When the words don’t work!
Sometimes it’s a case of accepting defeat!
There will be days when the prompts don’t speak!
No matter how hard you look at them in hope…
…. Wishing something would throw you a rope!
You look at words like ‘zephyr‘, ‘fortitude’ and ‘compensate’…
… and try and mentally configure them into something great!
It’s then that you come to realise as your head hangs low…
…. That maybe today is the day the words are no go?
There are, l assure you dear reader times…
When words don’t wish to fall nicely into rhymes!
You are looking forlornly at a prompt,
Trying to not feel at a loss and swamped,
By and with all the words you wish to use?
Perplexed that your creative juice…
…. Seemingly has wandered off into the abyss,
Or like you is trying to reminisce!
I mean each new prompt is an opportunity,
… a steppingstone into the community,
A way of showing off some sparkling wit …
… working your wordery into a nice plottable fit!
Delivering something new and maybe even shiny,
Or funny, saucy, bawdy, hell perhaps even briny!
That’s the beauty of a prompt, a gentle shove…
… into the creative wonders of a love of,
But when those words don’t work…
…. or fall out of sync and fall prey to quirk!
When they decide to not play the traditional game,
Becoming straight laced and looking all the same,
Then you know you have a problem!!
Life could become somewhat dreary and solemn!
It’s a nightmare for any writer or creator..
… when the words decide to block the curator,
The letters dance about and throw a wobble!
… whilst you are desperate to resolve with no squabble,
Potentially an issue with the prompt and the imaginator…
… it can become undeniably a vexation,
The motherload of frustration to a wordery generator,
Yet, you must overcome the brief loss of narration,
And remember that you are a skilled,
Wordery king, disciplined and drilled,
Hard-headed and determined to deliver the message…
…of the proposed prompt in as expressive
a language as you can produce!
With as many of the prompts you wish to use!
Of course, it’s not always just words at your disposal…
…. Just in case you were in a state of confused supposal!
But there is a host of goodies and candies galore
… that the prompt responders could ever ask for!
From questions, to words and music’s too!
Images, ideas, recipes and even colours to sort through!
So yes, it’s not just one lone type of literary provocation..
…. But many could be used to excite and tickle a creation!
Not all prompts you select for your response,
Can hold everything that you sought to ensconce!
Tricky words like Jasmine, Drone, and squad,
Are at times hard pushed and can look odd…
…. And out of place in your pièce de résistance,
It’s not impossible to include them in your brilliance,
But to achieve the right outline…
… and lines for your rhyme,
You’ll need to experiment with the platform a bit,
Perhaps even previewing first a literary tool kit?
Nothing is impossible per se and that’s a fact,
Just wiggle things about and add in some abstract!
That can work wonders and turns an empty lyric…
…. Into at times a spoof bound satiric!
Just work your magic into creative inspiration,
.. and don’t fall victim to any inundation!
Sometimes you just must go with the flow …
kneading the prompts into a pliable dough!!
I am sure you do …
…. my tale of wordery woe is hardly new,
Prompters, writers, and creators alike…
Have each discovered the horrors of the ghostlike,
Apparitions of lost and forgotten words,
Prompts, lost phrases, practices and verse!
Tis the way of those creative folks who long to explore….
…. the hidden vaults and darkened recesses
from behind their minds closed doors!!
© Rory Matier 2020
Responding to the following Prompts: