You probably recognize, at least if you were a kid growing up in the US during the ’60’s, the title of this piece as the marketing slogan for Wonder Bread, which I haven’t seen in years, probably because I haven’t looked for it. I saw a commercial for it from the ’50’s and the slogan was “helps build strong bodies 8 ways.” I guess technical advancements in the bread-making industry allowed the makers to increase the number of ways it builds strong bodies by 50%.
Almost 3 years ago, I wrote a blog post for Just Jot It January on a day when the prompt was boisterous. I drew a little heat for suggesting that it should be spelled boysterous, because the definition reads like the job description of a boy. Not that girls can’t be boisterous, as several of my fellow bloggers pointed out (no doubt thinking…
It is often thought that the phrase, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” is attributed to Frederick Douglass, but the only quote of his that comes close to this is, “Once thoroughly broken down, who is he that can repair the damage?”. Potatoes, potatoes, as they both seem to mean the same thing to me, that being a child that experiences an undo trauma will most likely carry that with them for the rest of their life and they will never be the same. Adults can recover better from a deeply distressing or disturbing experience, because they have seen more of life, but children are special and they need to be protected as much as possible.
Written for Stine Writing – Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!, Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.
Sorry for the confusion! I don’t know where this post had disappeared to!!!! Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!
Today’s prompt is:
You may use any part or the entire quote. If you have a different quote you would like to use, go right ahead. This is for fun, a sort of personal challenge. Enjoy and thank you for participating!
*****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!****
Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
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.
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.
*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.*
Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.
Please use the above haiku to inspire your own syllabic poetry. There’s a lot to unpack in these words. What will your interpretation be? Go where the words take you.
Ode to Sue’s Haiku
A blanketed veil of moisture obscures the Orb of Night At a distance morn’s bleached hues detectable at a distant perspective Scorching star lifts up sans cognizance A regenerated diurnal course ensues.