and wonder to. Move your body as you think about the questions and then play with your words. 






Peace,
Morgan Dragonwillow (Yes, I changed it back)
Read.Dance.Write.Repeat.

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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 and if this is your first year or if you have been with us from the beginning.


Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, is a Bodywork transformer, dancing poet, motivator of words, magical instigator and creatrix of #OctPoWriMo & #PoetsonthePage. Please visit her Patreon page 
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38 comments:

  1. A trio of dark Senryu for today. Changelings
    Sometimes I think I need to figure out a way to erect a force field around my blog to keep out those well-meaning shiny happy types who just don't get that the world could be any way except wonderful and that if your world isn't wonderful, all you need to do is "change your stinkin' thinkin'." I have had more than enough of such people to last me a lifetime!

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    1. I'd make a joke about it, but it's too exhausting to joke about! Waving to you from my own not shiny happy place.

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  2. https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/the-changeling/

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  3. have a lovely day, Morgan :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/octpowrimo-day-2-behind-the-mask/

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  4. Day two - Changeling.
    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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  5. Today is Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. A tribute to this great idealist who inspired many generations of world leaders.

    https://musingssurvive.blogspot.com/2019/10/a-utopian-warrior.html

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  6. https://medium.com/the-story-hall/changeling-fbfdc251b6d8

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  7. http://writeyourcrazylifesane.com/2019/10/02/anywhere-but-here/

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  8. I thought I put mine in here already. Day 2 http://www.awritersuniverse.com/2019/10/octpowrimo-day-2.html?m=1

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  9. https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/odd/

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  10. Day 2
    https://rallentanda.blogspot.com/2019/10/octopowrimo-2019.html#comment-form

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  11. https://serendipity756.wordpress.com/

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  12. https://wordpress.com/post/pipersadventures.blog/13392

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  13. Pleased to be part of this group on this month-long writing challenge! https://bethandwriting.blogspot.com/2019/10/octpowrimo-2-changeling.html

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  14. So glad to take this challenge with great prompts! https://isaiah46ministries.com/2019/10/02/i-wonder-if-i-was-a-changeling-octpowrimo-2019-day-2/

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  15. Great prompt. Thank you. Day 2 poem: When I Think of Me experiencewriting.com/2019/10/02/writober-2019-day-2-changeling/

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  16. I know it's usually said that you shouldn't go with what pops in your head, but this one sorta wrote itself, so I ran with it.

    Title: Facelifter
    Poem: https://spiralartist.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/facelifter-day-two/

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  17. I had some issues trying to comment on posts on blogger yesterday. Hopefully this evening will be better.

    Here's my link: https://saschadarlington.me/2019/10/02/octpowrimo-day-2-still-smiling/

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  18. This one kind of ran away from me.

    Title: The Woman I Want to Be
    Poem: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10219906380953778&id=1349082463

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    1. Heartfelt soul-searching poem. I hope you find your way to that place.

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  19. My parents never knew they were raising a poet
    https://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2019/10/how-poetry-changed-me.html

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  20. My take on Day 2

    https://mkvecchitto.com/2019/10/02/unwitting-exchange/

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  21. Here is my entry for today.
    https://sgeoil.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/the-changeling/

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  22. Kind of went along with the prompt.

    "Jack-O'-Lantern Child"

    https://smsaves.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/jack-o-lantern-child/

    This is my third year doing OctPoWriMo with you, Morgan. Second year as myself. ;) Thank you for continuing to host this event!

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  23. My day 2 offering - one near and dear to me...
    https://thewabisabiwriter.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-cat-and-cow.html

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  24. My disjointed changeling.
    https://wordpress.com/post/odhranwrites.wordpress.com/1070

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  25. I enjoyed the 10 minutes of writing because this method worked. Thanks Morgan!
    http://tao-talk.com/2019/10/03/octpowrimo2019-day-2-a-hidden-world/

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  26. I didn’t know much about changelings until today...

    Changeling

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  27. I'm sharing my efforts on Instagram, here is Day Two's Changeling: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3G7C65j7WN/

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    1. Sorry that link was wrong! https://www.instagram.com/lylyeeoftheriver

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  29. My take on Day 2 - http://iscriblr.com/childs-mind/

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  30. Manessah B's post.https://couchtalkwisdom.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/changeling-octpowrimo-challenge-day-2/

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  31. Late to the party but this one just tripped off the pen.
    https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2019/10/05/the-gift-child/

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  32. My day 2. I went with a feeling I had as a child that we are all fragments in a giants dream.

    https://scribblesfrommetoyou.wordpress.com/2019/10/05/octpowrimo-2019-2/

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  33. Day 2. Hard to write but cathartic. https://writersdream9.wordpress.com/2019/10/06/alone-2/

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