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Ninth Prompt Of Lifeline Poetry Contest

The Refusal To Accept. Ninth Prompt Of Lifeline Poetry Contest. A Poem written by Colleen Millsteed.
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This poem has been written as part of Sahil Patel Lifeline’s poetry prompts. Thank you, Sahil for the invite.

Today’s prompt is: Write a poem about when you first experienced success. What is your first memory of achieving something grand or special? What you felt when you achieved it. …


He returns to extract his revenge

Assassin From The Portal. He returns to extract his revenge. A Fiction Short Story written by Colleen Millsteed.
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I’m sitting in my office, staring out the window, watching the dark black clouds roll in. There is a dangerous storm about to hit, so I decide to leave, hoping to get home before it hits.

It’s only three o’clock but we are having guests over for dinner tonight. Not…


Demons in the wild

Dangerous Thief. Demons in the wild. A Non-Fiction Short Story written by Colleen Millsteed.
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When I was a child I was fascinated with snakes. It all began when I was nine years old, my brother and I found some ‘legless lizards’ in our backyard, under am old tree that had been cut down. There were a dozen or so, all about 30cm long.

We…


Eighth Prompt Of Lifeline Poetry Contest

Chained And Shackled. Eighth Prompt Of Lifeline Poetry Contest. A Poem written by Colleen Millsteed.
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This poem has been written as part of Sahil Patel Lifeline’s poetry prompts. Thank you, Sahil for the invite.

Today’s prompt is: Write a poem, as the main character of your story, what do you really want? Don’t write so many random things, just talk about the thing you want…


Seventh Prompt Of Lifeline Poetry Contest

The Universe is Behind My Door. Seventh Prompt Of Lifeline Poetry Contest. A Poem written by Colleen Millsteed.
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This poem has been written as part of Sahil Patel Lifeline’s poetry prompts. Thank you, Sahil for the invite.

Today’s prompt is: Write a poem about sharing your thoughts on Spirituality and how you are pursuing it. How do you see your future on the path of spirituality! What kind…


Sixth Prompt Of Lifeline Poetry Contest

A Sign On My Forehead Screams Failure. Sixth Prompt Of Lifeline Poetry Contest. A Poem written by Colleen Millsteed.
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This poem has been written as part of Sahil Patel Lifeline’s poetry prompts. Thank you, Sahil for the invite.

Today’s prompt is: Write a poem about a task or work that you gave up on just because you were failing at it and regret that you didn’t try it for…


Fifth Prompt Of Lifeline Poetry Contest

The Animals Clearly Said No. Fifth Prompt Of Lifeline Poetry Contest. A Poem written by Colleen Millsteed.
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This poem has been written as part of Sahil Patel Lifeline’s poetry prompts. Thank you, Sahil for the invite.

Today’s prompt is: Write a poem about your most significant experience with nature.

I was just not listening hard enough

I was going camping one night
Out in Mother Nature’s glory,
What I…


Fourth Prompt Of Lifeline Poetry Contest

Frost Bite Doesn’t Get More Real. Fourth Prompt Of Lifeline Poetry Contest. A Poem written by Colleen Millsteed.
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This poem has been written as part of Sahil Patel Lifeline’s poetry prompts. Thank you, Sahil for the invite.

Today’s prompt is: Write a poem about the biggest lesson that travelling has taught you.

My disastrous travelling trip

Eight months to travel
Anyone’s dream,
But I forgot one thing
Seems cold is the…


At such a young age I was terrified I would die if I dared to sleep

Nine Years Of Age And Too Terrified To Sleep. At such a young age I was terrified I would die if I dared to sleep. A Non-Fiction Story written by Colleen Millsteed.
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My father remarried when I was approximately seven years of age. He married a woman who had two children of her own. Her son was the same age as me and her daughter was a couple of years younger.

Meanwhile, my Father had three girls and I was the youngest.


Third Prompt Of Lifeline Poetry Contest

The Fear Of The Unknown. Third Prompt Of Lifeline Poetry Contest. A Poem written by Colleen Millsteed.
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This poem has been written as part of Sahil Patel Lifeline’s poetry prompts. Thank you, Sahil for the invite.

Today’s prompt is: Write a poem about the scariest thing about death.

What is it about Death
About the end of life,
That I fear the most
Is it the Afterlife?

Colleen Millsteed

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