Reblog of Word Pie



Word Pie

I take them as a milestone, these long afternoon naps
that make my late nights possible by filling in the gaps
between compulsive writing sessions to meet the assignment
of all these daily prompt words coming to us by consignment!

Blogging’s become a nightmare that’s turned me slightly manic.
Prompts have me fully frustrated and in a mid-life panic.
(To be truthful, only “midlife” if one forty is my lifespan,
which, if I had my druthers, really would become my lifeplan!)

Prompts now come like a waterfall that’s turned on every morning.
I might have just ignored them if I’d only had a warning
that I’d become obsessive in using one and all.
(I have them in my bookmarks and must daily heed their call.)

That WordPress prompt now seems like poverty. One short month ago
we only had one daily prompt site where all of us would go.
Every day, we waited for it like the early morning sun,
but now we face a heat wave for there isn’t only one.

Ragtag and Fandango have become Daily Addictions—
not to mention other Word Prompts that demand our daily fictions.
Cee’s Share Your World still tempts us, as does that dVerse Poet.
We could have stuck to only them. Alas, we did not know it!

Now we are all scrambling to fill  all their demands.
It keeps our poor brains busy, not to mention how our hands
cramp up from all this typing as our lives all go awry
as we all line up to get each daily slice of prompt site pie!

(If you saw that I blogged this poem earlier today, I am aware of the fact! I am reblogging it to see if I can get the Weekly Prompts.Com link to work as it wouldn’t in the earlier post.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

7 thoughts on “Reblog of Word Pie

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    I’m over prompted with doing just two. I can’t do more. It doesn’t mean that all the others aren’t worth doing, but I’m at my personal limit unless I were to do nothing else BUT prompts. Which I don’t want to do.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I know.. I have to scale down. This particular site just won’t take my pingback in spite of their best efforts to do so. This is just a stopgap measure. If it doesn’t work, I’m giving up.


  2. Christine Goodnough

    Wow! good one. I feel your pain, too. 🙂 When I woke up at 3:30 am I just had to stagger to the office and check out the new word prompts that were posted. Talk about obsession!
    Alas, the laugh was on me. I got up at 7:40 am — for real “up” — and about five minutes later the power went out. And was off until 1:30 pm. No water in the taps, no morning coffee, no computer, no more prompt words. :() Nightmare indeed, and I couldn’t even write about it. Sigh..


    1. lifelessons Post author

      I thought that only happened in Mexico! Yesterday it was off for hours, so when it got dark, I located 20 candles, got them all lit, and as I was carrying the first one into the living room, the electricity came on!!!

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  3. Jo Price

    This made me laugh because of course I get it! Blogging has a unique ability to soothe my soul in one moment and smack across the noggin the next. Oh well. On the whole, it’s pretty incredible stuff. Lovely read as always. 🙂 Hugs! Jo



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