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 Five Min. Friday. You probably know the drill by now. This is where I freely write for five minutes flat on whatever comes to mind with the word of the day. Because I have a goal of writing more poetry again , I try to use my five minutes to write a poem with the word. You never know what will come out when the timer starts though! I do tend to write poetry with lines broken up in to small pieces, which makes it look like I am fitting a lot more words on to the page than I actually am. This is how I write best in a time crunch! Today’s word: BARE Go Bare Trees & Bare Souls: In Winter, I walk in stark … Continue Reading →
Five Minute Friday is about to begin. As soon as I find out the word, I will get to writing for 5 minutes flat, just freely let whatever wants to come out come out. That is how it works, so you never know what you will get. Then after I am done I will be sharing what I wrote at the Gypsy Mama’s website HERE and stopping by to read what others have written. Today’s word is “Afraid”. The very word causes an emotional response in me, because I can picture many things in my life to go with this word! But today I want to share what a very special friend in my life taught me about Miracles. Go I can picture the scene so … Continue Reading →
It’s Five Minute Friday and Today’s Word is “AGAIN“. Here I go (free verse poetry style) Go And So I Begin Again… (First stanza) Sometimes in life everything crashes down around you Like a once solid structure built up from the ground Having seen better days and having much wear That comes crumbling down brick by brick or board by board. But things can be rebuilt. As it is with life, we go through these periods of undoing or breaking down. It is in those moments that we are making way for something new to be reborn. Like the phoenix rising out of the ashes, Everything has its time. Things run their course. When we get to that “turning to ashes” point, We may lie there in the rubble … Continue Reading →
It’s Five Minute Friday and today’s word is CHERISHED. I am going to try to write for 5 minutes poetry style again and then go visit the person who wrote before me (as the rules go 🙂 ) I am having to clear my head here because when I heard the word for today you know what pops in my head? Bum..bum! Bum bum..Cherish is the word I use to describe …do do do do do do do … Some oldies song that I happen to know all the words to but can’t remember who wrote it. Anyways, here goes… Go The Art of Being Cherished You are cherished, you are loved. Whether you realize it or not, You are. Sometimes we feel less than – Broken, used up … Continue Reading →
Five Minute Friday’s are back! I have had a doozy of a day and am in silly mood at this point so I am not sure how this five minute Friday will go today! It could end up good, or it could end up really stupid and cheesy. I typically write poetry style, but am not as poetic today, so I may deviate a little. Anyways, same rules as always. You write for 5 minutes only…you can’t over think or back track. And you must visit the person who went before you. Today’s word is DIVE, so I am going to er..dive in here and see what we come up with. Go It’s a new year Doesn’t that make you want to just dive right in ? Dive … Continue Reading →
I thought last week was the last day for this year of 5 min. Friday, but since there is one more day left in November, today was actually the last day. I will be back with more poetry in 5 minutes in January! The rules for these 5 min. Fridays are that you write on the word given for the day for 5 min. flat, with no over thinking or back tracking. I believe this exercise allows your spirit to “speak” , because well- you just let whatever wants to come out, out! So here we go- Today’s word is WONDER: Go I look at all of creation with gratitude and wonder- The way the skies are so blue in the day, with traces of cloud, and brightness of … Continue Reading →
Today’s 5 min. Friday goes with my current Series on “Change” that I am doing for Fall (I think you will really like it). If you are a newer visitor to my blog and want to read more from that series , please click HERE to read “Change-Embrace, Resist or Avoid?, and HERE to read Part 2 called “A Little Faith Goes a Long Way”. So for today’s 5 minutes , the word we had to write on was “Stay”. The rules are that we must let it freely flow out without over thinking or back tracking, and then we visit the person who wrote before us and leave them a comment 🙂 Go Soul-Full Seasons My soul was born in the Spring- With the tiny buds emerging from the … Continue Reading →
It’s 5 Minute Friday! The rules are that you have to write something that comes to mind with the word prompt given for 5 minutes straight without over thinking and back tracking. The other really important rule is that us bloggers visit other writers to read what they wrote and leave a comment-especially the one that posted right before us. It’s what community is all about! This week the timer ran out before the last 4 little lines were written. So I went just a teensy bit over to complete the poem so that it wasn’t unfinished. I figured you all would let it slide this time 😉 Today’s word was “Quiet”: Quiet In the stillness of the night I sit here writing. The house is quiet. The … Continue Reading →
TGIF!! Yes, Thank Goodness it’s Friday! (Five Minute Friday that is). Who is ready for a laugh today ( I did a comedic twist for today’s post). The rules are you are supposed to write whatever comes to mind with the special word of the day. No over thinking, or over editing. Just pure writing flowing out however it wants to. The other super important rule is that you can’t be all about yourself here…you are supposed to visit the person who wrote before you and leave a comment. After all, that is what community is all about! Today’s secret word was “Roots” (for other 80’s children out there…does the word of the day ever make you think of the show Pee-Wee’s play house? Or maybe it’s just me…. 🙂 … Continue Reading →
Another 5 minute Friday is here. Today’s word was Voice. So here is what I wrote on that topic: Go Voice It’s amazing what one voice can do. One voice stood up one day and said, “No I won’t sit at the back of the bus.” Her voice changed the world that day. One voice stood up and said, “I have a dream…” Which filled the people with hope. His voice made such a difference that in America we have a national holiday to honor him. One voice said things like “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.” That voice shaped the world of English Literature. One voice … Continue Reading →
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