Where Emotions Come From

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

The metaphor that your emotions came from your heart is so well established that we don’t even question it anymore. Scientifically they can track the reactions that emotions cause in your brain, but I guess that’s not as poetic. Write a poem that suggests an alternate source for your emotions. It might seem something ridiculous because you’re working against such a well-established metaphor but dare to be different BTs. Push past feeling ridiculous or embrace being ridiculous if it helps. Make the source something unlikely and silly if you like.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Feeling Fake

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Do you ever feel like you have to fake things too much? I’ve come into roles at both jobs that involve welcoming new employees. Some days these aren’t bad roles to fill but there are still days where I have to fake it. I hope I do it convincingly enough. Write a poem about feeling fake or like you have to be something different from yourself.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

People We Once Knew

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I dug up the old folder I used in high school the other day, and it has made me nostalgic. I have a few friends from that time that I still talk to but the rest I’m left wondering about. What paths did their lives take? I could probably find out a lot from social media but how accurate an image would I have of their lives? Write a poem that imagines the life of someone you used to know. Go deeper than their job and location, imagine their emotional state and relationships they might have now.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

To Feel Free

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Is there any place or time of day where/when you feel free? How often do you get to enjoy this feeling of freedom? How long does it last? What troubles are you letting go of in this place or time? Write a poem about the healing power of having a place or time when you can let everything go. If you don’t have such a time or place, try to find it today. Even if it is five minutes extra in bed or something else small, give yourself a moment not to worry about anything.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades