Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Think Tank Thursday #101 Opportunity

We all are familiar with this expression, "When one door closes, a window opens..."   I can't find this exact quote.   I did find this one:
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”

Okay, you can disregard the rest of this quote. I really wanted to focus on our prompt #101 Opportunity.  I think of this word as a chance toward reaching our goal, a position to prove ourselves, and the prospect towards success.  I would love you to write a poem about one of your opportunities.
It can be in the past, present or future.  If you want to share about the door, you can if you like. Did opportunity knock quietly or rap loudly for you?  I can't wait to read about your windows!

Opportunityby ~1492ANDIBLAIR


Opportunityby ~Yolita

Opportunity Knocksby ~KayRouge


"All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual."  ~Albert Einstein

"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. "~Tony Robbins

     "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." ~Henry Ford

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. Ella,

    I have taken the opportunity to post my poems, from my hotel in Scotland. It seemed like the right thing to do...Loved this week's prompt 'Opportunity.'


  2. Good prompt. I find I am very much needing prompts to write these days--one of those more brain-half-here times. So I appreciate those who post the prompts. I am glad to return to PU as I had kind of drifted away. Such a warm community here.

  3. Great prompt, kiddo......will try to knock something out in a bit......unless the Opportunity for a Nap gets in the way, hee hee! Peggy, so happy to have you back!!

  4. This is a really good prompt. The poem I just posted is loosely based on the theme. The next poem that I'm going to post will focus more on the theme of opportunity.

  5. So the poem that I just posted is about what happens when you don't go after an opportunity. Looking forward to reading some of the other poems!

  6. Brittneyj-I like that you went in two different directions! I can't wait to read them :D

    Sherry-Thank you! Funny, yes sometimes opportunity wears us out, lol. I knew would you put your spin on this! You are fun...
    I took daughter to the Dr. and ended up in VA. ;D

    Peggy-It is nice to have you back :D I think variety helps us grow! I need to work on planting more..I mean writing more, lol.

    Eileen-I am so happy you took advantage of this opportunity, ha,ha...You are funny! I would love the chance to go to!

  7. Geesh, I forgot to mention this wonderful opportunity! One of our poets, Systmatic Weasel is working on a publication, called Vagabonds. He is looking for submissions...time is running out for the first issue, so be sure to stop by!
    Please check out this post:
    also here:

    Congrats Weasel for this opportunity! ;D
    Stop by and visit Weasel and be submit to be part of his new endeavor.

  8. Hello guys. Happy to be here once again.

  9. Ella, Great Prompt..Love it..Took me a while to find, ended up posting for older prompt in the beginning..Great to be on this site and see familiar faces..ginger

  10. I look forward to reading some great poetry!

    Enjoy all:

  11. I can't wait to read the poems for this prompt. Mine is up.

  12. Right then, this is something I'm working on, so all comments always!

    Just so happens I was thinking about the opportunity to give and too receive - when it can seem like such a distance exists between the two.

    Anyway, off we go, I'm looking forward to reading you all.

  13. Thank you so much!!! I like where this word took me and I can't wait to see what it held for others. Smiles and a happy weekend to all!

  14. I'm still a step behind but running to catch up. :) Hope all the fathers had a grand day yesterday!


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