The Significance Of Timing

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

We place a lot of significance on times and dates, from setting appointments to celebrating holidays. But when you think about We made up these concepts of time and dates to impose a sense of order to our lives. I sometimes wonder about the forming of these concepts and if there were times when they weren’t as strictly defined and weren’t as significant. Write a poem that plays with the ideas of the significance of specific times and dates.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Disguising Your Steps

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

My friend sent me a picture of these shoes that bootleggers used to wear that made your footprints look like cow prints. Given the right setting, they were probably very clever shoes. I really like the idea of a fashion choice being used to hide a trail. Today take inspiration from these shoes and write a scene where your character would like to erase or disguise her trail to keep from being followed. Who might be following her? How does she go about disguising or covering up her tracks?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Center of the Room

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I sat at the center table in the break room at work yesterday, and I found myself glancing over my shoulder a lot. Our break room has a total of 8 entrances, so there is a seemingly endless stream of door hinges squeaking to draw my attention. It made me realize I’m not really comfortable being in the center of the room. It feels too much like being the center of attention with strangers. How do you feel to be in the center of a room? Do you find yourself comfortable hoping for people to pay attention to you? Or do you find yourself a bit more on edge? Write a poem that helps people see your point of view when in the center of a room.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Sea Creature Lamps

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Once again, I’ve found some cool home-made stuff on Etsy. These lamps come in a few different designs inspired by sea creatures, but my favorites are the jellyfish. The designer sells both already made lamps and DIY kits to make your own. check out the link above to see them all. Take inspiration from these lamps and write about a creature that glows or seems to glow in a certain light.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Overheard Poetry

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Write a poem that makes use of something that you’ve overheard in the last few days. Was it a conversation that you weren’t part of? Maybe it wasn’t words at all. Did you overhear a strange sound that you struggled to identify? Write a poem about what your imagination makes of this overheard thing. What about it attracted your attention?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Praying to Rise Again

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Any of you that is a Ke$ha fan knows what she’s been going through and why she hasn’t been able to put out music. But it would seem that she has finally made her way back to making new songs. Her new single “Praying” is out, as is the official video for it. I’ve already pre-ordered her new album and can’t wait to see what she’s got in store for us. This single though definitely has a “rising from the ruins” feeling to it. Take inspiration from the feeling of this song and write a scene where your character getting back up after struggling for a period.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Resisting The Urge

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I’ve been having more and more trouble resisting the urge to call out of work lately. Do you ever find yourself resisting certain urges? What makes this urge one that you should resist? What happens if you give in to these temptations? Write a poem about resisting whatever urges plague you. What gives you the strength to resist? What makes this urge so tempting?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Unique Goodbyes

Hello Beautiful Thinkers, 

Whenever people tell me they’re going to go do something as they’re walking away I usually say “You can do it! I believe in you!” This has sort of become my regular way of saying goodbye. I like the idea of sending people off with a positive affirmation. I have a good friend that often says “peace out Girl Scout” as he is leaving. I love this because it’s something unique to him in my life. Do you have a unique way of saying goodbye or know anyone with a unique goodbye. Write a poem about the different ways to say goodbye. How do different phrasing bring different feeling to the parting of ways? 

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers, 

The Boy In The Heart Shades

My Next Summer Song

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I think I just found my summer song for this year! I’m obsessed with “Worlds on Fire” by Zerbin. Okay so technically it is from two years ago, but my friend showed it to me just a few days ago. It has that perfect feeling of youthful abandon to its lyrics. Write a scene that captures that perfect feeling of summer. This scene should happen in a time when your character was young and hopeful and just a little too reckless with too much time on her hands.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Wishing For Justice 

Hello Beautiful Thinkers, 

At one of my jobs I am a trainer. This means that I’m seen as an authority figure without actually having any authority. So my co-workers occasionally bring problems to me. When they are work related, it’s easy to tell them how to fix it or who can help them fix it. When they’re personal, I find myself not knowing what to do. Someone came to me with the problem of another employee making them feel uncomfortable. And after I tell them to bring the problem to actual authorities genuinely hoping that the problem will be seen to, nothing happens. This leaves me wishing for some sort of justice that will never come. I hope that karma will come for the wrong doer but have no way of knowing that it will happen. Write a poem about the desire for justice. Is it fulfilled in your situation? If not, express your feelings of disappointment or dissatisfaction. 

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers, 

The Boy In The Heart Shades