365 Creativity Project-Day 212

Journal entry:

Journal 8-8-20120001

I used the words suggested at Poetic Asides in the following poem. Should you need a little creative push visit that web site.

My Encouragement

Write a poem today,
You have all the perfect words
Within your great mind;
Use your imagination,
It is not so difficult.

You might ably change
The outlook of another’s
Day, bringing gladness
Or giving hope to someone
Who is suffering despair.

Wrap your lines sweetly,
Opening the bottle of
Your intense longing
Soul, making a bargain with
You own deeply hidden poet.

Change the world with words
You have been holding within
Your generous heart
Awaiting the right moment
To share your truth with others.

Bear the large burden
Of your creativity
And use it to weave
Sentences that can bring peace
Freeing others through your poem.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, August 8, 2012





I am grateful:

1.   I got a little extra sleep.
2.   I have Diet Sam’s Colas to enjoy since I could not afford Diet Cokes.
3.   I am still reading the Bible aloud to Mom every day and am on schedule to finish the whole book by the end of the year.
4.   I cooked Ramen noodles and stir fry vegetables for supper. We enjoyed the meal.
5.   I have kept up with my email today so I will not have a lot to do later as I usually do.

Wednesday is midweek, with the weekend in sight. I hope you have had a good and productive day. Take a few moments to do something creative now. You can make a wonderful gift to share with the world if you attempt it.

As your prompt today write about someone you admire. If you are a visual artist, do a portrait of them or make an image that represents them. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your creation in the comments below.

I hope something here touched your heart. If you have suggestions or comments I would love to read them.

Jo Ann


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  1. #1 by Lara Britt on August 9, 2012 - 1:26 am

    “I hope something here touched your heart.” Why that’s why I come visit you, Jo Ann. Know that your heart always touches mine whether I have time to stop in and say “hi” or not. I’m grateful always for your gifts of gratitude.

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on August 11, 2012 - 11:36 pm

      Thank you Lara. I have been swamped, sorry I did not respond sooner. I am so glad you visited. I hope I continue to touch hearts.

  2. #3 by Veronica Roth on August 9, 2012 - 3:50 am

    Good orderly direction is a lovely way to look at religion JoAnn. Thank you for that. I really enjoyed your diary entry today. 🙂

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on August 11, 2012 - 11:38 pm

      Thank you Veronica. That is not original with me, but I think it is a good expression for those who do not want a Biblical view of God. Myself, I like the old fashioned definition. I am glad you enjoyed reading.

  3. #5 by Gerry Wilson on August 9, 2012 - 11:04 am

    “making a bargain with
    Your own deeply hidden poet” . . . Lovely, JoAnn. Isn’t this the heart of what we all want to do as writers, whether we’re poets or not? You touched me today. Thank you!

    • #6 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on August 11, 2012 - 11:41 pm

      Gerry, I had not realized the goodness of that line until you broke it out like that. I think writers try to reach deep inside and give to the reader. You are very welcome. Please visit here again.

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