Mothers ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #202

Mother and Child, Bicycle Path, Creekside Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
When I was a child
There was always a hand
Within my reach

When I needed reassurance
Or wandered too close to peril
To share the warmth of a loving gesture

Be supportive to others
Defend the vulnerable
Love unconditionally

The subtle lessons
A mother teaches her child
With unconscious intention

Her giving hand
Always at the ready
For mine to grasp

Mother and Child
Bicycle Path
Creekside Park
British Columbia, Canada, 2019
For last week’s challenge we reassembled what was Fractured. This week, let’s appreciate the loving lessons of Mothers, or find something else to inspire you in this photograph of a mother and toddler about to cross the bicycle path in Creekside Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Sundays.

Each week I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as points of inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.

To participate:

  • Use any title you like
  • Your response can be words and/or images
  • You may use my image in your post, or any image you have created
  • Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
  • Add a link to this post in your response

To help us find your response — whether on WordPress, Instagram, Flicker, Tumblr, etc. — you can also:

  • Add a comment on this post to announce your response
  • Apply the tag/hashtag “Pic and a Word Challenge” or “#picandawordchallenge” to your post

Each week, I’ll list the previous week’s responses at the end of the new challenge. I may also share some on my social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

Last week’s challenge: Fractured
Fractured, Bicycle Path, Creekside Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Challenge #201 ~ Fractured
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #201 was Fractured, along with this photograph of a shutter-fractured cyclist rolling through Creekside Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Four bloggers pieced together some Fractured bits. =) Thank you, everyone! ❤

View all the Pic and a Word Challenges, including the current challenge, on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.

Happy Creating!