#PicturePromptChallenge by DebraDML 


I have always loved this Quote by Shakespeare and when I found the Picture for the Challenge I thought it would be awesome to use and see everyone’s different interpretations and “My Oh My” what a Challenge it has turned out to be ~ Take a Bow entrants!!!


The submissions have been absolutely incredible and my Stats have been the best ever…. I thank everyone who has taken part… special thanks going to Angel Poet, Shawn D. Standfast & Magenta Nero who have assisted and provided me with feedback when time was short 🙏  To the Poets, Story-tellers, Readers and Supporters…. from the bottom of my heart ❤️ “Thank-you” SO much for taking the time to share in this project with me…. it has truly inspired and filled me with immense joy… each piece is a treasured gift!!!

The past year in my Life has been a kind of an awakening of sorts… I had surgery that has changed my Life, took a huge Trip around the World for 3 months – where I got to meet some of you & reconnected with some old friends I hadn’t seen in over 20 years, Plus I lost some friends this past year too… the passing of Marcus occurred in the middle of my trip as well… so when I got home I felt very flat and decided that I’d run this Challenge and as always it lifts and spurs me on… so thank-you doesn’t really say what it has meant to me…

I celebrate my Birthday tomorrow… so each piece has been like an opening of a precious present to me and a big Ole’ Party for the past 3 weeks that I have shared with you all!

So much love, hugs and light to each of you :-)) xoxox


And now for my Interpretation:



Life is but a Stage
A pantomime of sorts
A blank canvas to be filled by each and everyone of us
From the moment we are born till the end of our finale.

Uniquely, we each view life differently
Our perceptions and experiences
Are diverse and wide
Which form a multitude of never-ending tales.

Some inspire
Lifting those in need
Some we relate to most gratefully
Finding a peace that we’re not alone upon our journey!


As the show is about to commence
Silence descends
The curtain rises
Like the lifting of a Gossamer Veil on a Virginal Bride
Filling us with anticipation of endless thoughts
That challenges our minds for the magic that we crave.

We are ready to be transcribed
Into a journey of different realms
Through portals of interpretation
Bestowed through the individual story-teller
With imagination as our guide.

The emotions once hidden in twilight
Are now lighted centre of stage
Where we readily inhale their words
To absorb the unique creations
Leading us for but a moment into their world of vision.

We sit absorbed in fascination
Till the very end
With the finale upon us now
The curtains fall
And we’re left in glorious wonder
Till a new show shall begin!


© DebraDML (2015)


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47 thoughts on “#PicturePromptChallenge by DebraDML 

  1. What a way to close show :)x Thank you for the invitation, it has been wonderful to follow so many beautiful wordsmiths x

  2. Huge props to you (not that kind ;)) and hope you have a fabulous day tomorrow.

    You’re an absolute angel for putting this together. The effort is massive and a true indication of just how committed you are to this global pool of talent.

  3. Standing Ovation ❤ ❤ ❤
    What a beautiful finale 🙂 🙂
    Thank you Deb for this honor and all the wonderful poetry and writing you've shared
    Hugs and love ❤ ❤

  4. Wow! What an amazing ride!
    And what a fabulous finale, well done!
    I think I speak for all of us in giving a huge thank you and a round of applause to you, lovely Debra, whose efforts have brought together some of the finest talent out there.
    We’ve been thrilled, moved and amazed in equal measure with this fantastic collection of poetry and prose.
    From whimsical worlds that can make you lose yourself in daydreams, to short, but oh so subtle pieces that can spark hours of debate, this has been a wonderful experience for all concerned!

    So once again thank you Debra, for giving us all the opportunity to be part of something greater than ourselves, and a happy birthday for tomorrow! Mwah! XxX

  5. Bravo 👏👏👏👏my sweet friend take a bow , what a freakin fabulous piece , I am giddy with excitement reading it . You are such a beautiful soul and I am blessed to know you . As PJ & Richard have said ,you have a way of bringing beautiful people together and always sharing the talent of amazing artist from all over the world . Not just with this challenge but always in your blog . Thank you for letting me be a part of this wonderful experience . And huge 💞🎋🎈🎁🎊 Happy Birthday 🎈🎊🎉🎋💝️hugs to you xoxoxo

    • Awwww Hun you each enrich my life and world, so I am blessed by your everyone’s incredible support and humbled completely! Thank-you so much for everything babes xox

  6. Thank you Debra for creating and hosting. I’ve enjoyed reading and discovering so many new (to me) writers. Thank you too for the invitation, I only hope there’ll be a next time to participate! I hope you’ll have a wonderful birthday and that the year to follow brings much happiness your way. ~ kei xo

    • My darling friend thank-you… as I’ve stated before you and Deidra made me fall in love with hosting these Challenges… they are so inspiring and I am so grateful for your incredible piece Hun, your words are a beautiful treasure that inspire greatly! xox

  7. Deb what an exceptional conclusion❤️ Thank you for hosting such a wonderful challenge. The interpretations were all so unique. I hope you have an incredible birthday and my wish for you dear friend…health and happiness…
    Huge hugs and a big kiss
    Love Paris

    • Thank-you dearest Paris and I love getting to see everyone’s uniqueness in these Challenges hey! So pleased for your participation and support my new friend xox

  8. Have a happy birthday 🙂 It sounds like you’ve experienced a roller-coaster ride with life over recent months, but the thing you did with the picture prompt seems to have been great fun, and elicited a huge response. I know I only discovered it with Hasty’s poem, but I’m glad I got to see part of it 🙂 More poetry is better, right? 🙂

  9. What a perfect closing act on a spectacular display of creativity! You, Debra, have shown nothing but sheer generosity and constant determination in collecting and promoting this plethora of poetic interpretation… I am so grateful to have been a part of such an honest appreciation for the art of the quill. Thank you xx

  10. Beautiful interpretation and spectacular finale to such a fantastic challenge. I am humbled to be part of it with all the wonderful talent. You my friend are the absolute best. Thank you for always being there for me. Happiest of birthdays to you. I love you xx

    • I love you too my dear friend and one of my dreams is to finally get to meet you face to face and catch up properly… you are a very special lady I am honoured to call my friend!!! Thank-you for your support and wonderful piece sweetie xoxox

  11. Bravo!! Loved your interpretation so much, Deb! What an amazing collection of poetic artistry displayed over the course of the last few weeks. Thanks so much for putting it all together, and for inviting me to participate. It was a wonderful experience xoxoxo

  12. A spectacular end to an absolutely wonderful show of incredible and differing talent. I am humbled beyond words that I was able to participate with such artists. Thank you for all that you did to put this together and make us all feel like we are each a star in the play of life.

  13. This absolutely made me teary eyed! The whole challenge was amazing, and I am so glad to get to know each of these writers a little bit. You are an incredible woman who put in extraordinary amounts of effort and work and love into this. And I cannot tell you how honored I am to have been a part of it. Thank you Debra.

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