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Clouds Per Brenda Arledge’s Prompt

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Poem Information

These poems are in response to Brenda Arledge’s 30th prompt, ‘clouds’. It has been an enjoyable experience to write poetry based on Brenda’s prompt. Then, Brenda will give us excellent comments with feedback.

The first poem is an acrostic poem that simply speaks of the numerous shapes and sizes of the clouds that we enjoy seeing.

The sonnet is a poem that addresses the different types of clouds we all see.

The free verse poem talks about a girl who compares her life memories like clouds floating through her head.

Acrostic Poem

Clouds let our imagination work

Lots of odd shapes and sizes

Our eyes view their beauty

Under the skies lying on a quilt

Doing nothing but enjoying the view

Simple to let your imagination work

Altocumulus over Monterrey, Mexico

Altocumulus over Monterrey, Mexico

Cloud Sonnet

Cumulus clouds so heaped up and puffy

Stratus white clouds layered so smooth and flat

Cirrus clouds so high their curls are fluffy

Nimbus clouds bring rain that we must combat

The Clouds in Her Head

Clouds in her head

Memories floating by

Going on her first date

Graduating high school


Clouds move too fast

Rocking her year old son

Sitting in the church

While he marries his wife


Clouds still move fast

College graduate now

Working as a nurse

Three sons so busy

So much laughter

Wish life could stand still


Storm clouds appear

Her divorce is final

What a relief as it’s over

Reflecting on her past

What did she learn


Praying for grandchildren

Trying to stay healthy

It’s getting harder to do

Aging can be very tough

Fluffy clouds almost still

She see a rainbow

Cloud Types

Cloud Types

Get Off My Cloud

© 2021 Pamela Oglesby

Comments

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 21, 2021:

Hi Manatita,

That is one way to look at 'Get off my cloud', and you are probably right. Poetry is so interesting when you can look at words with different meanings and have your own conclusion.

You have inspired me to grow by writing a good beautiful Quatrain/stanza, I love it!

I appreciate your lovely comments, my friend. Thank you for your presence on Hubpages that have broadened my horizons.

Love and blessings!

manatita44 from london on September 20, 2021:

'Get off my cloud', is an interesting one. A bit like 'leave me alone with my darkness.''

Overall, lovely and diverse! A beautiful Quatrain/stanza, Shakespearean style. Getting used to it, eh?

Words well woven and covering clouds in diverse aspects. Superb piece!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 19, 2021:

Hi Amara,

I am glad you found the poems to be unique and a good response to Brenda's word prompt.

I appreciate your comments. Keep smiling!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 19, 2021:

Hi Heidi,

Thank you so much for your comments. The award was an honor and a big surprise.

Amara from Pakistan on September 19, 2021:

Hi Pamela. It was a different and unique read, a nice response to prompt word. Thanks for sharing with us. :-)

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on September 19, 2021:

Congrats on your best All Around Hubber Hubbie Award! Well deserved.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 19, 2021:

Hi Vidya,

I'm glad you liked the poems. Most people seemed to like the third one the best.

I appreciate your comments. I hope you are having a good day. Keep smiling. Blessings for you!

VIDYA D SAGAR on September 19, 2021:

Beautiful cloud poetry, Pamela. I loved all of them, but the third a bit more A very good response to Brenda's word prompt. Have a great day my friend, stay blessed.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 19, 2021:

Hi Rosina,

I am glad you enjoyed the poems and that you think they are a good response to Brenda's prompt.

Thank you for your comments. Happy Sunday!

Rosina S Khan on September 18, 2021:

Thank you, Pamela, for the cloud poems. They are a great response to Brenda's prompt. I really liked them. Thank you for sharing.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 18, 2021:

Hi Vidya,

I am glad you enjoyed the poems. I always appreciate your comments. Enjoy your weekend!

VIDYA D SAGAR on September 18, 2021:

A wonderful response to Brenda's word prompts, Pamela. I enjoyed reading all the poems. Take care, thanks for sharing.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 18, 2021:

Hi Peggy,

Life does seem to move faster the older we get. That is the inspiration behind the poem.

I appreciate your comments. Enjoy your weekend as well.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 18, 2021:

Your cloud poems are all good ones. I can relate to life moving swiftly as in your last poem. The older we get, time seems to literally fly by! Enjoy the balance of your weekend, Pamela!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 18, 2021:

Hi Linda,

I'm glad you think I responded to Brenda's prompt well. I am also glad you liked the poem.

I like the third poem too, as I do feel like life moves by so quickly at times. Like the clouds, sometimes are good and sometimes it isn't, but we persevere.

Thank you for your lovely comments. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on September 18, 2021:

Pamela, you handled Brenda's prompt very well. I especially liked the third poem; a sweet, nostalgic review of life milestones. Yes, sometimes it seems that life moves as quickly as the clouds in the sky. Some of the clouds glisten with sunshine and some of them are dark and foreboding. That is life. Yes, you're an all-around Hubber.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 18, 2021:

Hi Roxlin,

I am so glad you enjoyed reading the poems. The last one is my favorite as well.

I appreciate all your comments, and I am glad you think this is a good response to Brenda's prompt.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. Many blessings to you.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 18, 2021:

Hi Glen,

I am glad your like those poem. I appreciate your comments. Have a good weekend!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 18, 2021:

Hi Fran,

Thank you for your very nice comments. Hope you have a good weekend.

