Daily Prompts for July onwards. Wanna play?

This blog is a way of ‘paying it forward’ to those bloggers who have followed my blog https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/ and liked my posts. See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/help-for-alans-anarchy-daily-prompts-read-this-first/ You may like to view a slideshow of random posts (quicker version). My blog for sharing your favourite posts (prompts not required) is at: https://guestdailyposts.wordpress.com/ (Click on the link on the…

Alan’s Ark: Guidelines; More Daily Prompts

Update: This blog will now mainly run on autopilot. See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/bye-to-daily-prompt-announcements-500-posts-dont-sit-on-the-fence/ Remember to read the prompt suggestions and guidelines further down this page 🙂   ==================== Newsflash ==================== You are welcome to submit your best posts to this site: https://guestdailyposts.wordpress.com/ You do not need to have a prompt. To share your own post, just put…

A [night]mere ghost post?

A [night]mere ghost post? Will I thy host be mere ghost Till WordPress 5’s here almost Please be my guest Posts liked there best Toast live share your foremost post Alan Grace 18 August 2018 Ghost Poetry You can also share your favourite posts on my ‘Thumbnailed’ Google+ group: Thumbnailed: https://plus.google.com/u/2/communities/103525137929319878376 This site will automatically include…

Bye for now. 600th post- Don’t sit on the fence II

Don’t sit on the fence II No laws prompt flaws in my defence Because mostly it’s common sense Lord say that I should Pause posts not for good Sorry, pray not to cause offense Alan Grace 31 July 2018 Apology Poetry   This is my 600th post (including reblogs) since I started blogging last June….

Dramatic exit

Dramatic exit I’m not dogmatically static Or fanatically erratic I’ll plan an exit Better than Brexit Bereft exit stage left dramatic Alan Grace 31 July 2018 Dramatic Poetry   You can still share your favourite posts on my site. Your post does not need to have a prompt. See: https://guestdailyposts.wordpress.com/guest-pingbacks/ [The above line shares the…

Time to retire

Time to retire I’m mired in crossfire Past time to retire Last loss prime planned rhyme And reason sublime Grand stand please admire Alan Grace 31 July 2018 Admire Poetry   I will probably be stopping my blogging from tomorrow until WordPress 5.0 arrives. My reasons are: My theme may not work with WordPress 5.0…

When will WordPress 5.0 arrive?

Strive to survive I will still strive to survive I’ll chill stay alive to thrive It now seems alright To wind up this site Till WordPress 5 will arrive Alan Grace 27 July 2018 Wind Poetry   Would you like to share your favourite posts? Your post does not need to have a prompt. See:…

Recycle old prompts

Recycle old prompts New prompts demise deemed unstoppable Daily prompts easily droppable I’ll try to convince you to recycle anew Since old prompts feasibly swapabble Alan Grace 27 July 2018 Unstoppable Poetry Would you like to share your favourite posts? Your post does not need to have a prompt. See: https://guestdailyposts.wordpress.com/guest-pingbacks/ [The above line shares…

Thoughts about prompts

Thoughts about prompts For me conclusive thoughts are elusive Or each two mutually exclusive Sure WordPress stole Your heart your soul More abusive views wholly intrusive Alan Grace 25 July 2018 Elusive Other poems with this prompt (make sure you look at the member poems): Poetry It is now over two months since WordPress announced…

Gimme Chocolate

Gimme Chocolate Way up in high aerie sky sanctuary They wait for my eagle eye commentary Revolutionary debate Yay confectionary first rate I pray please don’t let me get dysentery Alan Grace 24 July 2018 Sanctuary Poetry ==================== Newsflash ==================== You are welcome to submit your best posts to this site: https://guestdailyposts.wordpress.com/ You do not…

Is Postaday next to die? Share your best posts here

Is Postaday next to die? As I pray to the sky I always wonder why WordPress team stole Our heart our soul Is Postaday next to die? Alan Grace 25 July 2018 Daily prompt: Jun 3 Sky It is sad new WordPress Daily Post Prompts had to die 😦   ==================== Newsflash ==================== You are welcome…

Greed vs fear II

Greed vs fear II The clock tolled we’d be in for a shock Bitcoin no way solid as a rock Though millions may yearn More zillions to earn Just wait for the next downturn tick tock Alan Grace 24 July 2018 Daily prompts: Shock Clock Poetry Today Bitcoin is now under $7750, Ethereum under $455,…

