Prompt 3 – Make It So

August 23, 2015: Prompt 3 – Make It So

  1. Suzanne Carey

Memories of another time.. I used to grovel for his love… I lowered my standards to suit him..becoming jaded and angry
Until you… I submerged myself in your radiance, felt the warmth of your light.
Afraid to love until you asked me to simply release my fear and make it happen.. And I did.. And now.. Love

© 2015 Suzanne Carey


2. Robert Mihaly

“Make It So!”

At one time long ago
I was on the rise
Artistic talent

But the art world…
Always jaded
My prospects

Must I grovel
Lower myself
I asked…
Not my way

For years
In harsh reality
None but myself
To say
Let go

When push
Meets shove
& you know
You must go
It’s your’s
To say
“Make it so!”

© 2015 Robert Mihaly


3. Heidi Barnes

“Make It So” A Freewrite
Posted on August 24, 2015 by Heidi
I haven’t done one of these in a while. A friend of mine has started a Free Write of her own and this is the first time I’ve been able to participate. I have forgotten how much fun they are and how they help loosen up the mind. So often I get caught up in the words I end up getting stuck. These Free Writes help unplug my brain so the words flow easier.

If you want to join go to Sharyl Fuller’s site Writing Outside the Lines and check it out.

So here is my submission for this weeks Writing Challenge. The idea is to just write. While I did fix spelling errors, there is no other type of editing. I hope you enjoy.

Word Bank: grovel submerge radiance lower jaded

Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images

I wanted to ask why? What had happened in the past that had made him so jaded? The boy I remember was loving, caring, put others before himself. This man I hardly recognized. Oh the features were the same if not a little older. The same brown hair, the same crooked nose, the same broad chest and narrow waist. It was the hazel eyes that were the most changed. They did not have the same light that shone the radiance of his soul. That beautiful innocence. Now they were dark and angry. At what I did not know. All I knew was that those eyes were leveled at me and they frightened me. Lowering my eyes, I fought not to grovel at his feet. I would not give him the satisfaction of knowing how much he frightened me, and I refused to submerge myself in the horrors that surrounded him. I would not become what he was, no matter what he did to me.

“Your eyes are downcast, but you do not submit,” his voice shivered over me, cold and condemning.

“I will not bow to what you have become,” I answered with more confidence than I was feeling inside.

The silence stretched on.

“You know the consequences,” he whispered.

Was that fear in his voice? What was he afraid of? He was in complete control. I was at his mercy. There was nowhere for me to run, to hide. Yet he sounded afraid. Slowly raising my eyes, taking in every inch of his well-honed body; I risked a peek up into those eyes and saw they were a little too wide. A little too wild. What was going on?

Without speaking I once again lowered my eyes, giving him my answer. There was a small gasp of surprise then the room seemed to grow colder. I could feel him steal himself from what was to come.

“Very well,” he said his voice flat, unemotional, cold. “Make it so.”

© 2015 Heidi Barnes

Have a wonderful day.


4. Annie

Make It So

Writing Outside the Lines Prompt 3 — Week of August 23, 2015

One of my favorite things to write with for a prompt is a word list. Using the above quote and the following words … you may use one or all of them … write about a time, a thing, an idea, etc that you were allowed to “Make It So”!

Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images

Word Bank:

grovel submerge radiance lower jaded


In my past, I have had to lower myself

grovel and beg to get things accomplished

Not because I am a week individual


Because I have worked for/with some of

extremely controlling individuals

during my career who never allowed me

to spread my wings…

to let my radiance shine…

to let me be the person I have always been

In my advanced years…

Jaded by many

I no longer care what they think of me…

my ideas…

my wants, needs and desires …

I will no longer hide…

Submerge myself and what I want

to do…

to be…

and will each and every day be

true to me and only me

for the first time in my life

I will …


Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie


5. Wild Thing


In the light, we see all we need to see . . .
In the light, we see all we need to see . . .
I Watch Her

Sipping my coffee
I watch her
Apron slips over
Her grey head
Gnarled fingers tie the knot

She waves off help
I watch her
Doing what she
Has done
Hundreds of times before

We fall silent
I watch her
Her task mindless
She gazes beyond
The window over the sink

What does she see
I watch her
Does she think
What could have been
Does she have regrets

Back stick straight
I watch her
Harsh light is unkind
To her face
Every wrinkle pronounced

Sensible clothes & shoes
I watch her
No designer labels
A closet full
Of interchangeable drab

She finishes up
I watch her
Quickly, neatly, folded apron
She walks over
Pulls out the chair

She takes my hand
I watch her
Love in her eyes
She says to me
“Now let’s talk about you.”

It is then
I watch her
And I realize
I wouldn’t change
Anything about her

© 2015 Wild Thing

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