A Thimblefull of Me

ddversepoets.com the prompt is oral poetry. Compose a poem without pen and paper, as much as possible. Record it or transcribe it.

Yep, oral is the hardest and quite intimidating, (I actually did this quite recently and recited it at a memorial service.. It took 6 weeks though, but i did record it some at a time and then write it down.) but i had 6 weeks to do it. I need time.. this one not much rhyme, flavored words or form to this one, actually pretty raw, but I will take poetic license and call it a poem. Some of my friends might disagree, but they aren’t invited to watch it. Sorry there are a few pauses because had to wait for it.

Hey, I tried, that is huge!

Hope I did the prompt justice Ingrid.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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20 Responses to A Thimblefull of Me

  1. Ingrid says:

    Mary, thank you, this is huge! I am humbled by your response to the challenge. It was so moving to see the lines come to you as you recorded; this is exactly the kind of response I had hoped the challenge would bring out in people, for I believe it is the true spirit of poetry. As you said yourself:

    ‘People who want your heart want more than your words on a page – they want your whole self’

    I really must try this exercise myself. I am afraid to fall, or fail, but like you said.

    ‘Anyone that doesn’t fall, isn’t anyone at all.’

    This community has helped me grow too – I am so grateful to be part of it!

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  2. Helen Dehner says:

    Thank you for the invitation, for showing your face, your voice, your words, your heart, your risk. This is a beautiful video with an amazing message. You are a beautiful human.

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  3. you did a great work recording this, and it’s great to see you as well as listening to you.

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  4. The raw thoughts and vulnerability here is profound. Thanks for “coming off the shelf” for us! 👏👏

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  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    God bless, too, Mary! It is good to see you. I remember these words: “Anyone that doesn’t fall isn’t anyone at all.” Faith, love, hope and pray.

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  6. Wow, Mary – you’re earnest in written word, but this is so far beyond that! I feel humbled having listened to and seen you.


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  7. I am so glad you did it! I am also glad to know that I am not the only one who hesitated before publishing. But I wasn’t brave enough to show my face. Bravo, Mary! ❤️

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  8. sanaarizvi says:

    Mary! This is soooo beautifully done 😀 I am feeling so moved right now. Thank you so much for sharing. You are amazing! 💝💝

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  9. Wow, this is just amazing. Really powerful, and beautifully spoken. Thank you for sharing that.


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