Writing Challenge: describe Mike. Of course, it doesn't have to be a guy named Mike, describe whoever you like but do it well enough for us to pick them out of a crowd.
Please write about what ever suits your fancy, your poem
can be any length, and try to keep your stories to about 500
Challenge: Write something (prose or poetry; fiction, nonfiction, or essay) that tells me what you think makes a woman. I’m really looking for fun here, but you can be silly or serious, as you desire.
The prompts brought me to a mindset, this week. Len asked us to describe what makes a woman and Greg asked us to describe a character. And Elsie was a dear to give us "open prompt" so I could feel better because I've been so busy lately. lol
Too many people think the Bible is "old-fashioned" and "irrelevant" in today's world, but the Bible answers the prompts in Proverbs 31. The chapter is thought to be a mother's advice to her son, the King, and 22 of these verses were given as a poem, each line starting with a letter in the Hebrew alphabet, so the Israelites could memorize it.
But what does she look like in 2011? I know her. (I'm not her.) She's on Gather and anyone who writes to the prompts given in Gather Writing Essential might recognize her from my poem. (If I've done a good enough job, this does cover Greg's prompt. Let me know whom you're picking out of the Gather crowd. I don't mind embarrassing her. I hope she knows this is a compliment. lol) I admit, I don't know her well enough to offer this poem as fact, but it is my fictionalized version of her life. If nothing else, it proves Proverbs 31 is still relevant today and something worth striving for as a woman.
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Arises before dawn to pray for trust in him, from him.
Bacon crackle, eggs whisk, toast pops
Children and husband awaken with a kind word.
Discuss the day's plans over breakfast.
Embrace him before he leaves for work.
Fulfilled moments cherished.
Gather the children and the books
Home school draperies open in the classroom,
Instruct her son in five sentence forms, and
Journey through additions with her daughter.
Keepsake homework stapled to the bulletin board.
Lunch in the yard, before collecting homegrown peppers.
Men hear of her progress at his job.
Novel Two receives rave reviews.
One word for her behind her back -
Praise - for her and their children.
Quiet contentment calms his subconscious.
Respect earned from his family and work.
Sings softly while she unpacks the groceries.
Two children bring her complete assignments.
Underline excessive phrases, star perfect paragraphs,
"Very good, now make it perfect." She winks.
Warm afternoon invites a pause, but they know she is fair.
Xerexes - King Ahasuerus - from Esther's debated.
Youngsters play while she labors on Novel Three.
Zoom on PBS and meatloaf made together for Dad.