Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Verse First ~ Committed

Welcome to Verse First, where simple notions prompt amazing poems. 

Today's notion?


And I'm telling you right up front, fellow poets - this prompt  comes from a very personal place. Today is my wedding anniversary. The Good Husband and I have been married for 32 years, an exclusive couple for 37. I know about long-term commitment.

On a completely different note, I've had the difficult responsibility of admitting a loved one to the psychiatric ward in order to avoid looming disaster. From this perspective, I know more than I ever wanted to know. 

Committed. It's a past-tense verb meaning delivered, entrusted or institutionalized, or the act of having perpetrated a crime.  Other synonymous terms include promised, pledged, relegated or delegated.

Committed is also an adjective that describes someone who is dedicated, attached, devoted, faithful, or one who is or has been institutionalized.

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Looking forward to reading some amazing poems! ~ Kim

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  1. I've linked to one I wrote and posted in 2009 — about two different, rival commitments.

    1. Oh, and, how could I forget - Happy Anniversary!!! 32 years is a long-term commitment indeed. xxx

  2. On this Valentine's Day, I'd like to talk about one of the purest forms of love - the commitment of a mother to her child. It's one of my earliest poems.

    This is the first time I'm sharing something on Poets United. Yay!

    Wishing everyone a happy V-Day! Lots of love :)

  3. Happy Anniversary, Kim! You are one of the couples that reassures me that love and commitment are still alive and well in the world. This is an interesting prompt and I have experience in every application of the word. I'll think on it and come back when an idea pops up:)

  4. Have a job today kids, but will be back this afternoon to read and enjoy.......

  5. Happy Anniversary, Kim. So far these poems have blown me away. I'll be back later, though, with a poem and with reading time, I hope.

  6. Wow Kim! Yes, Happy Anniversary @>----------

    Now, I have the this song in my head...
    "Hopelessly devoted to you.....oooooooo"
    Off to ponder!

  7. Hi, Thank you for the chance to write, i have gone for a love theme, it certainly worked for me, all the best and have a great Valentines day, Alan

  8. Happy Anniversary, Kim! This is a great prompt. I'll be back later to share.

  9. Thank you, all, for the loving wishes. I will make the rounds today and tomorrow, having just returned from my mom's in California. Audrey~ I'll take care of it for you!
    Happy Wednesday, friends!

  10. great prompt Kim, sparked something :)

  11. Happy anniversary, Kim!! And a wonderful prompt on the occasion.

    (I am still working on mine!)

  12. Happy anniversary Kim ~

    Happy Hearts Day to all ~

  13. I went with my first love ;D Thanks Kim! HeART day to you~

  14. Congrats on 32 years Kim! Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! :-)

  15. A gr8 prompt for Valentine's Day. Glad to see after 32 years you are still going strong

  16. Kim,

    I may have just got here in time to post my poem.
    Congratulations on your 32nd Wedding Anniversary Kim:) I will celebrate 34 years this July:)

    I have chosen to write about a very different subject. A very recent news story in Dublin, Ireland. The personal stories of those involved haunted me....thus my poem.

    I am recovering from carpel tunnel surgery last Friday. Getting back very slowly, though very difficult to type!!

    Best Wishes,

  17. A poem written soemtime back, modified, for this verse..a little. COMMITTED to come back soon to read others!


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  19. Oops! I posted this on the wrong prompt. This was meant to be on the Pantry prompt from Sunday.


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