#FoDiByLi Poetry: The Month of Mood #23 – Peaceful

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Writing Prompt Response – Original Poetry

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Saturday 23 October 2021

Use the pictures and/or today’s mood prompt as inspiration for a poem or story:


(You don’t need to use the actual mood word in your work, just try to capture the theme or emotion created by the word.)

Feel free to share your work here on Forever Distracted By Life or on any of the linked #FoDiByLi platforms below:

Triolet – Peaceful Life

Is this what you want?

To lead a peaceful life,

where your past may haunt.

Is this what you want?

Where failure flaunts

with sobering strife.

Is this what you want,

to lead a peaceful life?


The Month of Mood – October 2021

This months prompts are all about emotion.
When September is a month of transition and change. October should be a month in which we are active and achieving, but not at the expense of the things we want and the things we feel.

The month of mood is a creative space and time to think and reflect, to consider your emotions and the places they come from. Whether by writing poetry or short-fiction, painting or creating music find a way to expressively explore the themes of the moods and emotions explored on the daily writing prompts shared at 7:30am each morning.

As always, share when you can and when you feel inspired.

Mood Wheel – Pinterest

The Month of Mood was inspired by an interesting Pinterest pin, which I’ve linked to here.

Villanelle – At Peace

Peaceful is a daily practice and a daily chore;
choosing to acknowledge and ignore misery.
Peaceful is a state of mind I cannot ignore.

When I stray from the path I must stop and implore
myself to not get lost in my own history.
Peaceful is a daily practice and a daily chore.

It is hard to see success without keeping score
but when you ply with points the path is slippery.
Peaceful is a state of mind I cannot ignore.

Climbing through the window without trying the door;
you are making life harder than it has to be.
Peaceful is a daily practice and a daily chore.

I must meander on until I can no more;
and try not to obsess over Life’s mystery.
Peaceful is a state of mind I cannot ignore.

I can never feel certain, but I must be sure
that onwards itself is the path to victory.
Peaceful is daily practice and a daily chore.
Peaceful is a state of mind I cannot ignore.


Photo by Paul Green on Unsplash

Zanze – A Peaceful Mind

A peaceful mind is not my prize
when I sit down and close my eyes.
A time of calm, with no surprise;
a time for truth but never lies.

A peaceful mind is not
an easy thing to find;
it’s easily forgot,
and harder to remind.

A peaceful mind
is a blessing;
it makes a kind
first impression.

when I must try
to feel I am equal.
A peaceful mind is not my prize.


Author’s Note:

As I began the Month of Mood daily prompts I knew I’d find it hard to keep up with them as I was also returning to university to begin my third year studying English Literature and Creative Writing. So far the pace has been relentless but I have found moment amongst the madness in which to write.

I haven’t made the time yet to upload any of my writing, but always knew I’d get there. Throughout the last week of the Month of Mood I am pleased to be able to share a little of what I have been working on this month.

I hope October has been as productive and inspiring for you all as it has been for me.

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”

Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

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Photo by Helen Cheng on Unsplash

Cinquain – A peaceful State of Mind


A state of mind,

a lie we tell ourselves;

a choice to ignore misery

and pain.


Haiku – Peaceful Sunset

The sun is at peace

as it sets, when each day ends

purpose is fulfilled.


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