Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Thursday Think Tank - #14 Walls

By Larry Patterson

" Hush now baby, baby, don't you cry. / Mother's gonna make all of your nightmares come true. / Mother's gonna put all of her fears into you. / Mother's gonna keep you right here under her wing. / She won't let you fly, but she might let you sing. / Mama will keep baby cozy and warm. / Ooooh babe, ooooh babe, oooooh babe, / Of course Mama's gonna help build the wall."
- Pink Floyd, The Wall, Mother

A wall is not a door. The dictionary defines a wall as, a solid structure that defines and sometimes protects an area. Walls can be built up for protective purposes. Essentially, they are blocking something from getting in either physically or mentally. What is it that comes to mind when you think of that statement? What could it mean, or does it have meaning at all? Could a wall, in fact, be a door, by letting us know information about the person or thing it is protecting? Is it keeping something in or keeping something out?  We look foward to seeing what kind of walls you will right about.


This week’s prompt, quote and photo was provided to us by Larry Patterson (AKA Weasel).  Thank you Weasel for a rock inspired prompt we would expect nothing less from you here.

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21 comments:

  1. Wow Weasel, this is tough,then I started thinking about what challenged me the most; My wall! Great idea~

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  2. I am actually early this week woohoo!! Can't wait to read everyone's and catch up on past Think Tanks.

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  3. Ellie I removed your first link and put it back in you had linked an older Think Tank on water and when I visited you I realized the one you most likely meant was the one above.

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  4. Interesting subject as usual.

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  5. Another good one, I enjoyed it :o)

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  6. Many thanks, Robert, for using my idea! =) I decided to post my response to the prompt on my wordpress site this time, it holds video a bit better, =D. Thanks again, and can't wait to read the responses.

    -Weasel

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  7. here is one ...to hang on the wall....bkm

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  8. "A labyrinth of paths" -- and brick walls.

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  9. I wrote a poem with my mom Slvia in mind!
    Thanks Weasel!
    Pamela

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  10. I found a wall or two!!!

    http://lovelyannie79.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/whispering-walls/

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  11. i had 2 poems on "Walls".. i hope it is ok to post 2 ?

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  12. I have written a poem with my city of birth, Belfast in mind. Probably the most difficult piece of writing I have submitted to date.

    Eileen

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  13. Had fun writing this, as always, let it the ideas run out my head...and what ever happens...did. Hope you guys enjoy; and btw- Wonderful idea Weasel. I appreciated this a bit more, being that I'm a HUGE Floyd fan through and through.
    Hopefully I did the topic justice.

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  14. My poem is called "the Whispers Beneath My Bed" and is found at this link!

    http://lovelyannie79.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/whispering-walls/

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  15. The Wall Is My Armor

    :D Here is mine and I shall say if every heart can have a protection layer :3 there will never be a heart breaking scene again.

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  16. Many thanks to all who read my poem and for the great feedback you gave. Your words are taken to heart and appreciated.

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  17. I linked in one,
    Sorry for being late...
    Happy Friday!
    Cheers!

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  18. Loved this prompt. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  19. Thanks Weasel for a great prompt...this one was tough for me...you read it and you will understand...:-(

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  20. My first time here and I am late - but, I wanted to give it a try anyway...

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