365 Creativity Project-Day 162

Journal entry:

Journal 6-19-20120001

The prompt for my poem today came from Carry On Tuesday. I encourage you to visit that site if you are in need of a bit of inspiration.

Question Of Worth

I wonder sometimes,
Is there anybody there?
Are you listening?
Do you have any reason
To pay attention, and care?

My errant words go
Out into the atmosphere
Seeking hearts to move,
Lives to touch with gentleness
Bringing some new awareness.

Yet I never know,
Is there anybody there?
I could be speaking
Only to shadows who have
No souls to be soft caressed.

I write tempting fate
To bury significance
Under layers of
Deepest darkest ignorance,
Lost to almost everyone.

It often makes me
Feel I must work much harder
To make some meaning,
And still I wonder sometimes,
Is there anybody there?

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Tuesday, June 19, 2012



One minute to midnight, or noon if you rather…


Finished books with prompts I created on each page…


Title and invocation page for my prompt books…

I am grateful:

1.   I slept in a bit, after a very late night.
2.   The writing came easily today.
3.   We stayed home.
4.   My life has meaning, although there are problems.
5.   I pursue writing even though it seems unreasonable at times.

I hope your Tuesday has brought you many smiling moments. Use a few of them to create something that is meaningful to you. When you bring yourself to the page or canvas you legitimize your presence in the world. You may motivate others to excel in their struggles.

As a prompt today, I would like you to write a letter or poem of encouragement to someone you do not really know, someone who mostly goes unnoticed and receives little appreciation for the contributions he or she makes to your life. Maybe your postal person, your hair stylist, a wait person at a restaurant, a cashier at a store you frequent, or anyone who is really behind the scenes of making your life more pleasant. Post your work and leave a link in the comments here so I and those who visit can read your creation, then give it to the person you had in mind to inspire them.

I hope today’s entry made an impression on you, if so, or if you have any suggestions… please leave me a comment.

Jo Ann

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  1. #1 by martykilian on June 19, 2012 - 6:32 pm

    Thank you Jo Ann for doing what you do; you have a big heart!

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 19, 2012 - 8:02 pm

      Thanks Marty. I try to contribute in some small way.

      I appreciate your visit to my blog and your kind comment.

  2. #3 by katiegirl06460 on June 20, 2012 - 12:31 am

    This is an excellent entry. i sometimes wonder if anyone reads my entries. I know htat sounds rather odd but I sometimes wonder if my thoughts are interesting or make a point. I actually do know people are reading because I get those alerts that people liked the entry.

  3. #4 by keiths ramblings on June 20, 2012 - 4:21 am

    A delightful take on the prompt, and a very interesting post. Thanks for taking part in Carry On Tuesday.

    • #5 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 20, 2012 - 4:49 pm

      Thank you Keith. I am glad you enjoyed the poem. I certainly appreciate the prompt.

      I hope you will make your way back here again. Thanks so much for the encouraging comment.

  4. #6 by startingthedialogue on June 20, 2012 - 12:25 pm

    Hi Jo Ann,
    Your post really hit home. I post my blog twice a week, feel the topic is relevant, tweet every day and offer support for a subject dear to my heart. Yet… I rarely get comments and I wonder if anyone really cares about the content. Then I go back over the things taught in writers workshops and classes I have taken. I’ve been told it takes sometimes up to 2 years to develop a decent following. So, I’ll continue to put out the content and hope that it touches someone in a way that benefits others.

    Happy Summer Solstice!

    • #7 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 20, 2012 - 4:52 pm

      Thank you Laura. Your blog is very informative and so well written. You will build up a following over time. I always come away with something worthwhile when I read your postings.

      I appreciate your visit and comment. It means a lot to know you are reading.

  5. #8 by thoughtcame on June 26, 2012 - 8:00 am

    is there anybody there – Carry on Tuesday..nicely done..am sure many of us feel what you’ve expressed.

    • #9 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 26, 2012 - 4:58 pm

      I think all who create at some time doubt their ability to reach others. Thank you for reading and please visit my blog again.

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