Alan’s Anarchy: Guidelines; More Daily Prompts

Warning: Links starting with flakback will link to my other blog. Here is a list of prompts (don’t open the list until you have read this page). There are 50 randomly selected prompts in the list chosen from 820 prompts from the WordPress Daily Prompt site. I will change the list every couple of weeks…

Summer Pond

Originally posted on Poesy plus Polemics:
Image from Richa Art Club ? placid glimmerglass sheen stretched canvas of forest and sky but I can’t find my youth in the diurnal scud of the clouds flying faster and further from halcyon days in the sun cooled by frolicsome leaps with my dog from the dock diving…

pearls of summer

Originally posted on House of Heart:
The waves are salty sea lions and the sky is a shadow of gulls. The summer sun spills down my throat and there is little need for words. The  sky is  jacaranda and the shore is willing to bear the imprint of my bare feet, slippery and wet. The…

Summer Sky

Originally posted on forgottenmeadows:
And some days, the lonely heart, lay on barren lands and spoke to the summer sky, which did not ask how or why, it came to be. ? poetry and image copyright neha 2018

The Last Summer

Originally posted on Poems in a Coffer:
I have seen kisses dry embraces shrivel and the warmth of touches turn into scalding frictions of unfathomed rancour silhouetted against the sky I have felt our bodies char in the sweltering surly nights insentient of the placid moon when the tirades of reviling odium took over us…

Summer Daze

Originally posted on The writer's blogk:
I feel the sunshine on my face through emerald branches like delicate spider-web lace I feel the warm and soothing rays of those dreamy summer days I wish I could go back to that place…. © Kait King, 2015

The AAAmazing Phoenix

Originally posted on Alan's Anarchy: Daily Prompts:
The AAAmazing Phoenix There are always reasons For a Phoenix all seasons I simmer in summer I augment in autumn’s stir Then one winter In a northern November hemisphere I retire -I cannot remember where- My heart’s afire With gnarls and gnashes And fiery flashes In December…

Summer and other Daily Prompts for 20 Jun 2018

Please create a post based on one of the prompts below. I will reblog your post (if your blog allows reblogs). Please create a pingback by putting a link to this post in your post 🙂 or paste a link to your post in a comment below this post 🙂 Jun 20 Summer (have a…

haunting memories of her

Originally posted on The Lonely Author:
? Drink enough wine and combine them with lonesome thoughts and your mind can conjure anything.  Monday night, thoughts about what would happen to me if my precious Baby said goodbye, plagued me.  This is a product of that dispirited mood.  Something very different. . haunting memories of her…

What You Resist Persists

Originally posted on Family Matters:
“It is hard to give up being special, to realize the extent of personal ignorance — and to realize that such ignorance can never be altered….the impact of that realization forces a deep humility.”  ~ Richard Lewontin “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used…

Is it aimless to reinvent Daily Prompts?

After the demise of new WordPress Daily Prompts I decided to set up a prototype blog to see now a blog could be set up for Daily Prompts. A number of people set up blogs creating daily prompts containing links to other users posts. I wanted to retain a similar look and feel to the…

Aimless – The Daily Prompt!

Originally posted on Giggles & Tales:
Dream big Plan Strategize Focus Be confident Be determined Never be discouraged Stay positive Listen to the subtle nudges of your heart Keep going with a true purpose Remain focused That way you will never wander about Or aim aimlessly in life Because victory And success Will knock on…

Aimless

Originally posted on lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown:
Here’s a smaller version so you can see the shape on a smaller device.  I’ve been working on this shape for seven hours.  Sheesh! how time flies.  I have versions of four different birds, but I think I like the duck best. In case you…

Drops of beauty

Originally posted on Peace, Love and Patchouli:
Hanging on the edge of thought a thousand drops of memories like rain fall through captured in open hands that wait to quench the thirst of need. Shades of favorites linger as the scent of peace drifts in the curtains wave like aimless flags. Effortless in their task,…