U-AARDVARK2 Daily Prompt Community: The journey continues

True or False: Do U need a clue? In U-AARDVARK2 The U needs a clue Umbrella or United for Maybe we see it’s true The U is for U Maybe we will learn The U is for U-turn? Please track other posts too In the pingback menu May my good turn Help you discern The…

Gimme cake II

Gimme cake II Oh what a famine or feast Now that daily prompts have ceased Lo perfection Thy midsection Give me cake to eat at least Alan Grace 19 July 2018 Note: my daily prompt blog is now at https://guestdailyposts.wordpress.com/.   Daily prompts lost Oh no, famine not a feast Give some bad prompts at…

End of the road? 700+ Farewell gifts

End of the journey for me? No boy on voyage or journey Give me power of attorney Live no more as wall flower Won’t cower in The Tower Don’t haul me out on a gurney Alan Grace 23 June 2018 Maybe it’s time to pause my WordPress journey? Only one view of this post yesterday,…

Nobody Gives a Damn How Many Followers You’ve Got

Originally posted on The Art of Blogging:
Apparently it’s easy to get zillions of subscribers to your blog – Just follow a few simple steps, work hard, and write good stuff. I know this, because there are a ton of pro-blogging sites which are eager to dispense the wisdom of their own success whilst making…

The guest

The guest Unimpressed wild west guest Depressed in WordPress nest Confessed it’s true Stressed more with new Next best prompts dispossesed Alan Grace 12 July 2018 P.S. I live in west Auckland, New Zealand. Jul 12 Guest I recycle 2016 Daily Word Prompts   The Spider and the Fly “Will you walk into my parlour?”…

Even Angels Have their Demons

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
The truth is that at some deep unconscious level we’re all broken. The sad truth of this world is that we’ve all been broken, lied to, cheated, or left behind. We’ve all lost something and we all miss people we’ve never even met. We all attach a certain melancholic beauty…

Friendly Fire

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
Is it a lack of courage Or a refusal to use it That defines cowardice I can feel possibilities Yet let them slip away As I stay with my Fear Arms locked like cousins Does that make me a coward Or am I just aligned with the…

Emily’s Poem – short story

Originally posted on Writing Beyond Ordinary:
Emily loved the idea of poetry, but could never quite master the art. She had so many ideas, but wasn’t sure if they were any good, so she’d never put herself out there. Afraid of rejection, of criticism, of never amounting to anything. Afraid because she had never been…

Daily Prompt Reblogs now only on Hump days (Wednesdays)

Deserted Last June we felt very hurted Left promptly in cold deserted Bereft of prompts new Theft of [gold] [goal] posts too Fast old Daily Prompts converted Alan Grace 10 July 2018 Alternate version: (which version do you prefer?) Deserted Last June we felt very hurt Left promptly in cold desert Bereft of prompts new…

Co-creating

Originally posted on Family Matters:
Beyond myself, somewhere, I wait for my arrival. ~ Octavio Paz The language separating us is glued to constructs of time and space. Without them, we would tumble into the eternal now. And so we experience our seeming separation, you, a young brown-skinned Muslim man facing silver-haired peach-skinned mystic me. We…

Glass Houses ~ #MayWriting #poetry

Originally posted on Night Owl Poetry – Dorinda Duclos :
Silently, behind the window Lost, in a house of dismay Reflective moments in the glass She sits there, day after day Too many stones, left upturned Not enough time to amend them Excuses made, in every which way Shattered, as she tries to defend them Emptiness,…

The glass ceiling

The Glass Ceiling Thu, 03/30/2017 – 05:26 — Meg Tanner For men, there is no ceiling to hit, nothing restricting them, But for women, there is a glass ceiling. They can see through it, they can see what they could have. But they are stopped. Their paths and journeys are suddenly halted. They cannot reach…

Life In An Hour Glass

Originally posted on The Lonely Author:
Life In An Hour Glass ? Sometimes I feel as if I live in an hour glass, buried beneath a ton of relentless sand. We run, work, stay busy Make grand plans for the tomorrows that arrive much too soon. Whenever life overwhelms I pause to think about you

Looking glass

Originally posted on Megha's World:
I’m looking through a looking-glass The reality seems so bleak and the nightmares seem so true Pain, sadness, and anxiety  all have begun to bloom   I’m looking through the looking-glass My dreams and hopes are dwindling all the sunshine I was storing seems to be just ending   I’m looking through…

