365 Creativity Project-Day 165

Journal entry:

Journal 6-22-20120001

Writer’s Debate

I often wonder,
Do words obey my command
As they march across
The page, or am I only
A recruit in their service?

It is hard to say
Who exerts the upper hand,
For the force of words
Appears from out of nowhere,
So should I really claim them?

Could someone other
Than myself not better lead,
Giving direction?
Are these words rightly mine or
Are they only here on loan?

Is there a bank where
I have some lines on account
From which I sometime
May withdraw until surely
Resources are exhausted?

Is inherited from God,
But the words themselves,
Am I truly their master
Or am I only their slave?

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Friday, June 22, 2012








I am grateful:

1.   The drive to town went safely.
2.   I have the opportunity to talk to Mom about family history.
3.   I am making a record of my days.
4.   I wrote my poem and journal entry before going to town.
5.   My eyes allow me to see the world and interact with it.

Another week is almost ended and it is Friday again. I hope the day has been rewarding for you. It would be excellent if you took some time to do something creative. Write a journal entry, a poem, a story, or an essay, take a photograph, draw a picture, just do something that exercises your creativity.

If you need a prompt to prime your imagination, write about happiness. You could detail your happiest moment, or why you feel happiness is elusive, or approach it from any angle you desire. Mostly I want you to enjoy the writing and hopefully entice yourself to feel positive. If you use this prompt, please leave a comment with a link to your work so myself and others can share it.

I hope you found something edifying here. If so, please leave a comment.

Jo Ann


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  1. #1 by Veronica Roth on June 23, 2012 - 12:08 am

    Jo Ann I love how positive you are. When I feel down all I have to do is come here and I begin to feel so much better. I’ve started thinking about things I’m grateful for a lot more lately thanks to you. 🙂

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 23, 2012 - 12:22 am

      Veronica, I am glad you find my efforts beneficial. I have to stay positive or I would fall apart. There is so much that worries me, but the positive writing helps keep me from dwelling on the problems. My Mom is really slipping and the fact her kidneys are failing has me very worried, I do not know how I will survive without her help… I just have to try not think about the negatives much… I am always grateful for the small things so I don’t focus on the big things that are going wrong.

      It is good that I can encourage others, it makes me feel like I am doing some little good in the world and that my life is somewhat worthwhile.

      Thank you for reading and commenting. It means so much to me.

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