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 time for my poetry in five with the Five Minute Friday community! I am a day behind, as I have company here at the cottage and am super busy. This week’s magic word is “FLY”. I have a little childhood story on “flying” to share with you, followed by the whimsical poem I wrote! Won’t you lighten your spirit and indulge in a little childlike glee with me today? (there is a message in this poem for our adult selves too ) When I was a child I used to almost believe I could fly. Did you ever feel that way when you were small? Children are so amazing in their ability to BELIEVE in possibility. That is what made childhood so fun! It was like living … Continue Reading →
I’ve written a fun little Halloween inspired piece for you today! This is another addition to the children’s fairy poetry book I have decided to create. If you ever have random weird stuff happen to you, or you feel like you must be on the show “Candid Camera” or something, it may just be that the Halloween Fairy is pranking you! She mostly likes to prank around Halloween time, but she has been known to create mischief for people on other days as well (especially if she has had too much sugar :D)! You may even relate to the little Halloween fairy a bit. ;). Believe it or not I do! I am really good most of the time, but I have been known to have a little glint … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday and you know what that means! Inspiration in the form of Poetry in Five. I have quite the treat for you today-sure to make you smile! If you need a touch of whimsy and magic in your world today to lighten your mood, this one is for you. I am thinking of working on a children’s style picture poetry book with fairy and fantasy poems in which today’s rhyme would be included. We shall see! Linking up with the wonderful people at Lisa Jo Baker’s 5 minute Fridays where we all write on the same word for 5 minutes each week without backtracking. This week’s word is TOGETHER. When Fairies Gather Together: When fairies dance together It’s such a lovely sight, Collectively they twinkle As … Continue Reading →
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 →
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