Prompt #9 for 2010: Imagine

Welcome to week nine (9) of the re-opening of Writer’s Island.

Remember, new prompt(s) every Saturday, and to make it easy this time around, when you feel what you’ve written is ready to be read by the other Islanders, just post your link right here in the comments section at the bottom of this post — no waiting, no looking for a different place to post your link. In addition, you can leave whatever expanded comment you wish as a part of your posted link. You can now also reply directly to any other comment.

β€’β€’> The ninth official re-opening prompt is one conceived to let your thoughts, dreams, and visions run wild. The prompt is: IMAGINE… What is it that comes to mind when you think of imagine — is it: something you can/do/would like to imagine about yourself, your life, your family, your friends, or your __________; or something you wish we would, or you would like us to imagine; perhaps it’s about the act or the power of imagining; or maybe…? Tell us in your words (poem, prose, flash fiction) the who, what, where, when, why or how regarding fantasizing — including any visual image you might want to incorporate. Close your eyes and open your mind to explore whatever it is that moves you to write…

Relax, respond to the prompt when you’re ready — or just leave a comment to say hi! As always, welcome to the the Island!!! πŸ˜‰


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86 responses to “Prompt #9 for 2010: Imagine

  1. Short and (hopefully) sweet, this week: IMAGINE THAT

  2. john lennon

    imagine there’s no heaven
    it’s easy if you try
    no hell below us
    above us only sky
    imagine all the people
    living for today

    imagine there’s no countries
    it isn’t hard to do
    nothing to kill or die for
    and no religion too
    imagine all the people
    living life in peace

    imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    no need for greed or hunger
    a brotherhood of man
    imagine all the people
    sharing all the world

    you may say that I’m a dreamer
    but I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    and the world will live as one

    • writersisland

      Thank you John, so nice to see you on the beach — peace man… πŸ˜‰

    • I’m a pastor’s wife, and I agree with Lennon on “no religion” in the way he saw it, which was a power mechanism; a way for a few to exert control over the many.

      I continue with the United Church of Christ because they stand for social justice and have since the Congregationalist days of defending the Amistad prisoners, standing with Dr. King and
      Cesar Chavez… women’s suffrage and equality for all races.

  3. Can’t believe I’m doing this again, and so soon,

    Birth of Imagination


  4. Dunno what the crack is… but WordPress is very slow today…

  5. systematicweasel

    I have a short story instead of a poem this time. Wanted to take a small break from poetry, and try and work on some short fiction. My take on the prompt is called Imagine What is Real.


    • writersisland

      We love short stories, flash fiction, prose, poetry — it’s all good here on Writer’s Island Weasel, that’s why the name “writer’s”… πŸ˜‰

    • writersisland

      Welcome to Writer’s Island Victoria, sorry the delay in moderating your post — doesn’t usually happen, but we were at a big golf tournament on another island… πŸ˜‰

  6. There is a little bit of the “beyond the beyond” in my response!

    Happy weekend all!

  7. This one snuck up on me. It started as one thing and then ran off in a different direction.

  8. My lovely guests have just left
    for all points west
    after a sing song to end all sing songs.

    I have no energy left,
    I have no imagination.
    I write about what I know.
    In a very long life
    I’ve seen such a lot
    In so many spheres, giving
    Inspiration, but not imagination.

  9. wow, welcome back Writer’s Island πŸ™‚

    anyway, here’s my first take on the prompt.
    i imagine i was a clown. maybe. hehe

  10. This is a poem I wrote some time ago.
    I am very busy this weekend it is my husband’s birthday and of course my muse it just not cooperating with me right now. So I thought this would fit the prompt …

  11. Am I still in the spam bin…???

  12. been a busy couple of weeks spending time with my two daughters, grandchildren and friends…after the loss of my ex wife to a horrible accident rideing one of her horses…she was a great lady, great mom,great nurse and we all miss her. Anyways this is a short zen poem I wrote for my daughters….untitled….but I will call it IMAGINE

  13. I may not be on the island much this week – I’m doing a poetry course a few miles from here. Enjoy yourselves.

    • writersisland

      No Blue, not late, you got here precisely when you could, which is exactly when you should — and we are pleased you did… πŸ˜‰

  14. I just found out that Writers Island is back up and running! I’m so glad, because it was one of my favorite memes. My name’s changed, but it’s still me, Texasblu. πŸ˜‰

  15. Intrigued by this, imagination has been on my mind for a few weeks. Thank you.


  16. Dee

    I am late and on vacation – I will try to read but internet connections will be intermittent so I may have to catch up when I get home

    • writersisland

      Have great fun on your vacation Dee, and perhaps limited internet access will prove a blessing in disguise… πŸ˜‰

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