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 Friday! That means today is inspiration in the form of poetry (my personal challenge and goal) as I link up with my writing friends for Five Minute Friday. Today’s word was SHE. I was inspired by the full moon tonight, and am excited about what came out during today’s writing exercise! When I was in grade school I used to write funny little children’s books/stories. I haven’t written a children’s book as an adult, but I am thinking I want to turn today’s writing in to a whimsical storybook of some type with some really cool pictures/artwork in it. What do you think? Will you join me for a bedtime story? The Man in the Moon She tiptoes outside at Twilight To talk to the man in … Continue Reading →
Happy Friday my Friends! Bringing you some free verse poetry/prose today as I link up for another Five Minute Friday with Lisa Jo and the gang. Today’s 5 minute writing challenge word is RED. I wrote mine on a sunset I saw a couple of weeks ago, that I wanted to capture on photo, but couldn’t. It was one of those magical skies that made you feel like you almost were not on the street you live, but on some island in the Caribbean for vacation. Yes my friends, sometimes the mundane can be marvelous! That is something you will often find me doing here at We Live Inspired- really SEEING what is in front of me and sharing my perspectives on it all. I hope that you will … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday, so you know what that means! Today is a real treat, because we writers are linking up at a wonderful women’s network that is part of DaySpring , called inCourage! Long before I ever started We Live Inspired!, I was part of this network in some way, shape or form. In fact, I remember when the site was first created ( I think I read the very first post). It’s a wonderful place of encouragement for women, so you may want to check it out by clicking the links in this paragraph. Today’s 5 min. writing word is WORSHIP. I hope you will enjoy today’s poem! Go Just as We Are It needn’t be a Sunday, pre-planned at certain times Or in a crowd … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday and you know what that means! It’s time for me to craft something inspirational for you in 5 minutes based on whatever random word Lisa Jo gives us. The point is to write straight through without over thinking, which can make for some pretty interesting stuff (and also grammatical errors)! Today’s word is LAST. Go From the time that I was small, I have always tried to savor special moments- As if going it slow would somehow freeze time and I could live in my current state of bliss forever. From unwrapping Christmas gifts as a child very slowly- Tearing off the paper bit by bit in little strips, To eating my pie one layer at a time- taking off the top crust and … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday again and you know what that means! Inspiration in the form of poetry written in 5 minutes. Linking up with my writing friends at Lisa Jo’s Five Minute Friday and today’s word she gave was LONELY. Who knows that feeling? Before you color yourself blue today, I hope you will take time to read today’s inspiration. Sending you a virtual hug! And now for the poem: Go Reach Out and Bless Someone!: Next time you’re feeling lonely, Next time you’re feeling blue, Remember to reach out my friends- Someone else is lonely too. In this great wide world out there, There are many who share you plight. So don’t give up and don’t give in- Reach out with all your might! You are part of … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday and you know what that means…Inspiration in the form of poetry as I link up with my writing Friends at Lisa Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday. Today’s word was STORY. The word story is not actually in my poem today, but it was inspired by the traditional hymnal “I Love to Tell the Story”. It is a poem (and story) that I wrote about the greatest Love that ever was. A Love so great that it transcends time. A Love that is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He came for us. Plain and Simple. Here is the poem: He Came For Us (The Greatest Love of All Time): A Love so great no boundaries knew, Which lived to die though faultless be. He came for … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday again and you know what that means! Inspiration in the form of Poetry in Five. I love linking up with the ladies at Lisa-Jo’s site because they are the most wonderful ladies! Feel free to check us out sometime and join in for your own Five Minute Friday. Today’s word is BROKEN and actually I think we did this word before as I wrote a story about “Broken Vessels” (click left to read that one) and one of those God things I experienced several years ago when I donated a prayer shawl to a stranger on the other side of the USA. So I guess today I will take this word in a different direction. Go Morning Has Broken Morning has broken and Dawn turns to … Continue Reading →
The past two weeks I have been delinquent with my Friday poetry, so I have an especially lovely treat to make up for that today! This treat comes along with news I have been meaning to share, but was waiting until everything was final before spilling the beans. Today’s word Lisa Jo asked us to write on was the word BELONG. I chose to write a rhyming poem about my garden! So the big news is that after years of struggles, and then 2 years after being second in line for homes and a few disappointments, Matt and I have bought our first home!! God has given me more than I could have ever imagined, and I have been so busy with it all. SO much excitement and so … Continue Reading →
Sorry I missed last week’s Five Minute Friday, but I am back today to see what inspiration I can bring you in just five minutes with the word prompt this week of IN BETWEEN. When I heard the word(s) today I immediately started singing a fav. Dave Matthews Band song called The Space Between. I have no idea how listening to that song inspired me to think of the phrase “In Between Miracles” but that is where I am going writing wise today and I don’t know if it will rhyme or not. We shall see! I am going to offer you a fresh perspective that is popping in my head though. A different way of viewing life. Go In Between Miracles: What if we lived as … Continue Reading →
It’s Five Min. Friday, and you know what that means! I will be linking up with my writing friends at Lisa Jo’s and bringing you my own twist of the exercise which I call “Poetry in Five” (you can click on that to read past poems). I ended up doing Free Verse today instead of rhyme. The word I had to write on today was LISTEN. Go Listen is a Verb: It is when I Stop to listen that I truly HEAR. What’s not being said outright, but what is being spoken without words. (Those gentle nuances that say so much more than words do alone) Do you take time to really Listen to your fellow man? To listen to the cries of their heart- To not just be … Continue Reading →
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