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Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 34 (Habits) - "Habits"; “Witch's Spell ~ Strong Desire" & "Virtue"

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

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Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 34 (Habits) - "Habits"; “Witch's Spell ~ Strong Desire" & "Virtue" is what my muse came up with from the word prompt, "Habits."

There are three poems.

My acrostic poem "Habits" shows us how habits become a strong desire we can't shake.

"Witch's Spell ~ Strong Desire" tells us how a habit feels like we are under a spell for we have no control.

"Virtue" tells us how someone can have a lot of wonderful habits with good and moral values, but can still get angry and release a bad one.

"Why Do Bad Habits Feel So Good? By After Skool"

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Habits

Hard to stop

Automatic gestures

Behavior we do regularly

Impacting our daily life

Taking control over us

Strong desire we can’t shake.

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Witch's Spell ~ Strong Desire

There are days she wishes

she didn’t want that morning puff

but as the hands on the clock pass

she feels the need to take that hit.


With a Bic lighter in her hand

she grabs that roll your own cigarette

lighting the end like there’s no tomorrow

taking that smooth tasting drag

then exhaling with a big relief.


Those certain times of the day

nag at her constantly

like a ghostly warning

until she gives in

like she is under some kind of spell

releasing the witch’s magic.

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Virtue

She can’t walk pass a kitty

without speaking gibberish cat talk

or spoiling it like a little tot.


Nor utter the words “No"

when someone needs a helping hand,

despite the time it takes.


She writes those checks each month

paying her bills by the due date,

not a moment late.


She sees good in all,

never meeting a stranger

as she finds a kind word or two to speak.


She has a tremendous flare

for using good behavior,

unless someone crosses her.


Then her angel ways disappear

and all hell breaks loose,

with the one habit

no one wants to witness.

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The best way to stop a bad habit is to never begin it.

— J.C. Penny

"Most People Are Good ~ Luke Bryan"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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