Category Archives: Five Min. Fridays (Poetry in 5 minutes)
A creative exercise where you will find meaningful, straight from the heart poetry/prose that freely flows out in five minutes. Part of a community I am in from Lisa Jo Baker’s “Tales of a Gypsy Mama”. She started this thing called “Five Minute Friday” where a flash mob of us writers write for five minutes flat on whatever word prompt she gives us for that week. I have just decided to use my time to try to write poetry in 5 minutes. From deep, to beautifully poetic, to silly, I hope you will be inspired by poetry in five!
It’s poetry time again! It’s been so long since I’ve written and shared the poem of the week here (which I typically did on Friday). I had taken time away from it to work on my poetry book, but am thinking of returning to the Five Minute Friday community. I was inspired to to work on my poetry again by a sweet woman who recently read a poem of mine and left me the most wonderful comment that she had sent it to her 93 year old mother, some other people as well, and reads it herself every morning. I don’t think there is any better feeling in the world for a writer, than to know your words have touched someone in some way. This poem I wrote is a … Continue Reading →
Good Morning! It is time for a poetic 5 minute Friday (in which I attempt to write a poem on a single word in five minutes) ! I know it has been oh so long since I have posted these and I want to get back to it. I’m still working on my poetry books and need to keep some poems “secret” (unpublished in the world) for that, but I want to write some exclusive poetry just for my readers at the same time. Some Five Minute Friday’s I may just write on the word without my personal challenge of doing poetry in five minutes. Whether poetry or just sharing my thoughts on the word of the week, I’m bringing FMF back. Today’s word is ALONE and it is a … Continue Reading →
Hello Inspired Friends! It’s a snowy Friday evening (a poetic Friday in fact!) but by the time you receive this via email it will be Saturday morning. Poetic Friday’s are important to me (I mean poetry has been a big part of my life since elementary school AND has always been a major source of inspiration for me). I am going to be taking a break from posting MY new poetry during Five Minute Friday’s for awhile. I may still do Five Minute Friday’s here, but just write regularly on the word instead of poetry style. No worries for those that enjoy my poems though- I am not going to stop writing them! The thing is I am working pursuing my lifelong dream of publishing poetry books. So here … Continue Reading →
It’s here! The latest poem I wrote for my inspirational poetry book. I know it’s not a poetic Friday, but since last Friday was Thanksgiving weekend, I am sharing this now. For those of you who don’t know, poetry has been a big part of my life since about the third grade. One of the poems I enjoyed in childhood was one from the book “A Child’s Garden of Verses” by Robert Louis Stevenson. Today’s poetry was inspired by the little poem “Happy Thought” that he wrote (as seen in the graphic image above). An Abundance of Riches When I see the discontent of the world, I have to wonder if there’s a lack of noticing. Are we blind to the riches we possess, Because of … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday Night which means it is time for poetry in Five! The word this week is Patience (note, I went to the FMF facebook page to get the word and I guess Patience was the Tuesday word, which I didn’t notice until now. I already wrote on Patience so, my apologies fellow FMFers for having the word wrong). My 5 min. ran out about halfway through the poem today, but I was having fun with it so I continued on. Hopefully my readers have a sense of humor and will laugh at this (I love making you guys smile!), because this week’s poem is meant to be funny, satirical and a bit hyperbole. I went the direction of relating patience (or lack thereof) to the challenges of living in a modern … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday , which means it is time for my Poetry in Five Series! This is where I link up with my favorite writing prompt community to write for five minutes on the word of the week. I have a goal of writing more poetry (as it is one of my main loves when it comes to words), so I give myself the extra challenge of writing a poem (and a rhyming one if possible). Today’s word is NEW. These words were inspired by a conversation I had with a lady who is going through a very hard time right now. Having each gone through some very trying times in life, we talked about new beginnings and the miracles that have been present every step along the way! Today’s … Continue Reading →
For those of you who love my poetry and look forward to seeing what I concoct with the word of the day on these Five Minute Fridays-I’m sorry it’s been awhile! For weeks I couldn’t find FMF and thought it was on a hiatus, but I just learned that it has moved to another website. So, I have my word of the day. Today’s word is READY. A rhyming poem is what came out, as I thought to myself “Are We Ever Really Ready?” Changes are not always easy, and with Fall coming quickly upon us, we must bend and change a little along with the seasons. I hope you enjoy today’s inspiring poem! Are We Ever Really Ready? When is the butterfly ready to emerge from … Continue Reading →
Five Minute Friday is here, and this week I am back to bringing you a rhyming poem in five! Linking up a day late, as I was working hard on a project yesterday. Today’s word is LOST. This poem ended up evolving into using the sea and sailing as a metaphor for life. I am excited to share it with you! If you are in need of encouragement today because you are feeling lost or burdened by your troubles, I hope you will take comfort in these words. I am including the powerful story of the spiritual song Amazing Grace as part of today’s story. Lost When you’ve wandered off the path and don’t know where to turn, When the waters are no longer calm and … Continue Reading →
It’s Five Minute Friday and the word this week is MESSENGERS. I had such fun with this word! I have written another fairy poem for the fairy poetry book I am working on publishing. Today’s poem is called “The Fairy Messengers”. Most of my fairy poetry is inspired by my garden and the wide variety of flowers, greenery and creatures I “play” with there. Get ready to be sprinkled with fairy dust! The Fairy Messengers: Quick as a flash they dart through the sky, Rarely seen by the naked eye. Over field and meadow they carry your dreams, As they ride on the back of dragonfly wings. Leaving love notes on flowers and sprinkling new seeds, Following the wind wherever it leads. Merry with joy, laughing … Continue Reading →
We often take the simple things-those small seemingly insignificant things in life for granted. I like looking beyond the small to see the power of what small can do! Today’s Five Minute Friday word is HANDS. Here is what I have to say (in the form of today’s free verse poem called “These Ordinary Extraordinary Hands”): These Ordinary Extraordinary Hands: He says my hands are small, as he holds them up to his. I smile and think- These hands, these seemingly small and delicate hands, do Large things. And I marvel at them now Just thinking of all the ways in which they’ve served me and served others. These hands turn simple ingredients like flour, sugar and butter into glorious meals that fill the tummy and fill … Continue Reading →
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