Weekend Writing Prompt – Intrepid

Published May 30, 2020 by rochellewisoff

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in Sammi’s Comment Section.

This week the prompt took me back to a poem I wrote when my youngest son was somewhere between four and six. It’s been a long time ago. 😉 I wrote a lot of poetry back then as a means of journalling. I took this one out of mothballs and gave it a trim and an overhaul. The sketch is from the same time.  

Original Artwork © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields 



Today you are a cowboy

Astride your faithful steed.

Other times you’re an intrepid warrior

Stalking family pets.

You live in a world all your own,

Chattering for hours

About nothing in particular.

By turns you are both angel and rogue,

Challenging me to love you

At all cost

To my sanity.

25 comments on “Weekend Writing Prompt – Intrepid

    • Dear Bill,

      During a particular period of my life I wrote poems (don’t know if they’re good or follow any rules). I wrote about anything and everything–including the travails of motherhood. I wanted to publish some but didn’t know how. At any rate I put together a little book replete with illustrations. This poem was part of it. So the poems in that little book are on my shelf. Thank you.



      Liked by 1 person

  • Lovely poem — rang a bell with this mama, grandma, great-grandma. BTW, sometimes WordPress notifies me of comments and sometimes not, so often I’ll go for a long time before I check back through the archives to see if any are waiting to be approved. I can’t figure out how to change it, so if I’m a month late, please forgive me!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dear Eugenia,

      I think we’ve all felt this way a time or two. My eldest son never read the books that said boys weren’t as verbal as girls. He was four when I asked him he wasn’t afraid he talked so much he’d choke.
      As for the comments. Lately, more often than not, yours and a few others keep finding their way into my trash folder. Not sure why this is happening. Very frustrating and certainly nothing personal. So if I seem slow in my replies, please forgive me. 😉
      At any rate, Thank you.




  • Dear Rochelle,

    I cannot for the life of me understand where my comment went. Ah well. Thanks for the noodge. I love this. Mothers of boys. Need we say more?

    Shalom and lotsa patient love (where it could be found),


    Liked by 1 person

    • Dear Dale,

      I checked my trash folder since I’ve been finding quite a few valid comments there. Yours wasn’t amongst them. Always happy to noodge (Wisoff grin). In retrospect, as much as I’d wanted a little girl each time, I’m thankful to have had boys. And they are men to be proud of. Thank you.

      Shalom and lotsa (trying to be patient) hugs,


      Liked by 1 person

      • I probably did it off my phone which can be iffy at times. Oh well. I’m here now. Yeah, I wanted a girl, too and I remember a former co-worker looking at me and saying… “uh no. I don’t see you with girls at all!!” – He, of course, had two girls… Can’t say I am sad with the lot I was given. Besides, got me four nieces so…


  • Speak to me so I know someone's reading me. (Your comments brighten my day.)

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

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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.


    Writing from the Soul, Speaking from the Heart

    Carrot Ranch Literary Community

    Making literary art accessible 99 words at a time!

    Magical Stories by Ronda Del Boccio

    Bringing Visions to Life


    Navigating the mountains and valleys of everyday life on the riverbank.

    Our Literary Journey

    Driveling twaddle by an old flapdoodle.

    Addicted To Living

    learning from one crazy experience to the next.


    Philosophy is all about being curious, asking basic questions. And it can be fun!

    Invincible Woman on Wheels

    Conquering the World

    This, that and the other thing

    Looking at life through photography and words

    Kelvin M. Knight

    Reading. Listening. Writing.

    Na'ama Yehuda

    Speech Language Pathologist, Writer, Blogger -- musings, anecdotes, stories, quotes, life lessons and growth

    Diane's Ponderings

    Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.


    Paula Shablo

    Lost Imperfect Found

    Self-discovery through self-reflection.

    Sarah Potter Writes

    Pursued by the muses of prose, poetry, and art

    Sammi Cox

    Author Aspiring

    Neil MacDonald Author

    A writer's journey

    Autumn Leaves

    For those who enjoy fiction

    Native Heritage Project

    Documenting the Ancestors

    Living In Eternity

    If Eternity Is Forever, Am I There Now?

    Rereading Jane Eyre

    Author Luccia Gray


    Catskills Memories, Genealogy, travel and commentary

    e.l. dalke: survivor

    a journey of fractures, in my own words

    %d bloggers like this: