Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank # 71 - Energy

"Energy and persistence conquer all things. "
Benjamin Franklin 

What does the word energy mean to you?  We are always trying to get more of it. We are constantly frustrated with the lack of it. Or maybe you have the problem of having too much pent up inside of you. Whatever the case, our lives center around energy.  
"The energy of the mind is the essence of life."


How do we use the energy we have? For good, evil, to help others, to help ourselves, or to create more energy? Every day we are given the option of what to do with the energy we have, what will you do with yours today?

"I've got mad energy for days. That's what people can't get their minds around. They say, 'Oh, he's going to crash.' They try to apply all these common terms to a guy who is not common. I don't fit into their little box. Winning!"

Charlie Sheen

 Synonyms for energy: power, force, vigor, liveliness, oomph

Use some of your energy to write a wonderful energetic poem for us to read as we look forward to you energizing us!

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. Soooo happy to be back!

  2. Poets United,

    Some energetic thoughts!


  3. My poem fits this an non-traditional sort of way. "Force" and "power" certainly come to mind, though not in the expected way. -wink-

  4. thanks for letting me link.

  5. Looks like whoever gave this prompt and i are on the same wavelength. I had written a poem involving the word 'energy' in a big way on Wednesday and this prompt came out the next day. Am I not lucky?

  6. this one bristles with possibilities ;)

  7. Thanks for the prompt! Happy thursday!

  8. This one took all the energy i have right now....hope everyone has a great weekend! :-)

  9. just the word for Poets. :)

  10. Back after a long hiatus. Anxious to read some poems.


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