Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Think Tank Thursday #92 Key

My daughter is on vacation this week. I rented the movie, Hugo. It is an endearing film, set in Paris. A 12 year old orphan boy lives behind the walls and tunnels of a train station. I don't want to ruin the movie, but there is a key missing that will change Hugo's destiny. It is a touching film, visually stunning in 3D. I couldn't help, but think of my Dad and his passion. I found all the stories worked well in movement around the boy's situation. The boy and the key profoundly change lives. I want you to pen a poem about a key in your life. What profoundly connects you to yourself, makes you unique. Maybe your talent is your key, it opens doors for you. What is your passion? This is an essential key to who you are.  All of us have a few keys, pick one and see what it opens.

Keyhole by ~MizPersnicket

Under lock and key by ~Fading-Sunlight

Key to my Soul by *PetalDreams

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
~W. Clement Stone


"Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The key to your universe is that you can choose." ~Frederick (Carl) Frieseke


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.

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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.

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  1. Awesome prompt! Had an old one that fit...hope that's okay?
    Off to write a new one. I collect keys. They intrigue and inspire me.
    Thank you! de

  2. This one hit me at a stop light. Nice prompt, Ella.

  3. My key(s) were on a piano. But they did unlock something!

    1. Outstanding! I wasn't able to put a comment on your blog. So many keys, I didn't know which door to open.

  4. A door rather than a key or keyhole. But same territory. Thanks for the prompt, Ella.

  5. Ella,

    I really enjoyed this very original prompt....Two poems :)


  6. My post is up ~ Thanks for the lovely prompt ~

  7. Tried to leave a comment on Dick Jones' blog, but the link wouldn't take either of my two email addresses as valid. Dick, I loved this line:

    "that spring-loaded tongue kissing
    the word ‘closed’ into a brass mouth"


  8. Great prompt, kiddo........will be back........

  9. Love this prompt! Just posted mine.

  10. Whoops the key intrigued and took me a bit off the prompt as read after writing.....
    Will try another ... but enjoyed this trip to 'beyond.'

  11. Very interesting prompt once more Ella, thank you and thanks to PU too.

  12. Finally wrote a new one. Thank you to all who have swung by. :)

  13. Trying to get back into the poetic swing of things here. We had a family funeral last week and then out of the blue I suddenly have hideous sciatica pain that makes it hard to think. However, I did write in response to the key prompt. I used the idea of the musical key.

  14. These are beautiful images!! Thank you for the prompt, Ella!

  15. Excellent prompt, plenty of scope.

  16. Beautiful images, late though I am in joining! *smile*

  17. Peggy I am sorry for your loss and pain~
    I have had a sinus infection; I am trying to play catch up!
    I look forward to your beautiful poems! Glad you liked the prompt :D

  18. To live your life with integrity; I really like that!
    Not sure if my piece follows this prompt but willing to share and hope all will like.

  19. I posted a second poem, potentially one of my best writings of an event that changed my life. I am hoping to all who read, may read with an empathetic heart. Not just for myself, but for my perpetrator as well. It has made me stronger, though still frightens me to a degree. I guess that will never go away. Hope all are well today and not only love one another, but stay creative.

  20. John, I will go look! It saddens me that you went through something so altering, but maybe you can help someone else cope. When we share we offer our insight and sometimes it helps others! (((hugs)))

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