Word Prompt Response for Week 37- by John Hansen ~ The Experiment

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  1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years ago

    Ever wonder how Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde came to be?
    You can find out the details in John's poem.

    Also, at No extra Cost...John provides us with a second poem about an Alchemist who finds a cure for baldness.

    Take a moment to read his work here.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hello John!
      This is an excellent and enriching article. I liked your narration and the poems. I have read The Alchemist, and you have skillfully referred to this in your well written and thoughtful article.
      Thank you for sharing.
      Thanks Brenda, for sharing the link to John's response to the word prompt.

      1. Jodah profile image91
        Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Chitrangada. Thank you for your encouraging words. I thought you would have read the Alchemist before, most of my long-term followers would have. I thought it fit this theme well though so had to include it. Take care.

  2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years ago

    You had me chuckling as I read your intro.
    It reminded me of this motto for our postal service:
    "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. "

    I'm also delighted you included a second poem At No Extra Cost...I just love your humor this morning.

    In your poem, "The Experiment" based on a book by Mr Robert "Louis" Stevenson you show us how the story of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde came into existence.

    You tell us about a doctor who worked in private trying to find a way to seperate good from bad.

    He ended up testing it himself & thought it was surely bringing him to his death...but instead, it brought out Mr. Hyde.

    Wonderful writing on this one.  The descriptive words paint us a picture and keeps us drawn in to each detail.

    In "The Alchemist" based on a book by Paulo Coelho you show us a man stirring up a concoction in a large kettle.
    He adds a bit of this and that with several secret additives.
    Each night he puts the mixture on his head & covers it with cheesecloth.
    Then he goes to sleep.
    After several weeks he wakes up one morning with a bushy head of hair.
    He's found a cure for baldness!

    This would be so much more valuable than turning water into wine.

    This is one experiment that eould make someone very Rich...and everyone else very happy.

    And to think...it was brought to us At No Extra Cost!

    Wonderful writes John.

    I'll post a link in the word prompt article.

  3. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    Brenda, thank you for highlighting these poems, and for you analysis of the stories within.  I had fin writing both so I am glad as a reader you enjoyed them as well. And the introduction fits, because you never seem to let anything keep you from writing your weekly word prompts which are an inspiration for many of us.

  4. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years ago

    Thank you John.
    It's nice to know my efforts are appreciated.

    I guess I'm just happy to be alive and I want to keep writing until I can't.

    It's part of me.

  5. Treshty profile image78
    Treshtyposted 2 years ago

    I thank you for sharing the link Ms Brenda! Kisses!!!!!!

    Awesome to see you again Sir John! Hope all is well.
    Thanks for bringing rainbow after our rainy days. I have lots of laughter I so enjoyed both. I can only imagine how he looks like chuckled. Hilarious introduction chuckled chuckled chuckled

    Sending a super power hugs Sir John!!!!!!!!!

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Chrish, good to see you. I am happy these poems brightened your rainy days. Thank you for the super power hugs too. I need them lol.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        You're welcome Chrish.
        Your smiling enthusiasm will help brighten up our day.
        Take care.

  6. Pamela99 profile image86
    Pamela99posted 2 years ago

    John, these are excellent poems and a wonderful response to Brenda's prompt. This article overall was fun to read and I thought "The Alchemist" was very clever.
    Thanks for posting this, Brenda.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Pamela. Thank you for reading my response, and glad you enjoyed the poems..especially ‘The Alchemist.’ Have a great day.

  7. Treshty profile image78
    Treshtyposted 2 years ago

    I'm sending more hugs Sir John!!! I think you really need it HAHA. SERIOUSLY Whatever happen out there, this night will end. WINK

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Haha the more the merrier. Bring on tomorrow.

  8. Treshty profile image78
    Treshtyposted 2 years ago


  9. vidsagster profile image87
    vidsagsterposted 2 years ago

    Wonderful poems and a great response to Brenda's word prompt, John. I enjoyed the humor in the poems. Like Chrish, it brightened a gloomy day for me too. We have been facing rain and cold weather this week. Good day John.


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