Aimless

Originally posted on Drunken Pen Writing:
Aimless Drifting through the days until boredom infects the nights. Staring at a screen as purposeless lives scroll by. Dreaming of greatness but no action is ever taken. Can’t sleep because of the regret of wasted time. We do this to ourselves living an aimless existence. It doesn’t have…

Aimless and other Daily Prompts for 19 Jun 2018

Please create a post based on one of the prompts below. I will reblog your post (if your blog allows reblogs). Please create a pingback by putting a link to this post in your post 🙂 or paste a link to your post in a comment below this post 🙂 Jun 19 Aimless (have a…

In Recovery

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
I am a recovering perfectionist. (I write of this often.) One of the most helpful tools I have learned to use to work with this -ism is the following mantra: “Done is better than perfect.” ― Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead…

Perfection

Originally posted on Debbie Gravett:
At wits end No tears left to cry No idea how to heal In continuous circles Perhaps not broken But exactly where You need to be These moments Offering strength Gifting you insight Showing the depth Scars and chips Show your triumphs Badges of honour Not broken Just needing a…

England (a poem but not about football)

Originally posted on Blue Sky Days 365:
England, a green and pleasant land With fens and fells Hills and dales Rivers and streams And copses so green Meres and lakes And brooks and becks Valleys and tors Hedgerows and more Bluebells hide in woodland’s shade And lead us to a grassy glade See flower meadows and…

~*~ In A Perfect World ~*~ (Poetry)

Originally posted on Beckie's Mental Mess:
? In a perfect world the poor would have riches the blind man would see. The hungry would eat, and the weak would be strong, and all God’s children would all get along. Unfriendly and selfish alike, would learn how to share, the thirsty would drink and the…

Perfection – The Daily Prompt!

Originally posted on Giggles & Tales:
All around me I see people Flawed  I see hate Greed Bitterness Imperfections On every head I am sired in flaws Enmeshed in stains Mistakes Yet, I strive I try To mop away the spots The filth The guilt Hard as I tried I am still here ME Flawed…

Losing Sleep About Perfection

Originally posted on Frank Prem:
My father is losing sleep about perfection. A man who, all his life, pursued the plumb straightness of his lines is watching, without capacity to change, the ups and downs and wavering of lesser work performed in his domain and he doesn’t sleep well. Not anymore. My father is calling…

Giving The Moon and the Stars

Originally posted on Family Matters:
I want to tune into you when we meet, just sitting with eyes closed at first. When I come in contact with your brilliance, let me first integrate myself, resonate with my sensations, own these feelings that my busy mind shoves aside with its endless recycling of old news. I…

Perfection and other Daily Prompts for 18 Jun 2018

Please create a post based on one of the prompts below. I will reblog your post (if your blog allows reblogs). Please create a pingback by putting a link to this post in your post 🙂 or paste a link to your post in a comment below this post 🙂 Jun 18 Perfection (have a…

Are 90% Open Rates Really Possible?

Originally posted on IMwithJay:
Are 90% open rates really possible? I’ve heard claims like this before about browser notifications, but this time it’s something different. This time is it’s Facebook Messenger. Can this be true? 90% open rates? Well, I found an article from Neil Patel on his experience with using Messenger and Chatbots that…

Promenade

Originally posted on Proscenium:
Day 166 – June 15, 2018 Cataract – Ragtag Daily Prompt / Aqua Color & Reflections – City Sonnet / Under a Bridge – Witsendchallenge I am participating in two new challenges today!  I am really excited too because both are photography focused.  Not that I don’t mind the others, I really…

~*~ Narcissistic Asshole ~*~

Originally posted on Beckie's Mental Mess:
Not one mirror was safe without your reflection it spawned. Grandiose you’d gloat like a proud little billy goat facing each new day that dawned. You’d build me up to make me your princess in a crown, all to just shred me to bits, and tear me down. You…

