Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Thursday Think Tank - #23 Family

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.

Family can mean so many things to so many people. It can be a wonderful experience or filled with heartache, sometimes even both. What does family mean to you?

I realize it is “Armistice Day” or “Veterans Day” for some of us and I feel that the strength and courage of soldiers past, present and future, no matter what country they hail from, comes from their family. As a veteran myself I feel that is something worth celebrating and writing about. Family.

What does your family make you want to write about? Do you have crazy Aunt Ethel that just makes you laugh? Maybe it’s just you and one other special someone. You may possibly have a loved one actually out defending his or her country you can’t wait to tell us about. Whatever family means to you or makes you feel like, we would be so grateful if you share with us. We look forward to meeting you family through your words.
There 3 simple rules:

1. Don’t link to more than 3 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. Hi kids, this is an old one because when I think "family" it is the poem that comes to mind. I may try to write something current later on.

  2. Family has grown recently so I was prompted indeed.

    Thanks Poets United

  3. For now, I'm linking to a poem I wrote this past summer... Thanks!

  4. One of the most memorable moments in my life is when my son was born.

    I tried to capture that moment with a poem, I hope you'll like it.

  5. how are you?
    I found a few fitting the theme,
    Hope that you like it.
    Happy Thursday!

    Basically, I am taking a short break from commenting, curious about how things are, checked your guys out...

    Best Regards...

  6. Robert,
    A good poetry prompt,but I selected a difficult subject.


  7. Mine's for families that fall apart everywhere.

  8. Hi,
    Here is my idea of a perfect family..

  9. My poem is for two friends who happen to be my family, too.

    "Old Growth"

    GK Asante

  10. The last piece is for the darker side of family.


    GK Asante

  11. great prompt! I linked one about my sis...Thank you.

  12. This is my first time at this site, I am very excited! My poem is about the history of "me", the family I came from, and how it made me who I am.


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