Stream of Conciousness Saturday: Back bone

Harsh words  cut  you  to  the bone

Cruel words lash  you  with their  tone.

Out of  your life  all goodness is  thrown

Cut down right  to the bone.


Stand  and  face  the  words, show  some  back bone

Fight  back,  be brave, brake  the mould nothing is set in stone.

Don’t hide  behind  your fear, stand up  for  what  you hold dear

Hit back  or run  find  your back bone  freedom is  near.



This is  part  of SoCs :  Here is  the pingback !

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance,  Linda  will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that Linda  and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of Linda’s post into yours.  Your link will show up in Linda’s comments, for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on Linda’s post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. Have fun!

Badge by: Doobster @ Mindful Digressions

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gigoid
    Jun 20, 2015 @ 20:30:52

    Great poem, simple and strong, with a great message…

    Good one, milady!



  2. Paul
    Jun 20, 2015 @ 21:06:10

    Perfect for the American’s love of their love of their “Freedom of Speech” . Well done Willow.


    • willowdot21
      Jun 20, 2015 @ 22:53:02

      It is a little deeper than that though. xx


      • Paul
        Jun 20, 2015 @ 23:14:57

        For sure Willow- sorry I was on a bender today about “Freedom of Speech” Yes, of course the poem is about standing up for what is right and yourself. Taking the strength and courage to do what is right. It is just that the first part reminds me so of the American FoS – they seem to feel it is fine to denigrate others, and I disagree vehemently.

      • willowdot21
        Jun 21, 2015 @ 08:19:55

        I understan Paul and poetry is there for everyone to read and interpret as they personally see it. I sort of wrote the two verses separately and as it is a stream of conciousness post I have to just go with it…no fothought and no editing ! 🙂 xxx

  3. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 10:57:15

    Oh, yes, backbone. Thanks for the reminder. Good poem,Willow. 🙂


  4. Gray Dawster
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 12:16:06

    You have streamed this one rather
    well my dear friend, well done 🙂 🙂

    Andro xxx


  5. jetgirlcos
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 20:34:35

    Love the contrast between the two verses. Amazing!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow me on Twitter

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

France & Vincent

Writing Magic, Myth and Mystery

Sun in Gemini

SteveTanham - writing, mysticism, photography, poetry, friends

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman


KL Caley - Novel Ideas

Hot Dogs and Marmalade

Salty like hot dogs (and tears). Sweet like marmalade (and life).

Two on a Rant

Rants, humor, sarcasm, and a haiku-like substance? It's hard to know what's going to come out of our minds next.


An Old Plumber, An Ex-Carer, An Amateur Poet, Words From The Heart

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

Having fun, while encouraging, and promoting bloggers


Learner at Love

Chel Owens

A Wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thing

Sacred SoulSongs

Sacred Paths and Detours

Mr. Ohh!'s Sideways View

For those of you who aren't me...and I've noticed a surprisingly large number of people who aren't.

The Small Dog

Life from the Tail End


DOG TAILS by ZoZo and Jools


poetry and short stories

Ben Naga

Gifts from the Musey Lady and Me. "Laissez-moi vous raconter ma vraie histoire."

About the Jez of It

Poetry, stories and strange odds and ends from the desk of a writer

The Sound of One Hand Typing

Music, Musings, Memoir, and Madness

"LIFE" ( You like it, I love it! )

"LOVE"-Keeping it real, and keeping it simple!

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

Diary of a Dublin Housewife

Diary of a Dublin Housewife

J-Dubs Grin and Bear It

As Always, More to Come

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

Colline's Blog

a potpourri of thoughts and experiences


An onion has many layers. So have I!

lynz real cooking

lynz real life


Musings about Havenverse

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

like mercury colliding...

...moments of unexpected clarity

G-Bears Blog

Real Life - Hard Facts !

All in a Day's Breath

Art, Love of Life, Philosophy, Writing, Spirituality

Kevin Parish

Poetry, lyrics and other words...

%d bloggers like this: