poetry 101 rehab: father

Do you miss the Writing 201 Poetry course by the Daily Post? If so, then join this blogging challenge and let the poetry flow!

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How does it work?

Feel free to answer the prompt, twist it or ignore it; write a poem of your own or share a poem by another author. Write about your inspiration, your creative process or other poetry related thoughts, but this is in no way obligatory. Nothing is obligatory in this challenge. The idea is to get together, talk poetry and have fun!


How can you take part?

Anyone can take part, anytime you want. Publish your poetry post and add a link to it by clicking on the Poetry 101 Rehab badge below or share your link in a comment. Use the tag Poetry 101 Rehab, so we can find each other in the Reader.

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I will act as your host, and I’ll be here for you to reply to your comments, read your poetry, like and comment. While this post is the starting point for the challenge, do visit fellow poets in the link-up and chat to them on their blogs!


This week’s prompt is FATHER.

father

  why

father

  did you die

father

  so soon

father

  before

father

  we really talked

father

  why

father

  did you die

father

  so soon

father

  before we really knew

father

  each other

father

  now i am

fa(r)ther

 away

but, what

  about my (own)

  son

  so

father

  why?


My starter for ten, entitled FATHER was inspired by my decision to take part once more in the WordPress Writing 101 course which I previously took back in April of this year.  Today’s prompt from Cheri is to explain why I write.  I may be bending the rules a little by combining the first prompt for the course with the Poetry 101 Rehab but there is a link.  I write for many reasons.  I write because, well because I enjoy doing so, I write to express myself, I write to put things down on paper (or at least on screen) that are best out of my head, writing about difficult things can be cathartic.  I write because I love to communicate, and I want to write better and communicate better.

And I write because I can. I think.

What will your take on the keyword FATHER be? Blog about it in a poetry post and share your link in the comments section of this post and by clicking on the Poetry 101 Badge above.


(image shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO6400, 1/30s and f/1.4 in available light, edited in lightroom cc and analog efex pro and submitted to Lucile’s photo 101 rehab, let the writing commence…)


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49 thoughts on “poetry 101 rehab: father

    1. Thank you for reading it Lois, I’ve decided to take the Writing 101 course again, I was feeling a little down and perhaps stuck in the past with this one, may well strike out to happier places as the course develops (although my second contribution does rather cut against that statement). Always good to hear from you…thank you (again).

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  2. I did not write a new poem, because I had just written one within the past couple of weeks (published as part of a post on a casual blog). It was inspired by an email to myself, siblings, nieces, etc., from my mother about Father’s doing the yard work. My first paid job as I was growing up was assistant groundskeeper at the city cemetery. My father finally retired from his position as sexton in his mid-90s. My parents live down the road apiece, heading east, and we don’t leave town during the winter, and so we’ve been getting in some visiting this fall.

    “Himself at (almost) 99” – http://wp.me/p5BCD4-fx

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            1. Well, I’m not the same person I was then–and I truly believe I wouldn’t be the “me” today, had I either stayed in my marriage, or married the non-talker. If I met someone today…which, I’m not looking/hoping for…I’d probably be a fairly good catch (unless a guy was still expecting the mid-twenties looks–those are well and truly gone!)–certainly, I wouldn’t be boring 🙂

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  3. Yours is a difficult poem to read, Andy! I am sorry for your loss… my own dads are still alive and well, but I can feel your pain in these lines. My take on the prompt is from the beginning of life as opposed to the end… a moment of reflection of my own worries about what sort of father my own husband would be. As it turns out, he is and continues to be the most amazing and wonderful father to both our children and grandchildren… silly me. And to think I was worried!
    http://motherhendiaries.com/2015/11/03/baby-daddy/

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