Motivation. A Photography and Poetry Prompt

Motivation. A Photography and Poetry Prompt

This week has not really been big on motivation for me when it came to my blog, I have to be honest. I have kind of felt like it can take a little bit of a back seat for a number of reasons – which include me generally living life!

With the weather being so lovely, I have found a different motivation so, after school on Monday, Ross, Grace and I went for a walk before dinner. I took my camera and we set off down the hill and then up and around to the park.

Grace and Ross headed for the swings (standard) and I decided to photograph them (again, standard) but I wanted to find a different angle on the whole thing.

With ‘motivation’ being this weeks photography and poetry prompt, I felt this was an apt image – motivating in more ways than one. Please find my poem – a rhyming acrostic – below.

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Moping around all day, it won’t get you very far
Other people see you moan and won’t care who you are
Total dedication to justย where you want to be
I‘m a firm believer of be the change you want to see
Vocalise and mobilise and put your best foot first
Actions speak much louder than words, a life is unrehearsed
Time and tide wait for no man, isn’t that the saying?
I’m the only one in my life who can make sure I’m purveying
Over and above everything I need my determination
No one else but me can find my total motivation

Victoria Welton 15th April 2015

Prose for Thought

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  1. April 25, 2015 / 10:51 pm

    Spot on Vicky! Perfect rhythmn and it makes sense too… always a bonus ๐Ÿ˜‰ #prose4t

  2. April 24, 2015 / 10:31 am

    Really nice photo! ๐Ÿ˜€
    And a really nice poem. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. April 21, 2015 / 7:56 am

    Fantastic shot and poem Vicky, I love them both. I wish I could write prose but it’s just not my forte! Sometimes blogs do need to take a back seat to life because they are all-consuming xx #PoCoLo

  4. April 20, 2015 / 9:24 am

    What a great shot! I love the poem too, you’re right motivation can come and go sometimes but taking a break can be a good thing! As I say this typing in Thailand in the air con hotel room! x
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  5. April 19, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    Hi Victoria, just looking at the photograph made me feel a little giddy! Did you lie down for the shot?

    I too believe that it is up to us to make changes in our lives if we aren’t as happy as maybe we could be. But I am also a believer that sometimes we have to ride the waves of life and go with the flow. It’s impossible to be motivated all of the time and it’s healthy to be distracted by living life every now and again.

    When you are in the right mindset your motivation will return, but for now continue living (and enjoying) life!

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  6. Lucy @ bottlefor2
    April 19, 2015 / 11:01 am

    Great poem and great picture Vic. You do so well to keep motivated to write a poem each week. I can’t always find the time, but love joining in when I do.
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  7. kidGLloves
    April 19, 2015 / 8:26 am

    Lucas says – Oh Missy V!! This is an awesome photo and Grace and Ross look they were going VERY high!!! The Mother says she loves your poem and we all send you HUGE hugs xxx #pocolo
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  8. April 17, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    I very much agree that we are the masters of our fate. I try to follow Gandhi’s quote ‘the future depends on what you do today’, with big emphasis on today. If I won’t make small steps every day I will never reach my destination.
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  9. April 17, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    That’s a fab shot and I love the poem that goes with it – especially the last line – always a good reminder that the only person who can really motivate us is ourselves.
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  10. April 17, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    Those 2 are brilliant muses aren’t they?! How lovely to enjoy the lighter, milder evenings ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great minds…I did a rhyming acrostic too this week but with a much shorter word! X
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  11. April 17, 2015 / 9:11 am

    What a great shot and brilliant poem Victoria. I think we all go through a drop in motivation, we just have to wait for that spark of inspiration to next strike and enjoy the times when our motivation is high ๐Ÿ™‚
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  12. April 17, 2015 / 8:29 am

    Hope you get your mojo back, when I’m feeling like this I usually head over to Pintetest for some motivational quotes! #PoCoLo
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  13. April 17, 2015 / 6:32 am

    What an amazing photo – I take so many of my two on the swings but have never thought to try an angle like this. It’s brilliant! Lovely poem too xx
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  14. Maddy@writingbubble
    April 16, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    Fab photo – love the angle and the movement and the feeling of freedom in it. Great poem too – very motivational. xx
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  15. Mrs TeePot
    April 16, 2015 / 12:08 pm

    What a great angle for the photo! I miss going on the swings!
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  16. April 16, 2015 / 11:00 am

    Fantastic image and words to go with this week’s theme. Motivation is hard to keep consistent, but you’re right in saying that no one can find it better than yourself. Thank you so much for such a lovely post! It’s wonderful to start my day with a little motivation such as this piece ๐Ÿ™‚
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  17. teacuptoria
    April 16, 2015 / 7:13 am

    Hello Vic, what a fantastic poem. I love the way you’ve started each line with a letter from ‘Motivation’ but you’ve also managed to make it effortlessly rhyme too. It reads beautifully, you really are very talented. xx
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  18. April 15, 2015 / 10:53 pm

    Great pic. I’m feeling ashamed that I’ve hardly picked by fab camera up of late, I must start again tomorrow! Like you, I lost all blogging motivation, but largely because I have things hanging over my head. I’ll get there! x
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