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Seven deviations were submitted to the prompt of 'name'.  They were all enjoyable to read, but the one that stood out the most to me was [Solitaire] by copper9lives. It's a wonderful piece, you should all check it out.



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SelfBefore there was him there was no me.
Legitimatly speaking I was undefined.
An emptiness walking along steps instead of stones.
Following what was the line of living...
He breathed meaning into my soul, and made life burst before me.
He began to paint color into what he called 'our' world.
His arms remained around me through my days of bliss, and there was no sweeter sound then him whispering what became my name.
The Jazz he would play on his records while we sipped our coffee on the couch became our theme songs.
The smell of sweet cream and strong beans became familiarity.
Poetry would spill from his mouth in slow syrupy words. Addicted I would watch every form his lips would transform, listening to every note his voice would reach.
He filled me with himself.
Only once he was gone did I realize, I had no name.
Once 'our' world became 'my' world, I no longer knew who 'it' belonged to.
My feet turned to the stairs this body walked before, but my hands habitually grabbed a record to play
call my nameIn your last days
you must have called my name
a hundred times,
You needed me so much.
Now I´d give anything and everything
to hear your voice
call my name again,
just one more time.
by Suzanne Karbach                          august 2014
NamesMany people have been called names,
Many different names have hurt people.
Why?
Names can't, and won't define us,
Just us our birth given name does not.
If I were to have a child and name her Ariel, does that suddenly make her a mermaid?
No, it doesn't, and if our given name won't define us, the names we are called certainly can't.
Why is being called ugly or worthless any different from that?
Just because we are called that, it won't automatically make us that.
It's all about what you believe.
You believe you are ugly, and you allow such silly little names to hurt you.
Have you ever called someone a name and not meant it?
If you call a beautiful person ugly, does that make them that?
If I called you Cinderella, are you going to turn into a Disney princess and ride off into the sunset?
The answer is no, because only who you are and what you do can define you,
No name, no words can change who you really are.
YOU can change who you really are.
A Name?A Name?
"I have many names."
I have been called many names 
Not all of them fit me well
I know too well that I was levelled blame 
But time will always tell
Some words were screamed at me in rage
By angry sires
In one word I experienced a hell
I felt the raging fires
The worth that burned on their tongues
The heat deep in their hearts
It induced me find the way to separate
And live far apart
renaissance.jpega name like mine
lies, for it wishes to hide its
owner behind
those
elegant,
presumptuous
mourning portraits
[like
always]
but that particular pattern of
vowels and
consonants
has long since been
engulfed in
pulsing tissue and
snaking
muscle fibers
a routine;
commonplace
a contradiction;
forever
me
... describing your life... given a birth name
Their expectations burden
what you will be called
rests on how you live your life
your birth name carved on a stone




Welcome to Heart-of-Poetry's forty first writing prompt. Hopefully these weekly journals will inspire some new ideas to keep you writing. You may write for our prompts in any format you wish -- poetry, prose, flash fiction -- just so the content is based off this week's theme.

This week's theme is illusion. A sight of the oasis in the desert. The nightmares that haunt us. Write about this.

Remember to submit your new deviation to the Weekly Prompt folder. If you would be so kind, also mention this prompt (and the group's name) in your deviation's description. Have fun!

Deadline: September 8th

Happy writing! Oilux
Welcome to Heart-of-Poetry's fortieth  writing prompt. Hopefully these weekly journals will inspire some new ideas to keep you writing. You may write for our prompts in any format you wish -- poetry, prose, flash fiction -- just so the content is based off this week's theme.

This week's theme is name. Do you feel as if your name defines you? A lot of people do. For as Shakespeare wrote, "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

Remember to submit your new deviation to the Weekly Prompt folder. If you would be so kind, also mention this prompt (and the group's name) in your deviation's description. Have fun!

Deadline: August 31st

Happy writing! Oilux
Hello members, and let's welcome our newest contest, "At the Center" suggested by Prettykitty473.



:iconfloatingheartplz: At the Center Contest! :iconfloatingheartplz:

Theme: At the Center. What is at the center of your heart? The center of your soul? What truly lies in the center of the Earth besides molten rock? Anything could be there, and we want you to write about it.

Poetry and literature will be accepted in any form during this contest. There will be a limit of 100 lines for poetry and 10,000 words for literature.



:star:Rules:star:

1. Three entries per deviant

2. Mature content is allowed, but it must have a warning

3. Must be 100 lines or under for poetry, and under 10,000 words for literature.

4. Your entry must be written for this contest (published after this journal)

5. Please submit to the In the Center Contest 2014 - OPEN Favorites Collection. Entries to the gallery will not be judged.

6. Entries will be accepted from August 8th to October 15th.

7. Judging will commence from October 16th through October 22nd..



:heart: Prizes :heart:


**Please note the group if you'd like to offer any additional prizes! We are always looking for prize donations**


1st place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will feature in a long mention in the group's blog. A literary request and 100 :points: from our Co-Founder, Oilux. A critique courtesy from the group on any piece

2nd place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will be mentioned in the group's blog. A literary request and 75 :points: from our Co-Founder, Oilux.