That’s Me In The Corner…

Originally posted on Family Matters:
“…That’s me in the spotlight, losing my religion. Trying to keep up with you, and I don’t know if I can do it. Oh no, I’ve said too much. I haven’t said enough. ~ REM “Expert divers are guiding them out through darkness and submerged passageways towards the mouth of…

fabricated tells

Originally posted on A Writer's Soul :
The way the words spill out of your mouth, so naturally, As bitter as they are sweet, I clung to them like an addict hooked on that last fix, Lonely and vulnerable—looking for justification under false pretenses, We were two liars trying to convince each other of the…

False

The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant. Salvador Dali   Jul 8 False I recycle 2016 Daily Word Prompts

False Prophets

Originally posted on Poetry from the Inkwell:
on these streets we meet many false prophets looking to profit from yearnings of hearts and souls they hide in shadows slithering snakes molting morphine induced visions daily to confound and confuse beautiful tongues having mastered steady hands guiding filled quills that propagate passionate promises intended to satiate…

Cave of Delusions

Cave of Delusions The flame was dim, but inviting all the same It made the cave of my isolation more bearable I watched the light as it danced and flickered Reached for the warmth I imagined thawing my frozen heart Watched the shadows of my monsters perform across the walls I waited for the light,…

Rafting Daze

Originally posted on Family Matters:
“Now the thing about time is that time isn’t really real. It’s just your point of view, how does it feel for you? Einstein said he could never understand it all. Planets spinning through space, the smile upon your face, welcome to the human race. Some kind of lovely ride.…

the cave

Originally posted on from sand to stars:
the cave darkness yawns to claim and hold the heart of nations deep in suspension. © said sadain, jr.  2018 ? ___________________ Related readings: ‘We Have Limited Time.’ Thai Authorities Race Against the Rains to Free Soccer Team Trapped in a Cave Thai Cave Rescue Will Be a…

Darkness by Lord Byron

Darkness By Lord Byron (George Gordon) I had a dream, which was not all a dream. The bright sun was extinguish’d, and the stars Did wander darkling in the eternal space, Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air; Morn came and went—and came, and brought no day,…

The Velvet Darkness

Originally posted on The writer's blogk:
A velvet darkness swallows me whole squashing my air out taking it’s toll and all I want is to breathe again to run and laugh with no restraints The lost and forgotten never truly gone hanging on to your spirit in some shape or form But the velvet…

Darkness Descending

Originally posted on Poems and Petals:
A shadow without light Would ne’er a shadow be named But rather darkness descending On never ending night Like moonlight shadows And shadows with light A soul’s sore pain echoes Sweet victory’s delight One side of a coin Is one half of a whole The yin and the yang…

Family Matters

Originally posted on Family Matters:
“All children are my children. I teach them the songs and whatever else I can. That’s what Grandmothers are for – to teach songs and tell stories and show them the right berries to pick and roots to dig. And also to give them all the love they can stand.…

First date: Let me elaborate

Originally posted on Alan's Ark:
? First date: Let me elaborate Cogitate Ruminate Appreciate Salivate Fixate Oscillate Debate Capitulate Contemplate Abdicate Germinate Inundate Elevate Inchoate Blind-date Anticipate Dominate Interest-rate Orchestrate Activate Celebrate Great First-rate Chocolate Checkmate! Alan Grace 26 April 2018 Daily prompt: Elaborate Inchoate

Forbidden

Originally posted on Colombage's Corner:
In the eyes of a man I make him seem weak In the eyes of a woman I make her seem ordinary Not my fault… Since birth he is taught that boys don’t cry she is taught that girls are fragile In the stark light of sun I make…

Navigating Twitterverse

Originally posted on Family Matters:
When your younger brother runs around the house with scissors, you should definitely object. ~ Vocabulary.com Dedicated to @VinceSchilling and his wife @DelSchilling and their absolutely hilarious and heartbreaking tweets . I’m not feeling at all amorous as I wade into the forbidden fray of squabbling neighbors who are unprepared…

The aardvark (an acrostic)

The aardvark An aardvark is a funny creature Always with many a strange feature Really Dreary Very Awkwardly scary Rightly these [ant] [s]layers do not neglect Kindly treat baby [ants] pray with respect Alan Grace 6 July 2018 Jul 5 Layers I recycle 2016 Daily Word Prompts Also see: https://www.poetrysoup.com/poems/best/aardvark  

