Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank #66 - Glass Houses

"People who live in glass houses should not throw stones"

This week’s prompt was inspired by Mary Kling’s Poem of the week selection “People in Glass Houses” written by wordcoaster. It really made me think and I liked where it took me so I want to see where it takes you. I know last week we did windows but what if the whole house was glass and the world could see right in? What would we see in your house or your neighbors? Would we notice that pain that people hide, abuse or boredom? Better yet maybe that annoyingly always happy person is just the same inside their house. I bet that would make some folks envious. I broke a few windows in my day as a kid I could not imagine if I had to behave living next to a glass house.

"People who live in glass houses have to answer the door"
~ Unknown

When you hear the words glass house what do you think of? Is it by the sea overlooking a cliff or is it an atrium with plants everywhere? Maybe it’s a metaphor for your fragile state of mind or anyone’s for that matter. Glass houses can be pretty or fragile it just depends what you see in them.

Think about a glass house. Imagine it there in all its beauty or busted panes.
When Mr. Lynky goes up we can’t wait to see uses their pens to cast the first stones or to see who bring along a soft cloth and glass cleaner.

"You shouldn't throw stones if you live in a glass houseand if you got a glass jaw, you should watch yo mouth: cause I'll break yo face."
~ 50 Cent

A prompt is given early on in the day and Mr. Lynky will not go up until the afternoon or evening. We want you to mull over the prompts and write for them. We want the pen to be inspired by the prompt not forced.

If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) 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 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. I'm ready when you are:

  2. Ok din don the bell rings, the stage set link me in

  3. Poets United,

    ''Glass houses'' made me think of people.
    Sadly a very recent personal experience with some elderly relatives, prompted my words.


  4. My first share with Thursday Think tank...poetic Fingers crossed! ;)

  5. okay, i feel like i am cheating by posting an older poem, but my vision for this one was living in a glass house. so here it is.
    and i am intrigued and will try to write something fresh for this prompt, too.
    thank you, Poets United!

  6. Thanks for the cool prompt pictures!

  7. i did it. but i have to say, that billy joel cover art was really distracting. :)

  8. I like what you are doing with this. Giving the prompt and then allowing us time to mull it over. It is helping us to keep to the subject instead of posting anything but what the topic was.
    Thanks very much to all. Mine is up!

  9. Glad to be back here after the happy chaos of getting our son married off. This prompt made me think of the openness of glass houses and places where one might have similar openness--even if not the whole house being glass. This was my first reaction to the prompt but I will continue to think about it and mull some more.

  10. I'm late, but I wanted to post anyway, since the poem was written for the prompt. Kisses girls. <3

  11. glasshouse, interesting prompt. just added my take :)

  12. hope everyone has a great weekend!

  13. Amazing prompt! So look forward to visiting the others on this one!

  14. Glad to link up here again after a long absence...


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