Monday, October 10, 2016

Poetry Prompts Day 10 - OctPoWriMo

I was allowed one day of feeling good (Friday). On Saturday, the first day of my new job, I was turning right onto a street from a parking lot. My light had turned green and as I began my turn I realized there was a woman crossing the street so I stopped to wait for her. Almost simultaneously a car hit me from behind. It seems another car hit her and pushed her car into me. The woman that hit my car told me that I stopped too fast. Um, no. I told her there wasn't such a thing as stopping too fast, I didn't argue it with her further.

My head, though didn't hit anything but my headrest, felt like it was going to explode off of my shoulders - the pain was that bad. An ambulance ended up taking me to the hospital where they ran several tests and gave me pain medication that left me quite loopy. The tests came back and they told me I didn't have any damage beyond musculature (that I just needed rest to heal) from the accident but, the CT showed I have fluid on the brain not related to the accident and told me I need to see a neurosurgeon within the next couple of days.

Goes to show you, even negative things that happen can turn out to be a positive. If I hadn't been in the accident, I never would have known what was going on in my head until damage, that couldn't be reversed, was done.

That is what has, "unfolded" for me this past weekend.

Photo courtesy of by Ken Kistler

Day 10 Prompt: Unfolded


Has there ever been a time that something negative happened but because of it you discovered something positive? Free write for ten minutes diving into one or more of your experiences and then take us on a journey through your poetry, show us how the events unfolded.


You could take it in a different direction and free write about unfolded and see where it leads. Was there a time when you were doing laundry with someone and they didn't like how you were folding? Tell us about it. 

Suggested poetry type: Wrapped Refrain

Word Prompts:


Remember, our prompts are only suggestions, where you find inspiration for your poetry is up to you.
During OctPoWriMo, if you want to make sure that we know you have written something new, comment in that day's post with your link to your blog and/or share your link on Twitter with the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo.
If you would like to leave an active link in the comments:

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Our link would look like this:

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Once you hit publish on your comment it would look like this (only with the name of your post):


I hope that helps. You don't have to do this, it is only if you would like to make your link an active link.

Remember to visit two or more OctPoWriMo participants and leave encouraging and supportive words along the way.

Morgan Dragonwillow
Read, Dance, Write, Repeat.

Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, is a writing rebel, foodie, urban gardener, recovering perfectionist, facilitator of magical circles and poet who (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. When she isn't working with clients, writing or dancing, you can find her encouraging and supporting her writing community at @StoryDam, #OctPoWriMo#PoetsonthePage, and  Playing with Words on her blog.
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  1. Hope you are feeling much better. Here is my link -

  2. hope you feel better :)

  3. Today is Thanksgiving Monday in Canada, so I wrote a Wrapped Refrain about what I am thankful for: I Thank My God for Life and Breath.

  4. I felt moved to write a haibun today. Something about unfolding lent itself to that.

    1. I love when inspiration kicks in and moves us to create intuitively.

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    Here's the real link

  7. Morgan, I'm worried about you. Please keep us updated. I'm so sorry about the accident--it sucks. Praying for your healing.

  8. Sorry about your troubles! Hope today is better.

    Here is my post for today Final Ride


    Oh boy, I hope all will be well soon..

  10. Hope all works out. Sending healing vibes 🌠🌠❤💪

  11. Hope you feel better soon!
    Here's Day 10. I wanted to title it "I'm Being Followed By A Moonflower"....

    1. LOL! I could hear the song in my head as I read your comment! Thank you!

  12. Trying one last time to post a link:

    1. No worries, just leave your link in it will be fine.

  13. Three Catch-up Poems

    Was too busy to write this weekend, but in a good way. Sending healing vibes your way, Morgan.

  14. Barely made it today. Final paper for my current MBA class due today. Here is Day 10 - I attempted the wrapped refrain and actually, I quite like the form. This one I will be playing with much more.

    Love Shall We Gaze

  15. Days 10 and 11 are here!

  16. I've been away, but I am catching up!
    Thanks for the prompt. I incorporated it into a new poem at Nickers and Ink.
    Funk Mail -Remember when receiving mail was fun?