What I Can’t Live Without

Another fun challenge for the Go Dog Go Cafe Tuesday Writing Prompt: Write a poem about the one thing you can’t live without. Within it, try to state why. Their last challenge involved doing an acrostic poem about our greatest fears (here’s mine). I thought it would be fun to do an acrostic poem for this challenge as well.

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Written down

Or spoken or

Running unabated in my head

Daring my pen to play or pause

Sharing connective catharsis

(I cannot live without WORDS!)

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Words have always been a big part of my life – even before running was, actually even before walking probably! I have always loved words – reading them, saying them, writing them, researching them, playing with them. Now that I have found a wonderful writing community in WordPress and IRL, I realize every day the importance of words in my life – for communicating and commiserating. I’ll even admit, that I would not love running as much if it wasn’t for the wonderful conversations I have had during my runs.

Our words shape our lives as much as our lives are shaped by our words (and sometimes the words of others). What words are you using today?

©️ iido 2018

6 thoughts on “What I Can’t Live Without

  1. words have been so important and still are. how we use them can heal or break, I love how yours always inspire and delight me. I never wrote for this prompt because I could not think of anything I cannot live without, but on reflection after reading your post, yes words would surely be quite hard to live without. I imagine Helen Keller and how she persevered to learn words and use them. a very good response to the prompt, like the acrostic twist, brevity always inspires the best!

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