Group Mind

Originally posted on Family Matters:
I have been tuning in to the movement of the beings around me and this city has demolished nature to build highrises surrounded by drainage ditches and run-off ponds, where geese hatch their eggs and waddle along the heated tarmacadam. There are loops and circles of interstate highways that devastated…

Requiem for A Dream

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
This city can swallow you whole Be alert, my child Stay connected to those who know you well To those you love, who love you It is easy to get lost in the masses To hid ein the comfort of strangers To drift, and drift, and drift…

Daily prompt: Open. Be open WordPress

Originally posted on Alan's Anarchy: Daily Prompts:
Open letter to Ben Huberman (WordPress): Demise of Daily Prompts We are sad that the Daily Prompts are finishing. Can you please send an email to all followers of this service suggesting reusing prompts from June two years ago? This will mean that we can all literally…

Daily prompt: Open

Transparency we should expect No prevarication from those we elect Keep the promises that you make Affecting citizens, so much at stake All you say and much of what you do Have you not heard of the golden rule Speaking out of both sides of your mouth Your perceived as a liar and truly uncouth…

Opening The Gates

Originally posted on Family Matters:
“See the little child that you were standing in front of you…let them see through your eyes…the feeling, seeing and hearing senses become more sensitive.  This is the experience of fully reinhabiting your interbeing with the world.” ~ Stephen Harrod Buhner in Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm This two-year-old…

A Wrinkle in Time

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
“Why darling, it’s perfectly natural, it happens to everyone now and then,” she said in a soothing tone, hoping to diffuse the tension that had settled into the folds of the bedsheets that now lay crumpled across their naked bodies. It took her a few moments to…

FOWC With Fandango – Simple

Originally posted on This, That, and The Other:
Welcome to June 6, 2018 and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt. I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US). Today’s word is “simple.” Write a post using that…

Daily prompt: City. WordPress is not Purrfect- A pitiful tale of a kitty

WordPress is not Purrfect- A pitiful tale of a kitty Pity we said shocked an online kitty Blocked deadlocked out of a Cloudy city By WP’s deed To succeed do we need A political action committee Alan Grace 15 June 2018 Sadly WordPress  once again stopped allowing more posts even to existing Daily Prompts yesterday….

Daily prompt: Mirror. Man in the Mirror

  Man in the mirror … Michael Jackson [Verse 1] I’m gonna make a change For once in my life It’s gonna feel real good Gonna make a difference Gonna make it right As I turned up the collar on my favorite winter coat This wind is blowin’ my mind I see the kids in…

Daily prompts: Natural; Open. Birthday wish WordPress

Birthday wish WordPress See it’s natural blog’s get way older Decree dialogue like we’re stakeholder Be open give us a say Please don’t waylay us today Appease do not give us the cold shoulder Alan Grace 14 June 2018 Today is the one year anniversary for my blog https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/ See: https://flakback.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/daily-prompt-embarrassing-embarrassing-party/ To celebrate as a gift to…

Daily prompt: Transformation. Good service hammered/axed.

Good service hammered/axed Must undergo transformation Service without hesitation Daily Prompt loss is the worst Will customers ne’er come first Till from WordPress mass migration Alan Grace 9 June 2018 For my Daily prompts see: https://wordpress.com/posts/flakback.wordpress.com For instructions on how to submit your own post for this prompt see: https://flakback.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/daily-prompts/ WordPress is undergoing a transformation presently both…

Daily prompt: Embarrassing. Embarrassing party

Embarrassing party No good to spring a surprise party It would be embarrassing to me Don’t sing off key Next week you see Will be my blog anniversary Alan Grace 8 June 2018 Oops: How embarrassing: I reblogged this post to the wrong site 😦 Also see: https://flakback.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/daily-prompt-embarrassing-embarrassing-party/ For instructions on how to submit your own…

Daily prompt: Connected. Proof of concept

WordPress disrespects users How users feel disrespected Now Daily Prompt disconnected For users depressed Unhappy we guessed How long till WordPress rejected Alan Grace 7 June 2018 Jun 7 Connected I have set up a ‘proof of concept’ blog to show how a Daily Prompt style blog can be implemented using the Dyad 2 WordPress…

