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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

~ Lao Tzu 

Use Your Words

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

To add an extra twist to this challenge, please welcome Marin, our oldest kiddo (15 years old) here to guest post! She’s currently the Co-President of the Poetry Club at school so it is no wonder that she’d choose her preferred medium to share with us today.

a word 1Love

Love is quite the silly thing,

There are many unexpected feelings,

That it tends to bring.

My heart has jumped from high to low,

Since I have been hit with your love arrow.

I have traveled through mountains,

I have traversed the skies,

Every time I get lost in your eyes.

I tripped, I fell and I haven’t returned,

Over you, silly boy, no matter how much it burns,

Through the excruciating pain, you’re heart is still worth it.

From the heavens you came, like my lucky golden nugget,

I’ve kept you close, for all you know,

You escaped through my heart’s window though.

Love and life lessons that burn stripes across my still beating heart,

I am much stronger and wiser now,

Enjoying a beautiful life that no longer has you cast in a leading part.


a word

Her words were:

love ~ arrow ~ unexpected ~ excruciating ~ mountain ~ returned

They were submitted by: http://Bakinginatornado.com

She’s the fabulous brains behind this awesome challenge. If you’d like to be included next month in the challenge, pop over to our favorite gal and she’ll give you the details!


The links to the other fabulous “Use Your Words” posts:

http://BakingInATornado.com                   Baking In A Tornado

http://batteredhope.blogspot.com             Battered Hope

http://www.JuiceboxConfession.com          Juicebox Confession

www.theblacksheepmom.blogspot.com      Black Sheep Mom

http://stacysewsandschools.wordpress.com   Stacy Sews and Schools

http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/              Confessions of a part time working mom

http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com     Evil Joy Speaks

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com         Spatulas on Parade               

http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com.au      Searching for Sanity

http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/               The Bergham’s Life Chronicles

www.fbxadventures.blogspot.com                      FBX Adventures (In Parenting)

http://www.healingtomato.com                     Healing Tomato

http://dates2diapers2.blogspot.com                Dates 2 Diapers 2

http://followmehome.shellybean.com               Follow me home . . .

www.outmannedmommy.com/                       Outmanned
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  1. Michele@followmehome

    Beautiful poetry, Marin. You certainly have a gift! The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Happy weekend to you and your mom 🙂
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  2. Karen @ Baking In A Tornado

    Marin did such a beautiful job on this challenge. That’s quite a talented family you have, Mama Nutty!
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  3. Healing Tomato


    What a lovely poem! I think Marin has a long career ahead of her. She is very smart and this post tugs at my heart strings!
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  4. Tamara

    How fabulous to outsource your words to your daughter and she comes up with this beautiful poem! Way to go!
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