Bring a Friend | Prompt

I grew up in the church. Now, we I say I grew up in the church, I don’t mean we were there every Sunday. I mean that my grandfather was a pastor, and we were there every Sunday…and Wednesday night, and Sunday night, and Tuesday’s for youth group, and all summer long for all three church camps offered…for 18 years.

I literally grew up in the church.

One thing I always remembered was “Bring a Friend to Church” day. Did anyone else ever have that? It was a big deal for us. Our pastor would insist on us going out and finding someone new to bring along with us.

Now, 18 years later, I’m not a religious person,  but I think there is value to bringing someone new with you to experience things you enjoy. It’s a new year and what could be better than trying something completely new, different, and hopefully, fun?

So your prompt is more of a challenge this week.

We want you to bring a friend to The Reverie.

I’m going to give you a fun wordle prompt below, and hopefully you will all find it inspiring and write something amazing for us! And then your challenge is to go find a poet you know, and bring them over. Have them tell us you sent them.

The person who refers the most poets to us, who participate in the prompt, will win themselves a guest post right here on this site. You can use it to share a new poem, to promote your own work or website, to talk about an upcoming book or publication you are working on…The possibilities are endless.

You have your challenge, guys and gals. Here’s your prompt:

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1. dizzy
2. ruins
3. dedication
4. patchwork
5. smother
6. reverence
7. raspberry
8. time
9. fierce
10. squall
11. pale
12. heavy
13. gap
14. courage

We’re giving you 14 words to use in your poem this week, but you only need to use ten at least. Use all 14 if you can! You can use any form of the word, as well. Good luck and we hope to see lots of new people this week.

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A Burning Denial

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Is there a denial in your life that you regret? Not buying the car. Not going on that secret rendezvous. Not taking that last drag of a cigarette before you quit. That thing that you have to say no to- but you just want to whisper yes, yes, yes.

Sometimes the things we deny ourselves tells us a lot about ourselves. So tell us, what have you said no to, but you wish you could say yes?

As I was searching for a song for the prompt, I ran across this video. Their relationship was so volatile. They wanted it, but couldn’t have it. Also, my nerd may be showing a little bit.

Please link your entry here, either with a pingback or in the comments. You’ve got until Friday at midnight EST to link up. We will then take all the links and ask the community to vote on their favorite on Saturday.

The winner will be featured on Sunday and be entered for a chance to be included in our Spring edition of the magazine