Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Thursday Think Tank - #17 Equality

Suggested by Robert Cameron Hazleton

"When the sun rises, it rises for everyone"

It seems that we as a people always struggle for equality in one way or another.  Those struggles for equality are presented to us everyday on varying scales. It can be a simple as two children fighting for a mother’s attention or it can be as life changing as the Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s.  Today’s topic has a slightly political undertone to it, but you do not have to go that route.  Explore what the idea of equality means to you and write with inspiration.  We are as always equally excited to read your poems.

Our prompt this week was suggested by Robert Cameron Hazleton (aka Bob). Bob in turn was inspired by an email he received for a blogger challenge issued to him from the equality blog and he decided to share with us.
"We are challenging bloggers around the world to write a blog post about diversity and equality. There are no rules or restrictions. Write a serious post. Write a poem. Take a photograph. Do whatever moves you and you think will inspire others."

Bob will be letting them know that we at Poets United have decided to meet that challenge.  If you would like to learn more about Bob or read his poetry you can do so by visiting his blog Average Poet

If you have a prompt idea that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.

There 3 simple rules:

1. Don’t link to more than 2 poems per week.

2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.

3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.


  1. I entered one, may do another one for this prompt only...
    have fun!
    I feel the equality issues while blogging, some respect, freedom of expression, all rest on the issue of equality...the equality of blogging freedom.

    see you later today.

  2. Hey Robb, awesome I can't wait to read what gets created and then share it with the world :)

  3. My little message....when people are devoid of thier egos then the world will be a better place to live in

  4. An excellent Poetry Prompt RCH,
    My thoughts were influenced by an encounter while in Atlanta, Georgia, November 2008.
    Written this evening.......


  5. Wow, this could be tough and fascinating~!
    Robb, great way to push the envelope~

  6. My first Thursday Think Tank,I focused a bit more on think and a little less on art in this one. I hope you all enjoy.

  7. Wonderful choice of a prompt! I know there will be
    amazing work written in response to this...

  8. Wonderful prompt Bob! Mine is a poem i wrote many many years ago...but it worked for the subject...look forward to reading everyones.

  9. This was an important prompt. I couldn't come up with an original poem, so I found one from the past with a slightly different angle.

  10. An intriguing prompt since this something I have been thinking about recently.
    Thanks Bob.

  11. Definitely a prompt that gets the mind moving...I was going to write to this but I had a piece that I felt summed up my thinking about this subject matter already done...

  12. if we simply care to share,
    any hardship we can bear !

  13. Hi all, unsure what to write here but just to let you know I've posted my link for you.

  14. great topic, words came... yeah! :)

  15. Hello friends, I've posted an older piece of mine - which says something of lack of equality... hope you enjoy it.

  16. This was a hard one. Stretching here.

  17. an acrostic poem for you all - short and sweet! Thank you for reading.

  18. Mine doesn't mention diversity or equality directly, but both themes are contained within.


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