Love’n Hate Poetry Challenge

emotional wrestling

Join the Party Now!

If you read my entry in last month’s success-themed poetry challenge, Sometimes I Feel, then you probably already have an inkling that I have been in a love-hate relationship with my blog for the past 4 to 5 months.

When I first began my blog I was writing for me. I was living in turmoil and pain and had to excise it so that I could continue to go on breathing. I wrote about my pain and then I joined the Blogging U courses and wrote stuff for that as well. And I received a lot of feedback. I fell in love with that feedback and learned to hunger for it. I felt like I was no longer alone, that people cared about me and I began to heal. However after my courses ended and the angst receded, away went the sense of community I had fallen in love with and begun writing for. Continue reading

Have you joined the LinkUp?

Have you joined the LinkUp | Memee's MusingsTime is running out for linking up with your fellow poets currently challenging themselves to the topic of success.

Submit Now!

Are you confused about how to find the party?  It’s easy. At the top of every post are the menus for my blog. Hover your cursor over Memee’s Poetry Parties (which would take you to an informative page if clicked) and a new menu item opens entitled “current party.”  Click on current party.  If there is an active party going on that’s where you’ll find the theme, the relevant dates and the submit wormhole that will take you to the linkup.

This button will also take you and your followers to the linkup during the voting window. Though when it comes to getting your followers to the linkup so they can read the poems and vote for their favorite I’d suggest just making it easy for them and give them the LinkUp url. (You know, the one in your address bar after you’ve arrived.)

Voting begins on the 25th so get your poems in right away or you’ll miss out on getting those votes! Not to mention — okay, I am mentioning — the feedback of your fellow poets.

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Still need help?

Here’s a Video.
Or if you prefer infographics, go to this post.

Get Your badge!

The linky party that challenges poets on a new theme every month has begun for October. You can always find your way to the current party at the link provided in my menus entitled — What else? — current party (if you are viewing the menus at the top of my blog it’ll show itself by hovering your cursor over Memee’s Poetry Parties, which by the way has all of the answers for all of the questions ever asked about my linky party, shows a listing of all the rules, a listing of all the past parties, and features the participation badge you earn just by submitting your poem!

Have you participated in the past? Will this be your first submission?  Here’s your badge:

Get Your Badge!

Thank you for partying with Memee! Invite your followers to enjoy the fun by displaying this participation badge on your site. Place it anywhere, a sidebar, your About page, or the posts challenging others to join you. Make it visible!

*You’ve earned it, wear it well! Please resize and use it in whatever means suits your needs. It’s about pride, recognition, expanding the challenge and supporting all the participants by getting new eyes on their poetry by sharing the linkup with everyone who follows you.

Success Stories

Success Stories | Memee's MusingsLast month we faced the challenge of suicide, this month at Memee’s Poetry Party we are talking Success!

What is the measure of a man? When do you know you’ve attained it? Is there ever enough? Weave your story of success and link up with us!

Submission deadline is October 24th. Submit now!

The Rules

1. No Naughty pictures. (This will disqualify you.)

2. Submit the URL address to your relevant original poem.

3. Please try to visit at least two party guests, leave them a nice compliment or begin a friendly discussion with them. Mingle, people, mingle!

4. Let your followers know that you’re partying at Memee’s Musings and they’re invited to drop in and join the party! It’s a perfect excuse to use your participation badge!

5. This party’s unique hashtag is #definingsuccess. Link back to me and, of course, if: You tweet me, I’ll tweet you… tweet, tweet! (Even if you don’t have a twitter account please use the hashtag as a blog tag.)

The Dates

Voting begins on the 25th and concludes at 23:55 PST on October 31st, so be sure to get your poems submitted before the voting window opens and tell everyone to head to the punch bowl and vote while they can!

Door prizes will be delivered via email. Good Luck!

Don’t know how to link up? Read Linking up: It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!

Collect your participation badge and find more answers at: Memee’s Poetry Parties.

The Bible
English Standard Version
Matthew 6:25-33 ESV

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”

I hope to see you at the punch bowl!

☀ Memee

5 Reasons to join the #ASKFORHELP poetry challenge!

#askforhelp | Memee's Musings
Anonymous suicide prevention hotlines are available in most countries.
  1. Speak out!  Keeping quiet, keeping secrets keeps things taboo.  Let’s not make suicide a topic we’re afraid to talk about.  Sometimes just letting other people know you’re open to talking, is enough to save a life.
  2. Delve deep into your own psyche… what lurks under your conscious thoughts in regard to suicide?
  3. Get the word out and help raise awareness. It is, after all, Suicide Prevention Month!
  4. Challenge and push your poetic boundaries.
  5. Connect with other poets who may positively inspire you.

Submission deadline is September 24th. Submit now!

Voting begins on the 25th, so get your followers to vote for you at the link-up, voting will conclude at 23:55 PST on September 30th. Vote now!

Door prizes will be delivered via email. Good Luck!

Don’t know how to link up? Read Linking up: It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!

Collect your participation badge and find more answers at: Memee’s Poetry Parties

I hope to meet you at the punch bowl!

☀ Memee

Love In Ten Lines

LOVE

                                                                           My Love, I love
                                                                       his love excites me.
                                                                            I love My Love
                                                                        his love uplifts me.
                                                                           My Love, I love
                                                                 his love strengthens me.
                                                                            I love My Love
                                                                       his love holds true.
                                                                           My Love, I love
                                                                            that I love you.

Eloise, a young amazing poet challenged me to write a poem of love in ten lines. And of course, being a challenge, I had to accept it… eventually. I say eventually because her challenge was issued four months ago. Won’t she be surprised when she sees this pop up on her feed!

And of course, there are “rules” and I know ya’ll know how I feel about rules by now! If you don’t know my philosophy on blogging rules just go to my Trophies and Awards page and choose a post!

 

in love

 

So here are the rules, for those of you who must follow them:

Here are the rules of the challenge:

) Write about love using only 10 lines.
2) Use “love” in each line.
3) Each line can only be 4 words long.
4) Nominate others who are up for the challenge.
5) Let them know about the challenge.
6) Title the post, Love in Ten Lines.
7) Include a quote about love.
8) Tag the post ‘ten’.

And because I am familiar with so many wonderful poets, I will break my own, no nominations rule and nominate:

Kim at A New Perspective Perhaps

Jarrod at The Haunted Lullaby

Deanne at Deanne’s World

Joel at Joys of Joel

Kurt at THE BIG HOUSE and other stories

 

Poetry on Parade!

#poetryonparade

That’s right poets, we are not going to be creating poetry about St. Patrick’s Day… (or maybe someone is, I don’t ever know what will inspire people with their poetic topics!)

For March we will be tackling a much more difficult topic than we did last month with our #How Do I Love Thee poems. This month, as I am sure you have ascertained from the image and title, we will be writing a poem about our experience with parades. I am hoping that each and all of you have gone to or been to a parade in your real life. If not, you have coming up the opportunity to find a St. Patrick’s Day Parade near you. Just call your local chamber of commerce or that of the city nearest you and they should be able to help you. Continue reading