Rozlin from UAE on September 18, 2021:

Hi, Pamela. Wonderful response to Brenda's prompt, Clouds. I enjoyed reading. I liked the last poem. With the word clouds, you have nicely described your lifetime. Thanks for sharing this Wonderful piece of writing and about your life too.

Many blessings and love to you, dear friend

Glen Rix from UK on September 18, 2021:

I particularly liked the acrostic poem and stream of consciousness in you third poem, Pamela.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 18, 2021:

Hi Rinita,

I am glad you liked the poems with the variety of themes.

I appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful weekend!

fran rooks from Toledo, Ohio on September 18, 2021:

Pamela, Really nice poems from one so talented. Thanks for your thoughts.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 18, 2021:

Hi Chitrangada,

I am glad you liked the poems and that you consider them to be a good response to Brenda's prompt.

I appreciate your nice comments. Have a wonderful weekend!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 18, 2021:

Hi Nithya,

I am glad you enjoyed all the poems. Thank you so much for your comments. Have a great weekend!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 18, 2021:

Hi Alyssa,

I am glad you liked the poems and that you enjoy my creative writing. Thank you for your nice comments.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 18, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

I love watching the clouds using my imagination. I have done that throughout my life.

I think it is good to know about the different types of clouds also. The last poem is about those important events in her life. I love to see a rainbow also, so that seemed like a good ending to that poem.

I appreciate all of your comments, as always. Have a good weekend, Brenda.

Rinita Sen on September 18, 2021:

All excellent poems but the sonnet is my favorite. Love the variety of themes.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 17, 2021:

Beautifully expressed poems, and a wonderful response to the word prompt, clouds. To say so much about the lifetime, in few words is not easy, and you did this in an excellent way.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of writing.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on September 17, 2021:

Great poems in response to Brenda’s word prompt. I enjoyed reading them all.

Alyssa from Ohio on September 17, 2021:

Absolutely beautiful poems Pamela! I like how you explore the theme with different styles and your photos add a wonderful imagery. I always enjoy reading your creative writing pieces!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 17, 2021:

Pamela

I'm glad you enjoy writing from these word prompts.

Your Acrostic Poem shows us the joy of watching the clouds and using our imagination.

This is something I catch myself doing all the time.

Your Cloud Sonnet does a great job of telling us the difference between the clouds.

Your poem The Clouds in Her Head shows us a woman who has memories that seem to float like clouds.

As she remembers those important crossroads in her life.

Even now as she ages she still sees a rainbow in her mind.

Great work on these.

I do think life seems to float like clouds as you desrcibed in your last poem.

I posted a link in the word prompt article.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 17, 2021:

Hi John,

The last poem felt the b best to me also. I am glad you liked it.

As the best poet on Hubpages your comments mean so much. Thank you for your comments, as always. Have a great weekend, John!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 17, 2021:

Great work on these poems, Pamela. It is good to see you experimenting with the different forms.

The last one did well to describe a whole lifetime. Excellent response to the prompt as always.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 17, 2021:

Hi Janie,

I am so glad you enjoyed the poems, especially the last one as that one came more from my heart.

Thank your your nice comments. They will always be appreciate.

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on September 17, 2021:

Hi Pamela, love the poems and the chart of the different types of clouds. The free style expresses an entire life span so creatively. Beautiful work.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 17, 2021:

Pamela

I saved this & I will read it and comment later.

Thanks.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 17, 2021:

hi Ms Dora,

I am almost blushing with your comments. I am glad you liked the last poem as that was more from my heart.

I appreciate your comments, as always. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 17, 2021:

Hi Flourish,

That is exactly what I did with the last poem. I'm glad you liked it.

I appreciate your comment. I hope you have a good weekend!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 17, 2021:

Wow! These poems are the works of a seasoned poet. I especially like the last poem, reflecting on the journey through the clouds. Well done, Pamela.

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 17, 2021:

That last poem in particular was quite a gift. I like how you used clouds as a vehicle to help describe the milestones of your life.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 17, 2021:

Hi Misbah,

I am so glad you got a wonderful day out of the city. Starting the day with John's excellent poem is good.

I look forward to what you write on the clouds. I know it will be good. Maybe you will dream of clouds tonight.

I am glad you liked my poems. Thank you for all of your beautiful comments. I hope you keep smiling!

Much love and many blessings to you!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on September 17, 2021:

Wonderful response to Brenda's prompt. As always you have done a brilliant job. I enjoyed reading all of your poems. Such a lovely read. Today, I was out of city with family so as the journey was by road I enjoyed viewing the activities of clouds on the highway. It was such a pleasure. I also captured some photos that I'll post in my article in response to Brenda's prompt.

Today, my day was as good as clouds.

I started my day with John's poem on clouds, I enjoyed watching clouds the whole day and in few moments I will go to sleep and your poems on clouds are probably the last thing I am reading today. I hope to see and play with these clouds in my dreams as well. Lol! ;)

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful poems. I loved them all.

Stay as cheerful as clouds and keep smiling.

Lots of Love and Blessings to you as always.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on September 17, 2021:

Hi Bill,

You are too funny! LOL! I am still having trouble understanding why I won that award. I think it should have been you.

I am glad you liked the poems, and I appreciate your comments. Hope you have a great weekend too.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 17, 2021:

When the Best All-Around Hubber writes, I read. It would be silly not to. :) A nice array of cloud poetry, my friend.

Happy Weekend to you!

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