Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Thursday Think Tank - #21 Fear

I know its Halloween for some folks this weekend and a Halloween theme would be appropriate but I don’t want to limit our creativity to poems about Jack-O-Lanterns and Witches (and I’m not referring to mother-in-laws) so I decided to take a part of the fright filled holiday and use that. This week’s prompt is fear.

Use the word fear any way you want and as loosely as you want. What are you afraid of? What fear have you overcome? What silly things make you afraid (I’m afraid of Babies and Peaches)? Fear is a versatile word that can be twisted in many ways, make it positive if you like or reach down and find you inner Poe.

We look forward to reading your poems on fear. We can’t wait to see what you have written but warn me if I need a nightlight before reading your stories.

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.

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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.

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  1. FIRST! (Ha-ha!)

    I'm afraid the tale I've told here might come true some day. (Nah, not really)

  2. It's a great subject.
    Happy Halloween to those celebrating. This is my first post at Poets United though I have been a featured poet before (THANK YOU!).

  3. I have written the prompt "Fear" in two different poetry forms :)

  4. Wonderful prompt...perfect for the time of year. This should be great fun...:)

  5. Tried to capture at least part of the theme.

  6. I wrote these a few weeks ago. Made a minor revision to one. Short but fearful, these are

  7. Wow, so many directions to go in! Damn can't do MIL, she is really frightful; I'm not kidding~

  8. well, it happens that a poem I write today fits fear category, Happy Fear Reading!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Something realistic that truly give me creeps whenever I think about it =O

  10. Here's my entry for this one.Wish you all a happy ride.

  11. always a good prompt, fear is... :)

  12. This one was fun....i kind of combined fun and serious in my witche's :-)

  13. Robert,
    I have been in Northern Ireland for the weekend.
    The hotel internet connection was very feeble. I was lucky to post my poem, but was unable to leave a comment at the time.
    I'm home to the luxury of internet connection!
    My poem about fear is of a very personal nature.

  14. I would like to join in
    as i'm presenting you my creation ...
    please enroll me !!


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