Writing 101, Day 6: Fallacy

Assignment: Today, let’s write poems that are wholly illogical.

Let’s see how miserably we can get reason to fail; both our reason and the reason that guides our readers.

Try not to consider this prompt as a call to nonsense but rather a call to use your good(creative)sense to arrive at firmly misconstrued ends. Surprise yourself.


Prompt: Fallacy

I’ve never surprised myself yet,

Today must be the day I bet.

When I read the word Fallacy,

Immediately I  thought of logic and philosophy.


Poets and philosophers are not the kind,

To enter so readily in my unoccupied mind.

What will I write if I haven’t a clue,

Time is fast approaching when this is due.


This is the true story of a stranger,

Who posed as a religious holy man.

My mother was impressed by his behavior,

She immediately became his fan .


He wanted  rice and sweets on that  day,

My mother sent the servant  shopping,

While his sermon  started  without delay,

And  my naive  mother was busy  cooking.


The food was ready he sat at the table,

Ate as much as he was  able.

He mentioned he needed some cash,

To get something for my mother in a dash.


In the meantime he declared in that corner,

There is a whole lot of  treasure for her.

With these words he left our house that day,

Promising to come back yet another May.


Did we see him ? Unfortunately not,

My mom deserved what she got.

God gave us brain to use it not lose it,

Can we ever learn from our mistakes ?

I sincerely doubt it!

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365 days Writing Prompt: Switcheroo

If you could switch blogs with any blogger for a week, with whom would you switch with and why?

I don’t think I’d switch with any blogger right now ,I’ve already done this prompt. What I’d like to do is I’d check the bloggers who are creative and impressive.I’d  switch for a day to know how their system works, if I’m not comfortable I’d move on to the next one, I’ll spend the week observing seven blogs, on the seventh day, I’d start writing notes to the seven bloggers thanking them for letting me observe their blogs.

I’ll see which ones have taught me something, I might borrow some of their impressive stuff with their permission.

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DP Daily Prompt: Personal Space Post By Ranu

I started blogging,after I read a  post of my course participant.It was his first post. I wondered about blogging myself. I asked the course facilitator,he encouraged me. I prepared to write a post. In the beginning I wrote about anything that came to mind. Then I wrote a story,another course participant advised  me to expand the story. I did that,I soon felt I had extended it long enough,I should give it an ending. The same person once again encouraged me to write about some cities in my homeland.

Next came the suggestion to translate Tagore’s poems. I thought it was a great idea,when I started I realized I liked Tagore’s poems and his songs,the idea of translating them into English,was in my mind  not a piece of cake. I had some rocky roads to climb at first,I thought how dare did I even attempt to do such an arduous  task. I continued to translate and felt at some point I must quit. I didn’t do it yet. The comments from the same person keeps me going.Every now and then I write something different. But I go back to Tagore’s work.

To some extent my blog is a place where I try to express myself and see how creative I can be. I don’t think I’ve been able to attract many readers to read my blogs.I only have a few loyal course participants,who regularly read my blog. I’ve tried visiting other blogs and also left my comments,but I don’t find them showing any interest to read mine.If they read it,I don’t have any evidence,because there are no comments left by them.

I still am on the look out to know what topics would encourage  other bloggers to read my post. At this moment I have my very faithful friends who make an effort to visit my blog and leave a comment. I couldn’t have asked for more.