Peeled Apart

Originally posted on Sonder Stories:
Act 1. Creation of the layers She rises from her bed with a groan; Splashes water, cold, to feel something. Paints the layers of her face: Concealer, dab and smooth; Eyeliner, darken; Eye shadow, smoldered- into a smoke of hidden intentions. Collared shirt, blazer, pencil skirt. Coat of lipstick- a…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Originally posted on Traveling at Wits End:
This week, the theme is to: Photograph layers Photographing layers this week initially gets me thinking macro – getting in close and really looking at the individual layers that makeup the whole. Detail of Anselm Kiefer, Breaking of the Vessels, made from layers of metal in the St.…

A Spin Through Time

Originally posted on Family Matters:
We wear the burdens of our ancestors’ trauma in unexamined layers. Our hidden history is alive. We can repeat the same horrific patterns or we can look, re-member, and connect. ~ Victoria Stuart  My grandfather’s Model-A was the only car in the neighborhood in 1930. He could afford it as…

Think Again

Originally posted on Insights from "Inside":
so you want to poach me turn my guts runny on the burn of your well blown hot air crack my shell and drizzle my acquiescence over the callous crusts of your self-satisfaction? I decline, sir your nauseating offer despite mottled past I exude no sulfurous odors…

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Originally posted on Family Matters:
“And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations they’re quite aware of what they’re going through.” ~ David Bowie, Changes So many people mired in independence lashing out their projections lost in an autonomy of separation. It’s us versus…

Island of your words unsaid

Originally posted on Björn Rudbergs writings:
On oily doldrum waters, in the speechless sea a lonely island lies. It’s soil is filled with crosses and on its craggy shores rotting carcasses of moored intentions are scattered, spread There stories never told are feeding vultures and what’s common sense is dead. You reach it through…

islands in the sun

Originally posted on guavarilla:
? No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s…

Deep Connection

Originally posted on Family Matters:
“The music loomed large in the experience: ‘I was learning a song and the song was simple…it was one note…C…it was the vibration of the universe…a collection of everything that ever existed…all together equalling God.’” ~ Patrick Mettes in How To Change Your Mind I used to believe meditation was…

Pyres

Originally posted on Tales of a Family:
The Adobe Fire blazes, yet another pyre to a growing list, as Colorado scorches, blisters to unyielding infernos that scorch as pristine lands kindle. A hot wind roars, fuel to the flames, sending ash and smoke that block the sun and the mountains. The stench of soot attacks…

Burn This

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
I set my heart on fire I burned it to the ground To purify what once had been To clear away the dark that bound From the ashes I salvaged what of me remained Underneath the soot and embers I bathed her in a warm milk bath…

Extra! Extra! The Latest on Joseph LaDuke

Originally posted on Tales of a Family:
While scrolling through old newspapers for family history, I always felt as though I transported back through time. Reading about the lives of my family and their neighbors and friends have given me a sneak peek into their daily lives. It was enjoyable, a simple pleasure, and I…

WordPress journey (2 acrostics)

WordPress journey False darkness dramatic depth crisis Admire autonomy burn guest cowardice Carefree desert island journey drive east Elusive frail glass clock forbidden feast Unpredictable punishment unstoppable wind storm Pleasure sanctuary slowly nightmare layers form Alan Grace 2 July 2018 I recycle 2016 Daily Word Prompts It is now over a month since WordPress stopped…

Walking Mysteries

Originally posted on Family Matters:
The sun burns her sultry way to the horizon and a little breeze blows celebration kisses as my 13-year-old friend and I begin our nightly journey. We head to the lake first tonight. Showing up wet at the door might cause a conniption, so I have her mother’s blessing. She…

Every day (an acrostic)

Every day (an acrostic)   Every day we wish prompts had not gone away Always we still want them to stay Today we miss them so why did they go away   How we wish we had a place to play Up in the attic we want to hide away Monthly, prompts are not what…

Reblog of Word Pie

Originally posted on lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown:
? Word Pie I take them as a milestone, these long afternoon naps that make my late nights possible by filling in the gaps between compulsive writing sessions to meet the assignment of all these daily prompt words coming to us by consignment! Blogging’s become…

Four Star Blues

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
“Oh, it’s my pleasure, absolutely,” she said with a tinny, manufactured brightness as she cleared away the strangely-soiled sheets from the bathroom floor while a portly couple in hotel bathrobes sat at the table on the terrace, eating what looked to have been a whole roast chicken,…

Insomniac #NaPoWriMo #AtoZChallenge

I Know Every vien and crevice Every edge and curve Of the walls Of my cave I can touch and feel As i walk in the darkness Of the night I know the glimmer Of every star Thier Luminescence Thier journey Thier paths I spend all night Talking to them Hearing thier songs Confessing to…