Daily prompt Smooth. New Daily Prompt demise

New Daily Prompt demise Is mad prompt demise smooth or rough Do you think love’s tender or tough We see ghost posts sadly We all need site badly Foremost it’s just not right enough Alan Grace 5 June 2018 Note: this prompt does not appear to be working this morning :(- I have emailed Ben…

Daily Prompt: Childhood. Misunderstood likelihood

Misunderstood likelihood Childhood to old Adulthood You’ll be told always do good Will one day Postaday Like new Prompts go away Misunderstood likelihood Alan Grace 4 June 2018 Daily prompt: Jun 4 Childhood We never thought new daily Prompts would end (with only one week’s notice). What are the chances of Postaday going away too? Sadly,…

Daily prompt: Sky. Is Postaday next to die?

Is Postaday next to die? As I pray to the sky I always wonder why WordPress team stomped New Daily Prompt Is Postaday next to die? Alan Grace 3 June 2018 Daily prompt: Jun 3 Sky Please join me in recycling these prompts. Just use these in the normal way for previous Daily Prompts. Use these…

Don’t be angry or sad: Recycle old prompts

Don’t be angry or sad: Recycle old prompts Recycle old prompts with me Daily Prompts have stopped sadly What was the purpose? Not to usurp us? You’re all welcome to join me Alan Grace 2 June 2018 Daily prompts: Jun 2 Purpose Jun 1 Angry Please join me in recycling these prompts. Just use these…

Alienation

Originally posted on Poesy plus Polemics:
“The Lonely Painting” by Jude Griebel ? how to live in a world no longer your own where your values are trashed and your ethics are gnashed in the merciless jaws of effete intellectual solipsists aiming for ignorant progress deluded new dogmas commissioned intolerance framing ad hominem scathing indictments…

‘New’ June daily prompts: Juxtapose 2016 and 2018

Juxtapose 2016 and 2018 prompts Try my proposed prompts for you too More composed posts score you’ll accrue Dry your sore weepy eyes For Daily Prompt demise Juxtaposed ’16 ’18 to Alan Grace 20 May 2018 Daily prompt: Juxtapose WordPress is stopping new Daily Prompts at the end of this month. My [recycled 2016] proposed…

100 Followers

100 Followers For the followers we accrue Followers important like You Or for more weepy eyes For Daily Prompt demise Will we get ceremony too Alan Grace May 2018 Daily prompt: Ceremony WordPress is stopping new Daily Prompts at the end of this month. My prompts for June are all set up, ready to go….

Daily Prompts dead as a Dodo

Daily Prompts dead as a Dodo We see WP Daily Prompts are famous Sadly WordPress badly overcame us Don’t take it away We want it to stay Only an ignoramus would blame us Alan Grace 28 May 2018 Daily prompt: Famous WordPress is stopping new Daily Prompts at the end of this month. My prompts…

July Daily Post list

July Daily Post list The list that I will miss the most Is the swell WordPress Daily post Cross my heart hope to die My top list for July Doppelganger Daily Post [g]host Alan Grace 27 May 2018 Daily prompt: Doppelgänger For list of Daily prompts for June [July’s list will come out at the…

Daily prompts stopped. Prompts for June 2018

WordPress has now stopped creating new Daily Prompts. Sadly WordPress also now refuses intermittently to allow pingbacks on the Daily Prompt site 😦 This blog is now a blog for Daily Prompts, see: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/ This requires manual reblogging of posts (by me) but at least maintains some of the look/feel of the Daily Prompt site. Please…

To the Daily Post Community: Thank You!

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Almost seven and a half years ago The Daily Post opened its virtual doors to the WordPress.com blogging community. It’s been an incredible ride, and incredible rides, too, sometimes come to an end. As of the end of this month (and 2,000 Daily Prompts, 380 Photo Challenges, 260 Community…