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One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Its ma thing.........



Hey Toads, Happy Friday!!!!!!!! Herotomost here, been getting ready for our annual Halloween party.  It would be easy enough to come up with a Halloween themed Friday Challenge but I am about sick of Halloween after decorating for three weeks..lol. So forgive me...especially you Kerry, darling, light of my life because I am going to get nostalgic.  I know, romance....nostalgia....just like the title of the challenge, it's ma thing.

For this challenge I want you to think back to your childhood.  I want you to think about all the things that you were into. My sister was into horses, then band, then boys, then music and boys.  I was into KISS (posters all over my wall), I was into writing (unfortunately never really got any better...lol) I was into well, thats about it, maybe music. My niece who is growing up to look and sound just like my sister just won a contest to sing the national anthem at the National Finals Rodeo.  Pretty big deal since it was a national contest. She's into singing and music, much like my sister was.  Its hard to come up with things that you are as excited about as you get older.  But those few things that turned your crank when you were young were so consuming, so intoxicating.


So, I want you to think back to what your big thing was at some point during your life.  Think about how you felt, good, bad, overwhelmed, relaxed, fulfilled, sad.  Whatever filled your heart and head for good and bad reasons....I want you to write me something that encompasses that feeling.  As always, it can be a poem, short story, a slogan, a technical manual, a catch phrase on a sticker, whatever.  Form is of no consequence on planet Herotomsost.  But please do look back and feel those feelings, hear those sounds, smell those smells.  Show me what you were into and tell me....It was ma thing!

Happy Halloween Toads, love you all, behave or not...you all resemble adults.

11 comments:

manicddaily said...

Hey Corey! Congrats to your niece! That is wonderful.

I've just written a couple of poems, which sadly are not on point! Ha! But will try to think of something new as it is a very evocative subject. k.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ma thing was reading and writing and acting out the stories I read or drawing pictures of the characters...
I have not come very far, have I?
*sigh*

Susan said...

I'm with Kerry on "ma thing" Corey, except that I also was in love. Sigh. Thanks for the prompt which brought me back for minute.

Helen said...

Love it when you go all autobiographical!!

Hannah said...

A few things are still the same...I still love my hiking boots and patchouli - just found an amazing one infused with Geranium. :)

Thank you for the challenge, Corey!

Margaret said...

I really like this idea… This is a crazy busy weekend for me - two children in theatrical plays and a friend's birthday party I HAVE to take my 7 year old to… (laser tag) whatever happened to small quant family birthday parties). That's what I do for my children - (they think it's "boring" ha ha. I hope I can think up something and post it on Open Link Monday.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I have posted my poem for both Corey and Grapeling's challenge.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Jeyanthi said...

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Jeyanthi said...

Thanks for the theme, i like drawing... and like to keep them to be still in my horizon...! :)

manicddaily said...

Hey Corey--I really enjoyed this prompt, though I'm afraid my poem is really a little story (kind of prosy) and long! But not super complicated, so maybe okay. Thanks. k.