Friday, October 14, 2016

Poetry Prompts Day 14 - OctPoWriMo 2016

Hello, fellow poets! I trust you are finding ways to stay inspired as we continue this daily challenge. Let's get right to today's prompt...

The Prompt: What does the word "shameful" bring to mind for you? I found two quotes from nineteenth century French writer Victor Hugo that seem to capture my own thoughts on this word. Take a few minutes to free write and see where this leads you. Is it something you've done? Something that was done to you? Something you've observed on either a small, personal scale or large corporate or government level?

Word Prompts:

Suggested Poetic Form: Villanelle

Music for your Muse

Brian Justin Crum - Creep (Radiohead Cover)

Fats Domino - Ain't That A Shame

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:

<a href = "your link">your title</a>

You have to put the link to your post (same link you would put in the comment section) in the, "your link" space within the quotations and the title to your post in the, your title, space.

Our link would look like this:

<a href="">OctPoWriMo</a>

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.

I wish you words!

Amy McGrath - Hurricane Matthew SURVIVOR


  1. #OctProWriMo Day 14 Prompt Shameful. Here's the link -

  2. Here is my post for today, using your prompt "Shameful":
    OctPoWriMo Day 14

    Have a blessed weekend!

  3. shameful affair :)

  4. Not an easy prompt today, but here's one more! The Scream , a meandering, ekphrastic poem.

  5. Very interesting word.

  6. Sorry I am late for Day 14, but this one was hard for me to write. Had a really bad trigger hit, so it worked in this.

    I Grew

  7. Been writing daily - just slow updating! Here's days 14, 15 and 16: