Re: Writing 201 – Poetry (Precious Object)

The Challenge

First, I know I missed 2 different days for day 6 and day 7. I didn’t have much to say for day 6 at the time and was very busy with other things going on, but I will try and incorporate them into future posts to make up for it. I’m sorry about those things, but I hope you understand that life sometimes happens.

Now, the challenge for today. It’s day 8 and the challenge for today is to pick an important object of some kind from inside your drawer. It also involves a specific device and form of poetry. For anyone interested in the challenge itself, here’s the link and I hope you enjoy reading.

Thank you for any and all advice. Any is appreciated, all I ask is that it stays mature.

The Poem – My Heart

When I look into my possessions,

I look back on one in specific.

The one I wear every day.

I received it when I was young.

It was a mere few years ago,

from an old friend of years.

I look at it all the time.

The way it looks to me

It’s the same all the time.

I stare at it each hour

looking for power;

power to be myself.

It reminds me of something;

I don’t need to be afraid

of myself or others.

When I was given it

I had no idea of this;

this impact it would have.

Thank you the one who gave it.

I am not going to forget

all it gets me through.

5 Years later,

I remember all of it;

every real moment.

I know we don’t talk much.

That’s alright by me:

Do you remember?

You told me this:

I won’t forget you.

Did you mean it?

I know I meant it;

I’ll never forget;

always my old friend.

Finally

I know I only did the topic of the prompt and not the other parts. This was due mainly to the topic I came up with not being as applicable to the other areas of the prompt. Let me know if you think I could twist it into the other parts and I will give it another try in a different post in a time I can.

Thank you for reading if you got through it. Any advice is welcome. I am sorry that these prompt challenge responses have been all rough drafts, but I like being real with you guys and putting onto paper what I feel at the time. Let me know what you guys think.

Re: Writing 201- Poetry (Foggy Mind)

The Challenge

It’s day five of the challenge already. Almost over with the first half of the challenge. This one is about bringing the idea of fog, in some form, into the poem. It also includes using a metaphor and a specific form of poetry. If anyone is interested in that, here is the link to the challenge itself.

Thank you for reading or commenting on this poem. Any feedback or help is always accepted and welcome here. Any of it will be appreciated. Enjoy reading and good luck to fellow Writing 201 classmates that are reading here. We’re almost halfway done.

The Poem – My Mind


As the days roll into night

the nightmares bite.

I fight this with all my might, but

am controlled by fright.


These nightmares attack my soul.

They always take their toll;

It attacks me as a whole.

My heart and soul.


I awake each morning

feeling a warning.

I give myself a scorning

and the same warning.


This is avoid it from happening.

My abandoning of reason, or

this great new challenging

and saddening fear.


It causes this dense fog;

this constant clog.

This is every night.

That I fight.


Re: Writing 201 – Poetry (My Wolf)

The Challenge

Well, day four of the challenge is already here somehow. This time the poem is supposed to be about a specific animal. Also, it’s supposed to have a sentence that is on one line and continues or ends on another. It has a third part to it called concrete that I can’t do because of problems I’m having with wordpress’s posting which I hope to fix at some point. Here’s the link if you’re interested in the challenge.

Thank you for reading this poem and any feedback you can give me on how to improve it. I’m trying to improve with these poems and other posts when I find the inspiration to.

The Poem – My Wolf


My favorite animal known

since I first have grown

has always been the wolf.


It appears in my dreams

while I sleep in streams of despair.

It brings me a new sense of peace.


My dreams are full of hate;

they make me see my fate, or

what I think is the gate to my fate.


Wolves have always been there

to help me clear the fearful air.

They fill my heart with more life

more than the old sacred knife.


To put it simply,

my heart can feel limply,

as time continues on for me.


Re: Writing 201 – Poetry (Trust)

The Challenge

So, It is day three in the poetry part of Writing 201. The challenge today is to make a poem involving in some way the idea of trust (or distrust) of something else. It also involves a type of device and a new form. If anyone is interested in seeing what those exactly are, here is the link to the challenge itself.

Thank you for any feedback given. If any more information or conversation is wanted, the comments are more than open for anyone to post in. I’m sorry that only people with accounts can comment, this is to prevent spam of any kind. Thank you for reading.

The Poem – Him

By myself

Every day before

This time I start anew

Reaching through to life

Against all the many odds

Your last lonely penny spent

All on one last attempted hope

Lay on top the slope this one time

I’ve learned this one thing now

Strength is hard to bring

My present sense

Your tense assistance

Follows me everywhere

Earning a rare place to me

Against all the demons I have

Rests the reasons I know in you

Re: Writing 201 – Poetry ( Journey of Life )

The Challenge

So, it’s day 2. Although I wasn’t able to post immediately following the challenge, I think doing it in the same day counts. For me it was posted around 7 or 8pm in my area causing it to conflict with something else, but I promised myself I would keep up with the challenge.

This challenge is about creating a limerick with influence from the word titled Journey. If you’re interested in what a limerick is or the rest of the challenge’s wording. Here’s that link for you. Thank you for reading and any and all feedback given.

The Poem-My Best Friend

Well, Although all is good.

He always does all he could.

My goal is this.

To Never let things go amiss.

A lot like my own childhood.

I live life very strange.

It’s always hard to arrange.

For those who surround.

My home’s piece of ground.

I struggle sometimes to change.

This is true of all.

We face the same brawl.

It’s hard.

We have no guard.

Battling a stonewall.

Thank you

I wrote this in a short amount of time, but I like it. I had to search for things to help me rhyme with. I’m not the best at thinking of that on my own. Any advice would be helpful.

Re: Writing 201 – Water ( Storm )

The Challenge

This post is in response to the Writing 201 – Poetry challenge day 1 labeled Water. It talks about using a haiku which is used with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5. The topic is meant to be something involving water. This is my first attempt at a haiku so any advice would be useful. Thank you for reading and I hope you check out the other people taking part in the challenge.

The Poem

Life is like a sea.

Sometimes full and sometimes bare.

It acts as an oasis.

My Entrance : Writing 201 – Poetry

So, those of you who found me through TheDailyPost probably know that I have entered a few of their challenging classes before. This includes Writing 101, Blogging 101 and Writing 201. this is a great continuation for someone like me who has always enjoyed poetry.

A lot of my responses to their challenges in the past have been through poetry so I hope this allows me for a way to get more involved in poetry and figure my way through it.

For those of you that are new to Blogging U courses such as these. this is an explanation of what I’m going to be doing while in the class. Starting Monday evening (EST that is) there will be challenges every day posted at 7pm that will have something to do with a type of poetry, and a topic. We are allowed to turn it in whatever way we want and take part in only parts of the challenges we want to.

This gives us more freedom than in a normal class and still allows us to be creative as possible. I’m looking forward to the class and hope to see more people there. For anyone also interested in this class or the others they have. Check out their wordpress page.