Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Think Tank Thursday #108 Compass

I'm on a journey again. I'm trying to find which path to take. One speaks to me more than another, but sometimes it is the road not taken that calls to me.  Yes, now we are all thinking of Robert Frost :D.
Today's prompt #108 is Compass.  I want you to think about your Truth North or perhaps a journey you took. Did you found the directions or did you get lost it?  What comes to mind when you think of the word compass?!   You can write your poem in any direction, the past, present or future. Where are you hoping to point your compass?


compassby *MustafaDedeoglu


compass that i needby *chelsea-martin

"Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart."~ Joseph Cook 

"Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter." ~Brad Henry

"Your inner knowing is your only true compass."~Joy Page

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.
3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.



  1. This is a good prompt, one for which it would be easy (I think) to write a dozen or more poems. Of course, I could like only three of them! :)

  2. Good morning - here are my thoughts on Compasses.

  3. It's good to be back. :-) Happy Hello to all my Poets United friends.

  4. Hiya Ella,
    Lovely topic. Thought it would take me a long time, but it jumped into my mind without effort. Probably shows :-)

  5. Nice prompt Ella, can take us almost in any direction we wish, can't it. :) Different linky I see?

  6. Wonderful prompt, Ellie. I'll be back!

  7. This is the first time I have "played" here. I look forward to many more challenges. I will be back tonight to read the other poems.

  8. Paul, so awesome to see you back in the think tank!!!!!

  9. I posted mine...a true tale from childhood.

    Relatively Speaking, I tried to comment on yours; but some extraneous stuff got in my way, and I could not move it in order to comment. Sigh.

  10. My first poem for Poets United. Finally!

  11. The topic works perfectly with something I've been thinking about. Thanks.

  12. Ella,

    Two different directions with my two poems.


  13. Enjoyed this one. Will be back shortly to do some visiting.

  14. Hi Dave-I look forward to reading yours :D

    J Cosmo-I will be by soon ;D

    Eileen-Good! I thought this would give us a big window to work with~

    Serena-It is so nice when things align like this!

    Writingonthesun-I look forward to it! Yeah :D

    Mary-I love it when poetry ties in our real memories! Wow, that~

    Sherry-I agree :D Great to see familiar and new faces~

    Margaret-It is nice to see you here ;D

    Sherry-Thank you, I thought it would give us a lot of directions to travel in, lol ;D

    Daydreamertoo-Yes, I thought the same ;D

    Aprille-I doubt that! Inspiration sometimes just strikes. I look forward to reading your words :D

    Paul-Happy Hello to you! :D It is nice to see your name! I hope you will join in, when the prompt inspires~

    Ollie-I am always happy to gain wisdom from the monk ;D

    Magical Mystical Teacher-Go with it and save never know they may fit into another prompt later on! Yes, only three... Think of three as this way: past, present and future ;D
    I know...

  15. Ella another wonderful prompt! Thank you for your consistent creativity :-)

  16. Great prompt. Mine does not link back as usual, but you can find me at:

  17. A beautiful inspiration...direction. It means so many different things to each of us. Thanks Ella

  18. Hi, Ella!!! Lovely post...I just checked to see what you had here and suddenly this story popped...I'd forgotten, almost form this morning. Thank you for inspiring dear friend!!

  19. Hannah-I was late, but did read your guided journey! Wow~

    Susie-I so enjoyed your view on the prompt, wonderful and so true :D
    Such profound wisdom~

    Sara-Oh, I'll stop by...?! See if we can figure out why...

    Sara V-Thank you... :D It is nice to see so many try this one! So many directions to go in~


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