Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 03/29/2022

Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. *Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
  6. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.

Thank you for participating!


Now it’s my turn…ready, set, go!

I may be broken as you see
but you are just as broke as me
you hide behind your fancy clothes
you smile to hide your whines and woes
but when you look at me you can
think that I’m a lucky man
for what you see is not real me
What you see is what I want to be
I’m hidden, cursed and forlorn
I damn the day that I was born
I can’t go on with thoughts like this
I hope I’m a person people miss
but I’m not selfish, no not I
first I’ll stop to say goodbye
I’ll hope that you will beg and plead
That my hurt soul your words can feed
I want to heal I want to live
I must have more than this to give
So I will wait for you my dear
For my demise is drawing near
Wish me luck or maybe not
I’ll be gone from this here spot
I’ll be gone and then you’ll see
I’m not the man I used to be.

(175 Words)

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

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