Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Poetry Prompt 21 - Overwhelm

“...if you've got writer's block, you aren't empty - maybe it's just like Twitter - overwhelmed, and loading seems to be taking a while...” ― John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Photo by Morgan Dragonwillow

I really enjoy working with Shadow Poetry's different types of poetry and today we are moving on to the Ballad. I must admit that when I first read the description I was a little intimidated; it seemed complicated. But once I read their example I realized that I had already written a similar type without realizing it when I wrote The Ways Not Clear a couple of years ago. I hope you decide to try this one.

Poetry Prompt: 

In honor of my week of feeling overwhelmed, I challenge you to write into your feelings of overwhelm; when you feel it, how you feel it, what happens when you feel it, and what you do about it.

Word Prompt: 


Sentence Starters: 

If I admit I am feeling overwhelmed...
When I feel overwhelmed...

PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow is a poet, author, foodie, urban gardener, and recovering perfectionist, that (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of  #OctPoWriMo You can find her Playing with Words on her blog. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she's a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn't.
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  1. I would never have thought of the ballad form as complicated. Maybe I'm just weird, but I think it's one of the easiest forms in existence.