Word List Prompt Dare

Come on, I DARE YOU to take it on. 

Write me a poem, or two, or ten

using every word in the “word list”

below – use any tense or form of

the words you like.


If you need to look up any of the

wordsto refresh yourself on their

meanings, GO HERE.


Who’s got the gumption to meet this

challenge?  Let me see the poems.











Push yourself to come up with something totally unique and different from your normal style.


It will be interesting to see how varied the poems will be while using the same list.


Go all out – show us your verve and your nerve.



  1. Ann WJ White said,

    April 3, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    I have a word in my pocket, joggling my mind and filling my empty shoes. Don’t be too quick to rectify a word misspelled or given special grace.
    I use a tacky glue to bring cohesion to my mind ascertain it meets good times.
    Indolent I surf the pages of my dictionary, proofing my new words.
    Enthralled with words my life passes my reflection in an uncanny reflection of my mother’s prime.

    Some might wish to ascertain whether my dreams are real,
    But I just dance the moments swayed by laughter and good friends.

  2. May 26, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Uncanny sounds in the night cause a shiver
    As, indolent, sleepy and heavy my head,
    I suddenly joggle my husband to ascertain
    What is that noise I perceived in my bed.
    He is not enthralled that at 2 in the morning
    He must rectify the mysterious cause.
    But sweetly he rises upon his left elbow,
    Flicks on the light switch – cohesion restored –
    It’s the cat! She’s had kittens!

  3. John. said,

    December 25, 2012 at 7:31 am

    It’s uncanny and enthralling to try and ascertain,
    What to write at Christmas for our post card words are often the same,
    Indolence is my enemy but it can be rectified,
    When my cohesion brings me back together with my friends who fill me with pride.
    Once sorted I can often joggle around and get out of our bewildered state,
    Especially when looking for a new Christmas mate.

    • joanvanh said,

      December 25, 2012 at 8:23 am

      Yes, seasons greetings do tend to seem less and less sincere as we say the same phrases over and over again – feels as if the meaning gets lost in the “post card” words. Great description – loved that!

    • July 21, 2017 at 12:09 am

      Very nicely done.

  4. November 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    The Freethinker

    INDOLENT minds are the possession of believers
    Wallowing in myths, urban legends and every other superstitions
    Praising the bejeweled priests and their temples, dogma and mansions,
    Cherry picking the verses that reflect the opinion they hold so dear
    They threaten you with heaven and hell
    Gods and Goddess, ghosts and goblins and even a demon,
    It’s UNCANNY that people even believe them

    If the masses could ASCERTAIN facts there’d be no need for
    The Freethinker to criticize, mock, and debate
    Throughout history the cohesion of the flock
    Has been the bane of man and independent thought
    Only critical thinking can JOGGLE the INDOLENT mind
    And bring about liberation
    The Freethinker knows religion was invented to BEWILDER the mind

    Credulous minds ENTRALLED by myth be RECTIFIED with critical thinking!
    COHESION of skepticism, science, and logic are the keys to you

    • joanvanh said,

      November 16, 2012 at 4:18 am

      In questioning, we retain our ability to truly understand. Love the thoughts here, Cynthia!

    • Phil Lowe said,

      March 28, 2014 at 6:25 am

      In Search of Self

      Bewildered by the uncanny
      thought of reincarnation,
      I joggle my memory seeking
      to ascertain and rectify
      my current life situation.

      Enthralled by the cohesion
      between past life dreams
      and today’s life situation,
      I reject the indolent path
      and continue the search

      for my true self.

      © Phil Lowe 3/28/14

  5. John Mac said,

    November 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    To enthrall the bewildered indolent students
    The uncanny skills of the surgeon;
    A joggle here, a joggle there,
    as the cohesion of mind and matter
    come together, the hand guides the knife.
    To ascertain and rectify evolutionary mistakes

  6. Thomas Higgins said,

    November 14, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Mastering Reality

    He would bewilder all of those he met,
    With his experiments to ascertain what is reality,
    Then he would enthrall them as he drew them into his net,
    With his fascinating and uncanny ability,
    To rectify the confusion that he found,
    With a joggle here and there to find cohesion,
    Then order once more did abound,
    Instead of chaos without purpose or reason.

    • joanvanh said,

      November 16, 2012 at 4:14 am

      I really like the title and the theme – Mastering Reality – something so many have such difficulty doing. 🙂

    • July 21, 2017 at 12:10 am

      I like what you did with this list.

  7. joanvanh said,

    November 6, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Cerulean Sky

    You can find me
    Where moons and memories collide,
    Deep within the wings of flight
    Where night glides over my eyes
    And my skin seeks peace.

    Here, where bewilderment holds cohesion
    And joggles indolent minds,
    I dream into a waking,

    – Enthralled by the uncanny
    – Rectified by the silence

    Ascertaining the undulant voice
    Beneath the cerulean sky.

    • NavPoetry said,

      November 6, 2012 at 7:26 am

      I like what you did with the words. When we dream the sky’s the limit, so to speak. Enjoyed it. “I dream into a waking” very nice line.

  8. joanvanh said,

    November 6, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Oooooh … word list challenge! Missed these, DE!

    The reason we write – to touch another in some way. I like it!

  9. NavPoetry said,

    November 5, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Philosophy 101

    The book sat poised to give its knowledge
    so eager for the ready reader
    in its uncanny way of ascertaining
    what would joggle the mind
    into some form of cohesive understanding
    that would rectify reality and enthrall
    even the most indolent intellect
    if not at least leaving one bewildered.

    © 2012 NavWorks Press. All rights reserved.

    • joanvanh said,

      November 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      I like the life you give the book – makes the entire write interesting and more than a poem about ‘just a book’.

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