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Poetry Inspired by Brenda Arledge - Proof

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Brenda Arledge's Prompt - Proof

Brenda Arledge’s prompt, ‘proof’ is a very interesting prompt, as this word has multiple meanings. The first poem I wrote is an acrostic one. Each of the other poems addresses a different meaning of proof. I certainly did not cover every possibility, but I used some of the most common definitions of proof.

Acrostic Poem

Proof can mean so many things

Ratings for the proof of whiskey

Or is there enough proof of a crime

Our poetry proofreading is the key

For it will make it proof positive to me

Proof in The Pudding

The proof is in the pudding

As the old saying goes

The only way to really know

Is to taste it I suppose

Proof of Your Love

Moonshiners

Moonshiners shake the mason jar

To check the proof of their shine

Looking to see the bubbles disappear

Smiling they say this is fine

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Baby Proof

Baby proof sharp edges and corners

Cover the electrical outlets fully

Place the safety gate by the stairs

Baby’s safety is not being a bully

Proof of Life

Proof of life the family asks

Please let our loved one go

Finishing that chore gleefully

The title you can surely quote

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District Attorney Proof

Proof the district attorney asked

Or how can I begin to proceed

There is no confession you know

I need more proof to exceed

Proof of Evolution That You Can Find on Your Body

Proofread

Proofread your work so carefully

To publish the book you wrote

Finishing that chore gleefully

The title you can surely quote

© 2021 Pamela Oglesby

Comments

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 30, 2021:

Hi Chitrangada,

I was surprised at the many possible meanoings of the word proof. It made it more interesting to write the poems.

I am glad you found me and that you liked the poems. Thank you so much for your nice comments. Take care,

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 30, 2021:

Interesting response to the word prompt challenge, Proof! It's amazing, how a single word can be interpreted, in so many different ways!

I loved all your poems! Great going, even in poetry writing!

I had missed this one earlier on my feed!

Thank you for sharing this!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 30, 2021:

Hi Linda,

I enjoyed writing these poems, and I like the pudding one the best also.

Thank you so much for your comments. Take care.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 30, 2021:

Hi MG,

It has been enjoyable to write these poems since I am new at this type of writing. Thank you for your support. I appreciate you reading and commenting.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 30, 2021:

Hi Alyssa,

I think everyone liked proof in the pudding the best. It was fun to write these poems. I like to explore the prompt for possible meanings.

I appreciate your comments. Take care.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 30, 2021:

Hi Vidya,

I am glad you enjoyed these poems. It was really fun writing them and the pudding one was my favorite too.

Thanks so much for your comments. Take care.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 29, 2021:

This is a great collection of poems about “proof.” I love the one about the pudding!

MG Singh emge from Singapore on April 29, 2021:

It is always good to attempt something you haven't done, so all credit to you for wonderful poems.

Alyssa from Ohio on April 29, 2021:

I always enjoy reading your poetry Pamela! I like how you explored the many meanings behind the term. The ending to your poem, Proof in the Pudding was my favorite!

VIDYA D SAGAR on April 29, 2021:

Hi Pamela, what a beautiful variety of poems with Brenda's word prompt. You have really evolved into a great poet. It was fun reading these poems. Especially the one about pudding.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 29, 2021:

Hi Misbah,

I just never thought about writing poetry until Brenda's first prompt. I have found I enjoy it. Brenda has inspired many of us.

I am glad you enjoyed my poems, and I appreciate your comments.

Love and Blessings to you as well!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 29, 2021:

Pamela, You have done a brilliant job with Brenda's prompt. I enjoyed all the poems. Sometimes, your wonderful poetry makes me think why were you so unaware of your poetic skills. Thanks to Brenda's prompt challenges, she made us meet a new poetess here.

I enjoyed!! Thanks a million for sharing it

Blessings and Love

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 28, 2021:

Hi Adrienne,

It would be interesting to know where that phrase came from. I have heard it since I was a child. I tried to add some humor to my poems this time, so I am glad you caught that. I appreciate your comments, as always. Take care.

Adrienne Farricelli on April 28, 2021:

It was interesting to see your interpretations of the word proof in poems. I liked the proof in the pudding poem in particular, you added a nice humor twist! I wonder what's the exact origin of that saying.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 27, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

That video was on YouTube. I looked at several and I thought the two I chose fit the poetry. I thought the evolution one was so interesting as I have never hears that before.

I wanted the poems to be fun and make people smile. I hope I did that to some degree.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. This prompt was a good one it hasd such a variety of meanings. I hope you are having a good day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 27, 2021:

Pamela,

Your poems made me smile.

Your acrostic poem mentions proof of alcohol, crime and proofreading poetry.. that part is cute.

I love your Proof is in the Pudding poem. " the only way to really know is to taste it I suppose"

The video by King & Country is awesome.

Moonshiners shaking to see if bubbles disappear.

Baby proof those sharp edges

Proof of life wanting to let love ones go

District attorney needing proof to proceed

Where did you find this video on proof of evolution?

Definitely got to proofread that book.

OH MY...you've thought of everything!

You've been hiding your poetic side way too long.

Great work here.

I'll post a link on the article.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 27, 2021:

Hi Ann,

I appreciate your comments, as always. I am enjoying writing the poetry.

I am much better now. I had 2 bouts of. bronchitis this spring, but I am well now. I hope all is well with you also, Ann. Take care.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 27, 2021:

Hi Shauna,

Maybe not being completely evolved is a good thing. Haha! I thought that video was very interesting, and I thought it fit into the poetry.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. I hope you are having a good day.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 27, 2021:

Great job, Pamela. I especially like Proof in the Pudding. It made me chuckle. So simple and so true!

I found the evolution video to be very interesting. I have the tendon they mentioned at the beginning of the video in both arms. Guess, I'm not completely evolved, huh? Ha ha.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 27, 2021:

Love your entertaining response to Brenda's 'proof' prompt.

Your poetry is blossoming, Pamela! I hope all's well with you.

Ann

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 27, 2021:

Hi Peggy,

Thank you for reading and commenting. I hope you are having a good week.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 27, 2021:

You used many meanings of proof in your poems. Good job, Pamela!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 27, 2021:

Hi Lorna,

Thank you so much for you very nice comments. I have found Brenda's prompts to be fun.

Have a good day!

Lorna Lamon on April 27, 2021:

You have definitely excelled at this prompt Pamela and I enjoyed reading each of the poems with their varied meanings. A wonderful and clever write.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 27, 2021:

Hi John,

While I very much appreciate your comments, I have no doubt that you can meet Brenda's prompt in an excellent way, which far surpasses my skills.

Have a great day, John!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 27, 2021:

These are wonderful examples of the different meanings of "proof." What a great response to the challenge, Pamela. you set the bar high for the rest of us.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 27, 2021:

Hi Liz,

It is really amazing how many different meanings there are to some words. I don't think I got all of them.

Thank you so much for your comments. Have a good day!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on April 27, 2021:

Hi Ms Dora,

Thank you so much for your kind words. I have enjoyed writing the poems.

Have a good day!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 27, 2021:

Pamela, your hidden poetic skills come bursting forth in this prompt. With all these various definitions, you've done an excellent job.

Liz Westwood from UK on April 27, 2021:

I really enjoyed reading this poetry collection. It is amazing how one word can have so many slightly different connotations. You have risen very well to the poetry challenge.

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