3rd place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will be mentioned in the group's blog. A literary request 50 :points: from our Co-Founder, Oilux.

Honorable Mentions (applies to all participants): Everyone will be mentioned for participating and receive a llama badge from karasoul



Leave a comment below if you have any questions, or contact our admins:
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:love: Have fun, everyone! :love:
It's been too long since a journal entry was published here. I have missed you all dearly, but some news does need to be stated.

:bulletred: First of all, the weekly prompts will start up again. We left them to wait patiently back in 2013, and I think it's time we started up with them again. For those of you who haven't been here since 2013, it's really easy to participate. All you have to do is go and submit your deviation to the weekly prompt folder, and then the deviation which stood out the most will get featured. Of course there will be honorable mentions. :heart:


:bulletorange: Second, it's time for some member participation? :happybounce: What would you like to see done and/or changed by the group? Now it's your time to vent! Well you can either note the group, leave a comment, or send me a note in private. Every suggestion will be taken seriously, and listened to with the up-most care.

:bulletyellow: How does anyone feel about another contest starting up? I think it would be a great idea, but of course, we do need people to participate. Idea's for themes would be great to hear, along with all the other things I hope to hear from you all from this journal.

:bulletgreen: Finally, I just wanted to apologize for not being so active in this group. Yet I read every deviation which comes through here, and they are all wonderful. I'm proud to know our group has so much talent. :party:
Sorry for the wait! Here are the results!


:trophy: Third Place: The Birth of a Writer“Mom! I put six words together!” by starswirl3


:trophy: Second Place: The name I call myselfI etch my name into my skin:
F-A-I-L-U-R-E
by HereLizaKnight


:trophy: First Place: Funeral arrangements per the family's request."Don't send flowers. They'll die, too." by everystupidstar




:heart: Prizes :heart:

1st place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will feature in a long mention in the group's blog. A literary request and 100 :points: from our Co-Founder, *Oilux. A critique courtesy from the group on any piece

2nd place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will be mentioned in the group's blog. A literary request and 75 :points: from our Co-Founder, *Oilux.

3rd place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will be mentioned in the group's blog. A literary request 50 :points: from our Co-Founder, *Oilux.

Honorable Mentions (applies to all participants): Everyone will be mentioned for participating and receive a llama badge from ~karasoul

*Journal Notes*

Get your ideas flowing with Heart-of-Poetry's writing prompts!

Our prompts are updated once a week. Do you have a suggestion for next week's idea? Note the group! :note:

Want to participate? It's easy:
1.) Check the group journal for this week's theme.
2.) Write a poem/prose/vignette based on said theme.
3.) Submit your new deviation to the Weekly Prompt folder.
(Last week's submissions can be found in the Past Prompts folder.)

:jsenn: Prompt Schedule:jsenn:


[2-21-2012] Prompt #1: Sunrise and Sunset
[2-28-2012] Prompt #2: Music
[3-06-2012] Prompt #3: Time
[3-13-2012] Prompt #4: Masquerade
[3-20-2012] Prompt #5: Rain
[3-27-2012] Prompt #6: Comfort
[4-3-2012] Prompt #7: Dreams
[4-10-2012] Prompt #8: Survival
[6-9-2012] Prompt #9: History
[6-16-2012] Prompt #10: Monster
[6-23-2012] Prompt #11: Faith
[6-30-2012] Prompt #12: Silence
[7-7-2012] Prompt #13: Fight
[7-14-2012] Prompt #14: Devils and Angels
[7-21-2012] Prompt #15: Forget
[7-28-2012] Prompt #16: Reality
[8-4-2012] Prompt #17: Dystopia
[8-11-2012] Prompt #18: Courage
[8-18-2012] Prompt #19: Five Senses
[8-26-2012] Prompt #20: Song
[9-3-2012] Prompt #21: Treasure
[9-10-2012] Prompt #22: Lullaby
[9-17-2012] Prompt #23: Only Human
[9-24-2012] Prompt #24: Obsession
[10-4-2012] Prompt #25: Future
[10-11-2012] Prompt #26: Lost Love
[10-19-2012] Prompt #27: Fool's Paradise
[10-26-2012] Prompt #28: Eternity
[11-3-2012] Prompt #29: Excuses
[11-11-2012] Prompt #30: Magic
[11-18-2012] Prompt #31: Myth and Legend
[11-25-2012] Prompt #32: Addiction
[12-2-2012] Prompt #33: Chiché
[12-10-2012] Prompt #34: Journey
[12-17-2012] Prompt #35: Ruins
[12-24-2012] Prompt #36: Snow
[1-17-2013] Prompt #37: Color
[1-24-2013] Prompt #38: Blood
[2-16-2013] Prompt #39: Menace

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